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 GWL3VW8

Compatibility Chart


Car Model


Radio Description
VolkswagenBeetle1998–2006Monsoon (Tape) / Monsoon (CD)
Lupo1999–2004Beta / MCD Navigation / Gamma / MFD Navigation / RCD 200
Polo IV2000–2006Beta / MCD Navigation / Gamma / MFD Navigation
Golf IV1998–2004Beta / MCD Navigation / Gamma / MFD Navigation / RCD 200
Bora1998–2005Beta / MCD Navigation / Gamma / MFD Navigation / RCD 200
Passat1997–2005Beta / MCD Navigation / Gamma / MFD Navigation
Sharan2001–2004Beta / MCD Navigation / Gamma / MFD Navigation
Fox2004–2009RCD 200
Polo IV2005–2009RCD 200
Sharan2005–2014RCD 200
Touareg2003–2006RCD 200
Touran2003–2009RCD 200
Transporter2003–2009RCD 200
SkodaFabia2000–2007Symphony / Gamma / Satkompass Navi DX
Octavia2000–2005402 / Symphony / 502 / Gamma / Satkompass Navi DX
Superb2002–2006402 / Symphony / 502 / Gamma
Superb2005–2008Satkompass Navi DX

Volkswagen Headunits

Monsoon CD

Monsoon Tape


MCD Navigation

MFD Navigation


RCD 200

Seat Headunits


Skoda Headunits





Satkompass Navi DX

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

iPod/iPhone Compatibility

  • iPod 4G / 4G Photo

  • iPod nano / 2G / 3G / 4G / 5G / 6G

  • iPod mini

  • iPod Video 5G

  • iPod Classic

  • iPod touch / 2G / 3G

  • iPhone

  • iPhone 3G / 3Gs

  • iPhone 4 / 4S

USB Compatibility

  • Flash memory and hard disk drive (USB mass storage)

  • File system: FAT16 or FAT32

  • Storage capacity: up to 250 GB

Audio Formats Compatibility

  • MP3

  • WMA

  • OGG

  • WAV

Want us to Install?

If you require this product professionally fitted please contact us for a quotation.

Download Gateway Lite User Guide
Download Gateway Lite Install Guide
Make Model Years
Seat Cordoba 2004 - 2013
Seat Ibiza 2004 - 2013
Seat Leon 2004 - 2013
Seat Toledo 2004 - 2013
Skoda Fabia 2000 - 2007
Skoda Octavia 2000 - 2005
Skoda Superb 2002 - 2006
Skoda Superb 2005 - 2008
Volkswagen Beetle 1998 - 2006
Volkswagen Bora 1998 - 2005
Volkswagen Fox 2004 - 2009
Volkswagen Golf 1998 - 2004
Volkswagen Lupo 1999 - 2004
Volkswagen Passat 1997 - 2005
Volkswagen Polo 2005 - 2009
Volkswagen Polo IV 2000 - 2006
Volkswagen Sharan 2001 - 2004
Volkswagen Sharan 2005 - 2014
Volkswagen Touareg 2003 - 2006
Volkswagen Touran 2003 - 2009
Volkswagen Transporter 2003 - 2009
Gateway Type
Gateway Model Gateway Lite
Product Feature
Product Features USB, iPod, iPhone, AUX-in

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Dension Gateway Lite GWL3VW8 Car iPod iPhone USB Adapter

  • Brand: Dension
  • Product Code: GWL3VW8
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £85.00

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