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USA Spec CBP-85A iPod® Cable

Charge your iPhone™ 3G or newer iPod with the PA-10, PA-11, and PA-12 adapters

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USA Spec CBP-85A iPod® Cable

Overview

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Keep your iPhone™ 3G, 2nd-generation iPod Touch, or new nano fully charged while connected to your USA Spec PA-10, PA-11, or PA-12 adapter. This 6-foot cable replaces the existing iPod cable and charges your iPod while you drive. Warranty: 1 year.

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John B, Jackson, MS

What's in the Box:

  • 4' iPod to factory car stereo cable with an Apple iPod connector on one end and a proprietary 8-pin connector on other end
Reviews

USA Spec CBP-85A iPod® Cable Reviews

Average Customer Review:

24 Reviews

new cable

Written by: John B from Jackson, MS on July 14, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good item

Pros: very good sturdy cable and works well

Cons: this cable does not allow IPhone/IPod to be charged

Works Great

Written by: jpratch from Florida on November 26, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this cable to replace the old one on my daughter's 2007 Honda Fit with an older USA Spec PA-12 HON2Y radio to iPhone interface. The old one had quit working. This cable was shown to be a new replacement for that cable. We installed it and it worked great with my daughter's iPhone 4S. Then she upgraded to an iPhone 5S and several non-Apple 30 pin to Lightning adapters did not work. I contacted USA Spec Support. They said they had not tested the older PA-12 but the CBP-85 worked with the newer PA-15 with an Apple supplied 30 pin to Lightning adapter. We purchased the adapter and it works with this cable perfectly. Kudos to USA Spec Support folks as well as kudos to USA Spec for making a great cable.

Pros: Exact match to older cable and was recognized by the iPhone working for charge and music. Fully compatible with Apple 30 pin to Lightning adapter so newer Apple devices work with older interfaces.

Cons: None observed to date.

Perfect Replacement Cable!!

Written by: Corey from California on July 26, 2015

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Needed a cable to replace the one that came with my iPod adapter I bought here 7 years ago, as it eventually became worn out at the base of the plug. This one worked perfectly and they sent me the instructions again on how to remove the dash panels to gain access behind the radio to hide the cable. Top notch service and product, as usual!!

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USA Spec CBP-85 IPod Cable

Written by: Steve from Hattiesburg, MS on April 20, 2015

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Bought my USA Sped iPod player back in 2008 and with the newer iPods and iPhones it would not charge my devices. I purchased the USA Spec CBP-85 IPod Cable and all device now charge. Works great

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Direct replacement

Written by: Mike G from Manassas, Virginia on January 2, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed a USA SPEC PA11-HON2y IPOD to Honda car stereo interface in a 2003 Honda Accord several years ago. The connection cable to the IPHONE got crushed, so I set out to purchase a replacement CB-PA15 cable as identified in the original installation manual (pays to keep your manuals). Crutchfield correctly identified that there is no longer a -15 cable, but the -85 is now the correct cable. Ordered it, plugged it in, and worked perfectly. Could not ask for more. Also, being a Virginia resident, UPS delivered it the next day.

Pros: Direct fit, authoritative support, quick delivery

Cons: Part Number change from the original (USA SPEC, not Crutchfield)

PA 12 USA Spec

Written by: GURU from Alabama on December 20, 2014

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Purchased this to replace a bad cable after years of abuse, works as described charges and syncs as it should, also works with iphone 5 with Apple lightning cable adapter using this in 2005 Honda Accord EX. with factory Radio and USA Spec PA12 DAC.

Pros: Long enough you don't have to pull on it.

Cons: No Worries!!

cbp-85 lPod cable

Written by: mkaz from Monmouth County, New Jersey on September 20, 2014

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I haven't used it yet.

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Charging not functional w/ PA11-HON2y

Written by: Zac from Fort Collins, CO on September 16, 2014

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Bought it to replace damaged cable on an older PA11-HON2y unit. Playback works ok, charging not functional w/ iphone3g/ipod video/ipod nano. Crutchfield sent me an exchange in case the the first cable was bad, 2nd cable was same result. Great support from Crutchfield.

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USA Spec CBP-85A iPod® Cable

Written by: Anonymous from Davenport, FL on April 23, 2014

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Product is not the same as shown, but it's the right item. Works great and charges my 4gs fast. "CD" Quality music,!

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As Expected

Written by: Mick from Denver CO on April 8, 2014

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This product was delivered as expected. It was (as I expected by another review) a black single piece cable verese what is shown in the pictured.

Pros: Works as expected at a good price.

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Crutchfield response on May 21, 2014 We have updated the image on our site. What you see now, really is, what you get. Thanks everyone who let us know the image didn't match the product.

Charges though different from photo

Written by: MZA from Minneapolis, MN on October 6, 2013

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A great upgrade to our USA Spec device. Charges and plays music, all I need. The picture is incorrect in that it is in reality a one piece unit and not white but black. Awesome product and at a better price than anywhere I could find.

Pros: Charges, plays music, and at a great price.

Cons: None

Great cable

Written by: Brian from Cumming,GA on October 5, 2013

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I ordered the USA Spec CBP-85 PA10, PA11, PA12 iPod Adapter Cable to replace my defective USA Spec PA11-Hon2y IPod IPhone Interface Cable. I'm very happy with quality of this product. The audio channels are crystal clear and sound great! The item arrived at my door only 2 days after placing the order at no cost to me!

Pros: Sounds great Fast shipping Reasonable price

Cons: No longer in stock

Great!

Written by: Sclark from Tx on May 3, 2013

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It's works great! Great customer support!

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Great Upgrade

Written by: AM from HB on December 16, 2011

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Had to wait due to the backorder but it was worth the wait. Works great with the PA-11 for my Toyota Truck. Bought it to charge and use the new iPhone 4s. Works like a charm.

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USA Spec CBP-85A iPod® Cable

Written by: DaveM from So Cal on February 16, 2011

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Had an older USA Spec IPod interface, but it would not charge my new nano. A quick look and found Crutchfield had a new cable, the CBP85, for my USA Spec interface...and for only $20. After ordering, I got it quick and it was a simple cable swap. Sure enough, the nano charges and plays just as designed. Oh yeah, I accidentally ordered the wrong cable at first (USA Spec makes two different ones for their many interfaces). It was my goof, but Crutchfield actually sent me the correct cable prior to me sending back the original...without charge! The gal I spoke with who set up the return was very helpful and prompt. Great service, thanks, Crutchfield!

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Great product!

Written by: Dennis F from San Diego, CA on December 22, 2010

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I have a 2006 Honda Accord Coupe and have been using the PA-11 iPod adapter with my nano. When I got the new iPod Touch 4G I could only control the music from the car stereo and my iPod wouldn't charge. With this new cable it does both! With a minor tweak to the dip switches (1-ON, 2-OFF) my iPod now charges, the factory radio controls the music from the dash and the steering controls, and I have full use of the iPod too. Thanks to Joe from USA Spec for the help!

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Works great with PA11-NIS

Written by: James from Georgia on August 8, 2010

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I have had the PA11-NIS for my '99 Nissan Maxima for a few years now. It does not charge my iPhone 3GS so I was thrilled to discover that an updated cable was available. After reading one review that said this cable didn't work on their PA11-NIS, I decided to try it anyway. I'm pleased to report that this cable works great and now my iPhone charges while I'm playing audio direct through my car audio system. I do get the "This accessory may not work with your iPhone" message which requires pressing "Dismiss" each time, however.

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doesn't fit iPhone 4 with bumper

Written by: bobgatpdx from Portland, OR on July 20, 2010

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Very disappointed with this cable. It works, but I have to remove the bumper to mate the connector with the iPhone 4. This is very inconvenient and will wear out the bumper quickly.

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Works well with PA11-HON2

Written by: Andy from Stafford Springs, CT on June 28, 2009

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Charges and changes tracks on iPod/iPhone through both stereo and steering wheel audio controls. I got this as a replacement cable since the original cable that came with my unit does not charge my iPhone 3GS. A few caveats: - Always pops up the same "This accessory is not designed for use with iPhone, do you want to use Airplane Mode?" warning when plugged in. It works fine once the warning is cleared, just an annoyance. -Doesn't seem to send audio to the stereo if headphones are plugged in, so you can't use a wired headset with it. Won't be a problem for most users, just something I've noticed.

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Works but...

Written by: Jon from Los Angeles on June 25, 2009

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I just bought this cable to be able to charge my Ipod Touch AND play music. Unfortunately I also upgraded my Touch to the new Firmware version 3.0. Now I get a charged Touch, but it will not play music. My older Ipod Video still plays and charges at least.

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USA Spec CBP-85A iPod® Cable

Written by: Robert from Illinois on March 4, 2009

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This did not work with the PA11-GM45. Not able to charge and interface does not link to device at all.

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Doesn't work with USA Spec PA11 NIS

Written by: Syed from Winnipeg, Canada on February 15, 2009

First of all, I bought this from the Canada site. I couldn't find a way to post this on Canada site. I have IPhone 3G version 2.1. I also tried it with version 2.0. I can't even play the songs, not need to mention charging. The original cable I got with USA Spec PA11 NIS, can play the songs but doesn't charge.

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replacement cable works!

Written by: Matt from Southeastern PA on February 9, 2009

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For christmas, ordered the USA-SPEC iPod Kit for a 2001 BMW 525i and a 2001 Honda CRV. I was disappointed to learn that the cables it came with didn't charge newer iPods (nano, touch, iphone), especially since I was planning to drive cross country. Although it's expensive to retrofit each car with this cable, it works great.

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USA Spec CBP-85A iPod® Cable

Written by: Ahman from San Diego, CA on December 16, 2008

The cord works perfect for the iphone 3G. It CHARGES and PLAY's music via the iphone 3G. Very easy to install took 20 mins for both my cars 2005 Honda CRV and Accord (sedan).

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What's in the box?

Download the USA Spec CBP-85A iPod® Cable manual

  • 4' iPod to factory car stereo cable with an Apple iPod connector on one end and a proprietary 8-pin connector on other end

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Features

Overview: The USA SPEC CB-PA85A is an iPod charging cable which allows the USA SPEC PA10 series, PA11 series, and PA12 series factory car stereo iPod interfaces to charge the following iPod models which require 5-volt USB charging -  iPod nano (4th generation), iPod touch (2nd generation), and iPhone 3G.

Note: This cable will also support iPod models that feature 12-volt Firewire charging.

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