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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:30 PM
DMO94556 DMO94556 is offline
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Bluetooth enable the factory reading

Has anyone successfully done it?

How about this option from Crutchfield? http://www.crutchfield.com/mobile/Pr...2BTREC&tp=8395


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Old 09-27-2014, 08:29 PM
Diverdown1969 Diverdown1969 is offline
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Hey man,

I use a Motorola Roadster 2 bluetooth adapter in all 3 of my vehicles. It allows me to stream ANY audio from my iPhone (music, youtube, netflix, you name it) to the Factory HK Business CD player. And as an added bonus, it doubles as a hands free device for talking on the phone while driving. The mic technology on the unit isn't too bad as I have used with with the top down and no one on the other end of the call has complained about wind noise. Here's the link to Amazon for it.

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Roads.../dp/B007AQF0WK

Best of luck!

This is not exclusive to iPhone, it works with any device that is bluetooth capable.
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:52 PM
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Interesting. I see it clips to the visor but not clear how its connecting to the stereo. Not seeing anything about that on the Motorola site either. Can you summarize for me please? Thx

As an aside, I saw this that talks about replacing the head unit with an OEM Becker model that is really nice update with the factory look. Any perspective on this, or heard others talk about it?

http://forum.roadfly.com/threads/122...dianapolis-mod
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:03 PM
Diverdown1969 Diverdown1969 is offline
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In a nut shell, your phone connects to the device via bluetooth, then the device relays audio to the radio in the car via a built-in FM transmitter. So it clips to your visor and plugs into the cig lighter for a power source to charger the battery. Third bullet point down from the price on the amazon listing states:

"Listen to calls or stream music on a powerful 2-watt speaker or through car speakers using the FM transmitter"
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