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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.

This worked perfectly to connect my appradio 2 to my iPod touch, it charges, plays audio and let's me control iPod with radio screen. Perfect

Anonymous, Saint George, UT

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)

Pioneer CD-IU201N Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(18 Reviews)

For iPod touch

Anonymous from Saint George, UT on 12/25/2017

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This worked perfectly to connect my appradio 2 to my iPod touch, it charges, plays audio and let's me control iPod with radio screen. Perfect

Pros: Works as intended

Cons: Non Soo far, plenty of cord length to feed.

Pioneer CD-IU201N

Redd from Dallas, TX on 5/15/2016

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



Works great

Anonymous from Texas on 4/6/2016

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Works exactly the way it says, simple plug and play!!



Solved my Pioneer problem

BigAudioBob from Laguna Niguel, CA on 3/31/2016

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In bought this to replace the factory iPod cable that was connected to my AVIC-920BT unit. The cable that came with the unit was made so the audio portion split into a 1/8" stereo jack that was connected male/female half way up the cable; the audio in one channel was not reliable due to the 1/8" jack male/female connection. I replaced it with this genuine new Pioneer cable bought from Crutchfield. One note: Pioneer changed/improved the design of this newer cable by eliminating the 1/8" male/female connector half way up the cable. The USB side still has a male/female connection, and the cable is for the earlier 30-pin iPods & phones (I'm still rockin' an iPod video and iPhone 4S). I had to remove my head unit to properly install the cord @ the back of the unit, but my iPod is back in business! Thanks Crutchfield for the quick service and fantastic pricing.

Pros: Genuine Pioneer cable, updated and improved design, great price.

Cons: None

High quality interconnection device

Greg_Starwatch from New York on 8/20/2015

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Simply: is solid and good quality cable with molded connectors electroplated brass contacts can last very long time without even minor evidence of failure.

Pros: Flexible and solid build

Cons: n/a

Works as stated

Lambertmjr from Kapolei, hi on 5/3/2015

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Works as advertised




Claude from PA on 6/19/2014

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Good quality overall this cable is much more flexable the the one I had.



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Naldo from Miami Fl on 2/17/2014

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Works great

Pros: Every aspect

Cons: None

I Phone Cable

Ronzo119 from Madison IN on 1/28/2014

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A must have no sense in having App Radio without it

Pros: Plenty of cable seems to be well made

Cons: Having a lot of trouble with it staying hooked up its plugged in but not making contact very easily


chris from OC md on 12/14/2013

Love this tool Should be included to maximize use

Pros: Lets me use my phone

Cons: Cost xtra

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Colt from 45503 on 12/3/2013

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Works great

Pros: None

Cons: None

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Mike from Newport News, VA on 12/3/2013

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Works as advertised, I was really disapointed that I had to purchase this product just to add USB to the deck. I don't know why Pioneer is determined to make you spend an extra $50 dollars just so they can promote Apple products. In order to have a USB input I had to get the whole Ipod setup. I don't own an ipod, and I don't ever plan on getting one.

Pros: Works to play my thumb drives

Cons: Had to get the Ipod setup just to play a thumb drive. Not everyone owns Apple products, so why force them to spend extra money for useless products?

Works Great

Chris from Ball, LA on 11/3/2013

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This product allowed my iPod Touch to connect with my Pioneer head unit with no problems at all. It is plug and play. You can change the albums, songs, artist, etc from the screen of the head unit. iPod Touch is out of sight, out of mind.



Easy install cable

Ray43 from NYC on 8/28/2013

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no issues here, simple plug and play for these cables

Pros: easy install

Cons: none

Ipod Cable

Winston from Columbus, GA on 8/4/2013

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Works great Gives easy access to your compatible apple products right trough the radio.

Pros: Easy to install and use.

Cons: None

Pioneer CD-IU201N

Mike from Topeka, KS on 7/13/2013

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Works great

Pros: Easy to install and use

Cons: None

Works great

Ceejay from Bronx on 7/12/2013

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Great product and easy way to connect an IPhone/IPod touch to pioneer avic-z150.

Pros: The connection is fast, Smoot, and convinient.

Cons: The two pins on the adapter seems to get stuck on my iPhone port.

Pioneer iPod cable

RenoS from Carol stream, illinois on 5/28/2013

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Gives easy access to your compatible apple products right trough the radio. Easy to install and use plus it also charges the item connected.

Pros: Cable is long

Cons: No cons from me! I love it!


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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?

For an older sytem. [ JASON  Oct 10, 2017 ]
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 ]