AAMP of America iSimple Owner`s manual

Expand Your Factory Radio
add
iPod
®
Harness Connection
Port 1

Port 2


Dip Switches
(See Manual)

USB

TOYOTA
/
Owner’s
LEXUS / SCION
Manual
Owner’s Manual
Media
Gateway
Media Gateway
PXAMG
PXAMG
PGHTY1
iSimple®,
iSimple®
a division of AAMP of America™
A Division
of AAMP of America™
13160 56th Court Clearwater, Florida 33760
13190 56th Court Clearwater, FL 33760
Ph. 866-788-4237
Ph. 866-788-4237
support@peripheralelectronics.com
support@isimplesolutions.com
of Florida,
©2009©2007
AAMPAAMP
of Florida,
Inc. Inc.
www.isimplesolutions.com
09-10-09
Table of Contents
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Pages
Introduction
2
Precautions
2
Compatibility Notes
3
Dipswitch Settings
3
Installation
4-5
iPod Operation
5
HD Radio Operation (if equipped) 7
Selecting Sirius Input
7
(if equipped)
8. Selecting AUX Input
9. Selecting Factory Satellite
8
8
10. Troubleshooting
11. Warranty Info
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10
(if equipped)
iSimple®,
a division of AAMP of America™
13160 56th Court Clearwater, Florida 33760
Ph. 800-477-2267 ext. 230
support@peripheralelectronics.com
©2009 AAMP of Florida, Inc.
Media Gateway & Optional Add-ons
*The Media Gateway
will only support 2
inputs.
a
Media Gateway Harness
Part #: PGHTY1
a
ess
Conn
USB
ectio
n
a
Dip
Swi
tch
(See
Man es
ual)
Harn
a
Port
2
Media Gateway
Part #: PXAMG

1
a
Harness Connection
Port
iPod
Not Included
Factory Radio
Not Included
Port 1

Port 2


Dip Switches
(See Manual)
USB

PXAMGSR Cable
(sold separately)
11Ft. iPod Cable
3Ft. HD Radio Cable
HD RadioTM Tuner
(sold separately)
Part #: HDRT
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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the iSimple® Media Gateway. The Media Gateway is
designed to provide endless hours of listening pleasure from your factory radio. To
ensure that your iPod performs correctly with your radio, we recommend that you
read this entire manual before attempting installation of the Media Gateway.
The Media Gateway allows connectivity for iPod, Sirius Satellite Radio tuner
(SCC1 sold seperately) and the HD Radio tuner (HDRT sold separately),
enabling full control of these devices from the factory installed radio.
It also retains original system features such as satellite radio and rear seat
entertainment (if equipped).
2. Precautions
UPDATING iPod FIRMWARE
For proper operation of the Media Gateway, your iPod must be updated with the most
recent version of firmware from Apple. This is done on your computer. To update the
software on the iPod go to: http://www.apple.com/ipod/download/.
Follow the directions on the website to complete the download. There is no charge for
this update.
PREVENTING DAMAGE TO YOUR VEHICLE OR iPod.
To eliminate the risk of an electrical short, we recommend disconnecting the
vehicle’s battery prior to installation. If you do not feel comfortable making these
connections, we suggest you seek professional installation. We recommend that the
iPod be disconnected from the interface when the vehicle is not in use.
PROPER MOUNTING LOCATION
Securely install the interface in a location free from; heat, humidity, moving parts,
sharp metal edges or direct sunlight. We recommend securing the interface to a
suitable location using; double sided tape, VelcroTM or zip-ties.
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3. Compatibility Notes
Radio MUST have a button labeled “AM/SAT”. This indicates that the radio is
satellite ready. Please visit www.isimplesolutions.com for the most up to date
application information and to verify your vehicle’s compatibility.
4. Dipswitch Settings
All 4 dipswitches MUST be set in the OFF (up) position for proper operation
except for the 2010 Toyota Camry. The 2010 Toyota Camry requires dipswitch
one to be in the ON (down) position.
2010 Toyota Camry
All 2010 Vehicles with Navigation
All Other Vehicles
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5. Installation
1. When making electrical connections it is always recommended that the vehicle’s
battery be disconnected from the electrical system before performing the installation.
2. Carefully remove the trim panels covering the 10mm bolts that secure the radio into
the dash cavity. Remove these bolts, and carefully pull the radio from the dash of the
vehicle. This will provide access to the factory radio connectors where you will
connect the Media Gateway harness.
3. Disconnect the factory 12-Pin harness (if present) from the back of the radio.
Disconnect the antenna from the radio.
4. Connect the 8-Pin iPod docking cable into the first port on the Media Gateway
(farthest away from dipswitches). Carefully run the 11 foot iPod cable behind the dash
to the location where the iPod will be mounted or stored (for example the glove box
or center console). This location will vary based on the vehicle, and the customer’s
prefrence. When running this cable through the dash be sure to secure it away from
moving parts or sharp metal edges that may damage the cable.
5. If connecting the HD Radio Tuner (HDRT sold separartely), make the folllowing
connections before connecting the PXAMG to the vehichle. Plug the 3 foot HD
Radio Cable (8-Pin mini-din to 8-Pin mini-din) cable into the second port (closest to
the dipswitches) on the Media Gateway. Connect the other end of this cable into the
HD Radio tuner. Connect the factory antenna cable into the antenna connection on
the HD Radio tuner (HDRT).
NOTICE:
After removing the radio, if there are two antenna leads connected into the back
of the radio, your vehicle is equipped with a diversity antenna system. When
connecting the HDRT follow these steps to provide ensure the best performance
of the HD Radio Tuner. If you do not feel comfortable making these connections
you will need to purchase the PGHTYHD harness (sold separately).
1. Locate factory Power antenna wire in radio’s wiring harness. This wire will be in Pin
location #18 (See Diagram)
2. Cut this wire about 2 inches from the back of the radio.
3. Carefully remove about ½ an inch of insulation from the wire on the VEHICLE’S
side. (Not the wire connecting into the radio)
4. Locate the accessory wire Pin location # 20 (See diagram)
5. About 2 inches away from the radio carefully remove about ½ an inch of insulation
from this accessory wire.
6. Connect the vehicle’s side of the Power antenna
wire(stripped) to the accessory wire. (solder this
connection to ensure the best connection possible)
7. Insulate this new connection on the Accessory wire
to prevent an electrical short
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6. If connecting the Satellite Radio tuner (SCC1 sold separartely), make the folllowing
connections before connecting the PXAMG to the vehicle. Plug the black end of the 3
foot PXAMGSR (8-Pin mini-din to 8-Pin mini-din; sold seperately) into the second port
(closest to the dipswitches) on the Media Gateway. If you are installing the Satellite
Radio Tuner with the HDRT, connect the PXAMGSR cable to the port farthest from the
dipswitches. Connect the gray end of this cable into the Satellite Radio tuner.
7. Plug in the male connectors on the PGHTY1 harness into the 12-pin port on the
back of the radio. Next, connect the factory 12-pin harness (if present) into the female
connector on the PGHTY1 harness. Be sure to make a firm connection but do not force
it. Plug the Black micro-fit 24-pin connector on the PGHTY1 harness into the PXAMG
Media Gateway box.
8. To complete the installation secure the Media Gateway (PXAMG) and HD Radio
tuner (HDRT if equipped) into the cavity in the dash behind the radio. Be sure that the
cables and interface modules are not near moving parts or sharp metal edges as they
may damage the cables. To prevent rattling noises inside the dash, use zip ties, tape,
or other fasteners to mount the interfaces securely.
9. With all connections made, reconnect the vehicle’s battery, insert the key into the
ignition, and turn the vehicle on. Check for proper operation of the Media Gateway and
HD Radio tuner before reinstalling the factory dash panels.
10. Note: The first time you access the Gateway, your radio may display “DEV INIT”
while the device is initializing. If this is displayed, please wait one minute then cycle the
ignition off and on. Then access SAT mode again to begin normal gateway operation.
6. iPod Operation
Entering Mode Select Menu
Press the “AM/SAT” button to switch to AM then again to switch back to SAT.
Turn the TUNE KNOB or press “TUNE ▲” to scroll through the available sources.
Once “IPOD” is displayed, press PRESET 3 to select the displayed mode.
Next Track
Turn the TUNE KNOB clockwise or press “TUNE ▲” to advance to the next track.
Previous Track
Turn the TUNE KNOB counter-clockwise or press “TUNE ▼” to move back to the previous
track.
Fast Forward
Press PRESET 2 repeatedly to fast forward the song that is playing.
Rewind
Press PRESET 1 repeatedly to rewind the song that is playing.
Entering “BROWSE” Menu / Select
Press PRESET 3 to enter the browse menu or to make a selection while in the browse
menu.
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Menu UP
Press PRESET 4 to move back one step in the browse menu.
Exit Browse menu
After 10 seconds of inactivity, the browse menu will time out and return to normal
operation.
Steering Wheel Controls
Press the “▲” button to advance to the next track.
Press the “▼” button to return to the previous track.
Browse by Artist
Press PRESET 3 to enter the browse menu.
”PL: LIST” will appear on your display.
Turn the rotary TUNE KNOB or Press “SEEK>” until ARTIST is displayed.
Press PRESET 3 to select browse by Artist.
The list of Artists on your iPod will be displayed one at a time in alphabetical order.
“AR” will be displayed in front of the artist’s name to indicate that you are searching
for an artist.
Turn the rotary TUNE KNOB or Press “SEEK>” to cycle through the artists.
When the desired artist is displayed on the radio,
Press PRESET 3 to select the artist and display the albums by that artist.
The Albums from the selected Artist will be displayed one at a time in
alphabetical order. “AL” will be displayed in front of the name of the album to indicate you are searching for an album.
Turn the rotary TUNE KNOB or Press “SEEK>” to cycle through the albums.
Once the desired album is displayed,
Press PRESET 3 to select the desired Album.
The first song in the album will be displayed. “TR” will be displayed in front of the
song title to indicate that a “track” or song title is being displayed.
Turn the rotary TUNE KNOB or Press “SEEK>” to cycle through the songs in
the selected album.
Songs are listed in the order in which they appear in the album, not alphabetically. Once
the radio displays the name of the desired song,
Press PRESET 3 to select and play the desired song.
The display will automatically change to show the title of the chosen song. Press
the “TEXT” button to toggle between track title and artist name.
7. HD Radio Operation
Entering Mode Select Menu
Press the “AM/SAT” button to switch to AM then again to switch back to SAT.
Turn the TUNE KNOB or press “TUNE ▲” to scroll through the available sources.
Once “HD RADIO” is displayed, press PRESET 3 to select the displayed mode.
Tune Up
Turn the TUNE KNOB clockwise or press “TUNE ▲” manually tune up.
Seek Up
Press the SEEK> button to seek up to next available station.
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Tune Down
Turn the rotary TUNE KNOB counter-clockwise or press “TUNE ▼” to manually tune
down.
Seek Down
Press the <SEEK button to seek down to the next available station.
Changing Bands
Press the “AM/SAT” button to switch between AM and FM bands.
Store Presets
Tune to the station you want to store as a preset. Press and hold the preset button on
which you want to store the channel.
Recall Presets
Press the preset button that corresponds with the channel you want to recall.
Changing Display
Press the “TEXT” button to toggle between HD artist and HD title.
8. Sirius Satellite Radio Operation
Entering Mode Select Menu
Press the “AM/SAT” button to switch to AM then again to switch back to SAT.
Turn the TUNE KNOB or press “TUNE ▲” to scroll through the available sources.
Once “SIRIUS” is displayed, press PRESET 3 to select the displayed mode.
Channel Up
Turn the rotary TUNE KNOB clockwise or press “TUNE ▲” to move up through
the channels
Channel Down
Turn the rotary TUNE KNOB counter-clockwise or press “TUNE ▼” to move down
through the channels
Category Up
Press the TYPE> button to move up through the categories.
Category Down
Press the <TYPE button to move down through the categories.
Store Presets
Tune to the station you want to store as a preset. Press and hold the preset button on
which you want to store the channel.
Recall Presets
Press the preset button that corresponds with the channel you want to recall.
Changing Display
Press the “TEXT” button to display artist and track information
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9.Selecting AUX Input
Entering Mode Select Menu
Press the “AM/SAT” button to switch to AM then again to switch back to SAT.
Turn the TUNE KNOB or press “TUNE ▲” to scroll through the available sources.
Once “AUX” is displayed, press PRESET 3 to select the displayed mode.
10. Selecting Factory Installed Sat
(if equipped)
Entering Mode Select Menu
Press the “AM/SAT” button to switch to AM then again to switch back to SAT.
Turn the TUNE KNOB or press “TUNE ▲” to scroll through the available sources.
Once “SAT” is displayed, press PRESET 3 to select the displayed mode.
Factory Sat Operation
Refer to the owners’ manual that came with your factory radio.
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10. Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Radio shows iPod
not connected
iPod cable is not
Verify the docking cable is connected
connected to iPod or to the Media Gateway, and the iPod
Gateway.
I can not correctly
control the iPod
through the radio.
The iPod firmware
may be out of date.
Update iPod firmware for free at http://
www.apple.com/ipod/download
I have updated my
iPod’s firmware
and still have
control issues
Sometimes the
iPods needs to be
reset
Press and hold the click wheel (center
button) and the menu button for 10
seconds. This will reboot the iPod.
YOU WILL NOT LOSE MUSIC on the
iPod by doing this reset
I don’t see iPod
artist or song
information on the
screen
The radio is
Press the Text / Scan button to see
displaying a different text
text field
I can’t use my
iPod’s click wheel
to select music
The iPod is in
external control
mode. This allows
text to be displayed
on the radio screen
Press the Aux / Sat button and select
AUX 2 source to control the iPod
manually using the click wheel
The Media
Gateway does
not recognize the
HD Radio tuner
(HDRT)
The HD tuner
was not properly
connected when
the PXAMG was
first connected and
initialized.
HDRT must be connected before the
PXAMG is powered on. Disconnect
the PXAMG from the vehicles harness
for 5 minutes. Verify the 8 pin DIN
HDRT cable is securely connected
at both ends before reconnecting the
vehicle harness.
Radio shows “DEV
INIT”
Gateway device is
initializing
This only occurs the first time the
PXAMG is powered on. Wait a few
minutes, cycle ignition off and on then
enter SAT Mode.
When I listen to
the factory AM or
FM radio there
is only static, no
audio.
Factory antenna
cable is connected
to the HD Radio
tuner.
Use Gateway to access HD Radio
source. This will provide all AM and
FM reception for your vehicle.
No AM or FM
Factory antenna
reception using the cable is not
HD Radio source
connected to the HD
Radio tuner (HDRT)
Remove from factory radio, connect
into HDRT module. Note* some
vehicles need to use the supplied
antenna adaptor to make this
connection.
HD Radio station
quality fluctuates
or is lost randomly
This is expected performance. The
Digital HD Radio playback will resume
in areas of higher broadcast signal
strength.
The HD Tuner is
temporarily losing
reception of the
Digital HD Radio
broadcast signal
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11. Warranty
One Year Limited Warranty
The quality controls used in the manufacture of this product will ensure your
satisfaction. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of this product from
an authorized iSimple dealer. This warranty covers any supplied or manufactured
parts of this product that, upon inspection by iSimple authorized personnel, is found
to have failed in normal use due to defects in material or workmanship. This warranty
does not apply to installation expenses. Attempting to service or modify this unit,
operating this unit under conditions other than the recommended voltage will render this
WARRANTY VOID.
Unless otherwise prescribed by law, iSimple shall not be liable for any personal
injury, property damage and or any incidental or consequential damages of any
kind (including water damage) resulting from malfunctions, defects, misuse,
improper installation or alteration of this product. All parts of this iSimple product
are guaranteed for a period of 1 year as follows:
Within the first 12 months from date of purchase, subject to the conditions above,
iSimple will repair or replace the product at their discretion, if it is defective in
material or workmanship providing it is returned to an Authorized iSimple Dealer,
with PROOF OF PURCHASE from an authorized iSimple dealer.
Warning:
This equipment may be reset by unintentional electrostatic discharge during operation. Exposure to direct sunlight or extreme heat may cause damage or malfunction.
FCC Class B Radio Frequency
Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television recption, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
1. Reorientate or relocate the receiving antenna.
2. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
3. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that of which the receiver is connected.
4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / television technical for help.
Notice : The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user authority to operate the equipment.
For Best Performance Have It
Professionally Installed.
www.isimplesolutions.com
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For Best Performance Have It
Professionally Installed.