Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Going rate for 05 oem touchscreen in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Originally Posted by 6lbsofSound No Bluetooth.The antenna is for the nav unit itself. If your 03 was equipped with nav ...
- 01-17-13 12:39 AM #16Cadillac Owners Member
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Re: Going rate for 05 oem touchscreen
I briefly looked at aftermarket radio/nav but turned away after (1) I found out how much is was going to cost (incl installation), and (2) how much of the factory equip that would no longer function. I was told an $800-$900 unit would cost approx another $800 to install, and in order for the steering wheel audio controls to would work I needed another $80.00 adapter; was told if an aftermarket unit was installed, then no more 6 disk changer and no more rear audio controls.
That being said, I'm pretty certain I could install it myself - IF I could block out the free time to do it; free time is hard for me to come by these days. I really don't use the 6 disk changer that much and have never used the rear controls, but also hated the thought of butchering the stock system and possibly hurt resale? Although, I know the truck isn't worth "all that" in resale...
The more I think about it, I guess one of the primary reasons for a change would be for (1) Ipod hookup and (2) blue tooth for phone. I've tried the aftermarket Blue Ant blue tooth and loved the hands free, but hated another item to keep charged up. And I have yet to find a blue tooth ear piece that sounds decent; everyone sounds like they are in a well.
If I'm missing something or another option, please let me know...
Anyway, that's what got me looking at these threads and maybe going with a 2005 or 2006 replacement - thought this route might be cheaper in the long run than aftermarket, and everything else in the truck would work as designed, not hurting resale...
- 01-17-13 01:56 AM #17Originally Posted by Tom P
But there is options for Bluetooth with the stock radio the iPod you can use a I simple media gateway(I have one and love it) and the best part is its plug and play(I don't use the rear audio controls much but I do use the cd changer from time to time(mostly when I get a new cd that I haven't put on my iPod yet)
- 01-18-13 09:33 PM #18Originally Posted by chacho44
- 04-08-13 02:38 PM #19Cadillac Owners Member
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- 04-08-13 06:49 PM #20Originally Posted by ninja12
Here is a link to the gateway
And here is the link for the Bluetooth add on
The audio for the iPod is top notch and the Bluetooth works great with my iPhone 5 and I can stream pandora or I heart Internet radio with it also
This setup will work with any radio cd/cass non touch screen nav and touchscreen nav
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