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Factory wireless charging pad - can it be disabled?

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I have the factory wireless charging pad. Manual advises not to place anything metal in that area, rendering it useless for storage. Can I disable the wireless charging pad so that area can safey be used to store things?
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If you're talking about semi-permanently disabling it, then just pop the center console top off and unplug it. Will take 5 to 10 minutes.
 
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I would prefer an off/on switch. I didn't see such an option in the infotainment screen.

Disassempling center console to turn it off and back on again is not ideal.
 

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I keep a tin can of altoids there and it hasn't caused any issues.
 

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I would prefer an off/on switch. I didn't see such an option in the infotainment screen.

Disassempling center console to turn it off and back on again is not ideal.
Yeah, definitely should have a switch. Our Tacoma has one.

Fuse #3 under the dash is the one used but it also controls the mirrors.

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Just splice in a switch- then you only have to take it apart once. As far as I know there's no other way to turn it off.
 

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Yeah you could totally do that. I've drilled a couple holes in my center console on either side of the 12 volt plug. You could totally get yourself one of those round little toggle switches and wire it in to the charger.

Of course just make sure that the switch can handle the amperage (maybe tied in through the negative side?)
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