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USB port for rear seat and hardwiring your wireless charger.

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by smooosh, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Dec 11, 2017 at 2:17 PM
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    smooosh

    smooosh [OP] This place costs me too much $

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    @trdlife created a wireless charging mod thread that you can see here. https://www.tundras.com/threads/wireless-charger-in-center-console-diy-2014-tundra.18365/

    I did my mod before he created this but i always wanted to hard wire it. The cord is in the center console so its not like anyone can see it but hard wiring would be better. Someone posted about switching out some of the lighter ports with usb ports in their build thread so i looked into it and realized removing the back lighter port would be easy and while i had it apart i could hardwire it.

    Parts
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y4PD3N3/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV1MTAA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071RL7J8J/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The first step is to remove the back cover of the center console with your panel tool. You pry up the top to get a hold of it and then pull up to remove it. IMG_0356.jpg

    After you have the panel off remove the wires from the lighter and unscrew the plastic part that the lighter is attached to so you have a small part to work with.
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    Now to remove the lighter take a razor and cut the tabs holding the lighter. You can then use a flat head screw driver to remove the bezel that is left from the old plug.IMG_0360.jpg

    My USB port is a little bigger then the hole so I used a step drill bit to make the hole bigger. If you don't have a step drill bit you could use a dremel or worse comes to worse a razor to make the hole bigger.
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    I To rerun the usb cable i had to remove the lid from the center console again. This time i lost some screws so now i have to go find a couple of them.
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    Run the wire inside the hing and out the back.
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    Use the taps to tap into the power wires for the charging port and then plug the female usb wire into the male.
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    Zip tie all your extra wires and both sides of the usb so it does not come apart. Put the back, back on the center console the opposite way you took it off. Your done. You now have 2 usb ports in the back to charge your accessories and your wireless charging mod is now hard wired so you dont have any loose wires in the open.
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  2. Dec 11, 2017 at 2:47 PM
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    trdlife

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    Hell ya this is great idea man.
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2018 at 6:11 PM
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    How is that Blue sea usb charger working for you? I am thinking about adding one to the console until I saw a bunch of negative reviews about the charger. Some said doesn't charge as advertised and some saying it flat out did not work at all. Interested in your experience.
    Thanks
     
  4. Feb 27, 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    SNO BUS

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    So I don't think I'll be installing a USB port in place of the cigarette lighter, but regardless, if you have both the wireless charger and something plugged into the cigarette lighter running at the same time, won't it make the charging for both devices slower? On account of them having to use the same power source?
     
  5. Feb 27, 2018 at 7:41 PM
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    smooosh [OP] This place costs me too much $

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    Working fine for me. I don’t use it much but the times I plugged into it I had no issues.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2018 at 7:47 PM
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    Port/wire is 12v. USB port is 5v each. I guess in theory if both back ports are in use and my wireless charger is working we would be 3v short. It will never happen in my use but I guess it’s posible.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2018 at 6:43 PM
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    Added a different type of wireless charger in the front of my console. The unit I bought is a package made for cars/trucks as its very thin, has a non slip ring on top and 3M adhesive to attach the unit. I followed some others to hard wire it into one of the 12V outlets using a 12V to 5V converter wire. Here's what I bought and a picture of it installed:
    https://www.amazon.com/DROK-Convert...pID=41vvFlggSZL&preST=_SX342_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
    https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Cha...pID=51hWwwWIK1L&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
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  8. Mar 3, 2018 at 8:31 PM
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    This was the easiest install I’ve done, use them front and rear! I know they aren’t wireless but they are worth it having not to wire them in!


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  9. Mar 15, 2018 at 10:06 AM
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    TXDrifter

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    I am about to do the USB change and I tried to remove the back cover but it doesn't seem to want to budge. Is it the same procedure for the back cover that has the cup holder? 20180315_124750.jpg


    Thanks

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  10. Mar 15, 2018 at 10:17 AM
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    I can not say. I do not have the cup holder. You need to pull up not out though on mine so if that is not working open the cup holder and look for screws.
     
  11. Mar 17, 2018 at 9:09 AM
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    Did mine today and I feel it looks great, very easy to do, just had to file out the hole a bit and make a small pigtail extension. I appreciate the time you spent on the write up it made it very easy to do.


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    Now time to install the tow mirrors.. lol

    J
     
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  12. Mar 18, 2018 at 8:19 AM
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    smooosh [OP] This place costs me too much $

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    Was pull up correct or did you have extra stuff you had to do?
     
  13. Mar 18, 2018 at 3:04 PM
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    Just like you said .. Pull straight up..
     
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    Now I have to tackle the inside console one, I have a console vault and am hoping I don't have to remove it to get the file inside to enlarge the hole..
     
  15. Mar 15, 2020 at 8:42 PM
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    Link for the hardwire instructions?
     
  16. Aug 19, 2020 at 8:34 PM
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    If the led light stays on, has it drained your battery?
     
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    Is the rear charging port constant on or acc?
     
  18. Aug 29, 2021 at 6:32 PM
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    The rear is AC. I ran a wire from the battery to the center console to have constant power. There's also a kit from SET that I used to replace the center console 12v and one to add USB to the back of the console.
     
  19. Aug 29, 2021 at 6:38 PM
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    I’m just looking to replace the rear cigarette plug with a dual usb. No phone charger install. It should be a cut the existing plug out and connect new USB socket?
     
  20. Aug 29, 2021 at 8:53 PM
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    Here's the one I did. https://www.sparksparts.com/p-smart-usb-dual-charger-0001600325
    There are instructions towards the bottom of the page. I added the usb, so it was T-taps to the factory harness.
     
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