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The wife and I have been traveling enough that it has become apparent that we could really use two more USB ports (just for power, not for a data connection).

I'd like to set up a neat and tidy permanent connection and I have the necessary parts to tap the cig-lighter/power port in the center console but I don't know how to lift the center console up to run a wire up to near the shift lever.

Anyone have any diagrams?

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There are some really compact dual USB to Cigarette jack adapters.

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Good suggestion.

I was planning on mounting it inside the glovebox so my wife can plug something in to charge and then just close the glovebox. Otherwise we have cables galore running all over the car.

I'm just fussy that way.
 

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Use the power port in the center console. No cables running outside the console.

edit: unless of course, you are wanting to charge a tablet, which won't fit in the console. In that case, why not use the power port in the compartment on the dash instead of the console?
 

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You can also just put the phone, adapter, cable, etc inside front seat center console and close it up.
Just remember to take it out when you leave the car :)
 

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The wife and I have been traveling enough that it has become apparent that we could really use two more USB ports (just for power, not for a data connection).

I'd like to set up a neat and tidy permanent connection and I have the necessary parts to tap the cig-lighter/power port in the center console but I don't know how to lift the center console up to run a wire up to near the shift lever.

Anyone have any diagrams?

Thanks
Dutch.
just get adaptor for the one on the dashboard compartment,
 

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Use the power port in the center console. No cables running outside the console.

edit: unless of course, you are wanting to charge a tablet, which won't fit in the console. In that case, why not use the power port in the compartment on the dash instead of the console?
compartment and plug on the dash are already in use.
 

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There are also already 3 power plugs in the G1, one in the dash console, one in the center console, and one between the rear seats. With dual USB adapters, I see no need to wire up yet another one.
 

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So I'm just curious. Is anyone going to actually answer the question I asked in the OP, or does everyone just feel the need to give me their opinion on what I plan to do?
 

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There is no need to tap the 12VDC line (or a diagram) unless you need a USB port to power up a large device that takes up over 2 amps. Other than that, use a sinlge 12 VDC outlet and dedicate it to one device. The suggestions for extra ports are valid. And I have a 12 VDC to three USB port adapter in my Equinox because it has no dedicated USB ports anywhere. The power outlet I am using is in a space under the center console, called the "lady handbag" storage because the console armrest swings up and allows a woman's handbag to be stored there and remain hidded under that armrest.
 

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Good suggestion.

I was planning on mounting it inside the glovebox so my wife can plug something in to charge and then just close the glovebox. Otherwise we have cables galore running all over the car.

I'm just fussy that way.
When you say glovebox I assume you mean the one in the dash and not the center console. If that is the case then why not tap into the fuse box on the passenger side.

If you mean the center console box, I believe if you do a search there was someone who put in a backup camera with instructions which would have the removal of the center console.
 

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From the service manual: You need to remove the console applique piece just behind the stack. It pops off rear to front. Then remove the rear console. Remove rear seat cushions, fold rear seat backs down, rear console pops out. Then remove left and right lower console extensions. They also pop off. This should reveal 6 bolts that hold the front console in place. Highly recommended to obtain a plastic trim spoon for removing plastic trim. Good luck!
Sorry I don't know how to post pictures and text from the service manual. They send you to 3 different places before actually getting to the console itself!
 

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I did almost the same thing. Both of us have iPhones so when I hardwired my dash cam and radar detector I also hardwired a power outlet and plugged in a double 2 amp USB port setup. I then ran the cables to come out under the mat in front of the shifter. Take the mat out and disassembly becomes obvious.
 

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What I did to install a dash cam would work for a USB charge port. Tap off of the switched fuse on the drivers side (there may be one on passenger side but I don't know for sure) with a 12v lighter socket and then put a USB power adapter in it. Then, plug into the USB adapter with a USB cable of the right type and run it under the dash to the passenger side and hopefully end up in the glove box. The challenge will be to get past the Center stack but I am sure there would be a way to do that. A 6' cable should be plenty, especially if the lighter socket has a fairly long lead wire. I used one of those fuse adapter kits to provide the 12v power and put the other end of the wire to a ground screw on the dash metal frame inside the fuse area.
 

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What I did to install a dash cam would work for a USB charge port. Tap off of the switched fuse on the drivers side (there may be one on passenger side but I don't know for sure) with a 12v lighter socket and then put a USB power adapter in it. Then, plug into the USB adapter with a USB cable of the right type and run it under the dash to the passenger side and hopefully end up in the glove box. The challenge will be to get past the Center stack but I am sure there would be a way to do that. A 6' cable should be plenty, especially if the lighter socket has a fairly long lead wire. I used one of those fuse adapter kits to provide the 12v power and put the other end of the wire to a ground screw on the dash metal frame inside the fuse area.
Take off the little rubber mat in front of the shifter, remove the plastic piece under it with a Phillips head screwdriver and you can easily run the cable from behind the glove box to the shifter area. I have 2 iPhones cables able to charge all the time.
 

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Take off the little rubber mat in front of the shifter, remove the plastic piece under it with a Phillips head screwdriver and you can easily run the cable from behind the glove box to the shifter area. I have 2 iPhones cables able to charge all the time.
Thank you!
 
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