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Old 12-22-2012, 10:18 AM
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R53 HK System: Streaming Bluetooth Options

Hi Folks.

Just looking for your opinion and options that you may have tried personally or have heard of for the ability to stream music off my smartphone (lumia920) to my HK stock system via bluetooth?:

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Old 12-25-2012, 09:57 AM
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If you have the aux jack there are several blue tooth receivers that plug into your 1/8th inch jack. Cheap and very easy to instal...
 
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:03 AM
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Yes...as pillagethesound said, you can get a bluetooth receiver for way cheap on ebay or amazon...less than $10 shipped.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-Bluetoot...item27c999eaea

I have one of these and it works pretty well....good sound quality too. The USB is just to power it, so you would need to get a cigarette lighter to USB adapter for it in your R53 (also very cheap). As already stated, you need to have an Aux input for your stereo. If you don't have one for the HK head unit, you can get one from Outmotoring or even your dealer for around $40....it plugs into the back of the stock head unit.
 
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Bluetooth via Ipod cable

I also have a R53 with the HK system with an Ipod aux cable. Will this work for bluetooth streaming?(http://a.co/d/2ru94au) Any one know? any other options other than a new system?
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:01 PM
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I also have a R53 with the HK system with an Ipod aux cable. Will this work for bluetooth streaming?(http://a.co/d/2ru94au) Any one know? any other options other than a new system?
It might work, but it's hard to say because the OEM iPod adapter is such an odd device. The R53 headunit wasn't designed for iPods, so they created an iPod adapter that simulates a CD changer (there was a CD changer option). You would create special playlists on the iPod and the headunit could access them like CDs in the CD changer. If you plug in the device you linked, you might get sound out of it but there's a chance it could be incompatible.

The simplest way to get bluetooth streaming has already been mentioned — get an OEM aux input jack (https://www.outmotoring.com/mini-coo...p3_hookup.html) which plugs into the back of the radio. Then you can plug a bluetooth receiver into the aux input. You can get bluetooth receivers much smaller than the one in the earlier post.
 

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It might work, but it's hard to say because the OEM iPod adapter is such an odd device. The R53 headunit wasn't designed for iPods, so they created an iPod adapter that simulates a CD changer (there was a CD changer option). You would create special playlists on the iPod and the headunit could access them like CDs in the CD changer. If you plug in the device you linked, you might get sound out of it but there's a chance it could be incompatible.

The simplest way to get bluetooth streaming has already been mentioned — get an OEM aux input jack (https://www.outmotoring.com/mini-coo...p3_hookup.html) which plugs into the back of the radio. Then you can plug a bluetooth receiver into the aux input. You can get bluetooth receivers much smaller than the one in the earlier post.
thanks, saw that a bit later and thought about using this. http://a.co/d/aXO5DCc
 
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:52 AM
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A Grom BT3 is the best way to do this, without having to switch over to aux to use the phone and have the steering wheel buttons work, etc.
 
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