I looked in the back of my 996xt there is no mini USB port on the rear for the cable for the computer or the remote head ,how are you doing it?I decided early on in the life of my 996XT that the front port was in-the-way and I do all my programming and remote logging only through the more substantial REAR port. Works fine for almost everything and saves wear and tear on the front port for those times you must use it.
I have a remote head because I have my scanner is in the back of my car and I need an adapter that would allow the mini plug on the cord plug Into and utilize the serial plug on the back and same goes for programming it would need a USB to serial port cord,I'm assuming radio shack might have these I looked on uniden but no luckYou can find almost any type of plug combinations with enough searching, but my Question would be Why? I whole point of using the REAR port was to get rid of the mini-plug that does not provide a secure mechanical connection, just a pressure connection that an flop around and come loose.
That's what I want to do but cannot find An adapter or cable like that , the one that came with my remote head has the mini plug on one end for the scanner and the other end is the head phone type plug that goes into the remote headSorry I still don't understand the problem. In my vehicle I have a 996 under the passenger seat and a remote head on the console. I use the REAR port on the 996 with a DB9 screw down cable just like the one on my desk in front of me, I don't use the min plug on either for the stated reasons of it being insecure mechanically.