Overview: Specially designed for 2004 to 2008 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep
models, the iSimple SoundByte X (ISCH73) offers an iPod/iPhone docking
connection, basic iPod control through your factory radio, and an auxiliary
input for use with other portable digital audio players. The iSimple SoundByte X
allows you to keep your factory radio intact (no need to get a new radio
installed) and offers crystal-clear audio playback from your connected iPod or
iPhone. The SoundByte X (ISCH73) also provides CD-like track forward/track back
control for your iPod/iPhone from your factory radio.
Vehicle Compatibility: The iSimple SoundByte iPod integration kit
(ISCH73) is only compatible with Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep factory-installed RaK,
REC, or RAQ radios.
Note: If your vehicle is equipped with a VES (Video
Entertainment System) it will need to be disconnected. This adapter is
not compatible with factory REF radios. Please use theCrutchfield Car Selector to verify compatibility with your vehicle.
iPod Compatibility: The iSimple SoundByte iPod integration
kit (ISCH73) is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following
iPod/iPhone model features when connected to a compatible Chrysler, Dodge, or
Jeep factory radio (as of 9/27/2013):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Media Type|| Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Radio||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Info ||Track Info |
| dock connector ||3rd||Y||N||Y||Y||N||N||Y|
|iPod nano ||1st||Y||N||Y||Y||N||N||Y|
|iPod touch||1st ||Y||N||Y||Y||N||N||Y|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the factory radio and your iPod/iPhone to regain
functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until an newer
software update is available.
iPhone Compatibility Note: When using the SoundByte X with an iPhone you
will receive a warning message asking if you wish to put your
iPhone in Airplane Mode. Simply respond "no" and you will be
able to continue using your iPhone as normal.
Controls: The iSimple SoundByte X allows you to control your connected
iPod or iPhone from the factory radio. The ISCH73 offers the following controls
based on the type of factory radio you have installed in your vehicle.
- RAC & RAQ Radio: Previous Track/Next Track, Fast Forward/Rewind,
Next Playlist/Previous Playlist
- REC Radio: Previous Track/Next Track, Fast Forward/Rewind, Next
Note: From your factory steering wheel controls (if equipped) you
can operate the following iPod functions - Previous Track/Next Track and
No Text Display: There is no synching text display. Your iPod or iPhone
will still be used for display information.
Auxiliary Input: The ISCH73 includes an auxiliary RCA audio input for
use with other portable audio devices.
Installation: The iSimple ISCH73 plugs into your factory radio's
satellite port. If you have a factory Satellite Radio tuner, unplug the
Satellite Radio cable, plug in the ISCH73 into this port on back of your factory
radio, and plug the Satellite Radio cable into the harness of the ISCH73.
Note: Your factory Satellite Radio tuner will still function even
after the installation of this adapter module.
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