How to Quickly Fix Your Vehicle’s USB Ports


If you’re faced with a problem operating your vehicle’s USB ports while driving through the streets of Freehold, Asbury Park, and Belmar, here’s a quick guide to getting your USB ports working and fixing the problem. 

A failure in the functioning of your car’s USB port can usually be traced back to a shortcoming in the hardware or software. Despite how powerful and useful they are, they’re more prone to particles getting inside because they’re open. As such, food, dust, and other debris can make their way into the port.  

Before trying anything else, inspect the USB port of your vehicle to make sure nothing has made its way in. If you notice something inside the USB port, focus on gently removing the debris and other particles from within the port using a wooden implement such as a toothpick or a thin plastic. 

At other times, the issue can be in relation to lose USB ports, for which you don’t have to take your vehicle in for a maintenance check-up. You can, instead, work on tightening the USB port on your own so that gadgets you want to connect can be held by the port tightly. 

If the failed USB port functioning is due to a loose or broken connection internally, you can test it out by inserting your USB device and working on wiggling the link. 

A brief connection followed by a disconnect would indicate that there’s a problem with either the cable or the USB port. In such situations, you need a needle or an object with a sharp edge and work on using it when you have enough lighting or be sure to use a torchlight while trying to fix it.  

You will be able to notice two-pin holders that serve as a support for anything that’s plugged into the USB port. Using the needle or sharp-edged object, pull up the two pins you spot, but do so gently in an upward direction. That should tighten the USB port properly. 

Often though, an easy solution to fixing USB ports that aren’t functioning properly is to switch off your engine and simply turn it back on.