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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

Item # 581CBP85

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Item # 581CBP85

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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.

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

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Stacey B.

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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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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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 ]
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 ]
reviews [ robert  Jan 01, 2019 ]
sound coming from driver side only....only lasted 2 years. [ Kenny  Feb 17, 2018 ]
Replacing the cable I have that went bad [ MICHAEL  Sep 13, 2017 ]
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 ]
prior cable broke due to my fault [ ROY D  Jul 09, 2017 ]
To use iphone with car audio system adapter and charge phone at the same time. [ James  Mar 22, 2017 ]
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 ]
Need replacement cable for USA Spec PA11-GM [ R  Sep 21, 2016 ]
My current one was crushed by my seat [ P  Jun 05, 2016 ]
Replacement for broken cable. [ B  Dec 27, 2015 ]
Replacement cable for my USA spec interface. [ David  Dec 26, 2015 ]

3 questions already asked

Will this work with the PA11-CHR?
[ keith  Oct 10, 2017 ]
1 answer
Absolutely. It's made to work with all PA10, PA11 & PA12 series adapters.
[ Ryan  Oct 16, 2017 ]  Staff
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 ]
1 answer
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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