How to add a 12v outlet in a 2010 Toyota 4Runner - 5th Generation

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If you own a Toyota 4Runner you may have had an issue with not having a 12v outlet that stays powered up when the ignition is off. The following images show how to install a 12v outlet in the storage box in between the front seats.


Step 1 - Remove the gear shift handle by unscrewing it.

Step 2 - Remove the gear shift housing. Be careful to unhook the white electrical connector shwon below on left.

Step 3 - Next remove the bolts under the rubber pad in the bottom of the storage compartment.

Step 4 - Remove the sides of the center console.

Step 5 - Now remove the sides of the stereo and AC console. Just pull back until the clips release.

Step 6 - Now we will prepare for removing the center console. Be sure to disconnect the white electrical connector shown below on right.

Step 7 - Now we will prepare for removing the center console. Be sure to disconnect the white electrical connector shown below on right.

Step 8 - The center cigarette lighter and auxilary jack can be removed to pulling it beck until the clips release. Be sure to remove the two electrical connectors.

Step 9 - Now, drill a hole in the bottom of the console next to the 120v outlet. Be careful to allow clearance room. I used a 12v jack from an online boating store.

Step 10 - Run the power back to the 12v supply on the trailer connector under the lower left side of the dask behind the fuse panel. The car came with a connector and the wiring diagram. I am just taking advantage of the availability of the 12v supply.

Step 11 - Now just reverse the process and you will have a 12v jack that you can use to charge your cell phone without having to leave the keys in the ignition.


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