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Power at Cigarette lighter with key off?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2011TRDSPORT, May 8, 2012.

  1. May 8, 2012 at 1:21 AM
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    2011TRDSPORT

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    I've searched for a mod. for this but haven't been able to find one. Is there a quick way to have constant power at the cig. lighter with the key off. I don't know how many times I've had to charge my phone but have had to have the key in the ignition. It'd be nice to plug it in, lock the truck and walk away. Thanks!
     
  2. May 8, 2012 at 1:26 AM
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  3. May 8, 2012 at 1:37 AM
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    I have the write up for it saved as a bookmark on my comp but it'll be a while before I get to it. Google site:tacomaworld.com constant power to cigarette lighter and see what comes up also search for Free/Cheap mod sticky and it'll be on that list.
     
  4. May 8, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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  6. May 8, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    Ha it's alright the link at Tundra solutions is the way I did it but our Tacoma's the relay fuse is under the hood but same principal.
     
  7. May 8, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    you really searched for it? :rolleyes:





    its an easy mod... follow the link posted
     
  8. May 8, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    Wait... So in my 2011 TRD sport double cab, this relay is under the hood and I don't take the dash apart? Now, you've got me confused...
     
  9. May 8, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    Give me a second. The relay for the the plug is under the hood of my '01 you need to look under the hood for a thing that say's "PWR Outlet" pull that fuse and stick a piece of paper or something non-conductive under the relay switch.

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    I put a piece of paper there so that it would be always on.
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    This is what it looks like unmodified. You need to lift that little sprig/magnet thing and slide something non conductive there so that the circuit is always closed.
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  10. May 8, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    Paper + something that gets hot isn't that great of an idea.
     
  11. May 8, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Going on a years worth of use now and no problem. I just snapped that pic and there appears to be no signs of the paper getting anywhere near the point of burning.
     
  12. May 8, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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  13. May 8, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    I'm just a bit paranoid.
     
  14. May 8, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    Wouldn't be better to use Electrical tape ;) something that does not collect moisture and won't do short
     
  15. May 8, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    It's understandable if you saw my power wire for my amp that little piece of paper wouldn't be a big deal.
     
  16. May 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    The relay won't get hot if the contacts don't close and there's no power draw. Your fix may be a bit "ghetto", but no reason it shouldn't work just fine.
     
  17. May 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    It's drawing power 24/7 but the only thing I have plugged in there is a phone charger that draws less than a tenth of a watt per hour so it's nowhere near enough power to get hot or bust the fuse.
     
  18. May 8, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    Awesome. I'll take a look..
     
  19. May 9, 2012 at 1:13 AM
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    Is the anything to worry about while starting and shutting off the truck while the phone charger is plugged in? One of the electrical genius' that I work with was talking about potential power surges etc..
     
  20. Aug 22, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    I wanted to post another pic of the method in post #9 that doesn't involve a crumbled up piece of paper and blurry photo. I cut a piece of plastic using wire cutters, wedged it in the relay, and replaced the relay cover. I like this method better because I think it looks more natural than the "jumper" wire you see in other threads, and Toyota won't look at it funny if they mess with the fuse panel for whatever reason.
    I'm use to having 24/7 cigarette lighters from my F150 days, so I was eager to do this. I have to charge my Streamlight Stinger flashlight in a car for several hours.

    This is on a 2012 Tacoma Doublecab, and it affects both cigarette lighters. The relay is on the fuse panel under the steering column, not under the hood, for the 2nd generation Tacomas. There are other write-ups telling how to get to it.

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