Gateway 100


iPod in car

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

Use your iPod with your car stereo! The Gateway 100 iPod car adapter brings you maximum control of your iPod, with minimum fuss.  This iPod connector opens up the car’s original audio system to allow the playback of iPod music, through your entertainment system’s speakers. Hide your iPod away in the glove box and you can control its functions 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.

*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 track information.

To find the right Gateway 100 for your car, click the compatibility tab above.

How it works

Control at your fingertips

The Gateway 100 iPod 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 can understand and respond to. When connected into the car, Gateway 100 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 100 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 music. The FFWD key and/or steering wheel controls are then all you need to navigate around your iPod.

Gateway 100 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 Dension 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.

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Gateway 100


Seamless iPod car 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.

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iPod in car


iPod car compatibility

Dension is creating different solutions (in car music adapters) to connnect your iPod, USB mobil storage and any MP3 player 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.

Title File Note
All vehicle compatibility

Released: December 2011.


application/pdf iconLexus Fix for GW100

Use this update package only if you have the following issue.

application/pdf iconGateway 100 BMW only

BMW ONLY - Battery goes flat problem - Updated firmware for new Gateway 100 (GW16BMX)

application/pdf iconStart upgrade MP3

You will need this file to perform firmware upgrade.

application/pdf iconLatest firmware

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

Configuration files
application/pdf icon4V volume configuration

For further details please visit our Knowledge Base section

application/pdf icon2V volume configuration

For further details please visit our Knowledge Base section

application/pdf icon1V volume configuration

For further details please visit our Knowledge Base section

application/pdf icon0.5V volume configuration

For further details please visit our Knowledge Base section

application/pdf iconText to radio

BMW only

application/pdf iconText to navigation

BMW only

application/pdf iconText to middle console

BMW only

application/pdf iconClear existing text settings

BMW only

Install guide
application/pdf iconGateway 100 install guide

From 01.12.2008

User guide
application/pdf iconGateway 100 user guide