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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51: Hidden USB Port

April 8, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51

I suppose this would fall under, "Well, what did you think would happen?" but to satisfy my curiosity, I tried to use the hidden USB port behind the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 's touch screen and then close the door.

Click through to see the video of what happens.

Yes, it has pinch protection (or anti-cord cutting) built into the motorized door's action. Luckily, there are two more USB ports located in the center armrest if you'd like to keep your device handy while connected to the audio system. Side note: We're all grateful GM has finally addressed this often-used compartment that used to act as a convection oven. A little heat shield never hurt anybody.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51

Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton


Comments

  • The idea, I think, is that the whole ipod is left in the compartment, out of view. Not practical for an iphone that you may want to check, but a good way to keep an old MP3 player in the car, charged and connected, without having it in the open. Hence why they have the other connection point...

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    "...if you'd like to keep your device handy while connected to the audio system." Translation: "if you'd like to keep your handheld device handy so that you can play with it while driving, in violation of California state law (and many other state laws)." Look, I know your iPhone 5S has lots of functions that don't show up on the car's video display when you plug it in...the question is whether or not you should be using those functions while you're driving.

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    All you need is a cheap flash drive load your music on to it plug it in the glove compartment and its done. You don't need to sync your phone or ipod or any of that extra stuff to get your music. If you want to organize your music then split it up into folders, if you want a particular order to your playlist then rename the tracks with numbers in the order that you want.--------------------------------------- Its a lot simpler then it sounds and its far cheaper and more reliable then any phone/ipod based solution.----------------------------------------------- Of course I doubt you guys would go this route just because its too easy and not hip and modern by everyone else standard.

  • speednet speednet Posts:

    @hybris: Exactly right, a tiny 32GB USB drive is cheap and easy to buy these days, and the Corvette system works great with them. In addition to the usual MP3 and M4A music files, you can also save playlist files to the USB drive, and the Corvette syste

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