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I managed to do a Qi compatible wireless charger under the head unit area.

Parts needed:

1. Single coil wireless charging kit http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=311548764828&alt=web

2. Micro usb hardwire http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=272053996012&alt=web

3. Blade fuse tap http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=131089523065&alt=web

Installation:

1. Remove top rubber and plastic cover. (See pic 1)
2. Center align the single coil wireless charger then gently fold the board under the coil. (See pic 3)
3. Tape it in place with electrical tape of thin clear tape.
4. Do a test before putting it back in the car.
5. Run the hardwire under the dashboard. The side panel by the passenger side is flexible enough to push the head of the micro usb in the opening.
6. If needed or if your micro usb head is thick, try to trim it out as safely as possible without damaging or exposing the wires inside.
7. Using the blade fuse tap. Tap into the fuse box under the dash board. You probably won't be able to use the cover once the tap is done, just put it in the glove box compartment. Make sure ground is also connected. (I tap it to the cig 15A fuse location)
8. Attach the micro usb to the single coil wireless charger.
9. Align the platform then gently press it in place. Do not press do hard cause you might damage the charging board.
10. With the engine on place your Qi compatible wireless charging phone and your phone should detect the wireless charging. If not make sure the coil in the center of the plastic cover.

See pictures for references.
 

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Glad I found this. Great work. One question though is whether or not you simply wired directly to a 12V fuse circuit or you needed any adapter to convert down to the 5V expected by USB? Does the controller card work with a 12V input voltage?

Thanks, Ken
 

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Very nice mod. I really appreciate you taking pictures.

What was the procedure for removing the plastic thing under the rubber mat? (The rectangular piece with 6 holes in it)
 

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Link is no longer valid, any idea where I can buy this? I wanted to make sure that the charging power is sufficient (some Qi charging pad I tried are just slow charging)

Thanks.

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1. Single coil wireless charging kit
 

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Very cool.

I currently have a Scosche magnetic dash mount which allows me to quickly set my phone and it stays in a nice vertical orientation in front of the vent beside the stereo where I can see it while driving:
https://www.scosche.com/magicmount-pro-dash
I like that setup but it would be nice if the mount could simultaneously charge the phone so I wouldn't even have to plug it in. I'm considering switching to a magnetic Qi charger, something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Nillkin-Generation-Charging-Qi-Enabled/dp/B07CQBSQRK

My phone similarly doesn't support Qi charging but that's a quick fix:
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/i-spent-13-to-add-wireless-charging-to-my-android-phone/

How and where are others mounting their phones? Has anyone tried mounting on the SofTex? Does anything stick to it?
 
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