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Can I retrofit a factory 110V inverter into my Tradesman?

I had the 110v outlet in most of my Fords...would like to have it in my current 3500 Tradesman. Can it be added? How much quid?

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I have a 2017 Laramie and it comes standard in the dash. I would think you could order the replacement part and probably get it installed. Might need a tool like a Dremel to cut an opening but canít tell you for sure. The output in terms of watts is not that high as it was not able to power my kids XBox and small TV at the same time.


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It would be cheaper to retrofit an aftermarket unit. I’ve looked into it on my truck, even have the dash unit and under seat unit, But the wiring is not there. You could add that too but it’s still easier and more than likely cheaper to hook up an aftermarket unit.
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some discussion here about it..
https://www.ramforum.com/threads/add...in-dash.72362/

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That discussion is about adding it to a pre-2017 ram, so the wiring and connectors will be a little different than his 2018.

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I had the 110v outlet in most of my Fords...would like to have it in my current 3500 Tradesman. Can it be added? How much quid?

Thanks in advance.
You should be able to add it exactly like factory for just under 166 quid. You need to build one harness, add a few wires to a few existing connectors, add one wire to the BCM, and turn it on with AlfaOBD, nothing too hard. I will say though- this is one factory feature that I added that I would give back. The only reason I added it (besides the fact that I like figuring out and adding all the factory upgrades to my tradesman) was to power my Milwaukee 18v battery charger. About 30 seconds after I threw a battery on the charger, the outlet shut down due to overload. This effectively makes it strong enough to only be a phone charger, of which I already have USB ports for.
I would suggest an aftermarket inverter if you plan on doing anything else with it than charging a laptop.
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That discussion is about adding it to a pre-2017 ram, so the wiring and connectors will be a little different than his 2018.
Why? What is the difference in the 2018 wiring than earlier trucks?

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Why? What is the difference in the 2018 wiring than earlier trucks?
The outlet is a different part number with the 2017+ using a 6 pin connector vs an 8 pin connector previously. The park lamp feed circuit and indicator light signal is no longer used on the new outlet. This is because the indicator light gets its signal from the BCM, now. The connectors at the kick panel have a different circuit layout. Little differences that are enough to not be able to use the exact instructions for pre-2017s, just like the window switch connectors went from two connectors to one connector in 2016, and the brake controller module switched two circuits in 2016. Enough for FCA to keep those whoíve figured out the wiring and connectors on their toes so not to assume everything is the same across all 2013+ trucks.
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The outlet is a different part number with the 2017+ using a 6 pin connector vs an 8 pin connector previously. The park lamp feed circuit and indicator light signal is no longer used on the new outlet. This is because the indicator light gets its signal from the BCM, now. The connectors at the kick panel have a different circuit layout. Little differences that are enough to not be able to use the exact instructions for pre-2017s, just like the window switch connectors went from two connectors to one connector in 2016, and the brake controller module switched two circuits in 2016. Enough for FCA to keep those whoíve figured out the wiring and connectors on their toes so not to assume everything is the same across all 2013+ trucks.
Park lamp feed circuit on the 110v inverter in the dash???

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Park lamp feed circuit on the 110v inverter in the dash???
Thatís where it used to get itís signal to be illuminated at night with the lights on (same feed as cab clearance lights). The indicator status is where the light got itís signal from when in use. Now itís all through the BCM.

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Thatís where it used to get itís signal to be illuminated at night with the lights on (same feed as cab clearance lights). The indicator status is where the light got itís signal from when in use. Now itís all through the BCM.

Pre-2017 connector:
2017+ connector:
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Just saw this post, great info. Where can I get the harness / connectors, etc? Part numbers for the outlet itself?

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