1) the usblike connector...i made the extension cord go out to about the same length as the video signal feed and tie wrapped everything together.
2) i did not connect anything directly mean....at the end of the usblike ext cable that we just made, i plugged in the cable that came with the lilliput giving us the vid audio and power leads. in the power lead goes the cig lighter adapter, which i cut off the adapater part and that is what i connected to the molex adapter. i was just thinking ahead for serviceablity with all these extra connections. yes it could be simplified and less wiring used, but i'm lazy