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PAC USB Extension Cable

Connects to your car stereo's rear USB input — gives you a convenient spot to plug in your iPod® cable

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So you've got a fantastic new car stereo in your dash, but your iPod cable won't reach from the iPod in your center console to its rear USB input. This PAC 6-ft. extension cable features female and male USB ends, and includes a mounting bracket for a permanent installation, so you can set up a convenient spot for plugging in your iPod or thumb drive.

So you've got a fantastic new car stereo in your dash, but your iPod cable won't reach from the iPod in your center console to its rear USB input. This PAC 6-ft. extension cable features female and male USB ends, and includes a mounting bracket for a permanent installation, so you can set up a convenient spot for plugging in your iPod or thumb drive.

The cable's female USB end provides a flush-mount design for permanent installation — simply drill a hole into the spot where you'd like to connect your USB devices, then snap in the end of the cable for a factory look. If you'd rather not drill a hole, just snap that end of the cable into the included mounting bracket, then place the bracket in a good place for quick access to your USB devices. Warranty: 1 year.

Well made, but the round bezel with the actual port looks cheap when mounted. A little finish work improves appearance. This is one of the only reasonably priced USB surface mounts out there. Gives a solid place to plug in and reduces the clutter.

Sean, Orange County NY

What's in the Box:

  • 6' USB extension cable (with a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
  • Mounting bracket
  • 4 Self-tapping mounting screws
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Features

Overview: The PAC 6' USB Extension Cable with Mounting Bracket (part # USBCBL) connects to the rear-panel USB port on the back of your in-dash head unit and provides a convenient connection for your USB memory device.

Note: Fully compatible with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, but should not be used in conjunction with another USB extension cable if your are planning to use CarPlay or Android Auto.

USB Connectors: The 6' USB extension cable features one male USB (type-A) connector and one female USB (type-A) port. 

  • Male USB (type-A) Connector: The USB extension cable's male USB (type-A) connector plugs into the rear-panel USB (type-A) port of your aftermarket head unit.
  • Female USB (type-A) Port: The USB extension cable's female USB (type-A) port lets you connect your USB flash memory device.

Mounting Options: The PAC 6' USB Extension Cable with Mounting Bracket offers two mounting options.

  • Flush Mount: The female USB (type-A) port of the USB extension cable features a flush mountable design. You can simply drill a 3/4" hole at the desired mounting location and snap the end of the USB extension cable in for an OEM look.
  • Mounting Bracket: The USB extension cables also features a mounting bracket that can be used to mount the USB connector without drilling holes in the vehicle. Just snap the USB extension cable into the bracket and mount it wherever your installation demands.

Dimensions

Mounting Bracket:

  • Width = 2.345"
  • Height = 1.355"
  • Depth = 0.795"

Flush Mount USB Connector:

  • Diameter = 1.015"
  • Depth = 1.105"

Cable Length: 6'

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Why did you buy this?

I was able to put my USB connection in an out of the way spot in my center console but have a factory installed look [ John David  May 30, 2017 ]
To use with my new radio in my 2011 mustang. I am going to use these to run the USB into my flip up console. [ Christopher  May 23, 2017 ]
Mountable USB extension cable, allowed me to put it in my center console for a nice clean install [ Daniel  Mar 11, 2017 ]
It looks like it may be a convenient way to hooking up a USB cable and a stable hook up [ Edgar  Feb 18, 2017 ]
Need it for 2014 Civic, great value [ Alan  Feb 17, 2017 ]
To run a charger to the back seat area. [ Rick  Jan 23, 2017 ]
Purchased for my new receiver. Wanted something more professional looking than a USB cable running from the back of my Pioneer AvhX3800 than the cable that came with the unit and would dangle from the dash or glove box. [ George  Jan 20, 2017 ]
make install clean [ scott  Jan 13, 2017 ]
To have a flush mount factory look in legacy vehicle. [ Christian  Jan 13, 2017 ]
To make the USB installation in my Prius look flush and factory-like [ Alex  Jan 07, 2017 ]
To use with my new Pioneer receiver to replace the factory USB ports. [ Robert  Jan 04, 2017 ]
make a net installation [ A  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Wanted to add a USB to an older vehicle to make it look like an OEM install [ Joshua  Dec 08, 2016 ]
I want to connect an iPod to my car audio system. [ Maurice L.  Nov 24, 2016 ]
convenience [ Joe  Oct 25, 2016 ]
I want easy and clean looking plugins for the USB ports on the rear of the radio. [ Dale  Sep 08, 2016 ]
VW Bus doesn't have dash space plan to mount on custom center console. [ Stephen  Aug 12, 2016 ]
To use with the DNX-693S for a factory fit on the USB cables so they aren't just hanging out of the dash. [ Dale  Jul 27, 2016 ]
Hope to mount it somewhere in my console to have access to charge my phone while driving. [ L  Jul 22, 2016 ]
replace my aux in with USB in my smart fortwo hatchback 2009 [ Clint  Jul 15, 2016 ]
To more easily use rear USB port [ David  Jul 13, 2016 ]
I installed a Pioneer unit in last truck that came with a setup like this.. makes a clean install and you can then hook Ipod up in glovebox and leave out of sight [ SEAN  Jul 12, 2016 ]
It will be much easier then crawling behind the compartment where the stereo is mounted in the boat. [ John  Jun 22, 2016 ]
so that I could use my mp3 players [ Dorce  Jun 20, 2016 ]
I wan to have usb connector istalled in dash, not a hanging cable that comes with the receiver [ james  Jun 08, 2016 ]
it was included [ Ethan  Jun 05, 2016 ]
The convenience of a remote USB port in a good looking mount. [ Gilbert  May 28, 2016 ]
LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD BE A EASY AND CLEAN INSTALL. [ Carlos  May 27, 2016 ]
This cable supplies a nice, clean mounting point for your USB connection. No more cables hanging everywhere, getting in the way. [ matthew  May 24, 2016 ]
We extended our audio usb connection to console (flush mounted to front of console). [ MSG Thomas J Young  May 07, 2016 ]
installing this item in my vehicles console. [ Thomas  May 06, 2016 ]
Product I bought advised of a longer USB charging wire [ Adam  Apr 07, 2016 ]
Extension cable is needed to access USB port on back of Retrosound Hermosa receiver once installed in 1965 beetle. [ Mailie  Mar 29, 2016 ]
To move the iPod to a hidden storage area. [ Todd  Mar 27, 2016 ]
My new in dash system has a rear connector so I order this to bring the connector out to a convenient location on the console for plugging in my iPhone. [ LARRY  Mar 27, 2016 ]
Relocation of my usb plug to behind my seat , in a 2 seater need to make room were you can. [ michael  Mar 25, 2016 ]
The system I have only has rear USB ports. I will use this item to modify my dash board to accommodate front USB connections. I am getting 3 of them [ Jeffrey  Feb 28, 2016 ]
Update my vehicle [ CASEY  Feb 28, 2016 ]
no cable comes with stereo unit [ Jonathan  Jan 28, 2016 ]
Recommended by Wolf, the sales associate. He stated it would best fit my needs and be most compatible with the stereo I chose. Wolf's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=205 [ RUSSELL  Jan 26, 2016 ]
to hide and install out of sight but convenient to use. [ David  Jan 25, 2016 ]
Convenience. [ Phillip  Jan 16, 2016 ]
I plan to wire this to inside the center console of my 4Runner, next to the factory stereo's aux port (which I plan to re-use), so that I can have a nice out-of-sight place to plug in a USB drive with all of my music. [ Patrick  Dec 14, 2015 ]
Ease of use [ carl  Dec 04, 2015 ]

7 questions already asked

I don't know about Apple Carplay since I don't use that but I use my Iphone 6S attached via USB and the music and pandora work with no problems and it shows the album art on the screen so it should work. I've used Amazon music too, but that doesn't show any artwork, but the music plays just fine. [ Kristopher  Apr 22, 2016 ]
Its just an extension cable.So it doesn't matter. The issue that you are having is either the cable you have is no good or the USB port you are connecting it to is not putting out the proper amperage for your apple device. Any USB extension cord would not have an effect on this that I know of. [ Michael  Apr 20, 2016 ]
I am not sure if this will help or not, but I used this cable with a Kenwood receiver and my iPhone 5s works with it. I'm able to charge my phone with it and the kenwood head unit is able to minimally control the iPhone 5s. It doesn't have CarPlay so I don't know if it would work for you or not. Good luck. [ BEN  Apr 19, 2016 ]
I don't know if it is Apple certified but it works with my i6, i5s, i4 and iPod mini. The only issue is with the mini where it doesn't charge while playing. Charges mini ok when not in use. [ Michael  Apr 19, 2016 ]
use a spade bit. Not sure what sure I used [ JASON  Feb 19, 2016 ]
Depends on what functions the usb port has that you have it connected to. It is just an extension cord from whatever you have it plugged into so all it functions should be available. [ Michael  Apr 20, 2016 ]
I had a JVC radio and was able to use a thumb drive with no problems at all. [ BRANDON  Feb 16, 2016 ]
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  Aug 17, 2015 ]  Staff
It would work just as if you plugged your phone into the back usb port with the apple cable. This is just an usb extension cord. [ Michael  Apr 20, 2016 ]
From what I know of it it's just a usb extension [ ADAM M  Dec 10, 2014 ]
Yes it also charges my android. It may go into media mode but it will charge. [ JAMES  Aug 29, 2014 ]
As long as the iPhone allows for charging via USB 2.0 protocol then it should work. It charges my Android phone and Blackberry no problem. You for sure have power feed in this connector so I would think it should be fine. That said Apple tends to make its own rules so I would check the user manual of your phone to see if it is a USB compliant device. [ PAUL  Aug 28, 2014 ]
Yes and 5s too. [ ANDREW E  Aug 28, 2014 ]
It charges phones but tries to play music off of the device being charged. Randomly switches too it. Very annoying. [ STEPHEN  Aug 28, 2014 ]
You would have to epoxy it in place. The pop up tabs won't hold it in place like you think. Look for a pop out tab in the console or dash somewhere (usually next to other accessory buttons) and drill a hole in that. Thats what I did on my ride. Looks factory stock. [ Michael  Apr 20, 2016 ]
yes it does fit, you may have to make a small filler piece, but it will fit! [ ADAM M  Jan 21, 2014 ]
yes it well but if your that close to the radio y not use the one in the radio put mine in 98 mustang in remote spot rear off center console [ RICHARD A  Jan 21, 2014 ]
I am not sure about that. Although, it looks like it came from factory in my dash. It has an insert so it does not look like you just cut a hole. I have mine down by my cigarette lighter and it looks great. I know that's not that answer you were looking for but I hope it helps. [ STEPHEN  Jan 21, 2014 ]
Yes. Did it that way myself [ PHILIP D  Jan 21, 2014 ]
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