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      Thought i'd share some pictures of interior modifications to relocate the USB port into the center console area, thereby allowing a hidden Android Wireless Motorola unit, using an extension.
      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J4ST13K

      Then took that space and grinded some plastic to fit a high-power USB socket with USB-C.
      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B092M6S98V

      Did everything so it fit flush for an OEM look.

      2021 Ridgeline Sport.
       
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      Thought i'd share some pictures of interior modifications to relocate the USB port into the center console area, thereby allowing a hidden Android Wireless Motorola unit, using an extension.
      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J4ST13K

      Then took that space and grinded some plastic to fit a high-power USB socket with USB-C.
      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B092M6S98V

      Did everything so it fit flush for an OEM look.

      2021 Ridgeline Sport.


      pics are not coming through. im totally interested in this though can you try to upload them again.
       
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      I did this mod (sorry no pics), and it's pretty straight forward. You can unhook the USB port in the dash, add an extension, and plug in the Motorola AA wireless dongle. I now have my mounted in the center console area, hidden away, and it works perfectly for just having AA show up after you startup the car.

      This video was helpful in disassembly of the dash to get to the USB cable.


      Used this extension cable, and then cut into the center console cubby. Then just ran the wire to the original USB plug, and hid everything behind the dash. Using double-sided tape, I mounted the AA unit inside the center console.

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J4ST13K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      It took a lot more modding, but I then replaced the USB port in the dash with this, and now have high-power USB-C and USB-A power ports in the dash.

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B092M6S98V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      At some point I'll take some pics, but it's pretty cool to have everything hidden away, and AA wireless work perfectly, almost like having an upgraded headunit!

      BTW: After testing both the AA Wireless unit (Indiegogo) and the Motorola unit, I can easily say the Motorola unit was much easier to get going and working. I have an AA Wireless unit I'm considering selling.
       
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      I did this mod (sorry no pics), and it's pretty straight forward. You can unhook the USB port in the dash, add an extension, and plug in the Motorola AA wireless dongle. I now have my mounted in the center console area, hidden away, and it works perfectly for just having AA show up after you startup the car.

      This video was helpful in disassembly of the dash to get to the USB cable.


      Used this extension cable, and then cut into the center console cubby. Then just ran the wire to the original USB plug, and hid everything behind the dash. Using double-sided tape, I mounted the AA unit inside the center console.

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J4ST13K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      It took a lot more modding, but I then replaced the USB port in the dash with this, and now have high-power USB-C and USB-A power ports in the dash.

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B092M6S98V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      At some point I'll take some pics, but it's pretty cool to have everything hidden away, and AA wireless work perfectly, almost like having an upgraded headunit!

      BTW: After testing both the AA Wireless unit (Indiegogo) and the Motorola unit, I can easily say the Motorola unit was much easier to get going and working. I have an AA Wireless unit I'm considering selling.
      I don't hate that at all. I think Ive got enough videos and documents saved now to properly take apart everything needed. So it sounds like you plugged the male part of the extension into the existing female usb and hid it behind the dash as you stated. What did you plug the hole with for the existing USB? And is the new connection you made accessible without removing everything? I would assume I could just tape the hell out of it and would never have to revisit it though. But this pretty much gets me to what I want.
       

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