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USB Jack location?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Denicio, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Sep 24, 2015 at 1:31 PM
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    Denicio

    Denicio [OP] Active Member

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    So this weekend I sat in the super base model our dealership got in their allotment. The salesmen were not happy about having the super stripped down version. And they only got 2 of them too.

    It had a lone USB jack in the lower Dash which is visible when you look into the windows.

    Can anyone comment on the TRD models? How many USB jacks and where are they located?

    I have never understood why car manufacturers put the jack in plain view.
    My old Honda and my current Mazda have them located smartly in the console between the two seats. That way when my ipod is plugged in its never visible. With a jack on the dash I'd have to plug it in when in use and stow it every time I parked the car in a public lot.

    I am keeping my fingers crossed that they put at least one USB jack in console or glove box.

    D
     
  2. Sep 24, 2015 at 1:37 PM
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    adadandhistruck

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    I just left the dealership. It's directly below the AC controls right beside the charging port. Out in the open. Didn't see one in the middle console and did not look in the glove box.

    TRD Sport.

    Also... first post for me! Hope this helps.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2015 at 1:38 PM
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    NoDak

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    only 1 that I know of. probably due to mostly BT usage. on my 14 4runner, I actually don't take my phone out of my pocket. i rarely use the usb port and if i did, i rather it be in easy access spot than inside the glove box or center console to quickly connect/disconnect.

    i imagine in the future there wont be a usb port at all due to more widespread use of BT instead of ipods/iphone/usb drives for music storage.

    edit : also to add, in the future if they implement android auto via BT it would be kinda pointless to have the usb.

    i think its because of apple still requiring a stupid usb cable for carplay and other crap to use them on headunits.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2015 at 1:45 PM
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    I only saw one. Manual only mentions one as well. I've switched from the Ipod to a micro 64 gb thumb drive. A whole lot cheaper and easier to keep back ups!!
    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Cruzer-Low-Profile-Drive-SDCZ33-064G-B35/dp/B00FJRS6QY
     
  5. Sep 24, 2015 at 1:49 PM
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    Suppose I am old school by still using an ipod. My 160 has been a work horse and I fill it up with 2-3 hour long podcasts for my daily commute to work.
    Guess I could pay a car stereo place to tap into that cable and run a jack into the console. Hate to have to do that to a new truck. But....

    Thanks for passing along the info on this!
     
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    From Manual:
    USB memory

    Compatible devices
    USB memory device that can be used for MP3, WMA and AAC playback.

    Compatible device formats
    The following device format can be used:
    • USB communication format: USB2.0 HS (480 Mbps) and FS (12 Mbps)
    • File system format: FAT16/32 (Windows)
    • Correspondence class: Mass storage class
    MP3, WMA and AAC files written to a device with any format other than
    those listed above may not play correctly, and their file names and folder
    names may not be displayed correctly.
    Items related to standards and limitations are as follows:
    • Maximum directory hierarchy: 8 levels
    • Maximum number of folders in a device: 3000 (including the root)
    • Maximum number of files in a device: 9999
    • Maximum number of files per folder: 255
     
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  8. Sep 24, 2015 at 4:38 PM
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    4x4Runner

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    Mine is in the glove compartment and I have a AC plug in the center console (factory) so I usually plug it in there and go Bluetooth.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2015 at 6:01 PM
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    What do you need more than one for? Charging can be done wireless with qi charging.
     

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