HOW TO: Install wireless charging in your center console - Honda Prelude Forum : Honda Prelude Forums
Home Forums Albums POTM Garage iTrader Arcade
Register FAQ Insurance Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow is the premier Honda Prelude Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2016, 02:46 AM   #1
Lude Dude
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Southern California
Posts: 195
SHLuding is on a distinguished road
HOW TO: Install wireless charging in your center console


So if you are like me, you saw the center console of your prelude and looked at the cupholder and thought, "Gee that looks like the perfect spot for a charging mat", here is the thread to make that dream a reality.

Galaxy S6

-Dremel tool with cutoff wheel
-Hobby Grade servo tape/double sided tape (Can be found at RC hobby stores)
- Phillips screwdriver
- 3 Coil wireless charging mat ( This is the exact one I used.

I am not going to go over this in detail as it has been covered before. Here is a link to a site that will help if you have questions though

In order for wireless charging to work at maximum efficiency, the phone and the charger coils need to be as close as possible. As a result the casing surrounding your charger is unnecessary plastic spacing your phone and the coils further apart. You should remove the casing and get to the circuit board. This is quite simple to do. There are 4 foam feet on the bottom of the charger. Pop them out and they will reveal a screw under each for a grand total of 4 screws. Take these screws out. Once removed, the casing should pop apart revealing the circuit board.

Now move to your center console. Underneath your cup-holder there is a slot almost perfectly designed to cradle a wireless charger. However, between you and your wireless charging glory hole is a post. This post needs to go (CIRCLED IN RED). Take your dremel with cutoff wheel and grind this post away. I had to cut a small slot in the bottom of the deck in order to allow my dremel to get close enough to fully cut out the post. Once the post is removed, the slot should be free of obstructions and ready to accept the charging unit.

Now that the wireless charger board is without its casing, it is quite thin. It fits in the slot like a hot dog down a hallway. In order to take up the excess space beneath the charger, I simply took a piece of cardboard and cut it to the shape of the wireless charging board. I then placed it underneath the wireless charger to space it right up against the bottom of my cup-holder. I secured the cardboard to the circuit board with the hobby grade servo tape.

Now the most tedious part of the install. Positioning the charger. Wireless chargers can be quite picky as to where the phone is placed on them before they start charging. They have to be in just the right spot in order to charge. As a result you need to place your phone in the cup-holder exactly where you want it to be when charging, and then plug in the wireless charger and begin moving it around underneath the cup-holder until your phone begins to charge. I made mine so when my phone is flat and pushed all the way to the front of the cup-holder it begins charging. It works very well when I am driving because I know it is charging without having to look. Make sure to pick up the phone and set it back down multiple times to ensure the charger begins working reliably. Once you are satisfied, tape the charging unit down in its slot.

Now, you need to run USB power to your wireless charger. The best way to do this is if you have an aftermarket head unit with a USB port in back. I have a double din Pioneer in my car, and I simply ran the USB cable along the center console and up into the dash and plugged it into the back of the head unit. This is the best and cleanest way to do it. You can however just run the USB cable to your cigarette lighter with an adapter as well. Both will work just as well, one just looks cleaner.

Now simply put your whole center console back together and do a final test run. You now have installed a feature that most new cars don't come with into a 15+ year old car. Suck it Toyota. I have been using mine for over 6 months and it still works great. I could sell the car and nobody would know it's even there. Not that I would ever sell my lude. Ill be dead before that happens. Feel free to ask for any additional clarification or pictures. I am happy to help. Enjoy your charging.

Last edited by SHLuding; 10-10-2016 at 02:50 AM.
SHLuding is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 10-10-2016, 05:22 AM   #2
Mr. Bobby
Getting Comfortable
Mr. Bobby's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 99
Mr. Bobby is on a distinguished road
Nice write up!
Mr. Bobby is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Prelude Forum : Honda Prelude Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Security Question
Type the last 3 characters on the Prelude license plate displayed at the top left of the page: FSV _ _ _
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2002 - 2011,
PreludePower Forums