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Power outlet problem

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by BigDaddy22, Aug 12, 2019 at 5:20 PM.

  1. Aug 12, 2019 at 5:20 PM
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    I have searched and haven't found this exact problem since my problem does not involve fuses. In my 2016 double cab both power outlets in the dash don't make a good connection with the plug. I have tried 2 different usb plugs and a plug for my oxygen concentrator. If you wiggle the plug you can get power (therefore not a fuse problem) but if you let go the connector soon loses power. All of the plugs worked in my Durango and Altima with no problem so it seems like it is the outlet rather than the cables.

    Is this unique to me? Can the outlets be replaced with a better unit?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    The outlets are very easy to replace. You can swap them for 12v sockets or dual usb chargers. It sounds like maybe you have a loose connection or bad ground. Personally I would replace them, that bottom panel pries off easily and you can see what you're working with. If you want to try to replace yours with OEM outlets, I have several that I swapped out and I will mail them to you tomorrow if you pay shipping, I think I have 3. just send me a message with your name and address and I'll send them to you.
     
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    Here they are. From my front lower dash. Worked perfectly when I took them out.

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    @BigDaddy22 I will be going to the post office in am four or so. Do you want these power outlets? Like I said they are free, just pay shipping which should only be a few bucks. They hopefully will fix your issue and plug right in place of the malfunctioning outlets
     
  5. Aug 13, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    Thanks for the offer, but I'm leery of the OEM outlets. Their dimensions might be slightly different which causes the looseness and lack of consistent contact.
     
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    Ok no worries. I replaced mine with some from Amazon and they were easy to install and work well. Just had to enlarge the hole slightly to fit and buy some connectors to attach to factory wiring. I hope you get this squared away. Its definitely not as issue I have heard about with these trucks.
     
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    Yes, these are super easy to replace and you can upgrade with quick charge usb connections for cheap
     
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    @Pudge always being the team player!
     
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