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      04-11-2011, 12:16 AM   #1
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USB port in the center console won't charge iPod

I discovered inadvertently that the USB port in the center console does not charge my iPod. Does anyone know it this is normal?

I've had the car for three months now and keep an iPod nano in the console. This past week, every time I tried to listen to the iPod, it would disconnect after one or two songs and hang, like has been reported in other threads. I finally took a look at the iPod this afternoon and found that the battery was completely dead! even though it has been plugged into the usb port continuously. I tried several cables and none charge the iPod. If this is by design, it is a HORRIBLE design. Why doesn't the usb port provide power out for charging???