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  • Installing Usb outlets for 2nd and 3rd row areas

    Just acquired a KDJ120 Grande. We got this to take over the touring/camping/towing duties from my tired HZJ80 and to replace the wifes old ford territory as a daily driver.

    one of the things all vehicles lack in the modern age of electronic gadgetry is sufficient charging outlets for the rear spaces. With 3 rather argumentative kids who usually neglect to charge their devices ready for a trip and fight to no end over the (usually) 1 charging cord i want to provide them a point each.

    i had a quick look at the prado yesterday morning and in the second row, i didn't see any places that jump out as a good spot to install a usb socket without sacrificing the good door trims, except for possibly the pointlessly included ashtrays in the door (seriously, who the f#%@ smokes in cars anyway) where i thought I could run a cable to the ashtray and fit a narva dual usb socket to just under the lid so it could be hidden from view with the lid shut. Any thoughts on this? The cente seat space is a little trickier as the air con controls are at the back of the centre console/ fridge.

    The 3rd row is easier as there are pockets and such that can hold a usb socket. And the trim damage/alterations are never as concerning in the cargo spaces.

    any space i decide to use I'd prefer that any cords and such could be quickly and easily put out of the way.

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    In the back of the console of our GXL with rear AC there is a pocket in the bottom below the AC controls. I fabricated a blank panel and fitted to it a pair of dual USB sockets that flush mount. These are wired in a heavy duty cable direct to the fuse box next to the steering column and fitted a piggy back fuse for protection.

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      Hi Solidute
      Nice pick up there with the Grande mate.
      I myself had fitted the Narva round dual USB 81134BL, to the rear of the center console in our 2003 GXL.
      However I had no A/C controls or cooler box to deal with.
      I like your idea of utilizing the ash trays in the doors.
      One of these also found its way into our front console, in a spare factory switch cut out.https://www.narva.com.au/products/63218BL and works great.
      Thinking that it would be a good fit for the ash trays also.
      Cheers mate going out to measure now.
      Troy
      SOUTH AUSTRALIA GATEWAY TO THE OUTBACK!
      2003 GXL V6 AUTO 120 CHAMPAGNE MICA [DUNE]
      LIST OF ACCESSORIES GROWING, WISH LIST SLOWLY DECLINING

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        SOUTH AUSTRALIA GATEWAY TO THE OUTBACK!
        2003 GXL V6 AUTO 120 CHAMPAGNE MICA [DUNE]
        LIST OF ACCESSORIES GROWING, WISH LIST SLOWLY DECLINING

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