Rerouting the CarPlay USB to the center console

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by 2022PriusLimited, May 24, 2022.

  1. 2022PriusLimited

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    I'm looking to re-route the USB in my 2022 Prius from the cupholder area, to the inside of the center console (arm rest). Whether my phone is plugged in, or I have a Carplay wireless dongle plugged in, either will take up a cupholder, and the cables become a mess. My old Prius had the USB located inside the center console - not sure why it was moved outside.

    Does anyone have any guidance or ideas about re-routing the USB from where it is by the cupholders to the inside of the center console?
     
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    I have a wireless AI box that I plugged in with a flat USB cable and then put it in my armrest storage. The armrest can close and it doesn't pinch the cable.
     
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    Which box did you go with?

    Ideally I'd not have the cable there, but I do think this is a solution.
     
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    I had a similar issue; I bought a short USB extender so that the big CarPlay dongle can live in the armrest. It's sometimes a little hard to close the console lid but it usually works fine, and it un-cluttered the cupholders. Also, sometimes I have to "reboot" the CarPlay dongle when it doesn't connect to the phone. At that point having the car's USB port on the outside makes it easier.
     
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    Which wireless carplay dongle did you get? Would you recommend it?
     
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    Carplay2air - Cplay2air.com. It's pretty reliable. The extender was a generic cable from Best Buy.
     
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