This P.I.E. adapter allows you to connect an iPod to your Pioneer changer-controlling receiver (with IP-Bus input). One end of the adapter has an iPod dock connector, and the other end plugs into your Pioneer receiver's IP-Bus input. You'll also need to connect a 12-volt positive power lead and a ground cable.

You will continue to control your iPod's music from your iPod's clickwheel or touchscreen.

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

Note: When the PIO/P-POD adapter is hooked up to the IP-Bus input, a Pioneer CD changer cannot be connected to the receiver.

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?

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  • 6'Pioneer IP-Bus to iPod cable

Features and Specs

General
Adapter Type iPod audio in no iPod control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Pioneer IP-Bus
Parts Warranty 90 Days
Labor Warranty 90 Days
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen
Nano 6/5/4/3/21
Touch 4/3/2/1
Mini No
iPhone No

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Features

Overview: The PIE PIO/P-POD digital iPod interface converts the Pioneer IP-Bus CD-changer port to an iPod dock connector. The PIO/P-POD 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.

Note: The PIE PIO/P-POD does not support metadata transfer or control. It is not compatible with iPhone.

Pioneer Head Unit Compatibility: The PIE PIO/P-POD is compatible with select in-dash Pioneer head unit's which are equipped with a IP-Bus CD-changer port.

iPod Compatibility Chart: The PIE PIO/P-POD Pioneer IP-Bus to iPod cable is "Made for iPod" compatible and supports the following iPod models and functions.

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 Y N N Y N N Y
3G 4.2.1 Y N N Y N N Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y N N Y N N Y
4 6.0 Y N N Y N N Y
4S 6.0 Y N N Y N N Y
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.

Connections: Measuring approximately 6', the iPod interface cable has a Pioneer IP-Bus connector, which connects to the CD-changer port of your compatible Pioneer in-dash head unit. At the other end of the cable is a male iPod dock connector, which connects to the bottom of your compatible iPod.

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Perfect.

Written By Nocturnal bliss, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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Perfect product original good price and fast shipping.

Pros: Durable Long perfect size

Cons: None

P.I.E. iPod to Pioneer - New Life for Old Car Radio

Written By selbycruz, Santa Cruz, CA on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple device. Plug into CD changer port, and connect the power connections. Works with all older iPods, not iPod Touch or iPhone. Will charge your iPod, but will not display any information such as artist, album, song, etc. iPod does not switch off when turning off ignition.

Pros: Reasonable cost, easy hookup, good quality sound.

Cons: Only works with older iPods, does not display any data, does not turn off with ignition.