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Has Anyone Run a Cable, Ipod or Otherwise, to Center Bench Seat Fold-Down Console?

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I've purchased a Navigation Receiver that I will soon have installed. Assuming the 6-ft IPod cable is long enough to reach to the center bench seat fold-down console compartment, I would like to connect my IPod to the cable and keep it stored at the rear of the console compartment.

When the center console compartment is pivoted to the "up" position, allowing the center to be used as a middle "seat", the very rear section of the console compartment that will hold the IPod will be at the bottom of the console compartment behind the lumbar region of a passenger's back if a passenger were were sitting in the seat. If the 6 -foot length of the IPod cable is anything but redundant lengthwise, positioning the IPod in the rear of the compartment makes the most efficient use of the cord length by putting it in the compartment rear.

There is already 12-volt power to the compartment and there what appears to be a cord that I'm assuming is the 12-volt power cord to the compartment.

I've positioned a red circle at about the place the center seatback/console compartment pivots to change up or down from/to seatback/console compartment.

If anyone has run a cable to the bench seat center console compartment or has opened up the interior of the center seat components, any comments or recommendations would be welcomed about how to run a cable from the radio/CD changer to under the carpet up to the center seat console.

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Yes, I did just that. I installed a permanent 3.5mm jack next to the 12v port in there so my iPod, or phone, could be charging and playing audio without having to put it in the back of the console.

I simply removed the seat, rant the cable under the carpet, reinstalled the seat, took the back cover off of the seat and ran it up right next to the power cable so it would act the same when raising/lowering the seat. It's really not that hard once you open up the console/back part of the center seat and see what you're working with.

Good luck.
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