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Gateway 500

Product code: GW51MO2

  • J. Gateway cannot be selected or any various problems

    The factory installed external CD changer* needs to be removed/disconnected from the car’s optical ring if you want to use all functions of the Gateway (music and menu). This is because the Gateway em...

  • K. Where to find the factory CD changer?

    CD changer:  It is mostly in the trunk, sometimes in the glove box, in rare cases in the center console. If the CD changer connection was too far in the car, then you can use the optical extension kit...

  • L. Installation options

    Generally, there are two ways to install the Gateway: If the car does not have a CD changer: you install the Gateway as last device in the optical ring of the car. In other words: you install the Gate...

  • M. Coding, programming

    Where to do the coding and/or installation: at service stations or by Dension installer partners (www.dension.com/automotive/where-to-buy) Aston Martin, Audi and Volvo doesn’t require any coding. Merc...

  • N. Blue indicator LED

    If you see that the blue LED on the AUX-Box (EXT1AB1) is lighting constantly: it means the Gateway is in active mode and if the installation was correct, the Gateway can be reached in the car head uni...

  • O. ID3 song text display (Mercedes, Saab)

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  • P. Charging smartphones

    If it is possible it depends on more factors: The Gateway needs to add enough power (Gateway 500 has  0.5 Amp power output) The matching cable version needs to be used (in case of iPhone with Lightnin...

  • Q. Function of CD1-CD6 (or buttons 1-6)

    The CD changer (and MOST) protocol is what the Gateway uses, so that the car can recognize it. This protocol is a little limited, therefore most of all you have the Next/Previous track buttons and CD1...