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Adding USB/Power Ports

Thread in 'Audio, Electronics & Security' started by TrainTrac, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. TrainTrac

    TrainTrac Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Projects from last weekend: After installing a Pioneer touchscreen stereo last summer, I decided I wanted something a little better than just a USB cord dangling from the dash. Something that looked a bit more OEM. So I removed the 12v power port under the console lid and replaced it with a USB port that’s connected to the stereo, then found a right-angle USB cable to plug into it and run to the phone in a bit more concealed manner.

    While I had the console out, I also replaced the rear 12v power port with a dual-USB port. My son connects his iPad to this when he rides with me.

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  2. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Clean job...:cool::)
     
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  3. Brad B

    Brad B Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Nice. As a reminder, on my 2010 with navigation, there is already a USB port in the console, along with another on the module under the console. I have no idea what Ford intended for the second port, but I have that routed to the glove box via cable and use it for a music flash drive. That keeps the original one freed up.
     
  4. TrainTrac

    TrainTrac Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    I have the one in the console also. But when I installed the aftermarket stereo, that port lost connectivity to the stereo. All it does now is supply charging voltage. So that's why installed the one shown above in place of the 12v outlet.
     

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