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USB RETRO FIT .. how is it done ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Brigadesdado, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Dec 8, 2016 at 5:23 AM
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    Brigadesdado

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    Step 1, find open slot. Step 2, make USB fit into slot. Step 3, decide if you want the USB hot all the time or not. Step 4, add power from source decided. I have the same USB port. Made a box for my light controls and USB power for my CVT Tent. Simple addition. Red is positive, black is negative.
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2016 at 6:37 AM
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    I get step 1 and 2 .. where are the red and black wires pulled from behind the open slot .. I'm assuming this is not a plug and play thing
    or is ?

    I my open slot i want to use is middle same area as wildjester

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    No, it is not a plug and play install you need to find power from something. Ground is easy. Just run a wire to the body somewhere. Lots of ground points.
     
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    is there one for the center area by the audio jacks? I've been looking for a wall socket or usb that fits clean and looks stock there. i know this irrelevant to your post but i didn't know if you ran across something
     
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    They are not.
     
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    Have you done much electrical work before? Are you comfortable with it? Maybe find a friend to help that is. Answer step 3 listed above and then decide where to run the wires.

    If hot all the time you can bring in a new power lead from the Battery.
    If On-when key on only, then you can tap the Cig Outlet (both + and -)
     
  8. Dec 8, 2016 at 7:12 AM
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    An add a fuse to the fuse box to the circuit type of your choice will work too.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Dec 8, 2016 at 7:17 AM
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    they can be made to be constant. then you could just tap into them and be set. I do like the add-a-fuse option though and having less piggy-backing going on.
     
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  10. Dec 8, 2016 at 7:19 AM
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    I prefer not to run my Starting battery dead because I charged my phone with my truck off. Same goes for other accessories.
     
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    there are downsides, yes. ive only had a problem with a dead battery once and that's because a plug in heated seat was left on for a loooong time.
     
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    So i could use my Aux spot then right. I dont use the aux because I have a aftermarket radio. I was thinking of using that power.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2016 at 7:24 AM
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    yea just pop it out and reuse that location.
     

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