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Kenwood CA-U1EX

USB extension cable kit

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Our take on the Kenwood CA-U1EX

If you want to increase the reach of your USB input, Kenwood's CA-U1EX USB extension cable fits the bill. The kit includes a USB-to-USB cable, a USB-to-mini-USB cable, and mounting kits. Plug either cable into your Kenwood receiver's front or rear USB input, and you'll have an extra 39 inches of cable to play with.

If you want to increase the reach of your USB input, Kenwood's CA-U1EX USB extension cable fits the bill. The kit includes a USB-to-USB cable, a USB-to-mini-USB cable, and mounting kits. Plug either cable into your Kenwood receiver's front or rear USB input, and you'll have an extra 39 inches of cable to play with.

If you want to spiff up your installation, you can use the flush-mount or under-dash mount kits to install a permanent USB input in your car. Kenwood includes all the hardware you'll need for the installation.

Product Highlights:

  • includes a 1-meter USB to USB cable and 1-meter USB to mini-USB cable
  • under-dash and flush-mount kits included
  • compatible with all Kenwood receivers featuring front or rear USB inputs
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 39" USB type-A extension cable (male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
  • 39" miniUSB type-B adapter cable (male USB type-A connector on one end and a male miniUSB type-B connector on the other)
  • Flush-mount bracket
  • Bottom-mount bracket
  • Self-adhesive rubber pad
  • 2 Screws
  • 2 Wire-ties
  • Instruction Manual

Kenwood CA-U1EX Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(17 Reviews)

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Anonymous from Lubbock, TX on 6/29/2018

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Work like it should and easy install



How to mount those pesky USB cables to your console

Michael from Oklahoma City, OK on 12/29/2017

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I bought the kit for the side mount for USB cables to attach Kenwood USB cable to side of console. It worked great.

Pros: Side mount worked great.

Cons: Didn't need the USB cables

Performs as advertised

Albert from Greensboro, NC on 12/26/2017

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Performs as advertised. Since it is kenwood recommended, it should exceed the requirements.

Pros: Great fit

Cons: Should be a 2 pack since the kenwood system has 2 usb connections


Lucius from Yuba City, CA on 8/29/2017

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Works like a champ. The mounts are great!

Pros: 2 mounts

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Santa Paula, CA on 5/19/2017

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Works and fit perfectly in wife's car. Couldn't be happier, thanks Crutchfield!



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Anonymous from Albuquerque, NM on 2/14/2017

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Shipping was faster than scheduled. Packaged very well. I gave product to professional installer. No problems. Looks great and works well.



Just long enough

Tss from Oregon on 8/21/2015

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Perfect fit can run it hidden and the mount works perfect

Pros: Plug and play

Cons: None

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dino4520 from Indiana on 3/30/2015

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I was looking for something to extend my USB connection from my new double din stereo and be able mount it instead of having the cable just hanging loose. Perfect for what I was needing to do. You can either cut a hole in your dash and mount it flush or mount it exposed under the dash. I didn't want to cut holes in my dash so I chose to mount it under the dash. It comes with screws, but I chose to use double sided sticky tape instead and didn't have to drill any holes. Worked perfect. Highly recommended. Crutchfield has great prices and shipping was fast.



Almost exactly what I wanted

Josh from San Diego, CA on 12/22/2014

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This product is almost exactly what I was looking for. It installs perfectly and sits flush with the surface you are mounting it to. It is square so it can easily replace a blank switch port in a car. I just wish it came with a 12v to 4v converter so it was more plug-n-play in a car.

Pros: Easy to use mounts

Cons: Wish it had a 12v to 4v converter so it could be wired in a car.

Easy installation

Eric from Kailua Kona, HI on 9/30/2014

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Cheap, works great, easy 5 minute installation

Pros: Cheap, works great, easy 5 minute installation

Cons: None

Great way to extend USB

Anonymous from Arizona on 6/29/2014

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Great little kit to extend USB and have an easy mounted spot to plug in ipod or USB drive. Makes for a clean install. I used mine to relocate my ipod to the center consul of my truck.



what I needed

Anonymous from delray beach florida on 6/21/2014

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Just what I needed to discreetly mount the usb in my classic camaro.

Pros: Assortment of mounting clips

Cons: None

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amhauser from pleasant prairie, WI on 3/2/2014

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Great product!

Pros: Has flush mount bracket!

Cons: Not a single one

Does what it says

BobbyC from Pittsburgh, PA on 1/1/2014

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Just what I needed for a professional install!



Nice touch

Rick from Florida on 12/10/2013

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Bought this to provide a usb port in my I was able to put it where I wanted t!

Pros: good quality

Cons: none

Very nice kit

Lofdog from Delavan, WI on 7/18/2013

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I bought this to extend the USB port of my App Radio 3 so when I have to do firmware updates on it, the port is readily accessible. I like the inclusion of both types of mounts and everything you need to make a USB port look nice and clean installed.

Pros: The kit has everything you need to make an accessible USB port

Cons: It came with a USB to USB mini cable, I didn't have a use for this and think that it shouldn't be part of the kit.

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Anonymous from Breezewood, Pa on 5/16/2013

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Product worked good for what i needed

Pros: One of the two cables worked correctly

Cons: One of the cables didn't have the right end


Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: Kenwood's CA-U1EX USB Mounting Kit comes with a 39" male USB (type-A) to female USB (type-A) extension cable and a 39" male USB (type-A) to male mini-USB (type-B) adapter cable. It also comes with a flush-mount bracket and an under-dash mount bracket. The CA-U1EX USB Mounting Kit is convenient option for head unit's with a rear-panel USB port.

Note: Compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Why did you buy this?

Recommendation of adviser. [ TheDog  Jul 16, 2018 ]
I purchased this to help me mount my usb cable to my dash to make it easier to plug in my phone, iPod, mp3 player, usb flash drives. [ Paresh  Apr 24, 2018 ]
had to to hook up radio [ Robin  Apr 02, 2018 ]
recommended by Kenwood for my car stereo [ Brad  Jan 23, 2018 ]
To connect android auto [ MANNY  Dec 05, 2017 ]
Wanted to make sure Android Auto and apple car play worked properly. I have a USB 3.0 Connector and it is having difficulty connecting with android auto.. Kenwood stated in the description of the stereo I ordered if these connectors weren't used, the apps might not work properly. [ Albert  Nov 29, 2017 ]
works with Android [ D  Sep 23, 2017 ]
Custom installation. [ Michael  Aug 06, 2017 ]
I'm trying this because the 3rd party extension cable that my installer used will not recognize my 6th gen iPod Touch. I'm hoping this one does the trick. [ MelissaGT  Apr 27, 2017 ]
Great prices and fast service! [ Manuel  Apr 22, 2017 ]
Crutchfield quality of service [ Bill  Jul 01, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

Also, note that only one of the cables is an extension cable for mounting, so you'd have to get an additional cable, I believe. The other is a phone cable, and doesn't work with the bracket. [ Camden  Jun 04, 2017 ]
Each of the brackets can only support one port, so if you want to mount both, you'll have to mount them in different places/ways. (one bracket is front-mount, the other is top-mount) [ Camden  Jun 04, 2017 ]
What do you mean by " both ports"? The item I have has only a SUB port. [ Roger  Jun 04, 2017 ]
There are two mounts one for implanting the device and one for surface mounting. Even though the cables supplied can handle micro and regular usb, the mounts are only designed for regular usb connections not micro usb. Hope it helps. [ Keith  Jun 03, 2017 ]
Only one. [ Nicholas  Jun 03, 2017 ]
Only one port of the two have to select which one you want. [ Eric  Jun 03, 2017 ]
Be sure to test the USB connection for data and power before you mount anything. [ Roger  Jun 04, 2017 ]
Carl, I did buy one of these but found I had already installed a USB cable into my glove box when I originally installed the unit. It had been about a year and I forgot I put it in. That being said I see no reason why this cable wouldn't work. The extra length and the flush mount ports are a really nice feature. I only use mine for updating the GPS. I also have a direct plug-in cable for my iPod but I believe you can connect anything that use USB connectivity through this cable. Kenwood themselves may be of more assistance on this matter. [ MARK J  Aug 11, 2015 ]
Any USB extension cable will fit, you just won't have the mount kit [ Simon  Aug 11, 2015 ]