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P.I.E iPod® Cable For Kenwood

iPod interface cable for select Kenwood receivers (Model KNW/USB-302V)

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P.I.E.'s KNW/USB-302V adapter cable allows you to tap into the video content and compatible apps on your iPhone® or iPod®. The cable works with Kenwood DNX9-Series navigation receivers. Warranty: 90 days.

Got to integrate iPod to Kenwood 512ddx, works like it should. Great customer service from Crutchfield BTW

Dong Oolong, Lincoln, NE

What's in the Box:

  • USB/iPod interface cable (with iPod dock connector on one end and a USB Type-A plug /3.5mm stereo miniplug /3.5mm video miniplug on the other end)

P.I.E iPod® Cable For Kenwood Reviews

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(2 Reviews)


Dong Oolong from Lincoln, NE on 6/4/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got to integrate iPod to Kenwood 512ddx, works like it should. Great customer service from Crutchfield BTW

Pros: Works, cheap, did I say it works?

Cons: Not free


jose from New Jersey on 3/28/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a perfect replacement for the Kenwood kca-ip301v Cable, which died after a few years of use. That one is discontinued now. Although the description did not say it, Cosmo told me it should work with my Kenwood DNX 6140. I took a chance and it worked perfectly.

Pros: It works.

Cons: Shipping costs were more than the cost of the item.


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Features and Specs

Adapter Type iPod A/V in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Kenwood
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen
Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3
Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
Mini No
iPhone Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3

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Overview: The PIE KNW/USB-302V USB/AV Cable for iPod allows you to connect your iPod or iPhone with a USB-equipped Kenwood  multimedia head unit that also features separate audio and video 3.5mm minijack inputs. This cable enables the head unit to control and charge the iPod while connected, as well as enable high-speed iPod data communication. You will be able to listen and view your iPod/iPhone's music and video files with your compatible Kenwood multimedia head unit.

Kenwood Head Unit Compatibility: The PIE KNW/USB-302V cable is compatible with select Kenwood Multimedia head units equipped with a USB terminal and separate 3.5mm aux audio and video inputs.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The PIE KNW/USB-302V iPod/iPhone adapter cable is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected to a compatible Kenwood multimedia head unit (as of 8/30/2012):

iPod/iPhone ModelGen.Tested VersionMedia TypeControl TypeDisplay TypePandora AppCharge
AudioVideoHead UnitiPod/iPhoneApp ModeSong/Artist TextTrack Info
dock connector3rdN/ANNNNNNNNN
video 5th1.3YYYNNYYNY
classic 80GB1.1.2YYYYNYYNY
nano 1st1.3.1YNYNNYYNY

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.

Connection: The PIE KNW/USB-302V cable has an iPod dock connector on one end, and a USB (type-A) connector and separate 3.5mm audio & video connectors on the other end.

  • iPod Dock Connector: The cable's iPod dock connector plugs into your compatible iPod or iPhone.
  • USB Connector: The cable's USB (type-A) connector plugs into your compatible Kenwood multimedia head unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port. The USB (type-A) connector handles the control and charging of  your iPod or iPhone, so you can navigate through your music and video files using your Kenwood head unit's controls and view song and movie information on its display monitor. The controls of your Kenwood head unit will be seamless when used with the optional KNW/USB-302V cable and include metadata browsing as well as the ability to choose any iPod playback mode to suit your listening application.
  • 3.5mm Audio Connector: The cable's 3.5mm audio connector plugs into your compatible Kenwood head unit's rear-panel 3.5mm audio input. The 3.5mm audio terminal transfers the music from your iPod/iPhone to your Kenwood multimedia head unit. By using an analog 3.5mm audio input, the music travels to the receiver as an analog signal, so you can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files stored on your iPod/iPhone.
  • 3.5mm Video Connector: The cables' 3.5mm video connector plugs into your compatible Kenwood head unit's rear-panel 3.5mm video input. The 3.5mm video terminal transfers movies, TV shows, and music videos stored on your iPod/iPhone to your Kenwood multimedia head unit.

Note: The KNW/USB-302V is a total of 6' long, from the iPod connector to the two audio & video miniplugs. The length of the cable from the iPod connector to the end of the USB connector is 34".

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I was looking for a KCA-IP301V cable, as mine stopped working. That cable is discontinued. I called Crutchfield and the advisor told me that this cable should work with my DNX 6140. I'm crossing my fingers![ marlinsfan  Mar 18, 2016 ]