I love you. I just want you to know that.I know this thread is a bit old but I ended up installing the OEM wireless charger and wanted to report back. It works great
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Just a note for anyone who wants to order it - I have an iPhone 12 Pro Max and I have to take it out of its case for it to fit. But any phone smaller than that would have no problem at all. It's pretty awesome because now I can have wireless CarPlay and charge my phone at the same time. You can see I've velcro'ed the CarPlay adapter to the ceiling of the compartment.
You do kinda need to remove the glovebox to install it though. If you don't have the cooled AC glovebox, I recommend you order that too and you can do both these mods at the same time.
I used this thread as a guide: https://forums.ross-tech.com/index.php?threads/12055/. Though, I took some liberties with the wiring because I just wanted to get the center console back together again quickly. Instead of running the +12V wire, ground and BCM wire from the compartment over to the fuse box, I cut all of them much shorter and just spliced +12V and ground into the cigarette lighter wires. I did not even try to attach the one wire to the BCM - it works fine without it and my guess is it's for charging while the ignition is off, which I don't particularly need. Then the two final wires plug into the gray connector in the quad-lock of the infotainment in the glovebox.
I could have made it even easier on myself by ordering one of these (just the harness). Then there is no need to splice into the existing wires.
For coding, all you need to do is enable bit 0 and bit 5 in byte 15 of module 5F's long coding.
Definitely recommend it!
I'm just happy it's helpful broI love you. I just want you to know that.
So, just to be clear, with that harness there's no need to splice into the 12v cigarette lighter (or fuse box)? Does it just plug into the infotainment?
Sorry if this is dumb; it's 4am and I'm excited.
I think I got it. I just installed a 12v quick charger socket in place of the cigarette lighter so I get where you're at. I may be able to use a tap slice... I also have some other electrical stuff hanging around. I'll have to let in stew in the back of my mind for a while. But a video would be great. First, I need to make sure I can enable those bits before I go ordering anything else.I'm just happy it's helpful bro
Let me clarify, with that harness you'd still need to solder/crimp/etc, but you'd be cutting the harness, not the car's thick cigarette lighter wires In the pic of the harness, I would cut off the red connector, and those will be your bare 12V and ground. And then the two white plugs go under the center console (under the cupholders basically), connecting the cigarette socket and the original cig wires. So you don't have to mess up your original wires like I did lol. Not super necessary or anything but I would have liked to do it that way.
Maybe I'll take a video of it working to show off haha.
Besides that, 2 small wires need to go to the infotainment. I would have liked to do it "the right way" and wire over to the fuses and BCM but for me I tried to find a good route without interfering with anything and then I just gave up. I am gonna try, though, to switch my fuse to be always on and see what happens, maybe it won't shut off as soon as I turn off the ignition then.
Telepathic dude That’s honestly crazy because I have had it installed for 2+ months and finally decided to write about it just because.I've been mulling over adding wireless charging for a while and last night I finally decided to research it and BOOM, you had the answer.
Yup that’s exactly where it is.I just installed a 12v quick charger socket in place of the cigarette lighter so I get where you're at
Went out and did it right before you messaged me. Enabling the baseplate options went smoothly. Sometimes OBDeleven coding likes to play hard to get.If you have OBD11 it’s super easy to code, just set “byte_15_baseplate” to installed in Long coding.