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Trying to figure out best spot for addtional usb ports?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ecotecin, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Feb 22, 2019 at 3:50 AM
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    ecotecin

    ecotecin [OP] Wait, whut........

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    So i have a 2015 DCSB and i have been wanting to add an additional set of usb ports because my factory one doesnt work, where i have an aftermarket radio in it, and i generally need two all the time anyways for me and my wifes phone.

    So for those who have installed them, where does the best place seem to be for it? What seems to have worked the best for you?
     
  2. Feb 22, 2019 at 3:56 AM
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    Just installed a pair from Amazon. Search for the Cllena dual Toyota 3.0 and 2.4A USB quick charger. They fit the blanks near the original USB port perfectly...you'll just need to grab power somewhere and run a ground. I used an add-a-fuse in the dash fuse panel. Very happy with the results.
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2019 at 3:59 AM
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    Here's what they ended up looking like...
     
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  4. Feb 22, 2019 at 4:37 AM
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    ecotecin [OP] Wait, whut........

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    Do you happen to have a link or something to these? I tried to find those and ordered one that didnt fit, but it fet in the blank to the left where the foglight switch and stuff is.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2019 at 5:12 AM
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  6. Feb 22, 2019 at 5:16 AM
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  7. Feb 22, 2019 at 7:41 AM
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    steveo27

    steveo27 Ask me about my weiner

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    I took a different approach. I added a dual USB port that I hardwired and I hid it under the center console.

    I have my charge cables plugged into it and ran out to each seat from under the console. The cables sit tucked between the seat and console when not in use. Easily accessed when needed. 100% hidden when not.

    I also have a cable hardwired into the glove box that reaches to my phone mount. Easily tucked away into the glove box when not in use.

    I hate having cables laying everywhere when not being used so this was my solution to keep things neat. I know I could just unplug them when not using but I don’t have any unused spots on the dashboard to put any additional switches
     
  8. Feb 22, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    beertimecontinuum What's outside the simulation?

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    If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the switch labeled "Driving Lights" in your dash? Is that a Toyota OEM switch?
     
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  10. Feb 22, 2019 at 9:52 AM
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    Where did you get this switch at brother? Super clean, i dig it
     
  11. Feb 22, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    eBay :)
     
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    Lol yeah that was the point.
     
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  16. Apr 8, 2019 at 12:27 AM
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    I wanted a clean way to get USB to my Kenwood HU, and also add a fast charge port- in a single switch location.

    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/362568281982

    The problem I saw with the Amazon USB pass through ones, was people complaining about having issues connecting to their stereo, or quality being total crap. It stems from the unshielded tiny wires found in the stuff. So this solved that issue.

    So the top usb goes to my HU, bottom one goes to

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DYE54LI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4CVQCb2F9MFP5

    Which is just tucked and secured behind the dash.
     
  17. Apr 8, 2019 at 1:58 AM
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    250 dollars for a USB Port to connect to the head unit? My lord that is insane.

    There are thousands of panel mounted USB connections that are clean look good and are way less than 50 bucks.
     
  18. Apr 8, 2019 at 2:26 AM
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    Yeah, I agree. Idk wtf.. I paid $25 shipped. Not sure why it’s like that now.


    (Edit) looks like dude messed up his decimal places. I also saw these same ones from the same guy on Amazon, if someone wants to look.
     
  19. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    I would hate any of these with extra bright blue and orange lights on my dash that 1. didnt match the other stock lights and 2. were bright and couldnt be dimmed with the rest of the dash. For this reason I put 2 usb ports in my center console on an always hot circuit that i switched in the console. Out of the way when not needed, and able to be turned off when not needed. I can charge a phone / device within the center console out of the sight of thieves with the truck off, or when cruising down the road i can run cables out from the gap of the lid and center console either forward to the front seats or to the rear seats.
     
  20. Apr 17, 2019 at 9:03 AM
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