Bluetooth adaptor for car?

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  1. danny8200 macrumors 65816

    danny8200

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    Hi,
    2010 Honda Civic. I know there are several adaptors that can add Bluetooth functionality onto a vehicle. Does anyone know if any of these adaptors will let me control the music from the steering wheel? I know I can stream music wirelessly, but if I need to switch tracks using the phone then it kind of defeats the purpose.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    does your steerling whell let you control the radio, cd player?

    does your car not have a AUX input? that might be easier than bluetooth
     
  3. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

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    This is the one I have and it works great. Very easy to change tracks.

    http://www.amazon.com/Kinivo-BTC450...d=1417221295&sr=8-2&keywords=kinivo+bluetooth


    This is the newer model.

    http://www.amazon.com/Kinivo-BTC455...d=1417221295&sr=8-5&keywords=kinivo+bluetooth
     
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    I think there are several options but I'd have to Google just as you would. Try the usual suspects such as USA Spec. Their BT45-HON3 looks like it should be compatible with your car and offer use of the steering wheel controls but definitely verify this yourself.
     
  5. meistervu macrumors 65816

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    Another option

    Have you considered replacing the stereo?

    I had an older Acura with a nice stock head unit that didn't even have an aux input port. Over the years I looked at various solutions to connect my iPhone to it. I finally decided this year to replace the head unit with a Pioneer. It cost me less than $200 and about 2 hours. Now I have a well integrated stereo with bluetooth. When the phone ring, no matter what mode the stereo is in (bluetooth, FM, CD), the stereo switch to bluetooth automatically so I can hear the ring and push a button to answer the call.

    I don't think a bluetooth adapter can do that.

    The reason I took me so long was that I like the look of the stock head unit. But I finally decided that I want function more than look.
     
  6. danny8200 thread starter macrumors 65816

    danny8200

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    I would rather keep the stock stereo for now. Thx all for the prompt responses.
     

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