Overview: The USA Spec BT35-HON is a Bluetooth Phone &
Music Interface for select Honda vehicles (with or without JBL factory systems).
The BT35-HON lets you add Bluetooth hands-free communication and wireless music
streaming to your compatible vehicle's factory radio. The USA Spec BT35-HON
includes a hide-away module, external microphone, and wiring harness.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The BT35-HON supports Bluetooth
Profiles A2DP and AVRCP for wireless audio streaming from a Bluetooth enabled
device that can also be controlled from the buttons on your vehicle's factory
radio or steering wheel. You can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled
device or stream music apps (such as Pandora, SiriusXM Radio, iHeartRadio, etc.)
that are playing on your Bluetooth device to your vehicle's sound system (all
speakers will play). You can even skip tracks from your vehicle's factory radio
steering wheel controls (other control functions will have to be done from your
Bluetooth enabled device). You can control the volume of the music being streamed
via your factory radio and steering wheel controls, or the Bluetooth device.
Note: Your Bluetooth enabled device must
also support A2DP for audio streaming through your vehicle's
sound system and AVRCP to control the Bluetooth device from
your vehicle's radio or steering wheel controls.
Hands-Free Communication: The USA Spec BT35-HON supports
Bluetooth Profile HFP for hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled
mobile phone, so you can take (answer/end) phone calls through your vehicle's
factory radio. Your music will be muted and an audible ringtone will be heard
through your vehicle speakers when there is an incoming call. The BT35-HON will
automatically switch to Bluetooth mode when there is an incoming call (even if
your factory radio is turned off). The BT35-HON uses advanced technology to turn
your radio on and switch to the correct source to help you never miss a call while
driving again. You can even have the BT35-HON announce the caller's phone number
through your sound system; and for most text-capable radios if you miss the
announcement, you can view the caller's phone number on your factory radio's
display (some text capable radios will only list 8 or 9 digits of the phone
Note: You will continue to use your
mobile's phone touchscreen or keypad to make calls. The
BT35-HON only allows you to answer/end calls from your
factory radio or steering wheel controls. Once you make
a call from your mobile phone, you can carry on the
conversation hands-free through the included microphone
and your vehicle's factory sound system.
External Microphone: The USA Spec BT35-HON includes an
external microphone to carry on your side of the conversation (the caller's
voice will be heard through your vehicle's speakers). The external microphone
provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone
found in many factory or aftermarket head units. The microphone is fitted with
a 10' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector that connects to the BT-35-TOY module.
The microphone features an integrated, self-adhesive mounting bracket to mount the
mic to your dash or windshield.
Note: The microphone measures 0.625"
(w) x 0.8125" (h) x 1.25" (d).
Bluetooth Compatibility: USA Spec is currently working out a
list of fully compatible devices. The current list of successfully tested devices
include the iPod touch (3rd/4th gen), iPhone (3G/3GS/4/4S/5), iPad (1/2/3), Android
G2, Galaxy, HTC MyTouch, Desire, and Sony Ericsson W518a (as of 9/26/2012). You will
initially need to pair your Bluetooth device with the BT35-HON, before operation.
The BT35-HON can pair up to 8 devices, but will only connect to 1 device at a time.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not
support all features when used with the USA Spec BT35-HON. Please refer to the
USA Spec website for the latest compatibility listings.
Vehicle Compatibility: The USA Spec BT35-HON is compatible with
select 98-2012 Honda vehicles with or without JBL factory systems (as of 7/13/2012).
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Note: The BT35-HON is not compatible with vehicles
equipped with factory Bluetooth. Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car for your vehicle's specific compatibility.
Dip Switches: There are 4 dip switches that will need to be configured
to match the make, model, and year of your compatible vehicle.
Installation: The USA Spec BT35-HON plugs into the back of your
Honda factory radio. The factory harness gets unplugged from the factory radio
and the included interface harness (CAS-TY35) plugs in between the factory radio
and the factory harness. The interface harness also plugs into the USA Spec BT35-HON.
Finally, connect the external microphone to the BT35-HON's mic input and mount
the microphone to your dash or windshield.
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