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Adding Lower Center USB Charging Port and Ambient LED

For 2019, Infiniti added a USB charge only port to the lower center cubby in addition to the LED ambient lamp added in 2018. These can be easily added to earlier models. The part is 969739NR0A for the center cubby and 682629NR0A for the lower lid and ambient led.

For my 2015, I spliced into the illumination of the shifter lamp wires using 3M wire taps and ran that to the illumination of the LED ambient lamp and backlight of the USB port. I then tapped into the 12V socket for the USB power. All connections were done using the correct gauge of wire, soldering and heat shrink tube for splice connections. Zip tied and secured to existing wire looms for a factory finish/look.




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Wow! You are awesome! I wish I could do it...


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The part is 969739NR0A for the center cubby and 682629NR0A for the lower lid and ambient led.
Wow, I'd love to add this as well and hate dealing cigarette power socket.

I did a quick search at InfinitiUSA and found:
969739NR0A = MAT-CONSOLE POCKET: To confirm, this is the backing?
682629NR0A = LID-CLUSTER,LOWER CENTER: To confirm, this is this is the USB socket?

Also, do you happen to remember the wire gauge for both the LED and USB taps?


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For 2019, Infiniti added a USB charge only port to the lower center cubby in addition to the LED ambient lamp added in 2018. These can be easily added to earlier models. The part is 969739NR0A for the center cubby and 682629NR0A for the lower lid and ambient led.

For my 2015, I spliced into the illumination of the shifter lamp wires using 3M wire taps and ran that to the illumination of the LED ambient lamp and backlight of the USB port. I then tapped into the 12V socket for the USB power. All connections were done using the correct gauge of wire, soldering and heat shrink tube for splice connections. Zip tied and secured to existing wire looms for a factory finish/look.



Looks great! My other half would love that because she hates digging through my junk in the armrest to get to the USB ports.



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Wow, I'd love to add this as well and hate dealing cigarette power socket.

I did a quick search at InfinitiUSA and found:
969739NR0A = MAT-CONSOLE POCKET: To confirm, this is the backing?
682629NR0A = LID-CLUSTER,LOWER CENTER: To confirm, this is this is the USB socket?

Also, do you happen to remember the wire gauge for both the LED and USB taps?


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I used 18 gauge wire. You could use 16 or 18.

969739NR0A = MAT-CONSOLE POCKET - Yes that is the mat only. The USB unit is separate, part is 969249NR0A
682629NR0A = LID-CLUSTER,LOWER CENTER - That is the lower lid cover with the ambient LED lamp. The ambient LED lamp was added in 2018 IIRC.
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I used 18 gauge wire. You could use 16 or 18.

969739NR0A = MAT-CONSOLE POCKET - Yes that is the mat only. The USB unit is separate, part is 969249NR0A
682629NR0A = LID-CLUSTER,LOWER CENTER - That is the lower lid cover with the ambient LED lamp. The ambient LED lamp was added in 2018 IIRC.
Thank you for the confirmation and additional details. I'm excited to try this out.
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I used 18 gauge wire. You could use 16 or 18.

969739NR0A = MAT-CONSOLE POCKET - Yes that is the mat only. The USB unit is separate, part is 969249NR0A
682629NR0A = LID-CLUSTER,LOWER CENTER - That is the lower lid cover with the ambient LED lamp. The ambient LED lamp was added in 2018 IIRC.
I finally got the parts (multiple fiascos) and have the center console pulled apart, but can't for the life of me get the shifter knob off. Did you figure out a way to pull the knob off?

Also, do you recall which USB pins are power vs backlight? There are four pins in the small white connector. Any suggestions soldering wires inside the small tight white wire (USB) connector will be helpful (see pic)



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I finally got the parts (multiple fiascos) and have the center console pulled apart, but can't for the life of me get the shifter knob off. Did you figure out a way to pull the knob off?

Also, do you recall which USB pins are power vs backlight? There are four pins in the small white connector. Any suggestions soldering wires inside the small tight white wire (USB) connector will be helpful (see pic)



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Ohh, that’s a tough one as I had the wiring harness that goes with it. I just used the wire colors to figure out what was what by trial and error. What I’d do if I were you is make four wires with small crimp female connectors and slide them on the pins. Then you can do the trial and error like I did. Once you get the +/- for illumination sorted the rest should be easy.

For the shift knob, there’s a plastic retaining clip on the neck of the shift knob. Just slide it off and the knob comes off. Look on the backside of the boot.

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Ohh, that’s a tough one as I had the wiring harness that goes with it. I just used the wire colors to figure out what was what by trial and error. What I’d do if I were you is make four wires with small crimp female connectors and slide them on the pins. Then you can do the trial and error like I did. Once you get the +/- for illumination sorted the rest should be easy.

For the shift knob, there’s a plastic retaining clip on the neck of the shift knob. Just slide it off and the knob comes off. Look on the backside of the boot.
Finished.... I think I ran into every possible issue, but now it seems to be working.

Thanks again for the help, it looks great.
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