Originally Posted by aggies01
Thanks for the write up on how to remove the CD player. One question though.
I think I read somewhere else that removing the CD player may cause the outlets for the rear seats not operate. Is this true?
Thanks for your input
Just finished the upgrade and mine work fine.
Took me 3 hrs, I had trouble getting the side panels to line back up correctly and show as a tight fit, the dissasembly was easier thanks to this thread.
Kudos to the OP!
I fitted the switch as shown and spliced into the 12v bin outlet and ran a cable pair underneath the bin centreline and back up to the switch. Chopped the plug off the switch assembly and fitted bullet connectors to hook up to the aforementioned cable, should I ever need to disconnect and remove.
And now to the LED, disappointing how un-bright it is unless thats due to the inline resistor that allows it to run of 12v. The metal strip on the switch does not contact the drivers side arm of the bin lid correctly (or at all) and I had to experiment with bending the end of the strip upwards and towards the rear (45 deg angle roughly) to place it in the path of the arm. I tried half dozen positions until I got one that worked every time, I found that fitting the final rear top trim piece over the lid hinge can change the end result.
I am not really happy with the switch as it is very flimsy and I struggle to see a mod that will both harden it for prolonged use and also maintain 100% functionality of its intended purpose. A better solution may be to pick up a 12v line that is only energised when the vehicle has the key in proximity (or failing that engine running).
The bin itself is great, not the biggest centre console bin, but none the less a massive improvement on the absurd CD player assembly. I was worried whilst waiting for the part to arrive as the supplier I got it from in the US lists it is being for a Durango, but all good in the end.