View Full Version : Looking for a particular iPhone cable
Aug 2nd, 2012, 06:21 PM
I just bought a Hyundai Elantra Touring and I want to find a specific cable. It needs to have an iPhone connector at one end to plug in the phone, and at the other end two inputs, one being mini usb, the other 3.5mm stereo (aux). The trick is, they can't be attached because the mini usb female port is not directly beside the aux port.
So basically, just like this, except the standard usb male end needs to be a mini usb end:
As you can see from the pic below, the mini usb is ABOVE the aux port. Really stupid, becaase if they were side by side I could have bought a readily available cable which has that end fixed (they don't split apart freely): [click the link because image is huge]
Any suggestions RFD'ers?
Aug 2nd, 2012, 06:35 PM
Yes, here's a suggestion: Can you use a regular iPod cable with a USB A to mini adapter. Then use a 3.5 mm cable separately from the headphone jack of your iPod/iPhone to the input.
In fact, are you SURE it's supposed to be a single cable? To me it looks like they're two separate inputs; one USB for charging, and possible controlling your iPod, and a generic 3.5 mm AUX for any other type of mobile audio device.
Aug 2nd, 2012, 06:56 PM
Google says you can get them from Hyundai.
PS: It's rediculous that it wouldn't just run the audio through the USB, my Fiat does, as does my friends Nissan. Not only that but using a mini USB? WTF?
Aug 2nd, 2012, 07:43 PM
Sorry, but why does it have to be one cable? Won't two cables work, one a 3.5mm aux cable and a standard iPod adapter - mini USB cable?
edit: after a quick look on the internet, you may be hard-pressed to find a mini-USB iPod charging cable.
Aug 2nd, 2012, 08:07 PM
Doesn't the Hyundai have a 3.5mm or a USB port?
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe has both + bluetooth...
Aug 2nd, 2012, 09:44 PM
Thanks for your suggestions. To answer your questions:
This car differs greatly in us and Canada. The us version has a full USB iPod integration system with steering wheel mounted controls which allow u to use the iPod directly from the wheel. The plugs are in the center arm rest console. The Canadian version doesn't come with steering wheel controls, or a full iPod integration. In fact the center console has nothing in it. The only plugs are the ones I posted.
So, those genuine hyundai cables you see are for the us version. Same goes for any google results you will find. Canadians get jacked, again!
I wanted to avoid the mini USB to full USB converter for aesthetic reasons, I wanted a direct plug in solution to keep it as clean looking as possible. It turns out this is a pointless effort because the adapter just gives me an error.
I just tested it tonight and I should have done that before posting. I plug in a mini USB to USB adapter, then plug in my iPhone cable and it comes up "USB error". It charges the iPhone, but when I plug in an aux cable to listen to it via the aux mode, it won't actually allow me to switch to it. It just says USB error or goes to radio. Pretty weak integration from Hyundai's side.
Anyway looks like I'll stick with a basic 3.5mm cable and separate 12v charger for now.
Aug 2nd, 2012, 10:43 PM
@OP that sucks. Did you try calling the dealer??
I'm also from Canada... So the Elantra models in Canada have features missing?
Here's a picture of what the Santa Fe has...
So for USB, you can use a flash drive with mp3 music files.
For AUX you can use the head phone jack and hook that up that to the car via a 3.5 cable
The USB I can use the steering wheel control but the AUX I can't. Same with Bluetooth, can't use the steering wheel controls.
Aug 3rd, 2012, 06:48 AM
Unfortunately that's what it is on this particular model, it's a no frills kind of car, probably done to cut costs.
I know whb I tested a Santa Fe it has that plug you showed, maybe if I swap stereos or something...
Aug 3rd, 2012, 07:26 AM
EDIT: I guess that won't work...