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Scosche BlueFusion Toyota Bluetooth® Interface

Talk hands-free in select 2005-up Toyota/Lexus/Scion vehicles

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by Zak Billmeier
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Don't you wish you could take that little headset out of your ear while you're on the road? Now you can add the convenience of Bluetooth hands-free calling to your Toyota factory stereo with this Scosche BlueFusion module. You'll hear your caller over your car's speakers, so you can keep your hands on the wheel. And if your phone supports it, you can even stream tunes to the stereo while your phone stays stashed in your pocket or purse.

Once your phone is paired, it'll connect to your stereo every time you turn on your car. You'll see who's calling on your stereo's screen when a call comes in, and you can answer the call using your vehicle's steering wheel controls — you won't have to take your eyes off the road. Scosche's echo-canceling microphone ensures your callers will hear you loud and clear.

Bluetooth note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

Compatibility note: This Bluetooth kit is not compatible with some 2009-up Toyota JBL stereos equipped with built-in satellite radio tuners. See "Details" for more info.

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Highlights:

  • lets you talk hands-free through the factory stereo in select Toyota/Lexus/Scion vehicles
  • included wiring harness
  • included echo-canceling microphone
  • works with steering wheel controls
  • can stream music from a compatible device
  • dimensions: 2-11/16"W x 15/16"H x 3-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Handsfree Bluetooth Interface module (for Toyota vehicles)
  • 18" Vehicle harness
  • External microphone (with attached self-adhesive mounting bracket and 10' cable terminated by a proprietary 3-pin connector)
  • Visor clip
  • Instructions
  • Quick Start
  • Addendum

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Features

Overview: The Scosche BlueFusion Bluetooth Interface (BFTAK) is a Bluetooth car kit for select Toyota/Scion/Lexus vehicles. The BFTAK Bluetooth Interface allows you to wirelessly communicate with your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone and digital audio player from your Toyota/Scion/Lexus factory radio, without losing any of the factory radio's features. The BFTAK communicates directly with your factory radio allowing you direct control of hands-free, voice-dialing, and A2DP functionality. This interface maintains the original integrity of important diagnostic and safety systems within your vehicle.

Vehicle Compatibility: The Scosche BlueFusion Bluetooth Interface (BFTAK) is designed specifically for select 2004-up Toyota/Scion/Lexus vehicles with a factory navigation or non-navigation radio. Please visit the Crutchfield Car Selector for specific vehicle compatibility.

Make Model Year
Lexus GS 2006-2007
IS 250/350 2006-2008
RX350 2005-2008
Scion tC 2005-2010
xA 2005-2006
xB 2005-2006
xB 2008-2011
xD 2008-2011
Toyota 4Runner 2005-2009
Avalon 2005-2009
Camry 2007-2011
Corolla (Non JBL only) 2009-2011
Corolla 2005-2008
FJ Cruiser (Premium/JBL Radios only) 2007-2009
Highlander 2005-2011
Land Cruiser 2005-2007
Matrix (non-JBL Radios only) 2009-2011
Matrix 2005-2008
Prius (w/ Navigation only) 2004-2009
RAV4 (non-JBL Radios only) 2009-2011
RAV4 2006-2008
Sequoia 2006-2011
Sienna 2004-2009
Solara 2004-2010
Tacoma (non-JBL Radios only) 2009-2011
Tacoma 2005-2008
Tundra 2007-2011

Note: The Scosche BlueFusion Bluetooth Interface (BFTAK) is not compatible with some 2009-up Toyota JBL stereos equipped with built-in satellite radio tuners.

Bluetooth Compatibility: The Scosche BlueFusion Bluetooth Interface (BFTAK) supports Bluetooth hands-free communication and A2DP streaming from your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone and portable digital music player.

Note: Scosche does not guarantee 100% compatibility with all Bluetooth enabled device. Some cellular phone manufactures utilize a Bluetooth microprocessor that is not compatible with the BlueFusion system. Some phones from Palm, LG (Envy/Envy2), Samsung (Impression), and HTC (Omni) have exhibited operating difficulties with the BlueFusion system.

Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone must be paired with the Scosche BlueFusion Bluetooth Interface. Once the initial pairing process has been completed, your phone will easily connect and disconnect to the BFTAK Bluetooth Interface.

Note: The BlueFusion BFTAK will pair to only one phone at a time.

Auto Connect/Disconnect: When your vehicle is started, the BlueFusion BFTAK will automatically connect to the Bluetooth enabled device with which it was last paired. If you are on an active call or listening to streaming audio and the vehicle is turned off, the BlueFusion BFTAK will automatically transfer the call to the handset or your audio back to the player.

Source Select: The BlueFusion system functions as an XM source through your vehicle's factory radio. In order to access BlueFusion, the XM band must be selected. If listening to a source other than XM, BlueFusion will automatically switch to the XM band when there is an incoming call.

Note: When the call is ended your factory radio may not automatically switch back to the previous source unless the previous source was XM. You may need to manually switch back to your previous source.

Hands-Free Communication: The Scosche BlueFusion Bluetooth Interface (BFTAK) seamlessly integrates your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone into your vehicle's factory audio system. You will hear a ring-tone through your vehicle's speaker and Caller ID will display on your factory radio's screen. The Scosche BFTAK will automatically mute your music on any source as a call comes in. Simply press the answer/hang up button on the factory radio or steering wheel to answer or end the call. The included high-fidelity microphone and your vehicle's factory speakers allow you to carry on your phone conversation.

External Microphone: The Scosche BlueFusion Bluetooth Interface (BFTAK) includes an external microphone with DSP echo cancellation to ensure a crystal clear conversation. The included microphone can be mounted to your vehicle's visor, headliner, or dash. The microphone should be aimed towards the driver's seat. The microphone measures 0.5625" in diameter x 1.125" in depth.

Making A Call: The Scosche BlueFusion Bluetooth Interface (BFTAK) offers various hands-free calling methods.

  • Voice Dial: The BlueFusion Bluetooth Interface supports voice dialing with compatible Bluetooth cellular phones.
  • Call Log: You can make a call using the BlueFusion system's incoming, outgoing, or missed call logs from your vehicle's factory radio or steering wheel controls.
  • Handset: When making an outgoing call directly from your cell-phone, the factory radio will automatically switch to the BlueFusion source and send hands-free audio through the factory speakers.

Note: The Scosche BlueFusion Bluetooth Interface (BFTAK) does not support numeric dialing from the factory radio or steering wheel controls. It also does not support the Bluetooth Phonebook profile.

Call Waiting: The Scosche BFTAK supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the current call. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.

Conference Call: The Scosche BFTAK also lets you receive two calls at once so you can talk to two people at once. Your cell-phone must also support this feature.

Privacy Mode: You can use your factory radio or steering wheel controls to send the conversation back to your cell-phone for more privacy.

Audio Streaming: The Scosche BlueFusion Bluetooth Interface (BFTAK) supports steaming music with most Bluetooth A2DP enabled cell-phones and digital audio players. You will be able to control basic playback functions such as Play, Pause, Next Track, or Previous Track from your vehicle's factory radio or steering wheel controls.

Note: There must first be a phone paired to the BlueFusion BFTAK before pairing a secondary Bluetooth enabled A2DP device. While streaming Bluetooth audio, redial and voice dial functions are disabled.

Volume Level: You can adjust the volume level for Bluetooth audio and Bluetooth hands-free communication independently from your vehicle's stereo system to match the volume levels of other audio sources.

 
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Scosche BlueFusion Toyota Bluetooth® Interface

Written By Brian, Lutz, FL on Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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Purchased as aftermarket bluetooth for a Lexus IS250. The installation is relatively easy once I found out how to properly remove the lexus stereo. This was the only product I've ordered from Crutchfield that didn't come with customized installation instructions.

*** A note about the installation. This unit may periodically need to be reset. In order to do that, you need to unplug it from the harness. For this reason I would highly recommend putting the unit somewhere easily accessible. The factory instructions don't warn you about this and I didn't realize until I had it all buttoned up and had velcroed the unit to the back of the stereo.

Overall I am very happy with it. It was a little "buggy" in the beginning but once I got it properly paired and worked out the kinks, it works very well and I love that it integrates with the car stereo so I don't have an additional external unit.
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