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    Hidden USB cable to KUDO mount

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    Hello All, simple half hour hack to hide my USB wire within the Alltrack console. Photos should tell the story. Here are the steps:
    (1) with the car off, and the e-brake applied put the wagon in drive. Turn ignition off.
    (2) CAREFULLY remove the trim around your heater knobs.
    (3) while half closing the slow rising hatch, pull up & out to remove the entire unit that holds the USB & audio cable. Carefully unplug the two connectors.
    (4) Drill a 13mm to 1/2" hole in the box (See photo) in the upper corner.
    (5) gently pull off the side trim in the seating area, you do not have to remove the entire piece.
    Snake your USB cable towards the rear.
    (6) carefully put everything back in reverse, this entire process took me less than 30 minutes.
    (7) rejoice and not having to look at wires!


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    Hidden USB cable to KUDO mount

    I did something similar on my other Golf. The wife hasn't okay'd that I do it to the Alltrack though.

    I got the instructions from GolfDave over on the MK7 forum.

    I can't believe the punishment for using the USB port means that you have to stare at the gaping hole. SMH


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper View Post
    I did something similar on my other Golf. The wife hasn't okay'd that I do it to the Alltrack though.

    I got the instructions from GolfDave over on the MK7 forum.

    I can't believe the punishment for using the USB port means that you have to stare at the gaping hole. SMH

    Hi Sleeper, although the hole is drilled big so it can pass through, it's not seen at all from sitting in the car.
    The only people to see it are me & the forum! Lol!

    It was annoying me to drive with the flap open (OCD)......


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    I meant the hole left by not being able to shut the door with a USB plugged in. I don't understand why they designed it that way.

    Your Routing was probably much easier and faster. I took about 2 hours and two attempts. I lost my nerve getting the trim off around the vents the first time

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    Great write up @bigdecals, this is such a great idea.

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    Hidden USB cable to KUDO mount

    I can't find ten online, but PM me and I can sent you the excellent write up by GolfDave for my USB Routing.

    Here's a peak
    Last edited by Sleeper; 09-19-2017 at 12:53 AM.

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    That looks really clean.

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    Hidden USB cable to KUDO mount

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdecals View Post
    Hello All, simple half hour hack to hide my USB wire within the Alltrack console. Photos should tell the story. Here are the steps:
    (1) with the car off, and the e-brake applied put the wagon in drive. Turn ignition off.
    (2) CAREFULLY remove the trim around your heater knobs.
    (3) while half closing the slow rising hatch, pull up & out to remove the entire unit that holds the USB & audio cable. Carefully unplug the two connectors.
    (4) Drill a 13mm to 1/2" hole in the box (See photo) in the upper corner.
    (5) gently pull off the side trim in the seating area, you do not have to remove the entire piece.
    Snake your USB cable towards the rear.
    (6) carefully put everything back in reverse, this entire process took me less than 30 minutes.
    (7) rejoice and not having to look at wires!


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    Ordered a new 90 degree cable, drilled another hole to accommodate.
    Much cleaner & I'm making the car lighter! LOL!




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    I like that. Thanks for the write up!

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    When the phone is plugged in, I control it through the Android Auto, so I don't need to even see the phone.

    I plug it in, stick it in the cubby and I'm done. I have 6" right angle cable so I can even shut the door.

    I get good 4G and phone reception everywhere so far.

 

 
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