Bluetooth Connectivity Kit (for Ford/Lincoln): The CRUX
Beeline series BEEBF-32 Bluetooth (v.2.1) Connectivity Kit is tailored to integrate your
Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone with the factory audio system in select Ford & Lincoln vehicles. It supports Bluetooth
hands-free communication and wireless music streaming between your
Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone and the Ford & Lincoln vehicle's factory system. This
Bluetooth in-car kit consists of a hide-away Bluetooth module, external
microphone, and T-harness.
Vehicle Compatibility: The CRUX BEEBF-32 is supported by the
following Ford & Lincoln vehicles (as of
7/1/2015). Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible and what additional
installation accessories will be needed.
| Make ||Model || Year |
| Ford ||Edge ||
Taurus || 2013-2014 |
| Lincoln ||MKX ||
Note: Compatibility with the Ford Edge starts
with manufacturing month of April 2011 and upwards.
Multi-Device Pairing: The CRUX BEEBF-32 pairs with the vast
majority of Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones (including iPhone, Android,
Blackberry, Windows, etc.). You can pair up to 8 mobile devices with the BEEBF-32, however only
one device can be used at a time. Once paired, the BEEBF-32 will automatically
connect with your mobile device when in range (up to 30').
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 CRUX BEEBF-32.
Hands-Free Phone Communication w/ External Mic + Voice Dial:
The CRUX BEEBF-32 supports Bluetooth profile HFP for wireless hands-free phone
communication. With the BEEBF-32 installed in your vehicle, you are able to
answer and end call using the vehicle's factory steering wheel controls. The
factory radio automatically mutes any audio source as soon as a call is received
and announces the caller's name and number through the front speakers; your
previous audio source resumes when the call is ended. You can activate the voice
dial function of your phone through your vehicle's steering wheel control in
order to make a call (otherwise you will need to use your mobile phone to make a
call). The included external microphone carries on your side of the
conversation, while the other party is heard through your vehicle's front
speakers. DSP and Echo-Cancellation allows for clear conversations on both sides
of the phone call. Other features that can be accessed from your vehicle's
steering wheel controls are Privacy Mode & Call Waiting.
- There are no hands-free phone control functions on the factory
radio. Phone calls need to be answered/ended from the factory steering
wheel controls, phone calls can be made via voice control, and volume is
handled by the factory steering wheel control.
- If an incoming call is answered from the mobile phone's keypad, the
call will direct itself to the headset on the mobile phone. To re-direct
the phone call to the Beeline interface and factory audio system, it
must be done directly from the mobile phone.
- When transferring a phone call to the mobile phone for privacy, the
user must re-connect the Beeline Bluetooth interface and the mobile
phone by selecting the module from the device menu on the phone.
- The Bluetooth interface will disconnect from the mobile phone as
soon as the key hits the off position. Then the call will be transferred
to the mobile phone.
Wireless Music Streaming w/ Control: The CRUX BEEBF-32
supports Bluetooth profiles A2DP & AVRCP for wireless music streaming with
control. This means you can wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from
your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone to the Beeline interface and your factory
stereo. Audio is only heard through your vehicle's front speakers. The factory
radio offers no music control or song/artist display. However, you can skip to
the previous or next track using your vehicle's factory steering wheel controls.
- The steering wheel controls will only adjust the gain of the Beeline
Bluetooth interface. The volume knob on the factory radio will remain
the master volume control after you set the interface's gain to match
the volume output level of the other sources.
- When using an iPhone, you may encounter pauses (up to 8 seconds)
while using music applications.
Siri Voice Commands: The CRUX BEEBF-32 supports Siri voice
commands for iPhone 4S & 5 (running iOS 6.1.3 or earlier). Siri can be activated
from your vehicle's factory radio or steering wheel controls. You can then
communicate with Siri through the Beeline Bluetooth interface's external
microphone and your vehicle's front speakers.
Note: Siri voice commands may not respond properly with
newer iPhone devices running iOS 7 and up. Standard voice command functions
may have to be used instead.
Installation & Mounting Options: The CRUX BEEBF-32
installs behind your vehicle's factory radio. The cable of the factory radio
gets unplugged and the included T-harness takes it place on back of the radio.
Then the factory cable plugs into the T-harness and the T-harness into the
interface module. There is also a power/ground harness which plugs into the
interface module and the external mic's attached cable. The external mic comes
with a sun-visor clip and a self-adhesive bracket for mounting purposes.
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