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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's AX-TOYUSB-2 cable allows you to keep the factory USB port in your Toyota when you install a new car stereo.

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Metra's AX-TOYUSB-2 cable allows you to keep the factory USB port in your Toyota when you install a new car stereo.

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About the Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

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.

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.

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Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

Crutchfield customer from Groton, CT on 8/22/2019

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Correct adapter for using an oem USB in dash port.

Pros: Simple plug in at the media control box.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Prairieville, LA on 7/21/2019

2012 Toyota Tundra

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This cable works as designed, however finding where to use it is the trickier part. In my 2012 Toyota Tundra, I was able to remove the plastic cover underneath the glove box and then find the multimedia ECM to the left near the center of the truck. From there I was able to disconnect the brown adapter from the ECM and connect to this cable. I then ran the other end to the back of my new Kenwood receiver. After that, it worked without issue. The install for this small cable was frustrating due to lack of instructions. As good as Crutchfield is, this is one area where their knowledge was not complete.

Pros: Works well once installed.

Cons: Instructions for how to install were lacking. This injected some uncertainty into the job and slowed it down significantly.

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Too short

Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 6/28/2019

2012 Toyota 4Runner

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Not long enough to reach interface

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Simple and effective, works great!

Mark from Howard, KS on 6/28/2019

2011 Toyota Avalon

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Simple and effect at retaining factory USB. On my particular car, 2011 Toyota Avalon, the factory plug was in an "ECU" behind the factory receiver. Just unplug factory wire from the ECU, plug it into this adapter, then plug the USB into your new receiver. Easy.

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Crutchfield customer from Aliso Viejo, CA on 6/23/2019

2012 Toyota Tundra

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Crutchfield tech cannot tell me where this plugs in, waste of money so I am sending it back.

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Great option for retaining factory USB

Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 5/23/2019

2011 Toyota Tundra

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Perfect fit once you find out where it plugs into. On my Tundra it's on a module further in the dash in the passenger side and not the cable end that connects to the factory stereo.

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: Directions aren't great on where to plug it in.

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Brandon from Stuart, OK on 4/8/2019

2012 Toyota Tacoma

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Good product

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Cons: Needs better instructions as per vehicle

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Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

Crutchfield customer from Cumberland, ME on 2/3/2019

2012 Toyota Tacoma

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After finally finding the right place to plug this in, it worked as expected!

Pros: Easy hook up

Cons: Finding the right connection in the truck, no fault of the device.

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Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

Crutchfield customer from Godfrey, IL on 1/23/2019

2011 Toyota Tundra

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Took me a while to figure out what this is, where it goes, and how it connects. Minus one star for vague instructions. Works fine though.

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Probably would have worked if it was the right thing.

Crutchfield customer from Dallas, GA on 1/21/2019

2010 Toyota Tundra

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This actually does not fit my tundra. The TRD package has usb and AUX together in a single wire so I bought a piece at the recommendation of an expert that I didn't need and couldn't use.

Pros: Came packaged in tons of packing peanuts so it was a very safe cable.

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Crutchfield response on 1/23/2019
Once we saw this review, our Tech Support specialist, AJ, reached out to this customer to help him further. We'll either help him get the cable working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Crutchfield customer from Bixby, OK on 12/27/2018

2012 Toyota Tacoma

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Worked perfectly.

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Crutchfield customer from Clackamas, OR on 12/22/2018

2013 Toyota Tundra

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I'll just say the product works, bit the instructions were lacking. It took quite a bit of research on the web to find where to plug this thing in on my 2013 Tundra. Once I found it (behind the passenger dash after remove the bottom trim panel and squeezing my hand up in there) it was relatively easy to weave the wire back up towards the new unit.

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Sorin from San Francisco, CA on 12/17/2018

2011 Toyota 4Runner

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As others have stated, it does fit (2011 Toyota 4Runner), the phone is being recognized as connected, but Android Auto will not work for my Samsung Galaxy S9 - Pioneer head unit combo.

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Crutchfield customer from Kent, WA on 11/16/2018

2010 Toyota Tundra

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Fits correctly on my 2010 Toyota Tundra but didn't end up working. I wanted to hook up to an Android Auto receiver. It would recognize the phone as a USB device but I could never get it to work with this and the truck wiring for Android Auto. I ended up buying a different USB adapter that replaced a cigarette lighter and it worked perfectly.

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awful documentation nearly ruined the product

Kevin from Stamford, CT on 11/12/2018

2011 Toyota Sienna

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This was the last part I got working in my install. The instructions say to plug it into the multi-media interface ECU which it describes as "behind the head unit and to the right". The picture in the instructions is a joke, and does not accurate reflect my car at all. In reality, you do not plug it into the ECU, you instead take the existing cable out of the ECU and plug it into this. The ECU is in fact below and in front of the head unit in my vehicle (2011 Toyota Sienna), nowhere near where it is pictured in the instructions. I have not fully tested it, but it appears to work

Pros: works, I think fit perfectly when I finally found the cable just long enough to route around things and still reach the head unit with a little bit of slack

Cons: completely wrong documentation added hours of installation time to figure out what the documentation said was wrong, and the correct approach to take

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Jeffrey from Austin, TX on 9/25/2018

2011 Toyota Sequoia

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I would not buy this. I read quite a bit about it and decided it wasn't worth the effort. No one can say for sure that CarPlay works through it. I also read that the installation is difficult. So I'm returning it.

Pros: Retains limited factory function

Cons: CarPlay not guaranteed, hard to install

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Crutchfield customer from North Royalton, OH on 9/17/2018

2012 Toyota Tacoma

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This does not fit my 2012 Tacoma.

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Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

Crutchfield customer from Old Bridge, NJ on 9/10/2018

2012 Toyota Tundra

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Product worked as advertised loving it

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Difficult to find where it plugs in!

Dustin from Austin, TX on 8/11/2018

2011 Toyota Tundra

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This part took me forever to find where it plugs in, I thought Crutchfield sent me an incompatible part for me 2011 Tundra double cab with no JBL and no Navigation. For this part you must remove the glove box and panels below glove box. There is a metal box tucked back up in there near the center. The USB wire comes out of this box. Unplug the connector then plug it into the harness. Then the other end of this harness plugs into a USB port from your new head unit. Crutchfield should include special instructions for this part because it is difficult to find on your own. Once plugged in, it works fantastic.

Pros: Works as it should and makes great use of the factory USB input.

Cons: Very difficult to find where this part plugs in. It's hidden in the passenger side.

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Product works; instructions are horrible

Bart from Springdale, AR on 8/4/2018

2010 Toyota Tundra

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The product works and to my knowledge is required to maintain factory USB port. BEWARE: to access the unit to plug it into you have to remove the glove box! The instructions are not clear on this. Thankful for having a Chilton book on hand to help out.

Pros: Works

Cons: Increased install time by about 4 hrs from expected

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All factory USB ports are working

JQ from Waialua, HI on 7/10/2018

2013 Toyota 4Runner

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Excellent product. Must pay attention to the instructions otherwise it will be difficult to install. 2013 4 runner connection location is behind the globe compartment . I wish the wire is at least 3 inches longer.

Pros: Factory wiring friendly

Cons: Little bit short

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JQ from Waialua, HI on 7/9/2018

2013 Toyota 4Runner

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Works perfectly. Removing the globe compartment is a bit annoying but otherwise it's a very straight forward installation. Apple CarPlay is awesome after usb connection completed.

Pros: Works Flawlessly

Cons: Location of connection is hard to reach

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Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

Crutchfield customer from Queen Creek, AZ on 5/28/2018

2017 Ram Promaster City

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Nice pigtail

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Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

Jason from Alpharetta, GA on 5/20/2018

2011 Toyota Tundra

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This is the cable that you need to have the factory USB work with the new radio. It was way more confusing to install that I expected. You would think this would simply plug into the back of the factory USB box and then straight into the new radio! NO! You have to find a separate box where the factory USB runs to, disconnect a wire there and then plug this into that box and then run it up to the new stereo! Took me hours to figure out how to do it on my 2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax. I am having an issue where my phone and the new head unit drop when doing CarPlay and I can't tell if it's this cable, the new headunit that is dropping. There needs to be better directions for this cable on installation.

Pros: Keeps factory USB - clean look

Cons: Very confusing to install. It does not plug into the back of the factory USB and then to the back of the new headunit which is what you would expect. Signal/connection dropping from iPhone to new headunit (can't be sure if it's this cable or an issue with the new headunit)

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Works but not easy to find where to plug in

John from PA on 4/19/2018

2011 Toyota Sequoia

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OK so the part works flawlessly once is plugged in right place. The tricky part is to actually locate the ECU. I have called Crutchfield. They did send me picture showing location. However there is nothing behind radio that even resembles anything to plug in to it. I did not give up and search for it. Its REALLY HARD to find it ,not in clear sight. You have to crawl under passenger dash, remove bottom panel with pry tool or screwdriver in three locations and then stick your hand close to center console above another module. Pull the brown connector from silver box (ECU ) and plug it in to AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable. I just drop the brown end of the connector from radio opening and reach to do it. Its not easy to see but is possible. Hope this will help next person !!!

Pros: Stock location of USB to remain. Plug and play

Cons: hard to find where to plug in. No real direction how to get to it

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Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 4/19/2018

2013 Toyota 4Runner

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Provided the part to my installer and he had no issues using it for my setup. It allowed me to keep the factory look where USB input was.

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Crutchfield customer from Virginia Beach, VA on 4/10/2018

2010 Toyota Camry

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I bought it, didn't have a need for it, and received a refund for it. Thank you Crutchfield.

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Beware Android Auto Users With USB C Equipped Phones

Bob from Cumming, GA on 11/8/2017

2012 Toyota Tacoma

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This adapter works fine for standard setups, but you will have major issues and failures using Android Auto with this adapter, especially with phones equipped with a USB-C cable. I had to remove my adapter to get Android Auto to work and it all works great now without the adapter in place. If you use Apple CarPlay it will work fine. This is more a failure on Android Auto than the adapter.

Pros: Allows use of factory USB connection

Cons: Will disable AUX jack in USB/Aux Jack combinations Unresolved issues with USB-C equipped phones and Android Auto (constant crashing of Android Auto)

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Crutchfield customer from Georgetown, KY on 10/24/2017

2012 Toyota Tacoma

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Did not work for me. Still in the box. Routed USB ports to dash and made mount for them

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Crutchfield response on 10/25/2017
We're sorry this cable didn't work out for you. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Axxess AX-TOYUSB-2

John from Oviedo, FL on 10/20/2017

2011 Toyota Tundra

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After spending several hours and taking my entire dash apart trying to find out where this adapter goes, it turns out that it doesn't allow data transfer for my new head unit. It just says device unsupported. It allows charging but nothing else. Ended up running another USB cable from the radio and removing one of the factory blanks from the climate control to use Android Auto and Car Play.

Pros: None

Cons: No clear directions Hard to find cable it plugs into No data transfer. Waste of time and money

Crutchfield response on 10/24/2017
Once we saw this review, Case, one of our Customer Support team members, reached out to issue this customer a refund.

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Horrible product

Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 7/15/2017

2012 Toyota Tundra

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No instructions so now it's sitting in the dump. Definitely not a plug and play device.

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Didn't fit

Arthur from Phoenix, AZ on 6/16/2017

2012 Toyota Tacoma

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Didn't fit 2012 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner

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Crutchfield response on 6/21/2017
Arthur, we're sorry the cable didn't work out for you. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

Pedro from Baton Rouge on 6/13/2017

2014 Nissan Sentra

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Does not fit and and no instruction For 2010 tundra

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Cons: Does not fit

Crutchfield response on 6/14/2017
Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Pedro to help him further. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Tom from Chicago, IL on 5/8/2017

2010 Toyota 4Runner

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NO instruction of where it goes or anything This is going back with the other equipment purchased

Pros: Absolutely NONE

Cons: INSTRUCTIONS! How cheap have companies become. Crutchfield Im holding you personally responsible also because back in the day you have print outs for this stuff etc. I guess the good changes with the bad

Crutchfield response on 5/24/2017
Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Tom to issue an apology and help him further. We'll either help him get this working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

Guest from Boynton Beach, FL on 3/12/2017

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Works great in my 2013 Scion FR-S

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Works perfectly on 2013 4Runner

Butch from Richmond, VA on 2/22/2017

2013 Toyota 4Runner

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Worked great on my 2013 4Runner with a Kenwood head unit.. The biggest issue was pulling the glove box to access the electronic box that this adapter plugs into.

Pros: Works and fits great.

Cons: Not the adapter's fault, but the glove box had to be pulled to access the electronic box that this adapter plugs into. Overall, though, it wasn't so bad.

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2010 Tundra USB adapter

Brian from IL on 2/5/2017

2010 Toyota Tundra

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Works great, not exactly easy to find in 2010 Tundra, but left a video showing the connection

Pros: Works great to keep factory USB operational

Cons: No instructions with it, had to go looking under dash

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Works good

Crutchfield customer from Biloxi, MS on 1/28/2017

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Absolutely required to make tundra oem USB port work. It does not plug directly into the USB. It adapts at the audio module. Do some research and it will be an easy job for you.

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Ross from San Antonio, TX on 12/10/2016

2016 Toyota 4Runner

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This product fits a brown USB connector that is located behind the glove box of various Toyota models. Not True Of The 2016 4Runner SR5 Premium. I ripped apart my entire dash trying to find this elusive plug. In my vehicle, the plug is gray and is plugged directly into the back of the stock head unit. This adapter does not fit that plug. The PAC-USB-TY1 is the part you need. I hope this info saves someone the 2 hours of my life that I spent trying to find a way to make this part fit my vehicle.

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Crutchfield response on 12/19/2016
Thanks to this customer's review, Darren, our Car Integration Buyer, was able to identify the problem within our database and correct it. We apologize for the trouble this caused during this customer's installation.

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Crutchfield customer from Columbia, SC on 11/29/2016

2013 Toyota 4Runner

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Worked exactly as described!

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Crutchfield customer from Bedford, TX on 11/21/2016

2012 Toyota Tacoma

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Worked good!

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Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

David from California on 9/16/2016

2011 Toyota Tundra

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Worked great! After Toyota installed an aftermarket Rosen navigation system in my Tundra the USB port didn't work anymore and Toyota failed to inform me of this and I didn't know until the installer told me. Wasn't happy but dealt with it. After finally getting rid of the Rosen unit and purchased the Pioneer NEC 8100 and seen this cable as a fix to use the OEM usb port. Worked great but getting to the connection is the trick. It's plugged into a module behind the glove box. Once you unplug take that plug and plug it into this cable then plug the USB into ur radio and it should work like a charm. Works for charging and data.

Pros: Keep OEM USB port.

Cons: Connecting to OEM plug.

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Doesnt work on a 2012 Rock Warrior

Not all Tundra's from Salmon, ID on 6/30/2016

2012 Toyota Tundra

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Doesnt work on a 2012 Rock Warrior

Pros: N/A

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Doesnt work on a 2011 Rock Warrior.

Nathan from Georgetown Ky on 5/25/2016

2011 Toyota Tundra

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

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Cons: Did not fit

Crutchfield response on 5/25/2016
We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Works great on 2011 4Runner

Kasey from Colorado on 2/19/2015

2011 Toyota 4Runner

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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.

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

Power from Michigan on 1/19/2015

2010 Toyota Tundra

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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.

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Worthless

Chris B from Oklahoma on 12/23/2014

2011 Toyota 4Runner

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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

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Didn't fit

unsure from Florida on 12/22/2014

2011 Toyota Tundra

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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.

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

Crutchfield response on 12/24/2014
We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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7065941962 from Lagrange, GA on 8/17/2014

2011 Toyota Tundra

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Works great

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

Cons: Instructions not real good

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Works amazing in my 2013 Tundra

GeoffN from Phoenix, AZ on 5/29/2014

2013 Toyota Tundra

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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.

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2013 tundra

Jason from Virginia on 4/13/2014

2013 Toyota Tundra

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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

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2013 Tundra

Gary from Texas on 3/17/2014

2013 Toyota Tundra

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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

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Nifty nifty

Martin from Atlanta on 2/2/2014

2012 Toyota Tacoma

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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)

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Great product to retain factory USB

Mike from Phoenix, AZ on 1/7/2014

2011 Toyota Tundra

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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.

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USB adapter for 2013 4runner

Crutchfield customer from Va on 8/31/2013

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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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More details on the Metra AX-TOYUSB-2 USB Port Cable

Stacey B.

Product Research

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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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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I bought this so I can plug my thumb drive into the front of my dashboard instead of having a wire leading to the back of my head unit lying on th floor of my truck. [ ED  Mar 04, 2019 ]
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Shopping [ Dohm  Feb 05, 2019 ]
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need them for the install [ TIMOTHY P  Dec 30, 2018 ]
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Crutchfield told me to. [ Rebecca Beard  Nov 15, 2018 ]
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Adapts to factory installed usb port, not additional cable in cab. [ Floyd  Sep 22, 2018 ]
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Replacing the factory radio. [ Alan  Sep 21, 2018 ]
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I wanted to install USB cable input somewhere on the dash so I can easily plug in my iPhone or Android device. [ Michael  Aug 24, 2018 ]
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So I could use the factory USB port. [ Trevor  Aug 16, 2018 ]
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connect factory usb functionaltiy [ D  Aug 09, 2018 ]
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Simply because Kevin recommended it [ stephen  Jul 22, 2018 ]
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Have the built in USB, this keeps that functionality [ Glenn  Jul 10, 2018 ]
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Because it was suggested [ Thomas Charles  Jun 24, 2018 ]
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To retain my USB port. [ Jamie  Jun 06, 2018 ]
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Part of recommended accessories for radio unit [ TTutt  Apr 29, 2018 ]
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So my stock USB port would work with the new system. [ Larry  Mar 22, 2018 ]
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came with the kit [ Kevin  Feb 27, 2018 ]
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I like the idea of keep my cars ups port [ Alejandro  Nov 24, 2017 ]
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our site said I needed this for my specific install. [ Gary  Nov 11, 2017 ]
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I chose this for easy connection [ Mark  Oct 31, 2017 ]
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The stereo I purchased had a USB connection on the face and at the rear. I like the location of the factory USB port so got this adapter so that I would have a cable connection going to the front of the stereo getting in the way. [ JARED  Oct 29, 2017 ]
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To run flash drive music in my truck [ Jamon  Oct 12, 2017 ]
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To retain use of my factory USB connection. [ Lawrence Hanson  Aug 24, 2017 ]
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Good quality [ Charles  Aug 10, 2017 ]
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To see if it works on factory plug [ DAVID  Jul 29, 2017 ]
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Recommended to work with factory USB already there. [ STACY L  Jul 20, 2017 ]
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For installation [ DAVE  Apr 15, 2017 ]
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is needed so factory installed aux USB port will work [ Bruce  Mar 26, 2017 ]
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Ease of installation [ Kyle  Feb 19, 2017 ]
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So I could maintain factory use of my usb/ auxiliary switch in my truck [ Andrew  Feb 17, 2017 ]
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Want to keep my factory USB in new radio [ Russell  Feb 05, 2017 ]
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I chose this because I wanted to maintain a clean factory appearance with my vehicle. [ Nathan  May 12, 2016 ]
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Recommended by the advisor [ Drue  Jan 28, 2016 ]
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2012 Tacoma This does not seem to fit my 2012 Tacoma TRD Sport without JBL and Nav. The instructs are not clear, I assumed it would just plug in with the other connection provided, but it does not. Am I supposed to plug it into the module behind the glove box? If so, he cable will be too short. I am trying to maintain the factor look, but will add another USB connection in the dash if needed.
[ Michael  Jan 20, 2019 ]
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You need to plug it in the factory usb connector near the glove box. Google is your friend
[ thomas  Jan 20, 2019 ]
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I'm not sure on the comparability with a Tacoma but it worked on my FJ cruiser between my Sony head unit and factory USB outlet. I would imagine it would work as long as the Tacoma plug has that type connector.
[ Christian  Jan 20, 2019 ]
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Does this part connect thru the OEM in-dash USB/AUX connector?
[ Jim  Dec 30, 2014 ]
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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 ]
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not sure I called crutchfield for assistance on this cable but they had no idea where it plugged into
[ Desi  Jan 02, 2015 ]
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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 ]
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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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