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GROM USB3

USB Car Kit for iPod, iPhone, and Android devices.

$229.99

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Extensions

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Phone Cables

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Car

 

The future in USB car integration

  • Adds USB connectivity to your factory car stereo
  • Plugs into the CD Changer port on the back of your head unit
  • Control your music with buttons on your head unit or steering wheel
  • Delivers up to 2.0 amps of charging power
  • Play music from any USB device
  • Extendible to add bluetooth connectivity

The GROM USB3 comes with everything you need to make your existing car stereo working like a brand new one, leading the field with near-universal support for any USB stick, drive, or phone – straight out of the box. Fully integrate a USB2.0 port into your car allowing you to control playback through your car stereo or steering wheel controls.

Stream or play your tunes

Offering support for MP3, M4A, OGG, FLAC, AAC, WAV audio files, or just stream your music direct from your Apple or Android device. The GROM USB3 does it all, giving you unparalleled audio quality via a direct cable connection to your car stereo.

Get even more out of your Android device with GROMs DashLinQ app.

It can do it all, even bluetooth

The USB3 comes equipped with a USB port that connects to any USB drive, Android, and Apple 30-Pin or Lightning device. But on top of that, you can supercharge this unit with an optional Bluetooth Dongle giving you the best of both worlds – enabling handsfree calling via bluetooth as well as audio streaming via A2DP.

Compatibility Information

The best way to find the correct product for your car is using your Compatibility Finder. This will also show you any relevant notes about your car.

Acura
CL1997-1998MBUSDU3
CL 3.0 3.21999-2003MBUSU3
NSX1991-2005MBUSDU3
SLX1996-1998MBUSDU3
EL1997-2005MBUSU3
CSX2006-2011HON1U3
Integra1999-2001MBUSU3
Legend1992-1995MBUSDU3
TL1996-1998MBUSDU3
MDX2001-2004MBUSU3
RSX2002-2006MBUSU3
RDX2007-2012HON1U3
TSX2004-2014HON1U3
RL2003-2004HON1U3
ILX2013-2015HON1U3
Vigor1992-1994MBUSDU3
Alfa Romeo
1472000-2009BPTU3
1562000-2012BPTU3
1592005-2013BPTU3
Brera2005-2010BPTU3
Giulietta2010-2012BPTU3
GT2003-2010BPTU3
MiTo2008-2012BPTU3
Spider2006-2010BPTU3
Other model2000-2012BPTU3
Audi
A21999-2005AUDU3
A32003-2006AUDU3
A41998-2005AUDU3
A62001-2004AUDU3
A81999-2003AUDU3
S42000-2005AUDU3
S62002-2003AUDU3
S82001-2002AUDU3
TT2000-2008AUDU3
Bentley
Continental GT2004-2009VAGTU3
Flying Spur2005-2009VAGTU3
BMW
3 Series E461999-2005BMWTU3
5 Series E391998-2003BMWTU3
7 Series E381999-2002BMWTU3
M1999-2002BMWTU3
M31997-2005BMWTU3
M52000-2003BMWTU3
X32004-2010BMWTU3
X5 E532000-2006BMWTU3
Z31997-2002BMWTU3
Z42003-2008BMWTU3
Z82000-2003BMWTU3
Buick
Enclave2008-2011GMU3
Lucerne2006-2011GMU3
Cadillac
DTS2006-2011GMU3
Escalade2007-2013GMU3
SRX2007-2009GMU3
Chevrolet
Avalanche2007-2013GMU3
Equinox2007-2009GMU3
Express2009-2014GMU3
Impala2007-2013GMU3
Monte Carlo2006-2007GMU3
Silverado2007-2013GMU3
Suburban2007-2013GMU3
Tahoe2007-2014GMU3
Traverse2009-2012GMU3
Chrysler
300M2002-2004CHR02U3
Concord2002-2004CHR02U3
LHS2002-2004CHR02U3
PT Cruiser2002-2005CHR02U3
Sebring2002-2005CHR02U3
Town Country2002-2005CHR02U3
Voyager2002-2005CHR02U3
Citroen
C4 Aircross2012-2014MITS08U3
Crosser2007-2012MITS08U3
Dodge
Caravan2002-2005CHR02U3
Dakota2002-2004CHR02U3
Durango2002-2003CHR02U3
Intrepid2003-2004CHR02U3
Neon2002-2005CHR02U3
Ram2002-2005CHR02U3
Stratus2002-2005CHR02U3
Viper2002-2006CHR02U3
Fiat
5002007-2012BPTU3
Bravo II2007-2012BPTU3
Croma2007-2012BPTU3
Multipla2007-2012BPTU3
Panda2003-2012BPTU3
Grande Punto2005-2012BPTU3
Punto EVO2010-2012BPTU3
Sedici2006-2012BPTU3
Ford
Edge2007-2010FRDU3
Escape Hybrid2008-2010FRDU3
Expedition2007-2010FRDU3
Explorer2006-2010FRDU3
F-x50 trucks2008-2010FRDU3
Five Hundred2006-2007FRDU3
Focus2006-2009FRDU3
Freestyle2006-2007FRDU3
Fusion2005-2009FRDU3
Mustang2007-2009FRDU3
Taurus2008-2009FRDU3
C-Max2003-2007FRDEUU3
Fiesta Mk52005-2009FRDEUU3
Focus Mk22004-2004FRDEUU3
Galaxy2006-2007FRDEUU3
Mondeo Mk32003-2007FRDEUU3
S-Max2006-2006FRDEUU3
Transit2006-2007FRDEUU3
Tourneo2006-2007FRDEUU3
GMC
Acadia2007-2012GMU3
Savana2008-2012GMU3
Sierra2007-2012GMU3
Yukon2007-2012GMU3
Yukon Denali2007-2009GMU3
Yukon XL2007-2009GMU3
Honda
Accord1992-1997MBUSDU3
Civic1992-1998MBUSDU3
Civic del Sol1993-1997MBUSDU3
CR-V1997-1998MBUSDU3
CR-Z2010-2015HON1U3
Element2003-2012HON1U3
EV Plus1998-1998MBUSDU3
Jazz2006-2014HON1U3
Goldwing2001-2010HON1U3
Insight1999-2006MBUSU3
Odyssey1995-1998MBUSDU3
Passport1994-1995MBUSDU3
Pilot2003-2005MBUSU3
Prelude1992-1998MBUSDU3
Ridgeline2006-2012HON1U3
S20002004-2012HON1U3
Hummer
Hummer H22008-2009GMU3
Hyundai
Elantra2007-2008HYUU3
Accent2008-2008HYUU3
Azera2007-2008HYUU3
Entourage2008-2008HYUU3
Veracruz2007-2008HYUU3
Infiniti
EX352005-2010NIS02U3
FX352003-2008NIS02U3
FX452003-2008NIS02U3
FX502003-2008NIS02U3
G201999-2001NISCDCU3
G352003-2007NIS02U3
G372008-2013NIS02U3
I301999-2001NISCDCU3
I351999-2001NISCDCU3
M352006-2010NIS02U3
M452006-2010NIS02U3
Q402014-2015NIS02U3
Q602014-2015NIS02U3
QX41999-2001NISCDCU3
QX451999-2001NISCDCU3
QX562004-2009NIS02U3
Jeep
Grand Cherokee2002-2004CHR02U3
Liberty2002-2007CHR02U3
Wrangler2002-2006CHR02U3
Lancia
Musa2004-2012BPTU3
Ypsilon2003-2012BPTU3
Landrover
751999-2005RVRU3
MG2001-2005RVRU3
ZT2002-2004RVRU3
Discovery2000-2004RVRU3
Range Rover HSE2002-2004BMWTU3
Lexus
ES Series1999-2001TOYFU3
GS series2001-2005TOYOU3
GX 4702005-2009TOYNU3
IS series1999-2005TOYOU3
LS 4302001-2003TOYLU3
LX 4702001-2003TOYOU3
RX Series1999-2003TOYFU3
SC 4302005-2009TOYOU3
Lincoln
Mark LT2006-2008FRDU3
MKX2007-2010FRDU3
MKZ2007-2009FRDU3
Navigator2007-2010FRDU3
Zephyr2005-2006FRDU3
Mazda
32010-2013MAZ8U3
52005-2008MAZU3
62003-2008MAZU3
MX-52002-2008MAZU3
MPV2002-2008MAZU3
Protege2002-2003MAZU3
RX-82004-2008MAZU3
Tribute2002-2008MAZU3
CX-72007-2008MAZU3
CX-92007-2008MAZU3
B-series2003-2008MAZU3
Mercedes
C Class1994-1998MBU3
CL Class1998-1998MBU3
CLK Class1998-1998MBU3
E Class1994-1998MBU3
S Class1994-1998MBU3
SL Class1994-1998MBU3
SLK Class1998-1998MBU3
Mercury
Sable2008-2009FRDU3
Mountaineer2006-2010FRDU3
Milan2006-2009FRDU3
Mariner2008-2009FRDU3
Montego2006-2007FRDU3
Mini
R502002-2005BMWSU3
R522004-2008BMWSU3
R532002-2005BMWSU3
Mitsubishi
3000GT1998-1999MITS02U3
Diamante1998-2004MITS02U3
Galant1998-2009MITS02U3
Outlander2003-2006MITS02U3
Outlander Sport2011-2013MITS08U3
Endeavor2004-2012MITS02U3
Mirage1997-2002MITS02U3
Lancer2002-2007MITS02U3
Eclipse2000-2012MITS02U3
Montero1998-2005MITS02U3
I-MiEV2012-2013MITS08U3
RVR2010-2013MITS08U3
ASX2011-2013MITS08U3
Nissan
200SX1999-2001NISCDCU3
350Z2002-2003NISCDCU3
370Z2009-2014NIS02U3
Altima1999-2001NISCDCU3
Armada2005-2007NIS02U3
Frontier Pickup2004-2010NIS02U3
Murano2004-2010NIS02U3
Maxima1999-2001NISCDCU3
Pathfinder1999-2001NISCDCU3
Rogue2007-2010NIS02U3
Quest2004-2010NIS02U3
Sentra1999-2007NISCDCU3
Skyline2001-2008NISCDCU3
Titan2004-2010NIS02U3
Versa2007-2009NIS02U3
Xterra1999-2006NISCDCU3
Peugeot
40072007-2013MITS08U3
40082012-2013MITS08U3
Pontiac
Torrent2007-2009GMU3
Vibe2009-2010GMU3
Saturn
Outlook2007-2010GMU3
Vue2008-2010GMU3
Scion
TC2005-2010TOYNU3
XA2004-2006TOYNU3
XB2004-2007TOYNU3
XD2008-2012TOYNU3
Seat
Alhambra1998-2010VAGSU3
Altea2004-2010VAGSU3
Exeo1998-2010VAGSU3
Ibiza1998-2010VAGSU3
Leon1998-2010VAGSU3
Arosa1998-2004VAGSU3
Inca1998-2003VAGSU3
Cordoba1998-2010VAGSU3
Toledo1998-2010VAGSU3
Skoda
Fabia1998-2009VAGSU3
Octavia1998-2009VAGSU3
Roomster1998-2009VAGSU3
Superb1998-2009VAGSU3
Subaru
Forester2008-2013SUB08U3
Impreza2008-2011SUB08U3
Impreza WRX2012-2014SUB08U3
Legacy2002-2006SUB08U3
Liberty2003-2009SUB08U3
Outback2004-2006SUB08U3
Tribeca2006-2009SUB08U3
Toyota
Altezza1999-2007TOYOU3
4 Runner1998-2002TOYOU3
Avalon1998-2004TOYOU3
Camry1998-2004TOYOU3
Celica1998-2002TOYOU3
Corolla1998-2004TOYOU3
FJ Cruiser2007-2012TOYNU3
Highlander2001-2003TOYOU3
Landcruiser1998-2002TOYOU3
Matrix2005-2012TOYNU3
MR2 Spyder1999-2002TOYOU3
Prius2001-2003TOYOU3
RAV41998-2002TOYOU3
Sequoia1998-2002TOYOU3
Sienna1998-2003TOYOU3
Solara1998-2003TOYOU3
Tacoma1998-2004TOYOU3
Tundra1998-2002TOYOU3
Venza2008-2012TOYNU3
Vitz2001-2005TOYOU3
Yaris1999-2005TOYOU3
Yaris Verso2000-2004TOYOU3
Volvo
Other1994-2000VOL94U3
C701998-2004VOL94U3
S602000-2009VOL01U3
V702001-2007VOL01U3
S701998-2000VOL94U3
S802000-2006VOL01U3
XC702002-2007VOL01U3
S402001-2003VOL01U3
V402000-2000VOL94U3
V901997-1998VOL94U3
VW
Beetle1999-2008VAGSU3
Cabrio1998-2001VAGSU3
CC2009-2010VAGDU3
EOS2007-2013VAGDU3
Fox2004-2010VAGDU3
Golf1998-2002VAGSU3
Jetta1999-2002VAGSU3
Passat1999-2001VAGSU3
Tiguan2004-2013VAGDU3
Touareg2002-2010VAGDU3
Package Contents

  • GROM USB3 unit
  • Vehicle specific cable
  • Manual

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 10 x 5 x 3 cm
Option

AUDU3, BMWSU3, BMWTU3, BPTU3, CHR02U3, FRDU3, FRDEUU3, GMU3, HON1U3, HYUU3, MAZU3, MAZ8U3, MBU3, MBUSU3, MBUSDU3, MITS02U3, MITS08U3, NIS02U3, NISCDCU3, RVRU3, SUB08U3, TOYFU3, TOYLU3, TOYNU3, TOYOU3, VAGDU3, VAGSU3, VAGTU3, VOL01U3, VOL94U3

  1. 5 out of 5

    Excellent Service and Product. Having done my research. The GROM product offered by Cushie Audio was the best choice for my 2006 Mazda 6 with MP3 CD option. The chart offered by both Cushie and GROM was unclear about which cable would work in my Mazda. I contacted Cushie support, they were extremely helpful in working with me to get the right cable.

    For the record the Head Unit in my car:
    Head Unit details.
    Model: CQ-EM4680AK
    Made in: Thailand
    Serial: 505323
    Manufacturer: Matsushita

    Parts used:
    Data Cable (MAZ02)
    USB / iPod / Bluetooth Box (U3i-MAZ)
    iPod / iPhone / iPad Custom Cable (5Ft)
    USB Extension Cable (6Ft Male to Female)
    NO SOLDERING REQUIRED!

    Many thanks to Mary and the everyone at Cushie Audio.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Not bad, has difficulty connecting to my Nokia E71. Sometimes does not come on when the car is turned on so once the car is running there is no option to select it to play music. Turn the car off an on again its fine. Other than that easy to install and concept is great.

    P.S. saw plenty of install tips including stereo removal procedure but having large hands found all too difficult. In the end I simply popped the glove box out reach in and plugged the cord into the back of the CD unit. May only be an option in the RHD models but is very easy.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Its awesome with room for improvment. I think the integation part still needs work!! but sound quality and value for money is awesome you will not find anything better…

  4. 5 out of 5

    Very happy with my purchase, looked up a youtube video on how to install for my car and while there was minor differences it was still extremely easy to install. Sound is great and well worth the money. Thanks!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Great Awesome! Just wanna thank all of you at Cushie Audio on this item I brought. I will tell family and friends about your products. THUMBS UP!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Great Product & Excellent service & supports from the Cushie Audio. It is a great and cheapest alternative audio enhancement for old BMW. It is easy to install and provides an extensive range of supportive devices for the audio system, especially the bluetooth adaptor. Overall, I’m extremely happy with products, and for most, the service and support provided by the Cushie Audio.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Hi guys! sorry for the delayed response, been flat out busy and never had any time (or daylight) to install. But I’ve finally got round to installing it today. And the product is just AMAZING! Awesome sound, works like a charm, and looks very sleek. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Good sound, good looks, great service. If your looking to get some extra functionality into your lexus without the hassle of a whole new headunit/speakers/amp problems. This is the product you are looking for!

    It looks great, very sleek, so easy to install, i did it myself and it took me about 40minutes with no experience installing car sound systems. The sound quality is superb.

    The Cushie Audio staff are helpful and can be reached very easily if there are any problems. Keep up the good work guys! I will be recommending this website and this product to everybody i know!

  8. 4 out of 5

    The service was great, Mary was quite helpful. The device was super easy to install. I Have a Mazda 6 2003 and did not have to make any changes, just plug and play. However, I had to download the latest firmware from the US site as it was more up to date and that fixed a problem with recognition.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Great service, I made some mistakes with my order but had help nearly instantly and all was figured out. The unit works as advertised. I have a 2005 Mazda 3 SP23 and am using the U3i-MAZ it was a simple matter of plugging it in and away I went.

    I’m also having some recognition issues like Andrew mentioned in his review so will try the firmware update and see how I go. Apart from that, very impressed. Thanks Guys.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Very Happy. It was a breeze to install, just had to look up how to remove the stereo from the dash, then it was just a matter of plugging it in and music playback worked no problem. The bluetooth isn’t working properly yet, but looks like I need to update the firmware.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Near perfect… Works perfectly – never had an issue connecting to bluetooth (for calls & music), and I love being able to control the iPod through my car steering-wheel controls.

    My only gripe – I’m sure I was told before buying the unit that the iPod would automatically pause when the ignition is turned off…….. It doesn’t. It does pause when turning the stereo off or switching the stereo to CD or Radio mode, but not when turning off the ignition. I’ve got into the habit of turning the stereo off before I switch off the ignition. Obviously this is only an issue for iPods that are left in the car (not iPhones that are unplugged & taken with you)

    Apparently its an issue unique to the Honda Accord Euro and VW Golf – Tech support said “it’s something we know about but don’t have a fix for it”. Hopefully will be fixed in a future software update.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic Device! Got the U3i-MAZ unit and the MAZ02S cable. Installed it in the 2006 Mazda6 in 10 minutes flat. All I did was take off the glove box (as per comment from the person previously), reach behind the stereo unit and connect the cable (the connector is right next to the Antenna cable/connector). I decided to leave the unit in the glove box. It sounds great and it works with the OEM stereo controls and the steering wheel mounted controls. Given the price, this is a no brainer buy! I also chatted to Justin online prior to purchase. Asked him more than my fair share of questions and all were answered properly. All in all, a fantastic product and a fantastic buying experience.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Really happy with the box. Works very well as described.

    My only 2 things.
    1. My audio is not that loud. It seems like I need to turn up the volume really loud to hear it properly and I’m unsure why. When I switch it back to Radio, or CD it is much louder than when on Bluetooth.
    2. Would be great if you could force the audio to start from the Honda Controls, rather than having to start the iPod/audio from the iPhone first.

    Great box but sound not that loud.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Purchased this unit for a 2008 Aurion Presara. Installation was simple, needed to read the manual to be able to get the iPhone to play music and control via steering controls. VERY happy now that it is working as it should, even great that it charges the phone as well. Job well done for an innovative products.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Very Good. 2007 Mazda MX5 with factory standard Bose system. Very easy to install. Took about 20 minutes. Everything works well. Bluetooth and USB for iPod. Works perfectly using steering wheel controls. Always connects without any issues as advertised. Is a good choice for adding to your car. I would choose this same system again.

  16. 5 out of 5

    I have a September 2006 Mazda 6 Luxury Sports (GG1032) with the Bose 6 stacker MP3 compatible head unit that was introduced just before mine was made (it has MP3 printed on the left side near the 6 CD sign). Forget the Yanks: I was interested in gaining the extra features that the GROM Audio USB iPod AUX box would give but was concerned that the manufacturer, GROM Audio (in the US), was unable to tell me definitively whether it works on the MP3 version of the Bose head unit. In fact, GROM Audio was surprised that we Aussies had MP3 compatible head units as early as my car. They said that in the US the MP3 head unit was not introduced until 2008. They suggested I check behind the head unit, if the head has the two CAN wires (CANH and CANL), you will have to use the GROM MAZ8 USB unit instead of the 2002-2008 unit. These CAN wires are part of the other port on the back of the radio (the one that isn’t the AUX port that the USB/iPod unit connects to). My checking on my car confirmed that this spot can’t be seen without removing the head unit, so I decided that I wouldn’t be doing that in a hurry.

    I put a message up in the ozmazdaclub.com forum but despite 170+ lookers, no one could confirm compatibility and I wasn’t prepared to pay postage from America on a maybe.

    I then noticed on the GROM Audio web site that there was an Aussie distributor (Cushie Audio). I went to this site and was delighted to see that there was a direct chat function. I told Justin (who was great) my worries and he immediately solved them, assuring me that the MAZ02S data cable and U3i-MAZ box combination works on my model. I ordered them then and there (for pretty much what the Americans were charging including post) and they arrived within a couple of days.

    Installation: This was dead easy. I removed the glove box (slip the rod off the left hinge and press in the right side and it lifts out), then I felt around the back of the head unit for the socket (which is next to the antenna) and simply clicked in the data cable (and it does make a clicking sound when it is in properly).

    I could have simply ran it to the glove box but I wanted a more professional install, so I clicked off the screw cover from the passenger side foot well of the centre console and removed that screw and then removed the two screws in the base of the arm rest to loosen it all a bit (the armrest screws are under the piece of felt. Just lift it out and put it back once you have finished installing). Next I ran the wire along under the edge of the console back to just below the plastic “grill” in the base of the armrest. I cut the grill on three sides and bent it up enough to pull the end of the plug up through with pliers and then bent the cut edge of the grill back under it and back to its proper place. (Note: The wire was only just long enough, but did reach.) I now had the plug firmly positioned inside the lower armrest bin. I put three layers of double sided tape on the U3i-MAZ box (to ensure the coin tray wasn’t in the way) and attached it to the inside wall, facing up.

    Setting up the folders the way the box requires was very simple and it played first time but I had a couple of glitch events at first. Occasionally the box wouldn’t recognise the files when I turned the car on and I would have to set the head unit to CD and then back to the box again before it would play (easily fixed but annoying). It also didn’t display the song playtimes count on a couple of occasions. The good news is that GROM Audio is constantly working on the firmware. I went back into Cushie Audio’s chat and discussed it with Justin and he suggested I download and installed the latest firmware patch (version 28) which was quick and easy to do by following the website instructions Justin directed me to. This update did the trick.

    The finished product: No one would ever know it is there. I don’t need the USB cable, my thumb drive plugs straight into the box and the box is so small that there is still plenty of room in the armrest bin for CDs, my iPod and the iPod cable to live happily in there too. It plays all of my MP3 and m4a files (but not wav files) and they sound fantastic. I have full steering wheel control. Sadly, the LED display still doesn’t show the singer and title details in this model Mazda but it does indicate the disc number and song number plus counts the playtime of the song. Hopefully a future firmware update will provide the singer and song details (hint hint GROM Audio).

    As you can see from my story, Justin at Cushie Audio took all the uncertainty out and made the whole process easy. Many thanks Justin.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Slow start but finished off well, I want to thank everyone that assisted in getting the Bluetooth option working correctly in my Mazda. Thanks for the quick response and release of firmware. Special thanks to the local crew (Mary & Justin) who kept me informed whilst we worked the issue out. A+ for effort.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Fast delivery and Friendly Service. Couldn’t fault this product a quick phone call to Cushie Audio and the lady knew exactly what i needed and what suited my needs. I don’t have an iPhone like all the other sheep. Instead i own a HTC Incredible S its powered by USB so it made sense for kit supplied that can play my music on my HTC mobile via bluetooth and charge my phone via the USB. And yet also be a handsfree car kit. The youtube video clip came in really handy to better understand how to take apart the factory OEM console area from a Honda Accord Euro Luxury 2005 without braking the fragile plastic. VERY IMPORTANT TO ALL HONDA ACCORD EURO 03 – 07 OWNERS ! ! !

  19. 4 out of 5

    Pretty happy with the product so far. The only thing I’m not totally happy with, is the fact that I can’t answer calls whilst listening to the radio. I only hear audio from my phone (either music or phone conversation) when the stereo is in the ‘CD/AUX’ mode, so if I get a phone call when I’m in ‘Radio’ mode, I have to quickly change modes on the stereo and then answer the call.

    This is easy enough to do via the steering wheel controls, but if there was a way around this issue, it would be a flawless system.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Great product. Purchased for an Aurion Presara 2007. Easy to install, great support via phone if you need it, and sound quality is excellent as expected. The only negative is that the SatNav screen thinks it’s playing a normal CD, so no song title, artist, etc. That was via iPhone, I’ll try USB stick next.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Great experience and very happy with my purchase. Great pre-sales support via live chat and couldn’t be happier with the product. Both the U3i and the optional Bluetooth module work perfectly in my 2005 Mazda 6 GG series 2.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Couldn’t be happier with the Mazda iPod, USB & Bluetooth Car Kit. My main problem was removing a messy older hands free kit. The GROM unit plugged straight into the back of the stereo and sounds great. I put the unit into the glove box and I have access to all the cables etc to change USB drives or plug in my ipod. Bluetooth unit works a treat, just needed to reboot my Nokia phone and away it went. Couldn’t be happier.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Fast delivery and good integration with my Toyota Aurion. Ordered the unit four working days before Christmas and it was shipped immediately arriving before Christmas. Well done! The GROM Audio unit installed well and works as advertised with the USB and Bluetooth phone connection integrating well.

  24. 5 out of 5

    I have a Subaru Liberty 2006 2.0R Auto with GX-203KH head unit, I purchased the GROM USB with Bluetooth option because I wanted the flexibility to have copious amounts of music on demand with the option of playing music from an iPhone or IPod, plus hands free phone capability. I have had the unit in and working for about a month now and can report that it ticks all the boxes and more.

    When I first tried installing it the software turned out to be incompatible with my head unit, however after a few emails, a bit of waiting and some excellent support, I received an update and my GROM USB sprang to life. The USB supports my WD 500GB hard drive giving me all the capacity I want. I used a freely available HP formatting utility to format it FAT32. The sound is CD quality in my opinion.

    Bluetooth audio playback is excellent and a handy feature. Most devices pair easily, including my youngster’s Hauwei Android phone. Bluetooth hands free phone functionality is excellent as well, with audio muting automatically when a call comes in. I haven’t yet fully explored functionality of the iPhone integration due to a fault with my 4S but from the brief testing I have done with family members’ 3GS and 4, the audio quality and functionality do not disappoint.

    Switching between modes took a little getting used to but is now a breeze – just press FM and CHR in quick succession to activate mode change, and use the up/down buttons to change modes. The only function that should work but doesn’t is the Scan button, which should enable jumping 10 tracks at a time. I’m sure this will be fixed in a future upgrade though.

    Installation was pretty straightforward and the unit fits nicely in front of the transmission lever and below the ashtray. All in all a very worthwhile upgrade to my car stereo – highly recommended.

  25. 5 out of 5

    I’ve installed the device and I’m extremely happy with it. Excellent product!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Perfect Product. Easy to use, Easy to install no need for any technical support as the manual took you through step by step on how to complete the installation and where to connect things. It works brilliantly with the steering controls and the phone quality is crystal clear on the Bluetooth.

    Would recommend the product and the sales and service from Cushie Audio to anyone.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Great product… in fact almost perfect. I have both my iPhone and iPod connected to the device simultaneously. Use the iPhone for calls while the iPod connects for music. The Handsfree operation of the iPhone is really good, and all the callers say they can’t even tell i’m in the car talking. Have one minor issue with the plylists in the iPod but I’m trying to resolve that.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Better than others I’ve used! I finally had this installed into my 2007 Honda Accord Euro Luxury with Factory Fitted SatNav yesterday, after purchasing it late last year. I purchased this along with the iPod cable, USB cable and bluetooth extras. I can’t comment on ease of installation, as I paid for it to be done (partly due to the bluetooth microphone being placed on the front pillar, which could interfere with curtain airbags, and partly due to not trusting myself to not break anything…) but it did take longer than my last system.

    After getting the car back after installation I found the setup a little more complicated than other systems, but it was only a matter of timing when changing modes (it’s all in the instruction manual, I just had trouble hearing prompts and switching modes in time.) Once it was all setup it worked like a breeze. Doesn’t interfere with other functions of my car stereo like other brands have previously. I have retained use of my SatNav and internal CD changer (as noted, more than I can say for the X-CarLink I had in my Mazda previously.)

    Sound clarity is as expected, CD quality from what I can tell. Control is fine, all functions on the steering wheel working. All in all, happy to have iPod direct back. Bluetooth works fine, although ring tones play quite quietly and with poor sound clarity (not that it matters.) Audio is somewhat delayed, but this is to be expected.

    One interesting thing, that pleased me quite a bit, was that I could control bluetooth audio through my steering wheel controls! Very handy. One last point, contrary to what else has been said here, my iPhone DOES pause the music playback when I turn off my car.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Positive outcome. For those who have a Mazda 6 (this one is a 2003 Sport Luxury) and have the Bose system you know what a pain it can be to alter the makeup of the audio system to get iPods and iPhones connected. There are a few options out there – DVD GPS combo players etc that get fitted into the upper glovebox in the dash centre but they are all very expensive and have to be brought in from OS (Ebay etc).

    This is simple – it plugs and plays (you do lose the CD player but thats a dying format anyway) – what I ended up with is Bluetooth, Direct iPod, a 3.5mm universal in, Handsfree Mic and a USB connection. All fitted using just a little double sided tape and felt padding – no screwdrivers in sight and just a torch to help my sight a little. For anyone wondering if it will work for them – worked fine with both 3GS and 4S iPhones for all functions. Fitting is simple – Mazda 6 glovebox clips out – theres the back of the Head Unit – plug it and find a place you can hide all your wiring. I ran it back under the centre console with all cords out the cup holder section (which can still be closed to hide it all).

    Our phones have GPS, Music, Videos etc so any other more expensive devices would have been a waste of time anyway – this is perfect – 1 device, 1 format, 1 interaction for updates on a home PC (Tom Tom iPhone app Maps etc) good sound and off you drive.

    EDIT: The issue of CD Player no longer functioning only affects some earlier models of Mazda 6 2003/2004, this is not a wide spread issue, almost all Mazda 6 radios are unaffected. The radios in these vehicles are subject to other issues as well some of which can be fixed. For more information please see: http://www.cushieaudio.com.au/wiki/mazda/mazda-6-head-unit-modification-guide.html

  30. 5 out of 5

    Awesome product. Really easy to install, I have nothing to complain about the product or the service. Sound quality is really good. If you are thinking of doing a DIY installation, its worth looking at the videos in YouTube on how to remove the dashboard panels. That helped me a lot.

  31. 5 out of 5

    I fitted this to my Subaru Liberty 2004 with GX-201KH radio it works great! Good product!

    Thank you.

  32. 5 out of 5

    Postage was lightning fast and everything worked perfectly apart from the mic however after a quick email on a Saturday I had a reply on Monday morning and a new mic on Wednesday via express post.

    The service was exceptional and the unit itself was so simple to install and sounds great.

  33. 5 out of 5

    Very good and supportive customer service, perfect sound quality.

  34. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic item! Absolutely easy to install (after figuring out how to access the in-built radio). Easy setup, works perfectly!

  35. 5 out of 5

    Very Happy with the unit and the service provided by Cushie Audio. I followed the method that Paul used to install his car kit and it was a very simple job. Sound quality is great. I would recommend this unit as well worth the money. Thank you Cushie (and Paul).

  36. 5 out of 5

    The kit was a snack to put in and simple to set up. The audio quality was spot on, it had no static and had something called ‘bass’ which the FM transmitter I have been using lacked badly in. The original controls on the stereo control the unit welI. I love it!

  37. 5 out of 5

    Very happy, very easy to install and works well. Using with USB stick full of MP3’s, sound quality is no different than MP3’s converted to audio and played on CD player.

  38. 5 out of 5

    Very impressed with the USB & Bluetooth Car Kit (U3i-SUB08) kit I bought. Very simple to install and worked straight way without any issues. The sound quality is excellent and work with an iPhone 4S without any issues. The only comment that I would make and it’s on the support pages is that you can’t use the USB connection and mic from the Bluetooth as a handsfree kit. You have to use the Bluetooth connection to make calls. It’s a very very impressive bit of kit for the money and I’d recommend it.

  39. 5 out of 5

    I was looking for an iPod adapter for my Mazda and found Cushie Audio through a Google search. After researching their website I placed an order and found their customer service excellent. The installation was easy as all I had to do was remove the glove box and plug in the data cable and go from there. The only thing I would have liked would be that the song title and artist’s name be displayed on the CD player. I do not know if this is because of the unit or the CD player.

    Cushie Audio Comment: Unfortunately the Mazda 6 radio lacks the ability to display song and album information. All GROM Audio kits have the ability built in to display text but it comes down to the capabilities of the stereo unit. Nevertheless we hope you are enjoying using the car kit.

  40. 5 out of 5

    Very quick to install once you know how to remove the Radio/CD Changer unit – good pictorial guides for this operation available on the web; GROM box can be conveniently velcroed to the back of the glove box; works like it should – only issue so far is that sometimes it seems to hang on the odd track when using the USB stick input. Great solution!

  41. 5 out of 5

    Great product, I am very happy with it (first check that your radio firmware version is supported).

    I Purchased:
    1 x GROM Mazda USB3
    1 x MiniDIN to MicroUSB Samsung Galaxy Cable
    1 x MiniDIN to 3.5mm Auxiliary Cable
    1 x Bluetooth Module with Microphone

    Support questions were well answered, very quickly. The samsung galaxy cable (MiniDIN to MicroUSB Samsung Galaxy Cable) only works with the samsung galaxy phone, it is not guaranteed to work with any other phone that uses the same MicroUSB connection type (eg HTC Sensation phone does not work using the MiniDIN to MicroUSB Samsung Galaxy Cable – it will charge the phone but not playback any audio through this cable, it will playback audio through the bluetooth module only)

    The best option is to use the USB cable that comes with the phone that you want to use, plug it into the USB port on the GROM and audio playback should then be through the usb cable. The bluetooth module works perfectly for phone calls. A USB memory stick in the GROM USB port plays MP3’s perfectly.

    Mazda RX8 2005 with Bose 6 Disc CD Stacker Installation: Either remove the dash and the head unit or remove the glove box to get to the rear of the head unit. Remove the glove box from the left hand side of the car, reach in to the right and remove the aerial cable from rear of the head unit, plug the wiring harness in and plug the aerial cable back in – have someone with very small hands! – then continue with setup.

    Very happy with the end result, I didn’t end up needing the MiniDIN to MicroUSB Samsung Galaxy Cable (only because it doesn’t work with my HTC Sensation phone).

  42. 4 out of 5

    The GROM Audio unit gives far superior sound compared to the FM transmitter it replaced.

    The integration of the Bluetooth phone and music player with the steering wheel controls is great. I can use the wheel controls to navigate to the next and previous songs in a range of music apps, including streaming service Grooveshark. The next and back buttons on the steering wheel are also used to accept or decline an incoming call via the Bluetooth connected phone.

    When purchasing the unit I found it difficult to understand which adapters I would need. With my Android phone, really all I needed was the Bluetooth dongle, but I purchased 3 other adapters that I may never use. Also the micro-usb adapter used with many Android phones, was disappointingly not an option when purchasing the unit.

    The GROM unit sits in my glovebox and is attached through the back of the glove box to the stereo. The Bluetooth microphone cable goes out the back left of the glove box and is hidden under the edge of the windscreen, and comes out at the front of the interior light.

    Some of the set up instructions were difficult to follow, particularly the parts that said to press buttons on the stereo that don’t exist, but with some trial and error I worked it out.

    All in all I’m really happy with my GROM Audio unit. Now I would just like to buy a charging dock that plugs into my light plug, rather than running a cable from my glove box.

  43. 5 out of 5

    I have the GX-204KH unit in my Subaru Liberty 2008. The in-dash 6-disc player stopped working a few months ago and was going to cost several hundred to repair. Enter the GROM USB unit at half the price!

    Installation only took 1hr to complete, and sits in the corner of the glove box. Only had to drill a small hole to allow the data cable to go through from the stereo to the unit. Very simple and no special tools required.

    In USB mode, the unit acts like an external CD changer for this model, and maps folders on the USB stick to discs – very cool, and the quality is CD quality, as long as your MP3’s are of a decent quality themselves. The latest firmware update supports FLAC also which is great.

    The best part is not having to switch or carry around CD’s anymore, that has GOT to be safer!!! Convert and put all your CD’s on a tiny USB stick and away you go.

    A great product and highly recommended.

  44. 4 out of 5

    Easy install as the CD changer under the front passenger seat on extn cable. Plugged straight in.

    The Bluetooth Dongle & Handsfree Microphone (BTD) works a treat and manages calls fine, good sound quality and best of all, it manages BT music streaming from a Samsung Galaxy S3 with ease from the native music play app.

    Initially the Samsung Galaxy S1, S2 Cable (5Ft) wouldn’t plug into the GROM unit. It appears that the orientation/location groves on the mini-DIN metal outer, don’t start from the edge (like the BTD), but start part-way in the metal outer. Not using the cable now that the BTD kit does the job.

    Continuing to “play” with the other features as time allows.

    Very impressed, especially with the BTD.

  45. 5 out of 5

    Install very easy, I am not used to not having to cut any wires to do work like this. Works well, sound is great. I should have read the FAQ’s a bit better as I thought I would see track name and artist information on the screen, but just re-read this and found this is not available on Toyota radios with navigation, other than that very happy with the kit.

  46. 5 out of 5

    I thought I’d drop you a line to say that almost 3 years later I’m still very happy with my Grom USB2 (U3i) installed in my 2004 Honda Accord Euro. Best upgrade I ever made. I recently bought an iPhone 6 and was a bit concerned when I couldn’t get my BTD Bluetooth to connect (and there are plenty of complaints about iOS8 and Bluetooth). But after trying numerous things I finally read the troubleshooting guide and discovered I just had too many devices paired, so easily fixed and now works perfectly. Anyway, just wanted to let you know what a great product you guys have and I recommend it to all my friends 🙂

  47. 5 out of 5

    Very easy installation – simple plug and play with Toyota’s easy removal of panels. Great sound through the factory system over bluetooth. Quite responsive compared to a Parrot system I used in a Ford Falcon. Great sales support prior to purchase. Would recommend item and Cushie Audio to anyone.

  48. 5 out of 5

    A couple of days ago I received my GROM-USB3 interface unit and Subaru specific cable along with the Bluetooth dongle GROM-BTD and microphone. I installed it in my MY06 Subaru Outback yesterday (dead easy) and I’m over the moon! Previously I was using an iSimple FM interface that simply allowed me to listen to music from my iPhone without a whole heap of quality. It always had connection and distortion problems and had recently become unusable.

    I have a pair of Morel component speakers and a Focal Bomba subwoofer installed (about a $800 altogether) but it is only since installing the GROM that I can’t stop smiling. The music has cleaned right up and the sub now sounds like a really nice sub. In a word, awesome!!

  49. 5 out of 5

    Excellent unit, integrates exactly as described. It does take some reading and practice to learn how to operate but if you are unable or unwilling to remove the stock head unit, this is an excellent option.

  50. 5 out of 5

    Excellent product

  51. 4 out of 5

    Has been one of the best buys I have done for the vehicle in a long time!

  52. 5 out of 5

    Great device works very well easy to fit thanks

  53. 5 out of 5

    Awesome product!

  54. 5 out of 5

    Definitely worth the $$$!

    Picked up an Accord Euro over a month ago and was immediately looking for a decent aux adapter. Was going to settle for a basic 3.5mm adapter but, after seeing the features of the GROM USB3, couldn’t pass it up.

    Very easy to install and tucked away neatly with just a USB cable sitting in the centre cubby hole. Charges my iPhone 6 and auto pause/resume on ignition cycle (or switching modes) is an excellent feature. Steering wheel controls work well in all my music apps including Soundcloud.

    Sound quality is decent and a good volume compared to FM/internal CD. Navigation voiceover is clear while music is playing too.

    I initially had an issue playing sound from another app but simply changed it from advanced mode (DISC 2) to simple mode (DISC 1).

    Definitely recommend this product and received excellent service from Cushie Audio who were quick to double-check my vehicle model to save being sent the wrong unit/cable.

  55. 4 out of 5

    Great device and great service. I wish that main cable that connects to the head unit was longer so it fitted better in the glove box.

  56. 5 out of 5

    Really happy with how the product works. Great sound.

  57. 5 out of 5

    It took a lot of effort to find this device but it was absolutely worthwhile. The unit provides exactly the functions I was looking for and offers expandability to cater to future devices. This item enables me to listen to music whilst riding via a USB stick plugged into the unit, but also enables me to listen to music and recieve voice navigation commands from my Sat Nav unit via the EXT connection if I am on a longer trip. Excellent flexibility of operation. The staff at Cushie Audio have been very helpful throughout, providing fast, efficient and courteous service at all times.

  58. 5 out of 5

    Very easy to install and the sound quality is great.

  59. 5 out of 5

    Easy to install (with a bit of simple YouTube research on how to dismantle centre console). Took about 1/2 hr in total.

    Scan button doesn’t work, but everything else works as advertised. Handy feature is to store playback position of individual playlists. Be careful not to include non audio files in the folders or it may cause issues. Only con i see is that it could have been a bit cheaper – say $150 or so instead of the $230 i paid.

  60. 4 out of 5

    Great product. Fast shipping. Only problem is USB integration doesn’t seem to work well with this stereo (the stock stereo for this car). AUX, iPod and Bluetooth works great. Bluetooth hands-free works great with the steering wheel controls. The AUX volume seems a bit low. Overall a great product.

  61. 4 out of 5

    Gaining access to the stereo unit was a little bit involved though a few YouTube videos helped out. A dedicated video on the website for each car model would be useful.

    Once installed was very impressed with the sound quality (the same as if playing a CD) and the functionality. Particularly like how the unit will automatically start playing again from the same spot when interrupted by incoming calls, channel changing or engine start or stop.

    Definitely superior to FM tuner type devices and a lot safer as you are not constantly retuning or having to put up with low quality sound.

  62. 5 out of 5

    Overall this unit seems high quality. I no longer use the factory radio, I just use my phone music app or radio app, via bluetooth or USB. Exactly what I wanted. Thanks Cushie Audio

  63. 5 out of 5

    I really appreciate the thorough service in making sure I ordered the correct unit for my car.

    The ordering system initially automatically delayed delivery because one of the non critical components was on back order but this was quickly rectified by the support team.

    Installation was straight forward but getting the earth wire connected to a suitable ground was surprisingly difficult in this car. I ended up drilling a small hole for a Philips head screw and attached a terminal connector to the rear of the radio unit (making sure there was no circuitry behind the hole! ) to ensure a good earth. This is no reflection on the product – more on the car / stereo itself.

    The Bluetooth and the iPhone lightning interface worked seamlessly with the unit.

    Really happy and thank you!

  64. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic apart from the occasional drop out. Value for money and great solution for those who like to stream their own personal music or radio stations. This product does it all so seamlessly, to now have hands free phone connection within my car is such an added bonus. I priced a car stereo to replace the vehicle’s original stereo and it was going to cost me $1600, so $300 is cheap as chips.

  65. 5 out of 5

    For those who have desperately used FM tuners etc, this kit is an absolute boon!

    Great bluetooth reception, giving crisp clear audio all the way. The microphone for the hands-free dongle is great, and pics up audio very clearly. Installation is very easy (I’m in no way a mechanic – however, videos were hard to come by, but I did find a couple).

    The design of the unit is very good. Fits easily into the rear space behind the existing radio. Design thoughts such as automatically resuming music when I return to the car (I use my iPhone to stream music to my car audio) makes this a very desirable product!

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