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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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About the USA Spec CBP-85A iPod® Cable

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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  • 4' iPod to factory car stereo cable with an Apple iPod connector on one end and a proprietary 8-pin connector on other end
MFR #CB-PA85A

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USA Spec CBP-85A iPod Cable

Raydar from Douglasville, GA on 5/9/2018

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Works as designed. Now I can charge my iPod while I listen to it. (My original cable didn't allow that.)

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, a on 5/1/2017

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CBP-85A is a better design, the bulky round end has been moved to the end that plugs into the unit. My existing cable had it on the ipod end and it got crush rendering the cable useless. Plugged it in and got my tunes back

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new cable

John B from Jackson, MS on 7/14/2016

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good item

Pros: very good sturdy cable and works well

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

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Works Great

jpratch from Florida on 11/26/2015

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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.

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Perfect Replacement Cable!!

Corey from California on 7/26/2015

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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

Steve from Hattiesburg, MS on 4/20/2015

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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

Mike G from Manassas, Virginia on 1/2/2015

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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)

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PA 12 USA Spec

GURU from Alabama on 12/20/2014

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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!!

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cbp-85 lPod cable

mkaz from Monmouth County, New Jersey on 9/20/2014

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I haven't used it yet.

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Charging not functional w/ PA11-HON2y

Zac from Fort Collins, CO on 9/16/2014

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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

Crutchfield customer from Davenport, FL on 4/23/2014

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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

Mick from Denver CO on 4/8/2014

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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 5/21/2014
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.

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Charges though different from photo

MZA from Minneapolis, MN on 10/6/2013

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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

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Great cable

Brian from Cumming,GA on 10/5/2013

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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

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Great!

Sclark from Tx on 5/3/2013

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It's works great! Great customer support!

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Great Upgrade

AM from HB on 12/16/2011

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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

DaveM from So Cal on 2/16/2011

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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!

Dennis F from San Diego, CA on 12/22/2010

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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

James from Georgia on 8/8/2010

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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

bobgatpdx from Portland, OR on 7/20/2010

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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

Andy from Stafford Springs, CT on 6/28/2009

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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...

Jon from Los Angeles on 6/25/2009

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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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Robert from Illinois on 3/4/2009

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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

Syed from Winnipeg, Canada on 2/15/2009

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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!

Matt from Southeastern PA on 2/9/2009

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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

Ahman from San Diego, CA on 12/16/2008

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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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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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Bought the main unit a while ago and now needed a cable to replace the original. Crutchfield (athena) had it in stock and I ordered it today. Fast customer service and easy to order. Thank you Athena. [ allan  Mar 13, 2019 ]
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I have the older cable that does not charge iPod/iphone and my daughter uses her phone for music using the USA SPEC PA-12 interface through the cars factory XM module. Im hoping this works to charge her phone while playing music, other wise I may have to look to upgrade her head unit to a newer model that supports bluetooth streaming. [ Brett  Jan 20, 2019 ]
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reviews [ Robert  Jan 01, 2019 ]
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sound coming from driver side only....only lasted 2 years. [ Kenny  Feb 17, 2018 ]
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Replacing the cable I have that went bad [ MICHAEL  Sep 13, 2017 ]
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This is a direct fit replacement classic ipod interface cable for the USASpec ipod audio/text interface compatible with multiple BMW vehicles. My 2003 X5 was used when I purchased it and the previous owner had the PA-12BMW interface professionally installed. The power seat ended up severing the cable and required replacement. [ BRIAN Z  Sep 04, 2017 ]
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prior cable broke due to my fault [ ROY D  Jul 09, 2017 ]
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To use iphone with car audio system adapter and charge phone at the same time. [ James  Mar 22, 2017 ]
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I listen to podcasts while driving. The USA Spec allows me to connect directly to my OEM stereo head unit seamlessly. The sound is excellent. I purchased my USA Spec while using iPhones that had the older connector. Once I got a newer iPhone, I purchased the Apple lightning adapter, and everything continues to function perfectly. [ Steven  Oct 15, 2016 ]
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Need replacement cable for USA Spec PA11-GM [ R  Sep 21, 2016 ]
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My current one was crushed by my seat [ P  Jun 05, 2016 ]
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Replacement for broken cable. [ B  Dec 27, 2015 ]
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Replacement cable for my USA spec interface. [ David  Dec 26, 2015 ]
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Will this work with the PA11-CHR?
[ keith  Oct 10, 2017 ]
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Absolutely. It's made to work with all PA10, PA11 & PA12 series adapters.
[ Ryan  Oct 16, 2017 ]  Staff
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will this reaplce my wire that i use for my 2008 toyota to work the ipod through the radio? PA12-TOY text display
[ scott  Sep 16, 2017 ]
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That's correct! The CBP-85A iPod cable is a direct replacement cable for the USA SPEC PA10, PA11, and PA12 series factory iPod interface adapters. For more details or to discuss further, feel free to get with an Advisor by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Hope that helps :)
[ Larry  Sep 18, 2017 ]  Staff

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