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Pioneer CD-IU51

Connect your iPod® or iPhone® to select Pioneer in-dash stereos

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Why worry about carrying your iPod cable with you when you head out to the car? Use this CD-iU51 cable to connect your iPod to your Pioneer car stereo and leave your original iPod USB cable in the house. And you'll enjoy optimal charging speed when your iPod is connected, since this cable will work with newer Pioneer receivers with 1-amp USB outputs. This cable only supports audio playback — it will not transfer video to your receiver. Warranty: 1 year.

Why worry about carrying your iPod cable with you when you head out to the car? Use this CD-iU51 cable to connect your iPod to your Pioneer car stereo and leave your original iPod USB cable in the house. And you'll enjoy optimal charging speed when your iPod is connected, since this cable will work with newer Pioneer receivers with 1-amp USB outputs. This cable only supports audio playback — it will not transfer video to your receiver. Warranty: 1 year.

its short but well made.

Joel Z, dexter, NM

What's in the Box:

  • 22.5" USB/iPod interface cable (with USB type-A plug on one end and a standard iPod dock connector on the other end)
  • "For European model" note
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Features and Specs

General
Adapter Type iPod audio in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Pioneer
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
Mini No
iPhone 4S/4/3GS/3G/2G

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Features

Overview: The Pioneer CD-IU51 is an interface cable that allows you to plug your iPod/iPhone into a Pioneer head unit with a USB input for audio playback, control, and charging. It is virtually the same USB-to-iPod cable as the one that comes with your iPod/iPhone, allowing you to leave your original cable at home.

Compatibility: The CD-IU51 cable is compatible with Pioneer head units that feature a USB one-wire iPod/iPhone direct input.

iPod Compatibility: The Pioneer CD-IU51 iPod/iPhone Audio Direct Cable is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions when connected to a compatible Pioneer head unit (as of 3/27/2013):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Pandora app Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone App mode Artist/Song Text Track Info
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5* 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5C* 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5S* 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
5th* 7.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
7th* 1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y
video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y N Y
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
2 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
3 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
4* 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
mini* 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
Note:
  • *Requires Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter cable (472LTN230P, sold separately).
  • 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.

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