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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 3rd November 2019, 12:54 Thread Starter
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Bluetooth Phone Upgrade on Exclusive

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I was wondering what is involved to upgrade a 2.2cdti Exclusive 2012 build with a bluetooth phone connection. There is a switch on the steering wheel that looks like its for a phone but doesnt do anything. I also have the cd30 radio.

I sure that this has been mentioned before, had a quick look but cant find anything obvious on the forums.

I was considering the proper OEM upgrade and not an aftermarket solution. Is it just a change of radio to a CD40 or is it more involved like a dealership re-program. Any advise appreciated.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 25th November 2019, 05:17
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Went through this about 18 months ago. There are various options but most would cost way more than what I was willing to pay. I assume you want HFree phone calls and BT to hear calls/phone music through the speakers? Not all options, even 100+ offer that. Add-on modules will offer BT to the CD30 but not necessarily hands free for phone. Parrot do but even more money and extra hardware. You can also buy after market harnesses etc but that means getting into the dash big time. So I compromised= least effort and cheapest!

I tried uploading a couple of pics for you to see the installation but that keeps failing. The shots are well within the limits set for jpg. Anyone else having uploading problems at the moment?

For my effort you need a working Cigar Lighter & AUX port in the caddy between seats. Amazon provided the hardware (about 15) and I bought a flat double usb power adaptor for cigar lighter plus a phone cradle. Total was about 40. I added a Brodit angled mount for an extra 20 to mount the cradle on but this is not totally necessary. Works fine and quality is very passable. On the head unit select Aux as input and control your calls/music tracks using the black button (with blue light on photo I can't upload!) for which I spent some time deciding the best place to mount it. Ended up just above the unit between centre and right vent grill. Cables are all hidden and routed behind the cover over the gear selector and also has a power cable to charge phone at the cradle. If you have no Aux input then the other cheap option would be to look at FM modulators. For such little outlay thought I did OK!

Shame I can't get the photos up as you'd see the finished installation....unless I send them to you?

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