Hiding wires

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Just as title says, I’d like to hide my CarPlay cable, as well as extra charging cable into my dash and come up to my Rubigrid phone mount.

I don’t like the wires hanging down in front of everything. Any solutions out there?

 

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Wireless carplay modules are around $100.
 

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Somewhere on the forum is a post (maybe in the DIY section?) of someone who did that really cleanly, with a USB-C port at the top in the little dash tray area. Super nice and clean looking.
 

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Can run it behind the trim panels, if you're jsut trying to minimize the cord.
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Think you'd need to plug a long USB cable in to the center console port, run it up along the center trim, in behind the central dash panel, and then tie in to a USB female to female somewhere on the top portion of the dash. Probably a good idea to find the thread already referenced where another guy did this. If it were just for mo pawah babeh, I'd say get a 12v pigtail which goes between the 12v lighter and it's power plug, and then add a USB A stepdown off that. But if you need the Carplay function, you're stuck running a cable to one of the OE USB ports.
 


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Think you'd need to plug a long USB cable in to the center console port, run it up along the center trim, in behind the central dash panel, and then tie in to a USB female to female somewhere on the top portion of the dash. Probably a good idea to find the thread already referenced where another guy did this. If it were just for mo pawah babeh, I'd say get a 12v pigtail which goes between the 12v lighter and it's power plug, and then add a USB A stepdown off that. But if you need the Carplay function, you're stuck running a cable to one of the OE USB ports.
This is what I did also, but newer Wranglers have issues with CarPlay and the USB port in the center console, so probably not a good solution. Mine is a 2020 and I've had no issues using this port for CarPlay.

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Sorry, this has nothing to do with your topic but what is that line on your windshield?

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Not a very good picture but I ran the wire from the armrest plug, through a hole I made in the bottom corner of the bin( like a previous poster shows) and under the consol up under the dash and out from under the stereo face trim. I carved a tiny notch in the trim the size of the wire. You could have it come out at the top corner too, where ever you want it.
I’d go take a better picture of it if I had my Jeep, it’s at the body shop getting the tailgate hinges redone on warranty.
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I'm wondering if running through the firewall to the fuse box wouldn't be much harder. (I have to do that anyway to install a dashcam.)
 


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I have a Bulletpoint mount for my phone. My OCD wouldn't let wires hang down in front of my dash either. I took the dash apart and snaked the power cord up behind everything. Then I drilled a hole in the top of dash under the Bulletpoint base plate, drilled a matching hole in the baseplate then added a rubber grommet to protect the wire from chaffing. I added a USB powerpoint under the dash behind the steering kick panel where I can get at it and plugged the power cord in there.
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Here's where I put the power connector for the phone cable. It's right behind the steering column kick panel where I can reach it. I also plugged my dash cam into it after hiding the wire that runs to that. The silver bolt to the left of the power point is OEM. I used a 3/4" EMT conduit clamp to hold it in place with that bolt, then zip tied for a little extra holding power.
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This is great! I was just looking to figure this aspect out myself because of my cord OCD. Where did you jump the power off of?

 

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