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Crux BTS-GM1X Bluetooth® Interface

Stream music through the factory radio in select 2006-13 General Motors vehicles

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About the Crux BTS-GM1X Bluetooth® Interface

Crux BTS-GM1X

Crux's BTS-GM1X adapter allows you to add Bluetooth streaming to the factory radio in select General Motors vehicles with XM satellite radio tuners. Now you can stream audio without having to replace the car radio, and even hear navigation app voice prompts over your car system when in Bluetooth mode. You install this adapter at the XM tuner location, so you don't have to remove your factory radio. The package also includes a magnetic phone mount. (Important Note: This interface does not allow hands-free calling.)

Product highlights:

  • stream audio through your GM vehicle's factory radio (no hands-free calling)
  • your vehicle must have an XM satellite radio tuner
  • includes wiring harness (connects at the XM tuner location)
  • satellite radio reception is retained
  • magnetic phone holder included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # BTS-GM1X

What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth interface adapter
  • Plug-and-Play harness (pre-installed)
  • Vent mount
  • Magnetic base
  • Magnetic plate
  • Self-adhesive magnetic plate
  • Locking nut
  • Instructions

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Features

Add-On Bluetooth Interface Adapter: The Crux BeeLine series BTS-GM1X allows you to add Bluetooth music streaming to the factory radio of select GM vehicles.

Vehicle Compatibility: The Crux BeeLine series BTS-GM1X is compatible with select 2006 to 2013 GM LAN 29-bit vehicles that feature a factory XM satellite radio tuner.

Make Model Year
Buick Enclave 2008-2012
Lucerne 2008-2011
Cadillac DTS 2006-2011
Escalade 2007-2013
SRX 2007-2009
Chevrolet Avalanche 2007-2013
Equinox 2007-2008
Express Van 2009-2011
Impala 2006-2013
Monte Carlo 2006-2007
Silverado 2007-2013
Suburban 2007-2013
Tahoe 2007-2013
Traverse 2009-2012
GMC Acadia 2007-2013
Savana 2008-2011
Sierra 2007-2013
Yukon 2007-2013
Hummer H2 2008-2009
Pontiac Torrent 2007-2009
Saturn Outlook 2007-2009
Vue 2008-2009
Note: Crux BeeLine series BTS-GM1X installs at the factory XM satellite radio tuner location; there is no need to remove your vehicle's factory radio. Your vehicle's factory XM satellite radio tuner will be retained and continue to fully function properly.

Bluetooth Music Streaming: Thanks to built-in Bluetooth 2.0 with support for A2DP, you are able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps (using SBC codec only) from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or portable audio player to the Crux BTS-GM1X and your vehicle's factory radio. There is no music control or song/artist information on the factory radio; this will still need to be done from your Bluetooth source device. You can also use Bluetooth to hear navigation voice prompts (factory radio and adapter must be in Bluetooth mode). The adapter will only pair to one device at a time.

Notes: The Crux BeeLine series adapter does not support Bluetooth hands-free phone communication. However, Bluetooth audio streaming will pause when a call is received on your phone and then resume when you hang-up.

Magnetic Vent Mount: The Crux BTS-GM1X comes with a magnetic vent mount for your smartphone. The mount works with most air vent configurations found in today's vehicle's - including horizontal, vertical, and round air vents. The vent mount includes a magnetic device cradle and comes with a self-adhesive magnetic plate which attaches to the outside of your smartphone or inside of your smartphone case. Once the magnetic plate is installed, simply hover your mobile device over the cradle and it will quickly snap into place and remain there. You can quickly remove it too. The mount's ball-and-socket mechanism allows you tilt your smartphone up or down, turn it left or right, and rotate it 360-degrees. You'll be able to mount your device in a vertical (portrait) or horizontal (landscape) orientation.

USB Port: A Mini-B USB port is located inside the casing. This port is provided for uploading firmware updates to the adapter.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Good things heard [ Karen  May 22, 2019 ]
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Hate the aux cord... [ Alan  May 21, 2019 ]
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It was recommended online by other who bought it. [ SHANE  Jan 24, 2019 ]
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I licked [ moises  Dec 30, 2018 ]
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To allow Bluetooth music streaming through my factory HU on 2012 gmc yukon xl [ Dan Cassidy  Nov 02, 2018 ]
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Used it for my other vehicles [ Christopher  Oct 15, 2018 ]
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I'd like to retain my factory handsfree and satellite while gaining streaming bluetooth access to my other devices. [ Jeremie  Oct 02, 2018 ]
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It works [ Gina  Jul 03, 2018 ]
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For hand's free [ Matt  Jun 02, 2018 ]
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To stream music from phone to car without the need of cables and retain all normal functions of radio, on-star, and xm radio [ John  May 09, 2018 ]
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Easy way to add blue tooth audio to my 2011 traverse. Simple to install and keep factory radio [ Jeffrey  Apr 15, 2018 ]
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To keep my factory radio and add blue tooth [ F  Apr 08, 2018 ]
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Looking for a cost effective means to stream music. It was important to keep the OEM factory/look and avoid AUX chords. I've tried Bluetooth adapters for the AUX jack, but still ran into situations where I'd have to keep them charged up. Ultimate plan was to create a seamless experience for my wife. Hopefully this integrated solution will accomplish this. [ William  Feb 07, 2018 ]
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You did a great job at itemizing the electronics that worked with my vehicle, even more you specified in order. I really liked it, not just that, your prices are very competitive. So I had to purchase it from here. [ Richard  Feb 06, 2018 ]
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Fits [ JAMES  Feb 02, 2018 ]
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Need to be able to stream music [ peter  Dec 10, 2017 ]
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9 questions already asked

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My Crux BTS-GM1X Bluetooth device has disconnected from my phones and is now showing bt off on the radio screen. Any insight on how to restore connection and re-enable the bluetooth "on" so i can reconnect?
[ Essdot  Oct 24, 2019 ]
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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.
[ Krissy  Oct 30, 2019 ]  Staff
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I frequently had issues with this unit but I never experienced this exact problem. To fix most of my issues, I would disconnect it from behind the glove box and reconnect it. I considered installing some sort of switch because this thing never turns off and will even drain your battery if your vehicle is parked for several days.
[ Adrian  Oct 24, 2019 ]
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What bluetooth codec/bitrate does this model support?
[ Adrian  May 09, 2018 ]
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Not sure. I am only streaming audio
[ Scott  May 16, 2018 ]
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Will track information to display on the radio?
[ TW432  Feb 24, 2018 ]
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No.
[ John  Feb 27, 2018 ]
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No just the xm station it uses to stream
[ Alejandro  Feb 25, 2018 ]
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No. It just shows that you're paired.
[ Nickolas  Feb 24, 2018 ]
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No. On mine, it rotates between displaying "blueLogic," "streaming," and "connected."
[ Kenneth  Feb 24, 2018 ]
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No, works well hearing music and can advance tracks with the steering wheel controls but no info can be seen.
[ Adam  Feb 24, 2018 ]
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Never used it wrong item for me
[ michael  Feb 24, 2018 ]
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In my 2010 Yukon Denali it does NOT show track info.
[ leshaun  Feb 24, 2018 ]
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My 2013 impala currently has the stock stereo. I also have stock Bluetooth but it only works for calls. My question is with this device will it add Bluetooth for audio and my stock Bluetooth still work for calls?
[ Chank  Feb 22, 2018 ]
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up research on your specific vehicle model and see if this will work correctly. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Larry  Mar 03, 2018 ]  Staff
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Can you use the existing mic from the Onstar system or are you required to use the one provided in the box?
[ spencer  Jan 22, 2018 ]
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The one I received did not include a mic in the box. This device is more to stream music, not to use it for phone calls.
[ John  Jan 24, 2018 ]
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It uses the mic on your phone. It only acst as a blue tooth speaker system for your phone. Radio must be kept on on the assigned channel to work.
[ Steven  Jan 22, 2018 ]
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For my GMC Acadia, it's actually pretty smart. My phone (Android) recognizes the Bluetooth as headphone only with no mic. So, it uses the mic on the phone.... Say if you need to use voice commands on your phone or using Siri. If you currently have Bluetooth phone capability on your car, it reverts to the phone on your car. Meaning, your phone connects to BOTH Bluetooth devices simultaneously.
[ ROY  Jan 22, 2018 ]
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I know you can use the phone mic, but I have never used the onstar one. As far as I know they one and the same. I don't recall an extra mic in the box.
[ Kris  Jan 22, 2018 ]
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This model does not come with a microphone in the box. Bluetooth functionality remains the same through your existing system and microphone.
[ Kenneth  Jan 22, 2018 ]
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Will I still be able to listen to xm radio too, or does the Bluetooth replace that?
[ Tyler  Dec 27, 2017 ]
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You will still be able to listen to XM radio. You switch between Bluetooth and XM using the seek button.
[ David  Mar 12, 2018 ]
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Press on the seek button on your radio until it beeps and it will switch between XM and Bluetooth.
[ Kris  Jan 22, 2018 ]
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Your vehicle's factory XM satellite radio tuner will be retained and continue to fully function properly with the Crux BTS-GM1X Interface installed. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
[ Larry  Jan 02, 2018 ]  Staff
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Will the audio from the Bluetooth connection be heard on all the speakers or just certain speakers in the vehicle?
[ Dwayne  Dec 15, 2017 ]
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In compatible vehicles, the Crux adapter will provide Bluetooth stereo audio streaming through all of the speakers. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
[ Ryan  Dec 19, 2017 ]  Staff
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Do I need an active XM radio subscription for it to work? I have the XM tuner, but my XM service isn't active.
[ Supertech427  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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No it does not need to be active. You just need the option because the device plugs into your XM receiver not your factory radio.
[ John  Dec 15, 2017 ]
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Your XM tuner does not need to have an actual subscription. The tuner must work however !! Your only adding this too the wiring portion of the system.
[ David  Dec 15, 2017 ]
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Does this unit work in conjunction with the factory Bluetooth or is it independent from the factory one? Will the steering wheel controls work with changing streamed music tracks?
[ Jeff  Nov 30, 2017 ]
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This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you specific details on compatibility and/or installation.
[ Larry  Dec 04, 2017 ]  Staff
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