Your Pioneer inno satellite radio comes with everything you need to play it through your home stereo. If you'd also like to play it in the car, you'll need the accessories in this handy car kit: a dock, power adapter, and roof-mount antenna.

You can use the inno's built-in wireless transmitter to "broadcast" the XM signal over your car's FM radio. This kit also includes the XM SureConnect cable, which attaches directly from the dock to your vehicle's antenna to deliver a better sound to your speakers. Or, if your stereo has an auxiliary input, you can connect the dock directly using an optional set of patch cables. The inno radio is sold separately.

Note: This kit is only compatible with the 2nd generation inno (item #130INNO2).

*Important note from Crutchfield: Current FCC rules limit the transmission strength of wireless FM transmitters to a point where transmission needs to take place very near your FM antenna. XM includes extra wiring in order to address this issue, but Crutchfield strongly encourages customers to use an auxiliary input, wired FM modulator, or the cassette adapter to ensure your satisfaction with the performance and cosmetics of the satellite radio.

Product Highlights:

  • accessory kit for playing the Pioneer inno over your car stereo
  • includes XM SureConnect kit
  • dock
  • power adapter
  • roof-mount antenna
  • only compatible with the 2nd generation inno (item #130INNO2)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Car dock
  • Wireless remote control with CR2032 Lithium battery installed
  • Magnetic base XM antenna with attached 21.5' cable which is terminated by a single SMB connector on one end
  • 12V Cigarette lighter power adapter with attached 41" cord
  • Cassette audio adapter with attached 44" cord using a gold-plated right-angle 3.5mm stereo mini-plug on one end
  • Swivel mounting bracket
  • Air vent mounting bracket
  • 18.5" XM SureConnect cable with single SMB connector
  • XM SureConnect contact bracket
  • Rubber boot
  • 2" Rubber tubing
  • 3 Wire ties
  • Small rubber plug
  • Oval-piece of 2-sided tape
  • 4 Pieces of velcro
  • Alcohol prep pad
  • Surface preparation cleaning kit
  • Install Guide
  • "Attention" note

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Features
Connections
Dimensions

Features

Overview: The CD-INCAR2 vehicle kit allows you to mount and play the Pioneer GEX-INNO2 portable XM Radio receiver (item 130INNO2) through your car audio system. It includes a car docking station (with dash and vent mounts), a remote control, a cigarette lighter DC power adapter, a cassette adapter, a magnetic base XM antenna and an XM SureConnect cable. In addition to the inno2 receiver, a subscription to XM satellite radio is needed.

Compatibility: The CD-INCAR2 car kit will only work the Pioneer GEX-INNO2 inno2 XM receiver (item 130INNO2).

Note: The kit is not compatible with GEX-INN01 XM receiver (item 130INNO).

XM Satellite Radio: XM Satellite Radio programming offers more than 150 digital radio channels including 65+ channels of commercial free music, plus news, sports, talk, comedy, and other entertainment programming from coast to coast.

FM Modulator: The inno2 receiver contains a built-in FM modulator that when docked in the CD-INCAR2 allows you to listen to whatever your inno2 is playing using your vehicle's FM radio without attaching any audio cables to your car's head-unit. You will still need to mount the XM antenna for a Satellite signal and use the cigarette lighter adapter for power.

XM SureConnect Cable: The kit also features an XM SureConnect cable that improves FM frequency transmission between you vehicle's FM antenna an the built-in wireless FM transmitter inside the receiver. You will want to place the XM antenna as close to your FM antenna as possible. The SureConnect cable can then be clipped to your FM antenna if you have a fixed mount antenna or stuck to the interior of the windshield if you have an In-Glass FM antenna. The SureConnect cable plugs into the vehicle's dock antenna plug and the XM antenna then plugs into the SureConnect cable. The SureConnect cable cannot be used on retractable or motorized FM antennas.

Note: If you are not able to use the XM SureConnect cable you will need to use either the supplied tape adapter (if applicable) or use the optional professional wired FM method of installation using the optional FM direct adapter (part # 040SA10112, sold separately). If your headunit has an auxiliary input you can use the line-out connection

Important Note from Crutchfield: Current FCC rules limit the transmission strength of wireless FM transmitters to a point where transmission needs to take place very near your FM antenna. XM includes extra wiring in order to address this issue, but Crutchfield strongly encourages customers to use an auxiliary input, wired FM modulator, or cassette adapter to ensure satisfaction with the performance and cosmetics of the satellite radio.

Antenna: The vehicle comes supplied with a magnetic base XM antenna so it easily adheres to your vehicle's sheet metal. The antenna is normally mounted on the roof or trunk of the vehicle.

12 Volt Adapter: The vehicle kit comes supplied with a 12 Volt cigarette lighter adapter to provide a simple power connection to your inno2 when placed in the car dock.

Tape Adapter: You can also choose to use the supplied tape adapter to feed signal from your inno2 to your vehicle's stereo system if you have an in-dash cassette player in your car. The tape adapter inserts into your radio's cassette opening and its cable plugs into the line-output connection on the left side of the inno2 car kit.

Remote Control: The supplied compact remote control contains power, mode, volume up/down, four directional cursers, XM select, record, pause/mute, bookmark, favorites, jump, and display buttons, as well as a 0-9 numeric keypad.

Mounting Brackets: The car kit comes with two mounting brackets. One swivels and has a self-adhesive pad and two screw holes, it can be mounted to nearly any flat surface. The other features two clips that can be attached to an air vent. The dock mounts to either bracket.

Connections

Front of Dock: The proprietary docking connector transfers power, antenna signal, and audio signals to and from the inno2.

Left Side of Dock:

  • Line Out: stereo 3.5mm mini-jack for use with supplied cassette audio adapter; using an optional audio cable, you can connect the cradle directly to your receiver's auxiliary input (if your receiver has one)
  • DC In (5V): jack for use with the supplied cigarette lighter power adapter
  • Antenna Connection: single SMB jack for use with supplied antenna; this is a single input that accepts satellite and terrestrial signals, it is not compatible with antennas or antenna extensions that require separate satellite and terrestrial connections

Dimensions

Dimensions:

  • Car Dock: Width: 3.541", Height: 1.708", Depth: 1.165"
  • Antenna: Width: 1.408", Height: 0.538", Depth: 1.736"
  • Remote Control: Length: 3.712", Width: 1.623", Height: 0.484"

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In Car Kit

Written By Anonymous, Northern Virginia on Friday, September 12, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The in car kit was a great add on for the Inno. It allowed me to not only keep the unit charged and add the external, but to fix the unit on my dash so it wouldnt move around at all.

I would recommend the in line filter, also sold by Crutchfield. I experienced some bad feed back hum when running on the charger but the in line filter cleaned it right up.

Thank You Crutchfield

Easy to install, great reception

Written By Mike, Charleston, WV on Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased the Inno since it has the capabilities to be used on a docking
station at home, at the office, or in the car. Since I travel a good bit with
the military and got sick of trying to constantly find radio stations, I felt it
was a good idea to purchase the car kit.

Once I received it in the mail and took everything out of the box, I was
afraid to get started. There were so many pieces. Good news is that you
don't need all of them. The package gave you three different ways to
mount the docking station. There's a vent mount, a swivel mount, and
even velcro backing. Also, you can hook it up using either a tape deck,
directly to your vehicle's FM antenna, or through your radio's auxiliary input,
which mine didn't have.

Next came installing the XM antenna. The ease of installing it surprised
me. Just raised the molding a little and slid the cable underneath. Ran it
first down the rear window under the weather stripping, into the trunk,
then through the back seat, under the molding and carpet, under the front
seat and voila, done (under 5 minutes).

Plenty of cable to mess with and once it was on, great reception. The
antenna is smaller than the ones you see that come factory preinstalled.
Since the cable is hidden it actually looks like it belongs there.

Hey, I'm not a salesman. Nearly 12 years of service to my country (which is
you guys). Do yourself a favor and get this kit, especially if you travel.

Pioneer CD-INCAR2

Written By allen, olean,ny on Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

this product made installing my portable xm radio in my truck quick and easy, all necessary hardware was included and with crutchfields detailed installation instructions you couldn't ask for anything more.