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I had one of the Accessory Outlets replaced with this so I could keep my phone charged.
What’s nice about it is the Blue Led when it’s dark so you can find it.
Otherwise, you can shut the cover so that you don’t slowly drain the battery.
This is just one of many options available. More are available today since I had this done over a year ago.
Amazon.com: PIXNOR Portable Waterproof Blue LED 12-24V Car Motorcycle Cigarette Lighter Socket Dual USB Power Adapter Charger Outlet (Black): Automotive
576002
576003

https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-56457-Cigarette-Lighter-Removal/dp/B00G3YYSLE
If you would like to do it yourself from the Parts Manual:
Cigar Lighter Housing or 12 Volt
Accessory Power Receptacle
Replacement
Tools Required

J 42059 Cigar Lighter Socket Remover
Removal Procedure
1 Remove the 12-volt power supply or cigar
lighter fuse.
2. Remove the socket by placing one side of
the "T" portion of the tool J 42059 into the socket
and into the square window tab.
3. Position the opposite "T" portion of the tool into
the opposing square window tab.
4. Pull the socket straight out of the retaining ring.
5. Remove the tool from the socket.
6. Disconnect the electrical connector from the
socket.
7. Using your finger, remove the socket retaining
ring by pulling the retaining ring out of the
mounting hole.
Installation Procedure
1. Position the retaining ring to the mounting hole.
2. Index the key to the retaining ring to the slot in the
mounting hole.
3. Install the retaining ring by pressing the retaining
ring into the mounting hole until fully seated
. 4. Connect the electrical connector to the socket.
5. Position the socket to the retaining ring.
6. Install the socket into the retaining ring by
pressing in the socket until fully seated.
7. Install the 12-volt power supply or cigar
lighter fuse.
 

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Ash, I think Richard wanted to be able to close the USB outlet cover when it's not in use so the one he installed is a little more custom and does the trick.

We have a couple of similar USB adapters in our vehicles. One has a nice blue light so that you find it in the dark, the other doesn't light up. Both are "flush mount" but don't allow the OEM cover to close.


 

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Ash, I think Richard wanted to be able to close the USB outlet cover when it's not in use so the one he installed is a little more custom and does the trick.

We have a couple of similar USB adapters in our vehicles. One has a nice blue light so that you find it in the dark, the other doesn't light up. Both are "flush mount" but don't allow the OEM cover to close.


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OK, I can agree it seems to be more "custom", but as to being "safer" than an adapter just plugged into the socket.

NO.................It is not in fact SAFER.
 

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What am I missing here. Can't ya just plug in an adapter and you're good to go.


The one I bought had two usb ports & a digital voltage meter. All for $1.36 to my door. I use it for the digital GPS speedometer. Birdmans
 
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