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PIE FRDN-POD/S iPod Aux Input Converter

What does this adapter do?

The PIE FRDN-POD/S allows you to control, listen to, and charge your iPod with your compatible factory radio (with Satellite Radio Controls) through a direct connection! The iPod will take the place of your Ford Sirius Satelite Radio.

See the features list here:

  • Search by Artist, Album, Playlist, Song, Composer, etc
  • Ability to see the following text fields on the factory radio's display:
    • Artist Name (12 Characters)
    • Song Title (16 Characters, shown 8 at a time when song is selected)
    • Song Title (12 Characters, shown when searching songs)
    • Album Title (12 Characters)
    • Playlist Name (12 Characters)
  • Use the OEM Radio OR the iPod's own controls
  • DIRECT audio connection through the iPod Dock Connector for optimal audio quality
  • Charges iPod while in use

Vehicle Application Information:


  • 2004-2005 Escape (Radio MUST have "SAT" Button)
  • 2006 Escape Hybrid (NON Navigation Radio; Radio MUST have "SAT" Button)
  • 2004-2005 Explorer (Radio MUST have "SAT" Button & NO DVD (no RSE System))
  • 2004-2005 Sport-Trac (Radio MUST have "SAT" Button)


  • 2005-2006 Mariner (Radio MUST have "SAT" Button & NO DVD (no RSE System))
  • 2005-2006 Mountaineer (Radio MUST have "SAT" Button & NO DVD (no RSE System))

Other application notes:

  • The PIE FRDN-POD/S will work with the iPod Mini, Nano, Photo, Video, G3, G4
  • Your Satellite Radio, if present, will need ot be disconnected in order to use the PIE FRDN-POD/S
  • Where is the installation done?

    The PIE FRD03-POD/S connects to the 16 and 20 pin connector(s) at the rear of the factory radio.

    What do you get in the package?

  • One PIE FRDN-POD/S module
  • One Cable to connect PIE FRDN-POD/S to the factory radio
  • One Cable to connect PIE FRDN-POD/S to iPod dock connector
  • One set of installation instructions
  • Shipping Weight: 2.0 Pounds

    Warranty: One Year


    Availability: Usually ships the same business day.

    FRDNPODSRetail price: $179.95AEI price: $159.95


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