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    Extra USB Port Options

    Hey Cruze Community,

    I purchased the new Gen2 Cruze in July. I love the car except for one thing. How is there only 1 USB port and no SD Card slots in a new car?

    I like to keep my music on an SD Card for ease of use and the fact that my iPhone is only 16GB. Currently it is plugged into the USB port using an adapter. It works great except for the fact that I am not able to use Apple Car Play because the USB slot is occupied. Using a USB hub allows the car to see and switch between both the iPhone and SD Card reader but for some reason Apple Car Play will not work when using a USB Hub. Any one else run into this issue? Any one have any solutions? Anyone know how to add additional USB ports and have Apple Car Play still work?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by newcruze2016 View Post
    Any one else run into this issue? Any one have any solutions?

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    I know of one compact car that has two USB ports and supports ACP.



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    Hi newcruze2016!
    I'm not sure I've ever heard of a car with an SD slot, unless we're talking about modular stereo systems. With such a modern car, I'm not too optimistic about modifying the interior; adding additional ports would require an almost complete overhaul, I'd assume. Actually, I'm looking into installing a subwoofer in my Cruze, so I'll try to update when I get a look at my electronics.
    Anyways, are you sure you can't store music on your iPhone? I know that the gigabytes do add up, I'm just wondering if your music has already been compressed and all that. I haven't tried using Android Auto with another device plugged into the USB port; I mainly use the USB port for my Auto device.
    Also, what trim is your Cruze? I know that the LT and the Premier come with more electronics, and probably more ports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newcruze2016 View Post
    Hey Cruze Community,

    I purchased the new Gen2 Cruze in July. I love the car except for one thing. How is there only 1 USB port and no SD Card slots in a new car?

    I like to keep my music on an SD Card for ease of use and the fact that my iPhone is only 16GB. Currently it is plugged into the USB port using an adapter. It works great except for the fact that I am not able to use Apple Car Play because the USB slot is occupied. Using a USB hub allows the car to see and switch between both the iPhone and SD Card reader but for some reason Apple Car Play will not work when using a USB Hub. Any one else run into this issue? Any one have any solutions? Anyone know how to add additional USB ports and have Apple Car Play still work?

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    What trim did you get? Some have a 2nd USB in the back seat for charging only. Only time I seen a SD was 1st gen with navigation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newcruze2016 View Post
    Hey Cruze Community,

    I purchased the new Gen2 Cruze in July. I love the car except for one thing. How is there only 1 USB port and no SD Card slots in a new car?

    I like to keep my music on an SD Card for ease of use and the fact that my iPhone is only 16GB. Currently it is plugged into the USB port using an adapter. It works great except for the fact that I am not able to use Apple Car Play because the USB slot is occupied. Using a USB hub allows the car to see and switch between both the iPhone and SD Card reader but for some reason Apple Car Play will not work when using a USB Hub. Any one else run into this issue? Any one have any solutions? Anyone know how to add additional USB ports and have Apple Car Play still work?

    Thanks,
    I have an adapter that takes care of this issue for me. the difference is I use android auto not apple car play.
    the following link is not exact but similar to the adapter I have. I got it so i can hook up multiple phones and switch back and forth with out changing cords, as an Uber driver I have a lot of passengers that want to play their own music or charge their phone. It works great for me but I am only running one thing at a time not two like you want to do. other than this I am not sure if it is possible

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    I used a small 4-port USB hub, I have my 32GB USB drive in one port and the charging/data cable for my phone in another port. The radio lets me switch back and forth between the USB drive/radio/Android auto with no problems. It's a small round hub that looks kind of like one of this charging sticks for your phone. Tucks right into the area under the USB port and you can't even see it. Works quite well.

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    Yes there are cars with SD slots in them. The focus I saw at the car show last nigh had one and think one other but don't remember. However I bought this from gen2 cruze and it works great. I plug in a 64gb usb on one end and my phone to the other and they both work great. I can't imagine the apple wouldn't work as well as my android does with this adapter.


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    I wish they would have put a usb also in the center console like gen 1. This would be perfect since the spot for your phone is right near the console and you wouldn't have to put a cable across the shifter and cup holders.

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    Forgive me if my ignorance shows...

    Can't you use Bluetooth for one function and the USB for the other? At least for now as I know it will degrade the sound somewhat.

    You can add USB ports at least for charging easily, but am not sure about being recognized by the car for data. You can also add an aftermarket head unit that has a slot and USB port .
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    My Corvette and wife's Mazda6 GT has a SD card slot, plenty of vehicles out there with one !

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