Nissan 370Z Forum  

Shifter trim blank button

I have a 2012 370Z automatic. On the shifter trim, there are two buttons, for me, the right one is blank and the left is hazard lights. I'd like to

Go Back   Nissan 370Z Forum > Tech Area > Exterior & Interior

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2019, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Base Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 1
Drives: 12 Nissan 370Z
Rep Power: 3
toodmo is on a distinguished road
Default Shifter trim blank button

I have a 2012 370Z automatic.



On the shifter trim, there are two buttons, for me, the right one is blank and the left is hazard lights.

I'd like to install a usb charger into the blank. If I ruin my existing blank trying to machine a usb port into it, I'd like to know where there's a replacement without having to buy the whole shifter trim which is about $80.

I know a usb is available for my center console blanks, but I'm already using those positions for heated seating and reverse camera.

Has anyone ever had any luck finding just the little blank insert? Or even better, a usb port that can plug in there? Or a circular usb port that I can machine into there?
toodmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 04:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Memphis,Tn.
Age: 62
Posts: 1,805
Drives: 2010 370Z PG 6 spd
Rep Power: 2684362
sx moneypit has a reputation beyond reputesx moneypit has a reputation beyond reputesx moneypit has a reputation beyond reputesx moneypit has a reputation beyond reputesx moneypit has a reputation beyond reputesx moneypit has a reputation beyond reputesx moneypit has a reputation beyond reputesx moneypit has a reputation beyond reputesx moneypit has a reputation beyond reputesx moneypit has a reputation beyond reputesx moneypit has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I believe it is part#9 https://www.courtesyparts.com/auto-p...r-console-scat
sx moneypit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 07:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lazyboy Livin'
 
madwi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 24,770
Drives: Granma red Z
Rep Power: 1494580
madwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond reputemadwi has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Youd have to check the sizes but a round usb panel might work. would be easy to drill a hole and plop it down in it.
https://www.amazon.com/Ginsco-Charge...4PJ26Q&sr=8-33
madwi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 09:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,345
Drives: A Garage Queen
Rep Power: 284001
BettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by toodmo View Post
I have a 2012 370Z automatic.







On the shifter trim, there are two buttons, for me, the right one is blank and the left is hazard lights.



I'd like to install a usb charger into the blank. If I ruin my existing blank trying to machine a usb port into it, I'd like to know where there's a replacement without having to buy the whole shifter trim which is about $80.



I know a usb is available for my center console blanks, but I'm already using those positions for heated seating and reverse camera.



Has anyone ever had any luck finding just the little blank insert? Or even better, a usb port that can plug in there? Or a circular usb port that I can machine into there?
My first thought would be a junkyard. I really couldnt see how that button could get damaged in a crash, so it should he ripe for the picking.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
__________________
'14 MB Nismo #0557 | F.I. 18" | Berk | Z1 everything | MotorDyne | CJM | ZSpeed | RJM | SPL | Eibach | SoulFunction | B&M | Craft Square | CF Element | Zoom | Sparco | MAMS | TeamTech | EcuTek by Seb | Hella | Blinder
BettyZ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 09:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,345
Drives: A Garage Queen
Rep Power: 284001
BettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond reputeBettyZ has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Alternatively, if you get a long enough cord, it's very easy to run cables from the passenger cig lighter under the plastics wherever you might need them.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
__________________
'14 MB Nismo #0557 | F.I. 18" | Berk | Z1 everything | MotorDyne | CJM | ZSpeed | RJM | SPL | Eibach | SoulFunction | B&M | Craft Square | CF Element | Zoom | Sparco | MAMS | TeamTech | EcuTek by Seb | Hella | Blinder
BettyZ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2019, 12:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
Enthusiast Member
 
Tractionless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Atlantic SE
Posts: 468
Drives: '10 Silv. ST AT
Rep Power: 18
Tractionless has a reputation beyond reputeTractionless has a reputation beyond reputeTractionless has a reputation beyond reputeTractionless has a reputation beyond reputeTractionless has a reputation beyond reputeTractionless has a reputation beyond reputeTractionless has a reputation beyond reputeTractionless has a reputation beyond reputeTractionless has a reputation beyond reputeTractionless has a reputation beyond reputeTractionless has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Good idea but my forward fog lights button lives there.
__________________
Keith
Toys Not Tots
Tractionless is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
shifter, switches, trim, usb

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
370z Blank Button Solution azian Exterior & Interior 28 06-21-2019 08:59 PM
[FOR SALE] CF automatic shifter trim Mozen Parts for sale (Private Classifieds) 6 10-06-2015 08:28 PM
Middle blank button seat warmers NunButSteez DIY Section (Do-It-Yourself) 14 05-31-2015 01:43 AM
WTB: Blank Button js1 Wanted 2 05-13-2012 09:42 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2