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Hello,
I recently bought a 2016 Scion iM. I love the car, but I did not realize that it did not have a CD player, and I don't own an ipod or iphone to use through the AUX or Bluetooth. So my only option is to put music onto a UBS drive and play it that way.

But when I plug it into my car, it actually causes the computer to reboot over and over again. I cannot make it stop unless I pull out the USB. The car still functions, but nothing on the screen does. I took it to Toyota and they told me I just had songs of the wrong format on it. But I went through and deleted all the file types they told me to and I am still having this problem.

If anyone knows how to fix this, please help!

I bought a 32 GB SanDisk Cruzer Dial. I think it is a 2.0 (it is black on the inside) and it is formatted as FAT32. (I have tried other USBs as well and they all have the same problem.)
 

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Hello,
I recently bought a 2016 Scion iM. I love the car, but I did not realize that it did not have a CD player, and I don't own an ipod or iphone to use through the AUX or Bluetooth. So my only option is to put music onto a UBS drive and play it that way.

But when I plug it into my car, it actually causes the computer to reboot over and over again. I cannot make it stop unless I pull out the USB. The car still functions, but nothing on the screen does. I took it to Toyota and they told me I just had songs of the wrong format on it. But I went through and deleted all the file types they told me to and I am still having this problem.

If anyone knows how to fix this, please help!

I bought a 32 GB SanDisk Cruzer Dial. I think it is a 2.0 (it is black on the inside) and it is formatted as FAT32. (I have tried other USBs as well and they all have the same problem.)
Odd. I have a USB and it loads just fine.
 

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Hello,
I recently bought a 2016 Scion iM. I love the car, but I did not realize that it did not have a CD player, and I don't own an ipod or iphone to use through the AUX or Bluetooth. So my only option is to put music onto a UBS drive and play it that way.

But when I plug it into my car, it actually causes the computer to reboot over and over again. I cannot make it stop unless I pull out the USB. The car still functions, but nothing on the screen does. I took it to Toyota and they told me I just had songs of the wrong format on it. But I went through and deleted all the file types they told me to and I am still having this problem.

If anyone knows how to fix this, please help!

I bought a 32 GB SanDisk Cruzer Dial. I think it is a 2.0 (it is black on the inside) and it is formatted as FAT32. (I have tried other USBs as well and they all have the same problem.)
Try to format it as NTFS, who knows, it may help. I had no issues with my stock Pioneer H/U, but I am much happier with my aftermarket Pioneer 4200NEX. So if you feel like getting an aftermarket unit, go for it.
 

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Why not just get an older iPod. That's what I did and loaded all my music onto a 16GB iPod. I just leave it plugged into the USB all the time and close the cover.

Or upgrade your phone to an iPhone. It makes it so simple to upgrade your music from iTunes.
 

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You might want to test it on another iM vehicle at the dealership. You might have a defective USB port or head-unit. There is no good reason why a simple FAT32-formatted USB drive with .MP3 files on won't play. I assume that you tested your system with multiple brand USB drives of different sizes & types (USB 2.0 vs 3.0)? When I first purchased my 2015 Yaris SE, my old 8gb USB 2.0 drive wouldn't work because it wasn't formated in FAT32 (it was NTFS). Once I remedied that, it has always worked like a champ - though my particular head unit will only recognize 250 songs per folder/directory, so I simply created 3 folders (#-G, H-Q & R-Z) to house my current music collection, and it plays through them all sequentially one at a time in an endless loop like I prefer it. Good luck.
 

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You might want to test it on another iM vehicle at the dealership. You might have a defective USB port or head-unit. There is no good reason why a simple FAT32-formatted USB drive with .MP3 files on won't play. I assume that you tested your system with multiple brand USB drives of different sizes & types (USB 2.0 vs 3.0)? When I first purchased my 2015 Yaris SE, my old 8gb USB 2.0 drive wouldn't work because it wasn't formated in FAT32 (it was NTFS). Once I remedied that, it has always worked like a champ - though my particular head unit will only recognize 250 songs per folder/directory, so I simply created 3 folders (#-G, H-Q & R-Z) to house my current music collection, and it plays through them all sequentially one at a time in an endless loop like I prefer it. Good luck.
My issue at the moment. I have all my music transferred over but I don't see any tab for folders on the head unit. It mentions Artist, Albums, Genres, but nothing about folders.
 
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