I went ahead and looked throughout the internet forums for this swap and I didn't see anyone do it or try it or instructions on how to do it, so I decided to... Show more give it a shot myself after looking up how to remove the dash surround and center tray.
The goal was to relocate the USB where the 12V adapter is because I typically charge phones, tablets, etc near me, and I didn't want to reach over to the passenger side to take out the cables every time I parked. Also, the 12V adapter suits things like GPS or a Radar Detector with the pigtail/long cord. I get annoyed with the cord in my way so I thought it would be better running along the passenger side, instead of along where the gear shift select knob is.
It worked relatively easy. Nothing was removed/spliced/cut etc. You do have to remove the USB wire from a clip that is inside the dash by the upper vent but it's nothing difficult and frees up a lot of wire to run the USB to the driver side. As for the 12V... it is stuck with a bundle of stock wiring that just needs to be pulled and stretched over to the passenger side in order for you to reach. It is a bit of a stretch to get the tray in afterwards, so you'll have to maneuver the cable carefully so that you don't break it, but in the end the application works with the tray no problem and full power to both sides.
I decided to do a few black touches to the RAM. Went to Canadian Tire right by the dealership here and picked up a set of AVS In Channel Window Visors/Deflec... Show moretors and because one of them had a small chip out of the corner of the rear window I got them for 68 bucks taxes in... Also decided to go with some black on the logos to see how that looks before buying any MOPAR OEM black decals. I like how it turned out and I'll probably order some of the black/white combo badges to put on the truck this summer.
Never thought I would purchase one, but here's the new truck...
2015 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Outdoorsman (Ex Rental) with just over 47k on it. The chassis, engine... Show more and transmission had so much clay and dirt on it that it took the techs at the dealer 6 hours of pressure washing, chiseling and hand scraping. I tried to help them out with a 3200 PSI pressure washer and it didn't do much to the clay. They ended up breaking the shop pressure washer, but they got it done and it will look much cleaner once the Paint Protection, Interior Fabric Guard and Undercoating gets finished.
Here are some pics from the dealer website:
http://www.youtube.com/user/DipYourCarcomhttp://www.youtube.com/user/DipYourCarcomWell this weekend I took a trip to the US and bought some Plasti Dip from L... Show moreowesfor $6/can. Started spraying my emblems. Once they were done, I sprayed my side markers (which I'm sure isn't exactly legal) but it's got a really nice black look to it now... I also was going to replace my rear view mirror and decided to dip that too. Still have to dip the arm that holds it but so far I'm liking the effect and the cost to do it.I followed a lot of techniques and instructions from Fonzi at DipYourCar.com. He seems to be an expert at what he does, and dips everything from iPads to Audis. His tips helped me a lot during this process so thanks to him! Here's his YouTube channel where I got most of the info from www.youtube.com/user/dipyourcarcomHe also supplies a lot of really good equipment to help with the process and dip in all available colors should you be interested, I would highly recommend him. Show Less