Dension Gateway Lite

The Gateway Lite 3 is a basic car multimedia interface from Dension allowing music playback from a wide range of digital data sources. The Dension Gateway Lite 3 is not only an interface but a car multimedia adapter offering full device control using the car radio buttons as well as device charging in the car. Gateway Lite 3 is a fully integrated, invisible solution that allows you to use your iPod, iPhone, Smartphone, USB and AUX devices in the car without changing the car interior.

It opens up the car’s original audio system to allow the playback of iPod, USB or *AUX-in music through your entertainment system’s speakers. Tuck your source away in the glove box and you can control using the car radio buttons as well as device charging in the car. The interior of your car looks exactly like it did the day you bought it, it just does a lot more. You must choose the docking cable option for a neater installation by simply having everything tucked away in your glove box or armrest.

Simple Integration for iPod | USB | AUX-in

Dension translates CD changer messages to iPod controls and switches the iPod automatically on and off as you select/deselect the CD changer source and your iPod is charged while connected.

Control at Your Finger Tips

When connected to the car Gateway Lite 3 emulates a CD changer or an Aux input. The radio detects the music signal from iPod, iPhone or USB and plays it back through the car speakers. Device control happens by the radio buttons and the steering wheel controls. Once you’ve selected the album you can select the track by using the FFWD button of your radio or steering wheel.

Every Gateway Lite comes with a comprehensive user manual but for quick start up just select the CD changer function; plug-in your iPod, iPhone or USB into the dock cable or cradle and enjoy the music provided by the Dension Gateway Lite. For detailed user manual please check downloadable documents below. Every Gateway Lite 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. 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.

  • Music playback with basic control (next/previous track, next/previous playlist and folder)
  • Music playback from various sources
  • Control through steering wheel buttons (if available) or the head unit buttons
  • USB drive connection is added to your car
  • Text display on some compatible Toyota and most of the compatible BMW models
  • AUX-in adds the possibility to connect external sound sources to your radio
  • Android devices can be connected via USB if ’Mass Storage Mode’ is available
Package Contents
  • Hardware
  • Car side harness (includes power cable) – enables glove box installation
Optional Accessories
  • Lightning Adapter (LIA1GW0)
  • Lightning cradle (IP6LCRP)
  • iPhone 5 cradle for Gateway (IP5LCRU, IP5LCRP)
  • iPhone Lightning to USB cable (IPLC1GW)
  • iPod/iPhone dock cable Kit (IPO5DC9)
  • Single iPod/iPhone dock cable (IPDC1GW)
  • AUX cable (CABL-AUX)
  • Gateway extension kit (CAB-EXT04)
  • USB extension cable (USB2000)


Dension Gateway Lite GWL3BM1

Compatibility Chart


Car Model


Radio Description
BMW3 Series, E361995–1998Business CD / Professional1
3 Series, E461998–2005Business CD / Business / Business Navigation / 16:9 Navigation (with 17-pin connector)1
5 Series, E391996–2000Business CD / Business Navigation1
Compact2001–2006Business CD / 16:9 Navigation (with 17-pin connector)1
Z82001–2002Business CD1
5 Series, E391996–2000Business / Professional1
7 Series, E381995–2001Business / Business Navigation / Professional1
X32004–2010Business Navigation / 16:9 Navigation (with 17-pin connector)1
Z42003–2008Business Navigation1
Z82001–2002Business Navigation / Professional1
3 Series, E461998–2000Professional1
5 Series, E392000–200316:9 Navigation (with 17-pin connector)1
X5 (E53)2000–200616:9 Navigation (with 17-pin connector)1
Rover751999–20054:3 Navi

Note.1 :Using CAB-EXT04 extension cable (4,5 m long) is recommended if the tuner is located in the boot.

BMW Headunits

Business CD



Business Navigation

16.9 Navigation

Mini   Headunits


Rover Headunits

4:3 Navi


Supported Devices

  • USB: Flash Memory and Hard Disk Drive (UBS1.1 and higher)
  • File System: FAT16 or FAT32
  • Storage capacity: up to 250GB music content
  • Music Format: MP3, WMA and WAV, OGG
  • iPod Classic, iPod (4thgeneration), iPod nano(1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5thand 6thgeneration), iPod mini
  • iPod Photo 4G, iPod Video 5G
  • iPod Touch (1st, 2ndand 3rdgeneration)
  • iPhone, iPhone 3G / 3Gs & iPhone 4G, 4S

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Download Gateway Lite User Guide
Download Gateway Lite Install Guide
Make Model Years
BMW 3 Series 1995 - 1998
BMW 3 Series 1998 - 2000
BMW 3 Series 1998 - 2005
BMW 5 Series 1996 - 2000
BMW 5 Series 2000 - 2003
BMW 7 Series 1995 - 2001
BMW Compact 1995 - 2000
BMW Compact 2001 - 2006
BMW X3 2004 - 2010
BMW X5 2000 - 2006
BMW Z4 2003 - 2008
BMW Z8 2001 - 2002
Mini R50 2001 - 2006
Mini R52 2004 - 2008
Mini R53 2001 - 2006
Rover 25 1999 - 2005
Rover 45 1999 - 2005
Rover 75 1999 - 2005
Rover MGF 1999 - 2005
Gateway Type
Gateway Model Gateway Lite
Product Feature
Product Features USB, iPod, iPhone, AUX-in

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Dension Gateway Lite GWL3BM1 Car iPod iPhone USB Adapter

  • Brand: Dension
  • Product Code: GWL3BM1
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £85.00

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