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    I wanted a USB port in the back seat area for the wife on long trips and when i use the Gopro camera on the back. so i added a USB port inside the rear speaker pod today. dont know if this has been done before or not, if not, here is what i did. I had her sit in the back seat and see where she could reach and this seamed to be the best spot for her.



    I got this from Texas Cycle Chrome. i think its made for the front, but with some modification, it works where ever.





    I had to cut one web of the upright with a die grinder to get it to fit without hitting the back of the speaker. then i marked it and cut a hole with a 1" spade bit.



    in this pic you can see where i had to cut away one of the webs.


    then splice in some two wire connectors and make a wire harness long enough to plug into the 12v in the truck under the trunk lid liner.



    used an o-ring on the inside to keep it in place and i put some silicone around it after it was in for final install (not shown)




    wire harness with disconnect installed and ran into the trunk.


    you can see the wire harness and USB port through the speaker hole in this pic.


    put it all back together and this is the finished product.

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    then i took my tape measures for a ride since they did such a fine job this week.





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    Great idea for a location the only thing I would caution about is the use of spade bits on plastic trim we see lots of messed up CB installs because of this, try to use a stepped type cone cutter or hole saw
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    GOOD JOB N PICS GOT RID OF S.O. SO DONT NEED NOW

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    Very clean install, nice
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    nice install.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro66 View Post
    Great idea for a location the only thing I would caution about is the use of spade bits on plastic trim we see lots of messed up CB installs because of this, try to use a stepped type cone cutter or hole saw

    good advice, and i have one or two of the cone cutters too....

    and one more pic.




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    I got-r-done Dan! I used the dual USB power port. Now the wife can plug her iPhone in and keep it charged while listening to her music/e-books.

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    I'd like to know what you used as a harness that looks like "shoe lace" .. and where you got it.
    It's very professional .. thanks for your post !
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    I got it at Fry's, I think the PC geeks use it for wire wrap inside the puters. I use it on my hot rod cars when i run new wires under the hood.
    its a fiberglass mesh, be sure to burn the ends after you cut it, i use a cig lighter so it wont frey. It come is a roll about 10' long for $6-7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepsX View Post
    I got it at Fry's, I think the PC geeks use it for wire wrap inside the puters. I use it on my hot rod cars when i run new wires under the hood.
    its a fiberglass mesh, be sure to burn the ends after you cut it, i use a cig lighter so it wont frey. It come is a roll about 10' long for $6-7.
    Look for it as "woven cable sleeve" or "braided cable sleeving".

    Comes from the electronics industry, as you said, but it's been in use for decades as restraint for build-it-yourself cables of all types. Used to come in a cotton weave eons ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepsX View Post
    I got it at Fry's, I think the PC geeks use it for wire wrap inside the puters. I use it on my hot rod cars when i run new wires under the hood.
    its a fiberglass mesh, be sure to burn the ends after you cut it, i use a cig lighter so it wont frey. It come is a roll about 10' long for $6-7.
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    turns out it's called "expandable sleeving" and it comes in 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 and 3/4 inch sizes !

    Thanks Guys .. now my electrical wizzaardry will look a little more professional. I've been using a black 1/4 inch sleeving plastic tubing that Harley Davidson uses on their wiring .. this new stuff will be much better ..

    Thanks again !
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    Nice work!
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