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Power outlet mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by smuook, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. May 13, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    Norton

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  2. Jan 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    I'm having a bit if trouble. On my 2010 prerunner sport. My relay is behind the dash. Took the relay out and then took the relay apart and put a piece if rubber between the contacts. Bamb both sockets on all the time. The very next day neither sockets work. I accidentally plugged in my flashlight to the cig outlet. Pulled the relay and used just a jumper wire. The cig outlet works now but not the acc plug. Checked the fuses and all looks good.
     
  3. May 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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    Sub'd :)

    Gotta get this mod on my list!
     
  4. May 13, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    kbbingham

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    Just came across this and did mine. Less than 5 min. Its great. Awesome write up.
     
  5. May 13, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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    Did you make your own jumper or is there somewhere I can buy one? I'm not electrical savvy :p
     
  6. May 13, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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    kbbingham

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    I made my own. 2 male connectors and a piece of wire. I could make you one if needed and mail it to ya or I'll be down your way around June 1st.
     
  7. May 13, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    mnger9

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    Saw this in another thread, and am most definitely going to do it. Just got done fixing a short in my turn signal (converted to fog/running light), and was quite impressed to the attention to detail that Toyota put into a repair manual dedicated solely to plug housings. The thing is 430 pages long. As far as the power outlet, this drove me nuts from the get-go, so it's getting jumpered!!
     
  8. May 18, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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    justintimesc

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    I made a jumper and placed it in the correct place but mine still only functions with the switch
     
  9. May 19, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    Nice write-up! I've been looking for this. It has been an annoyance of mine that I'm not able to charge my phone while at work or running errands. I understand the logic behind why Toyota does it this way...but its still nice to be able to charge something while away. As to the concerns about coming back to find a dead battery, I suppose it could happen depending on many different factors...but every domestic vehicle I've owned does this already with no problems. Heck, even my Nissans had a constant "hot" IIRC...
     
  10. May 19, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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    Figured out why mine wouldn't work. I had my charger plugged into the cigarette lighter outlet instead of the accesory power outlet. This mod only makes the accessory outlets hot all the time. Maybe I would have realized this if I would of read it thorougly. Great mod tho.
     
  11. Jun 28, 2013 at 6:38 AM
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  12. Aug 19, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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    Nice mod!
     
  13. Nov 17, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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    great to know!
    Question: Can you mod your headlights so you are able to turn them off when the truck is running?! This is one thing that always makes me angry :mad:
    Whenever my truck is running, the headlights come on with no way to turn them off.

    NOTE: On the headlight controls coming off of the steering wheel, it has a couple turning settings. The setting that should be "off" is really on-and then the next twist they get a little brighter-then I still have my "brights" when I laterally move the control stick. This is normal, right?
     
  14. Nov 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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    Sounds like you're looking disable your Daytime Running Lights (DRLs).
     
  15. Nov 18, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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    Nice, will have to get this done this week.
     
  16. Nov 18, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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    Does it matter what gauge wire you use? Gonna go do this jump and the amazing grey wire locker mod :D and look up the daytime running light mod!
     
  17. Nov 20, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    Yes. IIRC, you want to use at least 12 AWG.
     
  18. Nov 20, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    So assuming this is only for you 1st gen guys right? I hate it when I turn off my truck my phone or tablet quits charging.
     
  19. Nov 21, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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    ^^ that's what I did-works great. Did those 3 mods. DLR mod didn't do what I wanted it to do.. If my tuck is running, the headlights must be on. I want a way to be able to turn them off (example be in park with truck running and have headlights off)
     
  20. Jan 13, 2014 at 11:28 PM
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    My 98 has 3 power outlets OEM, maybe more in the future...
     
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