Overview: The USA SPEC PA15-NIS
interface connects a compatible iPod to select Infiniti and Nissan audio
systems. Its on-board software translates commands from your factory radio's
CD-changer or Satellite Radio controls into commands the iPod understands. This
interface enables the iPod to coexist with your factory system and provides a
line-level input to your audio system for optimal sound quality.
Vehicle Compatibility: This
interface enables your iPod to co-exist with the factory CD changer and
Satellite Radio receiver of many Infiniti and Nissan vehicles;
please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm compatibility. Please consult the
Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.
iPod Compatibility: The PA15-NIS is "Made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected
to a compatible Nissan or Infiniti 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 |
- *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.
Dual Control Modes: There are three modes of
controlling your iPod: Direct Mode, Playlist Mode, and Folder Mode. Depending
upon your factory radio you will need to configure the interface (using the DIP
switches) to a combination of the Direct Mode, plus either the Playlist Mode or
- Direct Mode: Search and select music on your iPod just
as you would normally. You can also use the track up/down button on the
radio and steering wheel to control. Screen and click wheel are unlocked and
fully functional. There is no text display on the radio while in Direct
- Playlist Mode: In this mode, you can operate and
control the iPod like it's a CD changer. You can access five playlists on
the iPod from the radio. The iPod keypad is locked and not functional.
- Folder Mode: You can access three
folders (Playlist, Artist, and Album) on your iPod from your factory radio.
You can also perform search by artist, album, or playlist. The SAT presets
are associated with different folders (Playlist, Artist, Album, All Songs,
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 Artist name and song
title text can be displayed on the radio when using the Folder control mode.
iPod Charging: The iPod's internal
battery is charged whenever it's connected to the PA15-NIS; charging stops
automatically 30 minutes after the ignition is turned off or the iPod is paused.
Auxiliary Input: In addition to the
iPod input on the PA15-NIS 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.
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