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Been told two different stories about the USB ports on my 2014 Model S and add on GPS

jagman

Member
Nov 26, 2015
20
1
Tempe,AZ
At the service center, when I asked about the USB ports on the console, they told me "only for a smart phone".
The Tech Center said, they can also be used to plug in a Flash Drive with music.

From experience, which is true?

Also, mine was a "pre-owned" and a Company purchased for an Executive so was the STD model. It came without an important feature, the NAV system.
So will need to add a GPS.
Suggestions on best way to add 12v power to a console mounted GPS?

Thanks.



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TexasEV

Well-Known Member
Jun 5, 2013
7,642
8,470
Austin, TX
At the service center, when I asked about the USB ports on the console, they told me "only for a smart phone".
The Tech Center said, they can also be used to plug in a Flash Drive with music.

From experience, which is true?
Both. The one closest to the driver is better for charging a smart phone as it has higher amps.
 

FlasherZ

Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv
Jun 21, 2012
7,024
1,013
Keyboard and mouse used to work, but I thought they removed the drivers in one of the updates? Have you tried it recently? Per the original question, though, USB music has worked from day one.

Keyboard was removed, I think mouse is still there.
 

jaguar36

Active Member
Apr 10, 2014
2,026
1,471
NJ
All the cool kids use a USB floppy drive for their music (which also works). Having to change discs halfway through the song is the bestest.
 

FlasherZ

Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv
Jun 21, 2012
7,024
1,013
All the cool kids use a USB floppy drive for their music (which also works). Having to change discs halfway through the song is the bestest.

Reminds me of the good old 8-track tapes, where halfway through a longer song the music would fade out - you'd hear "CHUNK-CHUNK" as the heads moved - then you'd hear the song fade back in.
 

Gremlin

Member
Jun 3, 2014
257
71
Washington, DC
Best bet is to order the center console to charge your phone, a USB charging port and the DC 12 plug. Plus you can place a lot of stuff in the storage been to include two huge cup holders. That the route I took
 

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