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Works well. Would like to see shorter cable versions made available.
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Item # 068USBPORT | MFR # USBPORT
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Mount the dual input plug in your dash or some other convenient location.
Enjoying digital music in an analog car presents some challenges, but RetroSound specializes in finding clever solutions. This innovative accessory makes it easier than ever to play music from your iPhone®, Android™, or other music player in your classic vehicle, plus you won't have to look at that exposed, dangling cord anymore.
With built-in USB and AUX inputs, this 54" extension cord allows you to create an easily accessible location to plug in your devices. Connect the cord to the rear inputs on your RetroSound receiver, then mount the other end of the adapter in the cigarette lighter hole, in the glove box, or under the dash in your vehicle. Whichever option you choose, you'll enjoy the clean look of your dash and the clear sound of your music. Warranty: 1 year.
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Works well. Would like to see shorter cable versions made available.
If you choose not to use the provided mount and drill a hole for a dash mount, there is no way to stop it from rotating in the drilled hole ... somewhat annoying. Other than that it's a good option.
Nice length and looks durable.
Cons: Here is a nit pick. I had to measure to tell that I had to drill 7/8". Should have been in instructions.
This adapter was very handy. I was able to make it fit right in the hole where the 12v plug was in my dash panel on my F250. I had to make some very minor adjustments to the clips (cut off just a small piece for fit), but it fits perfectly and looks very custom and stock at the same time.
My 2006 Honda Odyssey came with two cigarette power jacks. I removed one of them and replaced it with this USB/aux jack. Getting the old outlet removed was NOT easy. There are two square holes in the metal sleave that have plastic tabs. You need to push them OUT from inside the sleave to release the jack from the outer plastic ring that I believe is glued to the panel. Then take this device and PUSH from the front of the panel through the plastic ring. It is a TIGHT fit, but I was able to do it. You then have to feed the wires UP behind the panel to the head unit. To do this I dangled a string down through the back of the panel, tied it to the USB and aux plugs, then pulled them up through. This extension chord is built with what feels like high quality materials and functions as expected. The end result is like factory new.
Appreciated the cable length. However, it did not fit perfectly into the cigarette lighter slot, didn't click right into place. With the cigarette lighter and shell out, it was too big of an opening. But with only the black plastic shell without the metal lighter part, it was too tight for the USB port to fit in. To remedy this, take a Dremel with a sanding drum and sand down the inside of the black plastic lighter shell until the USB fits. It only takes a matter of 5 minutes and it fits well. I would have given 5 stars if it just popped into place.
Pros: Works like it should.
Cons: Could fit better into the cigarette lighter with just an adapter included in the kit.
Very nice product. Materials seem to be of high quality. I drilled a 7/8" hole in the removable panel inside the center console (under the lid), filed slots into the sides (like in the Retro-Sound's provided housing), fed the wires through, and pushed the product into that hole. Cables were run under the center console tunnel and plugged into my new Pioneer AVH-X3800BHS head unit with no problem. Looks absolutely stock. Works as advertised, and appears to be a factory stock item.
Pros: Works as advertised. High quality feeling materials. With a little creativity, looks stock.
Installed the product and had trouble with the usb connection quality after 1 hour in the car. Went with the jbl and could not be happier with their quality.
Cons: Broke after one use
Pros: Clean looking..
Cons: Couldn't find any
Works like a champ and is really simple to get hooked up. I spent more time looking for the exact spot I wanted to mount it than I did getting it connected.
Purchased the AUX/USB port and installed it in the center console where the 12V power adapter was originally. Had just enough wire to reach the radio. Only downside was the diameter for the new port was slightly smaller than the power adapter. It fits and stays inserted, but moves around in the original hole.
Pros: Good Product
Cons: Diameter of product smaller than power adapter.
This is a great product to add an OEM look to the dash. Instead of having a dongle hanging somewhere, this plugs into the back of your aftermarket head unit and then installs into your dash either with a hole you cut yourself, or by removing the "guts" of a power port and installing it there. Not too difficult. I installed this one for my rear seat passengers by cutting a hole into the rear of the center console and running the wire under the console into the back of the head unit. I also installed the PAC-USB wire in the dash for the driver and passenger in the front. It works as a sync cable, an AUX port, and a USB charger.
Pros: Gives an OEM look to the dash. Eliminates dongles. (I personally hate cord-clutter) Charge and sync to Carplay at the same time.
Purchased and installed via BestBuy with the Pioneer AVH-X2700BS to access these ports from the rear of the head unit.
Pros: Works great, looks good and allowed me access to auxiliary port during the calibration of my audio system with a DENON 3.5 mm microphone. I otherwise would not have been able to do so after the head unit was installed due to the rear port access point. Now, if and when, I upgrade with a subwoofer, the calibration will be a snap.
Cons: The rubber cap, as others have noted, is of very poor quality and will eventually fail. Give it a couple of days, as it is flimsy and difficult to close.
This item fits perfectly into the 12v power outlet in the dash area of the 2009 dodge challenger. I plan on using it with the P99rs that will be going into my dash.
Pros: excellent fit
Works great - used it in replacement to a 12v socket already in my console!
Great for extending USB and audio input from back of radio
Pros: Long enough to reach center console
Cons: Cover cap very flimsy and hard to close. I don't expect it to last very long
Exactly what I was looking for. It looks like a factory installed piece. I installed it in the center console bin next to the factory aux input. Looks way better than wires hanging out of the dash. The hard part of the install was learning how the console comes apart without breaking the clips.
Pros: Looks like a factory install
Works great. Simple install.
Pros: Works great. Simple install.
Best up-grade to my 1960 Suburban project!
Pros: EASY to install. Everything labeled. No problems. GREAT sound!
Overall a solid product and easy to install. However, the dust cover is unexciting. It is made of rubber and works well but does not go with the rest of the trim in the car. Needed to drill a 7/8 inch hole in the dashboard to install. A note to this effect would have been good.
Pros: Easy to install.
Cons: Unexciting dust cover.
If you are like me and wanted to take advantage of the USB and AUX ports in the back of you touchscreen head unit this is the perfect solution. The unit is perfectly designed to replace an unused in dash lighter or power port.
Pros: 2 in 1 design. Great product for the price.
Well worth the money. I had two charging ports on my dash, I replaced one of them with this. Now I don't have to worry about loosing or breaking those cheap ones from the gas station. I have it plugged into the back of the head unit so I don't have to worry about extra wires in the glove box.
Pros: Easy install
Great Product Easy To Install Using A Hole Saw And Dremal For A Tight Fit.
Pros: Factory Look When Done Just Take Your Time And Your Work Will Be Rewarded.
Cons: None Connetions Are Good And Product Works Great.
to add to my daughters Camaro [ Robert Jan 05, 2016 ]
I am pretty sure it cannot. mono has 2 zones, stereo has 3 zones, and video has 4 zones on the plug. This one his a stereo plug. One zone between the black bands of insulation is negative. Everything is grounded through this one. mono sends the hot through one spot to the device and returns to ground or negative. Stereo sends left and right hot signals. And video sends video, left and right hot signals and they all return through ground. [ Mark Dec 16, 2015 ]
The ken wood requires both the USB and the 3.5mm port to support an iPad or iPod. Don't have an iPhone so cannot comment there. If iPad is important then the Bluetooth connection can be used. Then the 3.5mm port can be used for video, though I have not tried that. However it is only two connections, right and left. So if video requires 3 connections then that is out. [ Raymond Dec 21, 2014 ]
I am sorry i can't answer this yet i have not hooked it up yet [ TIMOTHY J Dec 21, 2014 ]
It would depend on your head unit. The set up for the cable is designed to pass audio. For my pioneer head unit I can use Hdmi input or rca jacks. Be careful though. I found that the jacks are very loose. I had to slightly bend the lip to hold the cables that I plug up to it. Works great otherwise. [ KEVIN Dec 21, 2014 ]
It's a standard 3.5mm extension cord so it should work as well as any other one. I use mine for audio only and works great. High quality products. [ Joseph Dec 21, 2014 ]
No Mike... just audio [ ALEX Dec 21, 2014 ]