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    12V at rearview mirror?

    Does the small console that houses the sunroof and shade switches contain 12V?
    I have a new TPMS ( with 8 sensors!! ) that fits nicely right up next to the mirror, but is powered by a cigarette plug...
    TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System


    oh and looking at the size and shape of that console, does anything else use it?
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    I hear you...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro_The_Swift View Post
    Does the small console that houses the sunroof and shade switches contain 12V?
    I have a new TPMS ( with 8 sensors!! ) that fits nicely right up next to the mirror, but is powered by a cigarette plug...
    TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System


    oh and looking at the size and shape of that console, does anything else use it?


    I share your interest in this topic Pedro - some cars have a USB socket in the overhead console (eg. Toyota Land Cruiser) which is mighty helpful for running a Dash Cam.....but alas, not the RRS. Mine is a 2021 model and it's still not available.
    And what a shame that RRS doesn't come with TPMS as standard - it is high time these utility/safety features were struck off the option list and made standard. I'd rather have TPMS than heated rear seats, which came standard in mine.
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    Really need a power source overhead. TPMS and camera. Its a pain to power these from cigarette lighter sockets.

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    Itís easy and more functional to run your own.
    Tap into internal fuse box and run a LVC.
    That way itís also recording when parkedÖ
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    I was able to find a 12v source in there to run a small 12v to USB 5v adapter also then housed in that console to give me 5v power to run a dash cam (stick on the window type). I did a write up of it some time ago including how to remove the console to get inside it. (some of the details I recall getting from some other site)... I might have a look and see if I can find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Itís easy and more functional to run your own.
    Tap into internal fuse box and run a LVC.
    That way itís also recording when parkedÖ
    This is what I have done, It's very easy to run a cable up the LHS A pillar and under the hood lining.
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