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Scosche IPFMRDS

Play and charge your iPod® through any car stereo

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Overview

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Looking for a way to play your iPod in the car, plus keep it charged while you drive? The Scosche IPFMRDS iPod interface connects directly to your stereo's FM antenna, giving you great sound with minimal fuss. And your iPod stays charged as you drive, even newer 5-volt models.

Looking for a way to play your iPod in the car, plus keep it charged while you drive? The Scosche IPFMRDS iPod interface connects directly to your stereo's FM antenna, giving you great sound with minimal fuss. And your iPod stays charged as you drive, even newer 5-volt models.

The IPFMRDS interrupts the FM broadcast signal automatically whenever your iPod is connected, so no switch is needed. You connect your iPod using the included 30-pin connector and choose one of four FM frequencies to further protect against any interference. Use your iPod's click wheel to control your tunes and show song info on your compatible radio's display. Warranty: 1 year.

Please call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to see if any antenna adapters or tools are needed to install this FM modulator. Or, enter your vehicle information, and we'll contact you before shipping your order if they're needed for installing this modulator in your vehicle.

Easy to install and use. Signal strength is somewhat weak but overall works as advertised and now I can listen to my iPOD in my fleet truck without a heavy investment. Thanks Crutchfield!

Anonymous, Fort Worth Texas

What's in the Box:

  • iPod FM modulator
  • 20" Power/ground/antenna harness
  • 68" iPod cable with an iPod connector on one end and an 8-pin proprietary connector on other end
  • Instructions

Product Highlights:

  • wired FM modulator lets you play your iPod through any car stereo
  • Radio Data System (RDS) text feed sends song data to compatible displays
  • charges most iPods, including newer 5-volt models
  • four modulation frequencies
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Overview: The Scosche iPod FM Modulator (IPFMRDS) with RDS (Radio Data System) text feed allows you to connect your iPod directly to your vehicle's factory FM radio. The Scosche IPFMRDS provide iPod audio and text display for factory radios which are FM RDS compatible. The IPFMRDS will only provide iPod audio for factory FM radio's that do not offer RDS.

iPod Compatibility: The Scosche iPod FM Modulator with RDS text feed is compatible with the following iPod models (as of 8/6/2013):

iPod Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App Artist/Song Text Track Info
dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N/A Y N N Y Y Y Y
mini 1st N/A Y N N Y Y Y Y
2nd N/A Y N N Y Y Y Y
video 5th 1.3 Y N N Y Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N N Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N N Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N N Y Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N N Y Y Y Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N N Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N N Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N N Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N N Y Y Y Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N N Y Y Y Y
7th 1.02 PC N N N N N N N
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N N Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N N Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.0.1 Y N N Y Y Y Y
4th 5.1.1 Y N N Y Y Y Y
4th 6.0.1 Y N N N N N N
5th 6.0.1 N N N N N N N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N N N N N N
3G 4.2.1 Y N N N N N N
3GS 5.1.1 Y N N N N N N
4 6.0.1 Y N N N N N N
4S 6.0.1 Y N N N N N N
5 6.0.1 N N N N N N 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 revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

No Control: The Scosche IPFMRDS provides no control over your iPod. Your iPod will still need to be controlled using the iPod's click-wheel or touch-screen.

iPod Text Display: Factory radios with RDS capability allow your connected iPod's currently playing song title and artist name to be displayed on radios LCD display.

Charging: The IPFMRDS interface automatically charges the battery of your iPod when connected.

FM Frequency Setting: The frequency selector switch (2 dip-switches) is located on the side of the interface and is used to set the optimal transmitting frequency. You can select from the following FM frequencies - 88.7, 93.3, 97.5, and 107.7.

Connections: The Scosche IPFMRDS features on round 8-pin proprietary port and one rectangular 12-pin proprietary port to connect the supplied iPod cable and power/ground/antenna harness. The power/ground/antenna harness consists of a 12-volt constant, 12-volt switch and 12-volt ground lead that will need to be hardwired to your vehicle's electrical system. This harness also includes a female motorola jack for connecting your factory antenna and a male motorola jack for connecting your factory radio. The iPod cable consists of a proprietary Apple iPod dock connector which plugs into your compatible iPod.

Note: Please check with the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to see if antenna adapters are needed to install the IPFMRDS into your vehicle.

Mounting: The IPFMRDS features two integrated mounting flanges to secure the unit inside your vehicle.

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