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Old 22-09-2008   #1
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Usb Port!

Hi,

i accidently bent the pins in the usb port when i went to plug in my usb device because i forgot to put in the lead first. when i went to fiat they were charging me 400 for the part + labour...which is ridiculous!

does that part really cost that much? any1 got any ideas where i can get the usb port (its located in the glove compartment) for cheaper?

thanks
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Re: Usb Port!

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Hi,

i accidently bent the pins in the usb port when i went to plug in my usb device because i forgot to put in the lead first. when i went to fiat they were charging me 400 for the part + labour...which is ridiculous!

does that part really cost that much? any1 got any ideas where i can get the usb port (its located in the glove compartment) for cheaper?

thanks
Nik R
find someone who has written off a GP and get it for about 20.

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Re: Usb Port!

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find someone who has written off a GP and get it for about 20.

And 3 Threads on the same subject is plenty!

I would imagine, tho I may be wrong, that the dash may have to come out to warrant THAT sort of charge!
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Re: Usb Port!

Just buy anything that has a usb (female) connection get it from china for like 20p. then just wire it up. i would imagine alot is going to have to come off though.
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And 3 Threads on the same subject is plenty!

I would imagine, tho I may be wrong, that the dash may have to come out to warrant THAT sort of charge!
only a few screws

someones gotta have done it before if not.
then you are the first and can teach us all
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only a few screws

someones gotta have done it before if not.
then you are the first and can teach us all
I was considering the 400 quote he had, no-one in their right mind would pay or quote that for fitting a replacement USB port.... surely....
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I was considering the 400 quote he had, no-one in their right mind would pay or quote that for fitting a replacement USB port.... surely....
where is the USB port.

pic anyone?

if its anything like a PC (which i doubt it is) it could take about 2 minutes
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Re: Usb Port!

Its exact same as a PC,

Seriously guys, replace it with ANY usb port in the world, they are all identicall take one out an old computer or anything ill bet you can buy female USB ports for less than a pound from china. I dont know about fitting it but cant be that hard.
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Re: Usb Port!

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where is the USB port.

pic anyone?

if its anything like a PC (which i doubt it is) it could take about 2 minutes
In the glovebox....
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Re: Usb Port!

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Its exact same as a PC,

Seriously guys, replace it with ANY usb port in the world, they are all identicall take one out an old computer or anything ill bet you can buy female USB ports for less than a pound from china. I dont know about fitting it but cant be that hard.
is it in the head unit?

pic someone please!!!

ok in gove box.

does it have screws or holes that can de attach it?
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Re: Usb Port!

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Its exact same as a PC,

Seriously guys, replace it with ANY usb port in the world, they are all identicall take one out an old computer or anything ill bet you can buy female USB ports for less than a pound from china. I dont know about fitting it but cant be that hard.
Fitting may be pi*s easy once the rear has been accessed....
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Re: Usb Port!

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Its exact same as a PC,

Seriously guys, replace it with ANY usb port in the world, they are all identicall take one out an old computer or anything ill bet you can buy female USB ports for less than a pound from china. I dont know about fitting it but cant be that hard.
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Re: Usb Port!

Errr.. can't you just use the other USB port?
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Re: Usb Port!

Quote Originally Posted by Nik R View Post
Hi,

i accidently bent the pins in the usb port when i went to plug in my usb device because i forgot to put in the lead first. when i went to fiat they were charging me 400 for the part + labour...which is ridiculous!

does that part really cost that much? any1 got any ideas where i can get the usb port (its located in the glove compartment) for cheaper?

thanks
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I havnt read the entire thread so forgive me if im saying something thats already been said.

A usb port connector cost about 1.79 from maplin even cheaper if you look hard http://buy.maplin.co.uk/Free_UK_Deli...__43998_v2.htm

The problem with bent usb pins is when they touch each other they can blow vital chips on the host device.

So perhaps part of your cars computer are blown and fiat have taken this into account.

I work in the PC industry and constantly see motherboards blown by broken usb pins badly wired usb cable and worse faulty devices.

Be careful what you plug into that usb port even a faulty usb device can blow stuff up.

I wouldn’t skimp on the quality of USB devices either. Buy a quality brand like Kingston or Corsair. If you plug a cheapy usb pen drive in that cost 50pence to make and it blows your very expensive car computer that’s a very bad mistake. Also the return rate of cheap unbranded kit is massive.

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Re: Usb Port!

the 'convergence unit' is a fraction under 400 as correctly stated, needs programming afterwards.
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