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Overview: This adapter allows an iPod with a
dock connector to be connected to and controlled by the factory radio in select
Nissan and Infinity vehicles. It is generally compatible with factory navigation
systems but not factory satellite radio. Please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to
confirm compatibility with your vehicle.
- CB-PA85: iPod dock connector on one
end and round 13-pin plug on the other end (plugs into the adapter)
- CAS-NIS: Round 13-pin plug on one end
(plugs into the adapter); two 10-pin and one 12-pin Molex plugs on the other
(connects in between the factory radio and factory wiring)
iPod Compatibility: The PA11-NIS now includes the CB-PA85 cable allowing charging of the 4th generation nano, 2nd generation touch, and the iPhone 3G. The interface is compatible with the
following Generation 3 and later iPod models:
- iPod Photo (4th generation)
- iPod Video (5th generation)
- iPod U2
- iPod mini
- iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th generation)
- iPod classic (80/120/160GB)
- iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd generation)
- iPhone and iPhone 3G/3GS
Control Modes: The iPod interface adapter features the
following control modes.
- 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.
- Dual 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. (May be referred to as the Hybrid Mode in some manuals)
Playlist Names: In order for the adapter/factory radio to recognize a
playlist, it must be named NISSAN1... through NISSAN5... Text can follow the
and number, such as NISSAN3_artistname or NISSAN2-jazz. For a given disc slot (1-5),
if there is no playlist named NISSAN followed by that number, that disc slot is
filled by the next available playlist on the iPod.
Auxiliary Input: In addition to the iPod input on the PA11-NIS there is an
auxiliary input (RCA) for use with another source, such as a DVD system,
satellite radio, etc. The aux input is accessed at disc 6 track 1 using the
factory radio controls. This aux input can be used with or without the iPod
connected. When using the aux input in the Playlist mode, Play All access is moved to the Disc 5
slot and the NISSAN5 custom playlist is lost.
Controls: Use the Radio's Disc
Select controls to access the 5 custom mobile playlists, the Play All mode, and
the auxiliary input. Track select, forward and backward, works just like on a
CD. Other commands include shuffle play, scan (plays first 10 seconds of each
track), repeat play, Fast Track Search (skips forward or backward 10 tracks),
and Fast Forward/Fast Reverse within a song (available in shuffle mode only).
Battery Charge: The
PA11-NIS charges the iPod battery when connected. Charging stops after 1 hour of
non-use to prevent draining the vehicle's battery.
CD Changer Port:
The adapter uses the factory radio's CD Changer port so if the vehicle has an
existing outboard CD Changer it must be disconnected.
Pause: When a non-iPod source is selected on the radio (AM/FM/Cass/CD) the iPod pauses.
Resume: If the iPod
is not disconnected after use, it will resume playing where it left off when you
restart the vehicle. If you're listening to a playlist portably and you plug
the iPod into the adapter, playback continues from that point.