Dension iGateway iPod Car Kit (formally Gateway 100)
A complete integration kit to connect your iPod or iPhone to your vehicles factory radio system
The Dension iPod Interface brings complete integration of the Apple iPod or iPhone with your factory fitted stereo. The Dension Gateway 100 is our standard solution for most vehicles. Providing you with full iPod control from your car’s original radio, the simple aim is to provide iPod integration without making unnecessary changes to your car’s original equipment or dashboard. Choose an iPod cradle from the addons or choose docking cable for an even neater installation by simply having everything tucked away in your glove box or armrest.
note: images are for illustration only - may not resemble your actual car
Dension translates CD changer messages to iPod controls and switches the iPod automatically on and off as you select/deselect the CD changer source and your iPod is charged while connected.
The Gateway 100 iPod car adapter works like an interpreter between your devices and the car, converting instructions from the car’s controls into a language that your iPod can understand and respond to. When connected into the car, Gateway 100 emulates a CD changer (usually, sometimes it’s an auxiliary input), thus making those controls on the radio available to control the devices connected to it. Of course, every Gateway 100 comes with a comprehensive user manual, but in most cases, you select the CD changer function, then CD6, and a series of menus are opened up to you to control your music. The FFWD key and/or steering wheel controls are then all you need to navigate around your iPod. Gateway 100 will also send all this information to the display in your car, which might be in the radio, between the dials (speed and revs), or in the radio display, so you can always see exactly where you are or what’s playing. If your car is fitted with a CD changer, the Dension Gateway will take its place, but you can retain it by fitting a CD retention kit. Please note though that text capable cars do not support CDC retention.
Using the controls on the radio or the steering wheel, the menus of the iPod can then be browsed and music selected. Depending on your cars display capability, you will see information displayed on your radio or information cluster* telling you the song details (e.g. Songs, albums, artists etc), or where you are in the menus. As a rough guide, if your car displays radio station names, it is probably capable of displaying your iPod track information. *The amount of text available depends on the car’s capabilities.
Dension Gateway Cradle The Active cradle is meant to be mounted to the dashboard via the supplied vent clips that allow you to attach the Cradle to any vents on the dash so the iPhone/iPod display is clear to see and the device is easier to control.
Dension Gateway iPod Cable The Dock cable is designed so that the iPhone/iPod is discretely tucked in the glove box or armrest. The Dock Cable is the obvious choice if you wish to use the Dension Gateway iPod Interface Mode. The dock cable is included in the standard Dension iGateway package.
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Dension iGateway GW17BM4 iPod Car Kit
BMW Compatibility Chart
|Car Model||Year||Radio Description||Notes|
|3-Series, E46||1998 - 2005||All, 16:9 Navigation||1,2|
|5-Series, E39||2000 - 2003||All, Business||1,2|
|5-Series, E39||2000 - 2003||All, MID Radio||1,2|
|5-Series, E39||2000 - 2003||All, Professional||1,2|
|5-Series, E39||2000 - 2003||All, 16:9 Navigation||1,2|
|Compact||2001 - 2006||All, 16:9 Navigation||1,2|
|X3||2004 - 2010||All, Business CD||1,2|
|X3||2004 - 2010||All, Professional||1,2|
|X3||2004 - 2010||All, 16:9 Navigation||1,2|
|X5||2001 - 2006||All, Business||1,2|
|X5||2001 - 2006||All, MID Radio||1,2|
|X5||2001 - 2006||All, Professional||1,2|
|X5||2001 - 2006||All, 16:9 Navigation||1,2|
|Z4||2003 - 2008||All, Business||1,2|
|Z4||2003 - 2008||All, Business Navigation||1,2|
|Z4||2003 - 2008||All, Professional Navigation||1,2|
|Z8||2002 - 2003||All, Business||1,2|
|Z8||2002 - 2003||All, Business CD||1,2|
NOTE 1: For vehicle with Quadlock 40 Pin Connector - If un-sure check connection at the back of stereo.
NOTE 2: Head Units with DSP are not supported yet. External CD-Changer capability is required
|Dension BMW Compatibility Chart [BMW-12-06-2012]|
|Please check the compatibility with your vehicle here. Please note that ID3 tags (artist, title, album) text is visible on compatible radios. If your radio is not compatible the information is still displayed on the iPod.|
|Dension iPod Compatibility Chart [Updated-02-12-11]|
iPod/iPhone Supported Models:
If you are unsure about the suitability of this product please contact us via the ask us about this item link at the top of this page or telephone us and we will gladly assist you.
Car information and entertainment systems can be complex networks, so we always recommends that you have your installation carried out by a qualified installer. If you wish Car Communications to carry out the installation at an address of your choice anywhere in the UK please select from addons above before adding to cart.
Our products are professionally installed at your home or workplace anywhere in the UK by our own network of accredited engineers. The installation will vary slightly in different cars, but in each case, you will have either a cradle, or a dock cable to connect your iPod to. Your installer will ask and advise as to the best place to situate this in your vehicle. The Gateway itself is small and will be installed securely out of sight behind the dash. Dension products are all designed so that there is no need to cut cables.
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