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

Discussion in 'Technical' started by jagman, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. jagman

    jagman Member

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    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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  2. jgs

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    You can plug a flash drive with music in.
     
  3. TexasEV

    TexasEV Active Member

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    Both. The one closest to the driver is better for charging a smart phone as it has higher amps.
     
  4. Fezzik

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    You can even plug in a mouse if you want.
     
  5. stephenpace

    stephenpace VIN S00219

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    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.
     
  6. CHGolferJim

    CHGolferJim Member

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    Thanks for that point, just switched my music USB.
     
  7. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Keyboard was removed, I think mouse is still there.
     
  8. ediot

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    how do i play Call of Duty in my Tesla with just my mouse!?
     
  9. jaguar36

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    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.
     
  10. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    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.
     
  11. llavalle

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    Humm, wasn't aware of this. How many amps ?
     
  12. Gremlin

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    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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