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Need lighter plug in bed/ any ideas ??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FLAJIM, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Jun 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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    FLAJIM

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    ARE tonneau cover, Electric Pop & Lock tail gate, 2 lighter plugs in bed, Reese hitch/ factory wiring, OEM Bed Extender and fog lights.
    I need a lighter plug in the bed to plug in my 12V cooler. I will have a hard cover and would like to keep the cooler cold on trips. Any cool ideas besides running a wire thru the sliding window to the bed ?? Something hard mounted ??

    Thanks in advance Be Safe JIM
     
  2. Jun 3, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Could always get a 12V kit from Radio Shack and install it in the bed. Should be pretty easy to do.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    landphil

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    If you have 7 wire trailer wiring, you can get lighter socket adapters that plug into the trailer socket and run off the constant charge wire. You'd have to run your wire under the tailgate, and probably detatch the tailgate breifly to do so. Certainly not the cleanest method compared to an outlet in a bed cubby for example, but could be an option worth considering for occasional use.

    Otherwise, I'd put a "weatherproof" outlet in the left front bed cubby, run 14ga 2wire cord to the battery or power distribution box under the hood, and add a 10A sealed inline fuse/holder on the power wire.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    Johns Taco

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  5. Jun 3, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    FLAJIM

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    ARE tonneau cover, Electric Pop & Lock tail gate, 2 lighter plugs in bed, Reese hitch/ factory wiring, OEM Bed Extender and fog lights.
    Thanks for all the advice. I also found a great write on this forum..... I am a bad boy for not check there first.... LOL

    Be Safe JIM
     
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