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Usb power on dash

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Disaster06, May 25, 2018.

  1. May 25, 2018 at 3:19 PM
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    Disaster06

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    BBBD7289-3168-4F1E-8BE0-8E1EC8ACFD16.jpg 471525F2-71F3-4811-B709-018163A2D44B.jpg 4C23C502-103E-43DC-A239-380AE2184CD4.jpg I just sold my VW GTI and I was used to apple car play so I can’t go back to factory navigation. Love my magnetic mount but needed some power for my phone
    when it’s up there.

    What do you think?

    Pulled the dash, re-routed the usb by the cig. Lighter using charging cable and drilled a hole up top. Threw on a grommet from harbor freight and it works! I use maps on my phone and Usually my phone is down to 10% charge by noon, problem solved
     
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  2. May 25, 2018 at 3:32 PM
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    OnHartung'sRoad

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    Looks good, but USB by the Cig? Uhh, what USB by the cig? Do you mean the data USB? Do 2018’s have a higher amp output USB plug for power charging down there or am I missing something about the one on my 2017, because I thought it was a low amp one?
     
  3. May 25, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    bv8ma

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    Seems like the low and one will still charge some iPhones, my buddy has a 16 and it charges his iPhone but my 17 won't charge my pixel
     
  4. May 25, 2018 at 3:36 PM
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    Mine has an aux and a usb so yea probably data. But it charges my iPhone 7 plus. The hole and dash routing was most important. If I need to, I can route from a cig lighter in the center console
     
  5. May 25, 2018 at 3:40 PM
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    OnHartung'sRoad

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    Yeah - other threads say its just 500mA. Good for dash cams and some phones and stuff, but I wouldn’t charge a iPad or other large item with it. If you need more juice, Your idea is good to tie into the 12v circuit and put a 2amp 5v USB converter behind it. Nice place to put the wire though, very convenient!

    Can you still use the other one? I keep a micro scandisk thumbdrive in mine all the time with all of my CD collection copied as MP3’s on it- works great!
     
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  6. May 25, 2018 at 4:21 PM
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    So I just went for a quick drive, in 10 minutes it charged 9%. Not bad!
     
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  7. May 25, 2018 at 4:41 PM
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    Is there a way to replace one of the 3 cigarette lighters with a permanent USB port?
     
  9. May 12, 2019 at 12:44 AM
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    caribe makaira

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  10. May 12, 2019 at 1:10 AM
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    jmauvais

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  11. May 12, 2019 at 4:54 AM
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    Nice mod!
     
  12. May 12, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    Grossomotto

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    Agreed the plug in ones are great, cheap and no wiring or install.

    You can get dual usb that sits flush and less than $10

     

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