PA15-HON2
iPod to HONDA and ACURA Car Stereo Interface
Owner's Manual
(Preliminary Version)
2008.10.20
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Quick Guide
• If the radio has XM button, read Sections 2-2,
2-3, 3-1 and 3-2 first.
• If the radio does NOT have XM, read Section 2-2
and 3-3 first.
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Thanks for purchasing USA SPEC product. This manual describes the functions and operation
of PA15-HON2 iPod interface to HONDA and ACURA car radios. Please read this manual
before installing the interface adaptor in your vehicle.
!!!I! IMPORTANT!!!!!
.:.
It is strongly recommended that the adaptor is installed in an easy accessible location, so
that it can later be easily reset or upgraded.
•:. Eject ALL CDs from the built-in CD player or CD changer before removing the radio from
dash board.
•:.
USA PSEC distributes products through authorized dealers so customers will receive
proper services and advices from the dealers. USA SPEC reserve the right to offer
technical or warranty service only on products purchased through authorized USA SPEC
accounts.
•:. SAFETY NOTE: You should always give full attention to driving. Do NOT operate the
feature or function of PA15-HON2 in such a way that distracts you while driving.
SECTION 1.
ABOUT INTERFACE PA15-HON2
1-1 Introduction
a) This interface connects an iPod (includes the "iPod" on iPhone) directly to your
HONDA or ACURA audio system for optimal playback sound quality.
b) This interface enables iPod to co-exist with HONDA navigation system, CD changer,
XM radio receiver and DVD system, and controls iPod via both car radio and steering
wheel control.
c)
PA15-HON2's on board software translates commands from your CD changer control
or XM Band control into commands that the iPod understands.
i)
You can either use the XM control or CD changer control of radio to work with iPod
and iPhone. Use XM control if text display is desired. Radio must have XM button
to use XM control.
ii) When use XM control, XM1 is for iPod and XM2 is retained for XM broadcast
reception.
iii) ACURA navigation radios are not supported to use XM control configuration.
PA15-HON3 should be used for ACURA navigation systems.
d) This interface charges iPod while it is playing and charging stops automatically half
hour after iPod is paused.
e) Future iPod firmware update may affect the features and functions described in
this manual.
1-2 Text Display of Song Information
a) Artist name and song title can be displayed on radio by configuring PA15-HON2 to
work with XM buttons on radio.
b) Only DISC number and track number are displayed on radio (Disc number
= Playlist
number) when use PA15-HON2 with radio's CD or AUX button.
1-3 Package Content
PA15-HON2 contains one each of PA15-HON2 interface adaptor, CAS-H2y, CAS-HXM and
CB-PA105.
1-4 Compatibility
Future iPod and iTune software updates may affect the features and functions described in
this owner's manual and USA SPEC web pages.
1-5 Applications
Control iPod
Make
Model
Year
MDX
05 - 08
RL
06·08
Type of Radio
with ...
Note
Non-NaY
CDC orXM
(1)
Nay
CDC
(2)
Non-NaY
CDC orXM
(1 )
Nay
CDC
(2)
Non-NaY
CDC orXM
(1)
Nay
CDC
(2)
All radios
CDC orXM
(1)
Non-NaY
CDC orXM
(1 )
Nay
CDC
(2)
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0
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TL
04 - 08
T5X
04 - 08
RDX
07 - 09
Control iPod
Make
Year
Model
Type of Radio
with ...
Note
Accord
03 - 09
All radios
CDC orXM
(1 )
Civic
06 - 09
All radios
CDC orXM
(1 )
CRV
05 - 09
All radios
CDC orXM
(1 )
::r:
Element
03 - 09
All radios
CDC orXM
z
0
>
Fit
07·09
All radios
CDC
(1 )
Odyssey
05 - 08
All radios
CDC orXM
Pilot'
06 -08
All radios
CDC orXM
(1)
(1 )
Ridgeline
06 - 08
All radios
CDC orXM
(1 )
52000
04 - 08
All radios
CDC
(1)
0
(1 )
(3)
Note (1) To control iPod with XM buttons, radio has to be XM radio.
Note (2) Although this navigation radio is XM ready, PA15-HON2 can only be configured to CD
changer control. Use model PA 15-HON3 if XM control is desired.
Note (3) Element LX (03 - 09) should use model PA11-HON adaptor.
USA SPEC verified the published radio and vehicle application to the best of our ability. Due to uncontrollable factors.
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USA SPEC can not 100% guarantee every published applications. These factors include variables such as, anomalies
within a factory radio, factory radio heretofore unknown to USA SPEC and partial model year changes.
SECTION 2. Playlist Mode, Direct Mode, Folder Mode and AUX Option
PA15-HON2 provides two ways to control your iPod through car radio, namely (Playlist Mode +
Direct Mode) and (Folder Mode + Direct Mode.).
2-1 Direct Mode
Search and select music on iPod just as you would in portable use. Use the track up/down,
fast forward, fast reverse on radio and steering wheel to control.
•
Direct Mode is supported in either XM control or CD changer control configuration.
•
When PA15-HON2 is configured to XM control, XM1-8 is dedicated to Direct Mode.
•
When PA15-HON2 is configured to CD changer control, DISC# 8 is dedicated to
Direct Mode.
•
In direct Mode, screen and click wheel keypad on iPod is unlocked and functional.
No text display on radio regardless of PA15-HON2 is configured to XM control or CD
changer control.
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Application Tip
Direct Mode makes the playing of free wi-fi music stream such as Pandora.com®
from your iPhone or iTouch to car stereo easy.
2-2 Playlsit Mode
Operate and control the iPod like it is a CD changer. This mode allows you to access five
Playlists on iPod from radio. iPod screen always display "OK to disconnect" or "Attached to
accessory" and iPod's keypad is not functional or locked. See section 4-2 and 4-3 of this
manual for more information.
•
Playlist Mode is supported in either XM control configuration or CD changer control
configuration.
•
Radio displays artist name and song title only when adaptor is configured to control
iPod with XM buttons on radio.
•
When PA 15-HON2 is configured to use XM control, CH01 to CH06 are Playlists and
CH07 is All Songs on iPod..
•
When PA
15-HON2 is configured to use CD changer control, DISC #1 to DISC
#6 are Playlists and DISC #7 is All Songs on iPod..
. I f your iPod has more than 6 Playlists, see Playlist Naming in Section 5 of this
manual. ..
2-3 Folder Mode
Access 3 Folders, namely Playlist, Artist and Album on iPod from radio and allows text
based song search by the title of Artist, Album and Playlist. See section 3-1 for more
information.
3
•
Folder Mode is applicable only when PA15-HON2 is configured to use XM control.
And, radio must have XM button or XM ready.
•
XM1- 1 accesses Playlist Folder. Display on radio is: PL- name of Playlsit
•
XM1- 2 accesses Artist Folder. Display on radio is: AR- name of artist
•
XM1- 3 accesses Album Folder. Display on radio isAL- album name
CAUTION: Do NOT operate text based song search feature when it is distractive or
distracting from giving full attention to driving or to the road. Safe driving is your
responsibility.
2-4 AUX Input Option
In addition to iPod, PA15-HON2 also can connect a second audio source to car radio.
Connect the second audio source to the RCAjack labeled AUX INPUT. AUX input is
enabled by setting the DIP switch #1 to ON position at the side of the interface adaptor
to ON position.
SECTION 3. Mode Setting and Function Control
Please carefully read the three different configuration of PA15-HON2 and decide which one
to use and set the DIP switches accordingly before doing the installation.
Note: Radios do not have XM button can be CD changer control configuration only. See 4-3
section below.
3-1 Folder Mode + Direct Mode Configuration
(Note: this configuration supports text display but is applicable only to radio it has XM
button.)
3-1-1 Set DIP switches as follow:
DIP#2
DIP#3
DIP#4
OFF
ON
OFF
Note: DIP switch #1 is only related to RCAAUX option setting and it
is independent from these DIP switches' setting.
3-1-2 Functions and Radio Buttons
•
Press XM button on radio to access iPod at XM1
•
Press XM button on radio to access XM stations at XM2. There will be a time
delay when switch from XM1 to XM2. The period of delay varies by radio
model.
•
Use radio Preset buttons to access iPod Folders, Direct Mode and RCAAUX as
follow:
4
Push ....
•
Radio
Radio Plays
Displays
Remark
R"eset # 1
XJ'v1- 1
R ayl i st Fel clers
R"eset #2
XJ'v1- 2
kt i st
R"eset # 3
XJ'v1- 3
,AI bum Fel cler s
R"eset #4
XJ'v1- 4
,AI I Songs Fol der
R"eser # 5
XJ'v1- 5
i Fbd 0 reet
R"eset #6
XJ'v1- 6
FoI ders
R:'A
IF 0 P #1= OJ
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Push DISP button on radio to view text information of music. Text display on
radio is as follow: (Note: available on XM ready radio only.
DISP
Prefix Text
Text from iPod
Button
form Radio
1st Push -+
XM CHannel NUMBER
track number
2nd Push-+
XMCATEGORY
folder type & name
3rd Push-+
NMAE
artist name
4th Push -+
TITLE
album name
4th Push-+
XM CHannel NAME
Note
title of music
•
Turn the TUNING knob to change track.
•
Press-and-hold (about 2 seconds) preset button #2 to begin the RANDOM
track play and press-and-hold the preset #2 button 2
nd
time to terminate the
RANDOM play.
•
Press the preset #3 or the preset #4 will retreat or advance 10 tracks
respectively.
•
Steering wheel control:
Several different steering wheel XM control designs are available form Honda
and Acura. Some of the designs allow PA15-HON2 does track up and track
down while others only allow Playlist or Folder change from steering wheel
remote control.
In general, it is able to do track up or down if the CH+ and CH- keys on steering
wheel are double-function type. Double-function means the CH+ and CHbuttons can perform two different tasks depends on the time length of it is being
pressed.
3-1-3 iPod Connecting and Playing
o
When iPod is connected to interface adaptor and XM1 on radio is pushed, iPod
begin play at XM1-CH4.
o
XM1- CH4 will continue play the track in the Folder which was played prior iPod
is connected to PA15-HON2. As soon as the last track if the Folder is completed
of playing, iPod will go to the first track of All Songs folder.
o
When return to XM1-CH7 from a Folder (Le. any CH amongXM1-CH1 to
5
XM1-CH3), XM1-CH4 will play the track where was left but points to All Songs
folder regardless which Folder or Playlist was played at XM 1-CH7 previously.
o
When return to XM1-CH4 from Direct Mode, XM1-CH4 will continue the track
and the folder being played at XM1-CH5 (Direct Mode). As soon as the last track
of the folder is completed, iPod will go to All Songs folder.
3-2 Playlist Mode (with Text Display) + Direct Mode Configuration
(Note: this configuration supports text display but is applicable only to radio it has XM
button.)
3-2-1 Set DIP switches as follow:
DIP#2
DIP#3
DIP#4
OFF
ON
ON
Note: DIP switch #1 is only related to RCAAUX option setting and it
is independent from these DIP switches' setting.
3-2-2 Functions and Radio Buttons
•
Press XM button on radio to access iPod at XM1
•
Press XM button on radio to access XM stations at XM2. There will be a time
delay when switch from XM1 to XM2. The period of delay varies by radio
model.
•
Use DISC+ or DISC- button on radio to access Playlists, Direct Mode and RCA
AUX as follow: (note: DISC- is Preset button #5 and DISC+ is Preset button #6)
At....
•
Radio Plays
XM1-1
Playlist #1
XM1- 2
Playlist #2
XM1- 3
Playlist #3
XM1-4
Playlist #4
XM1- 5
Playlist #5
XM1- 6
Playlist #6
XM1-7
All Songs
XM1- 8
Direct Mode
XM1- 9
RCAAUX
Remark
IF DIP#1= ON
Push DISP button on radio to view text information of music. Text display on
radio is as follow: (Note: available on XM ready radio only)
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•
DISP
Prefix Text
Button
form Radio
1st Push->
Text from iPod
Note
XM CHannel NUMBER
track number
(1)
2nd Push->
XM CATEGORY
folder type & name
3rd Push->
NMAE
artist name
4th Push ->
TITLE
album name
4th Push->
XM CHannel NAME
title of music
Turn the TUNING knob to change track.
• . Press preset button #2 to begin the RANDOM track play and press the preset
#2 button 2nd time to terminate the RANDOM play.
•
Press the preset #3 or the preset #4 will retreat or advance 10 tracks
respectively.
•
Steering wheel control:
Several different steering wheel XM control designs are available form Honda
and Acura. Some of the designs allow PA15-HON2 does track up and track
down while others only allow Playlist or Folder change from steering wheel
remote control.
In general, it is able to do track up or down if the CH+ and CH- keys on steering
wheel are double-function type. Double-function means the CH+ and CHbuttons can perform two different tasks depends on the time length of it is being
pressed.
3-2-3 iPod Connecting and Playing
o
When iPod is connected to interface adaptor and XM on radio is pressed, iPod
will begin play at XM1-4 (some radio design displays XM1-CH 4).
o XM1- CH7 will continue play the track in the Folder which was played prior iPod
is connected to PA15-HON2. As soon as the last track if the Folder is completed
of playing, iPod will go to the first track of All Songs folder.
o When return to XM1-CH7 from a Playlist (Le. any CH amongXM1-CH1 to
XM1-CH6), XM1-CH7 will play the track where was left but points to All Songs
folder regardless which Folder or Playlist was played at XM 1-CH7 previously.
o When return to XM1-CH7 from Direct Mode, XM1-CH7 will continue the track and
the folder being played at XM1-CH8 (Direct Mode). As soon as the last track of
the folder is completed, iPod will go to All Songs folder.
o If iPod has more than 6 Playlists, see Section 5 of·this manual for Playlist Naming
instructions.
3-3 Playlist Mode (without Text Display) + Direct Mode Configuration
Note: Radio without a XM button must use this configuration of PA 15·HON2.
3-3-1 Set DIP switches as follow:
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DIP#2
DIP#3
DIP#4
ON
ON
ON
Note: DIP switch #1 is only related to RCAAUX option setting and it
is independent from these DIP switches' setting.
3-3-2 Functions and Radio Buttons
•
Press CD or AUX button on radio to access iPod.
•
Use D!SC+ or DISC- button on radio to access Playlist, Direct Mode and RCA
AUX as follow:
At....
•
Remark
Radio Plays
Disc 1
Playlist
#1
Disc 2
Playlist
#2
Disc 3
Playlist #3
Disc 4
Playlist
#4
Disc 5
Playlist
#5
Disc 6
Playlist
#6
Disc 7
All Songs
Disc 8
Direct Mode
Disc 9
RCAAUX
IF DIP#1= ON
Track up and down from steering wheel remote control is supported.
3-3-3 iPod Connecting and Playing
•
When iPod is connected to interface adaptor and CD button is pressed, iPod will
play at DISC # 7.
•
DISC #7 will continue play the track in the Folder which was played prior iPod is
connected to PA15-HON2. As soon as the last track if the Folder is completed of
playing, iPod will go to the first track of All Songs folder.
•
When return to DISC #7 from a Playlist (Le. any DISC among DISC #1 to DISC
#6), DISC 7 will play the track where was left but points to All Songs folder
regardless which Folder or Playlist was played previously.
•
When return to DISC #7 from Direct Mode, DISC #7 will continue the track and
the folder being played at DISC #8 (Direct Mode). As soon as the last track of
the folder is completed, iPod will go to All Songs folder.
•
If iPod has more than 6 Plylists, see section 5 for the instruction of Playlist.
SECTION 4.
CABLE CONNECTION
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Step 1- Decide which MODE to use and set DIP switches according to information in
Section 3.
Step 2- Must remove or eject all CDs ou't from radio.
Step 3- Remove radio out from dash,
Step 4- Plug the 14-pin male connector on USA SPEC CAS-H2y cable to radio. If a factory
cable has the same identical 14-pin male connector already connected to radio,
unplug the factory cable from radio first.
Step 5- If your setting of DIP switch #2 is at OFF position and also the vehicle has
factory XM receiver, go to Step 12 instead of Step 6 III
Step 6- Plug the factory 14-pinmale connector to USA SPEC 14-pin female connector on
CAS-H2y cable. Refer to Fig.(1) in this manual.
Step 7- Plug the round 8-pin DIN connector on USA SPEC CAS-H2y cable to adaptor
where is labeled RADIO.
Step 8- If the vehicle has Rear-Seat-Entertainment system, wire ACCessory power with a
relay. [refer to Fig. (2)]
Step 9- Connect your audio source to the RCA jacks on adaptor if AUX option is selected
by DIP switch #1 = ON.
Step10- Plug CB-PA105 cable to adaptor where is labeled iPod.
Step 11- Reinstall radio back to dash only after a successful test is done.
step12- Plug factory 14-pin cable to the 14-pin female connector on USA SPEC
CAS-HXM cable. (refer to Fig.3)
step13- Plug the 14-pin male connector on USA SPEC CAS-HXM cable to the 14-pin
female connector on USA SPEC CAS-H2y.
step14- Plug the orange color wire on CAS-HXM to PA 15-HON2 adaptor where is
labeled XM.
step 14- Go to Step 7, 8, 9, and 10.
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2-POSITION DIP SWITCH
ON: when switch is at bottom position
CONNECT TO iPod
REAR VIEW
TOiPod
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i3Vi:J Player or Satellite Receiver
CAR AUDIO
Fig. (1)
Note:
To work with the rear seat entertamment system, please wire the ace power
( switched power) from radio to the iPod intelfaee box through a relay.
FEMALE CONNECTOR
(WIRE SIDE VIEW)
MALE CONNECTOR ....~----,
(WIRE SIDE VIEW)
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CAS-H2y CABLE
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GROUND
BOSCH RELAY ( SPOT)
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NOTE: THE OTHER WIRES ON USMPEC CAS-H2y CABLE ARE NOT SHOWN
ON THE DIAGRAM.
Fig. (2)
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II
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BACK OF RADIO
CAS-H2Y CABLE
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Orange wire
,
CAS·HXM CABLE
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,
4 pin male
Blut wire
"
( NOT TO BE USED)
FACTORY
XM CABLE
Fig.(3)
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SECTION 5. Playlist Naming
5-1 When iPod is connected to your radio via PA15-HON2, the adaptor scan all
available Playlists and Folders on iPod and looks for designated HONDA Playlists
which are created with iTune for direct access from HONDA I ACURA radio. The
designated HONDA Playlists should be named as follow if your iPod has more than
6 Playlists.
Playlist # 1: HONDA1
Playlist # 2: HONDA2
Playlist # 3: HONDA3
Playlist # 4: HONDA4
Playlist # 5: HONDA5
Playlist # 6: HONDA6
The word HONDA must be in capital letters and there can be no spaces between the
word HONDA and numbers.
You may append text to the designated HONDA Playlist names. Example:
HONDA1-jazz, HONDA3_Favorite3, HONDA5podcast, etc.
5-2 If no designated HONDA Playlists are created with iTune, PA15-HON2 adaptor will
automatically relates the first 6 available Playlists on iPod to Playlist # 1 to # 6
regardless how the Playlists are named.
5-3 If less than 6 designated HONDA Playlists are created, PA15-HON2 will
automatically fill up the rest of Playlist numbers beginning with the first available
Playlist on iPod. Example: if only 3 designated HODA1, HONDA3 and HONDA5
Playlists are created, the Playlist # will be:
Playlist # 1: HONDA 1....
Playlsit # 2: (the 1sl available Playlist on iPod)
Playlist # 3: HONDA3...
Playlist # 4: (the 2nd available Playlist on iPod)
Playlist # 5: HONDA5....
rd
Playlist # 6: (the 3 available Playlist on iPod)
XM is a registered trade name of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
iPod, iTune are the registered trade name of Apple Computer Inc.
Honda and Acura are registered trade mark of Honda Motor Corporation.
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