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How-To: Add USB Charger Outlet in Rear Doors

Discussion in '4th Gen DIY' started by continuecrushing, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. shadowhawk

    shadowhawk Senior Member

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    I added 2 ports to the back of my center console. Each port has 3 USB. I tied into the 12v cigarette lighter spot in the back. You could do the same. Consider if you want always on, or switched power though. The cigarette port is switched.
     
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  2. CAG CheechDogg

    CAG CheechDogg Senior Member Supporting Member TOTM Winner

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    I have those already ... I want some in the back either the doors or by the foot vents .. I just need to figure out how to wire them up

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    rangemaster728 Senior Member

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    Just did this on the rear doors of my 2020 Classic Tradesman. Easy mod.

    Installed USB lighted dual-port modules w/QC 3.0 capability and an ON-OFF switch.

    Even though they have a power switch I still used the wire on the window switch that is controlled by the key to avoid parasitic drain.

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    Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Charger... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082PNLMDS?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    Inexpensive and no clearance problems.


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  4. bloup

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    My 2017 Sport with center console has a 12v outlet for people in the back.


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  5. DoughRat19

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    Decided to tackle this mod. I didn’t wanna splice into the factory wiring, so far on all the mods I have done I have been able to avoid splicing into anything, so I’m working on a plug and play harness. Anyway, I’m not done yet but I did test out the USB port today and works great. Also love the fact that if you engage the window lock it kills power to the USB port. I can use that as leverage when my kids aren’t behaving!

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  6. continuecrushing

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    haha, the window lock is nice! Although sometimes I hear, "hey the charger isn't working?!"

    Oops lol.
     
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    finished it up today. Works great.

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    Where did you find the connectors? Really like the way you tackled this!!
     
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    DoughRat19 Senior Member

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    I got them at Nexus but you have to buy a minimum quantity of 20 each which ends up being well over $100. Not very economical when you add in all the other parts and the USB ports. I’m thinking about possibly making a few kits of these to sell but we’ll see.
     
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    Yeah, was planning on spending that much to add2 USB ports !
     

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