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Hey yall. Just finished up the 110v AC outlet modification on my truck. Thank you whoever posted the mod in the DIY section. This mod is GREAT! now for what ever reason i can make crock pot chili in my truck on the way to the football game :thumbup:

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One badass truck!


the ugly wiring job from the battery. I think I need some zip ties


Inverter fits perfectly underneath the armrest box


the power switch to the inverter, AC plug, and hardwired 100gig JB3. JB3 also hardwired to head unit.


the other 110v AC outlet. Hidden down by the glove box.


The perfectly placed vents underneath the arm rest console. Perfect for the cooling fan for the power inverter. It is like Toyota planned for this mod in advance.

Later on,
KLowe
 

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So you took out the floor heater thing? Did your truck have this thing?



I guess that's a heater. I was never really sure if it was a heater, or if it was the inverter for the stock bed 110 outlet.

If you have the in-bed outlet, turn your bed outlet on. If it works I guess that thing wasn't the stock inverter.

I thought about placing my inverter there, but figured I should leave that thing alone.

It looks like you ran the ground wire all the way back to the battery. :confused: You could have just chassis grounded it to that bracket that held the stock heater/inverter, or whatever it is.

And for a cleaner look under the hood, you can tap into the + power using that big terminal in the top left of the under-hood fuse box.

Good job anyway.


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My truck did not have the rear heat thing as shown in your pics. Just tons of room under there! As far as the ground wire goes...you are right. Should have just grounded it to the chasis....but really my first time wiring anything and I learned a TON from trial and error and the toyota nation.

Also. I have no outlet in the bed of my truck. Thinking of ways to run a wire down to the boxes in the side of the truck.

Cant wait for the next MOD. thinking about taking on the map lights on when the door opens mod.

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mofrogeek said:
My truck did not have the rear heat thing as shown in your pics. Just tons of room under there! As far as the ground wire goes...you are right. Should have just grounded it to the chasis....but really my first time wiring anything and I learned a TON from trial and error and the toyota nation.

Also. I have no outlet in the bed of my truck. Thinking of ways to run a wire down to the boxes in the side of the truck.

Cant wait for the next MOD. thinking about taking on the map lights on when the door opens mod.

KLowe

The thing under his console is the inverter for the bed outlet -- so basically, Toyota DID plan for this mod in advance ;) Definitely cool mod, though - I've been planning to use my stock inverter to put a plug or two in the cab for charging laptops/phones, just haven't taken the time to do it.

And as a side note, that's a damn nice looking truck - what wheels are those?
 

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mofrogeek said:
My truck did not have the rear heat thing as shown in your pics. Just tons of room under there! As far as the ground wire goes...you are right. Should have just grounded it to the chasis....but really my first time wiring anything and I learned a TON from trial and error and the toyota nation.

Also. I have no outlet in the bed of my truck. Thinking of ways to run a wire down to the boxes in the side of the truck.

Cant wait for the next MOD. thinking about taking on the map lights on when the door opens mod.

KLowe
I should have known that was the inverter and not a heater. Because it has those vents in the console and looks kind of industrial I figured it was a heater. But now that I think about it, I never felt any heat come out of those vents. :lol: Stupid me. :hammer: If you don't have the stock bed outlet inverter, that would certainly be the best location to put an aftermarket inverter.

Yeah, I really recommend the map light mod. It makes the interior look so much nicer when you get in and out. It looks a little complicated, but it's not that hard if you follow the diagram and have the right transistor.
 
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