Just because you've got a factory radio in your Hyundai Sante Fe, doesn't mean you have to leave your iPod at home, along with the hours and hours of music you've loaded onto it. Just install this iSimple iPod adapter — it not only allows you to listen to all your favorite tunes through your car's speakers, it even lets you control song and playlist selections right from your Hyundai radio.

Your Hyundai radio must have an "XM" button to work with this adapter. You'll keep the use of your satellite radio (if connected), plus get a handy auxiliary input for connecting an MP3 player, game, or other source.

Note: Hyundai navigation receivers and receivers with internal satellite radio tuners are not compatible. Be sure to check the "Details" tab to make sure this interface will work with your iPod.

Product Highlights:

  • control your iPod with the factory radio in select satellite-ready Hyundai models
  • auxiliary input for adding additional sources
  • iPod can also be controlled directly, giving you access to all your playlists
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Hyundai automotive media interface module
  • 28" Vehicle harness
  • 11' iPod connector cable (with an iSimple 8-pin connector on one end and an Apple iPod dock connector on other end)
  • 6' Audio cable (with an iSimple 8-pin connector and female stereo RCA connectors on one end and a stereo 3.5mm connector on other end)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • iPod/HD Radio controls card

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Features

Overview: The Peripheral Technology iSimple Gateway Automotive Media Interface (ISHY572) seamlessly connects select iPods & iPhones to a 2007-2008 Hyundai factory stereo. The iSimple Gateway Automotive Media Interface also offers an auxiliary input for connection of other portable audio devices to your factory stereo. In addition the iSimple ISHY572 can be connected to the iSimple HD Radio tuner (sold separately). The iSimple Gateway Automotive Media Interface provides full control of these connected devices (except Auxiliary) through your vehicle's factory installed radio and steering wheel controls. The ISHY572 will retain your original factory system features, such as satellite radio and rear seat entertainment (if equipped).

Note: You can only connect two of the supported devices (iPod/iPhone, Auxiliary, or HD Radio).

Vehicle Compatibility: The iSimple Gateway Automotive Media Interface (ISHY572) is compatible with the select 2007-2008 Hyundai Santa Fe's equipped with a factory radio which supports XM Satellite Radio. The Hyundai factory radio must have a "XM" button. The iSimple Gateway ISHY572 is compatible with the following Hyundai vehicles (as of 6/27/2013).

Make Model Year Restrictions
Hyundai Santa Fe 2007-2008 Not compatible with navigation factory radios or factory radios with an internal satellite tuner

Note: Please use the Crutchfield Car Selector to verify compatibility with your vehicle.

Made for iPod/iPhone Compatible: The iSimple Gateway Automotive Media Interface (ISHY572) features an 11' iPod/iPhone cable to connect your Apple iPod or iPhone to your compatible Hyundai factory radio. The iSimple Gateway ISHY572 supports audio playback, browsing controls, information display, and charging of your Apple iPod or iPhone through your factory radio. You can also control your connected iPod/iPhone from your factory steering wheel controls or choose to continue to use your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. You are able to browse your iPod/iPhone's music, by Artist, Album, Genre, and Playlist in alphabetical order. The iSimple ISHY572 is "made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone functions (as of 9/27/2013).

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Artist/Song Text Track Info
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5* 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5c* 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5S* 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5th* 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
7th* 1.02 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
video 5th 1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
Note:
  • *Requires the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately).
  • 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.

HD Radio Ready: The iSimple Gateway ISHY572 allows you to listen to HD Radio in your vehicle by connecting the iSimple HD Radio Tuner (Model # HDRT, sold separately from manufacture). Once the HD Radio tuner is connected, the iSimple Gateway module offers HD Radio audio playback, control, and information display from your factory radio.

Auxiliary Input: The iSimple Gateway Automotive Media Interface is equipped with a right-angle male 3.5mm stereo connector and a pair of female stereo RCA jacks for connecting an external portable audio device, which features an audio output or headphone output.

Note: Only one device can be connected to the unit's auxiliary input at one time.

Dip Switches: The iSimple Gateway ISHY572 features four dip switches to configure the module for your compatible Hyundai vehicle.

Vehicle Harness: You will need to disconnect the Hyundai factory radio's harness and plug the iSimple Gateway's vehicle harness into the back of the Hyundai factory radio. The Hyundai factory radio's harness then plugs into the iSimple Gateway's vehicle harness.

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Written By DLF, Colorado on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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This Isimple gives me access to all the music and podcasts on my iPhone while charging the phone. It works as described.

Pros: Go to YouTube and you can see the Isimple in use. Works as described. CD sound quality. Charges phone while using.

Cons: I was not comfortable doing the install after. Looked at the process, so I paid a local shop to do that.

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