USA SPEC BT45-HON3 Bluetooth Phone, Music & AUX Input Kit for Select 2003-2014 Honda & Acura Models
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- Change Tracks and Answer/Reject Calls using the Radio Buttons.
- Automatic Audio Switching upon Incoming Call.
- Stereo 3.5mm Auxiliary Audio Input. 2.1 Amp USB Charging Port.
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USA SPEC BT45-HON3: the only true Bluetooth integration kit in the market to automatically switch audio source to Bluetooth upon incoming call. Music and phone playback through all speakers in the car. Provides Bluetooth music, phone calls and aux-input for various audio integration Solutions into your vehicle, and the onboard 2.1Amp USB charging port ensures all your devices stay charged and ready.
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June 2016 Update: I got nothing. It still works like a boss.
Here's some general install tips:
Disregard instructions that come with the package if you have a Honda Accord with XM Radio like mine (Pic 1). The instructions say to install the unit in the back trunk right quarter panel by the XM control box, but who wants to run long wires up front and spend install time removing trim panels to hide wires? Instead, just watch some you tube videos on how to remove some trim panels and the cubby pocket underneath to access the radio. Then disconnect the white XM connector cable in the middle of the radio and connect it to the US Spec Y harness connector. Plug the remaining part of the Y connector back into the XM radio until you feel/hear a click sound. Some people on you tube have extra info on how to remove the radio unit to access the back panel, but you can just use a long flat head screw driver and push on the tab and then push forward until the white connector is disconnected. It's a tight fit to disconnect the harness, but doable and less time/damage involved vs. removing extra trim pieces and unbolting the radio to access the back. Hide the black box control unit (Pic 2-3) and wires behind a gray panel on the passenger foot side, so that you can access the control box easily to make changes or adjustments to the settings. In America the switches are flipped up for on, but on this unit you must flip the switches down for on. Weird hunh? The manual says to flip 1 and 3 pin switches on and leave 2 and 4 pins off, but that knocks out the XM satellite for some reason. Therefore, if you leave all the pin switches on everything will be kosher. Your XM Satellite 1 & 2 will work and your Bluetooth works under the CDC (CD Changer) mode.
The manual says to disconnect their CAS-H3T connector, before plugging the CAS-H3X connector into the black control box (BT45), but you can disregard that info and just leave all the connectors intact and just plug the CAS-H3T connector into the black control box. Following the manual's instructions will knock out your XM and Bluetooth and you will be very sad. Get some black electric tape and tape it around where the CAS-H3X and CAS-H3T are connected together in the middle for extra insurance against the connection coming apart.
Feed the microphone cord from the black box from the passenger side behind the panel and route the wire under the drivers side dash and behind some gray rubber trim along the A Pillar (Pic 4). Secure the wire with zip ties under the dash to keep it from dangling. People say I sound clear, so I didn't relocate the microphone to the dash or visor, but you can place it anywhere you like.
Drill 2 holes with a step drill in the inside arm rest storage to run the USB wire connector to the front arm rest fascia. You can run a black bead of caulking around the holes to firm up the connection and make the holes airtight (Pic 5-6). If your power drill challenged or are scared of messing up your arm rest, then you can just ignore the drilling install part above. Here's an alternative: There are 2 small gray or black flaps underneath the cubby pocket plastic that you can run your USB cord through and into the cubby hole storage. Use a velcro strap to secure the wire and just store it in the enclosure. Then when you need a charge, you can just open the cubby hole pocket door and unwind the cord from the velcro strap. Note that this unit will only charge your device and you cannot control anything with the USB connection.
Before this unit I was rocking the iSimple iShd651, which was total sh*t and I threw that unit away a little under a year, because it broke on me and the terrible user interface was something you would wish on your enemy. I did keep the microphone and USB cord that came with that unit, because they are the only components that work decent from that kit and I didn't want to remove them since they were already installed. Therefore, I can't comment on how good the US Spec microphone works.
Note: This kit DOES NOT come with a 3.5 mm audio cord or USB charging cord, but you can buy this on Amazon: Rerii USB & 3.5mm AUX Extension Flush Mount for $12.99. They come in 3 foot or 6 foot lengths and both are the same price. Alternatively, you can buy just the USB Extension Cable by Gromm if you don't need the 3.5 mm audio cord jack. Who uses that jack anyways? Plus the sound coming out of the 3.5 mm audio jack is mediocre at best and you have to crank the volume on your ipod to max to get any decent volume coming out of the car speakers. So, Boo for the 3.5 mm audio jack and I chose not to install it to the black box.
Bluetooth streaming is under CDC mode and all other functions (including XM) work great on the steering wheel and radio. This BT-45 model sounds great and I don't have to turn up the volume level when switching modes between FM/CD/XM. Bluetooth takes about 20 secs to connect to your phone or ipod once you have them paired on and a woman's voice will say connected. I like the voice confirmation and it doesn't sound loud or annoying, so I chose not to disable that function. The volume all comes out clear and loud, except for 3.5 mm aux jack, but I don't use that so whatever. So is my install legit? I e-mailed the manufacturer out in CA and here's what they said, "You can leave it the way it is, assuming it is working in CDC (CD Changer) mode? The only difference is that you will not get TEXT read out for Bluetooth music." I don't read the text on the radio, since the songs are from my playlist and I already know all the artists so not having text is not a big deal for me. I docked a star, because the instruction manual didn't detail any instructions for installing the unit closer to the radio and I'll update my review later if the unit breaks and US Spec gives me hell on the warranty.
In summary, follow my instructions above for installation on Honda Accords with XM satellite and you should be right as rain : )
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An installation note: if you've had A wired version, you can unplug the module unplug the new one in. It has the exact same connector. I was lucky on the cabling as well, I was able to use the old cables to pull the new ones through. This made install in both of our cars take less than a few minutes since I previously installed them in accessible places. I may have ended up lucky, I'll take it.
Downside: I spent nearly 2 days prior to ordering trying to determine if the USB port shown in the pictures worked for playing music as well or if it was just a charging port. Research was inconclusive, and I went ahead and ordered assuming it would work that way sense most modern cars just have that functionality. To my disappointment, as soon as I took the product out of the package I found a sticker covering the USB port that says "USB for charging only". Since I've had problems with Bluetooth in the past, I like to have the back up of a wired connection. For this device, if you cannot use Bluetooth, and you needed to charge while you play music, you will have to plug in both the AUX and the USB cable.
Had this been in the product description, I would not have been surprised when I took it out of the box which would've resulted in me likely giving a five star rating. Maybe docking two stars is excessive, but if they felt it was important enough to put a sticker over the USB port to tell me something isn't possible, then they should've felt it important enough to put it in the product description so customers like us don't have to guess and/or be surprised.
Subject: RE: bt module is faulty
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