Last post on Jul 26, 2008 at 1:56 AM
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#1 of 7 2006 Toyota Avalon cigarette lighter
May 29, 2008 (8:13 pm)
I have a 2006 Avalon XLS. Can anyone suggest how I can install built-in extra cigarette lighters? Do they make them? Where can I buy them? I don't want the dangling cigarette expanders you can buy at Wal-Mart for $10. I want something built-in, professional looking. I need 3 cigarette lighters, use them for TV, electronic gadgets, etc. I'm not a smoker.
#2 of 7 Re: 2006 Toyota Avalon cigarette lighter [avalon2006]
Jun 13, 2008 (8:16 pm)
Avalon 2006, don't know if you solved the lighter problem, but I also wanted a power point other then the two buried within the console. I finally ran a line from the fuse box located under the dash on the drivers side. There should be a few spare fuse holders in the box that you can fit a fuse with a pigtail in. Attach a wire to this pigtail, run it up under the dash to the console and attach the new power point (I screwed mine on). Worked for me. I power a Garmin GPS and a Valentine 1 radar detector with no problems. If you locate the power point toward the back of the console it is even hard to see when not in use.
#3 of 7 Re: 2006 Toyota Avalon cigarette lighter [tourbus]
Jun 13, 2008 (8:41 pm)
Interesting idea.I'm going to look into that, thanks.
Jul 23, 2008 (7:06 pm)
If you don't want to do this yourself a car audio store can easily do it for you and usually for a low cost. I had 2 added to my 05 Avalon for less then a 100 bucks.
I'm already planning to add at least 1 to my new 08.
Jul 24, 2008 (4:24 pm)
I got a quote this evening for $75.00 to add 3 power points to the back face of the console. Below the A/C vents to the back seats.
Jul 24, 2008 (6:22 pm)
$75 seems reasonable. Who's doing the work? Can you email me pics? I would really appreciate that. Thanks.
Jul 26, 2008 (1:56 am)
For the 75 bucks they are going to run a fused 10 ga circuit from the battery thru the firewall, under the carpet and to the console. Then wire in the 3 power points.
"They" are Rhino Linings of Winchester, Va.They have done several things to my Tacoma truck and do nice work at decent prices. Good people to deal with.