An aftermarket USB CD player that allows you to add CD playback to cars that lack the feature is now being offered by LESCO Distributing, FL.
The CD player can be controlled by the factory radio touch screen. USB emulator software allows the vehicle to think you are plugging in a removable thumb drive and thereby recognizes the device.
Called the LDI6210, the CD player is specific to certain models of Ford, General Motors, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Toyota, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda, Tesla and Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
It may be installed in multiple mounting positions and comes with a 3 year warranty. It measures 6 inches by 6 inches by 2 inches.
The USB CD player requires a single cable connection for both power and signal. It mounts close to a USB port, which in today’s cars, can be in a glove box or console.
The LDI6210 sells for approximately $399 installed.
Dozens of car models, including popular Honda and Toyota vehicles, ship without a CD player. IHS Automotive predicts that by 2021, a quarter of cars will lack a CD drive.
Lesco Distributing has offices in two locations in Florida, as well as locations in Indiana and Texas.