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Owner’s  

Manual 

Media Gateway 

PXAMG

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

Harness Connection

Port 1

Port 2

Dip Switches

(See Manual)

USB

Acura

Owner’s Manual

Media Gateway 

PXAMG

PGHHD2C

Rev. 03-19-10

Inst008

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iPod

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Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

Pages

1. Introduction 

2

2. Precautions 

2

3. Compatibility Notes 

3

4.  Dipswitch Settings 

3

5. Installation 

4-5

6.  iPod Operation 

5

7.  HD Radio Operation 

    (if equipped)  

6

8. Selecting AUX Input 

7

9.  Selecting Factory Satellite 

(if equipped)

10.  Troubleshooting 

8

11.  Warranty Info 

9

 


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Harness Connection

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Port 1

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Port 2

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Dip Switches

(See Manual)

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USB

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Media Gateway & Optional Add-ons

Media Gateway Harness

Part #: PGHHD2C

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)

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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 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 (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, Velcro

TM

 or zip-ties.

  

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3. Compatibility

Your vehicle MUST be equipped with XM Satellite Radio that has the XM Nav-
Traffic feature. Please visit www.isimplesolutions.com for the most up to date 
application information  and to verify your vehicle’s compatibility.

4. Dipswitch Settings

Dipswitch 2 MUST be set in the ON (down) position for proper operation.

ALL 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 in the passenger side of the trunk to access the 
XM  Satellite  Radio  tuner.    This  will  provide  access  to  the  factory  radio  connectors 
where you will connect the Media Gateway harness.

3. Disconnect the factory 20-Pin harness from the Satellite Radio tuner.

4. Connect the 8-Pin iPod docking cable into the first port on the Media Gateway 
(farthest away from dipswitches). Carefully run the 20 foot iPod cable 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 vehicle 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).

6.  Plug  the  male  connector  on  the  PGHHD2C  harness  into  the  20-pin  port  on  the 
XM  Satellite  Radio  tuner.  Next,  connect  the  factory  20-pin  harness  into  the  female 

connector on the PGHHD2C harness. Be sure to make a firm connection but do not 

force it. Plug the Black micro-fit 24-pin connector on the PGHHD2C harness into the 
PXAMG Media Gateway box.

7. To complete the installation secure the Media Gateway (PXAMG) and HD Radio 
tuner (HDRT if equipped) into the cavity with the XM Satellite Radio tuner. 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 trunk, use zip ties,  
tape, or other fasteners to mount the interfaces securely.

8. 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.
       

9. 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.

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6.  iPod Operation  

Entering Mode Select Menu

Press the “AM-FM” button then press the “XM or “AUX” button. Turn the rotary TUNE 

KNOB or press “TUNE ▲” until “IPOD” is displayed. The PXAMG will auto select the 
mode after 6  seconds of inactivity.

Next Track

Turn the rotary TUNE KNOB clockwise or press the “TUNE ▲” button to advance to 
the next track. 

Previous Track

Turn the rotary TUNE KNOB counter clockwise or press the “TUNE ▼” button to move 
back to the previous track. 

Fast Forward
Press PRESET 4 repeatedly to fast forward the song that is playing. 

Rewind
Press PRESET 3 repeatedly to rewind the song that is playing.

Entering “BROWSE” Menu / Select
Press PRESET 6 to enter the browse menu or to make a selection while in the browse 
menu.

Menu UP
Press PRESET 5 to move back one step in the browse menu.

Exit Browse menu
After  10  seconds  of  inactivity  the  menu  will  time  out  and  return  to  normal 
operation. 

Random

Press PRESET 2 to turn random ON/OFF (RDM song, RDM album, RDM off).

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7. HD Radio Operation

Entering Mode Select Menu

Press the “AM-FM” button then press the “XM or “AUX” button. Turn the rotary TUNE 

KNOB or press “TUNE ▲” until “HD-FM” is displayed. The PXAMG will auto select 
the mode after  seconds of inactivity.

Tune Up  

Turn the rotary TUNE KNOB clockwise or press the “TUNE ▲” button to manually tune 
up.

Seek Up
Press the SEEK> button to seek up to next available station.

Tune Down

Turn the rotary TUNE KNOB counter-clockwise or pressthe “TUNE ▼” button to manually 
tune down.

Seek Down
Press the <SEEK button to seek down to the next available station.

Changing Bands
Press the “XM” or “AUX” button to switch between AM and FM bands. 

Store Presets
Press and hold the preset button (1-6) for 2 seconds  where you wish to store the pre-
set. An audible beep will be heard when station has been stored sucessfully.

Recall Presets
Press the preset button (1-6) for the preset you wish to recall.

Changing Display

Press the “DISP” button to toggle between HD artist and HD title. 

8. Selecting AUX Input

Entering Mode Select Menu

Press the “AM-FM” button then press the “XM or “AUX” button. Turn the rotary TUNE 

KNOB or press “TUNE ▲” until “AUX” is displayed. The PXAMG will auto select the 
mode after 6  seconds of inactivity.

 


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9.  Selecting Factory Installed Sat

       (if equipped)

Entering Mode Select Menu

Press the “AM-FM” button then press the “XM or “AUX” button. Turn the rotary TUNE 

KNOB or press “TUNE ▲” until “SAT” is displayed. The PXAMG will auto select the 
mode after  6 seconds of inactivity.

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

 


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10.  Troubleshooting

11

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 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 
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 
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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 prod-

uct 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 (includ-
ing 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 instal-
lation. 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 deter-
mined 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 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.

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