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Crux BTS-HN2 Bluetooth® Interface

Stream music through the factory radio in select 2003-14 Acura and Honda vehicles

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About the Crux BTS-HN2 Bluetooth® Interface

Crux BTS-HN2

Crux's BTS-HN2 adapter allows you to add Bluetooth streaming to the factory radio of your Honda. 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. The BTS-HN2 also features a USB port for music playback which you can control via the radio panel or your steering wheel controls. You can charge your phone from the USB port, and the module also includes a 3.5mm auxiliary input jack for other audio sources. The package also includes a magnetic phone mount.

Product highlights:

  • stream audio through your Honda's factory radio
  • USB music playback with controls via radio panel or steering wheel controls
  • audio streaming only (does not stream phone calls)
  • USB charging from module USB port
  • 3.5mm AUX input jack
  • magnetic phone holder included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # BTS-HN2

What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth/USB/Aux interface adapter (attached 30" harness)
  • Vent mount
  • Magnetic base
  • Magnetic plate
  • Self-adhesive magnetic plate
  • Installation & Operation Instructions

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More useful then buying another aux port plug in

dennis from mesa on 9/14/2019

2010 Honda Civic LX

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Installed this in a 2010 civic. Pretty straight forward. The included directions dont tell you how to gain access to the back of the radio, but thats what you tube is for. Install is as easy as the other reviewers say. But for civic owners, remember to find your radio code. Once installed the radio asks for a code. If you dont know it, no,problem, the VIN and some other info can get you the code from free code finding sites. Once you enter the code and select AUX the crux box powers up. Easy to pair up to phones. USB charger does actually charge a phone. Didnt validate how fast the charge is. Took about 45 minutes. Dash didnt need much tools, just firm tugs on the panels and they popped right off. Good learning opp for the new gen kids.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 7/10/2019

2008 Honda Ridgeline

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this was very easy to install. It did not take away any current functionality of my stock head unit, and it works great. It is fairly inexpensive works properly and sounds good. I did have a few minor issues. The hands free controls do not work through my device. I cannot skip songs without using my actual iphone to do so. The volume does work but that should work regardless. Speaking of volume. The interface does not give out an extremely loud amount of volume. The phone has to be turned all the way up and even then listening to music with the windowns open would be a struggle. There isn't a very high volume level. Other than those minor issues, everything is perfect with this device.

Pros: Easy to install, clear sound, works properly.

Cons: cannont skip songs without using actual device, lack of top end volume

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I wouldn't recommend it

Mark from San Antonio on 5/24/2019

2008 Honda Accord

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2008 Honda Accord coupe. I just got it today just installed it. And I'm sending it back The blue LED light doesn't even come on there's buzzing sound coming out of my passenger side speakers and last for not lease the volume is too low.

Pros: If it's in the back of the radio like it's supposed to. Sounds good, easy to install.

Cons: Low volume even while radio and phone is turned up all the way. Buzzing noise coming out of speakers. Waste of time and money

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Mark contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Great

Crutchfield customer from Thomasville, NC on 3/24/2019

2007 Honda Accord EX

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Exactly what I hoped it would be. Works perfectly. Easy to install.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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Klyph from Maryville, TN on 3/11/2019

2003 Honda Element

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My daughter wanted a wireless option to stream music through the factory radio using her phone for her birthday. So, I skip another online retailer and head straight to Crutchfield. Search for 2003 Honda Element Bluetooth adapters and boom... Crutchfield has what I need. Quick shipment and easy install. Remove trim panels, unscrew 4 bolts, route plug from glovebox up in behind radio, plug in, and reassemble. Connected to phone and she was off cruising around town listen to her tunes. Thanks!

Pros: Easy Install Connected to phone quick Great Sound

Cons: None

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Would be 5 stars if I my radio and steering wheel controls worked.

Crutchfield customer from Nebo, NC on 2/18/2019

2006 Honda Ridgeline

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I would have rated 5 stars but product does not work completely as described. I have no control from the radio or the steering wheel controls of my 2006 Honda Ridgeline. Easy to install.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: No radio or steering wheel controls.

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Great idea just had too big a trade-off

Tracy from Dunwody, GA on 12/17/2018

2006 Honda Pilot

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The install on the 2006 Honda Pilot went in pretty easy however the plug in the bask of the audio system that must be replaced by the Crux is coming from the XM receiver so I would have to choose to either have my XM or have the bluetooth connection to my phone. At this point, I am planning to return the Crux, the Crutchfield tech and I spent 30 minutes on the phone reviewing the specs on my factory radio and the options I had with the unit -- I was able to find the schematics for my audio system in hopes that there was another option to plug this unit in but I am not seeing any -- I am not brave enough to cut strip try to integrate the factory xm connector into the Crux connector to experiment on how that would work so I am planning on returning the unit and maybe upgrade the car instead. Suggestion -- find someone that can make a pass through connector that will fit between the OEM connector and the CRUX connector and combine the two signals or use the extra pins to work off the AUX button

Pros: Size and install easy and connection to iphone worked well Install guide was great to have

Cons: The connector that is needed for the unit is the same as the XM receiver uses Must chose either XM or Bluetooth --if you want XM then don't buy this unit

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 11/25/2018

2004 Acura TSX

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Very simple installation and works as described. In my case, I tucked the unit behind my TSX center console to avoid having to cut holes anywhere for access. I lose the ability to plug directly into the unit but the bluetooth function was my main interest and so far it works great. For the TSX you gently pry out the center console storage box and feel around for the multi-pin connector under the cd/radio unit. The Crux plugs into the radio's open connector and playback is through the CD player setting.

Pros: Easy install. Affordable. Works as described.

Cons: None. Other products offer more features but this one works just as described.

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Mike from Elk Grove, CA on 11/19/2018

2006 Acura MDX

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bought it for my daughter she wanted a new stereo that had a aux cord usb or Bluetooth I found this product which works great, solved all her wants, saved me a ton of money, and she's happy. Shipped fast and had zero problems installing it . Couldn't be any happier thanks Mike Single c/o Automotive Solutions by Single.

Pros: Saved some money , works great , was able to keep the stock Bose stereo

Cons: Didn't see any cons to the product did exactly what it was advertised to do

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Exactly what I was looking for

Dylan from Orangevale, CA on 11/8/2018

2004 Honda Accord EX

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Easy to install and works perfectly. Just as described. I have a 2003 Honda Accord for the record.

Pros: Bluetooth, charging, easy install

Cons: None

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Easy to install

Mark from Rockville, MD on 11/2/2018

2006 Honda Odyssey

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It was easy to install and works as advertised. It took me about 15 minutes to put in. There is a good youtube video from a different company that shows them installing their product. Good to watch that first and then do this - they did a step by step video. My only complaint about this product and the instruction I received from Crutchfield are: 1- there is no explanation anywhere on where to put the box. I found a small plastic "punch out" at the top of the storage box in my '06 Odyssey that left an easy path from that box to the area behind the radio. I pulled the cord through and left the box in there. Other cars? Left up to you to figure out. And 2 - Crutchfield instructions are for taking out the radio, they do not address installation of this devices. It's pretty easy so I guess it doesn't matter all that much but if you're unfamiliar with this type of work it could get confusing. Overall very satisfied however.

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Jon from Corvallis, OR on 10/26/2018

2007 Honda Accord EX

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Works as expected.

Pros: Good sound.

Cons: Calls can't be made using phone mic.

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Crutchfield customer from Hartsville, SC on 9/17/2018

2007 Honda Accord EX

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This product gave me a wireless connection to my radio for playing music.

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Disconnect the CD changer and use this instead

Chris w from Elmhurst, IL on 8/19/2018

2006 Dodge Charger

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Bluetooth works great and connects easily. We do have a 6 disc CD changer, but I ordered it anyway since we don't use CDs anymore. I just unplugged the 6 CD changer plug from the back to insert the Crux Bluetooth adapter and it works. We put the adapter in the small storage compartment under the air vent. I cut a small notch in the small panel in the back for the cord. In the picture there are notches on both sides, my mistake, the panel only goes in one way and I made my first cut on the wrong side. Feed the cord from the box first before routing the wire up to the back of the radio.

Pros: Easy install on a Honda CRV. Simple and inexpensive way to add Bluetooth for music.

Cons: Not designed for phone calls (as clearly stated in product description).

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Crutchfield customer from Sacramento, CA on 7/29/2018

2004 Honda Accord EX

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Love this product! Easy to install and connect is a charm. I would recommend to anyone.

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Simple Simple Simple

Chris from Manahawkin, NJ on 7/20/2018

2008 Honda CRV LX

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15 minute total installation and that included 2 trips back to the garage. Phone connected without any problem and music was playing. I won't even classify this as a problem but according to the instructions, unless I missed something, the display should read CDC 01 TRACK 1. My display reads CDC4 Track 4. Everything works fine, just that glitch.

Pros: Ease of installation Ease of operation USB Charging option as well

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Lake Zurich, IL on 6/27/2018

2005 Acura MDX

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This product works perfectly and just as advertised. Installation was simple and quick. Not sure why all these negative reviews about losing XM and the inability to stream phone calls as the product description clearly details that this product is not meant to have full phone integration. Couldn't be happier with the product.

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Crutchfield customer from Mc Farland, WI on 5/3/2018

2002 Lexus RX300

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Works Great! Very easy to install. The instructions were perfect for my 09 Honda Accord. I was done in less than an hour.

Pros: Works as advertised.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from West Linn, OR on 4/9/2018

2005 Honda Odyssey

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Easy to install, good instructions, worked right away, and great sound quality. Can't do better than that. Highly recommend for your Honda Odyssey, great product for ours! -Nathan C.

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Crutchfield customer from Waco, TX on 3/18/2018

2005 Acura TSX

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This has been the best and cheapest way to get BlueTooth, Aux, and USB installed in an '05 Acura TSX. I've used a FM transmitter, but unfortunately I've never gotten the real true sound of the music playing. This will work until I change the sound system in my vehicle in the upcoming months or so.

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Paul, MN on 3/1/2018

2009 Honda Civic LX

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This thing works fine. For me, on a 2009 Civic, I have to select aux to use it. Stays connected and is pretty easy to install. Mine is fed into my glovebox to make it a little less obvious.

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Easy bluetooth

Crutchfield customer from River Falls, WI on 2/28/2018

2008 Honda Pilot

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Works pretty good! About a hour to install and test. Using with iPhone 6 and 7 no issues. Ran older iPod 30gb on the 3.5 m plug works fine. Drilled several small holes into the top of the small compartment then cut away the remaining plastic to run the cable so it ends up hidden. Longer drill bit is helpful with this. Used sticky backed velcro to attach to the top of the small compartment. Only negative I see is that the blue LED power on light is too bright. Crutchfield instructions easy to follow but if your in doubt youtube has a few videos. plain jane 2008 Honda pilot with a 6 disc changer radio. FYI XM radio will not work after installation.

Pros: Relatively easy to install.

Cons: LED power light is a bit bright

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Crutchfield customer from Kearney, MO on 2/18/2018

2003 Honda Accord EX

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Installation was quick and easy with included instructions. Upgraded auxiliary from RCA input to Bluetooth and got rid of all the wires. Unit works flawlessly for Bluetooth, and have not tried 3.5mm or USB input.

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Works Well

Jeff from Weatherford, TX on 1/28/2018

2006 Honda Accord EX

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I've only had this product for a few weeks but so far it has worked as advertised. The installation was extremely easy. Crutchfield also provided an installation help guide that was specific to my vehicle. The guide provided clear steps with pictures showing how to disassemble my car for the installation. I did not expect to receive this guide but was very impressed by it and thankful I had it. In addition, the actual unit is compact and lightweight. This is in contrast to two other iPod/iPhone interfaces I've owned in the past. They were very bulky and either required separate power or contained a spider web of cabling and connections. This device has a single slim cable that fits perfectly and compactly. With regard to sound quality, the unit performs well. I just turn the volume all the way up on my device which gives me more control authority with the car volume controls. I do wish the unit would play audio via USB connection for devices other than a thumb drive but it doesn't appear to support that (nor did Crutchfield claim that it would be supported). Also, although not advertised, I had to disconnect my satellite radio in order to plug in the unit. This results in me having to choose between satellite and the Bluetooth. I don't use satellite radio anyway so it's a non-issue for me but if you wanted it, I can't confirm if the proper cabling exists to have both connected simultaneously. In spite of these two minor items, I would recommend th

Pros: Low price, easy installation, compact design, good functionality and sound quality

Cons: Doesn't support playing all devices via USB (thumb drive is only supported), no y-cable connection included to enable satellite radio to remain connected.

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Crutchfield customer from Danville, VA on 1/16/2018

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Just what the doctor ordered. Was looking to upgrade the factory system to bluetooth and this worked as advertised. The thorough instructions provided took any guesswork from installation. Sacrificed XM and the CD changer to operate, but well worth it. Now can stream music with "onboard" GPS. Well done!

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Eric from Jeffersonville, IN on 12/30/2017

2003 Honda Accord LX

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installed it in my daughter's 2003 Honda Accord Christmas Day. It took about 20 min and works great. She loves it

Pros: Installed in less then 20 min but I had installed a cheaper one before so I knew how to do it

Cons: none so far, I hope it last

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Corkin from Oroville, CA on 12/29/2017

2006 Honda Accord LX

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The installation was a breeze. The Bluetooth seems to work really well. The problem is that the device seems to always default to Bluetooth so if you use the line in or USB port every time you turn your car off and then on you have to unplug then plug the unit back in. I use an XM radio and its a pain to say the least. I'm also receiving a lot of noise through the speakers when using the line also. Its not great but it does work.

Pros: Bluetooth

Cons: Line in not default and background noise through speakers

Crutchfield response on 1/1/2018
We're sorry you're having issues with your interface. If the problem continues and you need some help, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. They can either help get it working the way it should, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund.

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Eric R from Statesville, NC on 12/28/2017

2007 Honda Accord LX

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For my daughters Accord, this is a very simple installation. Once I hooked it up, it worked perfectly. Hopefully it will continue. I would have rated this a 5 but the instructions didn't include only installing this item. The OEM radio doesn't have to be removed to install this item. Therefore the vent assembly doesn't need to be removed. I removed mine and was in the process of removing the radio when I saw the pin connection was on the bottom of radio. Zero need to remove radio or vent. There should be an additional set of product specific instructions. For now, my daughter is happy and so am I.

Pros: Works exactly as described Easy installation

Cons: Instructions for installation aren't product specific (Don't remove radio or vent!)

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Ron from Chattanooga, TN on 12/26/2017

2010 Honda Odyssey

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This was easier to install than I expected. It was plug and play. I just had to unplug the XM tuner from the rear of the factory radio (no loss for me since I don't subscribe) plug in the adapter, run a lightening cable for a cleaner power connection when it's needed and reassemble. I was able to connect via Bluetooth with no issue and have continued to automatically connect every time I turn on the car. I deducted 1 star for having to disconnect XM, again that's no issue for me, but maybe when I sell or trade in the car. Also the Crux announces that it has connected and that announcement is super loud compared to the actual radio volume. When I remember, I turn off the radio when I get out. The adapter is powered when I turn the car on and it connects before I turn the radio on and thus I can miss the announcement. On my 2010 Odyssey it's the XM button that switches the radio to the adapter and my factory aux port continues to work as previously if I should ever need to use it again.

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Crutchfield customer from Columbia, MO on 12/21/2017

2004 Honda Accord EX

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I love this! It connects everytime with no issues and makes playing your music in your car so easy!

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Super Easy to Install and set up

Crutchfield customer from Amsterdam, NY on 12/18/2017

2006 Honda Accord LX

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Plugged it into the Stock Honda head unit and it worked perfectly just as the directions said it would.

Pros: Bluetooth+++++

Cons: Taking apart the Dash to install but that's the price we pay

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Crutchfield customer from Oakdale, MN on 12/15/2017

2004 Acura TSX

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Having used the Crux BTS-HN2 Bluetooth Interface in my 04 Acura TSX for a few weeks now, I'm impressed. It connects automatically and the sound quality is great. The included instructions were comprehensive, as expected from Crutchfield. I've experienced only two drawbacks so far: 1. The annoying voice informing me "Crux bluetooth connected" every time it connects; 2. Glare from the bright blue power LED, which I solved by routing the unit into the glove compartment. These are minor irritants, but they cost the Crux one star. The value, performance and ease of installation earn it four stars. Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase.

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Recommended!

Matt from Oakdale, MN on 12/4/2017

2004 Acura TSX

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Finally! A true plug-and-play Bluetooth interface. The installation was easy, pairing took under a minute, and the sound quality is good. I recommend this unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Lititz, PA on 12/3/2017

2007 Honda Accord SE

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Works perfectly. Wish I would have installed one earlier.

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Crutchfield customer from New Hampshire on 12/1/2017

2006 Honda Pilot

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Product works with the Bluetooth but I've had nothing but problems with the audio input. I have to take the dashboard apart again to verify that the audio input has not fallen out. On a different note, I cannot say enough positive things about the Crutchfield team helping me during this process. I appreciate the effort.

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Guest from Muskegon, MI on 11/20/2017

2004 Honda Accord EX

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Garbage. Worked well for 2 weeks and now won't stay connected to ANY Bluetooth device for more than 10s. Keeps saying "Crux Bluetooth connected" and then a few seconds later "Crux Bluetooth disconnected" over and over.

Pros: None

Cons: Doesn't work

Crutchfield response on 11/22/2017
Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Radhames from Muhlenberg, PA on 11/7/2017

2006 Acura MDX

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Purchased this product for my wife. She loves it. At first I was not sure about buying it, but because Crutchfield sold it I bought it. I will be getting one for myself. Even the phone mount is convenient.

Pros: Can't think of anything bad about this product so far.

Cons: Very simple to install and easy to use. Every time you start your car it connects automatically.

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Great sound, but features are a letdown

Jason from Olathe, KS on 10/17/2017

2007 Honda Accord EX

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This product was easy to install and set up, and the sound quality and connection quality has been great! It never fails to connect to my phone, so in that sense, it's a solid product. Unfortunately, steering wheel controls don't work for skipping tracks. To be fair, the description says that steering wheel controls only work when USB is connected. However, I interpreted this to mean that when my iPhone is connected via USB, the controls would work. This is NOT the case. Steering wheel controls only skip tracks if you have a USB thumb drive plugged in, which is useless for my application. I would hope that any modern A2DP enabled BT device would be able to do this wirelessly. My other main complaint is this incredibly annoying female voice that seductively declares "Crux bluetooth connected" EVERY single time you start the car. I wish it could just be a simple beep or tone. It's like nails on a chalkboard hearing that every time I get in the car.

Pros: Sound quality

Cons: Voice prompts, lack of steering wheel controls when on bluetooth

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Awesome device

Aileen from Suisun City, CA on 10/13/2017

2006 Honda Accord EX

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I'm super happy with this product! I couldn't have asked for a more simple or affordable solution to my audio issues. My CD player recently stopped working and installing Bluetooth was the best decision I could have made. I saved a lot of money installing it myself and the process itself is rather simple. I installed this device on my '06 Honda Accord V6 coupe. The only issue I ran into was that the CD-changer port was actually on the back of my radio rather than the bottom. It made it more difficult due to the fact that it's hard to access but thankfully I didn't have to remove the radio. The USB port on the crux makes charging my phone really convenient. The sound quality is great and I haven't had any issues with connectivity. The only complaint is that you can't skip/pause songs through the factory radio or take calls but neither of those are a big deal for me. Overall a really quality device! Would recommend for anyone looking for an affordable way to add Bluetooth to their vehicle.

Pros: Sound quality, ease of installation, responsive auto-connectivity, USB port and AUX option

Cons: No factory radio controls (like skipping songs), doesn't have a mic for phone calls

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Crutchfield customer from Albany, OR on 9/19/2017

2005 Honda Accord LX

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SUPER easy install, there are lost of videos on youtube on how to do it. Just plug and play, it's really that simple! I just wanted to stream audio wirelessly from my cell in my 2005 Accord. I don't have the CD changer in my LX, so it was a perfect option to use the existing deck and hook-ups. Bluetooth works flawlessly and I haven't had to mess with getting it to sync, once paired the first time, it's auto connected every time I turn the car on. I haven't tried the USB or AUX option yet, but it was super easy to route into the glove box in case I want to in the future.

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Very good bluetooth audio streaming interface. Not for phone calls.

Lee from Marietta GA on 9/18/2017

2006 Honda Accord VP

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Works great but does not allow phone calls. The item description should state it does not work with phone functions such as receiving and sending phone calls.

Pros: Great sounding music

Cons: does not take or send phone calls.

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Freddy from Elgin, IL on 8/20/2017

2004 Acura 3.2TL

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Connects most of the time and stays connected I would recommend this product

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Awesome Bluetooth Adapter!

Brad from WA on 8/5/2017

2008 Acura TSX

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The Crux Bluetooth Interface was super easy to install. It took about 10-15 minutes and I was on my way to streaming music from my phone. For my 2008 Acura TSX I drilled a hole on top of the pocket under the radio to pass the cable through. It does not take up much space and is easily accessible in this location. I can still use the 6 CD In-Dash Changer and all other factory abilities with my stock stereo. This setup basically removes the ability to have another, external, CD Changer. The Crux Bluetooth Interface allows me to play music off of my phone, through my car, much more efficiently than other products and options I've tried in the past. I have experienced no static or buzzing, only clear music. I have yet to experiment with the USB portion of this product, but the Bluetooth is what I was after. I would recommend this product to anyone wanting to add Bluetooth audio to their vehicle.

Pros: Easy install!

Cons: Non yet!

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Bob from Westport, MA on 7/28/2017

2007 Honda Accord EX

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Installed this in my grandsons 2007 Honda Accord, and installation took about 20 minutes, could not be any easier. Bluetooth connected right away, and can play music and charge phone with the usb drive. Much easier and cheaper than installing a new radio.

Pros: Easy installation at a cheap price.

Cons: None

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Works but there is a cost

Crutchfield customer from Burbank, CA on 7/22/2017

2004 Honda Accord EX

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Well, I wanted to connect my iPad to the OEM radio in our 2005 Honda Accord. You lose the use of the CD changer and there is a ton of buzz/static. In addition, my iPod is an old classic type with the big connector and it will not connect to this interface via USB, so I have to use 1/8 aux connection and it needs to be physically unplugged and plugged back in each time the car is restarted. THAT is a gigantic pain in the butt.

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Cons: lose the use of the CD changer, a ton of buzz/static, poor connectivity

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Crutchfield customer from Germantown, TN on 7/19/2017

2007 Honda Accord LX

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Works Great! Easy install.

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Bluetooth, USB, Aux add on

Emily from Rock Hill, SC on 7/12/2017

2008 Honda Pilot

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While Im ecstatic to being able to push music from my phone through my factory stereo and was expecting to lose the CD player capabilities, I wasnt ready to hear static from my FM stations and lose the XM Sirius capabilities.

Pros: I can charge the phone and now can play music through my factory stereo without the cost and hassle of replacing the unit, adapting steering wheel controls and losing the subwoofer.

Cons: My XM radio no longer works and my FM radio stations are incredibly static-y

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Christen from Grand Rapids, MI on 7/5/2017

2007 Honda Odyssey

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The BTS-HN2 seems to work well, but it won't stay connected to my B-Tooth phone for more than a minute. So I ended up using the 1/8" jack instead, which presents it's own problems: the B-Tooth is the default, so it's looking for that first. So you have to unplug the jack at the BTS then reinsert it each time you restart the vehicle in order for it to recognize the jack is what you want. Also I'm getting some engine "whine" through the speakers when running with the jack. Not too bad (better than listening to the radio) but it's annoying.

Pros: Fairly easy to install. Look for videos online.

Cons: B-tooth doesn't want to stay connected and there is a slight "whine" in the speakers when connected to the 1/8" jack.

Crutchfield response on 7/5/2017
Christen, we're sorry you're having issues with your Bluetooth interface. If the problem continues, please just reach back out to our tech support team. They can either help get the radio working the way it should, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Lakeville, MN on 6/20/2017

2006 Honda Pilot

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everything was good, just doesnt have the phone feature.

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This customer contacted us and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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A GOOD SOLUTION FOR A FACTORY AUDIO SYSTEM

STEVE from Corvallis, OR on 6/4/2017

2006 Honda CRV EX

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This item will interface with a Smartphone via Bluetooth, but only for streaming audio music through the factory audio system. It does not work for hands-free phone calls. I bought this unit mostly to play my mp3 audio files on my USB flash drive through my factory audio system. It does work for this and my audio system (Honda Panasonic CD Changer + Radio) will recognize mp3 files, as advertised, and .wav files. Navigating through the folders, which represent the individual CDs is problematic. The folders are numbered, so a legend or table of contents is required (on paper). Navigating through the folders is difficult also. Once inside a folder, the Factory Unit navigates from song to song as it would from a CD and if you shut off the car and then resume, it remembers where it last was. If you recognize the limitations of this product, you won't be disappointed.

Pros: EASY & CLEAN INSTALL.

Cons: DIRECTIONS WERE NOT COMPLETE AND SPECIFIC ENOUGH. SOME FAMILIARITY WITH THE VEHICLE'S AUDIO SYSTEM IS NEEDED.

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Great Bluetooth interface

Kyle from Richardson , TX on 5/28/2017

2004 Honda Accord EX

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The Crux BTS-HN2 Bluetooth interface was easy to install in my 2004 Honda Accord. The downloadable PDF instructions were not specific to my accord model but I found a video on YouTube which easily walked me through the install. The interface works great and connects immediately to my iPhone 6. There are no stereo controls other than volume so you have to use your phone to advance tracks etc. also this unit does not support hands free phone calls. There is another unit for more money that does this. But overall for playing your music over Bluetooth it works perfect. The aux input jack and USB charger are a nice addition too. Very useful. I highly recommend this very affordable product and the good support at Crutchfield!

Pros: Easy install and setup

Cons: Does not support hands free calling.

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Crutchfield customer from Mobile, AL on 5/8/2017

2004 Honda Accord EX

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Perfect for what I needed. I initially wanted to change out a stereo in a 2004 Honda accord, but it wasn't that easy. Since all I really wanted was to listen to music off my phone the Crutchfield representative suggested this option. It connects fast, sounds clear, works great!

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Crutchfield customer from Dover, DE on 5/4/2017

2006 Honda Accord LX

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Does exactly what it is supposed to. Bluetooth occasionally disconnect but immediately reconnects

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No more connecting wires from your device

Chris from Honeoye Falls, NY on 4/29/2017

2011 Honda Element EX

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Working Great! Installed into my element sound quality is great for my needs. Took about 10 minutes to install, and everything is hidden. Might have been nice to program or have a switch between inputs, and if it could connect to 2 devices. I ended up unplugging the other line in ( tried using a splitter) because of bleed over,unfortunately it was used by honda for xm input.

Pros: Easy to install. Direct connection

Cons: Single device connection only No switch between inputs.

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A No Brainer

Guillermo from Fontana, CA on 4/25/2017

2005 Honda Accord EX

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I couldn't be any happier. I bought this for my 2005 Honda Accord EX Sedan. I already knew how to take the dash apart to get to the back of the Stereo. So installation only took 5 minutes. Literally 5 minutes. I plugged it in, Searched for the Crux Bluetooth on my smart phone, and I was ready to go. It only does music, no phone calls, but I am super happy I didn't have to spend a fortune on a new stereo and a Kit for it. The sound quality is great, no problems what so ever. Thanks guys!!!!

Pros: Cheap, easy to install, fast installation.

Cons: no calls

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Crutchfield customer from Winston Salem, NC on 3/27/2017

2003 Honda Accord LX

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Product works like it's supposed to, but can't change songs through radio controls like other adapters.

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Good product

Harold from RALEIGH, North Carolina on 3/5/2017

2006 Acura TSX

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Very easy to install and to set up. Volume is a bit on the low end but with an app (had to pay $4.99 for it) the sound improved a lot.

Pros: Easy to install, additional connection options

Cons: Volume is a bit on the low end

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Crutchfield customer from Newberg, OR on 2/2/2017

2005 Honda Pilot

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Doesn't fit 2005 Honda Pilot, but tech support was awesome! Thanks for the help.

Pros: Small size

Cons: Doesn't fit the models it is suposed to

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Shirley from Myrtle Beach, SC on 1/2/2017

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I just installed this Crux BTS-HN2 Bluetooth Interface and WOW am I disappointed. First, the audio quality is horrible and there is no hands free calls functionality. I have XM in my car and now I cannot use it because this interface does not support XM. I also found that the volume between my radio and this interface is very low. So I have to turn up the volume for the Bluetooth and then lower the volume when I go back to radio. This is a really inconvenient. I guess since it was so inexpensive, you get what you pay for. I will be removing it from my car. If you need hands free calls functionality and you want to keep your XM this is not the interface for you.

Pros: Low Cost

Cons: The audio quality is horrible, no hands free calls functionality. I have XM in my car and now I cannot use it because this interface does not support XM. The volume between my radio and this interface is very low. So I have to turn up the volume for the Bluetooth and then lower the volume when I go back to radio. This is a really inconvenient. I guess since it was so inexpensive, you get what you pay for. If you need hands calls and you want to keep your XM this is not the interface for you.

Crutchfield response on 1/4/2017
If you purchased this 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.

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Crutchfield customer from Hatfield, PA on 12/31/2016

2006 Honda Civic EX

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Was easy to install once I watched a video online on how to remove the dash. Extremely easy to pair to once installed. I did not need the Aux input or the usb so I hide it behind the dash.

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Nice addition to factory radio!l

Crutchfield customer from Muskegon, MI on 12/30/2016

2004 Honda Accord EX

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Very easy install and works perfectly.

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Tony from New York, NY on 12/28/2016

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No phone call hands free capacity. Poor audio quality and volume needs to be turned very high. Going back to radio the volume blasts you out of your seat. You loose XM. Since my state requires hands free telephone calls and touching the phone is illegal this will not work for me

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: No hands free telephone calls, loose XM radio,Very Poor Audio Quality and the Volume between radio and adapter is 3x higher. If you don't lower the volume before going back to radio you will be blasted out of your seat. I would pass on this one. I found a Bluetooth G2 with true HD Audio Bluetooth with Hands Free Telephone capable and Aux with USB charging. Z

Crutchfield response on 12/28/2016
If you purchased this 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, or set up a return or exchange within 60 days of the purchase. 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.

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Crutchfield customer from Yukon, OK on 11/21/2016

2004 Honda Accord EX

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Very easy install, connectivity to phone was instant and 16 year old loves it! Works exactly as described.

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Great Sound quality

Bill from Columbus, OH on 11/14/2016

2007 Honda Accord EX

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After having relied on FM transmitters to enjoy music from my phone while in the car, this product is a breath of fresh air. I didn't want to replace the stereo in my '07 Accord, and wasn't happy with the sound quality from previous FM transmitters. After searching I found this product and couldn't be happier. Installation was a breeze and would have been done in under half an hour had I not taken the time to detail lower dash/console of my car. Long story short, if you're looking for a device to connect your smart phone to your factory stereo, buy this product. For the money it can't be beat.

Pros: Seamless integration, great sound quality

Cons: I'm quibbling, but it would be nice to control the tracks from the steering wheel controls or stereo.

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Perfect way to connect your smartphone to your car

John from MN on 11/11/2016

2008 Honda Fit Sport

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This interface not only works beautifully, but it was very easy to install. At first, I was looking for a full HD interface swap for the existing stereo in my wife's Honda Fit. But cost became prohibitive. I then found this, and it's perfect for us. We really only needed a good Bluetooth connector for our Nexus phones so we could play Spotify, run Google Maps Voice, etc. The Crux adds a wired USB connection for charging in our case. It pairs quickly and works perfectly every time. I highly recommend purchasing a good interior trim clip removal tool kit. They're about 15.00 on Amazon and will save your trim panels from getting beaten up, making removal easier and faster. It took me about an hour total to install this on our Fit.

Pros: Super inexpensive. Easy to install. Works perfectly.

Cons: None that I've noted.

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JUAN from Dallas, TX on 11/6/2016

2004 Honda Pilot

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I bought this product because it states that it works with my 04 Honda Pilot. When I removed the audio unit I come to find out the harness connector is different and not compatible to my vehicle. So if you have an 04 pilot don't buy this as it won't work.

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Crutchfield response on 12/8/2016
Because of Juan's review, our IT gurus checked to make sure our warnings on this adapter were working properly. This Crux adapter only works with a Honda or Acura factory radio with a 14-pin CD changer port, and we note this during the shopping path. With our total satisfaction guarantee, Juan was able to return this adapter for a full refund.

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Easy to install

Jeff from Abington, MA on 10/30/2016

2006 Honda Pilot

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Very easy to install. Works great.

Pros: Synchs with phone when you start the car.

Cons: Needed to disconnect my CD player to use the input. But I don't use the CD player so thus want a big deal for me.

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Good Product, Good value

Marius from Pearland, TX on 10/14/2016

2006 Honda CRV EX

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First, the negatives: - The installation instructions (PDF) was a bit lacking. It just showed where the screws were located. It did not elaborate on how to pry the latches that was holding the plastic panel cover. It wasn't a major turn off though, because I saw some videos online that did provide guidance. - When on Bluetooth mode and paired with an iPhone 6, phone calls don't stream at all. Not sure if its a setting on the phone. I will try it out with an Android phone later on. - Still when on Bluetooth mode, when streaming music, the volume seems to be inconsistent. When in FM mode, my usual volume level is 10-11. When I use the device, I have to crank it up to 15-16 when online, and 18-19 for Pandora. I will try it out with an Android, later on. Now, the positives: - Installation took about 20 mins, including drilling a hole to fish out the cord to hide the device. I have a Honda CRV 2006 EX with CD changer. I had to unplug the CD changer cord (it's been years since I listened to a CD). - Ease of use is outstanding. You turn on your car and will pair automatically with the last device paired. The sound quality is crisp although I had to crank up the volume. It made my stock speaker sound better. - The USB charging is a great addition. Overall, despite some issues, I would still recommend this product. It is very cost effective. You get to keep your current audio unit while expanding its features.

Pros: - Ease of Use and Installation - USB Charging - Seamless Bluetooh Pairing - Very Cost Effective

Cons: - PDF Installation manual needs more detail - Varying volume setting when streaming music via Bluetooth - Phone calls no streaming via Bluetooth for iPhone 6 (not sure if this is a phone specific issue, will test it out some more).

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Easy installation and very good Bluetooth audio quality

Brian from Haymarket, VA on 10/10/2016

2006 Honda Pilot

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Given the low price paid, the Crux BTS-HN2 Bluetooth Interface is an excellent way to integrate Bluetooth capability into older Honda factory audio systems. Installation took about 10 minutes. I ran the cable from the rear of the factory head unit to the glove box. The sound quality is very good and the Bluetooth connected quickly to an older iPhone 5 without any difficulty. Music selection is via the iPhone, which is fine, and the iPhone lowers the music volume when Waze directions are voiced by the iPhone. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in retaining the factory head unit in an older Honda for whatever reason (keeping the factory look, retaining factory subwoofer functionality). The USB port does charge the phone, but playing iPhone playlists requires the Bluetooth connection as it does not seem to play via USB. I have not tried the 3.5mm jack. Installation of this unit does eliminate the factory XM capability, but if you're not an XM subscriber, it doesn't matter.

Pros: Easy installation. Good sound quality via Bluetooth connection. Great price.

Cons: Eliminates factory XM capability, if that matters to you.

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Quick Installation

Gordon from Jacksonville, FL on 9/8/2016

2005 Honda CRV LX

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I Just Installed The Crux BTS-HN2 In My Daughters 2005 Honda CR-V LX Installation was Quick & Fairly Easy Just Plug & Play,Bluetooth Works Great & Connected Quickly to a iPhone 5S,We Have Not Tried The USB or 3.5mm Jacks Yet Bluetooth Connection for Audio was the reason for Purchase.

Pros: EZ Installation Just Plug & Play

Cons: LED on Front Panel is Bright

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Features

Add-On Bluetooth/USB/Aux Interface Adapter: The Crux BeeLine series BTS-HN2 allows you to add Bluetooth music streaming, USB music playback & charging, as well as a 3.5mm Aux input to the factory radio of select Honda & Acura vehicles.

Vehicle Compatibility: The Crux BeeLine series BTS-HN2 is compatible with select 2003 to 2012 Honda & Acura vehicles that feature a factory radio with a 14-pin CD changer port.

Make Model Year
Acura MDX 2005-2006
RSX 2004-2006
TL 2004-2009
TSX 2004-2009
Honda Accord 2003-2012
Civic 2006-2012
CR-V 2005-2012
Crosstour 2010-2012
Element 2003-2011
Fit 2007-2012
Insight 2010-2012
Odyssey 2005-2010
Pilot 2004-2011
Ridgeline 2006-2012
S2000 2004-2009

Notes:

  • Factory radio must have a 14-pin CD changer port.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an external factory CD-changer, it must be disconnected.
  • Not compatible in vehicles with factory DVD Navigation or factory rearview camera.
  • Not compatible on Acura vehicles equipped with AcuraLink.

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-HN2 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.

USB Port: The adapter's USB-A 2.0 port supports playback of MP3 music files stored on a USB mass storage class (MSC) device, like a USB thumbdrive (you may want to purchase a USB extension cable). You can control Track Up & Down from the factory radio or steering wheel controls (if equipped). The factory radio will not display song/artist information. The USB port can also be used to charge (5V/0.5A) your smartphone.

Aux Input: There is a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting almost any external portable audio source with a headphone jack or analog audio output. Music from your connected portable audio source will be heard through the factory radio and speakers. There are no playback controls or song/artist information on the factory radio.

Magnetic Vent Mount: The Crux BTS-HN2 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 cradles and comes with a self-adhesive magnetic plate which attaches to the outside of your smartphone or inside of your smarpthone 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.

Plug-&-Play Harness: The Crux BeeLine series BTS-HN2 features an attached 30" harness which plugs into the 14-pin CD changer port on the back of the factory radio. The factory radio will need to be removed from the dash in order to gain access to the 14-pin CD changer port. If there is a factory external CD changer already plugged into this port, you will need to unplug it and leave the CD changer disconnected.

Operation: The Crux BTS-HN2 is accessed through the "CD" button on your vehicle's factory radio. In this mode the factory radio will display "CD1 01". You cannot manually switch between the inputs of the BTS-HN2. Instead, the BTS-HN2 automatically switches for you based on what device you have connected - Bluetooth, USB, or Aux (only connect one device at a time).  

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I did my research and it will work with my factory radio and an expert at crutch field helps me but unfortunately I forgot his name (I talked to him at around 12 PM on 7/23/2019) [ Pierre  Jul 23, 2019 ]
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I was really hoping for a device that would adapt to my OEM stereo so I could listen to streamed music right away instead of having to wait a few months until I could afford a decent replacement deck that would cost a pretty penny. I found this only after reading a Crutchfield blog about what connection provides best sound. I am excited to install this little puppy! [ Heidi  Mar 22, 2019 ]
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Product need and product reviews. [ WILLIAM  Feb 05, 2019 ]
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My teenage daughter, like many of her generation, uses her cellphone for everything, including music. As the 2003 Honda Accord requires a $300 fascia install kit to put in an aftermarket radio, this was a much better option ... especially just after Christmas. I'm sure I will spring for a new radio & $300 install kit at some point, just not right now. ;) [ Marc  Jan 03, 2019 ]
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wanted to stream my apple music to factory sterep [ Bob  Nov 21, 2018 ]
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I picked this up because it's a sub $100 way to get aux and bluetooth functionality, while retaining the use of my factory subwoofers and other sound equipment that would be lost if I used an aftermarket radio of the same price. [ Brendon  Nov 04, 2018 ]
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inexpensive, easy to install, and fit my needs. [ M  Oct 30, 2018 ]
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have a 2007 accord need BT [ Ryan  Aug 21, 2018 ]
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I called in and Bryce suggested this item. [ jonw  Jul 19, 2018 ]
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I needed a Bluetooth adapter for my daughters car. Her iPhone does not have a headphone jack (smh) so she can not play her music and keep her phone charging at the same time. This will solve that problem. Installation seems like it will be a piece of cake - Thanks youtube and Crutchfield [ CHRIS  Jul 18, 2018 ]
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Bought one for my 2005 Honda CR-V and audio is fantastic. Frustrated using the aux line in on the stock radio of my Insight. [ Matthew  May 30, 2018 ]
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I need a bluetooth interface for my '07 Accord, which has a "styled" factory radio that would be a pain to replace. [ Andrew  May 11, 2018 ]
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Reviews. Google [ Matthew  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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I wanted to connect other sources to play music and navigation through the factory stereo system and this seems like the most efficient method for my needs. [ B  Apr 16, 2018 ]
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To have Bluetooth access with my factory radio [ Joseph  Apr 12, 2018 ]
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From information obtained from others, the features of this product allows me to enjoy my iPhone 7 Plus even further. The Crux BTS-HN2 saved me from buying a Kenwood after market radio that would have cost over $600. with installation. Thanks Crutchfield. You folks are the best and your customer service is outstanding! Sincerely, Rich Garrison [ Richard  Apr 11, 2018 ]
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wanted to keep factory radio [ Michael  Apr 04, 2018 ]
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Needed an easy solution to add Bluetooth to my 2006 Ridgeline while keeping the factory stereo intact. [ Christopher  Mar 20, 2018 ]
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Cheaper then replacing the stereo [ JOE  Feb 10, 2018 ]
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Wanted to add bluetooth capability to my 2010 Odyessey without a complicated installation. I did not need phone capability. [ Ronald  Dec 12, 2017 ]
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After searching around the internet for a while, it seemed like the best value for adding a quality auxiliary input to my stock Accord radio. [ Douglas  Dec 03, 2017 ]
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The easiest way to get bluetooth into my Honda Accord [ chris  Dec 01, 2017 ]
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I chose this because Wade recommended it to me. He helped me through the process. [ Robert  Nov 10, 2017 ]
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I wanted a simple bluetooth adapter to stream music to my factory Honda stereo. This seems to fit the bill perfectly. [ Jason  Sep 22, 2017 ]
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Good reviews, allowed me to add BT to my car without changing the head unit, and I didn't use the XM anyways. I picked this over the more expensive unit as I'm not interested in the handsfree calling feature. [ John  Jul 23, 2017 ]
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Bree suggested it after hearing what I wanted to do. [ John  Jun 27, 2017 ]
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I needed 3.5mm line input (since my model year is too old to have one)... and I will use Bluetooth a little bit. This works in my car and is a reasonable price. Already installed one in 2007 Accord V6. Now ordering a second one to go in a 2004 EXL. In both cars this is replacing SiriusXM radio which I don't use. [ Michael  Apr 16, 2017 ]
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Good reviews and provides the functionality that I am looking for. [ Matthew  Feb 10, 2017 ]
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Good price, looks simple enough to install. [ Jeff Corbin  Jan 21, 2017 ]
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Factory Radio doesn't have Bluetooth capability I'm used to from my past car, looked for a cost effective option. [ James  Dec 30, 2016 ]
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Son was going to tear 2005 TSX to pieces looking for the nonexistent aux outlet! [ William G.  Dec 20, 2016 ]
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To keep the factory stereo and add the auxiliary jack and USB and Bluetooth options [ Ralph  Nov 29, 2016 ]
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other people comments [ Robert  Nov 26, 2016 ]
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looked at the rating and the reviews and wanted to keep it a try [ wilson  Nov 23, 2016 ]
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2005 Honda Pilot doesn't have an aux input. This item should give me that, but also Bluetooth connectivity. [ Greg  Nov 21, 2016 ]
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Car doesn't have Bluetooth and the cd doesn't work or the tape player and since I can't install aftermarket stereo into it it's a 2004 Acura TL without navigation [ Kevin  Nov 07, 2016 ]
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old vehicle, young teen, factory stereo sounds great. Just wanted to listen to his music through Bluetooth. [ DAVID  Nov 05, 2016 ]
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I chose this due to the limited options I have available for my '07 Accord. I don't like the aftermarket stereo taking over the storage bin below the HVAC and I have not had very good luck with FM transmitters. This direct connect option seemed like the best option. Once I receive the interface and install it I will review. [ William  Oct 31, 2016 ]
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15 questions already asked

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Will this allow me to pay music off of a USB flash drive? How would I navigate through folders or can you only go to next/previous song? Would I lose steering wheel controls? I have an 05 Acura TL without navi if that matters
[ Ryan  Mar 17, 2019 ]
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So all this does is connect to your phone through Bluetooth so you can play your music. You can still use your volume on the steering wheel.
[ Radhames De La  Mar 22, 2019 ]
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I have only used the BT so far on my phone without fail. I have never tried the USB hookup, it just seems faster with the phone and google assistant, you can just tell your phone what to play, hope this helps.
[ Steven  Mar 22, 2019 ]
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Can I play music off of a USB flash drive loaded with music? Will the steering wheel controls still work? How is folder selection done?
[ Ryan  Mar 17, 2019 ]
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The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Mar 22, 2019 ]  Staff
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No you can't do any of that. I bought this for my Accord and the only thing that worked as far as steering wheel controls were the volume controls. You cant switch songs from radio, or steering wheel, it has to be all from the phone or device you're connected from. It's the worst Bluetooth device you can buy. It disconnects every 5 minutes and reconnects and doesn't want to work half the time. Stay far away from this. It was a waste of money.
[ Micah  Mar 17, 2019 ]
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Does this product works with my 2007 Acura TL S type with navigation system?
[ Ramon  Oct 24, 2018 ]
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I used it on my 11 honda pilot with navigation, I connected on the xmas output, works pretty good
[ Jorge  Oct 24, 2018 ]
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I have a XM portable radio i plug in to Aux now. If i use bluetooth(phone) and aux(xm radio) will one override the other? turn off the radio while phone is connected and vice versa?
[ David  Oct 21, 2018 ]
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If radio is on and you plug in aux it overrides the Bluetooth. Note if you leave aux plugged in and turn off radio the next time you turn on radio you will need to unplug aux cord and plug back in for it to work.
[ Jared  Oct 25, 2018 ]
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Do steering wheel controls for music playback (skip/repeat/previous track) work in Bluetooth mode?
[ Saami  May 13, 2018 ]
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The display on the radio changes, but does not control tracks.
[ Alan  May 14, 2018 ]
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Yes. They aren't perfect but good enough.
[ Jeff Corbin  May 14, 2018 ]
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I use a Pixel2 phone, and play downloaded music with the Amazon Music App through the Crux Bluetooth device installed in a 2004 Honda Accord. I do have steering wheel audio controls, but they do not work if the phone is sending music either via Bluetooth or via 3.5 mm jack. Therefore I have to select albums and tracks at the phone rather than from the steering wheel. The Crutchfield description says that you can control tracks, etc. only if the audio source is connected to the Crux device using the USB connection. However, I have not been able to get my Pixel2 phone to work at all with the USB connection to the Crux device. I don't know if the problem is my phone, or the Amazon Music App, or something wrong with the Crux device. I do have a 2018 Honda CRV which has USB input to the car's sound system. My Pixel2 and Amazon Music work perfectly in that car... I can control the who phone from the car's screen and/or steering wheel controls. So my phone definitely works with Android Auto App and a USB connection to a 2018 Honda car system. So something is not right about the USB connection between my phone and my Crux device.
[ Michael  May 13, 2018 ]
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Do steering wheel controls for music playback (skip/repeat/previous track) work in Bluetooth mode?
[ Saami  May 13, 2018 ]
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No the steering wheel controls do not work with this adapter.
[ DANIEL  May 14, 2018 ]
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Does this work if I don't have the steering wheel radio controls or the in dash 6 disc changer? Do those have anything to do with the 14-pin CD changer port? I have a 2007 Honda Accord - 4 cylinder if that helps. Is there any way to find out if I have a 14-pin CD changer without pulling the factory stereo out? Thanks!
[ Steph  Apr 25, 2018 ]
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If your factory stereo has CD changer controls, it would have buttons labeled "Disc +" & "Disc -". They would commonly be radio preset buttons 5 & 6. You do not have to have factory steering wheel radio controls to use the adapter. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Ryan  May 04, 2018 ]  Staff
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Will this work if my car does not have a CD-changer?
[ B  Nov 11, 2017 ]
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Yes it plugs in the same spot as the Optional CD Changer would
[ Gordon  Nov 11, 2017 ]
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The 2004 Accord that I installed it in does not have a CD changer and this device works perfectly fine.
[ DAVID  Nov 11, 2017 ]
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yes it could work, if it is a honda factory radio
[ Jorge  Nov 11, 2017 ]
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I can't get the Bluetooth to work. I keep hitting cd button but it doesn't do anything. How do I fix this?
[ Jennifer  Aug 15, 2017 ]
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Tech Support is included with your purchase 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.
[ Kenny  Aug 15, 2017 ]  Staff
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will this device impact use of the current/stock Honda 3.5mm input port when installed?
[ Jon  Aug 04, 2017 ]
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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 your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Kenny  Aug 04, 2017 ]  Staff
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I see some comments from customers that they have lost Sirius/XM capability after installing this device. Is that to be expected or is there a way to maintain Satellite radio with installation of this device? 2005 Honda Accord LX Coupe
[ Arlen  Jan 11, 2017 ]
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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 your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Kenny  Jan 11, 2017 ]  Staff
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What microphone is this using to support the calls? Are you still reliant on the phone mic? I don't see anything about that.
[ Jacqueline  Dec 30, 2016 ]
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There is not a separate mic that comes with this Crux Bluetooth adapter. It does rely on the mic in the phone being connected. The BTS-HN2 does include a nice, magnetic phone holder that allows for hands free phone use without requiring any permanent installation.
[ William G.  Jan 01, 2017 ]
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Will this system work if the CD player is not functioning on my accord 07? Part of the reason Im looking for this BT addition is because my CD player will no longer turns on and all Im left with is FM radio. However, watching youtube installation videos, it sounds like I may need the CD player function/buttons to turn on or use this BT set?
[ lauren  Dec 21, 2016 ]
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If the CD/AUX button does not work then this unit may not work, however if the malfunction is not the button itself the unit will work. Also be sure your car has the 14 pin connector on the back or bottom of the stereo. If you suspect it is the button you can always get an fm transmitter Bluetooth receiver that will broadcast to your fm stereo,you will suffer a little sound quality but it's very simple to use and does not require disassembly of your dash. I hope this helps, good luck Lauren!
[ DANIEL  Dec 21, 2016 ]
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Does this allow you to keep using you stock CD changer or does it replace that option?
[ bobbyj  Dec 14, 2016 ]
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After you install this, you can no longer use the factory CD changer.
[ Subramanian  Jan 01, 2017 ]
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No my cds are not working now
[ Dipesh  Dec 17, 2016 ]
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The in-dash CD changer is still able to be used. Apparently there was an optional CD changer that just plugged into the bottom of the factory stereo (why anyone would need that many discs is beyond me). To switch between the Bluetooth and in-dash CD changer just hit the CD/Aux button, just like switching from AM/FM bands.
[ William  Dec 14, 2016 ]
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Yes, The stock CD changer is not affected and works perfectly with the Bluetooth interface
[ Jeffrey  Dec 14, 2016 ]
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If You Have The CD Changer it would have to be Disconnected,The In Dash CD will still work
[ Gordon  Dec 14, 2016 ]
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I installed it on my stock radio in my Honda Accord '07. It's a great choice for adding Bluetooth, USB, and AUX capabilities to your stock radio if it doesn't have them already. It integrates seamlessly.
[ Patrick  Dec 14, 2016 ]
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For our 2008 Honda Fit it uses the only port available for the CD changer, so you can't use botg. But it may be possible depending on your make and midel. Recommend calling Crutchfield and inquire. They're great folks to deal with.
[ John  Dec 14, 2016 ]
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I dont use cds anymore but i dont see why it would interfere with it. The port that this goes into was being used by sirius xm radio so I did lose that but installing this bluetooth device is much more useful to me anyhow.
[ ajmal  Dec 14, 2016 ]
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Will this work with a 2007 Accord EX with a 6-CD in-dash player/changer?
[ Bhavesh  Oct 08, 2016 ]
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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 your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Kenny  Oct 08, 2016 ]  Staff
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