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Unread 10-21-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
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I don't see a "PWR OUTLET" marked on the lid of my fuse box. Anyone have an idea how I can accomplish this?

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Well you have 2 options.

One is to add a little fuse box in the driver side footwell like James did. This way you have properly fused outlets and can run many wires to different additional accesories. Downside is the extra effort. James used this to run his Engel of the main batt with no issues. I will be doing this, but from my second batt and only for electronic accesories in the front (CB, GPS, etc) as I already have the fusblock in the back for accesories.
http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83

The second is to wire out the realy and have constant power on the current outlets. Like this guy on t4r did
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...ight=12V+power

I prefer option 1 although it is more effort, this way I can run it all from my 2nd batt and not worry about running the main one down.. But either can work for you.
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I would def. run it seperate w/ seperate fuse box. The stock wiring is very thin and, I imagine, easy to overload.

The way I did it was very easy and only took a couple hours, if that. The trim along the sills pops out and you can run the additional wire w/ the stock harness then cut over (under the plastic sub-floor the cargo tiedowns are at) and to the side whereever you want to place the outlet.

You can add many more outlets or accessories w/o fear of overburdening your stock harness.
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Thanks for the tips guys. How would I go about adding some type of meter in the back to tell me how much juice I've got left in the battery?
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I just added a little voltmeter with a push button switch in the back, so I can easily check the second battery condition. Don't know if you saw the little analog meter on the side of the cargo system at AB. I just added it to the distribution box. If you are looking at a dual battery system you can look into the TJM IBS system as it includes battery conditioner meters for both main and secondary battery (very expensive though).

General rule of thumb I use for car batteries 12.5V+ is excellent condition, 12 -12.5V is very good and will easily start vehicle, 11.5 - 12 V is starting to get low and will labor starting the vehicle, 11-11.5 is getting pretty low and might not be able to start the vehicle, below 11V you are getting into trouble especially on the main battery.
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