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Is there a car audio reciever that has some sort of bluetooth connection?

Asked by mowens (8285 points ) May 7th, 2010

Heres the deal. I had a brand new Cadillac for a couple of years… it had hands free over bluetooth. I sold the car, because I wanted to become cheap. (tired of a hugh payment) So I bought an old mountaineer, cash.

I want bluetooth.

I want it now.

I want something that integrated, not something that clips onto my visor. I dont mind clipping just a mic to my visor, but you know what I mean.

Is there a way I can use the audio reciever in a car as a bluetooth thing, and have a mic on my visor?

Maybe one with a big enough screen it tells me who is calling?

Basically I want it on my car speakers…. that is all.

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DarkScribe's avatar

Almost all current car stereos from middle of the line and above seem to. My last two cars have had Bluetooth as a standard option. Many GPS units also incorporate Bluetooth hands-free and music streaming.

mowens's avatar

Im sorry, I want to retrofit my 98 mountaineer… i can just but in a regular reciever and it will do it?

lillycoyote's avatar

It looks like systems are available, these, for example but they seem to be for specific brands of car stereos. Can you afford to have a new stereo put in?

mowens's avatar

I can… I’m just cheap. :)

mowens's avatar

But as far as this goes, I will spend top dollar to get a good system.

DarkScribe's avatar

Try nearby pawn shops – support the local car thieves.

mowens's avatar

@DarkScribe Theives do need to eat too.

lillycoyote's avatar

There may be universal systems, I just found that site with a quick search.

lillycoyote's avatar

Here’s the search. I don’t know how tech handy you are or how much you want to spend setting this up but it’s a place to start. Good luck.

andrew's avatar

Look into the Parrot brand of bluetooth receivers. Just make sure you find a really good person to install it.

mowens's avatar

thanks!

ShiningToast's avatar

Pioneer sells all kinds of in dash-recievers with bluetooth built right in. They’re very nice decks, I have one myself.

Once you have a deck picked out, hop on over to Crutchfield (as mentioned by @lillycoyote) to order it. These guys are awesome.

And if you’re somewhat handy, you can install it yourself with the parts and instructions Crutchfield sends you when you buy the deck. I did, it was a snap! :)

mowens's avatar

Has anyone used the bluetooth on these? How do they work?

ShiningToast's avatar

The in-deck bluetooth? The blue tooth is built into the stereo, so you connect to it with bluetooth from your phone. Some might have a mic that you clip somewhere, but the sound from the call comes over your car speakers.

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