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Old 18th June 2010, 21:50   #1
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Default Adding USB, Aux & Bluetooth to integrated in-dash audio system

Hello Gurus, I am looking for a easy and low cost solution to do the following.

My car has a factory fitted in-dash audio system (FM + CD/MP3) - flush mounted with the dash (a.k.a SX4 ZXi). I want to do the following:

1) Add Bluetooth support to use my phone with the car speakers - I guess Parrot is an option for this.
2) Add USB and Aux inputs in some manner - am OK if the USB and Aux ports are like wires hanging in the centre (like the USB port in the ANHC).

Is there a single device/system which can do all the above - USB + Aux + Bluetooth? Otherwise, what is the easiest and cheapest way to get this done. I am also willing to sacrifice Aux if required, but Bluetooth and USB are a must.

The car is a Verna.
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Old 18th June 2010, 22:40   #2
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1) Add Bluetooth support to use my phone with the car speakers - I guess Parrot is an option for this.
2) Add USB and Aux inputs in some manner - am OK if the USB and Aux ports are like wires hanging in the centre (like the USB port in the ANHC).

Is there a single device/system which can do all the above - USB + Aux + Bluetooth? Otherwise, what is the easiest and cheapest way to get this done. I am also willing to sacrifice Aux if required, but Bluetooth and USB are a must.

The car is a Verna.
There is gadget known as FM transmitter which can be fitted in your 12v jack for cigarette lighter. It can take care of all less bluetooth. You can connect a pen drive/SD card or an audio input.

This device transmits at FM frequencies. You have to tune the same frequencies in your ICE and this gadget.

If you are an audiophile stay away from this arrangement.
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Old 18th June 2010, 23:38   #3
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if I use this FM transmitter stuff for USB and Aux, can I still use the Parrot stuff for Bluetooth?

Also any idea how much the FM transmitter device and the parrot device for Bluetooth cost?
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First check whether the HU has Aux-in or not. All HUs usually have, though it may not be very evident or documented. The Service Center guys should be able to help find which pins correspond to the Aux-in. If none, you have to go the FM transmitter route.

Check in the DIY section, there is a thread with a DIY USB interface solution which connects to the Aux-in

There are plenty of Bluetooth hands-free kits out there - Parrot, Nokia, Jabra, etc. some of which interface with the Aux-in, and others with built-in speakers
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Default Anyway to put bluetooth on Ford Fiesta ICE?

Hey guys!

I have a peculiar issue. I am looking to buy a used Fiesta and have shortlisted a few. The thing is that the car that I am most liking is a Style edition Fiesta and its ICE doesn't have bluetooth. I called Ford service centre and they said that I will have to fix a new Fiesta ICE which is for Rs 37,000. I am happy to not be stupid enough to spend Rs 37,000 just for bluetooth on my car.

Since putting new ICE is out of question and bounds I need to find an alternate solution. And for this I turn to you. Is there anyway I can put bluetooth on the existing ICE on this Fiesta Style? If no, then what are my options? I don't want to remove this system and put a third-party panel.

The only option that I see is using headphones with my phone or a bluetooth headset (which I hate).

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Buy a stereo bluetooth headset (with detachable headphones) and connect it to the aux input of the stock ICE.

Something like this:

http://www.flipkart.com/nokia-bh-121...2-cb499b08f43d

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Default Re: Anyway to put bluetooth on Ford Fiesta ICE?

Hi there,
Regarding Bluetooth, I think your only option in case you don't want to go for another ICE setup is to get a Bluetooth car kit. You can look at brands like Parrot and Jabra. Prices are in the range of 10k. Quality wise they are very good and even though a bit expensive these are worth the buck you spend provided you use Bluetooth on a regular basis.

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