Ive had a couple of people asking me questions on how I installed my plug and USB ports into my center console, so im doing a quick write-up.
For starters, the plug I used is made by RubberMaid, and can be found online here
, or other stores im sure. I actually found mine at Job Lot near me.
The unit looks like this out of the package (note that this is another one that i have that is two plugs instead of a plug and 2 USB ports)
The silver piece around it easily comes off using the two spring clips underneath.
Take that off and get rid of it, you wont need it. You should be left with this.
The next step is to take out your center console, which is held in by two screws. after that, you will need to decide on the placement of the plug. it will only fit on the side facing the shift lever, under where the change goes. I put it at this level, just underneath the change holder.
Once you decide where you want it, you need to trace out the outline on the back side. To do this, take out the two screws on the back of the plug and separate the two halves. While you have them separated, pull out the spring clips that held it onto the silver piece earlier. Use the back side to trace where you will need to cut on the back of your center console.
Now, get out your dremel and cut out the hole for it.
Once you get it cut, insert it in from the inside of the console compartment (with the back still off) and test the fit. Trim if necessary. once you get the fit perfect, screw the back side back on. I used some superglue around the inside edge, and hot glue around the outside. To this day, it is still strongly in place.
Here are some pictures of the final results:
Also, for my power inverter, i mounted it under the drivers seat.
It is turned on and off by a switch on my dash which is in turn only live when my keys are in the ignition.
Feel free to post any questions, Ill do my best to answer them.