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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. Jun 13, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    I thought about it. Your correct that where it is on the Tacoma. It can’t easily be mounted there. I choose the console lid for convenience to myself
     
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  2. Jun 13, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    My wife is always in and out of the center console. So my thought was stick it down on the front console out of the way. Maybe I'll text a little less while I'm driving AND it won't be in the way every time we open the console lid. Real stealth like. :D
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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    Please don't text and drive at all. Have seen way too many crashes with that being the sole cause. It's more common than drunk driving crashes now. Lost my best friend to a girl texting, left his 2 year old daughter without a father. Do us all a favor and keep your phone in your pocket. The purpose of wireless charging isn't easy access to text while driving
     
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  4. Jun 13, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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    Got a link to where you got this?
    Nevermind I found it. $200 ???:eek:
     
  5. Jun 15, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    Ok so does anyone know how to hardware a usb accessory or would it be better to run the plug up into my center console and plug into my new dualC3A9BA56-0C7B-4157-8D9F-13E35E49A764.jpg plug?
     
  6. Jun 15, 2018 at 9:04 AM
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  7. Jun 15, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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    On the first page of the thread, I linke another thread on hardwiring and installing a usb outlet. but note, charge time will be slowing unless you use the fast charge capable usb power port.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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  9. Jun 15, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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    I ordered one and it said it wouldn't ship until 6/22. It arrived today
     
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  10. Jun 15, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    Damn maybe I'll just order one. I have one under the consol but it charges sporadically so I'd like something more reliable.
    Thanks!!
     
  11. Jul 30, 2018 at 6:54 PM
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  12. Jul 30, 2018 at 8:37 PM
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    Hmm, kinda sounds like a charger issue, what are you using for power source? And did you split the case to expose the coils or just mount it up?
     
  13. Aug 6, 2018 at 9:14 PM
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    I just tried using this charger and it doesn't work. I will take it apart to expose the coils to see if that helps. I'm also mounting it by the gear selector.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2018 at 9:20 PM
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    That's where I'm installing mine tomorrow.
     
  15. Aug 7, 2018 at 7:15 PM
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    First attempt. Clean install, charger didn't work even with exposing the one coil. This was the armrest version. However I didn't want my phone flying when the wife or kids open it up. SO I installed it down by the gear selector.


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    Second attempt. Cheotech charger mounted by the gear selector. Exposed the three coils and it works.


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  16. Aug 7, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    It's all supposed to be here tomorrow... let's see how it goes. I wish Samsung made a fast charger with 3 coils so I could use that instead of an off brand cheapie from Amazon but you can't have everything
     
  17. Oct 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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    How did you guys make the charger work thru the plastic of the middle console? I did everything, as it shows in the post and purchased the same wireless charger, but it will not charge thru the plastic console.
     
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  18. Oct 27, 2018 at 6:13 AM
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    What phone do you have? and the charge cable and everything is good? my charges as soon as i set it in there. do you have a thick case on the phone?
     
  19. Oct 27, 2018 at 6:47 AM
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    Did you take the charger out of its case and only mount the circuit board? If yes and you know its working the only other thing i think would be the size of your case. I have a pretty thin case on mine and it works fine
     
  20. Oct 27, 2018 at 7:19 AM
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    I cut the grid structure from underneath the console pocket and sanded it flat with a da sander. I then removed the the top half of the charger exposing the coils and used gorilla take to mount it. I have a thin spigen cover on my s9+ and it charges great.

    I think the key is to minimize what you have between the phone and charger.
     
  21. Oct 27, 2018 at 12:59 PM
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    Yes, I did cut the ribs off the back of the console, took the top off of the charger, the cable is good the charger is good, I took the case off of my IPhone X and it will not charge. If I place the phone with the case directly on the charger, it charges fine. But it will not charge thru the console.
     
  22. Oct 27, 2018 at 1:25 PM
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    Console or armrest?
     
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    A coworker's iphone x charges fine on mine. He has an otterbox case.
     
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    Middle console, right under the lid. I even took the case off of the iphone and it is still not charging. The charger only has one round coil, when I opened it up, so maybe that is the issue, it doesn’t have the three coils like the pictures posted at the beginning of this post. Perhaps it is not strong enough to work thru the thick plastic of the middle console lid. Any suggestions? I ended up place it in on top of the lid in the little opening there and ran the cable from inside the middle console thru a small hole I drilled and it works fine this way, even with the iphone case on the phone.
     
  26. Oct 27, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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    Use this one. It will work. Choetech T513 3 Coils Qi Wireless... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JA7HNZO?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
     
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  28. Oct 27, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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  29. Oct 27, 2018 at 4:50 PM
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    I have the same one too! Zero issues charging my iPhone 8 Plus through an otter box case.
     
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  30. Oct 29, 2018 at 11:46 AM
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    Yea that sounds like your issue, I tried he 1 coil first, and had issues, switched to the 3 coil chargers and have no issues.
     
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