About the Crux BTS-MZ1 Bluetooth® Interface
Crux's BTS-MZ1 adapter allows you to add Bluetooth streaming to the factory radio in your Mazda. Now you can stream audio without having to replace your radio, and even hear navigation app voice prompts through your car's speakers. The BTS-MZ1 also features a USB port for music playback which you can control through your radio or with 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.
Installation Notes: Your Mazda radio must have a 16-pin CD changer port, and you'll need to disconnect your Mazda CD changer (if equipped). This adapter won't work in vehicles with DVD navigation or a Mazda rear-view camera.
The 2005 Mazda RX8 must have factory radio version 9.55b (see the Details tab).
- stream audio through your Mazda's factory radio
- USB music playback with controls via radio panel or steering wheel controls
- 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-MZ1
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 details on the Crux BTS-MZ1 Bluetooth® Interface
Add-On Bluetooth/USB/Aux Interface Adapter: The Crux BeeLine series BTS-MZ1 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 Mazda vehicles.
Vehicle Compatibility: The Crux BeeLine series BTS-MZ1 is compatible with select 2001-2005 Mazda vehicles that feature a factory radio with a 16-pin CD changer port.
- Factory radio must have a 16-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.
- *The 2005 Mazda RX8 must have factory radio version 9.55.
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-MZ1 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/Folder 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-MZ1 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-MZ1 features an attached 30" harness which plugs into the 16-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 16-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-MZ1 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-MZ1. Instead, the BTS-MZ1 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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