You have to remove the center console between the seats. I gorget what needs to come off but you have to unscrew the shifter knob, you remove the e-brake boot, once that is remove then you have more leverage to remove the top portion on the console. Then you can take out the painted vessel located to on the left side of the panel that you want to remove, that will reveal a Phillips screw (I almost skipped this and nearly broke that tab). Using a trim removal tool you have to pry out the plastic cover inside the rectangular slot right beneath the panel, this will reveal another phillips screw. You open up the center console remove the carpet mat inside and you remove the four 10mm bolts. On each side of the center console (underneath the glove box and the drivers side kick panel) there will be a rectangular cover that is held down with pins... remove those and that will reveal the last screws that hold the center console; remove rest of the console and then you can pull out the panel you're asking for. I apologize for not having pictures I didn't think about taking pictures when I removed mine. Trying to explain it by memory.Anyone know how I can remove the panel with the buttons above on 2015 Rav4?
How did you access the cig lighter wiring?BTW, I was going to share my addition on this thread but I got sidetracked. I added a dual USB charger they're QC 3.0 technology which charges phablets a lot faster, I tapped into the front cigarette lighter power, those already have fuses so I figure I didn't need another fuse where is hard to get to or requires to remove panels and such. Another reason I liked this particular style is that the actual USB ports have background LED so they're easy to locate at night plus the case is View attachment 146142 made out of aluminum
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Here's where I got mine:
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Looks good man, that blue backlight looks different than mine. Just not sure if I would have the QC 3.0 dual USB always on, that may drain your battery over a few days without starting it. Specially now that we don't use cars that much.Thanks to everyone here that chimed in, I read every comment. Did this on a 2013 RAV4
Bought a pair of sockets on amazon, one being a QC 3.0 dual USB charger and the other a standard 12V socket.
Both have their own online 10A fuse and then T-tapped to one line to the front going under center console and across to fuse panel to add-a-fuse to the 10A sunroof since someone mentioned this being always hot.
Grounding wires connected together and bolted down.
Used a 1-1/4 hole saw drill bit from Bosch with Arbor. Worked great cut right through easily. Did it in the grass, no spin and had Pre-drilled pilot holes.
I think it looks oem.
I have begun driving a bit more, but I went ahead and just moved the add-a-fuse to the power outlet 15A slot. No biggie. It's so damn hot in FL I can't see myself needing a charge when the car isn't on. It would be on with the AC blasting =)When I was checking for consumption, my particular dual charger was right around 300 milliamps without being used. Which is probably not much if you use your car daily