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Author Topic: What is the best way to remove and replace Blue&Me?  (Read 4334 times)

Offline smacca

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What is the best way to remove and replace Blue&Me?
« on: December 02, 2016, 05:24:04 pm »
Salve, fellow Abathisti!

I bought a 2009 Abarth 500, and like everyone else I have discovered that the Blue&Me system is virtually useless because you can't use bluetooth to stream music or GPS instructions and there is NO aux in input.

I've tried Halford's and a couple of other places for solutions, but they won't do anything that isn't approved by the manufacturer, and Fiat don't appear to carecare.  In fact, Fiat are being completely unhelpful to their own customers, offering no solutions. :'(  (My guess is that Fiat/Blue&Me backed the wrong technology - Microsoft - and are now making us pay for their poor decision instead of helping us.)

So...does anyone know the best/most elegant/cheapest way to get rid of that Blue&Me dinosaur piece of dreck kit and replace it with anything that works?  :wave:


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    Offline Fish

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    Re: What is the best way to remove and replace Blue&Me?
    « Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 07:07:22 pm »
    Dude it's a 2009 car! Well out of warranty so why should Fiat/Abarth care? Replace the headunit with something that fits your requirements.

    Fish

    PS. The new uConnect stuff works pretty well. ;)

    Offline tapi0

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    Re: What is the best way to remove and replace Blue&Me?
    « Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 04:59:28 pm »
    Hmm...2009 model does not have 3,5" jack and USB port in the center console?
    I use external Bluetooth receiver wich plug-in to 3,5" jack and I can play music with my phone and etc.
    I also use that USB port with 16G USB stick.
    IMO Blue&Me works fine.
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