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Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod® cable

Sends audio and video to select Kenwood multimedia receivers

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Kenwood's KCA-iP202 USB Direct Connection Cable connects your compatible iPod or iPhone® to select 2011-up...

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About the Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod® cable

Kenwood's KCA-iP202 USB Direct Connection Cable connects your compatible iPod or iPhone® to select 2011-up Kenwood multimedia receivers with a front-panel USB port and front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input, so you can enjoy listening to your music when you're on the road, and viewing video content when parked. You'll control and charge your device while it's connected, too.

Kenwood's KCA-iP202 USB Direct Connection Cable connects your compatible iPod or iPhone® to select 2011-up Kenwood multimedia receivers with a front-panel USB port and front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input, so you can enjoy listening to your music when you're on the road, and viewing video content when parked. You'll control and charge your device while it's connected, too.

This cable currently works with Kenwood's DNX5180, DNX6180, DNX6980, DNX7180, KIV-701, and KIV-BT901 receivers. Warranty: 1 year.

Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this cable.

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What's in the box:

  • USB/iPod interface cable (with a iPod dock connector on one end and a USB type-A connector/3.5mm AV connector on other end)
  • Installation Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa/Ger/Dut/Ita)

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Just what I needed

Will from Louisville, KY on 5/28/2018

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Genuine kenwood product. Works perfectly!

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Waste of Money

Carlito K from Wake Forest, NC on 1/28/2018

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Doesn't work with older Apple Versions. Wasted my money.

Pros: Doesn't work

Cons: Doesn't work

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Works fine

Kevin from Richmond, VA on 10/4/2017

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This cable works perfectly with my Kenwood DNX6180. Don't waste time or money on a generic cable as it probably won't work.

Pros: Works with Kenwood navigation unit when generic cable would not. Crutchfield ships immediately and offers outstanding service.

Cons: Cable is longer than I need which may not be an issue for others.

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Works well for what it is

Doug from Baltimore, MD on 6/23/2016

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The cable works well for using an older 30 pin apple device. There is no mirroring capability, and really the only video it shows is Movies from my library and from some other apps. I use it to leverage an 80gb iPod as a juke box and it works well for that purpose.

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Doesn't work well with older iTouch.

Expedition Driver from Denver on 4/1/2016

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I've got an older iTouch. This means I have 160 GB of songs. That's THOUSANDS of songs on an iTouch. Even a $700 iPhone only has 64 GB and there's not much left after apps. So I used (USED TO) use my iTouch for songs. The iOS for a 2nd Gen iTouch does not make this work well with my Kenwood.

Pros: This cable seems to work as expected.

Cons: For some reason if I have my iPhone connected by Bluetooth ( to use as a phone) it will prefer the iPhone over the iToudh (or iPod) for music. I have to reconfigure often to see the music on the iPod. And it's only alphabetical, as the older iOS does not communicate well with my new Kenwood

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Good Product

Scott from pickett, WI on 2/21/2016

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Had used these before, and they never fail me!

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Kevin H from Green River wy on 9/26/2015

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Works better than the aftermarket ones do

Pros: Works out of the box with no audio problems that that aftermarket do

Cons: A little high on price

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Joe C from New York on 8/21/2015

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Gets the job done. Long enough to reach any area you'd want to store your iPod/iPhone.

Pros: Works as advertised.

Cons: None so far.

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Works great

Bill from Pottstown pa on 4/22/2015

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Works great

Pros: Hooks iPhone in to head unit

Cons: Need a 8 pin adapter

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Steve from Tennessee on 12/8/2014

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Works great BUT, the instructions are vague. For my hook up to Kenwood KIV-BT901 it tells you to put 1/4 jack into AUX and USB into USB cable coming out of unit. Wrong (learned after I had everything buttoned back up). I/4 jack goes into iPod IN. Please test on your unit before you put everything back together!

Pros: Heavy duty feel to the cable. Works great

Cons: Almost too much cable, not very flexible.

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Crutchfield customer from Buffalo, NY on 9/15/2014

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Seamless connection...great sound

Pros: Charges iPhone and has great video connection

Cons: None

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Great Connections!

Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 9/8/2014

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Works as described and is very handy to charge as well as play music, video and TV shows from my iPod touch!

Pros: Works great. As described.

Cons: A little pricy. Not very flexible.

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Great

Jose from Caguas, Puerto Rico on 7/25/2014

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I bought it for my kenwood DNX690HD. It's the only way to work with your ipod. I tried using the usb cable that comes with the ipod and worked a few times and inconsistent! There's nothing like the OEM part !!! The ipod and the unit work as they should be!

Pros: It allows the unit to work perfect !!! Comes sealed ; well, it's Kenwood !!!

Cons: The cable is too long.

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Great product

Jorge m from Colorado on 7/24/2014

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I ordered this cable for my kenwood DVD player I wanted to play videos off my iPod and it did just that great quality thanks Crutchfield

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Lbubba from N. California on 7/19/2014

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Works great with the DNN991HD and a 30 pin iPod Touch.

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: None

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Waste of money

Todd from TX on 6/30/2014

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Very bulky cable. Bought it as my receiver said it needed this to be able to view video from my phone. Well I have yet to get any video through it even thou it says my phone connected with this cable would work.

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Cons: Doesn't stay connected at bottom of phone, if it even budges a bit and comes completely disconnected.

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Works with my Kenwood

It works! from Big Stone Gap, VA on 6/7/2014

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I bought a cheaper knockoff cable from eBay, it didn't work! I bought this cable from Crutchfield, plugged it in, and I've been using it ever since.

Pros: Works!

Cons: Expensive, but that's the price you have to pay for something that works!

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kca ip202 ipod cable.

Crutchfield customer from brooklyn ny on 5/26/2014

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Good product love it.

Pros: Good sound and video.

Cons: Had to get another part to make it work.

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Nice

TryCiti from Monterey CA on 5/13/2014

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This cable works great with my Kenwood system .It is real durable , good length,very solid piece of equipment .

Pros: durable , good length,very solid piece of equipment

Cons: Kenwood does not make an iphone 5 cable yet !

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Just One More Thing To Buy

SteveJ from Wilmington, DE on 4/17/2014

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I gave this a neutral rating, because yes it works and does what it is supposed to do. However, I spent a lot of money on a head unit and that last thing I need is being told that I need an additional cord if I want to use an iPod. I tried the original iPod cord into the USB in the back of my head unit and it doesn't work unless you get Kenwoods cord. Just another marketing tactic used by Kendwood.

Pros: Works well once you have it hooked up.

Cons: The cable is a little long and you MUST buy this or the other cable if you want to use your iPod with the Kenwood head unit.

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SAGAFTRA from Boston,MA on 3/24/2014

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Great cable!! I purchased an aftermarket and it didn't last 3 months, this is high quality, worth the money... just too bad it does not come with the head unit and the price is so high! Other than that, great cable!!

Pros: Great cable!! I purchased an aftermarket and it didn't last 3 months, this is high quality, worth the money... just too bad it does not come with the head unit and the price is so high! Other than that, great cable!!

Cons: Costs too much!!!

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Troy D from Roscoe IL on 2/10/2014

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It Works!

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 2/6/2014

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Great cable!! Even after having the plastic housing broken off, the cable continued to work..if positioned correctly.

Pros: Crisp, clear sound. Sounds just the way it sounds in my Bose headphones..Even when it's broken.

Cons: Plastic housing is sort of flimsy and will snap apart rather easily..

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Josh from Louisville, Kentucky on 1/31/2014

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Does what it says. Better than the generic cheaper versions that mess up after a week.

Pros: Audio and video works flawlessly from iPhone 4S on ddx470.

Cons: None thus far.

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david from Midland, TX on 1/20/2014

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Awesome products every time I shop here

Pros: Great products and great tech support works great with my system

Cons: None that I can find

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Crutchfield customer from Hialeah,fl on 1/16/2014

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Great product works perfect has good length

Pros: Charges and plays ipod

Cons: Need an adapter for the new iphone

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iPod cable

B from Tucson, Az on 1/12/2014

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It's hard to give a detailed review on items such as these. They have, for the most part, one function and they either perform or do not. This one does. It does what it's supposed to do and it does it well.

Pros: Works well, good length, solid construction

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Okinawa on 12/31/2013

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Heavy duty and functional, length provides the room to route under panels as required.

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Cons: Cable is somewhat bulky

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ipod integration cable/kenwood

Jamie from Germany on 12/30/2013

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Must have. Need one to watch video. Not long before it will be streamed Bluetooth, but for now gotta have it. Great thing is now tons of apps can also be played straight from your USB cable to from the iPhone. Technology is taking off. Be great to see this stuff in 5 more years.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

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Steve from PA on 12/19/2013

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Bought this to use with the Ipod, works great

Pros: Made for 30 pin connector

Cons: None

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real deal

Humberto from BurlesonTX on 11/5/2013

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This is not fake like the one you find at other retailers.

Pros: I tried iPod Classic, iPhone 4 and 4S and they all work just fine.

Cons: none

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KCA-IP202

R from Crystal City, TX on 10/22/2013

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Good product. Like how I'm able to control my music on my iphone from my headunit and watch videos and Netflix.

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Necessary?

Doug from California on 10/18/2013

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Works as advertised, but I don't think it should be necessary. I've had other radios that allowed my ipod to be plugged in with just the USB connection.

Pros: Nice and long. Works perfectly.

Cons: Shouldn't be necessary.

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Crutchfield customer from Biloxi, MS on 10/18/2013

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Works well

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Joseph from Lake Mary, Fl. on 10/18/2013

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Makes playing movies, App's and music simple on my Kenwood DDX470

Pros: Easy to install and use.

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CMH from Mobile,Al on 10/8/2013

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This cable is required if you want to play a video from an Ipod or Iphone on the Kenwood DDX370. The problem is the Iphone5 requires the lightning connector and this cable has the older 30-pin style connector. So another adapter is needed for an Iphone5.

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just what I needed

JTphoto from los angeles, ca on 9/21/2013

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After a car wash ruined my original cable I had to find a replacement. My original search was on Amazon but I kept hearing stories of counterfeit products. This is the genuine product and it works flawlessly. I'm very happy.

Pros: It works.

Cons: none

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iPod cable

MAB from California on 9/11/2013

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Allows the Pandora and Garmin map apps on my iPhone to be used and seen on the Kenwood screen. A must have!

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TV DISPLAY AWAY FROM HOME~

Jane1988 from Pompano, Florida on 9/4/2013

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Great for video display like net_flicks and music_video's.~

Pros: Great T.V. Display

Cons: Short Cord

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Steven F. from Irvine, CA on 8/31/2013

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Needed to be able to connect my iPod to my new Kenwood radio. Seems to be a good quality and sturdy cable. Connection to my iPod is solid. Works as advertised and was long enough to allow me to route it to a convenient location in my center console of my C6 Corvette.

Pros: Good quality cable. Good length.

Cons: None

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it works

AlexH from ohio on 8/26/2013

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very easy hook up, now i can play and charge my ipod with out ever seeing it. it also works with the current ipod touch 5th gen as long as you have the 30 pin to lightning pin adapter

Pros: able to use my radio to play songs off of ipod, ease of installation

Cons: none

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Ipod Cable

Dave M from Alpharetta, GA on 8/25/2013

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Works as described with an iPhone or iPad/iPod touch you can run video. Cannot seem to get the video working with my iPod classic.

Pros: Works as described

Cons: May want to put a disclaimer on video use with iPod classic.

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Not so hot

DeanD from Boulder, CO on 8/9/2013

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Well, it works...kind of. It works fine with my iphone, but not my wife's. Same phone, different results. I have yet to try an ipod with video, but my hopes are not high. I bought from Crutchfield as opposed to a different retailer becuase I thought I would be getting the best quality, but not so much. Oh well, live and learn.

Pros: Works with my phone

Cons: Doesn't work for my wife's

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Crutchfield customer from Seabreook MD on 8/7/2013

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Quick delivery, great product worked beyond my expectations

Pros: Using cable allowed sharing of iphone display on the head unit

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Crutchfield customer from Madison, AL on 8/5/2013

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Works as it should no problems

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It works

Brody from Florida on 8/1/2013

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Works great for movies from iPhone 4 displayed on head unit

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Works as expected

James S from Eastchester, NY on 7/22/2013

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As others have stated, this cable works as advertised. I thought I noticed that my Iphone 4s was getting hot when plugged into the Kenwood Excelon DNX890HD via this cable, but I am not totally sure. I will have to monitor this in the future.

Pros: Works as expected

Cons: Cable is a bit too thick, perhaps a little costly too

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Cable

Crutchfield customer from Roseville on 7/15/2013

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Works fine

Pros: Plug and play

Cons: None

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SamW from Sugar Land, TX on 7/8/2013

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This cable works great. Charges my iPhone 4S and allows for control of the music and Pandora through the screen on the radio. It was long enough to go through my glove box and give me about 2.5 ft of slack for connecting. Still seems expensive for what it is, but worth it.

Pros: Charges phone, fast connection and long cord

Cons: Price

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As advertised

DMSR from Houston, TX on 7/2/2013

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The Kenwood KCA cable works very well with my Kenwood receiver. Installation was easy, and it can easily be concealed in the car's glove compartment.

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Crutchfield customer from Portland, ME on 6/29/2013

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Works well

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iPod cable

M Mejia from Saint Joseph,Mo on 6/27/2013

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Work perfect and seems very durable especially for my jeep.

Pros: Very thick cable, long enough to use about anywhere in the front seating area

Cons: None that I can think of

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Easy as 1/2/3

ja from Charleston ,SC on 5/20/2013

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This product was as simple as 1/2/3 . It is so easy to install and working it is just as easy

Pros: To easy

Cons: none

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TC from Frederick, md on 4/24/2013

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Does what its suppose to.....works great

Pros: works great

Cons: cable is too thick and hinders hiding it depending on your vehicle.

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Plug and play

B717 from The Lanc-Lanc on 4/2/2013

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What it is..

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Functional but bulky

Daniel from Nocona tx on 3/14/2013

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Does exactly what product says it does though a bit bulky and stiff

Pros: Not cheaply built

Cons: Bulky

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Fast shipping

Avskit from North haven ct on 3/7/2013

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I was gonna buy this product on a different website because it was a little cheaper but after reading the reviews i decided to come here and dont regret it. The free shipping is FAST !! I ordered it sunday afternoon and got it thursday morning. Its an official kenwood wire. And it works perfect on my radio.

Pros: Its flexible and just the ride length to fit perfectly . And its official kenwood wire.

Cons: None

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Joe G. from New Britain, CT on 2/24/2013

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Easy to use just follow the directions. Connect the USB from the unit to the cable to charge your ipod.

Pros: Easy install.

Cons: None

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It works.

Jeff from Oklahoma City, OK on 2/11/2013

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Not much to say, it's an iPod cable. Works great on the Kenwood DNX6990HD.

Pros: Long enough to route wherever you need it.

Cons: None

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Works well but a bit thick and bulky

jza80 from Orange County, CA on 1/21/2013

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Got this as an alternative to the Pioneer cable for my Pioneer head unit, as it was cheaper and it looked to be less bulky. The cable works perfectly well, but it is also very bulky. That is the only con, really.

Pros: Seems to be good quality construction, works as intended. Connector to iPhone seems to fit well.

Cons: Thick, bulky cable. I really don't understand why such thick insulation is needed...It is not that big a deal, though but it dropped it from 5 stars to 4.

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Great For iPod

VS from Oceanside, CA on 12/19/2012

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Perfect for my iPod. I can watch and listen through my HU.

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Mark S from Mansfield, Ohio on 10/30/2012

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Seems to work OK, could be longer, would only reach to glove box of my F-150.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Could be longer for more mounting options.

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Peru from Grafton, MA on 10/20/2012

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Love the product. Works great with DNX6190HD

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PAUL from Santa Clara, CA on 10/14/2012

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finally after untold months and three previous tries, this one works

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Great

Pablo from Durham nc on 9/29/2012

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Works great easy to install my son love to wash hulu in the car radio any any video app so far that I have try

Pros: All

Cons: None

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Pleased but not overwhelmed

SteveC from Fredericksburg, VA on 7/25/2012

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I've been pleased with the operation of the cable. No problems and I'd buy it again.

Pros: Works as it should

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Takes away other functions

wishidaboughtsomethingelse from St. Louis, MO on 7/8/2012

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Once you hook up this cable you cannot update the software or load photos unless you unhook the cable. Too bad most of us run the cable inside the dash or into a console. Customer support suggest you take the radio out and unhook when you need to update the software. Wow, uninstall every time you need to update something.

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Erik from New Jersey on 6/28/2012

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If you have a iphone, ipod or ipad I highly recommend this product if you are installing a new Kenwood system. Installed this with the DNX9990HD in my F150. Cable was easy to run to my center console. The itunes integration with the Kenwood receiver is great!

Pros: Easy to install Charges iphone, ipod, or ipad Integrates device with the receiver

Cons: None

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Great

Crutchfield customer from North Carolina on 5/31/2012

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Shipping was quick! Was the correct cable. Works great!

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ipod cable

jem from Chicago, IL on 4/27/2012

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It works, the length was good enough that I can hide my iPod in my F150 center console.

Pros: works good.

Cons: does the cable need to be as heavy duty as it is?

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Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod cable

PJD from Denver, CO on 3/26/2012

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Works as it is supposed to . Plenty of length.

Pros: Works great. Plenty long.

Cons: None (though it would be nice if it was included with the head unit)

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Worked perfectly

FastEddie from G-town,KY on 2/29/2012

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Purchased a cheaper one first and it was a piece of junk. Had to come back and buy a Kenwood cable. I wish I would have purchased the Kenwood to start with. I was just trying to save ten bucks!!!

Pros: Great Quality and Sound!!

Cons: This cable should be supplied with the Kenwood Head units!!

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Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod cable

VicM from Miami, FL on 10/17/2011

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The adapter works perfectly with my DNX-5180 receiver, and I'm able to see videos as well as play my ipod classic 160gb with cover art on the receiver screen. A very sturdy and well manufactured product.

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Excellent Product

Enrique from Costa Rica on 8/6/2011

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Excellent Product, works perfectly with my iPod, long enough to go into the glove compartment.

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More details on the Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod® cable

Stacey B.

Features & specs

General
Adapter Type Audio/Video/Charge
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Kenwood
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen
Nano 6/5/4/3/2/1
Touch 4/3/2/1
iPhone 4S/4/3GS/3G/2G

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Kenwood KCA-iP202 USB Direct Connection Cable for iPod allows you to connect your compatible iPod or iPhone to a 2011-up Kenwood multimedia head unit which features a front-panel USB port and rear-panel 3.5mm audio/video input. This cable enables the Kenwood head unit to control and charge the iPod/iPhone while connected. You will be able to listen and view your iPod/iPhone's music and video files with your compatible Kenwood multimedia head unit.

Kenwood head unit Compatibility: The Kenwood KCA-iP202 USB Direct Cable for iPod is compatible with 2011 and later Kenwood Multimedia head units equipped with a front-panel USB port and a rear-panel 3.5mm audio/video terminal. Current compatible Kenwood head units include (as of January 2011).

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KCA-iP202 iPod/iPhone adapter cable is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected to a compatible Kenwood multimedia head unit (as of 9/26/2013):

iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone App Mode Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art
video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Note: 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.

Connections: The Kenwood KCA-iP202 cable has an iPod dock connector on one end, and a USB (type-A) connector and a right-angle 3.5mm AV connector on the other end.

  • iPod Dock Connector: The cable's iPod dock connector plugs into your compatible iPod or iPhone.
  • USB Connector: The cable's USB (type-A) connector plugs into your compatible Kenwood multimedia head unit's front-panel USB (type-A) port. The USB (type-A) connector handles the control and charging of  your iPod or iPhone, so you can navigate through your music and video files using your Kenwood head unit's controls and view song and movie information on its display monitor. The controls of your Kenwood head unit will be seamless when used with the optional KCA-iP202 cable and include metadata browsing as well as the ability to choose any iPod playback mode to suit your listening application.
  • 3.5mm AV Connector: The cable's right-angle 3.5mm AV connector plugs into your compatible Kenwood head unit's rear-panel 3.5mm audio/video input. The 3.5mm audio/video terminal transfers the music and video from your iPod/iPhone to your Kenwood multimedia head unit. By using the 3.5mm AV input, the music travels to the receiver as an analog signal, so you can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files on your iPod/iPhone.

Note: The KCA-iP202 is a total of 6' long, from the iPod connector to the A/V minijack. The length of the cable from the iPod connector to the end of the USB connector is 3".

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Because it's the one I need. [ john  Feb 18, 2019 ]
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to see if it will work with my 7th gen iPod for my kenwood dnx994s [ mike  Sep 30, 2018 ]
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Replacement part [ Maureen  Jul 15, 2017 ]
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The right cable for the Kenwood DDX470, if you want to use the iPod function! Crutchfield always has the right equipment for the job! [ Aria  Jun 27, 2017 ]
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My Kenwood BT901 requires this cable. [ Ben  Jan 13, 2017 ]
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needed to hook up ipod [ PAUL S  Dec 07, 2016 ]
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I have purchased two other cables that have fallen apart, I am hopping this is a better quality cable [ Samuel J.  Sep 29, 2016 ]
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Expanded this units capabilities [ KD7JOE  Sep 16, 2016 ]
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It works with my model Kenwood radio. [ Robert  Sep 14, 2016 ]
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I have an old Kenwood DDX814 and I need an iPod cable. [ George  Aug 16, 2016 ]
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Needed this for video playback on my Kenwood. [ Chris  Jul 04, 2016 ]
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Needed for my Kenwood DDX9702S [ CECIL  Feb 19, 2016 ]
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to use my iPhone with my after market stereo [ ADAM  Feb 15, 2016 ]
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Worked with reciever for car and IPod [ RAYMOND  Jan 19, 2016 ]
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Connect iPod to truck stereo [ ADAM  Dec 26, 2015 ]
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to get iphone audio and video on my Kenwood DDX672BH [ Barry  Dec 22, 2015 ]
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want to see youtube videos on my receiver. [ Shelton  Dec 10, 2015 ]
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16 questions already asked

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Is this product really only compatible with Kenwood systems?
[ Daniel  Jan 12, 2019 ]
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Yes. The Kenwood KCA-iP202 USB Direct Connection Cable for iPod allows you to connect your compatible iPod or iPhone (with the older 30-pin dock connector) to a 2011-up Kenwood multimedia head unit which features a front-panel USB port and rear-panel 3.5mm audio/video input.
[ Ryan  Jan 17, 2019 ]  Staff
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Is there an updated version of this cable with the lighting plug instead of the 13 pin?
[ John  Sep 19, 2017 ]
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Hi John It looks like there is a Kenwood KCA-IP103 iPod Lightning to USB cable. I have not tried it though. It does look like any other Lightning to USB but maybe better quality? I no longer use my cable and just send the music to the head unit via Bluetooth. Chad
[ Chad  Sep 19, 2017 ]
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No, need to use the adaptor to utilize the lightning plug. I was told technically the new I-phones aren't supported, my 7 works with everything but the video.
[ Mike  Sep 19, 2017 ]
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Can I use this to mirror a iPhone 4s screen to kenwood ddx374bt?
[ Zach  Jun 30, 2017 ]
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No. You can connect to your iPhone but not all functions are available.
[ JOHN  Jul 05, 2017 ]
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It worked with my 4s, it did not mirror so much as showed the image on the head unit and not on the phone screen. It only showed videos, it did not have any touch screen functionality, or show the home screen. My 6s will not even play videos, sound yes, images no.
[ Mike  Jun 30, 2017 ]
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I have a DNX6140. It is 7 years old, I would like to know if they have a replacement cable for the iPhone 6S?
[ joe  Apr 10, 2017 ]
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According to Kenwood's support site, I'm afraid the DNX6140 would not work with an iPhone 6S--it only works with the original iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. I wish I had better news for you, but if you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Larry  Apr 15, 2017 ]  Staff
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I have a Kenwood DDX419. It still works well after several years. However, I've never been able to watch videos from my iPhone on the head unit as the manual promises, and I'd like to do so. Will this adapter (with a lightning adapter) allow me to view Netflix and YouTube videos on the head unit from my iPhone 6 Plus? Or my iPad? Thank you for any assistance you can provide.
[ Jana  Jan 16, 2016 ]
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I don't believe video is supported through the lightning cable, I'd suggest picking up an old 30 pin iPod or pre lightning iPhone to use to stream Netflix or other video to your deck.
[ Andrew  Aug 02, 2017 ]
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I have the Kenwood DNX890 HD and have the IPHONE 4s. I use the adapter and have no issues viewing videos/movies on my head unit.
[ CHRISTOPHER  Jan 16, 2016 ]
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Which cable is compatible with the 6190HD model?
[ Carlos  Nov 09, 2015 ]
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This cable is compatible with that receiver.
[ Jeff  Nov 11, 2015 ]  Staff
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If I use a 30 pin to lightning adaptor. Can I view the video then through iPhone 5S?
[ William  Oct 13, 2015 ]
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Krissy  Oct 16, 2015 ]  Staff
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Does this product work with an Iphone 6?
[ Kole  Jan 01, 2015 ]
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No
[ MICHAEL  Jan 05, 2015 ]
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yes. it's designed for iphone 5 and up, including a 6.
[ Seth  Jan 04, 2015 ]
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I have installed the OEM KCA-IP202 cable. My sound through the iPod is inconsistent and often fades to the front speakers. If I move the iPod when seated in the cable, the sound will go back to stereo. Does the iPod connection end commonly wear out on this cable? Since it is difficult for me to get to the 3.5 mm input of the receiver, I'd like to be more certain that replacing the cable will resolve the issue.
[ redbarchetta  Aug 02, 2014 ]
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Unfortunately I can't help with an answer. I use mine with a Ram bracket that holds the phone in place so have never had this problem.
[ JOHN  Aug 03, 2014 ]
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Sounds like a short wher the cabel plugs in the ipode on the cabel side and yes they can go bad
[ GRIFFIN  Aug 02, 2014 ]
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Sounds like a short wher the cabel plugs in the ipode on the cabel side and yes they can go bad
[ GRIFFIN  Aug 02, 2014 ]
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Red- The OEM KCA-IP202 was a failure for me as well. Sound kept gong off or not even coming through at all. Unhooking and rehooking worked a couple of times, but it still would repeat it's erroneous ways. Finally it just stopped. I ended up just bluetoothing my phone to the Kenwood radio. I would either, send defective part for a new one (good luck, I tried that too), or toss the thing, cut your losses, and move on. Sorry!
[ WAYNE  Aug 02, 2014 ]
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Does this unit charge the iPod as well?
[ Mike  Apr 25, 2014 ]
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I just went and checked and it appears to be charing my IPOD.
[ RICHARD  May 03, 2014 ]
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yes it does. i've used the ipod classic and 2nd gen touch.
[ THOMAS  Apr 27, 2014 ]
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Yes it does. Does a pretty good job of it. - mike
[ MIGUEL  Apr 26, 2014 ]
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Yes
[ RORY P  Apr 26, 2014 ]
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Yes it charges. ..
[ RODRIGO E  Apr 26, 2014 ]
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Yes the cable charges the iPod
[ BERNARD D  Apr 26, 2014 ]
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Yes it does just like the charger.
[ MICHAEL  Apr 26, 2014 ]
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Yes it sure does
[ DANIELLE  Apr 25, 2014 ]
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Yes
[ RODNEY  Apr 25, 2014 ]
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Yes it does
[ THOMAS J  Apr 25, 2014 ]
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Yes it does. It supports audio and video from iPod/iPhone as well. Basically, the same concept as plugging the usb end of your charger into a computer.
[ LOGAN  Apr 25, 2014 ]
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Do you have a wire exactly like this but one that fits an iphone 5?
[ Alberto  Apr 21, 2014 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: I'm afraid Kenwood does not offer a cable like this with the Lightning connector. Sorry we didn't have better news on that. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Apr 22, 2014 ]  Staff
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I have the kenwood DDX371.. With this cable will I be able to watch YouTube or Netflix on my deck through my phone? Thanks
[ Alejandro  Mar 09, 2014 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: That cable will work with your receiver and allow you to stream video apps as long as the app manufacturer has designed it that way. Netflix will work and YouTube should work as well. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Mar 11, 2014 ]  Staff
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Will this cable work on the dnx690hd?
[ Raulfb19  Feb 26, 2014 ]
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This cable will work with the DNX590HD.
[ Jeff  Feb 26, 2014 ]  Staff
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Is this cable compatible with the Kenwood DDX470? That model is not listed as compatible with any of the Kenwood cables. Also, is the cable required for audio only playback? I don't see why I would ever need to play video through the unit. Would it be required for the album artwork, etc. to display on the unit? I'm a little confused, here...
[ Matthew  Dec 17, 2013 ]
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The Kenwood DDX470's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and rear-panel 3.5mm A/V AUX input allow you to connect select Apple iPod/iPhones using the Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod cable (113IP202, sold separately). The unit's USB port handles the control, metadata display, and charging of your iPod/iPhone. You can navigate through your music and video files using the head unit's touchscreen controls and view song and movie info on its display, while your iPod/iPhone charges. The 3.5mm AV input handles audio and video transfer from your iPod/iPhone to the Kenwood DDX470. By using the Auxiliary input, the music travels to the receiver as an analog signal, so you can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files you've stored on your iPod/iPhone. The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to "iPod" in order to playback audio/video from your connected iPod/iPhone. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.
[ Jeff  Dec 18, 2013 ]  Staff
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Will this cable work with an Android phone?
[ Valerie  Dec 16, 2013 ]
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This cable is only designed for use with iPhones, iPods and iPads.
[ Jeff  Dec 16, 2013 ]  Staff
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Does it matter if the small jack port cable is 2 or 3 channel? I need to run an extension cable from my visor down to unit but noticed it only had 2 channel
[ Jeff  Dec 03, 2013 ]
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Thanks for your question Jeff. In general a 2 channel mini cable will only carry stereo audio. The 3rd channel on these cables is often video. A quick call or chat with an Advisor should help determine the best cable for your application.
[ Jeff  Dec 03, 2013 ]  Staff
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