Can You Plug An IPod Directly Into A USB Port On A Car Stereo Receiver

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I am having a Kenwood DPX-701 installed next week that has a front USB port. My iPod came with a USB to dock connector cable for use with the computer, but I don’t know if this will work with the car stereo. Kenwood has an iPod interface, but I am not interested in controlling the iPod through the head unit, I just want it to play through the speakers. Any and all help would be appreciated!!

There are 5 Answers for "Can You Plug An IPod Directly Into A USB Port On A Car Stereo Receiver"

    1. Bill C says:

      If the head unit has a 1/8 port (Same size as your headphone jack) you can get a cable @ radio shack to connect the car up like a giant speaker.

      GM cars have them in the factory radios – not sure of the aftermarket – sorry.

    2. Mel says:

      I have a JVC with a front USB port and I used the cable that came with the ipod and it would play most of the songs on the ipod, but not all of them. Not really sure why, but oh well. Also, I had to control it through the head unit. I eventually got the actual ipod adaptor since the stereo was ipod ready. It was a pain at first to control it through the head unit, but I love it now that I’m used to it.

    3. Allelements04 says:

      No you have to get a special adapter from kenwood in the manual it will have the product number. i got a jvc one and my regular mp3 player didn’t work so i got a flash drive and its great. but you can with the special adapter

    4. Conejote_99 says:

      I try it didn’t work