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Old 04-14-2014, 01:41 PM
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Re: Does Anyone Else Hate The USB Port, SD Slot and Cig Plugs Location?

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NOPE --- In my 2014 the only USB connection is in the center console below the radio touch screen in that little cubby. I do NOT have a USB connection in the center arm rest (my 2011 had one in the top try, my 2014 doesn't). The only connection in the center arm rest is a constantly on cigarette adapter while the center console below the radio has: the aux audio input, SD, USB and 'ignition on' cigarette adapter.
None on the back of the console, that you would see if sitting in the back seat? What trim level/radio do you have?




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Old 04-14-2014, 01:52 PM
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Re: Does Anyone Else Hate The USB Port, SD Slot and Cig Plugs Location?

He has a Summit so he does have those 2 charge only USB in back but u sent him down wrong path when u referred to the cable pass- thru notch. That is for the always hot cig adapt plug in the center console.


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Old 04-14-2014, 01:56 PM
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Re: Does Anyone Else Hate The USB Port, SD Slot and Cig Plugs Location?

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He has a Summit so he does have those 2 charge only USB in back but u sent him down wrong path when u referred to the cable pass- thru notch. That is for the always hot cig adapt plug in the center console.


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I figured it could be used to charge the phone while it was in the tray, and plugged into the rear usb port.


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Old 04-14-2014, 02:04 PM
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Re: Does Anyone Else Hate The USB Port, SD Slot and Cig Plugs Location?

Oh, gotchya...is the rear always hot then? Nice to know.


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Re: Does Anyone Else Hate The USB Port, SD Slot and Cig Plugs Location?

I don't like that it only has one 12v plug in the dash. The SD card is difficult to get in/out. I have to use the back of my index finger and middle finger to insert/eject. I use a duel adapter to plug in both my radar detector and GPS then close the little door with the wires sticking out both sides. I only use the GPs when on a road trip so not a big problem.
I've thought about installing a duel 12v outlet but not sure where or how to install and hard wire it. I really don't see a place under the dash where it would fit and be within easy reach. If anyone has done this and has a photo that would be great.
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Re: Does Anyone Else Hate The USB Port, SD Slot and Cig Plugs Location?

I think the location is great, though I would like a cable pass-through like the one Bill mention on the center stack, for the cubby hole media center.
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:28 PM
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Re: Does Anyone Else Hate The USB Port, SD Slot and Cig Plugs Location?

This was brought up before, but since some never found it without being told, I'll bring it up again. There's a shelf above the USB, SD slots that is real nice for some small storage. I keep a bunch of SD cards and USB drives there.
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Re: Does Anyone Else Hate The USB Port, SD Slot and Cig Plugs Location?

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Oh, gotchya...is the rear always hot then? Nice to know.


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Re: Does Anyone Else Hate The USB Port, SD Slot and Cig Plugs Location?

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This was brought up before, but since some never found it without being told, I'll bring it up again. There's a shelf above the USB, SD slots that is real nice for some small storage. I keep a bunch of SD cards and USB drives there.
That's where I stash my horsey treats Opps! Wrong thread.
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Re: Does Anyone Else Hate The USB Port, SD Slot and Cig Plugs Location?

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I figured it could be used to charge the phone while it was in the tray, and plugged into the rear usb port.


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Yeah, my 2011 had a USB in the center arm rest console top tray in the rear...was handy except the cable would sometimes get caught between the upper lid and tray essentially jamming the upper tray closed until I could pry it apart. I am surprised there isn't a USB in the large center console area instead of just the cigarette lighter. I don't want attached in the back and visible. Guess I'll have to learn to use the center media stack one....
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Re: Does Anyone Else Hate The USB Port, SD Slot and Cig Plugs Location?

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I'm perfectly happy with the location of these items on my particular JGC. (no SD, obviously, since I have a MY12, but I wouldn't use it anyway) The storage compartment handles everything I want it to just fine...some chewing gum, the wife's Carmex. Important stuff you know.
The bottom section of the console isn't too shabby... the top section is good for very very small items only. It takes a bit to get used to left lift or right lift for the console.

The USB location under the radio is a pita for ham fisted folks, as is the SD connector, etc.

For the USB, I use a short SANDisk USB cable extension... even works when burning software.
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