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OEM Inverter Install in a sr5

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dragon, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Nov 28, 2010 at 1:39 AM
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    dragon

    dragon [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Quick question, are the wiring harnesses that plug into the oem trd inverter already there in a sr5, like the fog light harnesses?
     
  2. Nov 28, 2010 at 2:45 AM
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    I thought I had a better picture, but if you look here:

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    There is a black metal bracket in the center, and a piece of black corrugated wiring conduit just to the bottom left of that black metal bracket. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, right under the metal bracket and hidden in my picture by the plastic ear of the console section is a white wiring connector. I think there is a jumper harness that connects from there to the inverter in vehicles so equipped.

    Mine is an SR5, so no inverter.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2010 at 1:42 AM
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    I've found the jumper plug harness. So I've got an oem inverter & the dash switch. I'm going to wire plugs in the cab.
    Is the power wire (blue) for the inverter already there as well or can I wire the inverter directly to the battery but keep all the other wires through the harness?
    I'm also planning to do the 400w always on mod as well.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2010 at 3:22 AM
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    I wouldn't waste my time on a small 400 W inverter, I'm putting in a 1000 watter in mine.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    Did you find where the wiring harness leads out to the bed?

    Some pictures would be awesome, I posted a while ago w/o any luck asking if the sr5's were prewired, but your the first I have heard of doing it and finding anything. Any oem part numbers? Id start looking into it.

    Only bad thing is I just got my second tuffy bed storage box and now dont have room for an OEM outlet in the bed....

    really interested in hearing more about this, its been a while since a new OEM mod poppped up :)

     
  6. Dec 12, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    sub'd interested as well
     
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    Sorry I don't have any part numbers. I picked up the oem inverter & switch from a wrecked taco. The inverter had the jumper harness attached that connects to the white harness below the shifter/center console.

    I didn't trace or search for a harness out to the bed outlet. I'm just planning to install some plugs in the cab. I've heard the plug assembly for the bed outlet is outrageously expensive. If I find the bed plug assembly really cheap, then I'll look at adding that later.

    For my current situation, 400watts will be sufficient. If my needs change, I'll look at upgrading to an aftermarket inverter.

    All of this is also weather dependant, (cnd winter & my taco doesn't fit in my garage at the moment).
     
  9. Dec 14, 2010 at 5:14 AM
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    Anyone know which wire goes to an ac plug's hot & which one to the neutral?
     
  10. Dec 29, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    ^bump^
     
  11. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    I want to say green is hot?

    Wait for another comment though, I know up top green = hot
     
  12. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    I have always heard "Green=Ground world around"
     
  13. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    Ok maybe its the other wire lol thats exactly why I said wait for another comment thanks for the clear up!
     
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