Isn't there still a power port in the back? If so, could add an adapter there for pennies?
I know this is an old posting, but do you have any photos or directions on how to do this. We also need a number of USB ports and wanting to check out the feasibility of doing this with OEM parts.That looks nice. I thought about doing something like that but I couldn't bring myself to drill holes in a brand new car. Did you need to take the side panel off the back or did you fish the wire? I ran into trouble removing the side hooks that hold the trim piece below the hatch and the side panels when I was installing the wiring for a trailer. I didn't try that hard because I found a method that I like better and I was afraid I would mangle the hooks removing them.
Thanks for the guide! I just installed a set myself and wanted to mention a few tips for those that follow albeit coming from a novice in car modification.I know this post is old, but just wanted to let you guys know that it was helpful to me in adding USB ports at the back of the center console of my 2018 EX.
Now onto wireless charging, but I'll add to an existing thread on that.
I sourced the panel, holder, and USB module from a wrecked vehicle to install in my 2019 EX but have not installed it yet.Well, I went ahead and added two additional USB charging ports for the second row. I used mostly OEM parts so it looks stock, but I ended up wiring it back to the front fuse box instead of using standard wiring harness. The EX has a charging port in the console next to the USB data port. If I wanted to use completely stock wiring I would have lost that USB port. I guess the EX-L doesn't have a charging port inside the console (other than the data port).
Do you recall exactly where you found this gray connector? I’m trying to install the OEM wireless charger in my EX and have been led to believe by other internet EX owners that this connector does not exist except in EX-L and above. Thanks to your posts about the connector, at least I know which pins on the charger unit are power, ACC, and CanBUS in case I need to go the stealing and splicing route, (thank you so much for your posts!) but if the 7 pin 5 wire connector is actually tucked in there hidden somewhere that would obviously be preferred.Then I noticed an unused connector under the tray insert, which turns out to be the connector for the optional wireless charger (with five wires in it). A bit more probing around revealed that it also had the three required wires on it: Black is B- (GND), Purple is ACC/IGN, and the large White (next to the Purple) is B+ (12V). The small Green/White appear to be a CANbus connection. As I never plan to install wireless charging and this connector was super easy to work with I decided to harvest it to power the 2nd row dual USB charger instead.
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