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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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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

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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. [ Rahlo   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 ]
1 answer
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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 ]
1 answer
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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 ]
1 answer
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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 ]
1 answer
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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 ]
1 answer
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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 ]
1 answer
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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 ]
1 answer
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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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