Being a bit bored this morning, I made a wireless car charger for my phone. I used an old Belkin BoostUp Qi Wireless Charging Pad I had lying around and stuck this to the bottom of the centre console of my C-HR.
I know this has been done before (https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/187663-sensible-storage/#comment-1624170), but here's a quick DIY guide for anyone who wants to try and make one themselves. Please bear in mind that you do this at your own risk and I can't be held responsible for anything that goes wrong.
I've listed the parts and tools I used. Although the principle will be the same, tools and parts may differ slightly depending on your choice of charger.
Belkin BoostUp Qi Wireless Charging Pad
C-HR Centre storage console
USB adapter (12v to 5v)
Double sided tape
Small Phillips screwdriver
Hot glue gun
Start by taking apart the charger. In order to do this, I peeled off the black rubber cover onthe underside. This revealed four small screws. Once they were removed, I pried the two halves apart to reveal the PC Board, which unclips from the housing.
The next step is to find the optimal position for the charger, which for my iPhone appeared to be the centre of the phone. I marked this position on the back of the C-HR centre console. Using this mark, I did a rough guestimate as to where the wireless charger should be mounted and marked this. Then I did a quick test to make sure everything would work.
Now, to fix the PC board to the console, I used some double sided tape. Make sure the charging coil is up against the underside of the console. Once it was all stuck in place, I added the cable and glued this in place with a hot glue gun.
Finally, I made a small cardboard box to neaten everything and glued this in place.
The charger cable connects to a standard 12v USB adapter which is plugged into the power socket in the centre console.
All this took me about 30 minutes and now I have a wireless charger for my C-HR.
Centre Console - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Merssavo-Storage-Center-Console-Armrest/dp/B07KDHNYYM
Charger - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Wireless-Charging-Universal-Charger-Black/dp/B00TPLUZMI