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iSimple Media Gateway
Add iPod® control to your satellite-ready factory radio (Model PXAMG)
Our take on the iSimple Media Gateway by Crutchfield's Zak Billmeier
iSimple's PXAMG Media Gateway lets you add iPod control to your compatible satellite-ready factory stereo. The Media Gateway connects directly to your vehicle's factory radio with a vehicle-specific adapter (not included), so you'll enjoy the best possible sound quality.
iPod® control with factory radio
You'll control your iPod with your factory stereo, so you won't have to fumble around for your iPod while you drive, and you can stash it somewhere out of harm's way. You'll also find an auxiliary audio input for a Dock & Play satellite radio or another audio source.
Want satellite radio?
You can also get Sirius satellite radio reception through your factory radio. Just use the optional SatWire cable to connect the the Sirius SC-C1 tuner to the Media Gateway. You'll be able to access Sirius channels with your radio's controls, and you'll see artist and song info on your radio's display.
Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if there's a vehicle-specific harness available for your vehicle. Warranty: 1 year.
Compatibility Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this iPod adapter.
This product works great and was a super easy install
Parrish, Monticello , Ky
What's in the Box:
- Automotive Media Gateway module
- 11.5' iPod connector cable with an iPod dock connector on one end and a proprietary 8-pin connector on other end
- 6' Audio cable with a right-angle male 3.5mm connector on one end a proprietary 8-pin connector and female stereo RCA connectors on other end
- Product Overview sheet
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Overview: The iSimple PXAMG is a universal iPod adapter with HD Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, and auxiliary audio capabilities for select vehicles (required vehicle-specific harness sold separately, optional HD Radio tuner/Sirius Satellite Radio sold separately).
Note: The PXAMG allows only the connection of two external devices at one time. Choose from iPod, Aux source, Satellite Radio (SCC1/SatWire) or HD Radio Tuner (HDRT).
Vehicle Compatibility: The iSimple PXAMG is compatible with select Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Honda/Acura, and Toyota/Lexus Scion vehicles using optional vehicle-specific harnesses, sold separately. The PXAMG retains the original system features such as satellite radio, rear seat entertainments, OnStar and most steering wheel controls (if equipped). The following vehicle-specific adapters are available.
- 541PGHFD1: select 2005 to 2008 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles ( may require additional 541PGHFD1A adapter harness)
- 541PGHGM1: select 2006 to 2008 Buick Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer Pontiac and Saturn vehicles
- 541PGHGM2: select 2006 to 2008 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn vehicles
- 541PGHHD1: select 2004 to 2008 Honda and Acura vehicles
- 541PGHTY1: select 2004 to 2008 Toyota, Scion and Lexus vehicles
Note: Please see Crutchfield's Vehicle Selector to see if a vehicle specific harness is available for your car, truck or SUV.
iPod Compatibility: The iSimple PXAMG Interface is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected to a compatible Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Honda/Acura, or Toyota/Lexus/Scion factory radio as of October 2011:
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Radio||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Info||Track Info|
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 revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.
iOS 4.0 Note: This product is not compatible with iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 4.0 or above.
Aux In: If you do not own an iPod, the PXAMG interface module features a stereo RCA input and a stereo 3.5mm input for connecting an external audio source to your vehicle's factory radio.
Sirius Satellite Radio: The iSimple SatWire (541ISSR11, sold separately) acts as a bridge between the iSimple GateWay in your vehicle and the Sirius SCC1 satellite radio tuner (607SCC1, sold separately). Once installed, you'll enjoy more than 180 channels of 100% commercial-free music, comedy talk, sports, news, and more (Sirius Satellite Radio subscription required). You also get full command of the Sirius SCC1 satellite radio tuner through your vehicle's factory radio controls. In addition, station, artist, and song data will appear on your factory radio's screen.
HD Radio: The PXAMG brings HD Radio broadcasting to your vehicle's factory headunit with the help of the Peripheral Electronics HD Radio Tuner (HDRT, sold separately). By adding the HDRT HD Radio Tuner you will receive digital radio stations that can not be received with a standard tuner. Experience HD Radio and hear FM in CD quality, and AM at FM quality.
USB Connection: Its mini-USB type-B connection allows the PXAMG to be continually updated with downloadable firmware to work with the latest applications.
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