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Old 11-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Interior USB port

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Anyone have ideas for adding a usb port in the inside of their cars? I dont want it to play music, just charge my phone. Yall know if tapping the HVAC power wire and routing the tap to a 12V to usb converter with an inline fuse in the power wire and grounding it somewhere would work? Theoretically it does to me but anyone try this or another method of adding a USB port to their car? Any tips?

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Old 11-04-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:30 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure you can buy an adapter that goes straight into the cigarette lighter
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the extremely helpful tip. Maybe you did not read the part where I asked if anyone had done this before. If you are not going to be helpful, please do us both a favor and stop wasting both my and your time. Thanks

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Old 11-04-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure you can buy an adapter that goes straight into the cigarette lighter
Yea I know those are on the market but the integrated usb port in the tray will be clean and out of sight
Thanks though bud

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for the extremely helpful tip. Maybe you did not read the part where I asked if anyone had done this before. If you are not going to be helpful, please do us both a favor and stop wasting both my and your time. Thanks

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I've actually searched this because I want to do the same thing. If you search usb diy or some range of keywords then you would find tons of mods involving integrated usb. So search before asking. There are tons of people that have done this before. Usb inside the euro tray, in the coin holder, the small buttons panel, etc. There are discussions about the same question you're asking in those threads. Stop being so hot headed.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=euro+tray+diy
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...93#post9034193
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Helpful enough for you. That's what you get when you search!
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #8
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Thanks for the extremely helpful tip. Maybe you did not read the part where I asked if anyone had done this before. If you are not going to be helpful, please do us both a favor and stop wasting both my and your time. Thanks
You should always start by using the search button in this forums or google first..

you can actually do it just as you describe on your first post. (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...126&highlight=)

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=909900
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You also got the same diy mod I got searching.
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You should always start by using the search button in this forums or google first..

you can actually do it just as you describe on your first post. (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...126&highlight=)

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=909900
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