Full-time 12V Accessory Plug
Tools & Supplies
14 Gauge Positive wire
Blade and Ring-type connectors
Philips head screwdriver
10mm Rachet Wrench
3/4" Hole Saw
12V accessory plug (Victor V5350)
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Unlike my previous 1999 4Runner, the 1996-1998 4Runners only have a single
12V accessory "cigarette" plug up front. The hardest part was
finding the right type of 12V accessory plug and I finally found it at
my local AutoZone.
The maker is Victor and the model number is V5350.
that this mod is more easily accomplished by installing and using an auxiliary
fuse box. Read Step 6 of my Cobra
75CB write up.
Step 1: Removing Interior Panels and panel
Remove the driver's side bottom panel, the shifter panel, the front radio
panel, and the passenger side footwell panel.
To remove the driver's side bottom panel, remove the four 10mm bolts.
To remove the shifter and radio panel,
read my head
unit installation writeup here, follow Step 3, and return to this
these four 10mm screws
the two philips head screws here
the passenger side footwell panel, press the center of the plug until
it clicks. Pull the plug out. Next, slide the footwell panel in an upwards
angle to the back of the 4Runner.
in the center pin which will allow you to pull out the plug
the footwell panel up and towards the back
Step 2: Mounting the 12V Accessory Plug
Flip the footwell panel, exposing the inside part, put the accessory
plug on the panel itself and trace around it. Mark a center hole. If you
have a 3/4" hole saw, use it---it will produce a much cleaner hole
than my drill bit. As you can see, my hole is less than perfect (ok, its
ugly). Remove any flash or extraneous pieces to ensure a good, solid fit.
the front side to show you the approximate location of the 12V plug
or sand off any flash on both sides to ensure a smooth fit
the protective cover of the 12V Accessory plug. From the front side, insert
the accessory plug. Once seated, hand screw the protective cover on the
back side. Do not overtighten. You will see that the fit is excellent
and it does not require any glue.
(C), insert 12v plug into newly created hole, fasten (C) by screwing
tight against footwell panel. Notice the positive and negative blade-type
tighten for a no-glue fit!
Step 3: Powering the Accessory Plug
Run a 14 gauge positive (red) wire from the interior, through
the firewall hole and into the engine bay. Pull the wire through and crimp
on a blade-type connector. Do not plug it in yet. Next, go back inside,
run the positive wire to the shifter area and cut the end of the positive
wire. Crimp on a blade-type connector here as well.
the positive wire underneath the carpet. The carpet is held down by
very strong velcro.
end of the positive wire w/ a blade connector
negative wire, plug in the blade connector onto the accessory plug. Next,
crimp on a ring connector on the other end. Ground the (-) wire to a place
of your choosing.
the positive blade connector into the accessory plug and plug the other
connector into the auxiliary fuse box itself. Plug in a 15 amp fuse into
the auxiliary box.
connection with a mobile phone car charger or some other simliar device.
Reassemble everything in reverse order. Of note, make sure you do not
forget to screw in the philips head screws for the radio panel. I always
forget to do one or two of them.
a pic of the completed 12V accessory plug. Not bad and it does have that
OEM look to it.
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