Dashboard USB Ports on Non-Lux Bronco

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I searched High and Low and I still cant find the post where the guy drilled a hole behind his hero switches in the dash. I have been trying to find the cleanest way to plug in a USB cable and have it come up behind where I'm going to place my Phone holder.

https://www.tackform.com/products/dash-phone-mount-for-2021-ford-bronco?_pos=1&_sid=54f355727&_ss=r

I've been looking at these.
https://www.amazon.com/BATIGE-Water...03df27&pd_rd_wg=HpsKg&pd_rd_i=B01NCA9XEI&th=1

But would like to have it plugged in where the cable is completely counseled.
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It would be great if we could get the Ford part number for the factory dash power port, and order it as a service part.
I'm looking at doing this but some of these parts aren't available yet.

You'd have to change the entire defrost vent panel (#8 - $153). Switching to that vent panel also requires buying the center speaker grille (# 11 - not available) and B&O Right (#9 - $30) /Left (#10 - $28) Speaker grilles. Then also find the USB part number.

Doing it the factory way may not be too feasible at this time. The drawing lists #12 as "Connector Assembly - Mobile Phone". I already ordered that but its not the USB port only the rubber dust cap.


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I'm looking at doing this but some of these parts aren't available yet.

You'd have to change the entire defrost vent panel (#8 - $153). Switching to that vent panel also requires buying the center speaker grille (# 11 - not available) and B&O Right (#9 - $30) /Left (#10 - $28) Speaker grilles. Then also find the USB part number.

Doing it the factory way may not be too feasible at this time. The drawing lists #12 as "Connector Assembly - Mobile Phone". I already ordered that but its not the USB port only the rubber dust cap.


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Thanks for the diagram! If the power port is indeed a separate part, I'm happy to install it and the dust cap on the original non-lux dash components. Would it be called out on an electrical diagram?
 

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Thanks for the diagram! If the power port is indeed a separate part, I'm happy to install it and the dust cap on the original non-lux dash components. Would it be called out on an electrical diagram?

I'm not sure. I don't have access to the full parts sheets. Might have to come from a dealer but the port likely locks or clips into the defrost grille piece. Unsure if the port, by itself, would be able to be fastened without the OE molded portion of the grille it mounts into. Also, the ambient light sensor is offset to the right on Lux. So, you'd have to find another suitable spot to install on non-lux. It doesn't look like there is enough room to put in the same spot on non-lux.
 

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from an electrical point of view, could you get a usb hub and run multiple usb ports throughout the dash (including wireless pad) and power it off the battery or something?
 

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Why not pick up an OBD port adapter and run a wire up around the a pillar and front of dash? There’s plenty of gap. That’s how I power my radar detector.
 

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Why not pick up an OBD port adapter and run a wire up around the a pillar and front of dash? There’s plenty of gap. That’s how I power my radar detector.
Nothing wrong with doing it that way either! I'd just prefer a cleaner install/look and wouldn't want to keep the OBD port tied up.
 

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from an electrical point of view, could you get a usb hub and run multiple usb ports throughout the dash (including wireless pad) and power it off the battery or something?

You could install power sources such as these with power from your battery since they will accept a 12v source. You'd want to run a fuse on it for sure but then you could mount it out of sight and run your cables wherever you wanted to install ports.
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I searched High and Low and I still cant find the post where the guy drilled a hole behind his hero switches in the dash. I have been trying to find the cleanest way to plug in a USB cable and have it come up behind where I'm going to place my Phone holder.

https://www.tackform.com/products/dash-phone-mount-for-2021-ford-bronco?_pos=1&_sid=54f355727&_ss=r

I've been looking at these.
https://www.amazon.com/BATIGE-Water...03df27&pd_rd_wg=HpsKg&pd_rd_i=B01NCA9XEI&th=1

But would like to have it plugged in where the cable is completely counseled.
This post?

https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/thre...ails-starting-today.25955/page-36#post-916180
 
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Will those USB port on the dash work for Apple CarPlay?
Nope, the dash factory USB are power only. If you add your own USB you could maybe make it a data port if you extended directly from the USB below the screen. If you tap into power anywhere else, such as the glovebox and linked to an aux switch it would not have data either
 
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