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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Is there anyway to make the 12v accessory power stay on when the key is
not turned..
My '96 chevy cavalier had this feature, all chevy's do I believe.
It was just nice to have cell phones charged or would be killer to run
something from the bed of my truck. with out leaving the keys inside.
 
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> Is there anyway to make the 12v accessory power stay on when the key is
> not turned..
> My '96 chevy cavalier had this feature, all chevy's do I believe.
> It was just nice to have cell phones charged or would be killer to run
> something from the bed of my truck. with out leaving the keys inside.
>


What year and model Toyota truck do you have?
 
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"bbtaco" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Is there anyway to make the 12v accessory power stay on when the key is
>> not turned..
>> My '96 chevy cavalier had this feature, all chevy's do I believe.
>> It was just nice to have cell phones charged or would be killer to run
>> something from the bed of my truck. with out leaving the keys inside.
>>

>
> What year and model Toyota truck do you have?
>


2002 Tacoma double cab, TRD with 6 cylinder engine. Color: Black sand pearl.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I'll listen too. My 04 sr5 auto 4x4 has 3 power ports. I wish it was full
time like the Ford. A notebook and phone charger isnt going to kill the
battery that fast.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
On 6 Dec 2005 00:11:40 -0800, [email protected] wrote:

>Is there anyway to make the 12v accessory power stay on when the key is
>not turned..
>My '96 chevy cavalier had this feature, all chevy's do I believe.
>It was just nice to have cell phones charged or would be killer to run
>something from the bed of my truck. with out leaving the keys inside.


I put a 12 volt outlet in the bed of my Tundra. I drilled a small
hole in a waterproof ammo box (secured to the side of the bed with
bungee cords), put the outlet in and ran the wire from the box under
the rocker panel covers. I found a small space in the front of the
left front door frame and ran the wire through that (it doesn't pinch
the wire when the door is closed) and into a hot space in the fuse
box. I used an inline fuse and sealed the hole in the box with
silicone.

I've used this for about 5 years and had the bed half filled with snow
and mud but it always worked when I opened the box and plugged in what
ever I was using.

As long as you are using low amp stuff, like a cell phone charger, you
shouldn't have a problem.

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
"Doug Kanter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "bbtaco" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Is there anyway to make the 12v accessory power stay on when the key is
>>> not turned..
>>> My '96 chevy cavalier had this feature, all chevy's do I believe.
>>> It was just nice to have cell phones charged or would be killer to run
>>> something from the bed of my truck. with out leaving the keys inside.
>>>

>>
>> What year and model Toyota truck do you have?
>>

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> 2002 Tacoma double cab, TRD with 6 cylinder engine. Color: Black sand
> pearl.


I have a 2002 extended cab TRD with the V6 in Lunar Mist. I know this works
on the 2002 Tacomas. :) It should also work on any of the 2004 and earlier
Tacomas as they are basically the same truck. I do not know about the 2005
or newer models.
http://www.bajataco.com/Full-Time-Power.html A great site for Tacoma owners
is www.tacomaterritory.com

BBTaco
 
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