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Kenwood KCA-iP100 iPod® Connection Cable

Connect your iPod to select 2008-up Kenwood stereos

Item #: 113IP100

3 Reviews

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Original Price: $19.99

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Leave your iPod cable safe at home. Kenwood's KCA-iP100 iPod cable is just like the cable that came with your iPod, and you can use it to connect your iPod to any 2008-up Kenwood car stereo that features direct iPod control via USB input. Warranty: 1 year.

Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this iPod adapter.

Why would I need an iPod® adapter?

An iPod adapter allows you to connect your iPod to your car stereo, then access your playlists with your stereo's controls - a great idea for several reasons. One, you can scroll through your song titles on your stereo's larger display, instead of squinting down at your iPod. Two, you can route the adapter cable to your glove compartment or center console, so your iPod stays safely out of sight. Three, the iPod adapter keeps your iPod fully charged, so it's ready to rock when you leave your car. And last of all, some adapters bypass your iPod's internal digital-to-analog converter, using your stereo's superior DAC to turn your files back into music.

Kenwood KCA-iP100 iPod® Connection Cable Reviews

Average Customer Review:

3 Reviews

Work great but not needed

Written by: Mark from Jacksonville, Fl on October 23, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This cable works as expected but it's not needed. You can use a standard iPod cable with the Kenwood receiver get the same results. Unless you don't have an extra cable I don't know why you would purchase this one.



works as advertised

Written by: Patrick from Springboro, OH on September 10, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works fine.



Kenwood KCA-iP100 iPod® Connection Cable

Written by: Aaron from Indianapolis on June 26, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This cable works well. It is sturdy but still flexable enough to curl up in my
glove box. I use it with a KDC-X692.



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 5' USB/iPod interface cable (with iPod dock connector on one end and a USB Type-A connector on other end)
  • Instruction Manual (En/Fr
  • Sp/Ge/Du/It)

Features and Specs

Adapter Type iPod audio in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Kenwood
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen
Nano Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
Touch Touch2/Touch1
Mini No
iPhone Phone/Phone3G

Product Research


Overview: The KCA-iP100 USB Direct Connection Cable for iPod allows you to connect a compatible iPod to a 2008-up USB-equipped Kenwood head unit. This cable enables a Kenwood head unit to control and charge your iPod while connected, as well as enable high-speed iPod data communications of 12Mbps. This 5-foot cable has an iPod dock connector on one end and a Type-A USB plug on the other end.

iPod Compatibility: The KCA-iP100 is compatible the following iPod models - iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th generation), iPod video (fifth generation), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd generation) and iPhone/iPhone3G.

Note: This cable is not compatible with other iPods not mentioned above.

Kenwood Headunit Compatibility: The KCA-iP100 cable is compatible with the following 2008-up Kenwood headunits that feature a USB port.

  • KDC-BT: 7539U, 8041U, 8141UY, 838U
  • KDC-MP: 342U,438U, 442U, 538U, 5539U, 638U, 6539U, 738U, 8090U, 9090U
  • KDC-W: 5541U, 5641UY, 6041U, 6141UY, 6541U, 6651U, 7041U, 7141UY, 7541U, 7541UY
  • KDC-X: 492, 493, 592, 692, 792, 8009U

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