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Pioneer CD-IU201N

Connect your iPhone® 4/4S to select Pioneer navigation receivers

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Access your iPhone® 4 or 4S through your Pioneer receiver

This Pioneer CD-IU201N cable provides a convenient link between your iPhone 4 or 4S and a compatible Pioneer multimedia navigation receiver, as well as Pioneer's AppRadio 3. This USB to 30-pin cable allows you to access and control select iPhone apps through the Pioneer receiver's AppRadio Mode, as well as play and control the music and videos you've stored on your iPhone from the receiver's touchscreen. Warranty: 1 year.

Great piece of equipment and very easy to install!!!

Redd, Dallas, TX

What's in the Box:

  • 6.5' iPod/iPhone interface cable (w/ a proprietary connector on one end and a 30-pin Apple connector on other end)

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Features and Specs

Adapter Type A/V + Control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Pioneer
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size No
Nano No
Touch No
Mini No
iPhone iPhone 4/4S

Product Research


iPod/iPhone Cable for Pioneer Navigation Receiver: Using Pioneer's CD-IU201N iPod/iPhone cable, you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music, podcasts, and audiobooks; plus video playback of your stored movies, TV shows, video podcasts, and music videos from your 30-pin iPod/iPhone device through your compatible 2013+ Pioneer in-dash navigation receiver. You can also listen to music apps and watch video apps streamed to your iPhone through your Pioneer head unit. In addition, the Pioneer CD-IU201N cable allows you to launch the AppRadio Mode on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.2+), for playback of advance applications (such as navigation & driver assistant apps) from your compatible Pioneer navigation receiver.

Compatibility: The CD-IU201N is compatible with the following 2013+ Pioneer in-dash navigation head units (as of 3/5/2013).

  • AppRadio 3 (SPH-DA110/210)
  • AVIC-Z150BH
  • AVIC-X950BH
  • AVIC-X850BT

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer CD-IU201N cable is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following 30-pin iPod/iPhone model functions when used with a compatible 2013+ Pioneer in-dash navigation receiver (as of 3/5/2013):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App Mode AppRadio Mode Pandora Aha Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 N N N N N N N N N N N
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
video 5th 1.3 N N Y N N N N N N N N
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
2 7.0 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
3 7.0 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
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.

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Why did you buy this?

To install stereo in car [ Julia  Apr 30, 2017 ]
price [ edward  Feb 03, 2017 ]
Complete wiring harness does not directly fit any of my equipment, but iPod end separates and has a standard USB connector on opposite end. Closeout price made this an exceptional value. Expect 30 pin connectors to become less available and more costly as shift to Lightning preference continues. Hope to use this to keep older 30 pin iPods connected to newer head units with USB plugs. Ordered additional to keep as spares in event of one becomes lost or damaged. [ C  Nov 11, 2016 ]
cheapest price around [ christopher  Oct 03, 2016 ]
Reasonable price [ PHICE  May 23, 2016 ]

3 questions already asked

No problem Bud. You can check out the link below for the Z150. Take a look at the third picture which shows the back of the unit as well. For the item to work the receiver must have the square proprietary connector which you will see on the left of the picture next to the green connector. There are other pictures to help identify the unit as well. [ Kenny  Feb 11, 2017 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. If you are speaking of the Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH, then yes it is compatible. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Feb 11, 2017 ]  Staff
Brian! Connector has unified pinout, if Your unit support USB bus it should work. I Have z120, 140 and x910 in my cars. All unit works with that cable. We are using USB flash drivers without any problem. Readout speed can vary depending of chips speed. [ Gregory  Jan 02, 2017 ]
If you want to use the app functionality you do have to buy the cable. I did this with an iPhone 4s and it is worth it for the added capability. [ BRIAN  May 21, 2014 ]
No it will not. Even if you use the apple approved 30 pin to lightning adapter, all you can do is charge your phone and use it in Bluetooth. I tried that one myself when I went from a 4S to a 5S. Yes it kind of sucks to have to buy another lightning cable and digital video adapter and an hdmi cable, but in the long run you'll be happy you did it. Cost me 30 bucks for the adapter, 6 bucks for the lightning cable, and 3 bucks for an hdmi cable. I talked to a pioneer rep and he informed me that the apps are run through the phone and the video out is what displays the apps on the radio. Audio is strictly Bluetooth. Save yourself some dough and don't buy the pioneer kit, just plug the lightning cable in to your USB port on the radio. [ CHRIS  May 21, 2014 ]
This will work with your iPhone 5s. You just have to get the 30 pin to lightning conversion cable. I have a iPhone 5s and that is what I did and it works. [ FREDERICK  May 21, 2014 ]
It works with a lightning connector...U should be fine... [ Eric  May 21, 2014 ]
No, the 5s requires the USB adapter. This is only for 4 and 4s, or iPods. [ JEREMIAH  May 21, 2014 ]