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The explorer console w/ inverter mod

Finally found a nice Explorer console, but the hole in the back was driving me nuts.







This is a Cobra 480w inverter, mounted where the rear blower motor was. I just removed the end plate and extended the wires. It is set in a piece of ABS plastic bolted in place of the rear A/C control panel.

That gives me:
2 original 12v outlets
1 new 12v on the side of the console
2 110v outlets on the inverter
1 USB outlet on the inverter
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Great idea... nice work!
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Looks great, and good idea!
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very nice!
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Sweet! You should make a how to for it.
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Cool idea
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Thanks all.

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Sweet! You should make a how to for it.
I don't really have much else to add for a how-to. I ran 6 gauge wire to the battery with a 50 amp fuse, thats about all there is to it.
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Great idea.
What have you plugged in ?
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That's a cool idea. I like. Nice job.
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Very clean!
i like it man. I might even do this.
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Very cool
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Great idea.
What have you plugged in ?
I grabbed a blender out of the kitchen to test it cause thats what was closest, Margaritas on the tailgate baby!
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Nice dude, I plan on doing this myself
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I grabbed a blender out of the kitchen to test it cause thats what was closest,
SSSSWWWEEEETTT !

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Margaritas on the tailgate baby!
A Mudslide please, frozen.
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perhaps a how to
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I don't really have much else to add for a how-to. I ran 6 gauge wire to the battery with a 50 amp fuse, thats about all there is to it.
Since you missed it, I'll help you out. If I had buckets/console I would swap mine for one of those.
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sweet. I may do this later this week to have something functional instead of useless ac controls
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Nice idea. Gotta do this project. It will come in very handy.
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Sweet mod man!

Now I have another project to look forward to after the dual battery mod.
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Now I just need something less girly than tissues to put in the tissue holder, shop rags maybe? The buggman switch panel looks good but I don't need the switches for anything.
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Beeches love da sweeches
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