The Gateway 300 iPod and USB adapter is the perfect solution for your CAN-bus car audio system with functions such as steering wheel controls, text display, iPod charging, and a few additional features.
Integrate your iPod/iPhone, USB-Drive into your car audio system
Use your iPod or USB with your car stereo! The Gateway 300 brings you maximum control of your music sources, with minimum fuss. It opens up the car’s original audio system to allow the playback through your entertainment system’s speakers. Tuck your music device away in the glove box and you can control the functions of your iPod or USB using the controls on your radio. Depending on your car’s display capability, you will see information displayed on your radio or information cluster* telling you the song names (ID3-tag), or where you are in the menus. There are no extra boxes to stick on the dashboard, or unsightly cables trailing around the vehicle. The interior of your car looks exactly like it did the day you bought it, but does a lot more.
*The ability to display text depends on the display capability of your car. As a rough guide, if your car displays radio station names, it is probably capable of displaying your iPod or USB track information.
Control at your fingertips
The Gateway 300 iPod and USB adapter works like an interpreter between your devices and the car, converting instructions from the car’s controls into a language your iPod or USB device can respond to. When connected into the car, the Gateway 300 car adapter 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 300 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 devices. The next/previous track keys and/or steering wheel controls are then all you need to navigate around your devices.
The Dension Gateway 300 will also send all this information to the display in your car, which might be on the radio, or between the dials (speed and revs - cluster display), or on the centre consol, so you can always see exactly where you are or what’s playing.
If your car is fitted with a CD changer, the Gateway will take its place, but you can retain it by fitting a CD retention kit which is also available in our shop. Please note though that text capable cars do not support CDC retention.
*We recommend you to find a professional car audio install store nearby you, to fit Dension products into your car! (No head unit removal tools included in the package.)