Article ID : 00030284 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

Can I connect an Apple® iPod® portable player to the car stereo?

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IMPORTANT: Not all car stereo receivers have the connections needed in order to connect an iPod music player. To verify whether your iPod player is compatible with your car stereo, we recommend that you check the specifications, which are available through the Manuals/Specs/Warranty link on this page.

An iPod music player can be connected to the car stereo receiver (see the Products section below) as a mass storage class (MSC) device. The iPod music player must be formatted for the Windows® operating system (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32).

NOTE: It is not possible to search by album or artist name when connected as a mass storage class device.