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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, OnStar Bluetooth Kit in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by jimmyhauser Just curious, why wouldn't you just buy a parrot kit and tap into the speaker wires? ...
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    Re: OnStar Bluetooth Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyhauser View Post
    Just curious, why wouldn't you just buy a parrot kit and tap into the speaker wires? They may even have custom harnesses so there is no splicing of the car's wiring.
    no other kit I know of will mute the radio... the R7M kit does interface with the stock stereo speakers (if you choose to use this feature over the speaker included with the Moto kit)

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    once I have five orders, I will place the order in groups of five (if anyone is interested).. I AM NOT making any money on this. I am passing my cost along to everyone on these forums so I am not willing to take a big risk on these. Again here are the requirements:

    1. You must be willing to UNPLUG and completely disconnect onstar
    2. You must be willing to accept NO warranty (other than DOA or physical failure of the box) on this interface box
    3. You need to buy a motorola Bluetooth kit (I recommend IHF-1000) in ADDITION to this interface box
    4. You must be willing to install yourself or have a reputable installer install it (its not 100% easy). I give it a 6 on the 1-10 scale for difficulty. Instructions are here: Http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/btkitinstall/

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    Re: OnStar Bluetooth Kit

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    no other kit I know of will mute the radio... the R7M kit does interface with the stock stereo speakers (if you choose to use this feature over the speaker included with the Moto kit)

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    The parrot kit does mute the radio, well, it doesn't mute the radio per se, but it does cut the sound going from the radio to the speakers when bluetooth is active. That is why you have to tap into the speakers wires. They sell custom made harness that you unplug the connector from the radio, then plug the connector into the parrot, and plug the parrot into the radio. I have a similiar adapter on my Nokia CK-7W. It works well.

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    Re: OnStar Bluetooth Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyhauser View Post
    The parrot kit does mute the radio, well, it doesn't mute the radio per se, but it does cut the sound going from the radio to the speakers when bluetooth is active. That is why you have to tap into the speakers wires. They sell custom made harness that you unplug the connector from the radio, then plug the connector into the parrot, and plug the parrot into the radio. I have a similiar adapter on my Nokia CK-7W. It works well.
    Do they have a kit for the V? I want to remind everyone that he V radio is different than most EVERY other car.

    The R&M bluetooth kit will acutally pause the radio (or ipod) as well while you are on the car... just like onstar. WIth the R7M kit, you just replace the onstar functionality with your cell phone.

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    Re: OnStar Bluetooth Kit

    This may have been covered but I did not see it anywhere I looked - Reed, with your kit can you splice into the mic already in the car instead of having to run a seperate one?

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    Re: OnStar Bluetooth Kit

    a beta tester tried this, but the quality was not there.... Using the mic that comes with the moto kit is best if you ask me.

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    Re: OnStar Bluetooth Kit

    That's correct - I was the one who wired into the Onstar mic.

    It works, and when the car is quiet it works well. But as soon as there is any noise, the noise cancellation circuitry of the Motorola unit seems to be incompatible with the the impedance of the onstar mic and the quality drops rapidly.

    -Chris

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    Re: OnStar Bluetooth Kit

    Which microphone did you tap into? I believe the On Star microphone is on the bottom of the rearview mirror. The mic in the overhead console is the Noise Compensation Mic that the entertainment system uses to adjust the volume of the radio system as background noise levels change.

    -James

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    Re: OnStar Bluetooth Kit

    those 3 mics that you are talking about are all the same...

    the mic in the overhead is the same noise compensation, onstar, voice note, mic.. its all one

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