Overview: The USA Spec PA15-FORD2 iPod-to-Ford car stereo
interface allows a compatible iPod with a dock connector to be connected to and
controlled by the factory radio (with Satellite Radio tuner) in select Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles. If you vehicle is not equipped with a Sirius Satellite Radio
tuner, the USA SPEC PA15-FORD1 (581P15FRD1, sold separately) must be used.
Vehicle Compatibility: This interface enables a compatible
iPod to exist with a Ford/Lincoln/Mercury factory radio (with Satellite Radio
tuner) and control your iPod via the vehicle's factory radio and steering wheel
controls, or the iPod's click-wheel/touch-screen. Non-navigation radios must have both Aux
and Text buttons for the PA15-FORD2 interface to function properly.
Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.
iPod Compatibility: The PA15-FORD2 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-FORD2'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-FORD2 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-FORD2, 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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