The PA15GM, PA15VETTE and PA20GM provide direct connection for an iPod and an optional audio source such as satellite radio, DVD, or video game system, while retaining CD changer functions if equipped. Both the iPod and the additional audio source can be selected from the factory radio’s front panel. Allows selection of tracks or playlists. USA-Spec provides three modes of operation that can be selected from the radio controls (only 2 on the PA11GM45 and PA20GM). Playlist Mode, Direct Mode and Folder Mode allow operation as described below. See the notes below for individual interface models. All modes still charge the iPod while connected, for up to one hour to prevent over-charging.
Playlist Mode: Use iTunes to create up to 4 favorite playlists and access them directly from the radio. In Playlist Mode the iPod's controls are locked and the radio controls are used to access the contents on the device. Artist name and song title will be displayed on select model BMW Business CD radios. Search and select music on iPod just as you would in portable use. The iPod's controls are unlocked and offer complete access to all the contents on the device. You can use Direct Mode to listen to music streamed from Pandora or SIRIUS XM Online! Use the radio or steering wheel controls to perform track up/down, fast forward/rewind and volume up/down. No text is displayed in Direct Mode. All modes charge the iPod while connected, for up to one hour to prevent over-charging.
Direct Mode: Search and select music on iPod just as you would in portable use. The iPod's controls are unlocked and offer complete access to all the contents on the device. You can use Direct Mode to listen to music streamed from Pandora or SIRIUS XM Online! Use the radio or steering wheel controls to perform track up/down, fast forward/rewind and volume up/down. No text is displayed in Direct Mode.
Folder Mode: Access the iPod's four folder types namely, Aritist, Album, Playlist, and Songs from the radio directly. (not available on the PA11GM45 and PA20GM). Compatible with iPhone4 and older iPhones running iOS4 (iPhone 3Gs & 3G with iOS4)
PA20GM notes: The PA20GM is designed for newer GM vehicles with factory navigation or in-dash 6-disc changers, and provides full on-screen display and control from the radio’s front panel. The radio’s display permits scrolling through and selecting playlists, artists, or songs and is compatible with most new navigation and non-navigation equipped factory radios. The PA20GM is backwards compatible with most 2007-up vehicles, and displays Song Title, Artist, and Playlist info of the currently playing selection. The interface is compatible with or without a Satellite tuner button, as well as vehicles that have a Satellite tuner that is not active (subscribed). The PA20GM preserves the functionality of the in-dash CD changer and the Satellite radio tuner. USA-Spec’s Dual Mode operation is built-in and provides a choice of different modes to control and play your iPod or iPhone: Playlist mode or Direct Mode. The buttons on the radio select between Playlist Mode, Direct mode and the Aux Input.
PA20GM radio display
PA15GM/Vette notes: The PA15GM and PA15Vette offer similar functions as the PA20GM and add another operating mode called Folder Mode.
PA15GM radio display
PA15Vette radio displayNOTE: The PA15VETTE requires that the vehicle must have XM radio factory equipped, or be pre-wired with the factory cable for XM.
|H2/SUT || 2003-2007|| PA15GM* |
|H2/SUT || 2008-2009 || PA20GM (use PA15VETTE if vehicle has XM) |
|H3 ||2006-2010 || PA15GM (use PA15VETTE if vehicle has XM)|
Radio must have AUX or Disc button.
* Use CB-GL29 if vehicle DOES NOT HAVE XM.
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