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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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Nice Unit

Crutchfield customer from Reno, NV on 6/6/2019

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Love it, sounds great and was easy to install with some help from Crutchfield. I also thought the price was reasonable for what you get. I like the little magnetic holder, use I for my IPhone.

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It works

Crutchfield customer from Orange, CA on 5/17/2019

2004 Scion xB

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It works as described, but the volume of sound through Bluetooth or auxiliary input is significantly lower than the stereo

Pros: It works as described

Cons: Volume is lower in Bluetooth/aux mode

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Crutchfield customer from Red Oak, TX on 4/6/2019

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Mostly satisfied with this in my 05 Tacoma. No major issues just a few inconveniences. Had it for a few weeks now and one time out of countless starts it didn't turn on, could have been my truck for all I know. Aux cable won't doesn't seem to work and Spotify is hit and miss playing first try.

Pros: High fidelity sound compared to parts store Bluetooth options

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Plug and Play, Easy Installation.

Luke from Lynchburg, VA on 4/4/2019

2006 Toyota Corolla

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Plug and play accessory. CD's are basically an antiquated technology, so the use of this rendering the CD player unusable is a moot point. The volume does dip slightly from the FM stations when switching over, but if you're planning on banging a system in a 10+ year old car, then your priorities are out of line. This product allows for the streaming of music and GPS while driving. Phone calls will not work, but that's fine. This is a much better alternative than buying a few hundred dollar double din to replace the factory one.

Pros: Easy toinstall, good value for money, no expertise required.

Cons: None

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Crux BTS-TY2 Bluetooth® Interface

Crutchfield customer from Astoria, OR on 3/16/2019

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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5 stars for the Bluetooth, works great on 2008 Tacoma double cab. You have to have the stereo on/Cd1 for the charging port to work. This feature is a little annoying but it means that the device is off when the stereo is off. Easy to fit, make sure you have the built in 6disc changer and the spare port allows you to use your CDs and blue tooth. All controls (except volume)have to be done at the phone which is why I gave it 4 stars. Otherwise great product and good price.

Pros: Easy install, works well

Cons: No steering wheel controls functionality. Charger only works when radio selected to cd1

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Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 3/1/2019

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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This unit was easy to install with the provided instructions from Crutchfield on a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. I wired a USB and aux input panel jacks into the unit and this is very convenient for playing music from any source with 3.5mm jack, from a USB stick, or from Bluetooth. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because the Crux plays mp3s from the Bluetooth in the order they were copied to the drive instead of alphabetical order. I found some software that can be used to like SD Sorter.

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Crux saved me lot of money

Crutchfield customer from Oregon City, OR on 2/13/2019

2003 Toyota Sequoia

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Crux saved me literally $1000. I listen lot of music thru my iPhone I do long travel I also listen audio books. I was going to spend about $1000 to buy a new stereo system with Bluetooth . Then I found out even you buy that system you have to get it update every time apple updates their software. So for me big hassle. Also it's not a free service either. Top of that you have to get a new stereo system every few years because they get absolute. Anyway I'm really happy with crux bluetooth. It works very good and very east to install.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Not found yet

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Crutchfield customer from Erie, CO on 1/30/2019

2006 Toyota Corolla

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Easy to install, works perfectly. Great buy.

Pros: Easy installation into 2006 TOYOTA CORROLLA.

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Crux BTS-TY2 Bluetooth® Interface

Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 1/28/2019

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Excellent product. Easy install and great functionality.

Pros: Comes on automatically with the car and automatically pairs with devices that have added it.

Cons: None so far

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Simple install in corolla. works great!

Crutchfield customer from Baldwin, MD on 1/11/2019

2008 Toyota Corolla

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Installed in a 2008 corolla (with 6-disc in-dash cd changer). Installation required the removal of several dash panels, but it was surprisingly simple - I took my time and probably spent 45 minutes from start to finish - that includes watching an instructional video on youtube. I put the module in the glovebox and routed the cable through back of glovebox to back of stereo - super simple. Module and cable are hidden until you open the glovebox. The bluetooth works great!

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Easy install

Rick from Danville, KY on 11/26/2018

2004 Toyota 4Runner

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After I placed the order they emailed me 17 pages of instructions. I was nervous if I had gotten in over my head but the install was quite simple and most of the pages were not needed. 2004 Toyota 4Runner install 15 minutes with a Phillips screwdriver and a 10mm socket. Pros- easy install, good sound quality, adding Bluetooth to an older vehicle and learned how the interior panels remove from my Runner. Cons- none yet

Pros: Pros- easy install, good sound quality, adding Bluetooth to an older vehicle and learned how the interior panels remove from my Runner.

Cons: None yet

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The Bluetooth you've been waiting for

Ben from Indian Trail, NC on 10/29/2018

2007 Toyota 4Runner

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Finally got around to adding Bluetooth in my 2007 4runner SR5. Declined the option at the time when I bought it new, but in 07 Bluetooth was only being used for phone calling (not streaming music), which I didn't need. Been waiting for a good product with good reviews, easy install and a reasonable price. This product is the first one that has came along that meets all these criteria. Big thanks to those engineers who made it happen and Crutchfield who I've used for the past 22 years.

Pros: Easy install, plug and play, great sound, reliable connection.

Cons: Only one con, wish it displayed "Bluetooth" on factory stereo not CD 1_1. But you can have everything

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Crux BTS-TY2 Bluetooth® Interface

Tyrus from Milwaukee, WI on 10/10/2018

2006 Toyota Sequoia

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I chatted with an employee prior to purchasing this and was told it would work with my factory dvd player. Well it didn't. I ended up returning it and ordering the USA Spec BT45-TOY along with the needed cable to retain my factory DVD player. I only rated 1 star due to the wrong info. Otherwise the CRUX kit works incredibly well for the money. Just not what I needed.

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Crutchfield customer from Tampa, FL on 10/2/2018

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Works flawlessly in my 2006 Toyota Tacoma standard cab. Installed in minutes thanks to the excellent master sheets e-mail to me by Crutchfield with the paid invoice. I was able to place the device in the glove box and route the cable inside the dash to the factory stereo CD changer port. My son is a very happy person now that he can stream music from his iPhone to the factory stereo. I'm happy because the entire dash and radio appear un-altered. No issues pairing to an iPhone 8 to the device. I'm extremely happy with this purchase.

Pros: No need to alter the dashboard to fit an aftermarket stereo.

Cons: Cost more than some of the lower powered single DIN radios advertised on Crutchfield.

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KD757 from Newport News, VA on 8/31/2018

2006 Toyota Tundra

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Fast delivery. And easy installation

Pros: Easy installation and connects automatically when I turn the car on.

Cons: Does not capture phone calls

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Crux BTS-TY2 Bluetooth® Interface

Crutchfield customer from Union City, TN on 8/6/2018

2005 Toyota Tundra

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Works great and was very easy to install. Had it in a week with no issues.

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Scott from Myrtle Beach, SC on 7/30/2018

2005 Toyota Sienna

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Easy to install, volume is a little low on the Bluetooth but not low enough to matter. Definitely a solid purchase for the price.

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Simple works best.

Bill from Colorado Spgs, CO on 7/26/2018

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Great device! Works well with the stock radio. Worth the purchase. Install was easy.

Pros: Easy install No bells and whistles which means less to go wrong

Cons: Could use some steering wheel control adapter.

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Crutchfield customer from Washington, DC on 7/19/2018

2006 Toyota Highlander

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Work great for my 2006 Highlander hybrid. The instruction includes sections that need to be ignored.

Pros: Very useful installation instructions.

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Affordable upgrade

Crutchfield customer from South San Francisco, CA on 6/23/2018

2004 Toyota Sienna

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Works pretty much as marketed. But the USB port will only play music you write on to a USB drive, Not "any" device. Should make this clearer. Bluetooth function works well (volume output level on the low side), line-in is a useful backup, USB appears to charge devices attached. Cable to the Crux box is of marginal length, possibly restricting location. Need to make sure your factory unit has a 12-pin CD changer port, website info was not definitive to me.

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Crutchfield customer from Clearwater, FL on 6/4/2018

2008 Toyota 4Runner

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It was easy to install and gives blue tooth capability to my radio. It only took 15 minutes to install.

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Simple and Easy Install

Crutchfield customer from Erie, PA on 5/16/2018

2003 Toyota Tundra

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This works great! I was looking for a simple Bluetooth connection for the stock '03 Toyota Tundra radio in order to stream music from my phone. The phone connects automatically when the radio is turned on, and is very easy to use. The installation took about 5 minutes, and I was able to tuck the unit behind the dash.

Pros: Easy to install, and good sound.

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2005 Avalon; non-JBL system

Tony from San Francisco, CA on 4/17/2018

2005 Toyota Avalon

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Far, far better than the other two I tried, both Bluetooth and USB thumb drive with WMA music approach CD fidelity though need to turn volume up twice as high; not really an issue as noise level is beyond acceptable. I prefer the thumb drive because it requires less fuss with specific music/albums choices than my phone; nearly 50 folders of music on a 4gb drive. Nice! Most of the music sounds fantastic though I notice some transient "digitized noise" on a very few artists for some unknown reason not related to HVAC controls nor road bumpiness when using USB. Also, there is no random song selection via USB though it's very minor issue because I can use the steering wheel controls. Retains folder (next song) when restarting ignition. Purchased a "Y connector" to successfully retain functionality of the cassette deck plugged into Toyota/Panasonic head unit. I ran the wiring out below dash/console and keep the unit itself "sandwiched" between the driver's seat and center console, next to the seat belt connector. Price paid was cheaper than Amazon's and like supporting a quality company that's been around for a long time. Thank you Crutchfield!

Pros: Quick two day arrival, meticulously installed in about two hours. Seems well designed. Crossing fingers it will be reliable and withstand high temperatures in the summertime.

Cons: Nothing worth not purchasing this item. The sound is well worth it. Good job Crux.

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Easy and discreet

Blake from Minneapolis, MN on 4/2/2018

2006 Toyota Matrix

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Really great product. Easy install, and small enough to hide behind the dash, so there aren't wires running everywhere. Exactly what I wanted.

Pros: Easy installation, works great, small size

Cons: Can't use the CD player anymore, but that hardly counts as a con

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2005 Toyota Tundra - Great Addition to Factory Stereo!

Orin from Newnan, GA on 3/22/2018

2005 Toyota Tundra

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Product was easy to install and operate, took me about 15 min to install by removing 5 screw and 4 bolts. Love having 3.5mm aux and usb port on my factory radio. Installed this in the glove box for easy access and out of sight. Bluetooth is a breeze to connect with my Samsung Android phone or kids' iPhones.

Pros: Clean & Simple Installation. Works with 32 Gig USB.

Cons: None so far.

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2004 Toyota 4Runner JBL stereo w/ Crux BTS-TY2

Colin from Ft Lauderdale, FL on 3/11/2018

2004 Toyota 4Runner

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Installed this into a 2004 4Runner with JBL stereo. There wasn't a cd changer equipped in the car but the 12 pin connector was available. Took me about an hour to instal the unit. Just a few simple tools required. Sound is great and it connects to my android device pretty quickly. Didn't bother trying the aux or usb once I heard the bluetooth quality.

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Crux BTS-TY2 Bluetooth® Interface

Crutchfield customer from Grafton, WI on 3/8/2018

2005 Toyota 4Runner

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Works great on my 2005 4Runner with JBL stereo. It automatically connects when the car is started. Gets the job done.

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Taryn from Reston, VA on 2/14/2018

2008 Toyota Corolla

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I bought this to replace a radio-transmitter device that I used to play music in my car (2008 Corolla). Needless to say, the sound quality is MUCH better. My package came within two days of placing the order. The device was relatively easy to install, and I love that it connects instantly to my phone when I turn on the CD player. I haven't used the USB port yet, but that function isn't very important to me. The only way this could have been better would be if it came with more detailed instructions about removing the radio for installation, and some suggestions of how/where to mount the box (this is all easy to find online). Also, my phone was too heavy and my air vent too loose for the magnetic phone mount to work - it just fell off. Overall, I'm a very happy customer.

Pros: Great sound quality, quick installation

Cons: Phone mount accessory didn't work

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'08 Tundra Bluetooth audio adapter

Bill from Dripping Springs, TX on 10/22/2017

2008 Toyota Tundra

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I love this thing! If you have an older non Bluetooth audio radio this is perfect. Easy install, easy pairing works fine. The only downside is the audio on this device is lower than the rest of the inputs, even with the phone tirned all the way up. Pairs instantly when I stat the truck, and all the audio from the phone (Navigation, music, etc) goes through the radio (phone functions are retained by the factory Bluetooth). Exactly what I was looking for.

Pros: Easy install and pairing

Cons: Volume is a little low on this selection of the head unit.

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Awesome product

Evan from Franklin, PA on 9/16/2017

2003 Toyota Sequoia

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If you're looking to just play Bluetooth through your old factory radio, this is what you want. It's simple. It took me 5 minutes to install. I haven't used the aux cable or the USB but the Bluetooth works fantastically. It's a little bit more quiet than a CD or radio but I have plenty of volume left to Crank It Up. You can't control it from your CD player or your steering wheel controls in my vehicle, you have to control it from your phone. But mine came with a magnetic phone mount and it's right beside my CD player. Awesome product and I'm super happy! Feels good to be in the 21st century!!

Pros: Good sound Three different ways to connect Super easy install

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Good for music

Sloan from Little Rock, AR on 9/12/2017

2005 Toyota Sequoia

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It streams music really well and always made a connection to my phone when I first got in the car. You can't use the USB for charging and Bluetooth at the same time. The music skips constantly if you do. As long as you are playing music it stays connected. When I stopped playing music it would disconnect and then reconnect. This would happen repeatedly while driving, which wouldn't be so bad except that it announces it over the speakers. Crux Bluetooth disconnected....Crux Bluetooth connected. It seemlessly switched to Aux input when I plugged in a cable to the headphone type jack. It did not try to play the audio from a phone call, which I appreciated. The buttons on the radio are not functional for changing tracks. Overall I'd say I'm glad I bought it at this price point.

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Very Dissapointed

Mike from Huntingdon Valley, PA on 5/31/2017

2006 Toyota Avalon

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Not working at all on 2006 Toyota Avalon w/ JBL, navigation system, and 6-disc CD changer. Pull down menus on Crutchfield website indicated it was compatible with my system. Followed installation exactly. Head unit said "No CD" and the blue LED light on the BTS-TY2 never lit up. Plugging 12-pin CD changer back in worked as normal, so it's clear I had the correct connector location.

Pros: None

Cons: Simply does not work

Crutchfield response on 6/6/2017
Mike contacted us and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Crux BTS-TY2 Bluetooth® Interface

Chris from Salida, CO on 5/13/2017

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Works for streaming Bluetooth music, but it disconnects a lot, and you cannot control anything from factory stereo but volume, not as good as newer built in factory Bluetooth but better than radio or cd's. Super easy install on 2007 Tacoma with jbl

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Disconnects often, no device control thru factory stereo

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Crux BTS-TY2 Bluetooth® Interface

Crutchfield customer from California on 4/22/2017

2005 Toyota Corolla

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Very low volume on bluetooth !!!!

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Crutchfield response on 4/24/2017
Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Does NOT work with 2004 Toyota Highlander Limited + JBL audio and Nav

TYLER from Burbank, CA on 3/10/2017

2004 Toyota Highlander

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This does NOT work the 2004 Toyota Highlander Limited with JBL audio and Navigation. Despite Crutchfield's website saying that it is, even verifying the JBL audio and Navigation, it is NOT compatible. When you unplug the factory 12-pin connector and plug in the Crux BTS-TY2, it knocks the entire computer system that controls navigation, audio, and AC controls. An error comes up that says, "check external system". However, despite knocking out the entire system, once plugged in the Bluetooth connection works. Hooray. So it's a trade off, have access to air conditioning, navigation, and every other essential on-screen menu, or bluetooth.

Pros: I'm sure there are some for the vehicles it's compatible with.

Cons: It's not compatible with the 2004 Toyota Highlander Limited with JBL audio and navigation, despite Crutchfield saying that it is.

Crutchfield response on 3/14/2017
Tyler, whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return or exchange within 60 days of purchase. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Best for the money

Robin from Austin, TX on 2/12/2017

2008 Toyota Tundra

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This unit is, as far as I can tell, the only one like it on the market. It's definitely the most cost effective if all you need is the ability to play music. I installed it on my 2008 Tundra which already has Bluetooth for phone calls set up, but didn't have music functionality. It's super easy to install and set up straight forward, except the product info is misleading and I wish I had known about these things before I bought it.

Pros: Overall, I would recommend this unit compared to the others on the market, assuming you are aware of the two cons.

Cons: The product info leads you to believe it will work with your phone plugged in to the USB. It will not play sound through the phone plugged into the USB, but it will charge the phone through it. However, if you plug your phone in to charge it through the USB, it turns the unit to "usb mode" and disconnects it from Bluetooth. So, the USB (and aux I'm assuming) is essentially useless for the purposes of streaming sound in your Toyota with your phone. The other thing it doesn't tell you until yo

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Not great.

Clint from Urbana, IL on 1/29/2017

2008 Toyota Tundra

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It disconnects often! Almost not worth it. Someone needs to contact me about the product unreliability.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Disconnects often.

Crutchfield response on 1/31/2017
Clint, we forwarded your review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. They'll either help you get the interface working the way it should, or help you return it for an exchange or refund. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Didn't work with 2004 4Runner w/ JBL/navigation/changer

Scott from CO on 1/28/2017

2007 Honda Pilot

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No sign of life with 2 different BTS-TY2 units on 2004 Toyota 4Runner w/ JBL, navigation system, and 6-disc CD changer. Pull down menus on Crutchfield website indicated it was compatible with my system. Followed installation exactly (including disconnecting battery). Head unit said "No CD" and the blue LED light on the BTS-TY2 never lit up. Plugging 12-pin CD changer back in worked as normal, so it's clear I had the correct connector location.

Pros: None

Cons: Didn't work

Crutchfield response on 1/31/2017
Scott, we're sorry you had issues with your interface. If the problem continues with the new one we're sending you, please just reach back out to our tech support team. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Waste of time

Crutchfield customer from CO on 1/2/2017

2006 Toyota Tundra

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Does not work with Toyota Tundra 2006 with navigation and JBL. Slow shipping and a Crutchfield "expert" confirmed it would work with my vehicle before purchase. Waste of time and money.

Pros: None

Cons: Does not work

Crutchfield response on 1/19/2017
One of our Tech Support gurus, Cris, followed up with this customer. He let him know that this Crux Bluetooth adapter does work with the Tundra, providing the Tundra has the 12-pin CD changer port on the original factory stereo.

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Easy to install, very nice streaming audio

David from Huntsville, AL on 1/1/2017

2008 Toyota Tundra

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This was a surprisingly good gadget. I installed this on my wife's 2008 Toyota Sienna Limited w/JBL and Nav. The van already had phone bluetooth (factory) so I wanted to add the ability to stream from her cell phone. From reading the directions (you replace an existing 21-pin cable with one that comes with the interface) one could imply that the radio loses the capability to play CDs. It does not lose that capability. Everything works just fine. She is very happy, no more 3.5mm cables to lug around. Her cell phone automatically pairs with both the Toyota phone bluetooth and the Crux bluetooth interface. It took longer to take the trim off and the radio out than to install the interface. The only downer (and it's very small) is that the USB and 3.5mm that are built into the interface are not being used. The Sienna already has a 3.5mm connector on the dash, and I already have enough USB power outlets. Nice problem to have! Overall I'm very pleased...well worth getting this!

Pros: automatically pairs, easy to install, no loss to existing (factory) stereo capability

Cons: none that I can think of. I wish Crux made full bluetooth (phone / streaming) for vehicles

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Crux BTS-TY2 Bluetooth® Interface

Crutchfield customer from Wyoming on 12/2/2016

2004 Toyota Tundra

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Works good besides have to unplug the aux cord and plug back in everytime start vehicle. Other than that Bluetooth works good

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MP3 player

Paul from Las Cruces, NM on 11/21/2016

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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This product works great and in cheap solution to the repair needed on the bad CD player.

Pros: This product works great and in cheap solution to the repair needed on the bad CD player.

Cons: Switches songs when starting truck and turning ignition on.

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Does not fit 2003 Avalon with JBL

Drew from Madison, AL on 11/13/2016

2003 Toyota Avalon

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Unable to rate. Crutchfield drills down to it. I ordered it but it does not fit 2003 Avalon with JBL sound system as the the plug is wrong. The AD-9600 radio/cd player/tape player does have an AUX CD port, but it is the 7x5 type. Must return. The Crux BTS-TY1 has the correct plug, but it does not appear to work from the unit I tried. I could see the adapter on Bluetooth, but the head unit did not recognize it.

Pros: Price

Cons: No joy

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Crux BTS-TY2 Bluetooth® Interface

Miguel from California on 10/19/2016

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Very easy to set up, just plug and play. Only things I dislike is the voice everytime it starts up and that I can't change tracks via Bluetooth.

Pros: Price, and easy to install.

Cons: Does not control tracks via Bluetooth.

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Crux BTS-TY2 Bluetooth® Interface

Crutchfield customer from Yuba City, Ca on 10/14/2016

2006 Toyota Matrix

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Easy to install and works great. I haven't had any issues with the products, the Bluetooth always connects quickly and it's great to have the aux input as an option too.

Pros: Compact and easy to install Great audio Led indicator for Bluetooth

Cons:

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Best plug and play adapter

Adam from Oxnard, CA on 9/25/2016

2005 Toyota Tundra

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Bluetooth adapter works great easy to install just plug and play. It took longer to take off the 9 screws for my dash and radio than just literally plugging in the Bluetooth adapter to my factory radio.

Pros: Super easy

Cons: None

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More details on the Crux BTS-TY2 Bluetooth® Interface

Stacey B.

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Features

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

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-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

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Bought one for my last truck and loved it. Upgrading for the new one. [ Spencer  Aug 11, 2019 ]
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Wanted Bluetooth audio without having to replace the factory head unit [ Kristopher  Jul 14, 2019 ]
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wanted bluetooth without changing my headunit [ D  Mar 26, 2019 ]
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It is as cool as I am. [ Douglas  Mar 04, 2019 ]
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For my 2006 Toyota Highlander. [ J  Feb 18, 2019 ]
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Reviews posted for comparable vehicle [ kevin  Feb 08, 2019 ]
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Need to get my Son's 2005 Scion XA to connect to iPhone. [ Eric  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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Modernizing my car audio for my daughter [ Gregory  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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Pricing [ Fabian  Nov 04, 2018 ]
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Hopeful it is compatible with Toyota Avalon with JBL/NAV [ james  Aug 29, 2018 ]
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tired of the wires and replacing them. the cables I need are nearly extinct [ W  Aug 03, 2018 ]
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It appears to be easy to install and is "plug and play." [ Peter  May 22, 2018 ]
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to make my car bluetooth [ Zachary  Feb 21, 2017 ]
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Features of this device fit what I am looking for. [ Peter  Feb 17, 2017 ]
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My car doesn't come equipped with usb, auxiliary and bluetooth connectivity! So i have to buy and after market [ Gustavo  Feb 10, 2017 ]
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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 ]
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Adding aux and Bluetooth input to my 2005 Toyota Sienna for calls and music from my phone [ Barak  Dec 08, 2016 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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10 questions already asked

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What are the dimensions of the unit (the box not the cable)?
[ Neil  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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2x4inch works great!
[ Criss  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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Rather small kinda like 1.5 or smaller by 4 inches givenor take.
[ Justin  Dec 27, 2018 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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Sadly I don't recall. I sold the vehicle I put this in.
[ Aaron  Nov 07, 2018 ]
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Is there a way to turn off the unit's voice saying "Crux bluetooth connected" when the phone connects?
[ Sean  Jul 14, 2018 ]
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Unfortunately you can't. This model is designed to alert you whenever the system connects to blue tooth.
[ REGINALD  Jul 15, 2018 ]
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Not that I know of.
[ Thomas  Jul 14, 2018 ]
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Does this work with steering wheel controls?
[ W  Jun 05, 2018 ]
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Your volume controls will work fine, but you cannot advance or rewind music with the steering wheel controls.
[ Thomas  Jun 05, 2018 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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will this adapter let me talk on the phone hands free, using the phones mic and vehicles speaker?
[ Jharbor  Feb 16, 2017 ]
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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 ]
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Yes.. if youre connected through the aux port.. but if its through bluetooth then it wont work.
[ Jaime  Feb 18, 2017 ]
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Yes it should once it connects and you have Bluetooth.
[ REGINALD  Feb 17, 2017 ]
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No it does not. Just lets you steam music from Bluetooth device.
[ Christopher  Feb 17, 2017 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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Yes it works fine with my Samsung Note 5 like that. Good sound quality.
[ Patrick  Feb 17, 2017 ]
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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 ]
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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
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Does the sound come from all speakers or just the front?
[ Heidi  Dec 03, 2016 ]
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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
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Looking for Bluetooth unit with hands free phone and music?
[ David  Sep 13, 2016 ]
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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: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Chat.aspx I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Sep 17, 2016 ]  Staff
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Do you have a instruction video that I can watch before purchasing?
[ David  Sep 13, 2016 ]
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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: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/TechSupport.aspx I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Sep 17, 2016 ]  Staff
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