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stewhp
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: LA Power Bluetooth Installed Reply with quote



I have looked at various options to be able to get Bluetooth telephone connectivity and music streaming in my car while still retaining the old PCM2.

I know lots of people have updated to newer double din units but I didn’t want to spend that amount of cash and also wanted to retain the original PCM.

I bought one of these LA Power Bluetooth boxes off Ebay as for £115.00 it was worth a try and would hopefully be an easy fit.

I already had a CD Changer and fitting the BT box was just a matter of disconnecting the fibre connection at the CD Changer and plugging it into the BT Box and then splicing a power supply from the changer power supply already there.

I then tested the unit and paired my phone which connected immediately and then started to stream music and the playback quality sounded excellent. I then tested the phone which also went equally well.

It got dark a bit too soon so didn’t have time to finish installing the mic tonight but so far so good and just need to tidy up the wiring under the front boot and then Velcro the unit in place.

I don’t plan on running the aux connection as wouldn’t use it but do plan on running a USB extension into the cabin so I can either use a flash drive or charge my phone.

I will upload some pics once I get it all finished.



Screen now shows phone connected and BT Track info.

Hopefully finish it off later this week and then give a good test.



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asterix_the_gaul
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad that's working out for you, my dash still in pieces waiting for me to have spare half hour to put everything back together!

Where are you going to put the mic?

If the sound is not good enough on a call you might need a higher sensitivity mic, I played around with a few different ones on a similar previous install and the supplied mic with my kit was not up to much
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stewhp
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve not decided on the mic location yet.
The wire has been run into the cabin and is long enough to stretch to top of side pillar but I may put it into the dash console in place of the OEM mic.

I’ve only done a test cal to the Mrs with the car stationary and engine off and she said she could hear me really well with the mic just sitting on top of the dash. I’ll see how it behaves when the car is moving.

I was reading the thread on Rennlist and there was a couple of comments about the mic having a bit of echo.

Early days yet and need to mess about a bit once I get it all finished.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when I asked the question before a few guys said they chucked it in the oem location and it was fine, certainly saves routing cable.
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