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Old 01-04-2009, 12:23 AM   #1
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I sure to like to hard-wire....

Well if you know me, did it again. Got a GPS unit and don't like the cigarette lighter plug, like who does anyway! I took out my A-Pillar cover and cut in for a 12v -> 5v converter that came from a USB ipod charger that plugged in the cigarette lighter too. I also soldered a green LED indicator too since I don't like the red. This way here I can disconnect the cable too when not in use or use that USB cable to charge any other USB compatible device like my RAZR or another ipod. Now I just need to find a 8" USB to Mini-USB cable....




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You can also see the green LED activity right above the USB port. It will only charge when the vehicle is on.


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Old 01-04-2009, 01:10 AM   #2
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Lee is at it again! lol nice work lee!
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:15 AM   #3
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looks great! great idea. definitely post more pics.
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looks good, keep us posted
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Nice! I wanna see this finished.
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ha. awesome. i wanna see it finished.
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Finished See OP.

Thanks everyone for the comments so far and big thanks to Josh (PumkinSVT) for supplying the goods.

Anyone know where I can pick up a short USB cable?
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Looks amazing!

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Anyone know where I can pick up a short USB cable?
Maybe Radio Shack, Circuit City, Best Buy, Office Max, etc.
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not bad at all, personally hate those gps units but thats a damn good way to go about it. good place and all
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