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Pioneer iPhone® 5 VGA Connection Package

Access your iPhone 5's video content and apps through your Pioneer receiver

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Our take on the Pioneer iPhone® 5 VGA Connection Package

by Dominic Devito
Pioneer

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.

Get the most out of your iPhone 5 through your Pioneer receiver

This connection package from Pioneer lets you take full advantage of your iPhone 5 on the road. This package contains the three connections needed to deliver video (while parked) and apps to the VGA and USB inputs on select Pioneer AVH Series multimedia receivers:

Apple® Lightning™ to VGA adapter
Apple Lightning to USB cable
Pioneer VGA interface cable kit

With these cables in place, you'll be able to access and control select iPhone 5 apps through the Pioneer receiver's AppRadio Mode. You'll also be able to play and control the music and videos you've stored on your iPhone 5 from the receiver's touchscreen.

Note: A firmware update from Pioneer may be required for your receiver (available at no charge — see Pioneer's website for details).

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Highlights:

  • package includes Apple Lightning to VGA adapter, Apple Lightning to USB cable, and Pioneer CD-IV202AV VGA interface kit
Apple Lightning to VGA adapter:
  • display photos, apps, movies, and more
  • connects the iPhone 5 to select Pioneer receivers via a VGA interface
  • warranty: 1 year
Apple Lightning to USB cable:
  • provides charging and audio transfer
  • connects the iPhone 5 to select Pioneer receivers via USB
  • warranty: 1 year
Pioneer CD-IV202AV:
  • provides a VGA connection between select Pioneer non-navigation multimedia receivers and the iPhone 5
  • includes VGA and USB connections and an interface module
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
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A/V + Control
Vehicle Specific
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No
Brand Specific
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Pioneer
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size
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No
Nano
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No
Touch
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No
Mini
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iPhone
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iPhone 5
Product Research
What's in the box?

  • Pioneer VGA/USB interface module (with a 31" USB cable/31" RGB cable attached to one end and 39" USB cable/59" RGB cable on other end)
  • 44" Spiral cord wrapper
  • Apple iPod/iPhone Lightning to VGA adapter (male 8-pin Lightning connector on one end and a female 8-pin Lighnting connector + female VGA connector on other end)
  • 41" Apple lightning-to-USB cable (w/ a male USB type-A connector on one end and a male Apple lightning connector on other end)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Apple One Year Limited Warranty booklet
  • Certification/Compliance information

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Features

iPhone 5 VGA Package (for Pioneer AV): When used with a compatible Pioneer in-dash multimedia receiver, the 700VGAAV VGA-to-iPhone 5 Pioneer AppRadio Package enables iPhone 5 users to access and control select iPhone 5 apps via AppRadio Mode (formerly known as Advanced App Mode) as well as play and control music and videos stored on the iPhone 5 from the receiver's touchscreen display.

How It Works: Video travels from the iPhone 5 to the compatible Pioneer receiver via the VGA connector, while the USB connector charges the Apple device. Audio & control is done via the Pioneer receiver's built-in Bluetooth.

Compatibility: The 700VGAAV VGA-to-iPhone 5 Pioneer AppRadio Package is compatible with the following Pioneer in-dash head units (as of 5/9/2013).

  • AVH-X2500BT
  • AVH-X3500BHS
  • AVH-X4500BT
  • AVH-X5500BHS
  • AVH-X7500BT
  • AVH-P8400BH

Contents: The 700VGAAV VGA-to-iPhone 5 Pioneer AppRadio Package includes the following three products.

Firmware Update: To complete compatibility between AppRadio Mode and the iPhone 5, a firmware update from Pioneer's website is required for your compatible Pioneer head unit.

 
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2 questions already asked

I got the AVH-X4500BT and the Iphone 5c along with all the VGA Adapters and lightning cables, did the software updates for the pioneer unit sucessfully, but still says incompatible usb when i plug my iphone 5c in to the lightning/vga/usb adapter, if i just plug the iphone 5c into the usb, it reads ipod and apps, but no onscreen display... very frustrated. any help would be appreciated.. did the software update on the 4500bt twice, no luck.. really wanna display waze etc on my head unit? [ Aaron  Dec 07, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 07, 2013 ]
Will my iPhone 5 still be able to stream music through bluetooth without the connector cable for AppRadio? [ wanda hanks  Dec 04, 2013 ]
11 answers
  • yes you can still stream music through Bluetooth. [ RAJENDRA   Dec 05, 2013 ]
  • yes it will i have both and i mostly stream pandora through bluetooth [ SEAN MC   Dec 05, 2013 ]
  • I have the iphone 5s and my wife has the iphone 4 and we stream music through Bluetooth without a problem and we aren't using the cable. The cable is only used if you want to stream music via cable or if you want to utilize app mode. Bluetooth has nothing to do with the cable it is a separate function used for streaming music. [ Matt2013   Dec 05, 2013 ]
  • yes , you will be able to bluetooth music to your radio [ CLARK R   Dec 05, 2013 ]
  • Absolutely! The connection just gives you touchscreen control of your phone. I usually just use the Bluetooth connection as it is automatically c [ NATHAN R   Dec 05, 2013 ]
  • Yes, it will stream music via Bluetooth. [ BRIAN   Dec 05, 2013 ]
  • Yes this connector is for vidio [ HENRY   Dec 05, 2013 ]
  • Yes it will. It will stream music and give full phone function without the cable. Really the only thing the cable adds is the ability to watch video, but even that is limited. I can't watch any of the iTunes movies because they are protected. I can watch most of my music videos, tv shows, and videos I have made. To be honest the app mode has added very little and I could have been happy without it, but I always need the latest gadget! [ SCOTT O   Dec 05, 2013 ]
  • Yes it will. [ JENNA   Dec 05, 2013 ]
  • Yes, you basically need the cable for the Appradio feature of the head unit. This been my experience with the AVH-X4500bt. [ MARK   Dec 05, 2013 ]
  • It will. The cable has nothing to do with the Bluetooth the radio has. The cable lets you view different apps on your radio and charge your phone. [ TRAVIS   Dec 05, 2013 ]

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