Install a CD Player for 2021 CX-5

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2019 CX-5 Signature
It seems I got a yes and a no so I tried it today. On a USB thumb drive with all the songs in the root it did indeed resume where it left off in my 2020. I didn't try it with multiple folders so maybe that's different.
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I have 2 identical 128GB flash drives that I use in both our vehicles. Both pick up where it left off. Folders on the root are artists. Inside each are albums. My Lexus has a max limit for folders, so not all songs are accessible. I have not witnessed this limitation on the CX-5, so it's even better!
 
Hey guys. thank you for all those suggestions. I wanted to take the Aux Port (supposed to be 3.5mm jack) route. HOWEVER, believe it or not, I could not find such a port in my car (2021 CX-5)!!! I even texted my dealer and they told me in the center console. NO... I still didnt see it. In center console, there is one cigarette light outlet, two USB ports and a SD card slot. Anyone with the same car, could you please let me know? I have to assume now that it doesn't have it, even though the window sticker says it has it.
 
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2019 CX-5 Signature
Hey guys. thank you for all those suggestions. I wanted to take the Aux Port (supposed to be 3.5mm jack) route. HOWEVER, believe it or not, I could not find such a port in my car (2021 CX-5)!!! I even texted my dealer and they told me in the center console. NO... I still didnt see it. In center console, there is one cigarette light outlet, two USB ports and a SD card slot. Anyone with the same car, could you please let me know? I have to assume now that it doesn't have it, even though the window sticker says it has it.
So, 2021's don't have this?

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'20 CX-5 GT PP AWD
Yep, my 2020 has one. But it's not all that surprising they took it out on the 2021's since actual headphone jacks - without dongles anyway - are also being phased out on so many phones these days.

But I got curious and found this USB CD player on Amazon:

AIE - OE Integrated Vehicle CD Player via USB Radio Connection (USBCDPLAY1)


It seems to either have raves or hates depending on the vehicle you try it on. It's also really spendy for a CD player @ $210. I did see a review from a guy with a 2019 CX-5 who said it worked. Read the reviews carefully, there are many different opinions on how well it actually integrates with different car's audio controls, some good, some not so much.
 

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