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Switched power

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Rellik01, May 24, 2011.

  1. May 24, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    Rellik01

    Rellik01 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I would like to tap into a switched power source either under center console(first choice), the drivers side carpet or under the driver door threshold. Any suggestions? I guess as a last resort I can go to the fuse box.Thanks
    Craig
     
  2. May 24, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    What are you going to power?
     
  3. May 25, 2011 at 2:25 AM
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    cb and scanner
     
  4. May 25, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    I actually went to the source and cut a very small portion insulation off of the power wire for the interior fuse block. I then just soldered a fuse holder to the exposed copper and sealed her up with some silicone and electrical tape.

    call it ghetto, but it works and works well.
     
  5. May 25, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Run a 20amp lead from the main lug on the fuse box. Use a relay to control it. Use any switched power for the coil on the relay.
    Tapping into a switched circuit for power is an invite to blown fuses. Relays draw very little juice.
     
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