xartle
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Moving the USB port to the glove box

Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:42 pm

Has anyone else moved the USB plug to the glove box?

Currently I did the quick and dirty, 5 minute job. I left the center console intact and ran the usb cord out of the plug along the firewall (is it still the firewall when I don't have anything to catch fire?) and into the side of the glove box through the access door. (It was really simple, but I can attach pics if anyone is interested.)

I'm curious if anyone has moved the port itself out of the factory position and/or split it so there is a second usb port for charging.

EDIT:

The 5 minute glovebox version

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DrillbabyDrill
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Re: Moving the USB port to the glove box

Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:58 pm

So do you have a gnome that lives inside your glovebox that controls that ipod?

xartle
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Re: Moving the USB port to the glove box

Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:19 pm

I wish. ;) I have just been using the steering wheel controls with it... I can't do anything from the iPod when it's plugged in?

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johnr
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Re: Moving the USB port to the glove box

Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:01 pm

Neat arrangement, I like it! I especially like how easy it was to do, and the fact you didn't need to tear apart anything ;)

BTW, you can also use the touch screen to control your ipod.
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Re: Moving the USB port to the glove box

Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:23 pm

Moved mine to the center storage area on day one, no cables showing anywhere and it took about 5 minutes. Took the USB port apart so no cable plugged in on the outside.

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Re: Moving the USB port to the glove box

Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:29 pm

xartle wrote:Has anyone else moved the USB plug to the glove box?

Currently I did the quick and dirty, 5 minute job. I left the center console intact and ran the usb cord out of the plug along the firewall (is it still the firewall when I don't have anything to catch fire?) and into the side of the glove box through the access door. (It was really simple, but I can attach pics if anyone is interested.)

I'm curious if anyone has moved the port itself out of the factory position and/or split it so there is a second usb port for charging.

EDIT:

The 5 minute glovebox version

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You can do it so the USB cable is hidden and attached below by disassembling the connector- FYI

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