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How can I add a USB port to my 2008 EXL?

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:15 AM
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I have a 2008 EXL V6 with navigation and I'd like to be able to put my music on a USB drive and use it in my car. How can I add one? Is there an aftermarket kit to do this? I tried searching but the term USB is too short. Any ideas? Thanks!

BTW, I want to keep the stock stereo in it and the USB slot can be hidden or in the center console.
 
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:46 AM
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Is this even possible?
 
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:23 AM
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PAC-Audio, USA Spec, and GROM Audio all make interface kits for Honda. If the car has an available Sat radio input (XM) then the interface can decode the text and display - this is typically done for iPod interfaces. Reading USB is even trickier since the format can vary, and searching is more involved - usually you won't have track data displayed. The adapters are around $200. You may have to resort to an iPod interface for ease of control.
 
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:48 AM
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That is what it seems like. iPod or nothing. I wanted the ease of the USB and also not have to worry about killing the battery in the ipod with repeated short charges then not letting it completely run down.
 
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:43 PM
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letting a battery run down was something the old NiCd had issues with. new LiIon don't have those issues, running them down shortens life, doesn't prolong it.
 
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