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Scosche BTFreq™

Bluetooth® FM transmitter with USB and AUX inputs

Item # 142BTFM

I totally get it — you need a simple, affordable solution to add Bluetooth® to your car.

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About the Scosche BTFreq™

Quick and easy Bluetooth integration

I totally get it — you need a simple, affordable solution to add Bluetooth® to your car. The Scosche BTFreq Bluetooth FM Transmitter is just the thing. Plug it into your car's 12-volt power source, pair the unit with your phone, tune the transmitter to the clearest FM frequency, and you'll enjoy hands-free calls and music streaming over your car's sound system.

Quick and easy Bluetooth integration

I totally get it — you need a simple, affordable solution to add Bluetooth® to your car. The Scosche BTFreq Bluetooth FM Transmitter is just the thing. Plug it into your car's 12-volt power source, pair the unit with your phone, tune the transmitter to the clearest FM frequency, and you'll enjoy hands-free calls and music streaming over your car's sound system.

Enhanced control

Scosche makes control easy. The BTFreq features one large button for answering and ending calls, and has convenient play/pause and track skip buttons for music streaming. A remote is also included for enhanced control.

Charge you device via USB

Keep your smartphone all juiced up by connecting it to the BTFreq's USB port. The port's 2.1 amp output means quick charging of your Apple® or Android™ devices. The USB port is not an audio input and serves only for device charging.

Flexibility for any car

Scosche gives the BTFreq a flexible neck design so it's easy to position the display in just the right spot, even if you move it from vehicle to vehicle. A 3.5mm AUX cable is also included for integrating audio from non-Bluetooth devices.

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Product highlights:

  • Bluetooth® FM transmitter with AUX input and USB port for charging
  • make hands-free calls and enjoy music from your smartphone through your car's audio system
  • connects to any 12-volt power socket in your vehicle
  • 2.1 amp USB port for device charging
  • LCD display for tuning FM frequency
  • DSP echo cancellation for clearer phone conversations
  • flex-neck design for perfect positioning
  • includes remote control and 3.5mm AUX cable
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # BTFM
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What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth hands-free car kit with FM transmitter
  • Wireless remote
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • 24" Aux cable (3.5mm plugs on both ends)
  • 2A AGC fuse
  • Instructions

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Features

Handsfree Car Kit with FM Transmitter: The Scosche BTFreq (BTFM) Handsfree Car Kit with FM Transmitter lets you play music and make calls through your car's FM stereo. It is powered by a 12V power plug (cigarette lighter adapter), and has a USB charging port to charge your device. It connects to your phone or music player via Bluetooth, and transmits the signal to your car stereo via FM. It also has a 3.5mm aux input for non-Bluetooth sources. The BTFreq comes with a small, convenient remote control.

Flex Neck: The BTFreq has a short (3") flexible neck that lets you position the unit at multiple viewing angles.

Display: The 1" (diagonal) backlit display indicates the FM transmitting frequency. You can choose any frequency between 88.1 and 107.9 MHz. To stream music or take phone calls, you should tune your FM radio to the same frequency.

Aux Input/Output: If you wish to play a non-Bluetooth music source device, you can plug it into the 3.5mm Auxiliary input. The same 3.5mm jack can be used as an Auxiliary output. If your car stereo has an Aux Input, you can output the audio from the BTFreq's Aux jack. A 24" Aux cable is provided.

Music and Phone Controls: When streaming audio from your Bluetooth device, you can use the simple controls on the front of the unit to play, pause, skip tracks (forward and backward) and raise/lower the volume. A large Answer button is for controlling your phone calls.

Note: The Handsfree Car Kit does not have a microphone, so you must use the mic on your mobile phone for phone calls.

Remote Control: The included 21-button remote control gives you more control than the front panel buttons. It has dedicated Answer and Hang Up buttons, Channel +, Channel -, EQ and music controls, plus a 10-button numeric keypad. The remote is powered by a CR2025 Lithium coin cell battery (included).

Quick Charge Port: The BTFreq is equipped with a Type A USB port on the bottom of the front panel for powering/charging your mobile device. The USB port provides 5V/2.1A/10W of power, which charges your device quicker than the charger provided with the device. (For example, the supplied charger with an iPhone is 5V/1A.)

Specifications:

  • FM Transmitter Frequency Range: 88.1 to 107.9 MHz
  • Input Power: 12-24 VDC
  • Output Power: 5 Volts, 2.1 Amps, 10 Watts
  • Bluetooth: A2DP calling and audio streaming; DSP Echo cancellation
  • Dimensions:
    • Front Panel: Width 3.431" Height 1.527"
    • DC Plug: Diameter 1.192" Length 1.914"

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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I like the look of the factory 1987 Jeep radio. I'm still using a early XM box but with this I have more options to play music. [ BRIAN  Mar 15, 2019 ]
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This is the only one that I found on Crutchfield's website. Even if something is wrong, I know from experience that a representative will fix any issue that you may have. [ Joshua  Feb 02, 2019 ]
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We have had 3 of the the Chinese versions of BT FM Transmitters. All had one or more issues. I'd never even heard of the manufacturer "Scosche" before finding them on Crutchfield. However, everything that I've ever bought from Crutchfield has been rock-solid. They really do test the stuff they sell. Lastly, this is a Christmas gift. I want the recipient to be happy. But who knows, if it works as well as Crutchfield says it does, I may just come back and buy one for myself !! [ Ed  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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Have Flex that is falling apart and looking for better performance. Static breaks in to often with old one. [ Christopher Jay  Dec 10, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Jenny and I have had good luck with Crutchfield in the past. The service is fantastic. [ DAVID  Nov 14, 2018 ]
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only thing that may work with my car system [ rat  Jul 28, 2018 ]
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Easy and unobtrusive installation. Quick install and quick use for my son's use in his first car. [ Scott  May 28, 2018 ]
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Wanted to surprise my bf w this cause his stereo in his Honda doesn't have an aux. [ Mya  May 06, 2018 ]
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Wolf's advice. It appears to be exactly what I want. [ J  Jan 23, 2018 ]
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i drive older vehicles. [ jeff  Nov 16, 2017 ]
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It was recommended by Zac [ Melvin  Oct 25, 2017 ]
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I liked the reviews and did not want to have to pull out the radio. Your technicians emailed this suggestion as an alternative. Hopefully this will be a smart purchase. [ James  Aug 16, 2017 ]
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The Crutchfield technician Garrett helped me out with this purchase. Not in the position to buy the Alpine I'd like to buy. So this was the next best thing. My 2009 Z06 doesn't have the capability to play music from my iPhone. So hopefully this works. If it's as good as ALL the other products I've ordered from Crutchfield, then I shouldn't have any problems!!! LOVE CRUTCHFIELD!!!!!!!! [ brian  Jul 07, 2017 ]
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Good reviews. [ jkeation224  Jun 28, 2017 ]
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My husband didn't want to rip out the whole dashboard to wire a new radio, risking damaging his SSR, which he loves. [ Kirsten  Jun 24, 2017 ]
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I needed a way to play my phone without spending a ton on a new radio. [ David  Mar 24, 2017 ]
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With help from Troy via Chat. [ Brad  Feb 23, 2017 ]
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I've had good luck with other Scosche products and this had good reviews. [ JULIAN  Dec 14, 2016 ]
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Based on customer reviews. [ Philip  Dec 05, 2016 ]
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Old radio, fantastic quality, but no aux port. This should solve my problem. [ Kirk  Nov 27, 2016 ]
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I love purchasing Crutchfied Products- Quality and Support All The Way ! [ Danielle N.  Nov 17, 2016 ]
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easy integration of hands free calling and audio streaming to my factory system [ Alex  Oct 03, 2016 ]
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Wanted a simple way to play mp3 on my factory radio which does not have aux input. [ Richard  Aug 13, 2016 ]
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12 questions already asked

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Where can I buy the fuse for this? I lost the one it came with and can't seem to find anywhere that carries it.
[ Jalissa  Jan 16, 2018 ]
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it's a standard 2amp AGC fuse. We do not offer them but they are available elsewhere. If you are unable to locate any, you can try contacting Scosche directly: 800-363-4490
[ Ryan  Jan 20, 2018 ]  Staff
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Why does the transmitter cause my music to start skipping as if I'm listening to a scratched CD ?
[ Jessica  Sep 06, 2017 ]
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That is something I've never had happen while using mine.
[ james  Sep 06, 2017 ]
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It's NOT the music that is skipping but the WI-FI connection going in and out. The band being used is crowded, so you might try changing the channel being used to transmit from your device to the radio - until you have found one that is less "skippy."
[ Matthew  Sep 06, 2017 ]
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR DEVICE STOPS WORKING? WHEN I PLUG IT IN IT WONT COME ON ANYMORE
[ tabby  Aug 05, 2017 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Kenny  Aug 05, 2017 ]  Staff
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Is there plenty of volume? I have a different BT transmitter and I like it but there is a huge drop in available volume.
[ NickT  May 13, 2017 ]
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Gets up there in volume I recommend turning phone to half, then control volume on stereo. A downfall is in other areas you will get other Fm frequencies this will effect sound you can change station on both stereo and transmitter may help or just wait to pass. Other than that more bass than i thought it would have.
[ TREVOR  Aug 10, 2017 ]
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There is a drop in volume in my 03 Pilot when I use this BT device connected to my iPhone. As a result I typically have to have the car volume turned up louder than normal (along with the phone volume maxed) to get to my normal listening level. Still there is more volume level on the car stereo available since I don't have it maxed out, but rather listen at a comfortable level.
[ Jeremy  May 21, 2017 ]
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I bought this same bt transmitter and it worked just fine with my factory stereo. There is a separate volume control on the device. Between the volume controls on the phone, the transmitter and the stereo I haven't had any issues. I don't understand why the previous answer said it does not work. Hope this is helpful with your decision to buy or not.
[ Benjamin  May 14, 2017 ]
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How do I pair this device with my phone?
[ Jecir  Apr 22, 2017 ]
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It's the same sequence as pairing with Bluetooth headphones. Plug in to cigarette lighter then look under Bluetooth for discovered devices.
[ Mack  Apr 22, 2017 ]
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Why is my radio staticky when I plug this in to use it? What can I do to correct this problem?
[ Momnestor  Mar 15, 2017 ]
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I had same problem. I sent mine back
[ WILLIAM  Mar 17, 2017 ]
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you need to choose a different station. There must be a strong signal for a local radio station to that uses that frequency.
[ Bradley  Mar 17, 2017 ]
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Try a different station on the unit, then switch to the corresponding station on your radio. Some are better than others, depending on your location, etc.
[ Kris  Mar 17, 2017 ]
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my plug in power stays on all the time, will this kill my battery if I leave the player plugged in all the time with the screen light on?
[ Sharon  Feb 17, 2017 ]
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I'm going to say yes it will, if you plan on not driving for a month. being that the display is led, and most likely draws very little power, I wouldn't worry about it if you drive at least daily, or occasionally. If you are going to be away for a while and not using your vehicle, then I would unplug it, or at least slide it out of the power plug until it no longer lights up.
[ David  Feb 20, 2017 ]
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I bought this as a gift for my son-in-law. They liked it but a piece broke off in the lighter socket within a month. We are going to return it.
[ Anne  Feb 19, 2017 ]
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Hi Sharon, I also leave the unit plug in and have not had any problems with the car battery.
[ Freddy  Feb 18, 2017 ]
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Yes it will drain you battery. However at a very low rate. If you drive your car daily it won't be an issue. If you leave it for days on end not being used just unplug it.
[ douglas  Feb 17, 2017 ]
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Can I play my ipod through the usb jack?
[ Ken  Dec 20, 2016 ]
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No. The USB port is provided for charging purposes only.
[ Ryan  Dec 29, 2016 ]  Staff
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What size fuse does it take?
[ Tammy  Dec 05, 2016 ]
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It's about an inch long real small don't know the wattageEnter an answer to this question.
[ RICK  Dec 05, 2016 ]
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I don't know. I did not have to put one in it.
[ douglas  Dec 05, 2016 ]
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What size fuse does it take?
[ Tammy  Dec 05, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. It takes a 2A AGC fuse which is included. You can find this information on the main product page under "What's in the Box". Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  Dec 06, 2016 ]  Staff
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Does the calls use the microphone on the phone or does the device have one?
[ Chris  Sep 03, 2016 ]
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Phone i believe, that's what I yell into and people hear me fine.
[ TREVOR  Aug 10, 2017 ]
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I am not sure. We did not get to that point. In our area some of the upper and lower ends of the frequency of the music did not work well. We ended up not using this.
[ ELLEN  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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There is no microphone on the device.
[ Richard  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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