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P.I.E. iPod® Cable for Pioneer

Connects your iPod to select Pioneer receivers (Model PIO/USB-51V)

Item #: 469PIOU51V

2 Reviews

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Original Price: $14.99

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This P.I.E. cable lets you connect your iPod to select Pioneer navigation and DVD receivers, so you can access your iPod with the receiver's touchscreen controls. You'll see information like song and album titles, artist names, and track length — all conveniently displayed on the receiver's screen. Just connect the cable to your iPod, plug it into your Pioneer receiver, and enjoy.

This cable currently works with Pioneer's AVIC-X930BT and AVIC-Z130BT receivers. Warranty: 90 days.

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.

P.I.E. iPod® Cable for Pioneer Reviews

Average Customer Review:

2 Reviews

Great cable

Written by: Flookers from Rochester indiana on May 2, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The cable does exactly what I want it to do. I am now able to watch my videos from my iPod on my radio.

Pros: Does what it is supposed to. Great value for the price

Cons: The cable is a little bulky, but with all the tiny wires inside I can understand why

The cable

Written by: Steve T from WA on March 4, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Since Pioneer has decided to complicate there headunits as far as Ipods go, I had to buy this cable to play my Ipod thru my new Pioneer headunit. My previous Pioneer headunit did not need an extra cable for my Ipod, it just plugged into the USB port on the front of the unit. This is the only other cable of this type that I could find other than the Pioneer cable. It was a good value compared to the price of the Pioneer brand cable.

Pros: Very reasonably priced in comparison to the Pioneer brand cable. It does exactly what it is supposed to do, which is letting me listen to my Ipod thru my headunit.

Cons: Absolutely none.

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

  • iPod connector cable (with an AV minijack connector and a USB type-A connector on one end and an iPod dock connector on other end)

Features and Specs

Adapter Type iPod A/V in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Pioneer
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen
Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
Mini No
iPhone Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3

Product Research


Overview: The PIE PIO/USB-51V interface cable allows you to plug your iPod/iPhone directly into a compatible Pioneer multimedia head unit's USB and Aux input terminal, and gain direct control, audio/video playback, information display, and charging from the head unit. Music Browsing, Alphabetical Search, Album Art, and Link Search make it easy to find your iPod/iPhone's music.

Pioneer Headunit Compatibility: The PIO/USB-51V USB interface cable for iPod/iPhone is compatible with the following 2011 Pioneer multimedia/navigation in-dash head units which feature a USB (type-A) port and an A/V 3.5mm auxiliary input (as of December 2011).

  • AVH: P2300DVD, P3300BT, P6300BT
  • AVIC: X930BT, Z130BT
  • MVH: P7300, P8300BT

iPod/iPhone Controls: To make operating and searching easy, operations to control your iPod/iPhone with your Pioneer multimedia are designed to be as similar to the iPod/iPhone as possible.

  • Music Browsing: You can search your iPod/iPhone's audio/video content by category (Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, Video Podcast, TV Show, Rented Movie, Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook). Each category is then listed alphabetically to ensure easy access to each audio/video file.
  • Link Search: In addition,  Link Search allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets you create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.
  • Time Search: Time Search lets you select a desired position (elapsed time) within a single track on your iPod/iPhone.
  • Random & Repeat: You can also select random and repeat functions for a certain song, specific category, or your entire iPod/iPhone's music library.

iPod/iPhone Display: Your compatible multimedia head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information, including - Track number, Folder number, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, Album label, and Album art.

iPod/iPhone Charging: Your compatible multimedia head unit's USB connection will power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone battery when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

iPod Compatibility: The PIE PIO/USB-51V iPod Audio/Video Direct Cable is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions when connected to a compatible Pioneer multimedia head unit (as of December 2011):

iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Apps iTunes Tagging Charge
Audio Video head unit iPod/iPhone App Mode Song/Artist Text Track Info Pandora App Aha Radio
dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N N N N N
4th N/A N N N N N N N N N N N
mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N N N N N
2nd N/A N N N N N N N N N N N
video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N N N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y
3rd 4.3.5 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y
4th 4.3.5 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
3GS 4.3.5 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 4.2.7 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 5.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y

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 revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

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