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Originally Posted by JesseWhitlow
hey, since you guys seem to be experts, i was thinking about adding a TomTom or similar navi unit in that little center consol that has the flip up lid, would there be a way to run the cigarette style charger through the center consul and into the center consul so that i could plug it there and not have the cord visable? i would have to drill some holes i guess...
Yeah should be easy...Here's what I would do if you don't mind loosing the the cig lighter in the centre armrest area:
First you'll have to remove the centre bin under the radio...any iPod install can help with this (while you are in there I'd recommend putting in an iPod adapter/line-in adapter if you have any plans of doing it). Then drill a hole in the back the the centre bin. Run the cable through that hole, down under the bin floor, under the not an ashtray, under the gearshift, through the cupholders and then drill another hole under the cig lighter in the armrest. Then simply just plug it in....no visible wires at all. To get the cig lighter assembly out of the armrest, just pull up the rubber floor, then remove the 1 screw holding that into the armrest. There are then 2 clips that hold it in so you'll have to pull/wiggle it a bit but it comes out pretty easily.
Let us know how the Tom Tom works for you...I've been thinking of doing something like this myself at some point down the road (still debating if I want to attempt an OEM Navi swap down the road).
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