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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014 Discussion, iSimple Connect Opinions for 2008 Escalade? in Cadillac Escalade Forums; https://www.isimplesolutions.com/product.aspx?zpid=544 Hi, I am considering getting this for Bluetooth and streaming music from my Android phone. Is this truly plug ...
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    iSimple Connect Opinions for 2008 Escalade?

    https://www.isimplesolutions.com/product.aspx?zpid=544

    Hi,
    I am considering getting this for Bluetooth and streaming music from my Android phone. Is this truly plug and play? Do I loose anything when installing such as inputs? What are the cons? Is it reliable?

    Thank you.

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    Re: iSimple Connect Opinions for 2008 Escalade?

    I have been looking at the BlueFusion, so I am interested to hear anything about this one...

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    Re: iSimple Connect Opinions for 2008 Escalade?

    I've finally decided I hate my BlueFusion- audio quality is terrible over A2DP (creates a buzz in the speakers at certain frequencies) and the call quality is useless- it's only good for muting the radio when a call comes in but then you have to click your phone off of it! I'm looking at changing to a Crux unit as it's more of a direct integration and shouldn't pick up engine noise on calls like the BlueFusion does

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    Re: iSimple Connect Opinions for 2008 Escalade?

    I have the ISIMPLE and I love it if I am listening to radio fm cd xm what ever it will show the caller ID on the screen and mute my radio, I love it cant be happier PAC before ISIMPLE use to suck but this one is great. The Bluetooth audio when playing Pandora it displays the song I can answer and hang-up with my steering wheel. This made my car modern I have a 08 escalade and the new escalade 2014 does not have Bluetooth audio also it looses the CD Changer and the tilt screen. Get it you will be happy on the USB you can browse folders. I don't know if my mic for the Bluetooth was defective or just not the right one but when I got mines the mic people could not understand me so I used my Motorola mic from my old hands free and it works perfect. You will find out I was think my mic was no good but you can get a 3.5mm mic from radio shack if you have this problem
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    Re: iSimple Connect Opinions for 2008 Escalade?

    It looks like this plugs in at the radio, any issues with this and a lockpick installed at the same time?

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    Hoping the two work together (can't believe they don't)

    Also found it on eBay for $112 shipped brand new.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/301061577530 just ordered mine

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    Wow make me feel like a sucker I paid 250 at bestbuy I was going to return it but I didn't want to take apart my car again

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    Re: iSimple Connect Opinions for 2008 Escalade?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpyShops NY View Post
    Wow make me feel like a sucker I paid 250 at bestbuy I was going to return it but I didn't want to take apart my car again
    Sorry, wasn't trying to insult anyone. Just the feedback made me want to buy one and looking online, Amazon and on eBay I found it for that price new, and great feedback so wanted to share.
    I called PAC today and they said you need to install the ISGM651 directly into the radio then the lock pick (GM29 is what I have) plugs into the harness.
    Mine should be here this week and can't wait to try it out!

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    No insult I just paid more but I am happy so who cares

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    Re: iSimple Connect Opinions for 2008 Escalade?

    Any cons to this product? My main goal is to add the bluetooth functionality however I do not want to loose any features of the existing radio and steering wheel controls. Please advise?

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    No drawbacks you will enjoy it could not ask for more

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    Re: iSimple Connect Opinions for 2008 Escalade?

    SpyShops is the model you used Isgm651?

    Thanks! looking forward to having this option in my 08!

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    Re: iSimple Connect Opinions for 2008 Escalade?

    Quote Originally Posted by narrly View Post
    SpyShops is the model you used Isgm651?

    Thanks! looking forward to having this option in my 08!
    That is what I ordered and it fits in perfectly and works like a dream

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    Re: iSimple Connect Opinions for 2008 Escalade?

    Any photos on what the install is like?

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    Re: iSimple Connect Opinions for 2008 Escalade?

    So a quick breakdown:
    So this Isgm651 is for Bluetooth Phone and Audio ?
    GM29 is to use the NAV in motion ?
    What can be used to send netflix\videos to NAV screen ? GM Lockpick?

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    Re: iSimple Connect Opinions for 2008 Escalade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikes07 View Post
    Any photos on what the install is like?
    No photos unfortunetly, I wish I had taken them.
    You pull out the head unit, and install the ISGM651 into the back of the radio so its the first connection, then the GM29 plugs into one of the black plugs out of the ISGM651, then the factory harness plugs into the GM29.
    There is not much room for all of these plugs behind the radio, so you will want to pull them below the radio (behind the HVAC controls) and keep the brown plug behind the radio.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaMs View Post
    So a quick breakdown:
    So this Isgm651 is for Bluetooth Phone and Audio ?
    GM29 is to use the NAV in motion ?
    What can be used to send netflix\videos to NAV screen ? GM Lockpick?
    ISGM651 is for bluetooth phone/music/ipod/usb
    GM29 is to use the Nav while in motion as well as play dvds while in motion.
    The whole netflix thing is complicated and requires a lockpick instead of a GM29 and a few adapters to get the netflix off your phone into the lockpick.
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