About the Crux BTS-HN2 Bluetooth® Interface
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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.
- 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
This product works as intended and sounds great. I had an AM transmitter style Bluetooth that worked but it lacked the power the factory head unit could actually put out and also had a bit of static. This sounds awesome and sounds like it came with the car.
Tony from Lexington, KY
If I keep a 3.5mm extension cable plugged into the adapter (so I can hide the adapter), can I still use the Bluetooth?
Yes, that will work fine.
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More details on the Crux BTS-HN2 Bluetooth® Interface
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.
- 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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