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Now I am not sure what years will find this more useful than others. I can tell you that it's for 2011+ for sure though.

The USB/AUX hub is in a terrible spot, more so if you are using you're USB in more than one location. This is how to relocate it.

Skill level: 3 out of 10.
Time to do: Less than 1 hour.
COST: $0.00
Tools: 10mm socket, ratchet, extension. Phillips screw driver. Flat head screw driver. Electric tape or Zip Tie, Pliers.

Step 1: Removing the center console. To do this, you need to remove the 4 bolts in the storage area, 2 pins (push the center of them in with a flat head. They are located by the front seat rear mount post) and 1 more 10mm bolt that is located UNDER the cup holders. Use your flat head screwdriver to get between the cup holder/ebrake and main console. Use caution and no excessive force is needed. It's just clipped in. Once you remove that, you'll see the last 10mm bolt. Once all bolts are removed (remember, 5 of them + 2 plastic pins) you should be able to remove the console nice and easy.
!!!Be sure to unplug the Aux/USB connection as you are removing the console!!!

Step 2: Remove shift knob (manual unscrew/automatic however it removes) and then shifter trim bezel. This is done by inserting just the tip (lol) of your flat head to loosen up the clips around the trim. Once it starts to release, be sure to disconnect the emergency flasher wire and security light if so equipped.

Step 3: Remove the remaining trim below the shifter. There are 2 Phillips head screws at the top of the plastics, and then the rest just simply un-clips.


(Once all trim is removed, it should look like this for a manual transmission.)


Step 4: Locate you're USB/AUX wire for rerouting. This is clipped onto the floor with little plastic clips that are taped to the wire. You can either remove the entire clip assembly, or cut the tape (careful not to cut any wires) to remove them.


(Image is with center console removed, and USB/AUX wire disconnected and no mounted)

Step 5. Reroute the wire once you've unclipped it from the body mounts and from under the small spot of carpet. Tape or zip tie some of the excess wire to insure it does not get tangled in with the shift linkage.

Step 6: Remove your blank plug from the shifter bezel. (if you don't have a switch installed there, or a security light) This is just a simple pinch the clips and it pops right out.

Step 7: Remove the USB/AUX hub from the inside of the center console, and swap it into place with the blank. It is a tight fit, but a perfect fit. Take the blank you removed from the bezel, and insert where you removed the USB/Aux Input to fill the hole. Again, a perfect fit.


(Wire rerouted up to shifter area)




(USB/AUX hub relocated too shifter bezel. No cutting or trimming required, simply insert from top, until it clicks into place.)


(image of console USB/AUX original spot plugged with blank from shifter bezel)

Step 8: Re-assemble in reverse order, making sure to plug everything in as you go, and take your time to line it up properly. Doing this will insure you do not damage clips, and everything looks like OEM.

Step 9: Test connections to insure everything is in good working order.

Step 10: Enjoy wings and beer with friends afterwards. (step 10 is optional)

Final product:
 

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Is there a way to pull power back to that USB after stereo removal? I don't need it to play music through as I use Bluetooth but it was handy to charge my phone and be able to hide it while doing so.
 

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My wife agrees with you Stenger !!!! What were they thinking ??????

Guess what I will be doing next week !!!!

THANKS !!!!!!!
 

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I actually forgot that our 2012 had this! I may end up doing this but we always use Bluetooth so idk if it would even be worth the hastle
 

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The OEM location is a joke! If you go to use it, and you have something in the console, you've gotta take EVERY thing out, plug it in, throw everything back in and it's all a big mess.

It's nice that it's hidden in a way, but if you use it, it's just a pain.
 

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The OEM location is a joke! If you go to use it, and you have something in the console, you've gotta take EVERY thing out, plug it in, throw everything back in and it's all a big mess.

It's nice that it's hidden in a way, but if you use it, it's just a pain.
I usually keep an extra cord in there plugged in all the time for charging but since I switch out my head unit it doesn't have power anymore :-( that's all I need it for.
 

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lol i did this by accident. did not know there was a diy on it.when i installed my bench seat in the front i just figure why not move it there. good diy
 
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