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      02-06-2021, 02:20 PM   #1
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Tune2air not enough power from armrest USB?

I have a 2008 CCC E92, and I was looking for a solid bluetooth audio option. I read through a lot of posts and found that everyone had good things to say about the tune2air WMA3000B https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 .

I got it in the mail and it doesn't seem like my armrest USB is providing enough power to even turn on the box. No flashing blue light or anything. I got a cigarette lighter USB power plug and powered it on just fine and it plays audio, but the steering wheel controls to skip songs do not work.

Could my USB port just be dead? Has anyone else had the same issue?
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      02-06-2021, 03:49 PM   #2
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I have a 2008 CCC E92, and I was looking for a solid bluetooth audio option. I read through a lot of posts and found that everyone had good things to say about the tune2air WMA3000B https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R3ABHXY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 .

I got it in the mail and it doesn't seem like my armrest USB is providing enough power to even turn on the box. No flashing blue light or anything. I got a cigarette lighter USB power plug and powered it on just fine and it plays audio, but the steering wheel controls to skip songs do not work.

Could my USB port just be dead? Has anyone else had the same issue?
I'd say get a multimeter and check if you're getting power on the two outside pins of the usb. Could be anything from a blown fuse to a bad connection or something in between.

Honestly though since USB cigarette adapters are $4.99 at every 7-11 it may not be worth your time to chase down.

I had no issues with my Tune2Air
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      02-09-2021, 12:59 PM   #3
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I have a 2008 CCC E92, and I was looking for a solid bluetooth audio option. I read through a lot of posts and found that everyone had good things to say about the tune2air WMA3000B https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 .

I got it in the mail and it doesn't seem like my armrest USB is providing enough power to even turn on the box. No flashing blue light or anything. I got a cigarette lighter USB power plug and powered it on just fine and it plays audio, but the steering wheel controls to skip songs do not work.

Could my USB port just be dead? Has anyone else had the same issue?
To get skip to work I needed at least one song on my phone in apple music. Probably also has to be connected to art test : /

There might be a USB in your glove box, not sure if that would work....
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      02-25-2021, 11:50 PM   #4
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An easy way to check if the port is dead is to just plug in a regular phone charging cable (with ignition on) and see if it shows charging on the phone.
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