Zorba's JeepSnaked a cigarette lighter plug/power supply to mini-USB connector cord do-dah up through the passenger side A pillar. Easiest and cheapest way to do it was to retain the entire housing, and plug it into a wired in lighter socket that was then tye-wrapped up behind the glove box. It even has a USB-A socket on it for charging an additional item, I extended that into the glove box with a short extender so my flip phone can charge out of sight.
Inverter and Compresser wiring
This pigtail was found under the driver's side dash. Nobody I've talked to knows what it is other than "its
aftermarket". I'll have to eventually trace it out; whatever it is, it doesn't look like it was ever used!
EDIT: Its spliced into the OBD II wiring - must have been for a semi permanent reader/display/tuner.
The previously installed control relays for the inverter and air compressor.
Inherited from my late Father, this 300 watt inverter is probably about the same age as the Jeep.
An electric cord tasked with the AC side of the wiring.
This shows the high amperage DC input side wiring...
... going through a rubber plug in the firewall.
Inverter strapped in place under the steering wheel. Rubber pad placed between the
inverter and the HVAC duct to provide some conformity. Note AC cord running toward
center. This placement also allows air to circulate freely through its side vents.
Dad's old-as-me soldering gun used to connect the high current wiring to the relays.
High current wiring (10 gauge) routed to eventual air compressor location.
Low current side, existing switched +12 volts tapped for new switches.
Also visible is the AC output already connected to the AC receptacle.
All back together, note the two new switches (rightmost) and AC outlet.
50 watt test bulb and socket plugged in. Yep, socket was my dad's!
Energized! Note LED indicator on the "Inverter" switch.
The previously installed aux fuse box, with the new wiring,
including a partial run for a tailgate area DC outlet.
New wire loom protects the wires.
These route both the high current, and low current wiring through the firewall.
Branches off to the relays. High temperature self-vulcanizing tape used.
A few weeks later: Using 115VAC Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner, powered by the inverter!
Ball mount added to upper windshield escutcheon.
Holds GPS unit up out of the way! Check out that handsome dude in the mirror!
Power supply for GPS.
Routed through A pillar escutcheon...
... to GPS location.
Extra USB in glove box for charging stuff out of sight.
Update: Purchased a new Sonim flip phone, that uses USB C. Installed this
dual headed C and Mini cable to charge that and my video cam out of view.
Plus a dual USB outlet in the center stack. Reads Voltage...
Amperage through the USB ports...
And internal temperature!
Read on for the next part!