Metra iPod® Adapter for Pioneer

Add iPod® control and charging to compatible Pioneer receivers — includes miniplug connection for other sources (Model APR-IP-AUX)

Item #: 120PRIPAUX

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Use your iPod with select Pioneer receivers

Metra's APR-IP-AUX adapter allows you to connect an iPod or iPhone® to your Pioneer receiver with a CD changer input. Installation is simple — simply connect the cable's dock connector to your compatible iPod, and the other end of the cable to your Pioneer receiver's IP-Bus/CD changer input. You'll also need to hardwire a 12-volt positive power lead and a ground cable for charging the iPod battery. You'll access your music through your iPod's controls, and not with the Pioneer receiver's controls.

It also provides a 3.5mm miniplug connection that you can use to connect many portable devices. Warranty: 60 days.

Note: You can't connect a Pioneer CD changer to the receiver once this APR-IP-AUX adapter is hooked up to the IP-Bus/CD changer input.

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.

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What's in the box?

  • 49" iPod interface cable (w/ a 30-pin iPod dock connector/3.5mm minijack connector on one end and a Pioneer P-Bus connector/power leads on other end)

Features and Specs

Adapter Type iPod audio in no iPod control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Pioneer IP-Bus
Parts Warranty 60 Days
Labor Warranty 60 Days
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen
Nano 6/5/4/3/2/1
Touch 4/3/2/1
Mini No
iPhone No

Product Research


Overview: The Mextra Axxess APR-IP-AUX digital iPod interface converts the Pioneer IP-Bus CD-changer port to an iPod dock connector and 3.5mm connector. The APR-IP-AUX digital iPod interface allows audio playback and charging of your iPod through your compatible IP-Bus Pioneer in-dash head unit. You will continue to control your iPod's music and view song information from your iPod's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can also connect almost any portable MP3 player using the cable's 3.5mm connector.

Note: The Mextra Axxess APR-IP-AUX does not support metadata transfer or control. It is not compatible with iPhone.

Pioneer Head unit Compatibility: The Mextra Axxess APR-IP-AUX is compatible with select in-dash Pioneer head unit's which are equipped with a IP-Bus CD-changer port.

iPod Compatibility Chart: The Mextra Axxess APR-IP-AUX Pioneer IP-Bus to iPod cable is "Made for iPod" compatible and supports the following iPod models and functions (as of 5/14/2013).

iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
video 5th 1.3 Y N N Y N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N N Y N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N N Y N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N N Y N N Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N N Y N N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N N Y N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N N Y N N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N N Y N N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N N Y N N Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N N Y N N Y
7th 1.2 N N N N N N N
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N N Y N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N N Y N N Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y N N Y N N Y
4th 6.0 Y N N Y N N Y
5th 6.0 N N N N N N N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 N N N N N N N
3G 4.2.1 N N N N N N N
3GS 5.1.1 N N N N N N N
4 6.0 N N N N N N N
4S 6.0 N N N N N N N
5 6.0 N N N N N N N
iPad 1 5.1.1 N N N N N N N
2 6.0 N N N N N N N
3 6.0 N N N N N N N
4 6.0 N N N N N N N
mini 6.0 N N N N N N N
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

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