Power Outlet Mod

Ok, one thing that has bothered me since I got my Yaris is the fact that it only had one power outlet. On top of that it was located behind the e-brake lever which made it a pain to plug anything in. I decided to install a couple more 12v outlets so I can plug in my IPOD and the window mount for my nav system. I also wanted them to be hidden. I decided to install these outlets in the compartments on either side of the AC switches. The whole thing only took me about two hours. I was surprised how easy the console pieces came out. Most of them snap in and I only had to remove 6 screws.

Here are the tools I used.
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Here is one of two outlets I got from the local auto parts chain.
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I pulled the center console and located the wires for the existing outlet which I tied the other two wire into.

I measured the diameter of the outlet which is a hair under 7/8″
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I then figured out the best place to install the outlets. This was tough because there is other things behind these compartments
Here is the drivers side outlet.
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Here is the passenger side outlet. You can barely see the aux port opening on the right.
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Here is the backside of the passenger side compartment with the driverside removed. Luckily there was enough space between the two for an outlet to be installed.
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Now I have a spare outlet for other things like my cell phone charger. Yay!
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