Overview: The USA SPEC PA15-HON2 interface connects a compatible iPod to select Honda
and Acura audio systems. Its on-board software translates commands from your
Honda/Acura radio's in-dash CD-changer or XM controls into commands the iPod
understands. This interface enables the iPod to coexist with your Honda/Acura
in-dash CD-changer or XM tuner, and provides the following benefits:
- iPod Direct Connect: Directs the iPod's audio output to
your Honda/Acura's vehicle audio system for optimal sound quality playback
- iPod Control: Controls the iPod via vehicle's radio and
steering wheel controls (when applicable)
- Song up/down Playlist/disc select, shuffle and random play features
all control iPod
- Auto Skip 10+ songs in each play list with factory in-dash CD Changer FF
- Auto skip to end of play list with factory in-dash CD Changer FF button
- Auto memory feature - Auto locates last song listened to on each
- Auto Maintain current play list when migrating from portable to in
- iPhone App Streaming: Supports your iPhone's audio streaming
apps, such as Pandora, Livio, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM & more (in Direct mode
- iPod Charging: Charges the iPod's internal battery, and charging
stops automatically at one hour after the iPod is paused; the iPod goes into
sleep mode when charging stops
Vehicle Compatibility: Please consult the
Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.
iPod Compatibility: The PA15-HON2 is "Made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected
to a compatible Honda or Acura factory radio (as of 3/4/2015):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4/4S || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C5S* || 8.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6+/6* || 8.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th* || 8.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd/3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th* || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
- *Requires Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (472LTN230P,
sold separately) or cable
- 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.
Control Modes: The iPod interface adapter features
the following control modes:
- Playlist Mode: You can create up to 6 favorite mobile playlist
then use your radio's in-dash CD changer or XM radio controls to access and control
- Direct Mode: Gives you complete control of your
iPod while it is connected to the factory radio. Your iPod is not locked out
while connected to the radio and you are able to manually access your
complete iPod content. The Radio still can adjust song up/down random or
shuffle play but you can manually control your iPod and select any playlist,
genre or Artist of your choice.
- Folder Mode: You can access three folders (Playlist, Artist, and
Album) on your iPod from your Honda/Acura radio to search for your music.
Note: When using the factory radio's XM controls, the iPod will be
controlled through XM preset 1, while your factory XM radio will be
controlled through XM preset 2.
App Streaming (in Direct Mode): Direct mode also lets you
listen to the sound from your iPhone's downloaded music apps (such as Pandora,
iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, etc.) through your factory head unit & speakers. You
will continue to control your iPhone's apps & view song/artist information from its touchscreen.
Note: Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account
with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need
applicable music service accounts.
iPod Text: The USA SPEC PA15-HON2 allows iPod text on all
compatible Honda/Acura factory radios that have a satellite button but do not have
navigation (factory navigation systems do not support iPod text display using
this adapter). Artist name and song title will be
displayed on the factory radio.
Auxiliary Input: In addition to the iPod input on the
PA15-HON2 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. To use the auxiliary input on the interface, dip switch #1
is set to the "On" position.
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