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Old 11-02-2013, 05:22 PM
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Re: 2011 power inverter socket upgrade

Here are close ups of the two socket faceplates as promised. Upon further inspection, being the placement of the 2 slots in the original socket, I personally wouldn't attempt to modify it ifor 3 slots in fear of damaging the housing. Then again, I'm very picky when it comes down to it and knowing something appeared butchered would drive me crazy even if I couldn't see it. LOL
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Re: 2011 power inverter socket upgrade

I agree I rather have a clean install than a butchered 3rd slot, but thanks for idea tho. As long as Ratchet hasn't had problems with the housing switch I don't mind paying the cheap $16 for it...my issue is removing the center console panel without damage.
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Re: 2011 power inverter socket upgrade

On a side note, how do I add my list of vehicles to the bottom of posts?
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Re: 2011 power inverter socket upgrade

Hey I just ordered the socket housing by the number you supplied, hope it fits mine haha.

Any suggestions or link to a guide on the center console removal? Thanks again for the info and help on the upgrade.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:44 AM
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Re: 2011 power inverter socket upgrade

You don't have to remove the entire center console. Just the back end of it. The end cap portion of the console that faces the rear passengers will pop right off. DO NOT try to pry the vent assembly out of it. The vents are screwed down from the inside!

Will be glad to pm you my number if need be.

I really wish I had documented the steps I took but time didn't allow for much. I do have another to do for my sister so hopefully I can whipe up a video on that one.
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Re: 2011 power inverter socket upgrade

Oh glad you mentioned that, as I was leaving the dealer earlier today I asked about the removal and he printed me a short guide, however it looks like the guide he pulled up is more for access to the shifter and transmission and all. I will prob have to research it all a bit more before I try to install the housing tomorrow. I'm not familiar with the new battery location and all for messing with the electrical components. I'm new to this do it yourself idea with electricity haha. Thanks for being willing for the phone #, I'll keep you posted if I have issues. Thanks again
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:02 PM
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Re: 2011 power inverter socket upgrade

Snapped some photos and made a very quick how to on the socket upgrade.

If you have a one piece floor mat for the rear passengers, you will need to remove it before reinstalling the console housing. The back half of the console sits very close to the floor. A mat could make it rather interesting realigning the tabs on the console. Don't ask me why, but I was a victim of this briefly. LOL

After the vent housing is removed (3rd pic), you will be able to disconnect the power inverter socket connector and the heated seat switches (if applicable). On the same 3rd pic, you will see 4 tension tabs that secure the inverter socket to the console housing. These will need to be depressed in pairs in order to remove the socket. The new socket simply snaps into place.

Once the wiring has been reconnected, install the console housing starting from the bottom. It should snap back in place. If the bottom doesn't line up correctly, you may need to "convince" it a bit.

The swap is honestly very easy. It takes appx as long to do as it did to type these short paragraphs. Hope this makes it easier for you.
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Yeah it's def a nice little and simple upgrade. So it looked like a harness and plug, I don't need to disconnect the battery then right?
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Nope. Just make sure the ignition is switched off.
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Re: 2011 power inverter socket upgrade

This might sound dumb but.. actually push the button and turn it off or just never push the button at all. Meaning can I just unlock the doors but never touch anything other than the housing replacement work. Or absolutely hit the push start to Off position?
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Re: 2011 power inverter socket upgrade

If you touch the start button (w/o depressing the brake pedal) after entry, it will activate accessory mode.

Upon entering the vehicle, yes, courtesy lights will be live, but the ignition switch is dormant untill you press the start button.

Unlock doors. Get in. Perform the mod. You are now free to do whatever you wish.
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