About the iSimple GateWay ISIM74
Play your music through your factory radio
Play your music through your factory radio
Your iPod or iPhone is also your music storage device, with hours of tunes you've selected. But you couldn't play those tunes in your car...until now. Just install this iSimple Gateway ISIM74 adapter — it not only allows you to listen to all your favorite tunes through your car's speakers, it even lets you control song and playlist selections right from your radio.
The ISIM74 features an 11' Apple 30-pin cable for direct connection from your Apple device to your car's factory radio, allowing you to use the radio's controls to browse your Apple device by Artist, Album, Genre, and Playlist. If you have a newer iPod/iPhone device with a Lightning connector, then you will also need Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter. And the GateWay isn't just an iPod adapter; the ISIM74 is equipped with a right-angle male 3.5mm stereo connector and a set of female stereo RCA jacks, allowing you to connect an MP3 player or game.
Installation Notes: You will need to disconnect your factory radio's harness and plug the iSimple Gateway's vehicle harness into the back of the factory radio. Your factory radio must have an XM, SAT, AUX, CD, AM-SAT, or DISC button to work with this adapter. Please refer to the "Details" tab for specific information.
- control your iPod with the factory radio in select vehicles
- controls track selection and fast-forward/reverse
- iPod remains active, allowing for access to all of your playlists
- charges your iPod battery
- auxiliary input for adding additional sources
- includes 11-foot cable for your iPod and three vehicle-specific connection cables
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # ISIM74
What's in the box:
- Add-on iPod/Aux interface module
- 2 Toyota/Lexus/Scion harnesses
- Honda/Acura harness
- 11' iPod connector cable (w/ a proprietary 8-pin connector on one end and an Apple 30-pin connector on other end)
- 6' Audio cable (w/ a proprietary 8-pin connector on one end and a stereo 3.5mm connector/female stereo RCA connectors on other end)
- Honda/Acura Owner's Manual
- Toyota/Lexus/Scion Owner's Manual
- Quick Start Guide
- Honda/Acura radio instructions
- Toyota/Lexus/Scion radio instructions. "Qucik Reference Cards" sheet
iSimple GateWay ISIM74 reviews
not simple. a good illustration would have been helpful. even after finding a good plug configuration, still had to call Crutchfield for assistance. assistant was nice, but did not have much help on figuring it out. I have it working, but don't even know if its working properly. no tech service on isimples website. more information on setup, and how it works on the car radio would be nice. the Crutchfield tech had me flip #3 on box, not even mentioned in directions. 04 camry w/jbl
3 of 3 found this helpful
Works reasonably well though playlist control and most operation seems better from the iPod, not the nav system. Great to have the music access and keep nav system features. Installation instructions were rudamentary and confusing even with 3 calls to customer service. Synopsis was "see what plug fits something and use that". Generic installation pictures from Crutchfield were not well labeled. Could have identified the SAT input but didn't.
Pros: Nice sound. Only option.
Cons: Crude instructions.
0 of 1 found this helpful
This item did not fit my vehicle
0 of 10 found this helpful
The Gateway works well. Somewhat easy to install for a novice, once I discovered that it was a universal product and included parts (unused) were for other brand of vehicles.
1 of 1 found this helpful
The iSimple Gateway works great. i installed in my 2009 Lexus RX 350. It was easy to install and has a simple interface that offers expand-ability for SAT radio as well. The unit provides charging and play-through options and does not interfere with incoming phone calls or text messages.
Pros: Easy to install and use
Cons: Sound level is a little lower than installed radio - so you need to adjust volume when switching between radio and Phone.
6 of 6 found this helpful
I have installed this my 09' tundra CM with the JBL system.... works well, has display on factory head unit display and control from factory head unit as well as from the steering wheel controls
Pros: Pros: easy to install depandable good sound friendly staff at Crutchfield
Cons: Cons: cant access play list no cover art directions are very limited past dash removal
0 of 0 found this helpful
Great product, much better sounding than the FM Transmitter. The sound is crisp and clear. Great price, I had a local big box store install it and it is overall great.
9 of 10 found this helpful
Works as advertised. Only issue is the owners manual was about 2 years older edition than the one found on line. Caused some confusion when I called Crutchfield with a question. Probably not the best using steering wheel controls other than volume. I prefer the iPod/iPhone to control music. I have not had my phone lock up as others have. 4 stars for 30 pin connection.
Pros: Easy plug in. No soldering or connections.
Cons: Uses 30 pin iPod connector. Requires $40 Apple 30 pin to lightning adaptor. Others don't work. Apple adaptor does seem more heavy duty than average charge cord.
7 of 8 found this helpful
Works great and easy to install. Worked best with my iPod classic but also works with my iPhone 6. No issues with volume as stated in separate review.
Pros: Works with my IPod classic and Iphone 6 with lighting adapter.
Cons: Lighting connection is not included.
6 of 7 found this helpful
Don't buy this unit if you have the newer iPhone or iPod that use the lightning connector. My Crutchfield sales person suggested that it would be as simple as purchasing the adapter cable to convert the 30 pin to lightning, and then all would be the same. Not true. If you don't disconnect the device via the 30 Pin connection, which is very inconvenient, it will lock the phone on full volume and require a reboot to set it back to right, every time. Even when disconnecting at the 30 pin, as suggested, the phone would still get stuck in full volume mode. The volume box would also stick on the iPhone's screen and cannot be removed without a reboot. I'm afraid this device is not ready for newer technology. Be very careful to be sure it will work for you. I've asked Crutchfield sales to warn people in the future to keep them from wasting their time with this one.
Pros: Only good for older iphone and ipod technology. Not ready for the lightning cable, even with an approved Apple conversion cable
Cons: Does not work properly with newer lightning cable technology.
30 of 34 found this helpful
It's a good product that works. Shipping with a 30 pin connector instead of a lightning connector is a bit old, but otherwise a good quality product.
Pros: Works with the existing factory radio.
Cons: Ships with a 30 pin connector, instead of a lightning connector.
2 of 2 found this helpful
Pros: Easy ipod/aux interface.
Cons: Doesn't come with a way to mount the unit. Customer has to supply their own zip ties or double sided sticky tape.
2 of 2 found this helpful
More details on the iSimple GateWay ISIM74
Add-On iPod/Aux Interface: The iSimple Gateway ISIM74 adds iPod/iPhone and Aux connectivity to your Acura, Honda, Toyota, Lexus, Subaru, and Scion vehicle's factory radio.
Vehicle Compatibility: The iSimple Gateway ISIM74 is compatible with the following Acura, Honda, Toyota, Lexus, Subaru, and Scion vehicles (as of 10/16/15).
Compatibility Notes: |
Note: Please use the Crutchfield Car Selector to verify compatibility with your vehicle.
Made for iPod/iPhone Compatible: The iSimple Gateway ISIM74 features an 11' Apple 30-pin cable for direct connection to your Apple iPod or iPhone with a 30-pin connector. The ISIM74 supports audio playback, browsing controls, information display, and charging of your Apple iPod/iPhone device through your factory radio. You can also control your connected iPod/iPhone from your factory steering wheel controls (if equipped) or choose to continue to use your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. You are able to browse your iPod/iPhone's music, by Artist, Album, Genre, and Playlist in alphabetical order.
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
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Note: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone device with a Lightning connector, then you will also need Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter or cable (sold separately) to make it compatible.
Aux Input: The iSimple Gateway ISIM74 is equipped with a right-angle male 3.5mm stereo connector and a set of female stereo RCA jacks for connecting an external portable audio device, which features an audio output or headphone jack. Only one device can be connected to the unit's auxiliary input at one time.
Dip Switches: The iSimple Gateway ISIM74 features four dip switches to configure the module for your compatible Acura, Honda, Toyota, Lexus, or Scion vehicle.
Vehicle Harness: You will need to disconnect the Acura, Honda, Toyota, Lexus, or Scion factory radio's harness and plug the iSimple Gateway's vehicle harness into the back of the factory radio. The factory radio's harness then plugs into the iSimple Gateway's vehicle harness.
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