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Wireless Charger In center Console DIY. 2014+ Tundra

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by trdlife, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Mar 10, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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    Did this today. Very easy with OP’s instructions. The charger is strong enough for my iPhone X, but too weak for my wife’s wireless charging case on her 6S.
     
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  2. Mar 10, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    Glad it helped and was easy to follow. I have added some new chargers I have found and been seeing different results with iPhone and Samsung
     
  3. Mar 10, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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  4. Mar 11, 2018 at 6:23 AM
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  5. Mar 16, 2018 at 3:44 PM
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  6. Mar 16, 2018 at 4:28 PM
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  7. Mar 16, 2018 at 4:29 PM
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    I’ve had it for awhile now and it works great and great quality as well and easy install and added stuff
     
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  8. Mar 16, 2018 at 4:53 PM
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    Perfect, I've been looking for a smaller one for a while now
     
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  9. Mar 17, 2018 at 9:15 AM
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    Yea i love it and the price was perfect
     
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  10. Mar 17, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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    This is a pretty useful mod. I enjoy my wireless charging in my truck. Sucks I have to still have power chords all over the place for the other devices. Lol
     
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  11. Mar 17, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    Right, if only everything was wireless lol
     
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  12. Apr 22, 2018 at 6:05 PM
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    I just put it on top and used some old floor mats for the carpet looks OK when the phone is in it

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    I had to redo and take out and replace the 26 screws to do that. I had asked the guy at the auto parts store about JB plastic weld. He gave me permatex plastic welder. Bought it and went home. When I was reading the directions I noticed it said will not bond to polyethylene or polypropylene. Not knowing what the plastic was I used it. It worked great for a week and the quit. So this weekend I took the 20 screws out and yeah the board wasn’t attached. I was going to try JB weld this time but my friend suggested silicon caulk. So I did both. First the JB weld then after that cured silicon caulk. Hopefully that will hold it. It works for now.

    Eric
     
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  14. Apr 23, 2018 at 5:50 PM
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  15. Apr 23, 2018 at 6:57 PM
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    Used JB weld on mine. Still holding a month later with no issues.
     
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  16. Apr 23, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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    That’s pretty interesting I have not seen that before. I may order it just to see what it’s like, if it fits yea it should work perfectly
     
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    I'll have to take measurements today after work but if you beat me to it please let me know. Thanks.

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  18. Apr 26, 2018 at 10:36 AM
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    Dimensions of charger from product question section on Amazon:
    "length : 7.2inch , width : 4.0inch ,tickness: 0.59inch"

    Who ever answers the questions, also recommends trimming the charger pad to make it fit a Silverado console cut out.
     
  19. Apr 26, 2018 at 11:13 AM
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    This what I used I had to cut it to fit496D4DFD-0A41-4168-9C14-6A6E7EFEA26C.jpg
     
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    CCCAB559-24C6-4DE1-B0E5-80E27144F86D.jpg Here is the kit number.
     
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  21. Jun 8, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    Love this forum...

    Just did this mod and love it. This is in preparation for my new audio system I'm putting in. I have the Pioneer AVIC-W8400NEX (still in the box as are the speakers/amp/woofer....) that has wireless apple carplay. Only makes sense to get a charging pad to complete the system.

    I used the USB adapter in the first post and hard wired it to the lighter in the rear console. Very easy to take off and tap into the power/gnd. I chose to use the silicone charging pad:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078JLXY8C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    and drop it right into the console tray.

    I trimmed about half inch off and it fits nice and snug. If I had to do it again, I would have angled my cut and have a nicer fitment...but this will do and it's totally functional.

    I have an otter-box case on my iPhone X which puts even more "stuff" between the phone and the charger, thus I went this route instead of the hidden charger route.

    Very happy :) with the results.


    You can see the top (towards the front) I could have cut a little better and on an angle instead of straight down. Take that into consideration if you want to use this charging pad. I also put a double sided 3M piece of tape between top of pad and tray just to ensure it doesn't fall backward when tray is fully opened.

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    Wires are all hidden, tie wrapped, USB male to female tie wrapped, and foam around connection to eliminate noise.

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    And to give you some idea of the charging and placement of phone I took some action photos...

    Remember I have the otter-box case which is quite a bit thicker than a leather or rubber case.

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    now for some adjustments

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    And last action shot:

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    Never lost charge connectivity.

    Thank you @trdlife for your time and excellent tutorial. Made this easy to do (albeit the tiny screws were a PITA...but you knew that).
     
  22. Jun 8, 2018 at 2:36 PM
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    Good to hear, glad it helped you on the install. Looks very good. And good to know the silicone one does work good
     
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  23. Jun 10, 2018 at 4:49 PM
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    Can anyone confirm if this mod works with the tufskinz inserts?
     
  24. Jun 10, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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    Without a case on it might. I have tufskins inserts and what I did was trace out my phone and cut out the center on the insert. May not be as pretty but it holds the phone perfectly
     
  25. Jun 10, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    Thank you for the response. Stinks one will have to be compromised to make the mod work. Thank you for the write up and I look forward to doing this in the near future!
     
  26. Jun 10, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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    Damn. It says this isn’t available.
     
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  27. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:48 AM
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    Yea I hear ya, maybe with a thinner case it would work, but I run otterbox so i need it close to the charger. And my iphone x is smaller so i was looking mostly for something that would help it from sliding around, and this worked perfect for my needs.
     
  28. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:56 AM
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    Just clicked link and it's now available from "these sellers". Same price as I paid via Amazon.
     
  29. Jun 13, 2018 at 5:03 PM
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    Has anyone tried mounting the charger here yet? Its flat on the bottom, no fins to remove and the plastic is fairly thin.

    Just doing some testing on my workbench and it works great. Even through my case. Correct me if I'm wrong but this is where they put it on the Tacoma. IMG_0965.jpg
     
  30. Jun 13, 2018 at 5:04 PM
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    using some duct tape for a temporary test. Ultimately I'd epoxy it to the bottom.

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