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adding USB to 2009 base

Old 06-01-2019, 11:43 PM
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adding USB to 2009 base

Hey just curious, I wanted to know how to add USB. Iíve got the cable/cord, do I need anything else, or can I plug in to back of OEM base radio and wire through to cubby?
Old 06-02-2019, 04:58 PM
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Thats how mine's hooked up and I can verify beyond the shadow of doubt. That it sucks. If i run maps and pandora it *maintains* charge on the phone. Thats the stock setup though.
Old 06-02-2019, 11:00 PM
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The radio output would work but like Pyts said wonít supply much current (probably .5A). If you want an integrated system I would get a buck converter so that you could step the current up to 2 amps (high speed charger output). Mount the board in a project box and run a switched 12v source to the board. Output to your USB mounted where you want.

https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-small-adjustable-Compatible-Atomic-Market/dp/B00TMFKJ9Q/ref=asc_df_B00TMFKJ9Q/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198062682203&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2985829225300634013&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007488&hvtargid=pla-319814629648&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-small-adjustable-Compatible-Atomic-Market/dp/B00TMFKJ9Q/ref=asc_df_B00TMFKJ9Q/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198062682203&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2985829225300634013&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007488&hvtargid=pla-319814629648&psc=1

Easiest solution would be to just get a 12v cigarette lighter adapter.
Old 06-06-2019, 06:52 PM
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What do you mean you have the cable/cord? The stock base radio doesn't have a USB connection on it; you have to add a module that plugs into the radio. This has a custom USB factory cable (like on the Sport) that normally mounts to the inside of the glovebox.

I did this years ago, but the college hills honda link and my pictures no longer work. Here's a new link to pictures.

Consider this: HondaPartsNow. The instructions are pretty good.
Old 06-07-2019, 01:33 PM
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So the USB control module is required? I have the cord, just not the module box. I donít care about music, just charging.
Old 06-10-2019, 08:08 PM
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If it's just charging you want, get a good USB charger to plug in to the aux power outlet below the HVAC controls.
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