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      01-22-2020, 04:27 PM   #1
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hey guys I was just wondering if I can add a second usb port to my exsisting audio system in my g30 it has the hifi system right now with only one usb in the front storage tray.. I see a knock out in the centre arm rest which would be for a second port.. I have found one on amazon for 45 bucks.. if there is a slot on the back of the deck to add it then I will go ahead and buy it and install. also would codding be needed or will it recognize it once its installed?
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hey guys I was just wondering if I can add a second usb port to my exsisting audio system in my g30 it has the hifi system right now with only one usb in the front storage tray.. I see a knock out in the centre arm rest which would be for a second port.. I have found one on amazon for 45 bucks.. if there is a slot on the back of the deck to add it then I will go ahead and buy it and install. also would codding be needed or will it recognize it once its installed?
Are you expecting this to work with the head unit? I seriously doubt that it is pre-wired or is as easy as you might think. Your guess is as good as mine. If you're just looking for power, I'm sure that's doable.
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You don't have a USB port in your cup holders in front of gear shifter?
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I have a HK system + NEXT100 (NBT6 + Gesture Control + Digital Instrument Cluster) + Connected Drive - No Wireless Charge on my late 2017 G30 and I also don't have a USB in the armrest. I would like to know if this can be added later.
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What model year?

I seem to recall that the usb slot in the armrest was only there based upon an option being specced for the car although I'm not sure what.
I have one in my 2017 model.

Maybe it was part of the technology pack (that was the name in the uk which included wireless charging, gesture control , display key and enhanced Bluetooth - subject to me remembering that correctly)

In summary might be worth stating model year and options as that will probably correlate the differences. Whether it can be retrofitted I have no idea but depends what you want it for whether just power or ability to listen to music from it
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my car is a feb 2017 model. hi fi stereo gesture controls, non enhanced Bluetooth. the usb in the front area by the cup holders is always in the way when I want to put my phone or wallet in there. it would be way way more convient in the center arm rest. on my f30 the deck had an extra port for another usb cable, I routed that to the glove box. kept my usb drive in there full of awesome 80 rock and the one in the center council I plugged my phone into and just toggled between usb one and usb two. awesome.. if i could just see a pic of the back of the deck i would be able to figure it out.. if no one knows i will just pull my deck out this weekend to confirm..
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