What MP3 players work through the USB on a 2012 Civic?

Discussion in 'Navigation, Security Systems, & Electrical' started by desiguyinnc, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. desiguyinnc

    desiguyinnc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    75
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Vehicle Model:
    Civic LX
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    My old ipod broke and I was wondering if the ipod shuffle would work through the USB slot. I don't really feel like spending a lot on a new ipod....are there any cheaper MP3 players that are compatible with the USB slot? I tried hooking up my hard drive it and that didnt work.
  2. webby
    • Staff
    • 2013 Toys For Tots

    webby Administrator

    Messages:
    35,289
    from honda -
    I've had a few different mp3 players hooked up without issue. You also have the MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack you can use.
  3. s2k

    s2k Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5
    Droid phones should generically work. When you connect the USB, you will need to ensure it is not in "Charge Only" mode. If you select "Filesystem" or something similar, the Droid will re-mount as what will appear to be a USB thumb drive to your Civic and you will be good to go.

    Or, just use the Bluetooth. I'm using Winamp on my phone, and it immediately started playing music when I hit "Aux" on the dash - in the middle of the song I had been listening to with my headphones earlier, no less. Honda's Bluetooth is definitely superior to Toyota's.
    webby likes this.
  4. webby
    • Staff
    • 2013 Toys For Tots

    webby Administrator

    Messages:
    35,289
    Thank you for that ^^^. I've not had a droid owner confirm that
  5. s2k

    s2k Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5
    I can confirm that Bluetooth works flawlessly for both music and phone calls on my Evo 3D. It even blew my salesman away. It also works fine as a USB device.

    I prefer the Bluetooth, as it's one less cable to connect. Also, I don't know what would happen if I was listening through the USB and got a phone call...
    webby likes this.
  6. Ian Robertson

    Ian Robertson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    118
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ya know what's a lot cheaper than a new mp3 player? Just get a 8 or 16 gig thumb drive from walmart, fill it with mp3s and plug THAT in. I mean, if you're going to get an mp3 player, go for it, but the IMID will read directly from a flash media drive like a thumb drive automatically. SO much less expensive.
    Flippercon, Sean Prunka and webby like this.
  7. webby
    • Staff
    • 2013 Toys For Tots

    webby Administrator

    Messages:
    35,289
    That is a great idea for people. They wouldn't be able to listen to music on headphones with that route, but that is a cheap method of getting a lot of tunes in the car!
    Ian Robertson likes this.
  8. duerrs

    duerrs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    13
    Location:
    Kinnelon, NJ
    I'm wondering if my 120 gig zune will work? Seems like zune is the red headed step child of the mp3 world.
  9. Noel

    Noel Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5
    I have connected my iPod Touch and it works great! Occasionally, the iMid will report it is unsupported and I have to disconnect and reconnect the iTouch, but it continues playing from the same point in the song. I soon plan to try the USB thumbdrive option and the bluetooth as well, will report back after I do.
  10. webby
    • Staff
    • 2013 Toys For Tots

    webby Administrator

    Messages:
    35,289
    I haven't tried it on the 9th, but zunes did not work in the 8th generation civic. People with zunes had to use them off the aux plug. It wouldn't work off the usb.
  11. dentrecords
    • Staff

    dentrecords Polar Bear

    Messages:
    3,249
    [​IMG]
    webby likes this.
  12. chano

    chano Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    67
    Location:
    Midland,Tx
    Ipod works, HTC EVO works, and I just got a PNY 16g

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
  13. webby
    • Staff
    • 2013 Toys For Tots

    webby Administrator

    Messages:
    35,289
    [​IMG]
  14. duerrs

    duerrs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    13
    Location:
    Kinnelon, NJ
    i'd love to be able to use the zune from the usb port but i guess i should not hold my breath
  15. brown_bear

    brown_bear Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    970
    Location:
    Reston, Virginia
    Vehicle Model:
    Civic Si
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    my ipod touch works fine but i get some grainy sound with some songs...might try a different cable...
  16. dentrecords
    • Staff

    dentrecords Polar Bear

    Messages:
    3,249
    they probably aren't encoded at a high bitrate.
  17. brown_bear

    brown_bear Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    970
    Location:
    Reston, Virginia
    Vehicle Model:
    Civic Si
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    hmmm..i'll have to check that out.....
  18. K20Matt

    K20Matt Member

    Messages:
    9
    Location:
    Roanoke Rapids, NC
    Vehicle Model:
    Honda
    Body Style:
    Civic Si Coupe
    My girlfriends iPhone 4S will not work on the USB port on her 2012 FB6. I have a 2010 FG2 and my USB port will charge hers but will not play music through the port. So we use a AUX cable for music when using her phone.

    I'm still trying to figure out why her 4S will not even charge when we tried it this weekend. Note the car was bought used and has a nice Clarion navi unit installed. I'm wondering if the USB was plugged into the back of the radio when installed. I know the previous owner and was told that Honda installed the radio.

    Is there anything else I should try before snatching the dash off and checking the USB plug?
  19. Flippercon

    Flippercon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,636
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Vehicle Model:
    Civic Si
    Body Style:
    Coupe
    Let me know if that PNY works. I had no luck with a 32g PNY

Share This Page