In extension of this Q about the power outlet I have a related question about how to secure the USB charging cable that runs from the power plug in the cigarette lighter socket to the corner of the windshield?
I have a GPS device (or a cell phone cradle) in the corner of the windshield. I need to run a USB cable there to provide power to the device. I have a simple USB power plug for the lighter socket, and a black USB cable that is long enough to cover the distance while following the bends and curves of the dashboard -- so it's not a clothesline strung straight through the car. It can be neat and tidy along some ridges and edges, if I find a way to do it. How do I affix the cable to the dashboard in a reasonably simple yet elegant way?
Here's where I plan to have the cable (orange) from the charger (red) to the device (green). There are some seams here where plastic parts meet. I can't stuff the cable into the seam but perhaps I could stick some kind of clip into the seam to hold the cable in place along the outside of this seam?
I guess I could hot-glue the cable in place, but that would be hideous and also hard to remove. I asked my local car shop if they had some black cable clips or something self-adhesive, but they don't. They could only offer me some black masking tape to use. The shop told me that enthusiasts (who put all kinds of electricals everywhere in their cars) can disassemble the dashboard and run the cables internally. But I'm just a regular guy that doesn't want to dismantle my car :-) I don't want to end up with something like this.