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Pioneer CD-IV202AV

VGA interface cable kit — connects your iPhone® 5 to select Pioneer receivers

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Overview

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The CD-IV202AV cable kit lets you connect your iPhone 5 to select Pioneer DVD and GPS receivers. This kit includes VGA and USB connector cables connected to an interface module for audio and video transfer between the receiver and your iPhone 5. To complete your hookup, you'll also need the Apple® Lightning to USB cable, plus the Apple Lightning to VGA adapter.

Get your iPhone 5 into the game

The CD-IV202AV cable kit lets you connect your iPhone 5 to select Pioneer DVD and GPS receivers. This kit includes VGA and USB connector cables connected to an interface module for audio and video transfer between the receiver and your iPhone 5. To complete your hookup, you'll also need the Apple® Lightning to USB cable, plus the Apple Lightning to VGA adapter.

With this cable kit and the other necessary adapters in place, you'll be able to access and control select iPhone 5 apps through the Pioneer receiver's AppRadio Mode, as well as play and control the music and videos you've stored on your iPhone 5 from the receiver's touchscreen.

Note: A firmware update from Pioneer may be required for your receiver (available at no charge — see Pioneer's website for details).

What's in the Box:

  • VGA/USB interface module (with a 31" USB cable/31" RGB cable attached to one end and 39" USB cable/59" RGB cable on other end)
  • 44" Spiral cord wrapper
  • Owner's Manual

Product Highlights:

  • provides a VGA connection between select Pioneer receivers and the iPhone 5
  • includes interface module, with VGA and USB connections
  • requires Apple Lightning to USB cable plus the Apple Lightning to VGA adapter
  • compatible with Pioneer AVIC-5000NEX, AVH-X7500BT, AVH-X5500BHS, AVH-X4500BT, AVH-X3500BHS, AVH-X2500BT, and AVH-P8400BH
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Pioneer CD-IV202AV Reviews

Average Customer Review:

40 Reviews

Excellent

Written by: Johnattan from Bridgeport, CT on October 7, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent

Pros: The device can produce your iPhones screen into the radios touch screen. The product works as described. The item was purchased as scratched & dent, but the item was in perfect new conditions

Cons: This does not affect the performance, but the device can be a little bulky for tight dashes in case you want to hide the wiring or harness. I purchased a male to female lightning cable and hid the Pioneer harness behind the dash and ran the cable through the dash.

EXCELLENT

Written by: LUIS4BERT0 from PANAMA on September 21, 2015

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BETTER THAN DESCRIBED, ITEM CAME IN OPEN ORIGINAL BOX, BUT WITH ALL ACCESSORIES AND NO MARKS OR SCUFFS. ITEM WORKS FINE, I JUST NEED THE LIGHTNING VGA ADAPTER TO COMPLETE THE SETUP

Pros: BETTER THAN DESCRIBED

Cons: NONE

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Written by: Keith from Maryland on August 7, 2015

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This cable worked good with the Pioneer AVH-P8400BH. receiver. I would recommended it.

Pros: Easy connection with the receiver.

Cons: Have to buy expensive Apple VGA cable in order for it work.

Poor Interface Performance

Written by: MichaelB from Texas on July 25, 2015

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Was excited to see this on sale. I knew additional peripherals would be required but what I didn't expect was the cost of the adapter. Regardless I continued with the install. Read the fine print of the firmware update! If you had the AppRadio cord for the iPhone 4 prepare to be disappointed. Audio is forced to use Bluetooth even when plugged in, touchscreen functionality is lost in the primary interface and forced through app radio, and to top it off the performance of the AppRadio apps is horrible. Latency and limited options make it frustrating. Wish I still had the 4 plugged in. Be cautious.

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Crutchfield comes through

Written by: Ray from California on June 27, 2015

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I needed a cable yesterday and they were going for 4 times the price that I paid at Crutchfield . It was like a Bugs Bunny cartoon... I ordered it and the doorbell rang and it was here. My problem is I forget about Crutchfield and pay too much and then kick myself later. I need to make them my homepage.

Pros: Fast, inexpensive, reliable, sexy

Cons: They don't use mental telepathy and enlighten me when I need an electronic product and then I pay too much from some guy that doesn't feel like shiping it until the next time he needs to leave the house for the newest playstation release.

Pioneer CD-IV202AV IPhone adaptor

Written by: Darren Y from Cypress Texas on June 13, 2015

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Product is as advertised open box but complete. Unit worked but to tell the truth hadn't completed the install. I upgraded firmware on Pioneer AVH-4500BT

Pros: Like new as advertised . Haven't gotten very far with the product but Crutchfield ships fast and package arrived intact . Best price on the Internet

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Waste of money

Written by: Anonymous from N. CA on June 8, 2015

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Stereo software not updated to make this part a functional tool. Why Pioneer requires this to use with it's App Radio service is a scam on every consumer who purchased any one of their AVH-X2500 auto stereo's. It's a piece of junk!! WHEN INSTALLED IT READS US. NOT COMPATIBLE!! What a waste of time and money.

Pros: Nothing worked as advertised

Cons: Everything!! Save your money

Crutchfield response on June 10, 2015 When we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to see if they can help. They'll help the customer either get it working, or return it for a refund.

Great product

Written by: Anonymous from Bozeman, mt on June 8, 2015

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Works great. Was priced fair and came quickly.

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Bt4500 adapter

Written by: JonathanG from Houston, TX on May 30, 2015

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This cable works fairly well and it not a good price since I have to order a lighting to change adapter I think it's kind of sad that pioneer doesn't have a complete clean on cable adapter for this and has just moved on to another model of radio.

Pros: That adapter is easy to stall and he directions from pioneer are ver staigjt forward. Crutchfield got my part to me faster than expected.

Cons: You still need a lighting cable and a VGA to lighting adapter to get maximum performance out of the pioneer 4500BT

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Written by: Anonymous from Mc Gehee, AR on May 14, 2015

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It worked great for what it was designed for just didn't do what I wanted it to

Pros: Great price !

Cons: Tried to mirror my iPhone 6 on a avic 5000nex and it's not capable to do so

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Written by: Anonymous from Easthampton, MA on April 30, 2015

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This was the best price I found for this!! It came so quickly and was exactly what I expected! A great deal!

Pros: Arrived quickly, came with instructions, best price,

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Needed for APPS

Written by: SL from Valencia, CA on June 3, 2014

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Lots of bulky cords to deal with. Necessary, but bulky.

Pros: It does the job with a lot of cords.

Cons: Bulky.

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Written by: Belard from Chicago on April 1, 2014

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Kinda of bulky but there was enough room for it. It works. No problems yet.

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Great product

Written by: Aaron from 33647 on March 16, 2014

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This product does exactly what it is intended for. I wish it wasn't so bulky but with VGA connections you have no choice.

Pros: Mirrors iphone to screen. Good picture.

Cons: Bulky

iPhone 5 connection

Written by: lone77wulf from Cincinnati, Oh on February 22, 2014

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This item works as described, but could be better designed. With all the cords that are part of installing this, there was a large amount of wiring I needed to coil up behind my glove box to get everything to fit. It comes with some wire loom, which helps organize everything, which is nice. If you install one of these and get an "Incompatible USB" message when you attach your iPhone, change the setting on your receiver to "iPhone (VGA)". When I installed, it defaulted to the settings for a different cable, and I thought there was a problem with the adapter. Once I changed the setting, it worked perfectly.

Pros: Plug and Play Comes with wire loom for clean install

Cons: Lots of excess cable

Does the job

Written by: H.C from Ringgold, GA on February 20, 2014

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Does the job but would be nice to see pioneer come out with a more simple cord not needing the adapter for the lightning cable

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Much more than needed

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Written by: SteveG from Edgewater, FL on February 13, 2014

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Outstanding Product

Pros: Easy Install

Cons: None

Easy plug and play

Written by: Bryan from North Dakota on January 9, 2014

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Very easy pioneer attachment. Priced very reasonably. Easy plug and play design.

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Works great

Written by: Me from Lockport, NY on January 4, 2014

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Works as stated

Pros: It works

Cons: A little bulky for tight installs.

Great!

Written by: Anonymous from St Aug, FL on December 13, 2013

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Works well

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Awesome

Written by: Chefenfi67 from Duncannon, PA on November 25, 2013

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Awesome product, does the job.

Pros: Enables video on pioneer head unit!

Cons: No cons

It works, but...

Written by: Mark from Lacey, WA on November 14, 2013

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The cable and all that goes with it works once you set the head unit to the proper setting. One thing I do like is now my iPhone is mirrored on the head unit. I can use all my apps now. I would recommend you buy the package deal. One you know you are getting apple cert. cable and converter. I tried a cable I bought off of another retailer and it wouldn't work. Told be the cable was not a certified apple cable and would not play video. Over all it works just fine. And if you want to use your head unit to its fullest and have a iPhone 5 or newer you need this.

Pros: I now can use my head unit as intended.

Cons: I can no longer play my iPhone like it used to be. I have to physically do it from the iPhone unless Im using the appradio. It just simply not an option in normal menu settings. The cable is stupid long and having to hook up all the converters is a bit of a pain. Wish the instructions would of told be to switch the head unit to VGA.

It Works

Written by: L from Charleston, WV on November 6, 2013

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It works like it should, but the video is not as good as it should be. I'm just happy I can use my iPhone 5 on my Pioneer and watch video.

Pros: It works

Cons: Video quality could be better

junk

Written by: david from CT on October 9, 2013

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dont waste the money or time.

Pros: great idea

Cons: does not work

Awesome

Written by: B from 82001 on September 10, 2013

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Works exactly as advertised. Thanks Crutchfield!

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Good stuff.

Written by: Louie B from Virginia beach, VA on July 30, 2013

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Does what it should.

Pros: Works well with my setup

Cons: Looks like poop but I got female to male lightning extension cable to go with it so its all behind the dash out of sight.

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Written by: Justin from Illinois on July 3, 2013

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It works well, They could have made the box a but smaller cause its not easy to fit in some dashes.

Pros: Finally working apps and usage of the Iphone 5.

Cons: If you switch out of app mode for any reason you have to it allow on the phone. Its a bit redundant. Say your using waze and a call comes in you will have to re allow the connection on the phone after the call.

Works great

Written by: Mlove from 20732 on June 23, 2013

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Works great

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Connection cable

Written by: Anonymous from Central FL on June 22, 2013

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Interconnect needed for head unit and Iphone 5

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Tragedy

Written by: GraigF from New Jersey on May 30, 2013

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iPhone 5? Check. CD-IV202AV? Check. extra apple adapters? Check. iphone 5 working with App Radio? Negative. Essentailly extra $$$ in material to get this thing to work and it still doesn't work. I should have gotten a Kenwood.

Pros: Easy to install i guess?

Cons: 9 miles of cable and the apple device has a 2 inch spout at the end of it. OH! And it dosen't currently work.

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Written by: Scott from Minneapolis, MN on May 21, 2013

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The pioneer firmware upgrade is not available yet.

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Cons: Expensive, dose not work without a firmware update which has not been released for the AVH-x5500.

Totally Useless

Written by: Garry K from California on April 29, 2013

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Waste of money so far...

Pros: Easy to Install.

Cons: No firmware update in sight. Need to purchase extra cables and connectors.

Waiting

Written by: Thomas K. from Taunton, MA on April 23, 2013

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The cable itself is straight forward as far as installation. However, though this cable is for iPhone 5 compatibility with the Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS, the "firmware" required for the radio is yet unavailable. I have the cable, the Apple Lightning to VGA adapter, and phone ready to go but cannot use the features, on screen navigation via the iPhone 5, because the firmware is not available.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: No Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS radio firmware for iPhone 5 compatibility. Useless without firmware update.

Firmware

Written by: iM51501 from San Diego, xCa. on April 10, 2013

No Firmware available, have an AVH-X5500BHS the CD-IV202AV and the Apple Lightning to VGA adaptor They put all the hype of iPhone 5 compatibility but sell all the add-ons with no use for them at this time.

Pros: Looks Cool

Cons: Useless with no Firmware !

Need Update

Written by: MikeF from Miami on April 7, 2013

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Needs update. When the lightning to USB is connected to the VGA to lightning, I don't get a charge when both are plugged in. My AVH-x5500BHS reads "incompatible USB" and the AppRadio app is not selectable, but when the lightning to USB is connected without the VGA the AppRadio app is selectable(can't see anything cause I need the VGA to work) on the radio.

Pros: CD-IV202AV is finally made available.

Cons: Need firmware update to work.

Give me a break pioneer

Written by: tbone310 from Culver City, Ca on April 7, 2013

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As the other reviews stated, waited 6 months for the cable now well see how long it's going to take to get the firmware update. I just don't see how pioneer can only release 1/2 of the solution. Either they and Pioneer have sold out or these have been pulled since even the pioneer site no longer has them available.

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Cons: Even bulkier than the previous cable, requires another $60 worth of adapters and there's no firmware for this as of now.

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Written by: Omar from San Jose, CA on March 31, 2013

Well, just got my AVH-X7500BT yesterday and got around to installing it today. Got this cable along with the Apple cables and guess what? It doesn't work. Firmware to make it work is not out yet. The good part is that I'm traveling out of the country for 2-3 weeks so hopefully the firmware will be released by the time I get back. Also, if you bypass the VGA adapter and plug the Lightning to USB directly to the iPhone/Pad/Pod, you still get iPod controls for audio only. Also, the cables are really bulky and they're really long. I'm not sure what applications these might have, but for me it's kind of a pain since everything is getting bunched up in the center control area. Once the firmware comes out, I'll have to review it again to see if the product is worth the money.

Pros: Gives you video out/mirroring from the iPhone and control from the head unit (so Pioneer's website tells me)

Cons: NO FIRMWARE UPDATE to make it fully functional Long bulky cables Expensive for VGA (non-HDMI)

Not a great solution...not yet.

Written by: Ned from Mission Viejo, CA on March 29, 2013

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The firmware update has not arrived yet, but even so, this kit requires the use of Apple's Lightning to VGA adapter, which is a dongle that attaches to both the head unit's VGA cable and firewire cable, while providing less than four inches of cable to connect to the iPhone. The result is a big tangle of cables that has to come out every time you connect your phone to the head unit. Until Apple releases a lighting cable extension cord, allowing you to hide the adapter, this is going to be an eyesore, no matter how well it works.

Pros: Finally, AppRadio mode on Pioneer's DVD units.

Cons: Apple lightning to VGA adapter makes for a messy install.

A completely useless cable

Written by: MikeL from Baltimore MD on March 29, 2013

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What a waste of money! What kind of manufacturer releases hardware but doesn't have the needed software update ready when the product releases? Pioneer tech support was also completely useless and doesn't even have a definite date for the software update required for a product? Spring 2013 is too broad for a software release date

Pros: Crutchfield customer service and shipping

Cons: Pioneer support, software update not available when product released

Firmware update required, but not available.

Written by: JohnT from Richmond, Va on March 28, 2013

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I bought this cable to connect my AVH-X5500BHS to my iPhone 5, however in order for the head unit/cable to work with iPhone 5's it needs a firmware upgrade. No problem? Well, if the firmware upgrade was available it wouldn't be a problem, but that's not the case. The firmware hasn't been released yet so until then the cable is completely useless.

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What's in the box?

Download the Pioneer CD-IV202AV manual

  • VGA/USB interface module (with a 31" USB cable/31" RGB cable attached to one end and 39" USB cable/59" RGB cable on other end)
  • 44" Spiral cord wrapper
  • Owner's Manual

Features and Specs

General
Adapter Type A/V + Control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Pioneer
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size No
Nano No
Touch No
Mini No
iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5

Product Research

Features

VGA/USB Interface Cable for iPhone w/ Lightning Connector: The Pioneer CD-IV202AV cable kit for select Pioneer multimedia DVD receivers uses a VGA solution to gain compatibility with the Apple iPhone 5/5C/5S or 6/6+/6S/6S+. The CD-IV202AV kit includes an interface module with RGB connectors to accomplish audio/video transfer and USB cables for charging the iPhone with Lightning connector. A spiral cord wrapper is included to keep the cords neatly organized.

Compatibility: The CD-IV202AV is compatible with the following Pioneer NEX and AVH series in-dash head units (as of 3/4/2015).

  • NEX Series: AVIC-5000NEX, AVIC-5100NEX, AVIC-5200NEX
  • AVH Series: AVH-X2500BT, AVH-X3500BHS, AVH-X4500BT, AVH-X5500BHS, AVH-X7500BT, AVH-P8400BH

Operation: When used with a compatible Pioneer in-dash receiver and appropriate Apple Lightning adapters (sold separately), the CD-IV202AV cable kit enables iPhone 5/5C/5S or 6/6+/6S/6S+ users to access and control select iPhone apps via AppRadio Mode (formerly known as Advanced App Mode) as well as play and control music and videos stored on the iPhone with Lightning connector from the receiver's touchscreen display.

Additional Requirements: To complete compatibility between AppRadio Mode and the iPhone 5/5C/5S or 6/6+/6S/6S+, a firmware update from Pioneer's website is required for your compatible Pioneer head unit; as well as the purchase of the following Apple Lightning adapter accessories.

  • Apple Lightning to VGA Adapter (472LT2VGA, sold separately)
  • Apple Lightning to USB Cable (472LTN2USB, sold separately)
Note: Video travels from the iPhone with Lightning connector to the compatible Pioneer receiver via the VGA connector, while the USB connector charges the Apple device. Audio & control is done via the Pioneer receiver's built-in Bluetooth.

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3 questions already asked

Not all receivers will require an update. You can check http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Support/Downloads and enter your model # to see if there is any update required. If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Kenny  Jan 07, 2016 ]  Staff
Yes. Make sure you have the updated iOS on the pioneer device. You have to DL it to USB and upload on radio [ JAMES  Aug 08, 2015 ]
Yes it does [ JENNA  Aug 08, 2015 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jan 29, 2014 ]  Staff
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