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Old 09-12-2017, 05:23 PM
JAMMANICA JAMMANICA is offline
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Default USB and Aux inputs

I'm putting a stereo system in my daily driver soon, it has rear USB and AUX inputs.

I had previously bought a USB power outlet to charge phones, tried to put it where the lighter jack is but the new one was too big in diameter.

I have this little unused hole to the right of the passenger airbag shut off key.....

I needed a piece of plastic to cover it. As it turns out my donor mountaineer has the same interior color as my daily driver Ranger.

The sacrificial jack cover off the Mounty:



A little bandsaw work:



I made a metal bracket and attached the plugs to the bottom with a screw for rigidity. The outcome:




AND now open. The left has the axillary inputs both 1/8 round and USB.
The right is 2 quick charge ports (lighted green of course) for phones or pads. Or my fit bit or anything else. I'm not going to install it till I get the radio (wife and kids getting it for my birthday in November) but it is ready:

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Old 09-14-2017, 05:37 AM
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Default Re: USB and Aux inputs

That turned out amazing! I hate mods that don't look stock, and you are the total opposite here.

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Old 09-14-2017, 08:17 AM
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Thanks, evidently we have similar dislikes
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:37 AM
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Very nice Jim, Good job!
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