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Best use for this in the center console

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by WestcoastMark, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. Jan 14, 2022 at 5:21 AM
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    Thatbassguy

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    Like @Burnt Taco said, maybe switched outlets. In some cases, it might only be the top or bottom of one receptacle in the whole room.

    Another possibility is that it's an extra switch to a ceiling light location, in case someone would want to add a fan. I've seen switched exterior outlets, soffit outlets, and other odd things.

    @TRDLE is it possible your mystery switch is a 3-way for something in the bedroom?
     
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  2. Jan 14, 2022 at 5:26 AM
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    I agree. I imagine it turning the 4R into a submarine al a James Bond and that makes me smile. Don't ruin the magic :transformer:
     
  3. Jan 14, 2022 at 5:29 AM
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    my addition has a few dead switches and coaxial ports. i guess they were cheaper than blank plates.
     
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  4. Jan 14, 2022 at 5:30 AM
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    I agree! I would love to see one of their designers or engineers try to explain what they thought we might put in the useless slots and trays in the console and dash.
     
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  5. Jan 14, 2022 at 5:31 AM
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    I really don't think so. I think we've checked everything. It's a 1904 house and the bedroom/bathroom has been pretty heavily modified. Knowing what I know about the previous owner, I think it was just cheaper to leave the switch there than it was to remove it.
     
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    Something around that time I suppose my new to me house built in 1969 the switches drove me nuts how they were wired, some made outlets live some did nothing and some outlets like in garage don’t even work. I chalk it up to the person living there messed with things when he shouldn’t have (lack of skill / quality work).
     
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  8. Jan 14, 2022 at 7:23 AM
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    Sounds like a homeowner special. Or, a handyman job. I've seen some sketchy stuff when I was doing a lot of residential remodels.
     
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  9. Jan 14, 2022 at 7:27 AM
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    The house most certainly has good bones, and came with a lot of new updated stuff (roof, siding, windows etc) but needed a little updating. For where I live & the price I paid I am very happy I got it when I did before this housing market went crazy!
     
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    An IPhone turned sideways is what I use it for and it fits perfect. You can then plug it in for the carplay.
     
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    We tried wall outlets, too. Nada

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    Coaxial at chest height? Lol.

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    Lol! I didn't think about the potential innuendo of that comment. :rofl:


    A better question is why the hell there's a coax in a box with line voltage wiring?? :confused:
     
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    There isn’t. I guess those things are cheap.
     
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    Lol!
     
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    AL Priority controller. Saved my hide on Sunday morning. CHP was off to the side of the road looking to issue performance awards. He targeted me first and had to settle on an Audi whose speed he could read.

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