Jump to content
  • Sign up for FREE! Become a GM-Trucks.com Member Today!

    In 20 seconds you can become part of the worlds largest and oldest community discussing General Motors, Chevrolet and GMC branded pickups, crossovers, and SUVs. From buying research to owner support, join 1.5 MILLION GM Truck Enthusiasts every month who use GM-Trucks.com as a daily part of their ownership experience. 

Has anyone repurposed the front center console USB ports into proper USB charger?

Recommended Posts

I use the USB in center console compartment for my AAWIreless device, so Android Auto is all wireless for me  The wireless chargers in these trucks are a total joke, in both power and being too small.  


The other USB ports in the open part of the center console charge way too slowly as well.  I'd like to repurpose them to actually have some real charging with no connection with the head unit.  Any ideas on a good way to accomplish this?  I realize I can plug in a 12V charger, but I want it to be as clean looking as possible.  I currently have my 45W quick charger in the center console 12V slot and fish the cable through the cutout under the lid, but hate the cable going over the cup holder. 


Basically, I'd like to feed this 45W charger directly to the built in USB ports (or at least 1 port), so I can just plug in a 6" USB-A to USB-C cable, or change the port out to be a USB-C port.   

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am looking to do the same thing. 

Wondering if I can just cut the oem connector off the wire and then cut the power cord for the new usb hub. Then just connect the wires. Power and ground. 


If thats not an option then thinking of do the same idea, but with one of the 12V plugs. 



Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 minutes ago, HighCountryMatt said:

same plan here, also what wireless device are you using for android auto and is it worth the buy?



I use Apple Carplay and have tested two different wireless dongles.
They have to connect via WiFi.
I prefer my iPhone to be connected to my truck's Wi-Fi hot spot so I just went back to plugging in my phone.
Also, with any dongle connection for wireless, there is a slight delay in response and the audio quality, to me, isn't as good.
My Linkswell 12" screen will, also, do wireless but it's the same thing - has to connect via Wi-Fi.

Edited by MikeBMW
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.