Go Back  DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Dakota > 1st Gen Dakota Tech
Reload this Page >

Anyone else adding USB ports?

1st Gen Dakota Tech 1987 - 1996 Dodge Dakota Tech - The ultimate forum for technical help on the 1st Gen Dakota.

Anyone else adding USB ports?

  #11  
Old 02-01-2019, 02:33 PM
RalphP
RalphP is offline
Champion
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northwest Louisiana
Posts: 2,888
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Yah, I've got two of the cig lighter style units to add to my trim plate on the driver's side (and also an accessory jack).

But I ALSO have the dual port over the headliner.

There's multiple ways to get there from here ...

RwP
 
  #12  
Old 02-01-2019, 11:11 PM
Ruff16965's Avatar
Ruff16965
Ruff16965 is offline
Professional
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 127
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

They sale a 3 unit one that I thought of pulling the cup holder out and replaceing it with that.
 
  #13  
Old 02-02-2019, 08:05 AM
RalphP
RalphP is offline
Champion
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northwest Louisiana
Posts: 2,888
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Don't need to pull the cup holder itself out if you have a taper drill that goes over 1 1/8" ... Well, pull that piece off long enough to drill the internal hole.

Like the larger one out of this Hazard Fraught set: https://www.harborfreight.com/2-piec...lls-96275.html

I REALLY need to get mine finished and a few pics taken of where I'm putting three of the round ones in (two dual-USB, one accessory port) between the cup holder and the A/C duct.

RwP
 
  #14  
Old 02-02-2019, 10:18 AM
Ruff16965's Avatar
Ruff16965
Ruff16965 is offline
Professional
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 127
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I have the 3 accessory port attached to the passenger firewall, but have never ran the wires.

I did run a 4.5 foot usb cord from rhe dual charger where the cigerette lighter was, behind the trim plate and then out to plug into my phone. Here is what I have for that. Works great for Google Maps, doesn't block vents, attached to steering wheel I have a button that I-Heart Radio and Spotify and answers the phone.


 
  #15  
Old 02-02-2019, 02:30 PM
RalphP
RalphP is offline
Champion
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northwest Louisiana
Posts: 2,888
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

That's good too!

*ponders*

For the Cougar, I have one of these so it'll fit on the trim over the instrument cluster: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B010T3D1...ter_B06WVHN2J9

That might fit on the cover on the Dakota there between the cluster and the OD switch.

Just in case anyone's considering.

My GPS is a 7" unit, though.

I don't have a remote on the steering wheel, but I DO have one for my radio that I use quite often while driving - after I pick it up, I can feel and adjust previous/next/louder/louder (huh? Who turns their radio DOWN??? *grins* ) without taking an eye off the road.

But that's me there; those criteria were important to me, could easily be "Who gives a flying finger?" to everyone else *grins*

RwP
 
  #16  
Old 02-03-2019, 09:45 AM
Ruff16965's Avatar
Ruff16965
Ruff16965 is offline
Professional
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 127
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Ralph, my phone is 5.5" all you would have to do is move the mount over, or even instead of the dash board, as I have several times wished I had done, mount it on the door/windshield bar. The mount moves in a couple of ways, not only the head where the phone is swivels, but the arm up and down.

Here is the phone controller. Also works to control the camera for selfies, but have never used it for that. I also have radio remote I reach for, have thought about a peice of velco to the center of the steering wheel, might have to see if placing it there it still works.


Got a button power switch coming for the firewall mounted accessory plugs and will finally finish that this week, broken foot and boot and all.

 
  #17  
Old 02-04-2019, 12:49 PM
Ruff16965's Avatar
Ruff16965
Ruff16965 is offline
Professional
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 127
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

What is everyone's thoughts of placing a push button on/off switch for extra outlets between the cigarette lighter and the ac/heater controls? Glanced down yesterday and it seems like a handy spot. Any pitfalls that I am not thinking of?
 
  #18  
Old 02-04-2019, 02:05 PM
93 ragtop
93 ragtop is offline
Record Breaker
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Va
Posts: 1,205
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

I ask this in all seriousness, so please educate me, but why would you want so many usb ports?
 
  #19  
Old 02-04-2019, 07:45 PM
RalphP
RalphP is offline
Champion
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northwest Louisiana
Posts: 2,888
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

At the headliner - dashcam and GPS.

In the front seat - Sprint smartphone, Verizon smartphone, AT&T smartphone, and SiriusXM head unit.

There's six right there ...

And that's just today.

RwP
 
  #20  
Old 02-04-2019, 08:33 PM
HeyYou's Avatar
HeyYou
HeyYou is offline
Super Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Clayton MI
Posts: 57,683
Likes: 0
Received 36 Likes on 36 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by RalphP View Post
At the headliner - dashcam and GPS.

In the front seat - Sprint smartphone, Verizon smartphone, AT&T smartphone, and SiriusXM head unit.

There's six right there ...

And that's just today.

RwP
You have three phones? Are you that much of a glutton for punishment? I don't have a cell phone. At all. Don't want one either. Had one for work that I HAD to answer for a while, and EVERY time it rang, it was bad news.... So, I am just as happy without one.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Anyone else adding USB ports?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: