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Old 04-01-2013, 01:37 AM   #1
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Has anyone installed a USB port for charging phones, etc in their Jeep? I'd like to install one in the back of the center console so my kids can charge their phones and tablets.

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Search the posts for USB. Found one in whichntheynimstalled a port over the rear seat cup holders. Here's mine with a less OEM install on the seatbelt locks.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/wha...45035-466.html

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:01 AM   #3
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Do you not have one inside the console? If you do there is a nifty little cutout to run cables out the passenger side of the console that you could use as an extension to a little 4 port usb hub then attach it wherever you want.
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Isnt there a 12v in the back? If you just want it for charging get a 12v to USB 5v adapter.
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I believe the Rubicon already has one inside the center console.
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Do you not have one inside the console? If you do there is a nifty little cutout to run cables out the passenger side of the console that you could use as an extension to a little 4 port usb hub then attach it wherever you want.
Won't that cause issues with UConnect every time someone plugs in a device?
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:39 AM   #7
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It would have been nice of Jeep to install a power point in the back of the center console. I may just end of doing that and buying a USB charger for it.

I'm not sure what would happen if I plug in a USB hub to UConnect system. I'm thinking it would cause issues. I keep my iPod plugged in to the center console and just need the additional for charging.
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Unless Jeep changed something for 2013, you should also have a 12V outlet inside the center console.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:11 PM   #9
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Mine is a 2010 JKU sport. It's got some upgrades but not that. I would really like to install some usb ports but I have't found any yet. They need to be thin I suppose. looking for ideas
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It will not bother your U-connect. Your I pod will work better run through the USB in the center council than Blue tooth. Any other devices you plug in will only affect U-connect if you want it too.
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That's insane that we both asked the question at nearly the same time.
Great minds and all that....
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:21 PM   #12
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It is hard to find the USB plug. It's beside the power port/cigarette lighter. Stick your hand in and feel around for it. It's on the INSIDE of the console FRONT wall.
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I guess I should have been clearer...I have the power point in the center console, but I want something that my 3 kids sitting in the back seat can use without me having to interact with them. LOL. They say "Dad" way too much.
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It is hard to find the USB plug. It's beside the power port/cigarette lighter. Stick your hand in and feel around for it. It's on the INSIDE of the console FRONT wall.
I don't have it
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:17 PM   #16
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Check out Burnsmoto- I have a USB port I installed on my Motorcycle- easy to install. May be one of many solutions.
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I have a 2011 JKU Sport and did not have a plug in the back, so I added this. You get one of those cigarette USB plugs and fit in it and your set.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:48 PM   #18
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I have a 2011 JKU Sport and did not have a plug in the back, so I added this. You get one of those cigarette USB plugs and fit in it and your set.
Yeah, that's a perfect place.
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I have a 2011 JKU Sport and did not have a plug in the back, so I added this. You get one of those cigarette USB plugs and fit in it and your set.
Pretty cool. I'm wanting to get a couple of USB ports in the back and permanently replace the cig lighter up front with USB too. I hate the damn dongles sticking out.
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I've been thinking about doing the same. What is involved in swapping out a USB socket for the 12v socket?
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I've been thinking about doing the same. What is involved in swapping out a USB socket for the 12v socket?
Just plug one in:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...b+%2Caps%2C322
low profile if you don't want something sticking out.

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