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Relocating the USB / 12 Volt outlet from the center console?

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:38 pm
by LagunaH1
Hi guys,

I'm working on a project to remove the stock center console and replace it with a Troy Products console to hold 3 radios. So far, I've managed to un-bolt the center seat / console / arm rest.

I'd love to be able to relocate and re-use the USB and power outlets found in the center console. -Haven't been able to find a way into the armrest to remove / un-do the outlets.

Have anyone done this on a 2014+ truck? -Mine is a '16.

Edit: as I'm re-reading this, I'm realizing that I probably should be a bit more specific:

I am looking for ways to to relocate and re-use the UB / 12V SD card reader panel located under the lid in the center seat / arm rest on my '16 truck.

Re: Relocating the USB / 12 Volt outlet from the center console?

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:57 am
by Low_Sky
LagunaH1 wrote:Hi guys,

I'm working on a project to remove the stock center console and replace it with a Troy Products console to hold 3 radios. So far, I've managed to un-bolt the center seat / console / arm rest.

I'd love to be able to relocate and re-use the USB and power outlets found in the center console. -Haven't been able to find a way into the armrest to remove / un-do the outlets.

Have anyone done this on a 2014+ truck? -Mine is a '16.

Edit: as I'm re-reading this, I'm realizing that I probably should be a bit more specific:

I am looking for ways to to relocate and re-use the UB / 12V SD card reader panel located under the lid in the center seat / arm rest on my '16 truck.
Never heard of anyone doing that, but it shouldn’t be hard to find the wire harness and follow it to that little power module (destructively if you have to). It’s the only thing in there that gets power.


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Re: Relocating the USB / 12 Volt outlet from the center console?

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:13 am
by LagunaH1
Low_Sky wrote:
LagunaH1 wrote:Hi guys,

I'm working on a project to remove the stock center console and replace it with a Troy Products console to hold 3 radios. So far, I've managed to un-bolt the center seat / console / arm rest.

I'd love to be able to relocate and re-use the USB and power outlets found in the center console. -Haven't been able to find a way into the armrest to remove / un-do the outlets.

Have anyone done this on a 2014+ truck? -Mine is a '16.

Edit: as I'm re-reading this, I'm realizing that I probably should be a bit more specific:

I am looking for ways to to relocate and re-use the UB / 12V SD card reader panel located under the lid in the center seat / arm rest on my '16 truck.
Never heard of anyone doing that, but it shouldn’t be hard to find the wire harness and follow it to that little power module (destructively if you have to). It’s the only thing in there that gets power.


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Yup, I see the wire harness, just need to figure out how to get to the sockets in the arm rest.


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Re: Relocating the USB / 12 Volt outlet from the center console?

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:46 am
by Reloaderguy
Do a search for armrest upholstery videos.

Re: Relocating the USB / 12 Volt outlet from the center console?

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:04 pm
by LagunaH1
Good call..... found a few videos. I think I'm going to live without the 2 outlets (12 volts and USB Data). Too complicated.

Re: Relocating the USB / 12 Volt outlet from the center console?

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:08 pm
by BoldAdventure
Well I know Dave over on American Adventurist replaced that 12v with a BlueSea fast charge dual USB plug. It's in his build thread over there and he had photos of him removing that lid and opening it up.