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Metra AX-SUBUSB2 USB Adapter

Allows you to connect the factory USB port in select 2015-up Subaru vehicles to a new car stereo

Item # 120SUBUSB2

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About the Metra AX-SUBUSB2 USB Adapter

Keep your vehicle's USB port working

Metra's AX-SUBUSB2 cable allows you to keep the factory USB port in your vehicle when you install a new car stereo. One end of the cable connects to the plug just behind your vehicle's USB port, 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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  • 9" Subaru USB adapter harness

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USB Adapter Harness: The Axxess Integrate AX-SUBUSB2 USB adapter harness is used when you want to retain the factory USB port in select 2015-up Subaru vehicles, when replacing the factory radio with an aftermarket stereo that features a rear USB input.

Note: As long as your new car stereo has a high-amperage charging port (1.5A or greater), this USB adapter harness should support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto operation. However, the number of variables involved means we can't guarantee compatibility.

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2 questions already asked

Will this adapter power both USB ports in the center console?
[ AdamT  Jul 13, 2020 ]
3 answers
It would not work with my dual usb auxilliary jack but I was able to order a single usb jack from my dealer. The part # 86257AL21A, was only around $20. Now I can use carplay and charge my iphone. (2016 Outback)
[ Brendan  Sep 24, 2021 ]
[ Richard  Jul 13, 2020 ]
no it didn't in 2017 Forester XT
[ John  Jul 13, 2020 ]
Can I use CarPlay with this cable?
[ jags108  May 26, 2020 ]
6 answers
This cable did not work in my 2017 Forester since it has 2 usb ports to connect. It should work with vehicles with only one usb connection. I have the AX-SUBUSB1 in my 2011 STi and it does connect and uses Carplay. If it works on your vehicle CarPlay will work. It is a convenient spot in the center console. Good luck, John
[ John  May 27, 2020 ]
[ Richard  May 27, 2020 ]
You can not use carplay/android auto with this.
[ Jeff  May 27, 2020 ]
[ Working on it  May 26, 2020 ]
Yes. It worked for me.
[ John  May 26, 2020 ]
Let's say your car (Subaru) has a USB port in the middle compartment where you arm is. This cable is an adapter that allows you to connect that USB port to the new headunit that you would have bought. Once you plug in your car USB port into this cable, then this cable into the headunit, you can use your middle compartment usb port to plug into your phone and then use carplay with the headunit.
[ Johnathan  May 26, 2020 ]

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