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Replacing power port with USB

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by not a charger, Jan 31, 2024.

  1. Jan 31, 2024 at 10:08 AM
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    not a charger

    not a charger [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Before I get roasted, I did search and I didn't find exactly what I'm looking for. :)

    Is there a plug and play USB port that I can use to replace my power port/cig lighter? I did see a USB that inserts into the power port, but it sticks out just a bit too far that the little flap cover will not shut. I want something that will appear OEM, don't want to cut/splice any wires, etc. If there's no such thing, I'll leave it as is, but figured I'd ask. Thanks for any help you can provide.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2024 at 10:20 AM
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    6H05tP3p3

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    There are low profile cig adapter USBs like this one.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08MQ834F2?ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

    I purchased this one below because the one above was giving me interior lighting issues with my phone still plugged in and key in accessory position.

    https://www.aukey.com/products/aukey-metal-pd-car-charger-dual-usb-30w

    Cover doesn't quite close so nvm.
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2024 at 10:37 AM
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    faawrenchbndr

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    Just pull the adapter out when not charging….cover closes
     
  4. Jan 31, 2024 at 12:34 PM
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    Yes, can definitely do that, but I like doing weird little unnecessary mods like this. :rofl:
     
  5. Jan 31, 2024 at 1:16 PM
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  7. Jan 31, 2024 at 1:51 PM
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    The Amazon item you show is no longer available. I have a couple of different adapters I picked up on Amazon. One for my RV and another for my Tacoma to keep my iPhone charged up when traveling.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2024 at 2:12 PM
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    1st world problems right there. :rofl:
     
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    I ripped off the little flap to keep things tidy. :notsure:

    USB charging tech advances every couple of years, with Quick Charge 3.0, Power Delivery, etc., so it's better to be able to upgrade the USB charging adapter. The round outlet also lets you clock the adapter in different orientations and keep the wires tidy, esp. with 90-deg USB cables.
     
  12. Jan 31, 2024 at 3:47 PM
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    Aren't those all known to the state of kalifornia to cause cancer?
    I haven't picked up a milk jug in 30 years that didn't say it would kill me if If I drank it in kali.. :D
     
  13. Jan 31, 2024 at 3:49 PM
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    Shows voltage and has 2 USB ports behind the cover.
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  16. Jan 31, 2024 at 5:40 PM
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    Do you have a link to that?
     
  17. Jan 31, 2024 at 6:01 PM
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  18. Jan 31, 2024 at 8:03 PM
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    I have this one ..

    90W USB C Car Charger,[Super Mini Metal] USB C Car Charger Fast Charging Adapter PD+QC3.0 Dual Port MRGLAS Type C Car Cigarette Lighter USB Charger Compatible iPhone 15 14 Pro Max iPad Samsung Macbook https://a.co/d/i6QiuD2

    The flap closes. Charges fast. Has a cute little folding handle to pull it out since it's flush.

    Edit: here's some pics. Just realized it doesn't close quite all the way but it's good enough for me.

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