I'm a new Rav4 owner. Picked up a 2013 3 weeks ago with 850 miles on it (older couple bought it and parked it in the garage... great find for me and great price). I did trade in my Magnum RT which made me sad... but have to change with the times.
Anyway, I just finished doing this install. One thing I can't have enough of, are power outlets. I was really surprised something this new only had one 12v outlet on the dash, plus the USB plug on the dash. Plus both turn off when the ignition.
I did install two in the back of the consul and have them always on. It was a piece of cake. Ran the wire up the consul and out the passenger side grommet behind the glove box. Plenty of room to work with. Ran the wire in the engine compartment right up next to the firewall at the top along with the other wire bundle over to the battery. I have an in-line fuse by the battery, plus each plug has their own fuse.
Right now I only have two but ran a large enough wire to add a third inside the glove box if I so choose to later.
My wife and I have a 2 year old who does not like being in the car. Unlike justcurios
above, this kid will scream after 2 minutes, let alone 2 hours
Need to have power for the tablet we have for him to watch stuff on.
Thanks for reading!