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    remove USB cord?

    Can I remove the USB cord so that I can plug directly into a USB jack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by qingcong View Post
    Can I remove the USB cord so that I can plug directly into a USB jack?
    Not sure I understand what your asking here. If you are referring to the usb plug in the center console which you can plug into then I don't see what your trying to accomplish here.

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    Yep, USB in the center console. My car came with a cord, but I want to plug directly into the USB jack like you do on a computer. It seems the cord is fixed, but I'm not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qingcong View Post
    Yep, USB in the center console. My car came with a cord, but I want to plug directly into the USB jack like you do on a computer.
    I don't think a full size computer will fit in the center console, and the USB connector is the wrong gender to fit.

    Take pics if you make it happen!

    It seems the cord is fixed, but I'm not sure.
    It is fixed. The next connector in that wire harness is not a computer USB type connector, it looks like just another car harness connector.

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    Not sure what the advantage is of having a fixed USB port in the console. The short (too short for me) cord is there so there's some flexibility to positioning things once you get the device plugged in. I'm afraid that trying to manipulate the connector, we will break something. I just added a 6" USB cable to the factory connector to make it easier to connect flash drives. The extra length is easily coiled up so the other contents of the console are not in the way. If you want a USB connector in the dash or somewhere else, you may have to pull the radio/nav unit to see where the wires from the console attach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qingcong View Post
    Can I remove the USB cord so that I can plug directly into a USB jack?
    What is the reason for this? The connector in the console is hard-wired. Just plug in an extension cord. It will be hidden in the console, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyrocks View Post
    What is the reason for this? The connector in the console is hard-wired. Just plug in an extension cord. It will be hidden in the console, anyway.
    Well basically the reason is, I don't need the cord and I don't like it. It takes up unnecessary space and is liable to wires losing connection if it's stressed too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qingcong View Post
    Well basically the reason is, I don't need the cord and I don't like it. It takes up unnecessary space and is liable to wires losing connection if it's stressed too much.
    Curious. What is your planned solution for replacing the 4" corded USB connector?
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    I'm really curious to see how this plays out because I don't understand the reasoning at all. That tiny cord and USB plug takes up too much room? The cord or connector could short out (what do you plan on doing to it to make it short out)? Will you remove the connection all together? If so, how will you plug anything in there without the connection? If you still want the connection but not the wire, will you sink the connector into the bottom of the compartment so that it is facing up, and all kinds of schmutz can get in it and ruin it?
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    I think I have not made myself clear. I'm not planning to do anything to it now. I just wanted to know if the cord was removable, like if was simply an extension connected to a USB A socket. Since it's not, I guess I will leave it alone.

    See, I have a micro USB flash drive that essentially takes up no space, it protrudes about 1/8" after it's plugged in. If I could plug that straight into a USB socket like this seen below, it'd just be more streamlined. Obviously it's not a big deal, but I figured I'd ask.

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