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Offline duuuvldn

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Question about audio wiring & canbus
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:00:49 am »
Hi all.

Recent baught an '09 SS. Such a fun can but the blue&me system for the radio isn't great, so planning to replace the head unit.
Was thinking about a nice android unit like this so I can have spotify, Waze etc.. but I have never fitted a system like this before and the seller thinks I might need a harness adaptor to make it work with the interscope system and to receive signals from the wheel controlls.

Anyone have experience here? Can I make it work?
All advice gratefully received.



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    Offline 137699

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    Re: Question about audio wiring & canbus
    « Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 09:48:04 am »
    Why not just get a decent phone mount and use your smartphone for Spotify/Waze etc.

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    Re: Question about audio wiring & canbus
    « Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 10:19:10 am »
    Absolutely could do, but would need to replace the stereo anyway in order to do this and the cost difference isn't so great. Just getting a head unit with Bluetooth + fitting + harness for wheel controlls is probably £150 for an extra £100 or so I could get a unit as described.

    Besides I really like a good gadget!

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    Re: Question about audio wiring & canbus
    « Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 10:34:12 am »
    Why would you need to replace the radio? There is an aux-in facility in the centre console.

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    Re: Question about audio wiring & canbus
    « Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 12:30:45 pm »
    Not in the earlier models sadly and mine is an 09

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    Re: Question about audio wiring & canbus
    « Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 03:03:30 pm »
    Really? I thought they all had Aux in, it was just the USB that was missing on the earlier ones?

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    Re: Question about audio wiring & canbus
    « Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 04:16:53 pm »
    Other way round. I have the usb but no aux

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    Re: Question about audio wiring & canbus
    « Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 09:51:51 am »
    Surely that's better then - connect the phone via USB - job done - you even get to control via the steering wheel!

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    Re: Question about audio wiring & canbus
    « Reply #8 on: October 20, 2017, 10:08:31 am »
    Only iPhones I think. Certainly not my new android. And it's not saved music I need it's Spotify etc..

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    Re: Question about audio wiring & canbus
    « Reply #9 on: October 21, 2017, 10:06:48 pm »
    If I remember correctly, someone used a USB stick with a blank MP3 file (ie several minutes of nothing) and an adapter to do this on the early models.

    From what I remember, the cable has 3 sections (phone, CD Changer and I want to say aux) but the Blue and me system is only using the aux and phone input but covers all 3 ports.  I was going to try getting a splitter and use the cd changer feed but never bothered.  Just made do with an USB stick.  It's always there, doesn't need charging and is small enough to remain pretty much unseen.  It's also colour coded to interior (balck and red)

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    Re: Question about audio wiring & canbus
    « Reply #10 on: October 22, 2017, 02:08:38 am »
    Thanks

     

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