Overview: The USA Spec PA15-FORD1 iPod-to-Ford car stereo
interface allows a compatible iPod with a dock connector to be connected to and
controlled by the Sirius Satellite-ready factory radio in select Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles. The adapter uses the factory radio's Sirius
Satellite Radio port, so you will not be able to connect an external factory
Satellite Radio tuner. If your vehicle has an existing Sirius Satellite
Radio tuner, the USA Spec PA15-FORD2 (581P15FRD2, sold separately) must be
Vehicle Compatibility: This interface enables a compatible
iPod to exist with a Ford/Lincoln/Mercury factory navigation system, CD-changer,
Sirius Satellite Radio ready receiver (you will lose your Satellite Radio tuner)
and DVD system, and control your iPod via both the vehicle's factory radio and
steering wheel controls. Non-navigation radios must have both Aux
and Text buttons for the PA15-FORD1 interface to function properly.Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.
iPod Compatibility: The PA15-FORD1 is "Made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected
to a compatible Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury factory radio (as of 10/2/2013):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Text||Track Info |
- *Requires Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (sold separately).
- 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 wait until a newer software
update is available.
iPod Control: The USA Spec
PA15-FORD1's on-board software translates commands from your factory radio's
Sirius control into commands that will control your connected iPod. There are two modes of controlling your iPod:
- Folder Mode: Access four folders (Playlist, Artist,
Album, All Songs) on your iPod from your factory radio's Sirius Satellite
Radio presets 1-4.
- Direct Mode: All the controls on the iPod are unlocked,
giving you total control remotely; the radio still has basic controls; track
up, track down, fast forward, and fast reverse. Direct Mode is accessed from
your factory radio's Sirius Satellite Radio preset 5.
Note: Direct Mode allows you to play music streamed from
Pandora.com and Sirius/XM Online from a connected iPhone or iPod touch
through your factory radio.
iPod Text: The Artist name, song title album name, and
playlist text can be displayed on the radio when using the Folder control mode.
Battery Charge: The PA15-FORD1 charges iPod battery when
connected. Charging stops automatically half-an-hour after your iPod is paused.
Auxiliary Input: In addition to the iPod input on the
PA15-FORD1, there is an auxiliary input (RCA) for use with another source, such
as a DVD system, satellite radio, etc. This aux input can be used with or
without the iPod connected. The aux input is enabled by setting the DIP switch
#1 on the side of the interface adapter to the "On" position. The auxiliary
source is accessed on the factory using Satellite Radio preset 6.
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