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    Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    Hello guys.. I just had a Pioneer AVH x5500 installed in my truck, and I have seemed to encounter a problem, which I am hoping is an easy solution.

    My installer wired my iPhone data cable to my center console. But here is the kicker - he never bothered to tell me that now the USB flush mount he also installed in my dash would be useless. I guess it's one or the other being the head unit only has one USB input. The problem is that the cable he installed is useless to me until I download the iPhone 5 update.. WHICH I NEED TO DO VIA USB!!! Uh so frustrated. I would have hoped he would have told me the USB on my dash would be disconnected, or at least would have downloaded the update before disconnecting it being I told him I had an iPhone 5.

    I guess my question is.. how do I use the USB flush mount in my dash AND my iPhone cable he wired into my console? He said I might need a DC powered hub? Or is there another way to accomplish this?







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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    I'm having a bit of trouble understanding what your installer did here as if you do have the CORRECT adapter needed for the Iphone 5 = CD-IV202AV - It has a usb input wired into it in addition to your phone and HU connections..... ???




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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    I am looking at the photo of the CD-IV202AV - and I do see a USB female end - which for some reason I can't even get to due to being hidden under my console. So I wouldn't need a splitter? Is that supposed to go right back to the flush mount he installed? I hope I am explaining this correctly.




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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    Ah - that female end is going to my lightening cable.




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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    I want to use my iPod cable - and a USB if I choose to - and can't do both right now. That's the gist of it lol




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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    I can't possibly be the first person who wants to use a USB or iPod in their car lol

    I'd think a DC powered USB hub would be common. Maybe not.




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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    Does it have the Blue Pioneer P-Bus input on the back of it? If it does you can get an adapter for that I'm pretty sure, But this is what I'd do then... Link: Newegg.com - ORICO Bokcore BC-U3H4 -SV Full Aluminum 4 - Ports USB 3.0 HUB 3.0 with Premium 12V Power Adapter & 3 Ft. USB3.0 Cable - I'd hard wire up one of those then you'd have 4 ports




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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    I'm having a bit of trouble understanding what you're saying as well. So you have one USB input on the deck, and two in your vehicle, going to your deck; an iPhone cable, and a USB plug in the dash, correct? But, only one or the other works at a time, and you can't use both at the same time? It sounds like this would be a limitation of your head unit, not the wiring. Someone else correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't a splitter still create the same conflict at the source unit?




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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Milk Mayne View Post
    I'm having a bit of trouble understanding what you're saying as well. So you have one USB input on the deck, and two in your vehicle, going to your deck; an iPhone cable, and a USB plug in the dash, correct? But, only one or the other works at a time, and you can't use both at the same time? It sounds like this would be a limitation of your head unit, not the wiring. Someone else correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't a splitter still create the same conflict at the source unit?
    Well YES - he can only use 1 device connected at a time, but I think he's saying his other dash mounted usb is not even connected at all???




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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    I had the installer flush mount a USB jack to my dash so I can listen to music via my USB drives. I also had him install the iPhone kit. They both require USB however - but the back of the head unit only has one USB input - so I can only listen to music via my iPhone, and never a USB drive. I'd like to do both because I don't always have my phone on me.

    Its not that I would want to use both at the same time (obviously), but now I only have the option of using my iPhone as a music source. And I want to also have the option of using my USB thumb drive as well.

    I guess my wording is wrong - I am looking for a hub, not a splitter. I basically need 2 USB inputs, rather than the one that the deck gives me.




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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIHL8ION View Post
    Well YES - he can only use 1 device connected at a time, but I think he's saying his other dash mounted usb is not even connected at all???
    exactly.




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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    You really might be able to get away with a regular plain old non-powered 2 way usb splitter since you will not be using more than one device at a time, if not refer to the link I posted above that one works on 12v dc




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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    Ok. Yes like NIHL8ION said, you could get away with a non powered splitter. A single USB port can supply up to like a 1000 something additional USB ports. But, if you PAYED someone to do this installation for you, and it was done improperly. I would take it back and have them fix it. There's no excuse for someone to charge you for work and it not be done right.




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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    Thanks for the reply. I'd think it would work as well.

    Has anyone actually TRIED it though? Would hate to buy one - have my installer rip everything apart again only for it not to work.




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    Re: Head unit help. One USB input - but need 2?

    I haven't used a splitter on a head unit before, only computers. But it should all work the same. How exactly did your installer add the secondary USB port in your dash? IE, what's it running to?




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