Gateway 300


Integrate your iPod, USB,

  • Play iPod and USB music devices through the car stereo, using the car radio controls to browse and select items from your device
  • Display track information on the screen, or information display, in your car
  • Retain the original dashboard aesthetic
  • Charge your iPod or iPhone in your car while driving
  • Auxiliary input for other audio devices

Use your iPod or USB with your car stereo! The Gateway 300 iPod car adapter and USB car adapter brings you maximum control of your music sources, with minimum fuss. It opens up the car’s original audio system to allow the playback of iPod or USB music, through your entertainment system’s speakers. Tuck your source 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, 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, it just does a lot more.

Package contents:

  • Hardware
  • Car side harness
  • Installation and user guide

Optional accessories:

  • iPod/iPhone dock cable (IPO5DC9 or IPDC1GW)
  • 3G cradle (IP44CR9)
  • Bluetooth iPhone holder for Gateway (IPH1GW0)
  • iPod Power Booster with 18pin connection (IPB8DIN) - needed for iPhone 4S and 4

*iPod support requires an iPod/iPhone dock cable (IPO5DC9 or IPDC1GW) or a cradle (IP44CR9 or IPH1GW0) to be purchased separately.

**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.

To find the right Gateway 300 iPod adapter and USB adapter for your car, click the compatibility check above.

How it works

Control at your fingertips

The Gateway 300 iPod car adapter and USB car adapter works like an interpreter between your devices and the car, converting instructions from the car’s controls into a language that your iPod or USB device can understand and respond to. When connected into the car, the Gateway 300 iPod 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 FFWD key 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 in the radio, between the dials (speed and revs), or in the centre consul, 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 click here for details. Please note though that text capable cars do not support CDC retention.

To download a user manual for your vehicle, click here.

More pictures:

Gateway 300 | Easy navigation on the car stereos display


Seamless Integration

Car information and entertainment systems can be complex networks, so Dension always recommends that you have your installation carried out by a qualified installer. To find a selection of suppliers and installers in your country/area, please click here.

The installation will vary slightly in different cars, but in each case, you will have either a cradle, or a dock cable to connect your iPod to. Your installer will ask and advise as to the best place to situate this in your vehicle. The Gateway itself is less than the size of a CD case and will be installed securely out of sight behind the dash. Dension products are all designed so that there is no need to cut cables.

To download the installation manual, click here.

More pictures :

Gateway 300 | iPod car adapter


Dension is creating solutions to connnect your iPod, USB mobil storage and any MP3 players to your original car stereo. You can also control your music device from your steering wheel and car head unit, and see your iPod and USB menu on your cars display.

Supports the following audio formats:
  • MP3
  • MPEG1 Layer 3 : 32; 44,1; 48 kHz (32 - 320kbps);
  • MPEG2 Layer 3 : 16; 22,05; 24 kHz (8 - 160kbps);
  • MPEG2.5 Layer 3 : 8; 11.025; 12 kHz (8 -160 kbps) from 96 kb/s to 320 kb/s;
  • MP3 Variable Bit Rate (VBR) (up to 320kb/s).
  • WMA 4 - 44.1 kHz at sample rates up to 320 kb/s. Except for DRM protected files.
  • WAV (16 bit, uncompressed PCM)
Not supported WMA formats:
  • WMA Pro
  • WMA lossless

Title File Note
All vehicle compatibility

Compability list of all cars and motorcycles in one pdf


application/pdf iconLexus Playback hotfix for GW300

Use this firmware if you have the following issue only

application/pdf iconFirmware for GW300 Peugeot CAN

This firmware update was created only for the Gateway 300 Peugeot CAN (GW33PC1).

application/pdf iconFirmware for GW300 Opel CAN

This firmware update was created only for the Gateway 300 Opel CAN (GW33OC1). Now the DVD 100 Navigation Head Unit with AUX-input is supported.

application/pdf iconLatest firmware

Contains compatibility details and step by step instructions on how to update.

Configuration files
application/pdf iconDisable Text Display on BMW head units

To disable Text Display and return to basic operation mode with display on the iPod

application/pdf iconText Display on BMW head units

Text Display on BMW head units is disabled by default and has to be enabled manually after the Gateway 300 installation. Read more

Install guide
application/pdf iconGateway 300 install guide

From 01.12.2008

User guide
application/pdf iconGateway 300 user guide