Overview: This interface connects a compatible iPod to select Toyota, Lexus, and Scion audio
systems. Its on-board software translates commands from your Toyota radio's
CD-changer controls into commands the iPod understands. This interface enables
the iPod to take the place of a Toyota CD-changer or co-exist with a factory
Toyota slave CD-changer and provides the following benefits:
- Directs the iPod's audio output
to your Toyota's vehicle audio system for optimal sound quality playback.
- Supports your iPhone's audio streaming apps, such as Pandora, Livio,
iHeart Radio, SiriusXM & more (in Direct mode only).
- Controls the iPod via vehicle's
radio and steering wheel controls (when applicable).
- 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.
Specific Features: The PA20-TOY is recommended for
Toyota/Lexus vehicles with Factory Navigation systems. On-screen Song Title,
Artist, and Song Selection from the menu is available on all factory Toyota and
Lexus vehicles with Nav.
Compatibility: The PA20-TOY interface is compatible with the following
- 1998-2008 4Runner
- 1998-2008 Avalon
- 1998-2008 Camry
- 1998-2008 Corolla, Echo
- 2007-2008 FJ Cruiser
- 2001-2008 Highlander
- 1998-2008 Land Cruiser (2001-03 requires CAS-TLC cable)
- 1998-2004 MR2, Celica
- 2004-2007 Prius
- 1998-2007 RAV4
- 1998-2007 Sequoia
- 1998-2007 Sienna (98-02 requires CAS-TLC to retain steering wheel controls)
- 1998-2007 Solara
- 1998-2007 Tacoma
- 1998-2007 Tundra
- 2007-2008 Yaris
- 2002-2008 ES 300/330/350 (2002-03 requires CAS-LEX
- 2002-2008 GS 300/350/400/450 (2002-03 requires CAS-LEX cable)
- 2003-2008 GX 470
- 2001-2008 IS 250/300/350 (2001-05 requires CAS-LEX cable)
- 2004-2007 LX 470
- 2001-2008 RS 300/330/350/400H (2001-03 NAV only requires CAS-LEX
- Scion: All
iPod Compatibility: The PA20-TOY is "Made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected
to a compatible Toyota, Lexus, or Scion 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 |
| 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 |
| 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 |
| 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 |
Notes: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone device with
a Lightning connector, then you will also need Apple's Lightning to
cable (sold separately) to make it compatible.
Operation Modes: The iPod interface adapter features the
following modes of operation.
- Playlist Mode: You can create up to 6 favorite mobile
playlist then use your radio's CD changer 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.
- Hybrid Mode: Combines features of Direct Mode and
Playlist Mode. You can create and access your favorite mobile playlist or
directly access all your iPod content manually on your iPod. Your iPod
displays song title information and iPod is not locked, so the iPod can be
operated manually at all times. (Some iPods may not work in the Hybrid
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: Pressing the TEXT
button on your factory Toyota radio while your iPod plays in the Playlist mode,
allows the artist name and song title to be displayed on your factory radio. The
Artist name is displayed at the first time press of the TEXT button and song
title is displayed at the second time press of the TEXT button. The Playlist
disc number and track number will be displayed at the third time press of the
Note: Track search by
artist, song title or album are not supported. Some of the older design
Toyota radios do not have the TEXT button feature.
iPod Playback: All
audio tracks on the iPod will be played with text display at Disc 7 in Direct
Mode, or Disc 8 without text display. The track order is determined
by the default order on the iPod. Selecting discs 1 through 6 on the factory
radio will allow playback of 6 playlists on the iPod. You can select a playlist by pressing the Disc Up or Disc Down
buttons. Playlists which are created for direct access must be designated with
the word "TOYOTA" and the disc number. If no "TOYOTA" playlists are designated,
the first six playlists on the iPod are accessible from the Disc 1 through Disc
Auxiliary Input: In addition to the iPod input on the
PA20-TOY there is an
auxiliary input (stereo RCA) for use with another source, such as a DVD system,
satellite radio, or game system. The aux input is selected at CD 9 Track 1 using the
factory radio controls. This aux input can be used with or without the iPod
connected. To use the auxiliary input on the
interface, dip switch #1 must be set to the "On" position.
Controls: The factory radio's controls give you access to the following iPod
- Scan: plays
first 10 seconds of each track (if scan is pressed at Disc 7, it will play
all songs in the iPod for 10 seconds each)
- Random (Shuffle):
songs are played back in random order (some radios have a "P scan" button
for this function)
- Track Up/Down:
the "Next" button advances to the next track in the playlist; the "Prev"
button allows you to jump to the beginning of the currently playing song
- Fast Track Search:
the "Fwd" or "Rev" button will advance or retreat through the tracks in
increments of 10 (i.e. 04, 14, 24...).
play is not supported by this interface. Switching to another source, such
as AM/FM, CD, or Cassette, puts the iPod into pause mode.
USA Spec Bluetooth Interface Compatible: The USA Spec
PA20-TOY works with the USA SPEC
BT35-TOY Bluetooth interface (sold separately). They simply daisy chain