The USB ports are located on the central console unit over the dashboard unit of the Chevy Silverado trucks. You can use these for iPhones and Android phones to connect with an infotainment system of your truck.
Chevy Silverado USB port does not work because of damaged pins, faulty wirings or blown-out fuse, software glitches, and non-compatible devices or cables. Moreover, it happens due to trapped particles, loose connections, and a faulty center console unit.
These components come under the vehicle’s warranty, and you can get free repair and services when these become faulty during the specified period.
|Damaged pins||Use needle nose pliers to straighten pins|
|Faulty wirings and blown-out fuse of ports||Replace fuse|
|Software glitches||Keep software updated|
|Non-compatible cables and device||Read the owner manual to check compatible devices|
|Trapped foreign particles||Use toothpicks for debris removal|
|Loose USB ports||Use compatible USB devices|
|Issue with the center console unit||Check wires and power from batteries|
You can see small metal pins inside your trucks’ USB ports, which are used for electrical connections and data transferring.
Sometimes these pins can bend or damage from their incorrect use, and you cannot charge your phone and use the infotainment features of the vehicles.
The pins or connectors bend easily when you use them hardly. Many people insert the cables in them and start wiggling them to take them out.
The incorrect handling cause bending on the sides of connectors. Moreover, the issue also comes when you use non-compatible and incorrect cables for charging purposes.
In addition, people use metal wires and staple pins to clean them. These are hard objects and can damage the data supply pins of the ports.
You can face problems with pins when these are corroded and misaligned. You can only fix the bent pins because broken or disconnected ones are not repairable and need replacement. Use the needle nose pliers to take them back to their original position.
Using needle nose pliers is preferable because of their large endings that can easily reach tight spots. Grasp the bent corner with a nose plier and slightly move it in a particular direction to resolve the issue.
Faulty wirings and blown-out fuse of ports
The wiring connections inside the Chevy Silverado center console unit power the USB ports for charging different devices.
The broken wires cannot supply sufficient power from the batteries to these components, and people cannot charge their phones or use infotainment features.
The wires can break because of their age and damaged insulation layer. Sometimes rodents and bugs also enter inside and chew the internal wirings of your trucks.
Many people also complain that their charging port works fine at night, and they cannot connect the phone in the morning.
The sudden issues come from the blown-out fuse and frayed wiring connections. The fuses of these components blow out when you jump-start the other vehicles while the cable is inside the ports.
In addition, the issue also comes when you forget to turn off the powered components at night completely, and these are causing the parasitic drain.
Check the wiring of the USB devices by opening the cap of the central console unit and ensuring their proper connections.
Replace the burnt-out fuse and remove the cables from the charging ports when jump-starting the other vehicles.
USB ports need the software to use the infotainment feature on your pickup trucks. In addition, the software helps transfer data and information from connected devices.
The system often does not recognize the devices, and you cannot use any entertainment feature in your vehicle when there is a bug in the system.
Moreover, the problem also comes when you insert and remove the devices and cables multiple times. The software cannot identify the devices when you add or remove them frequently.
The issue comes when you do not update the software to support the latest versions. The outdated ones freeze the system and cause glitches during their normal functioning.
Update the software whenever you see a new notification in the Chevy Silverado setting menu to avoid system glitches.
Non-compatible cables and devices
Many iPhone users complain that the charging port of their trucks is not working. They checked everything from wiring to bent pins, and these are fine. The issue comes because of the use of non-compatible cables with iPhones.
You cannot connect these devices with conventional data cables. Instead, you can only use the iPhone cables to connect these to the ports.
Moreover, the issue also comes when you use non-compatible devices with them. For example, the USB ports in these trucks only support some models of Android and iPhones.
The problem comes when you insert non-compatible phones with them. The data of these devices is not saved in the system, and it cannot recognize them.
Use the iPhone cables to charge or connect the Apple devices. Check the owner manual to know the names of compatible devices supported by the Chevy Silverado system.
Trapped foreign particles
These are opened components and do not contain any covers for their protection. As a result, dust, dirt, food, and debris can quickly enter the ports.
The USB cables cannot connect properly with the pins inside the ports, and you cannot get enough power for charging. In addition, you cannot transfer the date because of the hindrances of foreign particles.
The food crumbs can enter and get trapped inside when you eat inside the trucks. Moreover, the issue comes when children touch them with their dirty hands.
The air from the dirty carpets, seats, and opened windows trapped inside these openings. The issue also comes when dust and food particles are trapped inside the USB devices.
Avoid using metal staple pins for their cleaning because of the metal material. Use wooden materials to deal with these electric components.
Use toothpicks to remove dust, debris, and food particles.
Loose USB ports
USB ports do not work correctly because of their loose attachments. The wires connections also become bad when these are loose or wobbly.
The problem comes from the frequent insertion and removal of cables and devices. Moreover, you can face this when you remove the connected components hard from the ports.
In addition, the issue also comes from the loose connections between the charging devices and these ports. These cannot receive enough power when connections between them are loose and incorrect.
Handle them with care and avoid wiggling while removing the charging cables from them. Avoid using non-compatible cables because these become hard to remove.
Issue with the center console unit
Chevy Silverado central console unit is located between the front passenger and driver seat. The charging ports and cup holders are present on these units.
These are made of plastic and break because of mishandling and UV radiation exposure. In addition, these cannot function because of their damaged and loose wiring connections.
In addition, the problem comes in them because of faulty and blown out fuse. These cannot power the charging ports when their wires are broken and fuses blow out.
Inspect the wiring of these units and replace their blown-out fuse. Ensure the power supply from the batteries for their functioning.