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Old 04-08-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default Listening to iphone music on car's Bluetooth ?

My wife has an iPhone 4.

It obviously is Bluetooth capable. Well, my 2011 GS (without Nav) is supposidly Bluetooth capable too.

I understand that with Bluetooth, you don't need a wire connected between a person's Bluetooth cellphone and the Corvette's Bluetooth radio in order to listen to the cellphone over the car's speakers.?

My question ... My wife has music on here iPhone. Can she play it so as to listen to it through the audio system that's in this GS by somehow using the wireless Bluetooth that the car's radio supposidly has?

P.S. ... I don't have a clue how to use Bluetooth

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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It won't work that way. All your Bluetooth/GS connection does is make and receive phone calls. Sorry!

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #3
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Bluetooth is a protocol that allows different types of devices to communicate with each other. There are many different profiles of devices that work within that protocol. So the GM Bluetooth implementation is set up to work with the "cell phone" profile, but it can't work the "music" profile.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:21 PM   #4
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Well, so much for that idea.

But here is another ... There is a little input connector on the upper right hand corner of the OEM radio.

Can a wire with that type of plug on the end be connected between the iPhone and the car's radio so I can listen to music that playing on the iPhone through the car's audio system?

If not, what the hell is that input jack on the car's radio even good for?
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
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Unfortunatly my 2011 GS (2LT) with the standard Delco radio and no Nav does not have a USB connector anywhere in the car.

All I have is that real little input jack in the upper right side of the radio panel.

Still can't figure out what it's good for ... The iPhone don't have that kind of jack on it.

Maybe to connect to some cheap little hand held CD player?
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #6
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Well, so much for that idea.

But here is another ... There is a little input connector on the upper right hand corner of the OEM radio.

Can a wire with that type of plug on the end be connected between the iPhone and the car's radio so I can listen to music that playing on the iPhone through the car's audio system?

If not, what the hell is that input jack on the car's radio even good for?
Yes...Uses a standard 3.5mm stereo plug. Hit the AUX on the radio.
Plays from any standard MP3 player, etc. Most people at this point would say read the owner's manual.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:55 PM   #7
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Yes...Uses a standard 3.5mm stereo plug. Hit the AUX on the radio.
Plays from any standard MP3 player, etc. Most people at this point would say read the owner's manual.
I was waiting for that answer.

Yup ... I kinda figured it was to connect a little mobil CD player via a 3.5mm wire to the car's radio.

The deal is .... Obviously, the iPhone don't have a 3.5mm plug on it ... just a wire with your standard USB style plug.

Since my 2011 GS don't have a built-in USB connector like that other member's 2012 GS with 3LT has, do you know if they sell an adapter for the iPhones USB to connect into a 3.5mm stereo plug as found on the radio in my car?

See ... won't find that in the owner's manual!

My wife don't want to buy a little mobil CD player ... she want's to listen to music she has on her iPhone over the stereo in the Corvette (she has the same problem with her SUV too ... she can't listen to music from her iPhone on that vehicle's radio either even though the SUV has the optional Nav and the optional Infinity sound system).

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #8
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i use the aux port with a stereo cord.

Weird thing about the bluetooth is you can hear voice memos thru the bluetooth but not music. YA THATS WEIRD that it can play that sound but wont do music. THEY need an app for that, lol
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Plug one end of the 3.5 wire into the headphone jack on the phone and the other on the input of the radio.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:13 PM   #10
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Just buy the $169.99 USA-SPEC Iphone interface. They have a model specifically for the Vette. I run mine through my XM receiver in the trunk, however there are many ways to hook it up to the stock receiver, whether Nav/XM or not. Just google it, they sell them at Car Toys, ect.

Took me 2 hrs to install, if you can remove the console around the radio/cupholders/shifter, you can do it yourself. I run the cable out of the bottom of the e brake boot so when connected, the Iphone sits in the cupholder. It works great.
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Are you sure the phone doesnt have a standard mini-jack (headphone jack) on it? Looking at my wifes iphone 4 right now, and its right on top of the phone.

If it doesnt have one, or you wNt to stick with bluetooth, Search on "Bluetooth stereo jack car" and you'll find lots of options. Here's a thread with some options

http://gdgt.com/discuss/a2dp-bluetoo...x-in-jack-1xn/

You want a Bluetooth stereo receiving device with a mini-jack output (to plug into your car aux jack) that is powered by 12v, or powered by USB, as you can get a 12v USB power supply.

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Old 04-08-2012, 03:15 PM   #12
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I was waiting for that answer.

Yup ... I kinda figured it was to connect a little mobil CD player via a 3.5mm wire to the car's radio.

The deal is .... Obviously, the iPhone don't have a 3.5mm plug on it ... just a wire with your standard USB style plug.

Since my 2011 GS don't have a built-in USB connector like that other member's 2012 GS with 3LT has, do you know if they sell an adapter for the iPhones USB to connect into a 3.5mm stereo plug as found on the radio in my car?

See ... won't find that in the owner's manual!

My wife don't want to buy a little mobil CD player ... she want's to listen to music she has on her iPhone over the stereo in the Corvette (she has the same problem with her SUV too ... she can't listen to music from her iPhone on that vehicle's radio either even though the SUV has the optional Nav and the optional Infinity sound system).

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Just buy a cable with the 3.5 on both ends. Plug one end into the headphone jack of the iPhone and the other into the car's stereo. Just remember, this will drain the iPhone battery. You won't be able to control music tracks from the stereo.
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It should have an audio jack....

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Like this cable

http://www.target.com/p/Griffin-6-FT...2/-/A-13651483
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Kevin ... That's some good info, but at 170 bucks, how about Bluewasp's idea:

"Plug one end of the 3.5 wire into the headphone jack on the phone and the other on the input of the radio".

A little wire with a 3.5mm stereo connectors on each end might cost $1.98
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The deal is .... Obviously, the iPhone don't have a 3.5mm plug on it ... just a wire with your standard USB style plug.
you're the one who said it doesn't have the mini-jack on it
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Kadorja ... Yup, there is the 3.5mm connector on the iPhone
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you're the one who said it doesn't have the mini-jack on it
I didn't think the iPhone had a mini jack on it like the car's radio has ... I just thought the iPhone had a USB.

Now I see that the iPhone does have a 3.5mm mini-jack for the headphones.

Bluewasp told me the iPhone had a mini-jack (for the headphone buds) ... I quoted him in blue
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Kevin ... That's some good info, but at 170 bucks, how about Bluewasp's idea:

"Plug one end of the 3.5 wire into the headphone jack on the phone and the other on the input of the radio".

A little wire with a 3.5mm stereo connectors on each end might cost $1.98
Geez...Isn't this what I posted? I didn't think I had to show pictures of
your phone to make the connection.

BTW, one option so many people ignore is to burn some CDs with your MP3 music on and use the player built in to your radio. If you have the 6 CD player, it stores hundreds of files. All controlled from the steering wheel or radio.
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