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Old 13-02-2013   #1
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My Audio Upgrade Plans

Hi All,

I will be buying all of this for my GP:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wi...rlist_go_o_C-1

as soon as I get the money. But just need someone with some experience to tell me what I could be missing if anything, and what to expect.

So the ultimate plan is to have this new stereo and still be able to use the steering controls. - That's what I think the patch lead is for.

So my questions are:

Will I have to remove blue and me to do this or just ignore it?
Will I have to remap each of the four steering buttons to what they do on the stereo... e.g volume up/down; Source; Channel up/down; Call button; and remap the windows button to say voice or something...

The stereo has bluetooth call capabilites so will I have to disable the car owns bluetooth capabilities to prevent interference.

Will the new stereo use the inbuilt mic of the car, or will I have to use another mic?



Blue & Me is good but the thing that killed it for me was the lack of audio streaming options via bluetooth which makes absolutely no sense why it's not included.

Any advice will be appreciated

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Can't use the built in mic easily for any other applications, without caking the wiring.
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Hi, thanks for the reply! I'll just have to find a placement for the mic that looks clean!

How bout all 8 steering buttons, will i be able map them accordingly?
Will i have to remove blue and me?

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I'll just like to know all what to expect before I spend 200 and find out things are not as integrated and clean as I'll like.
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You'll love B&M and phone button functionality.
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?? Sorry mate, don't quite understand what you mean...

I've got B&M already and it's good. But the fact that you can't stream music via bluetooth is a major dissapointment. Just asking if I can have a similar B&M functionality with another head unit that allows bluetooth streaming as well as the other functionality mentioned above - in particular, using the B&M steering buttons (Windows button and phone button) mapped as the same functionality but to the new stereo

Apologies if they're really daft questions. I'm new to all this
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Sorry, bloody iPad, should have read loose not love
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