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Crux BTS-TY2 Bluetooth® Interface

Stream music through the factory radio in select 2003-10 Scion and Toyota vehicles

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About the Crux BTS-TY2 Bluetooth® Interface

Crux BTS-TY2

Crux's BTS-TY2 adapter allows you to add Bluetooth streaming to the factory radio in 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-TY2 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 Toyota's factory radio
  • playback of music on USB memory device 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-TY2

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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Add-On Bluetooth/USB/Aux Interface Adapter: The Crux BeeLine series BTS-TY2 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 & Scion vehicles.

Vehicle Compatibility: The Crux BeeLine series BTS-TY2 is compatible with select 2003-2010 Toyota & Scion vehicles that feature a factory radio with a 12-pin CD changer port.

Make Model Year
Toyota 4Runner 2003-2008
Avalon 2003-2008
Camry 2005-2008
Camry Solara 2003-2006
Celica 2003-2008
Corolla 2005-2008
FJ Cruiser 2007-2010
Highlander 2004-2008
Land Cruiser 2003-2008
Matrix 2005-2008
MR2 2003-2005
Sequoia 2003-2008
Sienna 2004-2008
Tacoma 2005-2008
Tundra 2003-2008
Yaris 2007-2008
Scion tC 2004-2008
xA 2003-2008
xB 2003-2008


  • 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-TY2 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-TY2 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-TY2 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-TY2 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-TY2. Instead, the BTS-TY2 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

Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
Bought one for my last truck and loved it. Upgrading for the new one. [ Spencer  Aug 11, 2019 ]
Wanted Bluetooth audio without having to replace the factory head unit [ Kristopher  Jul 14, 2019 ]
wanted bluetooth without changing my headunit [ D  Mar 26, 2019 ]
It is as cool as I am. [ Douglas  Mar 04, 2019 ]
For my 2006 Toyota Highlander. [ J  Feb 18, 2019 ]
Reviews posted for comparable vehicle [ kevin  Feb 08, 2019 ]
Need to get my Son's 2005 Scion XA to connect to iPhone. [ Eric  Dec 17, 2018 ]
Modernizing my car audio for my daughter [ Gregory  Dec 12, 2018 ]
Pricing [ Fabian  Nov 04, 2018 ]
Hopeful it is compatible with Toyota Avalon with JBL/NAV [ james  Aug 29, 2018 ]
tired of the wires and replacing them. the cables I need are nearly extinct [ W  Aug 03, 2018 ]
It appears to be easy to install and is "plug and play." [ Peter  May 22, 2018 ]
to make my car bluetooth [ Zachary  Feb 21, 2017 ]
Features of this device fit what I am looking for. [ Peter  Feb 17, 2017 ]
My car doesn't come equipped with usb, auxiliary and bluetooth connectivity! So i have to buy and after market [ Gustavo  Feb 10, 2017 ]
This appears to be a simple, inexpensive way to upgrade my daughter's car stereo. She is in college and I was reluctant to purchase her a replacement stereo with new features due to the possibility of theft. This will allow her to play her smartphone music through her car stereo and still keep the stock radio. [ Alan  Dec 28, 2016 ]
Adding aux and Bluetooth input to my 2005 Toyota Sienna for calls and music from my phone [ Barak  Dec 08, 2016 ]
Looking for simple bluetooth integration into existing factory radio. Biggest concerns are sound quality, which isn't hard to improve coming from cassette adapter (hello 2003), and ease of use. Hoping for the best! [ Bryan  Dec 01, 2016 ]
I really wanted to keep my factory setup. I was looking for a Bluetooth setup so I can listen to Spotify and Podcasts with replacing the whole setup. Hopefully this does the trick. [ Leife  Nov 08, 2016 ]
The cassette aux adapter that I have is failing and the car doesn't have an aux port or Bluetooth, so I decided to replace the cassette adapter with something more modern. [ ANTHONY  Sep 12, 2016 ]

10 questions already asked

What are the dimensions of the unit (the box not the cable)?
[ Neil  Dec 20, 2018 ]
2 answers
2x4inch works great!
[ Criss  Jan 05, 2019 ]
Rather small kinda like 1.5 or smaller by 4 inches givenor take.
[ Justin  Dec 27, 2018 ]
Hello, would this item help me skip my music track from my radio? Skip a song? Or would i have to get my phone and hit skip?
[ Jayhay1  Nov 07, 2018 ]
2 answers
I have this hooked up in a 2003 Toyota 4runner and all it does is allow the connection vie bluetooth. I can use the skip function on my radio to skip songs on my phone. It may depend on your radio if you can or not.
[ Neal  Nov 07, 2018 ]
Sadly I don't recall. I sold the vehicle I put this in.
[ Aaron  Nov 07, 2018 ]
Is there a way to turn off the unit's voice saying "Crux bluetooth connected" when the phone connects?
[ Sean  Jul 14, 2018 ]
2 answers
Unfortunately you can't. This model is designed to alert you whenever the system connects to blue tooth.
[ REGINALD  Jul 15, 2018 ]
Not that I know of.
[ Thomas  Jul 14, 2018 ]
Does this work with steering wheel controls?
[ W  Jun 05, 2018 ]
3 answers
Your volume controls will work fine, but you cannot advance or rewind music with the steering wheel controls.
[ Thomas  Jun 05, 2018 ]
Yes and No. For MP3 playback, the controls still work, for bluetooth audio they don't have track controls. The controls still allow switching between inputs and volume.
[ Brian  Jun 05, 2018 ]
All this does is connect your Bluetooth device (or usb jump drive) to your car. The car picks it up as if it's playing a cd. So it has whatever controls a cd would have in your car. In my tundra, it won't skip a song or select it or anything like that but I can turn the volume up and down with the steering wheel.
[ Robin  Jun 05, 2018 ]
I have a 2004 Toyota 4Runner with JBL audio. What does RDS mean and how do I know if it has it or not?
[ Jimmy  Oct 12, 2017 ]
2 answers
RDS stands for Radio Data System and is a service provided by radio stations where additional information besides the audible station broadcast is transmitted and can be processed by RDS compatible radios. If your car stereo has it, you should see a button labeled or see the option in your settings menu.
[ Eduardo  Oct 13, 2017 ]
Don't buy it. I bought for my Tundra and it constantly disconnects. I tried to get a refund but they wanted me I uninstall I said no.
[ clint  Oct 12, 2017 ]
will this adapter let me talk on the phone hands free, using the phones mic and vehicles speaker?
[ Jharbor  Feb 16, 2017 ]
7 answers
No, it does not. While streaming music and a call comes in, the music is paused and the call is answered through your phone.
[ Eduardo  Feb 19, 2017 ]
Yes.. if youre connected through the aux port.. but if its through bluetooth then it wont work.
[ Jaime  Feb 18, 2017 ]
Yes it should once it connects and you have Bluetooth.
[ REGINALD  Feb 17, 2017 ]
No it does not. Just lets you steam music from Bluetooth device.
[ Christopher  Feb 17, 2017 ]
I haven't actually tried this, but I assume it depends on your phone. If your phone has a option to route the sound of phone calls to a bluetooth device like any other app then I think it would work. This adapter does not have any specific functionality for phone calls though.
[ Robin  Feb 17, 2017 ]
Technically, yes-- it registers as an audio output device rather than a headset so the phone's mic is still active. That being said, the only way my people don't complain about my phone mic is when it's righ up near my face. So for me, I would recommend buying the other Bluetooth adapter that has mic included.
[ cliff  Feb 17, 2017 ]
Yes it works fine with my Samsung Note 5 like that. Good sound quality.
[ Patrick  Feb 17, 2017 ]
Will this work for a 2006 Toyota Tundra Limited double cab with factory E7006 single CD/Nav JBL system? According to the advisor filled out it will. The is a 12 pin CD changer port but nothing plugged in currently. "DISC" button only plays the single CD build into the system.
[ Tundra06Crutch  Dec 18, 2016 ]
1 answer
For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will integrate and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Kenny  Dec 19, 2016 ]  Staff
Does the sound come from all speakers or just the front?
[ Heidi  Dec 03, 2016 ]
1 answer
This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation.
[ Kenny  Dec 03, 2016 ]  Staff
Looking for Bluetooth unit with hands free phone and music?
[ David  Sep 13, 2016 ]
1 answer
We'll need more info on your specific vehicle and trim package to help you with that David. For the fastest possible service, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: I hope that helps. My Bio:
[ Ryan  Sep 17, 2016 ]  Staff
Do you have a instruction video that I can watch before purchasing?
[ David  Sep 13, 2016 ]
1 answer
There is no video but you can view the CRUX manual by clicking the link for it under the "What's in the Box?" heading on the adapter's main webpage. Keep in mind; we also provide lifetime tech support with every purchase so you can always call with any problems or questions: I hope that helps. My Bio:
[ Ryan  Sep 17, 2016 ]  Staff

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