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P.I.E. iPod® Adapter for Honda

Control your iPod with select 2003-up Honda factory stereos (Model HON03-POD/S)

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This adapter from Precision Interface Electronics lets you listen to and control your iPod through select 2003-up Honda sound systems, by converting the satellite radio input on the factory radio into an iPod dock connector. iPod song text shows up on the stereo's display, and you get full access to your playlists. It also provides an additional stereo RCA auxiliary input for connecting an external audio source to your factory radio. Warranty: 90 days.

This adapter from Precision Interface Electronics lets you listen to and control your iPod through select 2003-up Honda sound systems, by converting the satellite radio input on the factory radio into an iPod dock connector. iPod song text shows up on the stereo's display, and you get full access to your playlists. It also provides an additional stereo RCA auxiliary input for connecting an external audio source to your factory radio. Warranty: 90 days.

Note: You must disconnect any factory satellite radio in order to use this adapter. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this adapter is compatible with your vehicle.

Compatibility Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this iPod adapter.

What's in the Box:

  • Honda interface for iPod
  • T-harness
  • 11' iPod connector cable with a proprietary 10-pin connector on one end and an iPod dock connector on other end
  • Instruction sheet
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Overview: The PIE DPX Technology Plus HON03-POD/S Honda/iPod interface allows you to operate your iPod using the OEM satellite radio controls of your Satellite-ready Honda factory radio. Using this interface, the iPod will emulate the factory XM Satellite system, providing you with iPod controls on your factory Honda radio. The HON03-POD/S also provides you with an additional stereo RCA auxiliary input.

Compatibility: The HON03-POD/S Honda Interface for iPod is compatible with the following Honda vehicles.

Honda Vehicle Applications:
Model Year
Accord 2003-2007
 Civic 2006-2007
CR-V 2005-2007
 Element 2003-2007
Odyssey 2005-2007
 Pilot 2006-2007
 Ridgeline 2006-2007
 S2000 2004-2007

Note: Not compatible with Factory Navigation

iPod Compatibility: The HON03-POD/S is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected to a compatible Honda factory radio (as of Dec. 2009):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Factory Radio iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Info Track Info
dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N N N N N N N
 mini 1st N N N N N N N
2nd N N N N N N N
video 5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
classic 80GB Y N Y Y Y Y Y
120GB Y N Y Y Y Y Y
160GB Y N Y Y Y Y Y
nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5th Y N Y Y Y Y Y
6th Y N Y Y Y Y Y
 touch 1st Y N Y Y Y Y Y
2nd Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th Y N Y Y Y Y Y
iPhone 2G Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3G Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3GS Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y

Note: Apple firmware updates may change functionality results.

iPod Functions: Control of the iPod through the OEM radio includes the following -

  • Individual search by Artist, Playlist, Album, or Genre
  • Ability to display the following Text fields - Artist name, Song name, Album name, and Playlist name
  • Direct audio connection for optimal sound quality
  • Charging of your iPod
  • Simple mode allows you to control the iPod from your iPod's controls

Note: iPod control/browse capability may be limited in some applications.

Connections: The HON03-POD/S is equipped with the following connections.

  • OEM Harness: This 14-pin plug provides connection of the supplied T-harness which plugs into your factory radio's plug and then plugs into the back of your factory Honda radio.
  • iPod: 8-Pin proprietary port provides connection of the supplied 11' iPod connector cable which has an Apple iPod dock connector on other end to connect to your iPod.
  • AUX In: Stereo L/R RCA input for connecting an external portable audio source to your Honda's factory radio using optional stereo RCA audio cables (sold separately).
  • DIP Switches: 5 DIP switches provide programming for Honda factory headunits with and without XM Radio tuner.

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