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Old 09-19-2016, 10:04 AM
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2016 Compass limited with 130S/RES head unit.

After some searching, I found the USB port in the glove box. My son plugged his iPod to it, and the stereo linked to it nicely. However, since it's not my son's Jeep, and I refuse to own an Apple product, it would be nothing more than a charging port. Knowing that you can daisy-chain USB ports out to 128, I decided to modify the configuration a touch by adding a 4 bay hub to the USB port. In addition to the hub, I also added a couple of retractable USB cords so that there are no wires to get tangled when not in use.

Here are a few pictures of what I did. Bear in mind that the plastic does not lend itself well to adhesives, so I had to rivet a small piece of aluminum on the back of the glove box, then add the 3M double sided moulding tape.

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The glove box closes on the USB cords easily and without effort, and the box closes perfectly when the cords are in the retracted position. I use this to charge my cell phone, the wife's phone, her tablet, or anything else that needs juice while driving.

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Re: USB port

Its much more than a charging port. You can get a usb stick and load it up with music and play it through that usb port. I wish mine had one.
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Its much more than a charging port. You can get a usb stick and load it up with music and play it through that usb port. I wish mine had one.
He said it worked with am iPod.

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Re: USB port

Since I don't play music from a thumb drive, nor own an Apple product, it's nothing more than a charging port for me. It works well for me.
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