2014 Outback USB question (acc-usb-su1)

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2014 Outback USB question (acc-usb-su1)

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So I am getting ready to install a new head unit in my 2014 outback (with HK but without nav) and I think I’ve got it mostly figured out. My one outstanding question is will the acc-usb-su1 work to enable Apple CarPlay over the USB port in my car? I’ve see a number of reviews online that say it doesn’t work. This would be a huge disappointment. Hoping someone on here will know for sure though.

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wont know for sure until you plug it in and try it out. CarPlay and AndroidAuto are really sensitive with adapters and cable length.
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Thanks! I was hoping there was a more definitive answer but maybe there isn’t. Down side of just buying and trying is that I don’t know what my options are if it doesn’t work. I’m trying to avoid spending extra to get wireless CarPlay in the head unit

Wish there was a certified cable we could by.

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SteerageFlyer wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:22 am
Thanks! I was hoping there was a more definitive answer but maybe there isn’t. Down side of just buying and trying is that I don’t know what my options are if it doesn’t work. I’m trying to avoid spending extra to get wireless CarPlay in the head unit

Wish there was a certified cable we could by. The cost to get a certification from Apple wouldn't make sense for use financially. I have had success in the past but again radio, cable length and
phones are all variables. I'd recommend trying to find as short of a cable that plugs into your OEM USB port as well as that helps.
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I thought it had to do with whether the subaru usb hub was two ports or one. So in other words carplay doesn't work when it is split into two ports. Mine is two ports and didn't work with adapter. I ran a single usb line from back of head unit through the lighter socket (after removing lighter which is adjacent to usb's) to get carplay to work.

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2 usb ports typically indicates that there is a media hub and the adpater wouldnt work at all
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