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Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

Allows you to connect the factory USB port on select 2010-up Toyota vehicles to a new car stereo

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Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

Overview

Our take on the Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

Metra's AX-TOYUSB-2 cable allows you to keep the factory USB port in your Toyota when you install a new car stereo. One end of the cable connects at the factory Multi-Media Interface ECU, an electronics module located in the dash or console depending on the specific vehicle, while the other end plugs into the USB port on the back of your new car stereo. You must install a car stereo with a rear USB port. Warranty: 60 days.

Keep your Toyota's USB port

Metra's AX-TOYUSB-2 cable allows you to keep the factory USB port in your Toyota when you install a new car stereo. One end of the cable connects at the factory Multi-Media Interface ECU, an electronics module located in the dash or console depending on the specific vehicle, while the other end plugs into the USB port on the back of your new car stereo. You must install a car stereo with a rear USB port. Warranty: 60 days.

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

What's in the Box:

  • 23" USB retention harness
Reviews

Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable Reviews

Average Customer Review:

13 Reviews

Doesnt work on a 2012 Rock Warrior

Written by: Not all Tundra's from Salmon, ID on June 30, 2016

2012 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Doesnt work on a 2012 Rock Warrior

Pros: N/A

Cons: N/A

Doesnt work on a 2011 Rock Warrior.

Written by: Nathan from Georgetown Ky on May 25, 2016

2011 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adaptor was well packaged and looked to be well made but did not fit my application.

Pros:

Cons: Did not fit

Crutchfield response on May 25, 2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Works great on 2011 4Runner

Written by: Kasey from Colorado on February 19, 2015

2011 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The adapter works great, once you find the plug to connect it to. It does not connect to the USB connector in the glove box, but rather to a plug that is connected to a box behind the glove box/knee air bag. It would be helpful if it was a bit longer, as I had to remove the wire wrap on the stock loom in order to get have enough length to reach the aftermarket stereo.

Pros: Does what it is intended to do.

Cons: Could be longer.

Fits, works, but Clarion HU's do not like it.

Written by: Power from Michigan on January 19, 2015

2010 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this on a 2010 Tundra. This will work on any Tundra gen2 or newer. You do have to find where it plugs in. Another review said it would not connect, they were trying to plug it directly into the factory port and it actually plugs into the metal control box behind the lower pass dash/glove box/knee air bag area. With a Clarion NX604 the cable will not allow transfer of data directly. You have to connect this adapter to the provided cable from Clarion. The HU will then play files but it is slower and more glitchy with it. I will likely return this cable due to these glitches and lagginess with the Clarion HU. Seems to work fine with other HU's. And does function with the provided cable from Clarion, just not perfectly. Also I installed a Crux SW adapter and that itself has a factory usb/aux audio output via rca, just will lose control through any HU.

Pros: Works when you actually know where to connect it.

Cons: Have to figure out where to connect it, and in the case of the Clarion nx604 it is laggy. Also charging speed was reduced, likely due to many cables and connections between the Idevice and the actual HU.

Worthless

Written by: Chris B from Oklahoma on December 23, 2014

2011 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worthless on a 2011 Toyota 4Runner. It has to attach to the head unit and the computer interface behind the glove box. I could not gain access to the area behind the glove box. Called Crutchfield tech support and they could not find out how to gain access either. I ended up not using this adapter and just ran the USB cable provided with the head unit to the interior of the cab.

Pros: None

Cons: Could not install

Didn't fit

Written by: unsure from Florida on December 22, 2014

2011 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This part does not fit a 2011 toyota tundra double cab with a usb and aux in the same spot. im sure it's a great item and works well but it just does not fit the mentioned setup.

Pros:

Cons: does not fit my car like Crutchfield said it does. i couldn't install it

Crutchfield response on December 24, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

7065941962

Written by: 7065941962 from Lagrange, GA on August 17, 2014

2011 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great

Pros: Able to hook up the original usb in my truck

Cons: Instructions not real good

Works amazing in my 2013 Tundra

Written by: GeoffN from Phoenix, AZ on May 29, 2014

2013 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was easy enough to install and works exactly as it should. I have tested this adapter with numerous USB devices and I have also used a Pioneer HU as well as a Kenwood HU and they both play nicely with this adapter. My only regret was not buying this sooner! If you have a Toyota with an aftermarket radio, BUY THIS

Pros: Easy install. Works as advertised. Cleaner dash. Retain factory functionality.

Cons: None.

2013 tundra

Written by: Jason from Virginia on April 13, 2014

2013 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield lists this as "does not fit" for the tundra, however it works perfectly was able to retain my oem USB plug with the kenwood h/u

Pros:

Cons:

2013 Tundra

Written by: Gary from Texas on March 17, 2014

2013 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly to connect my existing factory usb port to the Kenwood stereo I bought. If you remove the access panel underneath the passenger side dash, you can reach the metal box that has the factory plug. Pull out the brown factory plug and connect to this adapter. From there you just fish it up to the radio and plug it in.

Pros: Works Perfect

Cons: None

Nifty nifty

Written by: Martin from Atlanta on February 2, 2014

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Once I found out where to plug this, it worked perfectly! As long as you have a rear USB on your radio then you can keep the factory usb outlet on the dash. FYI: the brown part of this plugs into another brown connector behind the glove box, so you have to take that out. Nobody seemed to know that but its really very simple

Pros: works, easy to use,

Cons: took a while to figure out where to plug it in. I think its a new product so Crutchfield didn't seem to know much about it (they should now though)

Great product to retain factory USB

Written by: Mike from Phoenix, AZ on January 7, 2014

2011 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter makes using the factory USB port built with an aftermarket radio a breeze. Works as expected once you find the correct vehicle plug. Mine was buried deep under the dashboard.

Pros: Works as expected. Makes factory USB port work with aftermarket radios.

Cons: None.

USB adapter for 2013 4runner

Written by: Anonymous from Va on August 31, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Part did not fit. But crutchfield customer service was very prompt and gave no hassles to return the item.

Pros: Easy return No hassles or questions

Cons: Did not fit

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What's in the box?

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Features

USB Adapter Harness: The AX-TOYUSB-2 lets you retain the factory USB port in select 2010-up Toyota vehicles when replacing the factory radio with an aftermarket head unit that features a rear USB input.

Note: Additional kit and harness will be necessary to replace your Toyota factory radio with an aftermarket receiver.

CarPlay & Android Auto Incompatibility: The AX-TOYUSB-2 is not compatible with CarPlay or Android Auto.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

I chose this because I wanted to maintain a clean factory appearance with my vehicle. [ Nathan  May 12, 2016 ]
Recommended by the advisor [ Drue  Jan 28, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

Maybe I'm totally confused, but I could not see any possible configuration for the cable to work in my Tundra and returned it to Crutchfield. [ Ronnie  Jan 02, 2015 ]
not sure I called crutchfield for assistance on this cable but they had no idea where it plugged into [ Desi  Jan 02, 2015 ]
It connects the oem ish connector to the aftermarket stereo. It was a bit difficult to locate the plug though. It is way over under the passenger side kick panel. [ Christopher  Jan 02, 2015 ]
I have one on my 13 Tundra with an Alpine ics-x7hd HU and the brown end needs to be plugged into what I believe is the multi-media interface (located under the left side of the glove box). Once you remove the radio and HVAC controls you will be able to see it from that opening as well. The plug connector you need to plug into is the same color as this cable and there is only 1. The USB will plug into the USB port on the rear of your HU. It is a Pain to get to. [ christopher  Jan 01, 2015 ]
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