Dodge Ram 2002, iPod/iPhone and Auxiliary Audio Input Interface by USA Spec®. Package includes: iPod-to-Chrysler interface, 72" iPod interface cable (CB-PA85), 44" Adapter to Chrysler radio cable (CAS-CXi), Owners manual, Design Change Notice sheet. This adapter allows a compatible iPod with a dock connector to be connected to and controlled by the factory radio in your vehicle. You can take it with you. Just because you've got a factory radio in your car, doesn't mean you have to leave your iPod (and the hours and hours of music it contains) at home. Just install USA SPEC's iPod interface — it not only allows you to listen to all your favorite tunes through your car's speakers, it even lets you control song and playlist selections right from your radio. And with your iPhone® connected, you can even stream music from popular Internet services like PANDORA®, Livio Radio, iHeartRadio, and more.
- If you have a newer iPod/iPhone device with a Lightning connector, then you will also need Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter
- Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this iPod adapter
- iPod connection adapter for factory stereos
- Manage the iPod via your radio's CD changer controls
- Adjust volume, track up/down, fast forward/rewind
- Use up to five playlists (select five favorites, or Auto Playlist will let you choose from the first five on your iPod)
- When iPhone is connected, you can stream tunes from popular Internet services like PANDORA®, Livo Radio, and iHeartRadio
- Dual Mode allows you to control everything via the iPod itself, giving you access to all playlists
- Compatible with all iPod and iPod mini models equipped with a dock connector and iPod software update 2004-04-28, or higher
- Warranty: 1 year
Just mount the compact interface box in a hidden location in your vehicle, and connect the adapter cable to the CD changer input on your compatible factory radio. Plug your iPod into the interface — you can control volume, source, song selection, and up to five different play lists right from the radio. And the interface charges your iPod while it's connected.
Control Modes: The iPod interface adapter features the following control modes.
- Playlist Mode: You can create up to 5 favorite mobile playlist then use your radio's CD changer controls to access and control your playlist.
- 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.
- Dual 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. (May be referred to as "Hybrid Mode" in some manuals)
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.
Playlist Names: In order for the adapter/factory radio to recognize a playlist, it should be named CHR1... through CHR5... Text can follow the CHR name and number, such as CHR3_artistname or CHR2-jazz. For a given disc slot (1-5), if there is no playlist named CHR followed by that number, that disc slot will play the first available playlist on the iPod (the second blank slot will play the second available playlist, etc).
Auxiliary Input: In addition to the iPod input on the PA11-CHR there is an auxiliary input (RCA) for use with another source, such as a DVD system, satellite radio, etc. The aux input is accessed at disc 6 track 1 using the factory radio controls. This aux input can be used with or without the iPod connected. When using the aux input in the Playlist Mode, the Play All mode is moved to the Disc 5 slot and the CHR5... custom playlist is lost.
Playlist Mode Controls: In Playlist Mode the iPod is controlled using the CD Changer commands on the factory radio. Use the Radio's Disc Select controls to access the 5 custom mobile playlists, the Play All mode, or the auxiliary input. Track select, forward and backward, works just like on a CD. Other commands include shuffle play, scan (plays first 10 seconds of each track), Fast Track Search (skips forward or backward 10 tracks), and Fast Forward/Fast Reverse within a song (available in shuffle mode only).
Battery Charge: The PA11-CHR charges iPod battery when connected. Charging stops after 1 hour of non-use to prevent draining the vehicle's battery.
CD Changer Port: The adapter uses the factory radio's CD Changer port so if the vehicle has an existing outboard CD Changer it must be disconnected.
Pause: When a non-iPod source is selected on the radio (AM/FM/Cass/CD) the iPod pauses.
Resume: If the iPod is not disconnected after use, it will resume playing where it left off when you restart the vehicle.
USA SPEC® is a manufacturing and engineering company that markets a full line of OEM integration products for the 12 Volt industry. They both engineer and manufacture all the products they carry. USA SPEC maintains assembly, engineering, and warehousing in the US. The company also warehouses and distributes from coast to coast. All USA SPEC products are exhaustively field tested in real world environments to ensure the highest quality. USA SPEC products are sold and installed in most quality car stereo stores across the US.