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Crux BTS-TY1 Bluetooth® Interface

Stream music through the factory radio in select 1998-11 Toyota vehicles

Item # 249BTSTY1

Crux's BTS-TY1 adapter allows you to add Bluetooth streaming to the factory radio of your Toyota.

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Crux's BTS-TY1 adapter allows you to add Bluetooth streaming to the factory radio of your Toyota.

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About the Crux BTS-TY1 Bluetooth® Interface

Crux BTS-TY1

Crux's BTS-TY1 adapter allows you to add Bluetooth streaming to the factory radio of your Toyota. 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-TY1 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.

Crux BTS-TY1

Crux's BTS-TY1 adapter allows you to add Bluetooth streaming to the factory radio of your Toyota. 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-TY1 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.

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Product highlights:

  • stream audio through your Toyota'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-TY1

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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Crutchfield customer from Stevenson, WA on 7/28/2019

2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder

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This works great! I was able to install it in my 2002 MR2 Spyder without removing the stereo. I just reached behind the headunit on the passenger side and plugged it in to the empty slot on the lower right side. Plug and Play! Stock radio with bluetooth and aux. Perfect.

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Crutchfield customer from Berkeley Lake, GA on 3/14/2019

2004 Toyota Tacoma

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Toyota Tacoma 2004, the unit plugged directly into the open port that supports the optional multi-disk changer. Easy install, I am only using the Bluetooth functionality at the moment, and it works great, music plays perfectly clear at high volume. Great upgrade, I have been suffering too long with a couple of FM Bluetooth transmitter, which had low volume, lots of static and cluttered up the console, should have installed the Crux BT interface years ago.

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Works great and easy install...

Derek from Lehi, UT on 10/16/2018

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This is a great product. When it connects to your phone it actually states in a pleasant woman's voice "Connected to CRUX Bluetooth." I actually know it's connected. It was very easy to install. Actually, I don't know that but my 16 year old son installed it in our 2001 Camry (6-Disc in dash changer) by himself while I was out of town.

Pros: Solid, static free bluetooth connection. Have not tried USB or AUX connections.

Cons: Like other users have stated, it can't interface with head unit buttons to control phone.

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Radhames from Muhlenberg, PA on 12/25/2017

2002 Toyota 4Runner

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This product works good. I purchased one for my wife and after seeing how well it worked on her 06 MDX, I got one for my 02 4Runner. It's the best way you can add Bluetooth music and keep the factory radio. Connects automatically every time you start your car if you have your phone on you (we have iPhones, so I don't know how it works with other brands).

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Crutchfield customer from Rocky Mount, NC on 10/26/2017

2001 Toyota Celica GT

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Works great and was easy to install. I just wish the stereo controls to skip a track worked over bluetooth especially since it wasn't clear in the description they only work with a usb device.

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Great for stock radios

Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 10/12/2017

2004 Toyota Tacoma

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Very easy install into my 2004 Tacoma. Pairs with my iPhone at startup. Couldn't be happier.

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Our car has leapt into the future!

TaMarra from Los Angeles, CA on 9/3/2017

2001 Toyota Celica GT

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This product is great! Installed in a 2001 Toyota Celica GT with a Phillips head screwdriver in a short amount of time. Music sounds great! We havent figured out how to project calls over the stereo but we bought it to play iTunes and Apple Music. Thrilled!

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Jose from Oxnard, CA on 8/17/2017

2005 Scion xA

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I received this product in excellent condition today. Great packaging job and protected. The Bluetooth adapter was not recognize by my factory stereo. I cycled to power a couple times and double checked the connections but I could not get the stereo to even "see" the unit. Will try again tomorrow but if can't get working will have to return and get a new head unit. I like the factory look but need Bluetooth and aux connections

Pros: Easy connections

Cons: Not recognized by stock factory radio

Crutchfield response on 8/21/2017
Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Jose to help him further. We'll either help him get the adapter working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Crutchfield customer from Waterford, MI on 5/29/2017

1998 Toyota 4Runner

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Works and sounds great. Took me about 45 minutes to install.

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Great product

Luke from San Jose, CA on 3/7/2017

2003 Toyota Camry

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Great product, it was really easy to install

Pros: Sound quality is good, easy to install

Cons: When you pair automatically, the ladies voice "Crux Bluetooth connected" can be a little loud and make you jump

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Crutchfield customer from San Anselmo, CA on 12/22/2016

1998 Toyota Land Cruiser

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good instructions, easy to install. Sound quality very good, equal to the CD player. Now I have iTunes & tune-in radio on my 98 Toyota Landcruiser. I should have done this sooner!.

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Features

Add-On Bluetooth/USB/Aux Interface Adapter: The Crux BeeLine series BTS-TY1 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 Toyota vehicles.

Vehicle Compatibility: The Crux BeeLine series BTS-TY1 is compatible with select 1998-2011 Toyota vehicles that feature a factory radio with a 12-pin CD changer port.

Make Model Year
Toyota 4 Runner 1998-2002
Avalon 1998-2002
Camry 1998-2004
Camry Solara 1999-2003
Celica 1998-2002
Corolla 1998-2004
Highlander 2001-2003
Land Cruiser 1998-2001
MR2 2998-2004
Rav4 1998-2011
Sequoia 2000-2002
Sienna 1998-2002
Tacoma 1998-2004
Tundra 2000-2002

Notes:

  • Factory radio must have a 12-pin CD changer port.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an external factory CD-changer, it must be disconnected.

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-TY1 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-TY1 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-TY1 features an attached 30" harness which plugs into the 12-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 12-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-TY1 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-TY1. Instead, the BTS-TY1 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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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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I don't want to replace the old stereo but I'm sick of listening to my phone through a cassette adaptor [ B  Jan 07, 2019 ]
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$$$$ and free shipping [ Alton  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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price, compatibility, functionality [ Thomas Huslin  Jul 04, 2018 ]
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I'm looking to add bluetooth to stream music to (not phone calls) to my 2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner with factory stereo. This looked like a good choice and it says it will fit my vehicle. [ Manuel  Dec 12, 2017 ]
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I have it in my 2006 Tundra and it works well. I just got a 2004 truck and I was happy to see there was a Crux option for that Model/Year. [ Kevin  Oct 26, 2017 ]
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Updating the technology in my car using the simplest, cleanest, and most compatible way. [ Leonardo  Jul 19, 2017 ]
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I didn't want to replace the oem stereo in my truck. Not a fan of the radio tuners for bluetooth either. Figured this would net me the best audio quality without the need of replacing the head unit. [ Lance  Jun 20, 2017 ]
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I wanted Bluetooth capability without replacing the factory stereo [ Michael  Jun 06, 2017 ]
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To get Bluetooth, USB audio (no phone) for my 2001 Avalon with JBL (made by Delco) stereo. This is my 2nd one unit. I just installed the first one today and it did not work correctly. It got power (USB stick lit up, iPod was charging), but no audio to the stereo. Also LED light on the unit did not light up (nothing in guide specified if it should do so). Hopefully this one works. Install was not particularly difficult. I used plastic tool to separate dash. Top vents were harder. [ Steve  Feb 19, 2017 ]
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4 questions already asked

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Would this work for a 2003 LX470 with nav head unit?
[ C  Dec 14, 2018 ]
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Crux may have one for your car but you have to check the compatibility list to see if your vehicle's in it. This worked in my 01 RAV 4 with stock tape/CD head unit. You can see now why I bought this.
[ charles  Dec 15, 2018 ]
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I purchased this for my 2003 Toyota Tacoma w Factory Stereo. Works fantastic. I cannot tell you if it will fit your model. Contact Crutchfield for that answer. Good Luck!
[ BARRY  Dec 14, 2018 ]
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Does this unit work with phone calls?
[ Justin  Nov 23, 2017 ]
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No this unit does not work with phone calls. It works with Music and Video.
[ Noah  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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No but there is a similar unit that does. Looks the same but has a mic.
[ Glenn Reid  Nov 23, 2017 ]
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Once this device is installed to the Toyota factory CD player, can you still play a music CD in the CD player?
[ Michael  Dec 28, 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  Dec 28, 2016 ]  Staff
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Is this device tested by Crutchfield to check if it produces hiss sound in the background when 3.5" line is connected to phone?
[ Anil  Sep 08, 2016 ]
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At this time we're not aware of any "hissing" sounds in the background when using the 3.5mm input to connect an external audio device. I hope that helps! My bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159
[ Larry  Sep 13, 2016 ]  Staff

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