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gman145
post 1st November 2008 01:00
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including extra buttons and flashy lights... wink.gif

For your mic, it should be able to be clipped into the top of your a pillar.
Run the cable behind that panel and then safe and securely under the bottom of your dash into the centre console to the unit.

No drilling is needed for b/tooth units on all manufacturers.

If you sometimes have your phone in the pocket under the stereo, then when you install your b/tooth module, mount it far as possible from this area otherwise you'll get interference during calls.

Enjoy it. smile.gif
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post 1st November 2008 10:29
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QUOTE(gman145 @ 1st November 2008 01:00) *
If you sometimes have your phone in the pocket under the stereo, then when you install your b/tooth module, mount it far as possible from this area otherwise you'll get interference during calls.

Hmmm...I was going to mount it just inside the the bottom hole where the pocket clips in and velcro it vertically to the left hand side of the centre console trim surround as there is a perfect size area there for it to fit in. Do you think that's a bad location? If so then I'm going to have to try and find somewhere else.

Does this also mean that for anyone who gets a stereo with built-in bluetooth (where you can't physically locate the bluetooth comms interface somewhere else as it's part of the stereo itself), then they will get inteference if they put their phone in that pocket?


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No.

I've been using the Pioneer DEH-P700BT and had the phone in the pocket underneath and had no real problems with both a samsung handset and a nokia handset.
This has the B/tooth all built in.

Just on external seperate modules they can sometimes cause echo's for the other end if the phone is too close to the module.
So to save any potential issues, just fit it elsewhere if you can find a suitable location.

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post 2nd November 2008 15:17
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QUOTE(gman145 @ 2nd November 2008 14:48) *
Just on external seperate modules they can sometimes cause echo's for the other end if the phone is too close to the module.
So to save any potential issues, just fit it elsewhere if you can find a suitable location.

I found a good alternative position for the bluetooth unit under the dash of the passenger side footwell so well away from the head unit. Fitted it this morning with heavy duty velco and it works a treat smile.gif With the phone in the pocket under the stereo there is no echoing either in the car or on the other end. The bluetooth audio streaming from the phone also works well smile.gif I put the microphone just below the heater dials right next to the panel that hides the airbag connector so the mic wire just goes straight in through the gap in that panel and is completely hidden. Goes quite well there and is accessible to both driver and passenger depending on whose phone is linked up to the stereo via bluetooth.

I'll get some pictures later and post them up.


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QUOTE(GialloEvo94 @ 2nd November 2008 15:17) *
I'll get some pictures later and post them up.

Kenwood KDC-W7541U Head Unit and bluetooth unit microphone...

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Kenwood KCA-BT200 Bluetooth Interface Unit mounted up under the dashboard...

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The USB connector is on a lead coming from the back of the stereo and I have fed it into the back of the glovebox so the plugged-in USB memory stick is hidden well away inside the glovebox and out of view from any potential thieves but still very easy to access and change over sticks if need be smile.gif


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well choosed SD card type of radio
perfect choisse 2 GB SD card cost 4-5 pounds
radio price was 85 euro pretty cheap
http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/20/blaupun...sed-car-stereo/
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Heaving the same dilemma myself. Car came with pretty cheap looking circus style JVC head unit and would like to change it to something that fits the look of the dashboard. Was thinking about the VDO, BLAUPUNKT and BECKER units.

Nevertheless still tempted with the OEM SONY units with integrated shelf. But can't find any. Are they still available? Where to look for them?

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Hey, not sure if you've made your mind up yet,
I've got the old version of the Pioneer and it fits really nicely in it's slot, no issues at all.
Plus i've had my pioneer for about 4 years and it's still going strong!
i've also got steering controls from the song tape deck that was in the car (not sure if that was original) but these also work with the pioneer.
so i'd say go with that!
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I purchased a Sony xplod headunit with Bluetooth for 50 of of eBay and it plugs straight in and the original steering console controls fit right in and the changer in the boot works perfectly smile.gif


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