|12-07-2014 04:34 PM|
|12-07-2014 02:41 PM|
|trivox2||Love the idea. Have a question about the Bluetooth receiver – does it automatically connect to your phone? I got one made by HTC and I had to hit a button on it every time I got in the car even though it was already paired to my phone - really annoying after a while. Now someone stole that so I'm looking to do the same thing you are.|
|06-13-2013 08:49 AM|
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|06-13-2013 07:09 AM|
|ChaddG||there should be a lock bar designed to keep radio's in place, like a radio version of the club. put that on the invention list.....|
|06-13-2013 02:39 AM|
Just once I wish I could catch them before their window goes up and say "Sorry for making you feel uncomfortable, nice minivan bro!"
|06-13-2013 01:32 AM|
No radio = no blasting rush near yuppies at stop lights. Unacceptable.
That said, I get the cheapest model with iPOD hookup and amplifier connections. Also, I have considered this exact mod for playing music away from my jeep (e.g., at a tailgate).
|06-13-2013 01:21 AM|
|jaw1959||I just got myself an 83 CJ7, and it has no stereo at all at this point. It has a cutout in the dash where I assume someone installed a CB at some point. I was looking for a waterproof stereo to install, but now I'm thinking I'll install a CB in the dash, and just do this for tunes (I only listen to my iPhone anyway, and have some way of doing so in all of my cars. In fact, I may also do this in my 1959 GMC Panel truck so I can keep the look of the stock radio while listening to the content I want. Thanks for posting!|
|08-25-2012 12:24 PM|
|eboven||Yes, you could. Bluetooth audio quality has improved over the last few years, but it is not as good of quality as a direct connection. The frequency response in BT audio has gaps, certain frequencies that get diminished or lost altogether. It wouldn't really matter if all you listened to was Pandora, as that is highly compressed music that already has similar gaps in it. If you wanted to listen to your uncompressed FLAC files, using BT streaming should be your last resort.|
|08-25-2012 11:34 AM|
|Kota7x||Could you hardwire the phone into the amp instead of wirelessly into the bluetooth then into the amp?|
|08-25-2012 10:33 AM|
|08-22-2012 04:43 PM|
|Enemy||I like that bluetooth adapter thing, might have to pick one up.|
|08-22-2012 02:36 PM|
|08-21-2012 05:03 PM|
I have been very happy with my $130 Sony MEX model (Bluetooth as well). I always remove the faceplate if I am not within pistol range of the Jeep.
|08-21-2012 04:56 PM|
Besides It's sort of neat to be able to sit a few yards from my jeep while camping and controlling the music and volume from my iPhone.
|08-21-2012 04:49 PM|
I'm not fortunate enough to live in a town as civilized as yours. Just like you I did remove the facepate and locked it in the glove box....
|08-19-2012 11:41 PM|
|08-19-2012 11:22 PM|
|pickupman2500||not really man i am far to lazy for that. and you would have to be a big doush to steal shit from another man. its just messed up|
|08-19-2012 09:06 PM|
|hagler123||Hahahaha I'm sure you wouldn't wanna drive across the country to find it!|
|08-19-2012 08:46 PM|
|pickupman2500||where do you go to school that radio sounds nice. just kidding|
|08-19-2012 12:17 PM|
|scwalls||I'm curious as to if there's a sound quality difference b/w the Bluetooth and having your iPhone plugged into a radio w/ an aux cable...|
|08-19-2012 10:48 AM|
|hagler123||That's smart! But I like Haveing a radio in my Jeep. I have a 2001 and replaced the stock one last Christmas its a Kenwood excelon with Bluetooth and mic, remote, it can change colors and other features. I always remove the faceplate and lock it in my glove box whenever I'm parked at school for awhile so I haven't had mine stole......... yet!|
|08-19-2012 09:58 AM|
Concealed bluetooth radio installation
Two weeks ago some low-life, scum of the earth crackhead stole my 1-month old in-dash radio. And I have no one but myself to blame for this.
After being fed up with the ugly stock radio that came with my 2002 TJ, I had decided to "invest" in a top of the line Dual Electronics radio (Radio, CD, bluetooth enabled, with microphone to make and receive calls, remote control, removable faceplate with USB and aux connections.) Bottom line, if you're considering a new radio, I'd highly recommend the DUAL XDA6xxx.
Any way, mine is gone... it's probably resting in some crystal meth dealer's Oldsmobile Cutlass. I swore from this point that i wouldn't replace
One morning on my way to work, while staring at the large gaping hole in my dash, I decided that I didn't need a radio. All I needed was a way for me to stream Pandora from my iPhone to the speakers in the soundbar.
So here's what I did: I wired a bluetooth receiver to an amplifier and hid them behind the dash of the TJ. Then I covered the hole in the dash with a piece of black plastic.
Here's what I needed:
1x marine amplifier (because they're water proof)
1x bluetooth receiver
1x RCA-to-3mm audio connector
Here are the parts i used:
Now for the wiring which is quite simple:
Connect your jeep's radio wiring harness speaker wires to the wiring harness provided with the amplifier. RF+ & RR+ to R+ , RF- & RR- to R- , LF+ & LR+ to L+, and finally LF- & LR- to L-.
Connect the Amplifier's Power wiring harness to your jeep's Switched battery. I recommend that strongly that you use the Switched Battery power so that you don't drain the battery. Remember that your ignition with serve as the On/Off for your new concealed bluetooth stereo. Connect the Amplifier's ground wire to your jeep's chassis.
Make sure to turn the volume gain on the Amp to the maximum.
Now connect the RCA cable and the USB cable from the Amplifier to the Bluetooth adapter and Voila!
Now time to pretty things up, by zipty-ing things together and hiding the assembly where ever you'd like.
From this point on, you'll have to pair your iPhone or bluetooth enabled phone to your car and play your sweet tunes.
I'll try to take a video and pictures and post them on here as soon as I can.
I hope this helps.