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Old 02-06-17, 08:24 PM   #1
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I no longer have a cigarette lighter in my car and was wondering what's the easiest way to add a USB charging port to charge up my phone while in the car?

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I believe there's a live 12v in the center console that used to be for the factory phone. Can't remember the specific thread where someone made it into a USB charger.
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I believe there's a live 12v in the center console that used to be for the factory phone. Can't remember the specific thread where someone made it into a USB charger.
Here you go.
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Here's what I did and there is plenty of room.



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That's pretty slick, Shane. I'm surprised there's enough mounting depth under there, unless you removed the cup holder? Are those seat heater switches?
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Roman, I did this but it only works if you have an aftermarket head unit...
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Wow you guys are quick!

Thank you all for the awesome ideas.

Keep up the great work!

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Roman, I did this but it only works if you have an aftermarket head unit...
Link to DIY?
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Jimmy, I noticed you have no heated seats like my car. What state was the car originally sold in?
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Roman, I did this but it only works if you have an aftermarket head unit...
Do you have a link to the part you used?
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http://gromaudio.com/store/accessories/cable-c-fm35usb.html

that's what I used. I got mine on amazon though... I didn't do a DIY but I used a cut off tool and cut my temp/radio **** in half and threaded the kit in. Connected it to my radio. Very easy.
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Jimmy, I noticed you have no heated seats like my car. What state was the car originally sold in?
man, I'll have to look that up... maybe Florida. I'll check tomorrow. I'm ashamed I don't know
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http://gromaudio.com/store/accessories/cable-c-fm35usb.html

that's what I used. I got mine on amazon though... I didn't do a DIY but I used a cut off tool and cut my temp/radio **** in half and threaded the kit in. Connected it to my radio. Very easy.
Awesome, thank you.

I've been needing to buy a 3.5mm extension cable for my stereo anyways, so this works out perfect.
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i have mine in the glove box too, but them switches aint a bad idea
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Yeah mine is also in my center console
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