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Wiring accessory 12v power outlet

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by moto77, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Apr 7, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    moto77

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    Does anyone know how to make the 12v accessory outlet located next to the lighter on my 2008 Tacoma hot all the time without removing the console and running a new wire?
    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 7, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    TacoNut

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    No, It's hooked into a fuse block that's only on when the key is switched to ON.
    You'd have to wire it to the battery directly.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    There is a relay on the back side of the interior fuse block. Somewhere on here there is a writeup on how to remove the relay and bypass it.

    I've done it on a first gen, but that truck has it under the hood. 2nd gen is a little more work but looks doable. You still have to disassemble some stuff, but don't need to run a new wire.
     
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