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Metra AX-SUBUSB USB Adapter for Subaru

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

Item # 120SUBUSB

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Expected: 4/15/2019


About the Metra AX-SUBUSB USB Adapter for Subaru


Metra's AX-SUBUSB cable allows you to keep the USB port in your Subaru or Scion when you install a new car stereo. One end of the cable connects to the 4-pin plug just behind the USB port on your console, 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. 

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USB Adapter Harness: The Axxess Integrate AX-SUBUSB USB adapter harness is used when you want to retain the factory USB port in select Subaru vehicles, when replacing the factory radio with an aftermarket stereo that features a rear USB input.

Vehicle Compatibility: The AX-SUBUSB USB adapter harness can be used in the following Subaru vehicles with factory USB port (as of 7/30/15).

Make Model  Year
Subaru Forester 2011-2012
Impreza 2011-2012
Legacy 2012
Outback Sport 2011
Outback 2012

CarPlay & Android Auto Incompatibility: The Axxess Integrate AX-SUBUSB USB adapter harness is not compatible with CarPlay or Android Auto.

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
So i can use the existing USB port in me car [ Eckard  Dec 30, 2018 ]
needed to retain stock usb connection [ Roxanne  Sep 08, 2018 ]
Would like to retain the factory USB port for android auto. [ Adam  Aug 06, 2018 ]
Crutchfield recommendation [ Allison  Jul 29, 2018 ]
it is the proper adaptor for the car from what i am reading the one that was sent to me was the wrong connector!! [ Joshua  Mar 17, 2018 ]
Item not available at Best Buy so was told to get on this website [ Camille  Jul 16, 2017 ]
Was recommended. [ Alton  Feb 02, 2017 ]
Could have purchased separately to extend the USB connection from the new radio to the USB port in the armrest between the two front seats - but this item came with the higher-end installation kit, so no need to buy a separate USB extension cable. [ Robert  Jan 20, 2017 ]
included [ Charles  Dec 26, 2016 ]
Included in install package but unnecessary for me (required in some Subaru's that have media USB port some where like inside the center console) [ Joshua  Dec 20, 2016 ]
I recently bought a Pioneer Stereo to replace the basic Subaru WRX stereo. I realized after the stereo arrived that a special adapter was required to reuse the existing USB port in the car. As a note - When providing recommendations for car specific accessories (wiring harness, etc), please include the USB converter in the recommended items. [ Douglas  Oct 20, 2016 ]
I purchased this so we could use the oem USB port in the center consul. [ JOSEPH  Jun 23, 2016 ]
To keep the factory USB in my 2011 Subaru STI for Android Auto with my new Pioneer head unit install [ Shiraz  Jun 18, 2016 ]
I really like the clean look of factory installed plugs and switches, so being able to maintain my factory USB input for a couple extra bucks was a no-brainer for me. [ tom  Apr 13, 2016 ]
I wanted to retain my current USB functionality with the receiver. [ K  Apr 10, 2016 ]
It is the only option I knew of... [ Michael  Feb 19, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

Will this allow the use of android auto?
[ Andrew  Jul 08, 2017 ]
1 answer
Depends on the year of the Subaru I believe. I have a 2013 legacy and this cord was sent to me in error. It actually does nothing for me. Way easier to have head unit with a USB adapter and blue tooth. You can stream music and charge at the same time.
[ ADAM  Jul 09, 2017 ]
Do they make something like this to retain the the factory AUX?
[ Zach  Jul 19, 2016 ]
1 answer
This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation.
[ Kenny  Jul 19, 2016 ]  Staff

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