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I have a 2012 Accord and the USB cable plug won't charge my Droid3. I use a 12v adapter and plug into either one of the cig plugs and find those won't charge my phone either. When I'm at work, I can plug the same USB charging cable into my PC and the phone will charge. In my old car, a 1999 Saturn, my adapter and cable would charge the phone.
So, something isn't right with 12vdc plugs in the Accord. I went to the dealer yesterday and they verified the plugs and the USB cable plug are getting 12+ dc volts so that seems right.
Anyone else have this problem and how can I solve it?
Thanks for any help...
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Not really the same setup that you have but, I have noticed
1. Cheap cables from Amazon or Ebay are generally junk and don't last long at all, I'm talking days or weeks until they fail.
2. There is no power at all to any of the power ports unless the key is in and at the "On" position.
2006 Accord EX-L Coupe 2.4L 5MT 105,000 miles, daily driver
1998 Accord EX-L F23A4 ULEV AT 178,210 w/JVC KW-9000BT with JBL Power Series. (sold Jan. 2014, but not forgotten.)
There's a USB adapter cable inside the armrest storage console. The radio can play certain file formats and from certain devices with the auxiliary control. Honda has been a little behind on auxiliary device compatibility. Honda mentions the iPod in their owner's manual as being compatible; but, still defers to Apple for certain questions. Other devices can possibly be used; but, may not be fully compatible.
On a side note: The 2012 Honda CR-V is the first Honda to be compatible with Pandara Internet Radio; kind of shows Honda is moving a little slowly with the times in terms of software integration with auxiliary devices and apps (software).
I discovered that there are two amp ratings for 12vdc chargers: Approximately 1.0 amp and approximately 2.0/2.1 amps. I needed the 2.0/2.1 amp charger to charge my Droid3 smart phone.
There are several companies making 2.0+ amp chargers, so to charge your smart phone, just make sure you get a 2.0+ amp charger and not a 1.0 amp charger. At Walmart I found 3 companies making 2.0+ chargers to choose from.
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