Radio issues with USB


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Radio issues with USB

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I am starting to have issues with my USB port on my radio. I used to be able to run my iPod touch or iPhone 5s. Then all of a sudden, it won't connect with either. Shows the USB icon on the dash but does not register whatever is connected to the cable and doesn't charge the device. The radio sends a few random, super loud pops through the speakers after power up if there is a device connected to the cable. Tried different cables and devices that all net the same results. I am thinking that it is going to be time to take it in and have the radio replaced. I still have a warranty... I think. On that note, I bought the 2012 in Aug of 2014 and thought we had a considerably longer warranty period than 2 and a half years but I got a Honda extended warranty letter that says my warranty expires in under 30 days. Need to look that up and/or call the dealer tomorrow.


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Have you tried plugging in a thumb drive loaded with MP3's?
It should recognize that.
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Re: Radio issues with USB

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waituntilthebeep wrote:.... Need to look that up and/or call the dealer tomorrow.
I hope you called the dealer today. If not, you will no doubt have to wait until Tuesday.
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Re: Radio issues with USB

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Nope... didn't make it to the dealer today. Nothing turned out as planned. Will definitely be getting in there Tuesday though.

I have never plugged a thumb drive in there. Didn't know it would read like that. Hmmmmm.Something to try for sure. Thanks for that suggestion.
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Re: Radio issues with USB

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Chek the cable. I have had problems with some aftermarket cables that wil charge but not see data and vice versa.


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