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Thread: in dash USB slot, where to get?

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    Raw Wave treetop777's Avatar
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    in dash USB slot, where to get?

    I've seen pictures of folks installing extra USB slots in their dash, fab bezels, ashtays and so forth. Are those "bare" USB slots? and if so, where can you buy them? If not, are they just taken off an old motherboard, hub or something?

    I did search, but search is only as good as the search parameters.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Any electronics outlet. There are USB ports designed for the backplane of a PC. Take the backplane off and you have a couple USB ports. Tah dah!
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Or a simple powered hub and fab it in if you don't have enough spare mobos to rip USB ports off of!
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    I use these :

    http://www.frontx.com/store/order_p.html

    Good stuff.

    I stuck them in some blank switch covers for my car :


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    Quote Originally Posted by ankur View Post
    I use these :

    http://www.frontx.com/store/order_p.html

    Good stuff.

    I stuck them in some blank switch covers for my car :
    Excellent! I picked up a few of these; thanks for the link.
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    ankur,

    how did you get the cuts so clean on the covers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ankur View Post
    I use these :

    http://www.frontx.com/store/order_p.html

    Good stuff.

    I stuck them in some blank switch covers for my car :

    http://ankur.n23.net/switch_and_usb.jpg


    Awesome find. Thanks!
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    I used front usb ports from an old pc case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0-0-7 View Post
    I used front usb ports from an old pc case.
    I was going to do the same, but since these have mounting hardware already, just means less time I have to put in fab'ing it into my console.

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    Well, I found this device in the mp3car shop very nice. (Replaces the lighter)

    Haven't seen it anywhere else. Anyone used it?
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