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Old 07-25-14, 05:41 PM   #1
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hey folks

we have an 04 gx470 with the factory nav + rear back up camera... i really want to add bluetooth to it to stream music + IL new law requires people to use bluetooth while driving...

how would i go about this without removing the factory nav, has anybody done it before, and how much does it usually cost?

thanks in advance,
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i tried browsing but didnt find anything specific to my year
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From what I've been able to find out, you'd use the GROM Audio module with their Bluetooth add-on. You'll lose CD-changer capability (if you have one). Switching between Bluetooth and USB/Aux with the GROM is somewhat annoying (have to go to FM then quickly back to Disc).

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From what I've been able to find out, you'd use the GROM Audio module with their Bluetooth add-on. You'll lose CD-changer capability (if you have one). Switching between Bluetooth and USB/Aux with the GROM is somewhat annoying (have to go to FM then quickly back to Disc).

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does it sound reasonable $250 for doing the work? here's their response when i asked if they can integrate bluetooth :

the only Bluetooth part we can do for the Lexus is a wired fm modulated part. It's called a tranzit Blu HF. The part cost $150. You'll need $25 in parts and $100 labor. So total installed would cost $275. It takes about 2 hours to install. Let us know if you would like to make a appointment. Thanks

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The FM modulator Bluetooth are OK for voice, terrible for music (they sound *bad*). But they have the advantage of letting you keep your CD changer.

That's not a bad price for one.

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[QUOTE=MnM24;8642063]hey folks

we have an 04 gx470 with the factory nav + rear back up camera... i really want to add bluetooth to it to stream music + IL new law requires people to use bluetooth while driving...

how would i go about this without removing the factory nav, has anybody done it before, and how much does it usually cost?

thanks in advance,[/QUOTE

Amazon prime- iClever Bluetooth portable hotspot $18.99. Use a 3.5mm audio cable to plug it to aux input on vehicle. Pair phone to iClever, profit
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Amazon prime- iClever Bluetooth portable hotspot $18.99. Use a 3.5mm audio cable to plug it to aux input on vehicle. Pair phone to iClever, profit
No AUX input. That was added later. My '03 doesn't have it either.
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I added the parrot Bluetooth. Works good. Does not play through mark levison system, had to put an auxiliary speaker under the dash.
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