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Expand Your Factory Radio

iSimple®

A Division of AAMP of America™

13190 56th Court Clearwater, FL 33760

Ph. 866-788-4237

support@isimplesolutions.com

©2009 AAMP of Florida, Inc.

www.isimplesolutions.com

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Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

Pages

1. Introduction 

2

2. Precautions 

2

3. Compatibility  

3

4.  Dipswitch Settings 

3

5. Installation 

4

6.  iPod Operation 

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7.  HD Radio Operation 

(if equipped)

   9

8. Sirius Satellite Radio Operation

    

(if equipped) 

9

8.  Selecting AUX Input 

10

9.  Selecting Factory Satellite 

10 

(if equipped)

10. Troubleshooting  

11

11. Warranty Info  

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Media Gateway & Optional Add-ons

Media Gateway Harness

Part #: PGHGM4

Factory Radio

Not Included

iPod

Not Included

Media Gateway

Part #: PXAMG 

3Ft. HD Radio Cable

 (Sold with HDRT)

11Ft. iPod Cable

 

HD Radio

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 Tuner 

(sold seperately)

Part #: HDRT  

Antenna Adapter 

(Sold Separately)

*The Media Gateway 
will only support 2 
inputs.

PXAMGSR Cable

(sold separately) 

Harness Connection

Port 1

Port 2

Dip Switches

(See Manual)

USB

 


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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.

Some  installations  require  you  to  make  wiring  connections.  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, Velcro

TM

 or zip-ties.

  

 


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3. Compatibility

Your vehicle MUST either be equipped with, or have the ability to support 
Satellite Radio. Please visit www.isimplesolutions.com for the most up to date 
application information  and to verify your vehicle’s compatibility.

4. Dipswitch Settings

Navigation Radios: All 4 dipswitches MUST be set in the OFF (up) position for 
proper operation.

Non-Navigation Radios: Dipswitch 2 MUST be set in the ON (down) position for 
proper operation.

Navigation Radios

Non-Navigation Radios

 


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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 16-Pin harnesses 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) 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) Using a iSimple BAA20 antenna adaptor if needed to make 
this connection.

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. Locate the two 14-pin female connectors on the PGHGM4 harness. Plug the 
vehicle’s 14-pin and 16-pin male connectors into the PGHGM4 connectors. Plug 
the male connectors of the PGHGM4 harness into the back of the radio. Plug the 

Black micro-fit 24-pin connector on the PGHGM4 harness into the PXAMG Media 
Gateway box.

8. To complete the installation secure the Media Gateway (PXAMG) and HD Radio 
tuner (HDRT) 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.

 


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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 “XM” icon. Immediately turn the TUNE KNOB to scroll through 

available sources. Once “IPOD” is displayed, press PRESET 2 to select the 
displayed mode.

Next Track

Turn the TUNE KNOB to the right one notch to advance to the next track.

Previous Track

Turn the TUNE KNOB to the left one notch to move back to the previous track.

Fast Forward
Press “SEEK 

Λ

 

 to fast forward the song that is playing. Press “SEEK 

Λ

 

  

again to resume play.

Rewind
Press “ SEEK 

V

 

 to rewind the song that is playing. Press “ SEEK 

V

 

” again to 

resume play.

Entering Browse Menu / Select

Press PRESET 2 to enter the browse menu or to make a selection  
while in the browse menu.

Menu UP

Press PRESET 1 to move back in the Browse menu.

 


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Browse by Artist

Press PRESET 2 to enter the browse menu.

”PL:LIST” will appear on your display. 
Turn the rotary tune knob until “AR:ARTIST” is displayed.
Press PRESET 2 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 to cycle through the artists.
When the desired artist is displayed on the radio,
Press the PRESET 2 button 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 to cycle through the albums.

Once the desired album is displayed,
Press the PRESET 2 button 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 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 the PRESET 2 button to select and play the desired song.
The display will automatically change to display and scroll the title of the  
chosen song.   

7. HD Radio Operation

Entering Mode Select Menu

Press the “XM” icon. Immediately turn the TUNE KNOB to scroll through 

available sources. Once “HD RADIO” is displayed, press PRESET 2 to select the 
displayed mode.

Tune Up  
Turn the rotary tune knob to the right to manually tune up.

Seek Up
Press the “SEEK 

Λ

 

 button to seek up to next available station.

Tune Down
Turn the rotary tune knob to the left to manually tune down.

Seek Down
Press the“SEEK 

V

 

 button to seek down to next available station.

Changing Bands

To switch between AM and FM bands, press the “Category” button until AM or FM is 
displayed on the screen. Press the softkey to select the desired band. 

 


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Store Presets
To Store a station into the Preset memory, tune to the station, to enter the preset 

menu, press PRESET 2. Turn the tune knob to select the preset location (1-18) 
where you wish to store the preset. when the preset position is displayed (for example 

PRE1) press “SEEK V” to store the preset into memory.  The screen will display “PR 

SAVED” and your preset has been stored into memory.

Recall Presets

To recall a preset saved in memory, press PRESET 2 to enter the preset menu. Use 
the tune knob to scroll through the stored preset stations. when the desired preset is 
displayed, press the “SEEK 

Λ

 button to select it.

Exit menus

Press PRESET 1 to exit the preset menu and continue playing the current station. 

“EXIT” will be displayed when button is pressed. You can also wait the allotted 10 
seconds and the menu will exit automatically.

8. Sirius Satellite Radio Operation

Entering Mode Select Menu

Press the “XM” icon. Immediately turn the TUNE KNOB to scroll through 

available sources. Once “SIRIUS” is displayed, press PRESET 2 to select the 
displayed mode.

Channel Up  
Turn the rotary TUNE KNOB clockwise to move up through the channels.

Channel Down
Turn the rotary TUNE KNOB counter-clockwise to move down through the channels.

Category Selection

Press the “Category” icon then press the icon that corresponds with the Category 
you wish to select.

Store Presets
Press and hold the preset button on which you want to store the channel.

Please Note: If you are using the Media Gateway to add Sirius but 

still have factory XM installed, it is important to keep the presets in 

seperate banks.

Recall Presets
Press the preset button that corresponds with the channel you want to recall.

Steering Wheel Controls 

Press the “▲” button to cycle up through the presets.

Press the “▼” button to cycle down through the presets.

Press the “►I” button to tune within a category.

 


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8. Selecting AUX Input

Press the “XM” icon. Immediately turn the TUNE KNOB to scroll through 

available sources. Once “AUX” is displayed, press PRESET 2 to select the 
displayed mode.

9.  Selecting Factory Installed Sat  

(if equipped)

Press the “XM” icon. Immediately turn the TUNE KNOB to scroll through 

available sources. Once “SAT” is displayed, press PRESET 2 to select the 
displayed mode.

Factory Sat Operation
Refer to the owners’ manual that came with your vehicle.

 


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10.  Troubleshooting

Symptom

Cause

Remedy

Radio shows iPod not 
connected

iPod cable is not connected to 
iPod or Gateway. 

Verify the docking cable is connected to the 
Media Gateway, and the iPod

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 displaying a 

different text field

Press the Text / Scan button to see text

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 one minute, 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 
reception using the HD 
Radio source

Factory antenna cable is not 
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

The HD Tuner is temporarily 
losing reception of the Digital 
HD Radio broadcast signal

This is expected performance. The Digital 
HD Radio playback will resume in areas of 
higher broadcast signal strength.

 


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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 op-

eration. Exposure to direct sunlight or extreme heat may cause damage or mal-
function.

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  reception,  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. Re-orientate or relocate the receiving antenna.
        2. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
        3. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit differant 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.

 


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