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New and improved way for "Radio ON after IGN OFF"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by arvizu9618, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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    arvizu9618

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    I discovered a more simpler way to do this:

    Parts/tools needed:

    1. 3-4" of 20g jumper wire, expose some copper on both ends
    2. Fuse puller

    Steps:

    1. Pull 7.5A and 20A PWR WDO fuse
    2. Insert jumper wire from your 7.5A ACC fuse slot to the 20A PWR window fuse slot.
    3. Reinsert fuses, test

    In my case, I ran jumper to the P RR P/W fuse

    Works like a champ, 21 steps down to three.

    08222011139.jpg
     
  2. Aug 23, 2011 at 11:28 PM
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    arvizu9618

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  3. Aug 23, 2011 at 11:30 PM
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    good find!
     
  4. Aug 23, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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    BTW, Radio will turn off when you open the door and or timer runs out :)
     
  5. Aug 24, 2011 at 3:31 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    I think they make fuse block taps so you don't have to stuff wire under the fuse.
     
  6. Aug 24, 2011 at 6:27 AM
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    @skytower

    This is true, I think they are called "add-a-circuit" and can be found at Vatozone or O'Really @ about $4 a pop.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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  8. Aug 24, 2011 at 7:09 AM
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    There is something to be said for simplicity. :) How long is the timer on the window circuit? I thought it was only 30 seconds. :notsure:
     
  9. Aug 24, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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    Mines 10 I think. It was that in the first gen and the tundy.
     
  10. Aug 24, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    Or until a door opens, the way I usually lose it.

    So find another circuit to tap that's not tied to the ignition switch I guess?
     
  11. Aug 24, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    you went so far as to do it all right then wrapped a crimp in tape. just solder and heatshrink its easier than wrapping tape around and between a bunch of wires. the next owner of your truck will thank you
     
  12. Aug 24, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    Or just use your remote start like me :D But awesome find for people that don't have it.
     
  13. Aug 24, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    Very cool. A small mod but one that I will definitely do.

    Thanks for taking the time to figure this out and for sharing with us!
     
  14. Aug 24, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    This is nice... down and dirty, simple install.... I might recommend soldering the wire to the fuse, or something similar to prevent it from coming loose and shorting, then I would think it would be safe enough for sticky.

    I want someone to make one so that the headlights turn off with the passengers door opened as well.

    I almost drained my battery one day because I started the truck from the passengers side, and shut it off just the same. Headlights were on, and since the drivers door didn't open, they stayed on.
     
  15. Aug 25, 2011 at 2:23 AM
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    @wecoyote
    It's a nice little thing to have, especially for us guys who kind of get out of our trucks a little slower than you young'uns.
    The song you're listening to doesn't get disrupted as would having to put the key in ACC.
     
  16. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    Cool idea.........It works but only lasts 35 seconds in my truck..........I may put a switch from a constant fuse to the radio to keep it on w/ the key out..(just dont forget about it) lol

    Otto
     
  17. Aug 25, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    Whats the purpose of a few seconds?........I can see having it on for a few minutes while getting gas or picking up your kid.My old F-150 stayed on for a few minutes..was cool.

    Otto
     
  18. Aug 25, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    This is the exact location where I ran the Add-a-circuit.

    I T-tapped the pigtail end of the A-A-C to the gray wire on the remote mirror harness to avoid having to take the radio out. (1st attachment)

    The gray at remote mirror is the same as Radio ACC.

    I put a 7.5A mini fuse on the pigtail slot and a 20A mini fuse on the other.

    Jumper has been removed from ACC and PWR WDO fuse.

    Add-a-circuit MUST be installed the exact same way as shown in the pic because if it was flipped around it would bypass the fuse. (2nd Attachment)

    08252011141.jpg
    08252011145.jpg
     
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