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Anybody replaced the cigarette lighter with a usb port? I'm looking for one that will fit in the lighter hole without enlarging it.
 

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I'm kind of a dinosaur when it comes to things like this. But on the year range of cars we usually deal with here, installing a usb port seems kind of useless. Unless you have new electronics that need a usb port.

The pc based scan program I used on my 95 obd 1 car, required a cable that connected aldl of car to usb port of pc based computer. But the pc I hooked to had the usb port already.

So I would like to try and understand your need for a usb port and what you drive, & what equipment you plan to communicate with each other.

That way, if someone else has this type of question, I can rise up from the prehistoric era to modern times.
 

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I drive a 97 ss convertible. I'd use the usb port for a dash cam. The lighter element doesnt and instead of replacing it and using a usb plug, i rather put in a usb port.
 

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I drive a 97 ss convertible. I'd use the usb port for a dash cam. The lighter element doesnt and instead of replacing it and using a usb plug, i rather put in a usb port.
I run a tablet in my car to read OBDII via bluetooth which covers my ciggarette port, and i will be hard wiring a USB port under the dash for the tablet and my phone. Ill be sure to post pics once i get it all squared away this week,
 

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Not an answer to your question but what I did was add a cigarette lighter socket to the end of my center shifter console. This lets me plug in a USB adapter or my dc to ac converter which I use to power my laptop. A benefit is it reduces cords at my shifter which is very helpful with my M6 transmission.
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