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Metra AX-TOYUSB USB Port Cable

Allows you to connect the factory USB port on select 2012-up Toyota and Lexus vehicles to a new car stereo

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Our take on the Metra AX-TOYUSB USB Port Cable

Keep your Toyota's USB port working

Metra's AX-TOYUSB 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 to the 4-pin proprietary plug just behind the USB port on your Toyota's console, 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.

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

Crutchfield provided this with my Pioneer 4200NEX for my 2015 Subaru WRX and it worked perfectly.

RPW44, Portland, OR

What's in the Box:

  • 9" USB retention harness
Reviews

Metra AX-TOYUSB USB Port Cable Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(31 Reviews)

Worked perfectly

RPW44 from Portland, OR on 5/10/2017

2015 Subaru WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield provided this with my Pioneer 4200NEX for my 2015 Subaru WRX and it worked perfectly.

Pros: Worked perfectly

Cons: None

Axxess AX-TOYUSB

Domenick from Sanford, FL on 5/10/2017

2017 Subaru BRZ
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does not work as advertised on 2017 Subaru BRZ. However, Crutchfield did update the website (removing the item as fitting my car) after I called.

Pros:

Cons:

Works as it should

Anonymous from Broomfield, CO on 4/1/2017

2015 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised. Plug and play.

Pros: Easy install once you pull head unit. Works great.

Cons:

Metra AX-TOYUSB USB Port Cable

Anonymous from Bozeman, MT on 3/19/2017

2013 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect. If you are replacing factory head unit. The Harness comes with this so don't order this extra. If you need this to make USB work, it plugs in directly. Really easy

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Cons:

Quality Adapter

Rocco from Escondido, CA on 2/27/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was delivered quickly and worked exactly as designed. Plugged right into my car's stock connector and interfaced properly with my Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX head unit.

Pros: Secure connection to car's stock wiring.

Cons: None.

Metra AX-TOYUSB USB Port Cable

Paul from Martinsburg, WV on 2/14/2017

2014 Subaru BRZ
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfectly, no issues. Enables the factory location USB connection instead of snaking around a cable into the glove box. Much cleaner this way.

Pros: Easy install

Cons:

USB wiring kit

Jason from Indiana on 2/11/2017

2015 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great!

Pros: All

Cons: None

Not always needed

Tim from Vista, CA on 7/30/2016

2016 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You may not need this adapter. If you are buying a Crux harness, you don't need to also buy the USB adapter. Crux harness already comes with one.

Pros: It does help use the factory USB for aftermarket stereo.

Cons: Not always needed for everyone, check before you buy.

Did not fit.

Not for 2012 Toyota Tundra from Salmon, ID on 6/30/2016

2012 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does not fit

Pros: N/A

Cons: N/A

Works Great!

Cass from Irvine, CA on 4/29/2016

2015 Subaru WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as intended. No issues with connectivity and simple to install!

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Cons:

Metra AX-TOYUSB USB Port Cable

Miguel from Perth amboy n.j on 4/16/2016

2015 Toyota Tacoma

Works great

Pros: I like it makes things easy

Cons: None

Worked great

Jeff from Wisconsin on 12/30/2015

2015 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Don't know what to say other than it worked as advertised, guess that's worth 5 stars

Pros: Worked great

Cons: None

Works Great!

Anonymous from Texas on 11/8/2015

2015 Subaru WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect for WRX/STi owners wanting to use the factory USB in the armrest.

Pros: 100% flawless plug and play.

Cons:

Literally plug and play

Juscraig from Lynchburg, VA on 11/5/2015

2013 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Use this every day, works as advertised.

Pros: No more dead USB plug in the dash like in previous aftermarket installs!

Cons:

usb

Ron from Ohio on 9/23/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

fits properly

Pros:

Cons:

Works in 2015 WRX

KenA from Colorado on 9/2/2015

2015 Subaru WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Plugs into the aftermarket radio and into the OEM wiring to retain your USB in your armrest.

Pros: OEM fitment

Cons: Not Metra's fault but with this plugged into the radio and into my USB iPOD the radio (pioneer avh-5700bhs) will not play Bluetooth audio even if the ipod is off.

Works with 2015 WRX

Michael from Texas on 7/18/2015

2015 Subaru WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used this to hook up my AVH-4100NEX to the factory USB port in my 2015 WRX, works flawlessly.

Pros: Works as described.

Cons:

Worked perfectly

jakeN from binghamton,ny on 7/12/2015

2015 Subaru WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this in my 2015 wrx to retain the factory USB port when I added my pioneer avh-4600bt head unit. Worked perfectly and couldn't be happier. Crutchfield also got me the adapter in two days as promised!

Pros: if you want to keep a factory USB port this is the only option

Cons: None

15 Subura Forester

Mark from Jamestown, NY on 7/8/2015

2015 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great in my 2015 Subaru Forester and my Pioneer AVH-X2700BS even though Crutchfield said it does not.

Pros: Allows me to retain the factory USB port

Cons: none

Works great in 2015 Tacoma

Doug from Florida on 6/24/2015

2014 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used to replace the stock entune on a 2015 Tacoma with the Pioneer that has Android Auto. WARNING: Be sure you pay attention to which of the 2 USB ports on the Pioneer you need to plug this into based on if you have android or apple. I wrongly plugged it in the 1st USB port but had to remove stereo and plug into 2nd USB port. That is not the fault of this product though.

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Are your really reading the reviews for this simple cable?

Mark from Minnesota on 5/19/2015

2012 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly if you have selected your vehicle appropriately. Just get it. I am not sure what happened with the Tundra guy, I have a non-JBL, non-nav 2012 Camry and it is extremely likely that the dash wiring is very similar.

Pros: Plug in both ends = works perfectly!

Cons: Doesn't not work.

Not for a 2012 Toyota Tundra SR5

Anonymous from Anaheim, CA on 5/10/2015

2012 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This may work with other models but not on my truck which is a 2012 Toyota Tundra SR5 that came with a non-JBL, non-Nav radio. I installed a Pioneer AVIC-7000 NEX using the main interface which was easy but I gave up using this piece after spending a long time figuring out which connector it should match with (on the truck side, the radio side is easy) even after reading many forum threads. This WILL NOT make the factory USB (and the Aux) on the dash work.

Pros: None for my purpose

Cons: Unuseable for me.

Straight plug and play for 2015 WRX

Hailstrom from San Antonio, TX on 2/20/2015

2015 Subaru WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Super easy to install. Plug one end into the factory USB harness and the other into the back of your head unit. Retained factory USB plug on my 2015 Subaru WRX.

Pros: Inexpensive and easy to use.

Cons: None

Jumper

Kiko from Dededo, Gu on 12/9/2014

2014 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product to retain stock controls

Pros:

Cons:

Gained USB Connectivity The Right Way

Fernando from Aliso Viejo, California on 9/9/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased a Pioneer head unit to replace the stock stereo. This cable allowed me to use the center console USB input which is awesome! No need to redesign/reconfigure USB inputs.

Pros: Perfect link between my new head unit and the center console USB input.

Cons: None.

Essential in a Prius v

Cristino R. from Bayamón, PR on 8/14/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You need this adapter if you want to use the Prius v's console USB port with your new aftermarket stereo!

Pros: Plug and play

Cons: none

Works.......

Andy b from Dallas tx on 8/13/2014

2013 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works- I have a 13 tacoma and my in dash USB port works the same as it did with the stock head unit. It plugs from the USB port on the back of the stereo to toyotas harness - easy to find and connect.

Pros: Works- easy to install

Cons: None

Works with 2013 FR-S

Anonymous from Grants Pass on 4/21/2014

2013 Scion FR-S
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works live a glove! I says it won't work for the FRS or BRZ, but it worked in mine.

Pros:

Cons:

Toyota usb

Steve from PA on 12/19/2013

2013 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits like a glove

Pros: Made for the Toyota

Cons: None

Works in the Subaru BRZ or Scion FRS

ANNIHILATOR from GA on 12/6/2013

2013 Subaru BRZ
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I went ahead and bought it anyways because it looked like it matched the USB port on the back of the Subaru BRZ Stereo. Come to find out it actually does work with no problem. The website will say it does not match the BRZ or FRS but it actually does.

Pros: It works

Cons: None

Worked as advertised....

Finnius_05 from Boston, MA on 8/22/2013

2013 Toyota Prius C
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Item worked perfect on my 2013 Toyota Prius C. Can now use oem usb connection with aftermarket stereo... no cutting or splicing required.

Pros: No wire cutting

Cons: none

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Hands-on research

Product Research

Features

USB Adapter Harness: The AX-TOYUSB lets you retain the factory USB port in select 2012-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 is not compatible with CarPlay or Android Auto.

Our Product Research Team

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Comes with kit [ Z  Apr 16, 2017 ]
It was included in the kit and I wish to have the existing USB port which is in a great spot for iPod continue to work. [ Adam  Apr 14, 2017 ]
Audio from iphone will be very clear and precise. Normal jacks are not sufficient. [ John  Apr 07, 2017 ]
to retain my stock usb port [ john  Mar 30, 2017 ]
Suppose to work [ Neal  Mar 18, 2017 ]
I chose this adapter because it allowed me to retain the factory usb input/charge port in the 2016 Toyota Camry. [ Joseph  Feb 27, 2017 ]
came with kit [ Arlan  Jan 11, 2017 ]
required part to install new unit in my 2013 Tacoma [ John  Dec 12, 2016 ]
I have a Toyota Camary [ darius  Nov 10, 2016 ]
I like using all the capabilities of my truck. I have got tons of electronics that need to be charged via USB and having the USB port is quite convenient. [ Marshall  Oct 30, 2016 ]
I wanted to utilize my stock USB connection so I opted to go ahead with the adapter. [ Bryon  Oct 14, 2016 ]
Usb part needed to connect new head unit to Toyota usb. [ Luke  Sep 22, 2016 ]
I wanted to keep my factory usb port in a 2015 toyota tacoma [ MikeyV  Sep 10, 2016 ]
Part of installation kit recommended by Crutchfield for Toyota Tacoma 2014 Crew, short bed, without JBL. [ Jose  Jul 26, 2016 ]
needed for factory integration [ Ronnie  Feb 10, 2016 ]
To connect to current USB in truck [ Steve  Feb 02, 2016 ]
need factory usb [ Manuel  Dec 25, 2015 ]
Plug and play for aftermarket radios and want to nee the factory usb location in the vehicle. [ Mario  Dec 21, 2015 ]
I picked this because it retains the factory USB [ ADAM  Dec 19, 2015 ]
I installed an aftermarket Pioneer AVH-4100NEX in my 2015 Tacoma. I didn't want an extra usb cable for use with the CarPlay connection to my iPhone. I also didn't like the idea of having a non-usable port (it's a pain to get to for removal/replacement)This should be an excellent option. [ Milton  Dec 15, 2015 ]
I picked this because I want to utilize the factory USB port in the dash of my truck. [ Jeff  Dec 13, 2015 ]

4 questions already asked

I don't know why it would say that. I have an NEX6000 which does not support Android Auto, so I don't know much about it. I thought that adapter was just a USB extension cable, so not sure why it would not work. I assume it depends on whether the head unit supports the cable and Android Auto, but just guessing. [ Chris  Jul 29, 2016 ]
No, it does not work in a BRZ, FR-S, or a GT-86. the oem jack on the back of the usb/aux plug is a male jack and this cable is a male connector. Further more, the oem usb/aux jack requires a plug with both the usb and the aux in one and cannot be modified to fit this particular adaptor. you will either need to find a proper version of the adaptor or completely change out the oem usb/aux plugs all together. (or start splicing wires) [ Tekmstr  Jun 16, 2016 ]
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Mar 25, 2016 ]  Staff
This part worked in my 2015 Tacoma. I'm almost positive it fits all Toyotas. [ Jacob  Jan 03, 2015 ]
What this does is allows you to retain your stock usb port on a aftermarket radio one end goes to stock harness and the usb end in the aftermarkets usb port [ john  Jan 03, 2015 ]
This worked on my 2012 Rav4 just fine, and allowed me to use the built in USB port on the center console with an aftermarket radio [ Brandon  Jan 02, 2015 ]
Not sure. I used it on my 2014 Tacoma and it did connect fine to the oem usb/aux port. My Tacoma did not have a JBL sound system. [ Jennifer  Jan 02, 2015 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jan 01, 2015 ]  Staff
Yes--I have a 2013 Toyota Tacoma. This cable connects through the OEM in-dash USB/AUX. I keep a USB-Thunderbolt cable plugged in for my iPhone. Charges and plays music well. I got an Alpine bluetooth deck unit as well. The wire harness for the Toyota steering wheel controls works as advertised. I have no issues. The only thing I've noticed is that the audio quality is better (and louder) when I connect through the USB/AUX cable, rather than bluetooth. Hope this helps. [ Justin  Jan 02, 2015 ]
Yes, this is the wiring harness adapter to allow use of the dashboard USB AUX. I used it when installing the aftermarket stereo in my 2013 Tacoma. [ edward  Jan 02, 2015 ]
Yes. I plugged it directly in to existing factory plug. Works great! [ RYAN D  Jan 02, 2015 ]
It connects to the wiring behind the radio and goes to the female USB connector in the dash. This way you can plug this into the back of a radio that has a back USB port and then utilize the in-dash (OEM) female USB outlet with your media devices. Hope this helps. [ JASON  Jan 02, 2015 ]
Yes it connects to the factory USB input, but the Aux input won't be, [ Bill  Jan 02, 2015 ]
Yes. It allows you to connect the factory in dash USB port to the aftermarket head unit. Works great! [ DOUGLAS R  Jan 02, 2015 ]
The adapter allows you to use the factory usb port above the cup holders. It plus into the factory harness [ CHRISTOPHER  Jan 01, 2015 ]
Don't buy it doesn't work I bought can't connect it with aftermarket car stereos [ JOSE R  Jan 01, 2015 ]
Yes, just plug it in and it works with the factory usb jack. [ JASON  Jan 01, 2015 ]
No. It did not work for my 2012 Toyota Sequoia. [ rocky  Jan 01, 2015 ]
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