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Anyone know where I could get a replacement dual usb ports with the cable that connects to the factory system? I have been searching for weeks and I am unable to find anything. I have an es model but bought the system out of the se and sel model. I replaced the microphone and that works and I don't care about the touchpad but I cannot find the usb ports. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Hi @Japin. In Australia we only have the Smart Display Link system and the USB adapter part number is 8718A042 and the double connector cable is 8755A168. This diagram shows the setup in the console and part numbers should be the same worldwide:

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The double headed cable needs to be connected specifically in the back of the head unit to cater for the smartphone connection (top of the picture):

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Check the web for these two part numbers. They shouldn't cost too much...
 

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I have been gathering part to make this conversation... however usb cable are difficult to find and are too expensive... I have choose to use an alternative usb cable ... the subaru cables are similar except for side notches.. which I plan on removing for it fit... after I received i will confirm that they work.
$90 oem versus $10 subaru alternative

US $4.24 15%OFF | Car Aux Audio Input Media Data Wire Plug To USB Adapter Conector For Suzuki for Subaru
 

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I'm in the process of installing the genuine Mazda CarPlay upgrade in a Mazda CX-3 and the USB cable inputs to the head unit look the same as the EC (keyed sections on each head unit are the same) but they are specially keyed to match the port configuration of the dash unit. On the dash one is CarPlay and 2.1A (with a smartphone icon on the dash part where you connect the phone) but the other is lower power. Keep this in mind with your install as the ports may be power specific and require a certain amperage cable to support charging and data transfer between the dash and the head unit. Lower power for your CarPlay/Android Auto connected phone will see your phone connect and disconnect regularly as there is insufficient power to do both on the port in use. Not all ports and cables connectors are alike.
 

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Please let me know if any of these cables work. It is almost $200 for a cable and another $22 for the dual usb port from the dealership.
 

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Please let me know if any of these cables work. It is almost $200 for a cable and another $22 for the dual usb port from the dealership.
I am in the process of adding CarPlay/AA to a Mazda CX-3. The cars firmware supports it but on this model in Australia Mazda didn't include the cables and USB hub capable of the power requirements. List price is AU$420 but got it from a dealer on eBay for AU$310. The cables are the expensive bit. The hub not so. Many of these systems are manufactured by the one company and the cables are identical across all incarnations. Those in the EC have identical ends to the Mazda version at the head unit end. Haven't bothered to check the console end on the EC. I can't see how they justify the steep price for these cables even though they are proprietary.
 

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Ok good news the cables from aliexpress works ....some modification to fit.... i am not sure how to post pics.
Subaru usb cable $9 cables work perfectly with android auto
 

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Great news. Always good when someone reports a cheaper method. Enjoy.
 

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I ordered 2 of them based on your first post I figured for $8 why wait. So I'm glad they work with a little modding. I should have them soon then I can finally use Android auto. Thank you again!!
 
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