PAC USB Extension Cable

Connects to your car stereo's rear USB input — gives you a convenient spot to plug in your iPod® cable

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So you've got a fantastic new car stereo in your dash, but your iPod cable won't reach from the iPod in your center console to its rear USB input. This PAC 6-ft. extension cable features female and male USB ends, and includes a mounting bracket for a permanent installation, so you can set up a convenient spot for plugging in your iPod or thumb drive.

The cable's female USB end provides a flush-mount design for permanent installation — simply drill a hole into the spot where you'd like to connect your USB devices, then snap in the end of the cable for a factory look. If you'd rather not drill a hole, just snap that end of the cable into the included mounting bracket, then place the bracket in a good place for quick access to your USB devices. Warranty: 1 year.

Why would I need an iPod® adapter?

An iPod adapter allows you to connect your iPod to your car stereo, then access your playlists with your stereo's controls - a great idea for several reasons. One, you can scroll through your song titles on your stereo's larger display, instead of squinting down at your iPod. Two, you can route the adapter cable to your glove compartment or center console, so your iPod stays safely out of sight. Three, the iPod adapter keeps your iPod fully charged, so it's ready to rock when you leave your car. And last of all, some adapters bypass your iPod's internal digital-to-analog converter, using your stereo's superior DAC to turn your files back into music.

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What's in the box?

  • 6' USB extension cable (with a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
  • Mounting bracket
  • 4 Self-tapping mounting screws

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Overview: The PAC 6' USB Extension Cable with Mounting Bracket (part # USBCBL) connects to the rear-panel USB port on the back of your in-dash headunit and provides a convenient connection for your USB memory device.

USB Connectors: The 6' USB extension cable features one male USB (type-A) connector and one female USB (type-A) port. 

  • Male USB (type-A) Connector: The USB extension cable's male USB (type-A) connector plugs into the rear-panel USB (type-A) port of your aftermarket headunit.
  • Female USB (type-A) Port: The USB extension cable's female USB (type-A) port lets you connect your USB flash memory device.

Mounting Options: The PAC 6' USB Extension Cable with Mounting Bracket offers two mounting options.

  • Flush Mount: The female USB (type-A) port of the USB extension cable features a flush mountable design. You can simply drill a 3/4" hole at the desired mounting location and snap the end of the USB extension cable in for an OEM look.
  • Mounting Bracket: The USB extension cables also features a mounting bracket that can be used to mount the USB connector without drilling holes in the vehicle. Just snap the USB extension cable into the bracket and mount it wherever your installation demands.


Mounting Bracket:

  • Width = 2.345"
  • Height = 1.355"
  • Depth = 0.795"

Flush Mount USB Connector:

  • Diameter = 1.015"
  • Depth = 1.105"

Cable Length: 6'

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Good Idea

Written By Dennis, South Carolina on Monday, February 16, 2015

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Provides connection from rear of unit in dash.

Pros: Great Product

Cons: None

Great item

Written By Joe, El Paso, TX on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Great item! Mounted on center of dash, gives it a clean, factory look.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Would be nice if it had a cover when no USB present.

Perfect and Professional

Written By David, Milwaukee, WI on Monday, January 12, 2015

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I wanted to make the USB port look like my Durango came with the USB port. This was exactly what I was looking for! Thank you Crutchfield Tech advisor/sales group. This is just what I wanted!!

Pros: Looks very professional / factory

Cons: None

PAC USB Extension Cable

Written By rossco56, Ohio on Thursday, January 08, 2015

Just what the Doctor ordered, Thanks Crutchfield!!!

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

PAC USB Extension Cable

Written By Anonymous, Arkansas on Monday, December 08, 2014

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Good product. Make sure you put the USB wire through bracket before feeding behind the stereo.

USB extension cable

Written By B Maddox, Anaheim Ca on Sunday, November 23, 2014

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This cable is perfect to replace the lighter in my ash tray and add a power outlet and usb jack for my head unit.

Pros: Fits lighter hole

Cons: Longer than needed

PAC USB Extension Cable

Written By Anonymous, pa on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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very nice

Works good

Written By JRY, Van, TX on Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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The radio that I purchased had only rear USB so I installed this in the dash to make the USB more accessible.

Pros: easy to install.

Cons: None

Good USB extention cable

Written By Joe T, Albuquerque, NM on Monday, September 29, 2014

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Nice cable fits tight on both sides sooth finished ends, fits standard power plug opening on todays automobiles.

Pros: Good extension cable for a finished look, looks and feels like a factory installation.

Cons: None


Written By DanR, Billings, Mt on Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Great add on that gives you the option to mount with a pod or remove the pod and drill a hole to mount in almost any location, has locator tang to prevent rotation in this instance.

Pros: Works great and offers an OEM look

Cons: Would be nice to have different cable lengths as it is a bit much when mounting right beside the deck.

Works well.

Written By Faust, Los Osos on Monday, September 08, 2014

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Work's very well with almost every USB drive I have used (I.E. thumbdrives), and my Samsung Note 3 which I mainly bought it for., The USB dash connector is a simple, but is a smart idea.

Pros: Very convenient, and work's great!,

Cons: None

Great product

Written By BFT, Clarence, NY on Sunday, September 07, 2014

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The length and the harness is perfect

PAC USB Extension Cable

Written By David, Roswell,Ga on Thursday, September 04, 2014

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Does what is is supposed to do...

More than needed

Written By DonaldB, Greenwood, IN on Saturday, August 30, 2014

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I ordered the USB to connect my iPod Classic and iPhone to a Kenwood DDX371 DVD player. This included more than enough cable to run from the back of the unit to just about anywhere on or under the dash. The over molded USB port has a bezel that can be mounted to the dash. The cable is extra heavy duty and probably more than is really needed. Still, the cost was not that much.

Pros: Plenty of cable to run from the rear of the radio.

Cons: Probably more than really needed.

PAC USB Extension Cable

Written By Just Me, Lolo, MT on Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Could not be any better than this!

PAC USB Extension Cable

Written By Anonymous, Bronx on Saturday, August 09, 2014

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Did what it was supposed to, although there is a slight delay sometimes on the start up

Pros: I'm satisfied.

Cons: Like I said there's a slightly longer delay on start up than I'm used to but other than that it's a gi

Good cable

Written By Zack, Airmont NY on Friday, July 04, 2014

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Works well was able to customize

Pros: Very good

Cons: They sell them elsewhere cheeper


Written By Jay Dee, Pennsylvania on Sunday, June 22, 2014

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Not much to say about a product that does it's job. It's USB and it works with all USB plugs that I have used(iphone 4/5, Kindle Fire. Android, etc.)

Pros: Solid Product.

A worthy USB accessory

Written By Jason, Denver, CO on Monday, June 09, 2014

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A worthwhile investment! This allowed me to get my USB plug nicely finished and installed in the center console/armrest unit. If you have an older car and want you phone to be able to be plugged in out of sight, this is the perfect addition to you system.

Pros: Cord length and resulting options for placement

Cons: None

Excellent accessory for todays new technology stereos

Written By BrettW, Michigan on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Worked great with my IPOD Nano (7th Generation), as well as with my Smart phone

Pros: Serves great as a way to hook up your Smart phone and stream Pandora, or use your IPOD to control the music

Cons: No cons to mention

Professional OEM look

Written By The Flying Dutchman, La Porte, IN on Saturday, May 24, 2014

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This is the perfect solution to have a permanent USB port installed with and OEM look, I did not use the supplied bracket, drilled a 19 mm hole, made a little notch, and done!!!

Pros: OEM look

Cons: None

PAC USB Extension Cable

Written By BP, Attleboro, MA on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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I was able to have a very clean and pro looking install by just drilling a 3/4" hole inside the console glove box, running the wire under the console to the head.

Pros: simple product with options for install and plenty of wire.

Cons: no gripes from me

It is what it is

Written By Jeremy C, Tullos, LA on Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Not much to say, it works and it's a good product.

Pros: Good price, looks good if mounted in the right place. Great product.

Cons: None

Nice cable

Written By gliot1, Lake in the Hills, IL on Monday, March 17, 2014

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If you want a nice custom panel install of a USB port for your car, this cable fills the bill. In my install I passed on the supplied mounting bracket and simply drilled a whole in a console panel......

Pros: Easy install

Cons: none

Nice and sleek

Written By Newt, Fruit Heights, UT on Saturday, March 01, 2014

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Easy and smile to install. I drilled a hole next to the cigarette lighter and did not use the mounting hardware it came with. Looks like it was a factory installation. Works great and looks just as good.

Pros: Simple installation.

Cons: Only one I would have is with the mounting hardware. But I didn't use it so I have none.

Worked for me!

Written By jesse, Birmingham, AL on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Made my radio install extra clean because i was able to put a USB connection where my factory AUX hook up was.

great deal

Written By erik, las vegas on Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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Great cable great price. Very usable. It allows you to add a usb extenstion.

Pros: Everything fast shipping etc

Cons: None

Very Handy

Written By Mike, Forney, TX on Saturday, December 07, 2013

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Very handy to have. I use a thumb drive for music and my Miata didn't have one. When I upgraded the head unit I got one on the unit front but installed this one down low on my dash hidden away. This way no thumb drive hanging out the front of my stereo always.

Pros: Easy install. I did not use the included bracket, I actually drilled a hole in the lower trim panel of my center console. It looks like a factory install.

PAC USB extension cable.

Written By Mike, Norther California on Tuesday, December 03, 2013

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It is a great Idea, but the USB connection was so tight to plug an Ipod or any USB connection into it, I thought that I was going to break the Ipod Cable.

Pros: Great Idea, Very convenient.

Cons: Very difficult to plug cable.


Written By Anonymous, Dothan AL on Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Works well. Drilled hole in dash looks factory.

Taking my install to the next level

Written By wilbready, Casa Grande, AZ on Monday, November 18, 2013

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Works great! made the install look professional.

Pros: seamless and integrated flawlessly

Cons: needs to fit in the cigarette/power socket holes.


Written By Rodman, Reno NV on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Worked well for me under my control panel in my 03 Newbeetle. My glove box is not convenient for me so this option was just what I needed. The sticky did not hold well when put the bracket under the control panel. It comes with two sets of screws. One set is self tapping and the other you should pre drill first. The cable is stiff but pliable enough to bend where you want it with plenty of length. Professional looking when using the bracket.

Pros: Nice and sturdy with a professional look. Easy install with the bracket.

Cons: None

PAC USB Extension Cable

Written By Mike, Sanger, CA on Thursday, September 05, 2013

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Installed this cable at the same time that I was installing my new CD reciever. So it was a breeze to just plug and play. Finding the best location on my console to install was the hardiest part, since I wanted to have that flush look when in use.

Pros: Works as expected. Sturdy. An helped to add a USB port to the front of my dash console for easy access.

Cons: With anyone that will be installing the cable without the included base, as to give it the flush look- you'll find yourself wondering whats the best size of hole needed to be cut out so that the cable with fit and snap in perfectly the first time. I made the hole a little too big but fixed it by hot gluing the cable to the inside of my mounting fixture. Would be nice to of had a simple paper card cutout of the hole to trace or just to of had the actual diameter specs to cut out the hole out-

As advertised

Written By MikeS, Auburn, AL on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Works as advertised, plenty of length to place head anywhere. I routed mine to the center console.

Pros: Works

Cons: None

Audio fan

Written By Ryman, Zionsville, IN on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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This is a great product to extend the rear USB port of aftermarket receivers. I needed to get my port accessible from the center console, and this was the answer.

Pros: easy integration (plug-and-play)

It is what you'd expect

Written By MahaRex, Fort Walton Beach, FL on Sunday, August 04, 2013

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This device is exactly what you'd expect; a USB extension cable with multiple mounting options.

I bought this with an Alpine INE-S920HD not realizing that the unit came with a USB cable already. BUT, this cable is longer, and since I'm installing a system in my 2011 WRX Limited, and trying to re-use the factory USB plug built into the center console, I'm glad I have an extra cable and some additional options to get it installed in a way that looks stock.

Pros: Multiple mounting options

Nice add-on

Written By Don, Ann Arbor, MI on Sunday, July 28, 2013

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Gave me a nice option to plug the USB stick in the console. Good add-on to the new stereo

Pros: Easy install, options for orienting the plug

Cons: None

Awesome for flush mounting

Written By 775trucks, Reno, NV on Friday, July 26, 2013

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Love this thing.

Pros: Flush mount

Cons: Nothing

USB sound

Written By Gmoney, Ft Washington on Thursday, July 25, 2013

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I really needed it, works well

Pros: Works great

Cons: None


Written By gator fan, florida on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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just right to hide in the center console compartment compartment of my tacoma

Replaced OEM Honda Ridgeline Radio with Pioneer DEH-P8400BH

Written By e_piph_a_ny, Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, July 06, 2013

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Quality material and construction.

I shaved the top and bottom to fit the cubby below the radio. Looks OEM. Nice hide-a-way from the bad guys!

Four stars based on return on investment.

Pros: So easy to assemble, a caveman can do it. Perfect complement to the rear USB interface of the Pioneer.

Cons: Price is a little stiff. After all, this is just a USB extension cable, not rocket science.

What's not to like?

Written By JonJ, Cincinnati, OH on Saturday, July 06, 2013

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Extends the rear mounted USB port on my Pioneer head unit to anywhere in my vehicle. Good construction, mounting hardware included, professional finished look.

Pros: Looks good and works well. Mounting hardware included.

Cons: None

Great accessory here...

Written By James1, Hiram, GA on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Exactly what I needed! This allowed me to extend the USB rear output for my new Kenwood unit and mount the connection where I wanted!

Pros: High quality cord and good grade of plastic in the mount. This was important because I had to fish the wire under glued carpet below the console of my truck. Also no problems with the connection like some other low grade USB cords have.

Cons: Absolutely none.

Nice addition

Written By Dave, Massillon, OH on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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mounted this low in my dash beside the glove box. Looks factory and works great ! Very pleased

Excellent Adaptor

Written By JamesC, Rougemont, NC on Sunday, June 02, 2013

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This allowed me to mount my USB connection on the dash panel on a 08 Dodge Ram 2500 easily. The cable was a little long but no issues. I connected this cable to the factory cable that came with the head unit so I could unplug easily if I needed to remove the front panel for any reason. Excellent product.

Pros: Easy mounting options

Cons: Could use some instructions on which hole size to drill for mounting

Makes for a clean install, just didn't need/use it

Written By JustMe, Columbus, OH on Thursday, May 23, 2013

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very nice, but didn't find the need to use it. Length on the wires from the head unit was enough for what I needed

Pros: can make for a sweet install.

Cons: Odds are you won't need it.

USB inside the extra pocket in after market mount

Written By Pagarodog, Arlington, MA on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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My wife suggested mounting it inside the back of the pocket that removing my double DIN factory chassis left. This works GREAT! Now we can charge our cell phones and have a place to hold them. With the Apple iPod or iPhone 5 cable or (my) Micro USB cable from the phone. I can keep the wire securely connected yet out of the way.

Pros: Works great. Nice tight fit.

Cons: The cable is pretty long (for my ultra short needs), but nothing a wire tie cannot fix.


Written By BeachGirl, Naples, FL on Friday, May 10, 2013

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This is perfect for when your head-in system has a USB port in the back. This works perfectly and can be placed practically anywhere in the vehicle. Looks great!

Cons: None

Just what I needed

Written By Anonymous, Phoenix AZ on Friday, May 03, 2013

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PAC USB Extension Cable

Written By Harry, Queens, NY on Sunday, April 28, 2013

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The PAC USB Extension Cable work well for what I needed it for. Had to do a little customization to the block to get it to fit where I wanted it. Now it looks like a factory option.

Pros: Works!!

Cons: Should come with length option.

PAC USB Extension Cable

Written By Anonymous, Waterford, MI on Sunday, April 21, 2013

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Works great

Dash panel instal

Written By Tox, Bay Area, CA on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Nice jack and was able to make up in a dash blank to look sweet!

Pros: Gives a nice factory look, moves USB jack from rear of head unit to dash or glove box.

Cons: Needs to come in different lengths to avoid masses of wire in dash.

Get it.

Written By J Dawg, Fort Worth, TX on Sunday, December 09, 2012

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This is a must have for a factory look.

Pros: Everything Else

Cons: None

PAC USB Extension Cable

Written By Good fit for vw gti, Tracy, ca. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Good fit for vw gti!!! Didnt have to use the stand or drill any holes... Fit right in one of the mid square panel by the ashtray... Just popped it out and put it right in... Looks like it came w/ car... Hehehe... Very happy w/ product... Bought pioneer 8400 w/ it!!!!

Pros: Very good!

Cons: Nome

great product

Written By Chris, Waycross, Georgia on Thursday, June 21, 2012

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This is a great product to add to any aftermarket radio with usb ports in the rear. I bought it also for flush mount and I am very pleased with the finished product. Installed in my gmc Sierra crew cab truck in dash under a/c panel and it looks great.

Pros: Two options for mounting, I suggest flush mount if you have space. Black Colorado will match most interiors.

Cons: The flush mount could be a bit tighter fit and you may have to add trim glue or silicone to tighten the fit, minor though.

Great Flush Mount

Written By Chappy, Brownsburg, IN on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Just installed this in my wife's `06 Jeep Liberty. It does what it's supposed to do and works very well.

The ability to flush mount the cylinder is what prompted me to purchase this over other options. I was not disappointed.