: 2nd USB port on the back of the head unit?

06-01-12, 05:11 PM
I noticed not a lot of people mess with the electronics, even searching the normal CTS forums I can't find what I'm looking for. I've noticed when using USB, there will be a grayed out option labelled 'Front'. A couple of my previous cars, the head unit actually had two USB ports physically located on the rear of the unit, but only one was run into the center console. If you knew what you were doing, you could drop the glove box / pull the head unit and attach a cable to that second USB port for hidden ipod installs / powering USB devices.

Does anyone know if that's the case with our head units, what the 'Front' is referring to, or a better way to search the forums? I've got a new CLEAR hotspot that I'd love to have hooked to USB for power but also want to use my iPod.


06-01-12, 08:37 PM
I'm pretty sure the 'front' is referring to the only port in the car. That said, an investigation isn't horrible. Pop the lower trim off and the whole unit is secured by 4-6 bolts. It pops out easily.