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Overview: This interface connects your iPod to select Toyota audio
systems. Its on-board software translates commands from your Toyota radio's
CD-changer controls into commands the iPod understands. This interface enables
the iPod to take the place of a Toyota CD-changer or co-exist with a factory
Toyota slave CD-changer and provides the following benefits:
- Directs the iPod's audio output
to your Toyota's vehicle audio system for optimal sound quality playback.
- Controls the iPod via vehicle's
radio and steering wheel controls (when applicable).
- Charges the iPod's internal
battery, and charging stops automatically at one hour after the iPod is
paused. The iPod goes into sleep mode when charging stops.
iPod Compatibility: The interface is compatible with the
following generation 3 and later iPod models.
- iPod Photo
- iPod Video
- iPod U2
- iPod mini
- iPod nano (1st, 2nd and 3rd generation)
- iPod classic
- iPod touch
Note: The iPod classic, touch, nano 3rd generation and
iPhone will not function when the interface is in Hybrid mode due to
software changes in the newer iPods.
Compatibility: The PA12-TOY interface is compatible with the following
Toyota Avalon (Aux source only)
Toyota Corolla, Echo
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota MR2, Celica
2004-2007 Toyota Prius
model Years Toyota Scions
1998-2007Toyota Sequoia, Tundra
2007 Toyota Yaris
Note: The PA12-TOY is not
compatible with the Avalon navigation radio. Please use Crutchfield's
"Outfit My Car" Link to confirm compatibility with your vehicle.
Operation Modes: The iPod interface adapter features the
following modes of operation.
- Playlist Mode: You can create up to 5 favorite mobile
playlist then use your radio's CD changer controls to access and control
- Direct Mode: Gives you complete control of your iPod
while it is connected to the factory radio. Your iPod is not locked out
while connected to the radio and you are able to manually access your
complete iPod content. The Radio still can adjust song up/down random or
shuffle play but you can manually control your iPod and select any playlist,
genre or Artist of your choice.
- Hybrid Mode: Combines features of Direct Mode and
Playlist Mode. You can create and access your favorite mobile playlist or
directly access all your iPod content manually on your iPod. Your iPod
displays song title information and iPod is not locked, so the iPod can be
operated manually at all times.
iPod Text: Pressing the TEXT
button on your factory Toyota radio while your iPod plays in the Playlist mode,
allows the artist name and song title to be displayed on your factory radio. The
Artist name is displayed at the first time press of the TEXT button and song
title is displayed at the second time press of the TEXT button. The Playlist
disc number and track number will be displayed at the third time press of the
Note: Track search by
artist, song title or album are not supported. Some of the older design
Toyota radios do not have the TEXT button feature.
audio tracks on the iPod will be played at Disc 6. The track order is determined
by the default order on the iPod. Selecting discs 1 through 5 on the factory
radio will allow playback of 5 playists on the iPod if the Aux Input is not
selected. You can select a playlist by pressing the Disc Up or Disc Down
buttons. Playlists which are created for direct access must be designated with
the word "TOYOTA" and the disc number. If no "TOYOTA" playlists are designated,
the first five playlists on the iPod are accessible from the Disc 1 through Disc
Auxiliary Input: In addition to the iPod input on the PA12-TOY there is an
auxiliary input (stereo RCA) for use with another source, such as a DVD system,
satellite radio, or game system. The aux input is selected at CD 6 Track 1 using the
factory radio controls. This aux input can be used with or without the iPod
connected. To use the auxiliary input on the
interface, dip switch #1 must be set to the "Off" position.
Note: When the Aux input is used, the "All Tracks" playlist is moved to Disc 5,
and playlist "TOYOTA5" is lost.
Controls: The factory radio's controls give you access to the following iPod
first 10 seconds of each track
songs are played back in random order (some radios have a "P scan" button
for this function)
the "Next" button advances to the next track in the playlist; the "Prev"
button allows you to jump to the beginning of the currently playing song
Fast Track Search:
the "Fwd" or "Rev" button will advance or retreat through the tracks in
increments of 10 (i.e. 04, 14, 24...).
Reverse Play: While in Random mode, press the forward or backward button
to fast forward or fast reverse through the current song.
play is not supported by this interface. Switching to another source, such
as AM/FM, CD, or Cassette, puts the iPod into pause mode.