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Hi all, I have done a search in the guides but did not see anything.

I have a 2009 1.2 Lounge (with USB connector and bluetooth). Now the bluetooth has stopped working so I unpaired it to my iPhone and now do not use it. I also cannot get my iPhone (music or spotify) playing. So has any one changed the head-unit to something aftermarket that has built in bluetooth and also retains the steering controls. I would assume a double din would not work as there are 2 air vents just above.

Speakers are naff too and could do with replacing.

Any pictures etc would be fab... Thank you
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So,,, if money was no object this would probably do everything you wanted, with the adapter plate?
http://caraudiosecurity.com/avh-z710...ndroid-carplay
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That's pushing the boat out a bit too far IMO, you can pick up a decent headunit with USB, Bluetooth and AUX for £80, though they likely won't support the steering wheel controls. Spend a little more on the headunit (I'd estimate around £100) to get the steering controls option, but you'll then also need to invest in appropriate adaptor cables, last I checked these were circa £35 with the fascia adaptor.

Edit: As for speakers, they'll also come down to budget. Have a look around the website John linked above to get an idea of what you can afford and come back to us. I don't know the size of the 500's speakers off the top of my head, I'm sure you'll find that info on here somewhere though.
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That's pushing the boat out a bit too far IMO, you can pick up a decent headunit with USB, Bluetooth and AUX for £80, though they likely won't support the steering wheel controls. Spend a little more on the headunit (I'd estimate around £100) to get the steering controls option, but you'll then also need to invest in appropriate adaptor cables, last I checked these were circa £35 with the fascia adaptor.

Edit: As for speakers, they'll also come down to budget. Have a look around the website John linked above to get an idea of what you can afford and come back to us. I don't know the size of the 500's speakers off the top of my head, I'm sure you'll find that info on here somewhere though.
Thank you both for the reply..

Agree that unit way over budget haha.... but a £100 unit with a further £60 of cables and fascias should do the trick. I will do some internet searching now.

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Found this on flebay: CTKFT02 Car Stereo Black Double Din Fascia Stalk Fitting Kit For FIAT 500 07-15 https://ebay.us/OSotSu

What happens to the 2x airvents above the fiat stereo if I was to go for something like this?

Or a cheaper kit inc stereo like this: https://ebay.us/rQzSqi

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Looking at that kit, it looks like it re-routes the air-vents out the sides of the new fascia instead. Quite a clever kit, but expensive considering you'd still have to buy the double-DIN unit on top of that, and if you're going double-DIN you might as well get something with a screen, and they get expensive quickly!

The 2nd kit looks good though, has everything you need and should be pretty much plug 'n' play No Bluetooth, but with USB at least you'll still be able to hook up your phone and charge it at the same time, you'll need to get a DAB antenna if you want to use that.
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Very good points.. thanks. I am liking that air vent to the side kit good.... Defo double din me thinks now haha

How about this: iat 500 Sony Bluetooth CD MP3 USB Car Stereo Ivory Fascia & Steering Wheel Kit https://ebay.us/yuH2Qe
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That looks like it comes with everything too, still no Bluetooth though, must be something in that price range which has Bluetooth!
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It says bluetooth but that same company also have this one: https://ebay.us/9afsVm this ticks all the boxes...
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That one looks better, I'm wary about the first one from them because although it says Bluetooth at the top but then it doesn't mention it in the features, and it also doesn't tell you what the model number is.
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Be aware it looks like the fascia comes in both Ivory and Black, so make sure you order the right one.
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Just placed the order for the second unit mentioned above.... Pretty happy with the price and will fit it myself
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Donít be tempted to buy a generic screen based unit like Xtrons. I did a couple of years ago in my Nissan Juke. It looked great but was absolute rubbish.
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I'm currently using the standard headunit with a connects2 CD adapter with allows audio in. I then use a Bluetooth audio device in front on that. It's basic but works well.
How much you spend depends on how long you want to keep the car really. If you get a decent Android headunit then you can move it to your next car as retaining it does not add any value to the car when it's time to sell.
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