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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

©2012 AAMP of Florida, Inc.

www.isimplesolutions.com

Harness Connection

Port 1

Port 2

Dip Switches

(See Manual)

USB

add

 

Satellite

Radio

04-30-12

GM

11-bit & 29-bit LAN 

Owner’s Manual

Gateway 

ISSR12

 


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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. Non-Navigation Radios 

7.  Navigation Radios 

8. Troubleshooting

 

 

7

9. Warranty Info

 

 

 


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Gateway & Optional Add-ons

Harness Connection

Port 1

Port 2

Dip Switches

(See Manual)

USB

GateWay Harness

Part #: PGHGM1

Factory Radio

Not Included

GateWay

Part #: PXAMG 

Harness Connection

Port 1

Port 2

Dip Switches

(See Manual)

USB

Harness Connection

Port 1

Port 2

Dip Switches

(See Manual)

USB

Harness Connection

Port 1

Port 2

Dip Switches

(See Manual)

USB

SXV100 Tuner

(not included)

OR

iPod Input

AUX Input

OR

OR

OR

HD Radio

Port 2

Bluetooth

 


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1. Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the iSimple

®

 GateWay. The GateWay is designed to 

provide endless hours of listening  pleasure from your factory radio. To ensure that 
your satellite tuner performs correctly with your radio, we recommend that you 
read this entire manual before attempting installation of the GateWay.

The GateWay allows connectivity for Sirius/XM Satellite Radio (SXV100 sold 
seperately) enabling full control of this device from the factory installed radio. 

2. Precautions

PREVENTING DAMAGE TO YOUR VEHICLE 

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.

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

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.

Please Note: If the radio is equipped with a built in CD 

Changer, you must remove ALL discs before proceeding to 

prevent damage to the radio’s CD mechanism.

2. Carefully remove the trim panels covering the 7mm 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 GateWay harness.

3. Disconnect the factory 16-Pin harness and 14-Pin harness from the back of the 
    radio.

4. When connecting the Satellite Radio tuner (SXV100 sold separartely), make the 
    folllowing connections before connecting the GateWay to the vehicle. Plug the 

    black end of the 3 foot ISSR12 (8-Pin mini-din to 10-Pin mini-din) into the first 
    port (farthest from the dipswitches) on the GateWay. Connect the gray end of 
    this cable into the Satellite Radio tuner. 

5. Plug in the male connectors on the PGHGM1 harness into the 16-pin port and 
    14-pin port on the back of the radio. Next, connect the factory 16-pin and 14-pin 
    harness into the female connectors on the PGHGM1 harness. Be sure to make a 

    firm connection but do not force it. Plug the Black micro-fit 24-pin connector on the 
    PGHGM1 harness into the GateWay.

6. To complete the installation secure the GateWay (GateWay) and Satellite 
    Radio tuner (SXV100) 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.

7. 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 GateWay 
    and Satellite Radio tuner before reinstalling the factory dash panels.
       

8. 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. 

Non-Navigation Radios

Basic Features

Entering Mode Select Menu
Press the BAND button until “XM” is displayed on the screen. Immediately turn 
the TUNE KNOB in the top right corner to scroll through  the available sources. 

Once “SIRIUS/XM” is displayed, press the FWD>> button to select the displayed 
mode. 

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

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

Category Selection
Press the CAT button then press the button 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 GateWay to add Sirius/XM 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.

Changing Display:

Press the “i” button to display artist and track information

Steering Wheel Controls 

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

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

Press the “►I” button to move up through the channels.

Advanced Features

The SXV100 satellite radio tuner offers advanced features such as the ability to tag an 
artist, song or sports game and be alerted whenever they are playing. The GateWay 
has the ability to store 50 artists, songs or games in any combination.

It also offers an instant replay feature in which the tuner records the last 30 minutes of 
playback and gives you the ability to fast-forward, rewind, skip backwards or forwards 
in one minute intervals or skip backwards or forwards by track.

 


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Artist/Song/Game Tagging

Tagging an Artist or Song
To initiate tagging of an artist or song press and hold the <<SEEK button to enter the 
tagging menu. Use the TYPE>> button to choose favorite artist or favorite song. Press 
the <<SEEK button to select the displayed option. “Saved” and then “# of 50” will be 
displayed.

PLEASE NOTE: If all 50 slots are full the radio will display “full” when you try 
to tag a favorite. If “unavailable” is displayed when you try to tag something, it 
means that the station is not currently sending the ID information for that song or 
artist. If you cannot choose either artist or song, then that info is also not being 
sent. Comedy, news and talk stations do not allow tagging. Non-Navigation 

radios cannot be in channel number text field when tagging. Any other text field 
will function properly.

Tagging a Game
To tag a favorite team in games you must go into the SAT+ mode from the mode select 
menu.

Press the BAND button until “XM” is displayed on the screen. Immediately turn 
the TUNE KNOB in the top right corner to scroll through  the available sources. 

Once “SAT+” is displayed, press the FWD>> button to select the displayed mode.  

Once in SAT+ mode, use the TUNE KNOB to

 scroll to “GAME” and press the FWD>> 

button. Scroll through the different sport options (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, CFB, CBB) 
with the TUNE KNOB. Press the FWD>> button when you want to make a selection. 
Once in the selected sport, scroll through the cities with the TUNE KNOB. Press the 
FWD>> button to make a selection. An * will appear next to the city once it has been 
selected.

Alerts
Once you have tagged favorite artists, songs or games you will be alerted whenever 
any of these selections are broadcast. When an alert happens the radio will beep and 

display alert text in a flashing manner. Press the <<SEEK button to immediately tune to 
the alerted artist, song or game. 

PLEASE NOTE: You must be in Sirius/XM mode for the alert feature to function. 

Viewing/Deleting Tagged Favorites
To view/delete what artists, songs or games you have tagged you must go into the 
SAT+ mode from the mode select menu.

Press the BAND button until “XM” is displayed on the screen. Immediately turn 
the TUNE KNOB in the top right corner to scroll through  the available sources. 

Once “SAT+” is displayed, press the FWD>> button to select the displayed mode.  

Once in SAT+ mode use the TUNE KNOB  to scroll through song, artist or game. Once 
the option you you wish to select is displayed, press the FWD>> button to choose. The 

first option in any category is “Del All”. If you select this “CONFIRM” will be displayed 
on the radio. Pressing the FWD>> button again will erase all tagged items in that 
category. Otherwise use the TUNE KNOB to scroll through the artists, songs or games. 
If you wish to delete one press the FWD>> button. “CONFIRM” will be displayed on 

the radio. Press the FWD>> button again to confirm and delete the displayed favorite.

Instant Replay

Instant Replay
To activate instant replay, press the CATEGORY

 button until you see “I-Replay” in the 

categories section. Press I-Replay . Once the I-Replay button is pressed the music will 
pause and the text “IR” will be displayed in front of the channel name. When the instant 
replay feature is active you have many options:

Fast Forward/Rewind - Press and hold <<SEEK to rewind or SEEK>> to fast forward

Skip Forward/Backward by One Minute Intervals - Press <<SEEK to skip back one 
minute at a time or SEEK>> to skip ahead one minute at a time

Skip Forward/Backward by Song - Turn the TUNE KNOB back one click to go back 
to the start of the song or turn the TUNE KNOB forward one click to advance to the 
next song.

Pressing the 

►I button on the steering Wheel Controls (SWC) at any time will turn the 

instant replay feature off and return you to the live broadcast (29-bit vehicles only, 
Vehicle MUST be equipped with SWC)
. If you have an 11-bit vehicle or your vehicle 
is not equipped with SWC you must fast-forward or skip forward to return to the live 
broadcast.

8. Navigation Radios

Basic Features

Entering Mode Select Menu

Press the “XM” icon on the navigation screen. Immediately turn the  TUNE 
KNOB
 in the top right corner to scroll through available sources. Once 
“SIRIUS/XM” is displayed, press the 

►” icon on the screen to select the 

displayed mode. 

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

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

Category Selection

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

 


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Once in SAT+ mode use the TUNE KNOB  to scroll through song, artist or game. Once 
the option you you wish to select is displayed, press the FWD>> button to choose. The 

first option in any category is “Del All”. If you select this “CONFIRM” will be displayed 
on the radio. Pressing the FWD>> button again will erase all tagged items in that 
category. Otherwise use the TUNE KNOB to scroll through the artists, songs or games. 
If you wish to delete one press the FWD>> button. “CONFIRM” will be displayed on 

the radio. Press the FWD>> button again to confirm and delete the displayed favorite.

Instant Replay

Instant Replay
To activate instant replay, press the CATEGORY

 button until you see “I-Replay” in the 

categories section. Press I-Replay . Once the I-Replay button is pressed the music will 
pause and the text “IR” will be displayed in front of the channel name. When the instant 
replay feature is active you have many options:

Fast Forward/Rewind - Press and hold <<SEEK to rewind or SEEK>> to fast forward

Skip Forward/Backward by One Minute Intervals - Press <<SEEK to skip back one 
minute at a time or SEEK>> to skip ahead one minute at a time

Skip Forward/Backward by Song - Turn the TUNE KNOB back one click to go back 
to the start of the song or turn the TUNE KNOB forward one click to advance to the 
next song.

Pressing the 

►I button on the steering Wheel Controls (SWC) at any time will turn the 

instant replay feature off and return you to the live broadcast (29-bit vehicles only, 
Vehicle MUST be equipped with SWC)
. If you have an 11-bit vehicle or your vehicle 
is not equipped with SWC you must fast-forward or skip forward to return to the live 
broadcast.

8. Navigation Radios

Basic Features

Entering Mode Select Menu

Press the “XM” icon on the navigation screen. Immediately turn the  TUNE 
KNOB
 in the top right corner to scroll through available sources. Once 
“SIRIUS/XM” is displayed, press the 

►” icon on the screen to select the 

displayed mode. 

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

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

Category Selection

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

 


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

Please Note: If you are using the GateWay to add Sirius/XM 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.

Changing Display:
Press the “i” button to display artist and track information

Advanced Features

The SXV100 satellite radio tuner offers advanced features such as the ability to tag an 
artist, song or sports game and be alerted whenever they are playing. The GateWay 
has the ability to store 50 artists, songs or games in any combination.

It also offers an instant replay feature in which the tuner records the last 30 minutes of 
playback and gives you the ability to fast-forward, rewind, skip backwards or forwards 
in one minute intervals or skip backwards or forwards by track.

Artist/Song/Game Tagging

Tagging an Artist or Song
To initiate tagging of an artist or song press scan down to enter the tagging menu. Use 
category channel up to scroll through favorite artist or favorite song. Press category 

channel down to select the displayed option. “Saved” and then “# of 50” will be displayed. 

PLEASE NOTE: If all 50 slots are full the radio will display “full” when you try 
to tag a favorite. If “unavailable” is displayed when you try to tag something, it 
means that the station is not currently sending the ID information for that song or 
artist. If you cannot choose either artist or song, then that info is also not being 
sent. Comedy, news and talk stations do not allow tagging. Non-Navigation 

radios cannot be in channel number text field when tagging. Any other text field 
will function properly.

Tagging a Game
To tag a favorite team in games you must go into the SAT+ mode from the mode select 
menu.

Press the “XM” icon on the navigation screen. Immediately turn the  TUNE 
KNOB
 in the top right corner to scroll through available sources. Once “SAT+” is 
displayed, press the 

►” icon on the screen to select the displayed mode. 

Once in SAT+ mode, use the TUNE KNOB to

 scroll to “GAME” and press the 

►” 

icon. Scroll through the different sport options (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, CFB, CBB) with 
the TUNE KNOB. Press the 

►” icon when you want to make a selection. Once in the 

selected sport, scroll through the cities with the TUNE KNOB. Press the 

►” icon to 

make a selection. An * will appear next to the city once it has been selected.

Alerts
Once you have tagged favorite artists, songs or games you will be alerted whenever 
any of these selections are broadcast. When an alert happens the radio will beep and 

display alert text in a flashing manner. Press the scan down button to immediately tune 
to the alerted artist, song or game. 

PLEASE NOTE: You must be in Sirius/XM mode for the alert feature to function. 

Viewing/Deleting Tagged Favorites
To view/delete what artists, songs or games you have tagged you must go into the 
SAT+ mode from the mode select menu.

Press the “XM” icon on the navigation screen. Immediately turn the  TUNE 
KNOB
 in the top right corner to scroll through available sources. Once “SAT+” is 
displayed, press the 

►” icon on the screen to select the displayed mode. 

Once in SAT+ mode use the TUNE KNOB to scroll through song, artist or game. Once 
the option you you wish to select is displayed, press the 

►” icon to choose. The first 

option in any category is “Del All

”. If you select this “CONFIRM” will be displayed on 

the radio. Pressing the  

►” icon again will erase all tagged items in that category. 

Otherwise use the Tune Knob to scroll through the artists, songs or games. If you wish 
to delete one press the 

►” icon. “CONFIRM” will be displayed on the radio. Press the 

►” icon again to confirm and delete the displayed favorite.

Instant Replay

Instant Replay

To activate instant replay, first press the category icon then press the down arrow on the 

screen until you see “I-Replay” in the categories section. Press I-Replay then press IR 

CHAN then press BACK. Once BACK is pressed the music will pause and the text “IR” 
will be displayed in front of the channel name. When the instant replay feature is active 
you have many options:

Fast Forward/Rewind - Press scan down to rewind or scan up to fast forward

Skip Forward/Backward by One Minute Intervals - Press category channel down 
to skip back one minute at a time or category channel up to skip ahead one minute at 
a time

Skip Forward/Backward by Song - Turn the TUNE KNOB back one click to go back 
to the start of the song or turn the TUNE KNOB forward one click to advance to the 
next song.

Pressing the 

►I button on the steering Wheel Controls (SWC) at any time will turn the 

instant replay feature off and return you to the live broadcast (29-bit vehicles only, 
Vehicle MUST be equipped with SWC)
. If you have an 11-bit vehicle or your vehicle 
is not equipped with SWC you must fast-forward or skip forward to return to the live 
broadcast. 

 


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Alerts
Once you have tagged favorite artists, songs or games you will be alerted whenever 
any of these selections are broadcast. When an alert happens the radio will beep and 

display alert text in a flashing manner. Press the scan down button to immediately tune 
to the alerted artist, song or game. 

PLEASE NOTE: You must be in Sirius/XM mode for the alert feature to function. 

Viewing/Deleting Tagged Favorites
To view/delete what artists, songs or games you have tagged you must go into the 
SAT+ mode from the mode select menu.

Press the “XM” icon on the navigation screen. Immediately turn the  TUNE 
KNOB
 in the top right corner to scroll through available sources. Once “SAT+” is 
displayed, press the 

►” icon on the screen to select the displayed mode. 

Once in SAT+ mode use the TUNE KNOB to scroll through song, artist or game. Once 
the option you you wish to select is displayed, press the 

►” icon to choose. The first 

option in any category is “Del All

”. If you select this “CONFIRM” will be displayed on 

the radio. Pressing the  

►” icon again will erase all tagged items in that category. 

Otherwise use the Tune Knob to scroll through the artists, songs or games. If you wish 
to delete one press the 

►” icon. “CONFIRM” will be displayed on the radio. Press the 

►” icon again to confirm and delete the displayed favorite.

Instant Replay

Instant Replay

To activate instant replay, first press the category icon then press the down arrow on the 

screen until you see “I-Replay” in the categories section. Press I-Replay then press IR 

CHAN then press BACK. Once BACK is pressed the music will pause and the text “IR” 
will be displayed in front of the channel name. When the instant replay feature is active 
you have many options:

Fast Forward/Rewind - Press scan down to rewind or scan up to fast forward

Skip Forward/Backward by One Minute Intervals - Press category channel down 
to skip back one minute at a time or category channel up to skip ahead one minute at 
a time

Skip Forward/Backward by Song - Turn the TUNE KNOB back one click to go back 
to the start of the song or turn the TUNE KNOB forward one click to advance to the 
next song.

Pressing the 

►I button on the steering Wheel Controls (SWC) at any time will turn the 

instant replay feature off and return you to the live broadcast (29-bit vehicles only, 
Vehicle MUST be equipped with SWC)
. If you have an 11-bit vehicle or your vehicle 
is not equipped with SWC you must fast-forward or skip forward to return to the live 
broadcast. 

 


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9.   Troubleshooting

Symptom

Cause

Remedy

The GateWay 
does not recognize 
the Satellite Radio 
Tuner (SXV100)

The Satellite Tuner 
was not properly 
connected when 
the GateWay was 

first connected and 

initialized.

The SXV100 must be connected 
to the GateWay before the 24-pin 
vehicle harness.
 Disconnect the 
GateWay from the vehicles harness 
for 5 minutes. Verify the ISSR12 
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 

GateWay is powered on. Wait a few 
minutes or cycle ignition off and on 
then enter SAT Mode.

Radio displays 

“UNAVAILABLE” 

when I try to tag 
a favorite artist or 
song.

The satellite radio 
station is not 
broadcasting any 
song or artist IDs at 
that time.

You are on a 
comedy, news or 
talk station.

Radio will not let 
me select  artist or 
song when tagging 
a favorite

The satellite radio 
station is not 
broadcasting the 
song or artist IDs at 
that time.

Radio only 
displays channel 
number when 
trying to tag a 
favorite or when an 
alert happens

Radio is set to 
channel name text 

field

Change the text field by pressing the 

TEXT button

Radio displays 

“Full” when I try to 

tag a favorite.

All 50 save slots are 
full

Go into SAT+ mode and delete 
favorites to free up slots

 


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9.   Troubleshooting

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 prod-
uct from an authorized iSimple

®

 dealer. This warranty covers any supplied or 

manufactured parts of this product that, upon inspection by iSimple

®

 autho-

rized personnel, is found to have failed in normal use due to defects in mate-
rial 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 malfunc-
tions, 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

®

 deal-

er, 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 interfer-
ence 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 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  Performanc e Have  It

 

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For Best  Performanc e Have  It

 

Professionally Installe d.

www.isimplesolutions.com