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Re: OEM Wireless charger retrofit?
« Reply #10 on: 12 August 2020, 18:15 »
It was useful for me tonight as I usually use my S20 in the armrest USB with Android Auto, but noticed my work phone only had 10% charge. So I popped it onto the charging pad and I had 62% charge at the end when I arrived home over 36 minutes it took me to get home.
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Re: OEM Wireless charger retrofit?
« Reply #11 on: 03 October 2021, 12:35 »


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Does anyone have a part number for the charger in the armrest & what is required to retrofit?
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Re: OEM Wireless charger retrofit?
« Reply #12 on: 03 October 2021, 14:12 »
I spoke to a local car audio specialist about this mod around a year ago. He had bought a kit for a rhd golf, for the cubby in front of the gearstick but had not fitted it as he was too busy doing work for others. He intended to fit it in his Transporter. He took my number and said he would give me a call when he had it fitted. I’ve never got the call. He thought it would be around £350 fitted, to be confirmed. I’ll maybe give him a call.
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Re: OEM Wireless charger retrofit?
« Reply #13 on: 03 October 2021, 16:43 »
Just FYI, my 2014 with the 'phone box' option has the usb socket and strap in the cubby. Might make it easier to track one down.

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Re: OEM Wireless charger retrofit?
« Reply #14 on: 03 October 2021, 19:00 »
I spoke to a local car audio specialist about this mod around a year ago. He had bought a kit for a rhd golf, for the cubby in front of the gearstick but had not fitted it as he was too busy doing work for others. He intended to fit it in his Transporter. He took my number and said he would give me a call when he had it fitted. I’ve never got the call. He thought it would be around £350 fitted, to be confirmed. I’ll maybe give him a call.

Cheers Colin, I just like having the front cubby closed while driving so want to start putting my phone in the armrest to charge and get car play working.

Just FYI, my 2014 with the 'phone box' option has the usb socket and strap in the cubby. Might make it easier to track one down.

I'll PM may need your car reg to track down the part on ETKA.
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Re: OEM Wireless charger retrofit?
« Reply #15 on: 04 October 2021, 20:42 »
Ali express have a replacement rear vent with two USB ports for charging.
It cost me around £60 inc delivery.
My first experience with Ali express involved a Dynaudio Retrofit kit which was a complete disaster,I said I would never buy or even try to buy as the above turned out from them again.
I was also looking at retro fitting wireless charging,but gave up due to lack of info and costs of the parts I could find.
This is when I stumbled across the rear replacement vent on a another forum and watched a how to fit video on YouTube.
Decided to give Ali express another chance,but i wasn’t expecting much.
The part arrived and was spot on-I’m a stickler for only putting genuine parts on my cars and if this vent is a fake,it’s a very convincing one-it’s all stamped up and the texture,colour and fitting matches perfectly,side by side I could not tell the difference.
Really easy to install,it’s powered from the 12 volt port on the centre console,just plug in and play or charge in this case.