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iSimple iPod® Adapter for Nissan

Add iPod control and an auxiliary input to factory radio in select 2004-up Nissan/Infiniti vehicles

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by Zak Billmeier
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Connect your iPod or iPhone® and control it using your Nissan or Infiniti factory stereo with this handy adapter. You can browse your iPod's music by artist, album, playlist, and genre using your stereo's familiar controls, and as an added bonus you'll gain an auxiliary input for hooking up additional sources. You can also use this adapter to get SIRIUS Satellite radio with the help of a SIRIUS tuner and an adapter cable.

Note: Your Nissan radio must have a "SAT" button or "CH," "CHANNEL," "CAT," or "CATEGORY" printed on its face to work with this adapter. You'll have to remove the factory satellite radio tuner in 2004-2007 Infiniti vehicles. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this adapter is compatible with your vehicle.

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Highlights:

  • add iPod control and an auxiliary input to the factory radio in select Nissan and Infiniti models
  • features both 3.5mm and RCA connections
  • add SIRIUS satellite radio reception with SIRIUS SC-C1 tuner and ISSR11 adapter
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Nissan/Infinity 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
  • Nissan Titan iPod/HD Radio controls card
  • Nissan 350Z iPod/HD Radio controls card

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Features

Overview: The Peripheral Technology iSimple Gateway Automotive Media Interface (ISNI571) seamlessly connects select iPods & iPhone to many 2004-2010 Nissan & Infiniti factory stereos. 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 ISNI571 can be connected to the SiriusConnect Satellite Radio tuner or the iSimple HD Radio tuner (both 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 ISNI571 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, Sirius Satellite Radio, or HD Radio).

Vehicle Compatibility: The iSimple Gateway Automotive Media Interface (ISNI571) is compatible with the select 2004-2010 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles equipped with a factory radio which supports Satellite Radio. The Nissan/Infiniti factory radio must have a "SAT" button or have "CH", CHANNEL, "CAT", or "CATEGORY" printed somewhere on the face of the radio. This is usually located near the Tune or Seek buttons. The iSimple Gateway ISNI571 is compatible with the following Nissan and Infiniti vehicles (as of 6/27/2013).

Make Model Year
Nissan 350Z 2005-2008
Altima 2005-2006
Armada 2007
Frontier 2007-2000
Maxima 2005-2006
Maxima (with Navigation) 2007-2008
Murano 2004-2007
Quest 2007-2009
Titan 2004-2010
Xterra 2007-2009
Infiniti G35 2004-2007
FX35/FX45 2004-2008
QX56 2004-2006

Note: In 2004-2007 Infiniti vehicle equipped with factory satellite radio, the satellite tuner will have to be disconnected at the tuner locations in order for this unit to function. Please use the Crutchfield Car Selector to verify compatibility with your vehicle.

Made for iPod/iPhone Compatible: The iSimple Gateway Automotive Media Interface (ISNI571) features an 11' iPod/iPhone cable to connect your Apple iPod or iPhone to your compatible Nissan or Infiniti factory radio. The iSimple Gateway ISNI571 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 ISNIS571 is "made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone functions (as of 6/27/2013).

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 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4S 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5* 6.0.1 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 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5th* 6.0.1 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 1.1 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
7th* 1.01 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.

Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The iSimple Gateway ISNI571 allows you to listen to Sirius Satellite Radio in your vehicle by connecting the SiriusConnect Vehicle Tuner (607SCC1, sold separately) via proprietary add-on Satellite Radio tuner cable (541ISSR11, sold separately). Once the Sirius Satellite Radio tuner is connected, the iSimple Gateway interface offers Satellite Radio audio playback, control, and information display from your factory radio.

Note: A subscription is required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS. SIRIUS Satellite Radio features more than 120 streams of original programming beamed coast-to-coast, including 65 streams of commercial-free, digital-quality music, and news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming.

HD Radio Ready: The iSimple Gateway ISNI571 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 ISNI571 features four dip switches to configure the module for your compatible Nissan/Infiniti vehicle.

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

 
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2 out of 5

iSimple ISNI571

Written By Aaron J., Lexington park, MD on Thursday, February 23, 2012
 
This charges the iPhone/iPod, but that is where the fun stops. Very low, very flat sound. I have a 2006 Nissan Titan.
Pros:
Charges ipod, simple install.
Cons:
I assume you are buying this to listen to music, you will not get a good sound from this.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

iSimple iPod® Adapter for Nissan

Written By MarkC, Fishers, IN on Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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Excellent item, works very well, need to improve instructions.
1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

iSimple iPod® Adapter for Nissan

Written By Anonymous, Maryland on Saturday, April 23, 2011
 
Just had this installed today and its awesome. great sound and works great with
my factory stereo in my 2005 murano. uses SAT button to switch input.
installed at best buy. only problem is you can only use the AUX wire not the
ipod charger wire. worth the extra money. had the FM transmitter and it died
after 5 months.
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2 out of 5

Tried it

Written By Dave, California on Saturday, December 04, 2010
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Purchased this because I liked what the product offered, on paper it sounds great! However
once it got to my house, it did not work for me. Installed on a G35 coupe w/ a bose stereo,
once you connect this the Bose stereo's 2nd amp WILL NOT work. What does this mean?
Means that you have to turn up the volume to a ridiculous setting just to get somewhat of a
loud experience. Even then you will not be able to replicate the same sound quality and
loudness as with this item uninstalled. Bottom line: works but volume is mediocre at best,
keep your receipt!
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Dont waste your money, buy a aftermarket HU instead

Written By HR350z, CT on Friday, October 29, 2010
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I bought this to save some money when i decided against a Double Din DVD player. But after installing this i wish i just spent the same amount of money on a regular aftermarket head unit, or even a little bit more to get a better system.

I need to turn my stereo to the max for it to be some what loud.

I do not recommend this product unless you are obsessed with your factory radio and do not want to go aftermarket.
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