USA Spec BT45-HON3
2008 Acura 3.2TL
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No issues so far, works as advertised on 2008 Acura TL.
Item # 581BT45HON | MFR # BT45-HON3
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You love your Honda and its features, but you really want the convenience of Bluetooth. USA Spec designed the BT45-HON3 adapter for 2003-14 Honda and 2004-13 Acura vehicles, and the package includes everything you need to install it in your vehicle. It allows your Honda's radio to communicate with any Bluetooth-enabled devices with A2DP audio streaming. You can stream audio from your favorite phone apps (including games), and you'll be able to handle phone calls using the radio's controls or your steering wheel buttons.
The adapter also includes a 2.1-amp USB charging port as well as an auxiliary input for other non-Bluetooth audio devices.It supports text display so you'll see song and artist info on your factory radio.
With the latest in Bluetooth technology, the BT45-HON3 gives you great sound and works seamlessly with the vehicle's existing audio sources. You can carry on a noise-free conversation in almost any environment, and USA Spec's technology gives you the best possible sound quality. The built-in auto-mute function makes sure you never miss a call.
Worked as advertised. Easy to install.
Daniel, Madison, AL
Average Customer Review(s):
No issues so far, works as advertised on 2008 Acura TL.
Needed to call customer support since the maunual described an incorrect installation process. Received alternate directions from manufacture to make the system function. After several weeks of the system working, Bluetooth has now has stopped working. Calling customer support again to determine a solution.
Pros: Bluetooth Audio audio quality is good.
Cons: Needed to call customer support since the maunual described an incorrect installation process. Received alternate directions from manufacture to make the system function.
Great product that I only learned about after perusing this website (Thanks Crutchfield!). Super easy to install in my 2006 Acura TL, though I have plenty of experience performing car repairs/upgrades as a mechanic and technician many moons ago. I do feel that the average car owner/layperson would have very little trouble installing this product, especially on the third generation Acura TL. This module had reviews that were head and shoulders above competing products, and it has performed almost flawlessly. It is a bit finicky; after taking the scant 25 minutes to install it, I had to futz with it for an additional 45 minutes to get it to re-connect to my phone. Every time I get in the car, the Acura HandsFreeLink bluetooth connects to my phone automatically, the BT45-HON3 does not. I have to either go in the devices menu and force it to connect, or toggle the bluetooth radio on my phone off, then back on. This may just be my Motorola being crappy, because others do not have this issue; I may test auto re-connection with my friends Samsung. Lastly, the included microphone was a much larger example than the one in the photo, with an adhesive backing used to stick it to the windshield. Although perfectly suitable, I was hoping for the smaller model, to aid in hiding it in the map light area next to the car's existing microphone. I was pleasantly surprised to find the "Channel" steering wheel buttons worked navigating through audio tracks. All in all a great product!
Pros: Easy to install, easy to operate, clear audio, works as intended.
Cons: A tad pricey, auto bluetooth connection feature depends on model of phone.
Works just as advertised. Integration with existing XM receiver is smooth with explained radio controls. I was concerned about call quality through the provided mic, but haven't had any issues. Installation instructions were very helpful especially when it comes to removal of panels. Only downside is that there's no list of tools necessary for installation, and there isn't any guide to running the mic wire from the front to the back. Other than that, it's exactly what we wanted/needed without having to upgrade to a newer model vehicle.
Worked as advertised. Easy to install.
Pros: Bluetooth capability with my factory stereo.
mount it on honda ridgeline rtl with nav(behind the radio)...work as advertised,integrated with steering wheel controls ,to me sound is great ,calls are clear(you'll never miss a cal even while the radio is off as long as Bluetooth is connected)
We got this for our daughters 08 Civic. This unit is by far the best add on Bluetooth. It is the only one that is plug and play Bluetooth device I found. I was very simple to set up and sound is great. It is controlled with the buttons on the factory audio/nav unit. The buttons on the steering wheel don't answer the call or skip tracks like I had hoped, but that was the only disappointment. Overall, my daughter loves this and is so happy she can stream her Spotify and answer phone calls if she needs to. I will probably get another one for my wife's 10 CR-V so she can stream music as well.
Pros: Great sound, clear calls, easy setup, Plug and play.
Cons: steering wheel controls don't work right
Simple install since we had XM module in trunk. Work wonderfully
Super easy plug and play in my 2005 Honda Odyssey.
Pros: Easy install, hands free compliant.
Great thus far. 08 pilot se 4wd with res and xm. A little work to install but works great! Thanks.
Pros: Compact, works flawlessly, great sound quality.
Cons: Needed better instructions on how to take apart car to install. Took some research but figured it out.
Easy to install and works well. I chose the trunk mounted installation, connecting to the XM radio box. Running the microphone wire from near the rear view mirror to the trunk took some time and effort but provides excellent voice quality and functionality. Being able to use Bluetooth for both phone and streaming music with steering wheel controls makes this an excellent upgrade for an older car.
Arrived 2 days before the expected date, easy install, and works great!
I will try to help you if you are going to install this module in a 2001-2006 Acura MDX. The module works perfect, so I give it 4 stars. The installation is not perfect, it's very difficult in the 2001-2006 Acura MDX. I probably should ding two stars off for this (because there are no good instructions, but whatever. There are no instructions for install for these vehicle years. You will find a video on install for a 2007 Acura MDX. It's not helpful! The XM module for the 2001-2006 Acura MDX is under the left (drivers side) rear window in the trunk. It states this in the manual, that comes with the BT45, but it doesn't tell you how to get to it! You have to remove the entire rear left side panel to get at it, and you really need to take out the rear left third row seat, if you have a third row seat. There are no videos on this. Here is the thread that I used to help me remove the panel: https://www.mdxers.org/forums/19-audio-electronics/31050-xm-module-location-2005-mdx.html#/topics/31050 Then you need to search how to take out the left third row seat- but that is easy compared to the panel. Once you get the panel off, there is some packing behind the jack - foam packing. You can pull that out, then stick your hand behind the panel to easily get to the XM module, then pull the cable out of the bottom and replace with the BT45 cable. Remember, there is an adapter attached to the BT45 cable out of the box, you must remove this before connecting or it won'
Pros: It works. The AUX connection and USB connection work also. I did not install the microphone, as it isn't needed if you already have the Handsfree Link on the Acura.
Cons: Install difficult on these Acura MDX years, read my notes, they will help.
Easy 15 minute install. Took more time to run mic down Passenger A-pillar than to install unit. Plugs into XM unit behind passenger kick panel of my 2011 Honda CRV. Sounds great and calls are crystal clear. Manual says xm unit is behind glove box which is incorrect for my car. Didn't use usb charging port but may go back and use at some point. Item shipped and received pretty quickly. Very pleased with entire purchase and installation
Pros: Plug and play! Great sound. Clear calls
Cons: Instructions for location of XM unit incorrect
Very pleased with the adapter. Together with my son, we installed it on his Honda Accord 2007 and it took more time than expected (roughly 3hrs) because we are not experts and we needed to remove radio to access the cable jack. I like to fix things but this was a kind of scary, and glad no piece broke. We did not installed the microphone because there is no need and that would have been challenging. Once installed, no problem to connect with the iPhone and sound is great. I hope it will last for his time in college. Thank you Crutchfield!
Pros: Sound is great. Adapter is small and hidden in the storage box.
Cons: Not sure if the car is a limited edition, but instructions to install the adapter were very scant.
Everything as advertised. From the time I opened my trunk to installing BT45-HON3, about 15mins had passed if that. Paired within seconds with my phone. At first, there was static and I was not able to really play the music. Did some troubleshooting and thought that the other aux adapter that I had that was connected to the back of the radio was causing interference and it was. I removed the other brand aux adapter (the reason I ordered this BT45-HON) and everything worked great. I wish I didn't go the cheap route and bought this 5yrs ago.
Pros: It works as described
Cons: it took me 15 mins to install not 5 mins...j/j
Worked as advertised.
Product works great and customer support was excellent. Installed into my 2010 Honda CR-V. Initial install instructions were not correct. Emailed support and they got me correct install instructions. Voice quality on class is excellent both ways. Music steaming from my iPhone is great. Steering wheel controls all work and phone numbers and track info is displayed correctly.
Only had this installed for one week, but so far works as promised. Perfect way to upgrade my wife's older '07 Odyssey and comply with our state's new hands free phone law. Took me about 3 hours to install, but lots of that was figuring out how to disassemble the dash and deciding where to put the unit. You can hide it behind the dash but I opted to place it in a compartment below the HVAC controls so that she can access the AUX and USB ports and in the event the unit ever needs replacing it will be easy to access. I also opted to set it up as if we did not have XM radio (even though it does). Therefore song titles won't display on the radio but the trade off is she can use the channel up / down buttons on her steering wheel to answer and hang up calls.
Easy 10-minute install in 2006 Accord equipped with factory navigation and XM radio - unit ties in to satellite receiver in right rear of trunk, then shows up on screen in place of XM1 (XM2 stays as-was). TAKE NOTE: The dip switch settings in the instructions made the XM disappear from the car's audio head unit. Turned *all four* switches to the ON position and unit works perfectly, including track info on the car audio screen.
Pros: Quick, easy install. Bluetooth audio signal is great, simple interface. Bought for audio; have not set up speaker phone yet.
Cons: The dip switch settings in the instructions for this car ('06 with factory navigation and XM radio) do not work correctly. Turning all four switches on resolved the issue.
This is easy to install on my 2007 Honda Odyssey exl-rn
Pros: Easy to connect and install
Great Product works very well and very nice upgrade my vehicle. Install was very easy
Relatively easy to install in my 2010 Honda pilot with entertainment package but no navigation. Sound quality when paired with my iPhone for music is great. Phone calls sound great as well. If I had to pick on something it would be that it does not default back to the audio source you were listening to when disconnecting from an incoming phone call. I also wish the microphone cable would have been a bit longer. I saw some reviews stating it was too long but in my scenario it has to be mounted in the rear of the vehicle which is a pretty good distance from where I would like to have the microphone. I was able to run it underneath door panels and jams so it is completely hidden but I ended up having to clip it near my seatbelt and not where I had initially wanted to put it in the front left corner of the driver side window. It is out-of-the-way and audio quality is fine.
Great product, easy to install. Works perfectly.
Pros: Easy install.
Plug and play. Installation was a piece of cake for a 63 year old dude with limited experience. It works beautifully, allowing me to keep the OEM radio and dash mounted controls. Pay attention to the instructions that come with the product. My research led me to believe that the Bluetooth device would mount in the trunk of my S2000 but because my car did not have the optional XM radio the Bluetooth device plugged into the back of the radio.
Pros: Easy Installation. Great sound.
Cons: Had to call Crutchfield service advisor because I didn't read the installation instructions carefully enough.
Works great in my 2012 Honda Accord. I've been wanting to wirelessly stream my music and Pandora for years and now I can! Love this product!
Incredible sound! Exceeded all my expectations. It gave my 2006 Accord the functionality of a new car. Very clean sounds under all conditions. I expected the occasional pop or whine, but NO! USA-Spec does it right! Hands-free phone calls are a no-brainer. Sounds is great on both ends. The Mic cable could be a hair longer. Those of us retaining the XM radio function have to stretch the harness from the XM tuner as far forward as possible so the Mic can be placed on the front edge of the headline. Both Crutchfield and USA-Spec gave good support, directing me to videos that helped.
Pros: Great Sound Intuitive Operation Good Display of Artist/Song info Seamless Hands-free Calling
Cons: To keep XM function, you have to put adapter in rear quarter panel and run Mic cable to front, BUT then you don't have to tear into the console and dash, so I guess it's a wash.
It was easy to install in my 2006 Honda Ridgeline at the satellite receiver using a combinations of the Crutchfield master sheet and a couple forums. Bluetooth hooks up each time I get in, the call quality is great and the music is great. I love that it switches to the phone call when one is coming in no matter what mode I am in on the radio. Super Product, well worth the price.
This is a wonderful product. It made my 2006 Honda Pilot into a Bluetooth radio. It plays my music and allows me hands free capabilities. It would have cost me over a thousand dollars to get a new radio /CD changer from the dealer. As my CD changer does not work at all. If you replace the radio with an aftermarket stereo then the subwoofer does not work or the Honda DVD does not work. This device allows my DVD player to work as well as Bluetooth and a charger as well. Thanks crutchfield you saved me $1800 and change.
Best one on the market. Plug and play! Love it! Expensive but worth it.
This adapter works great and has excellent sound quality for music and calls. On my 2007 Honda Accord I was able to install it behind the dash and avoid the cable routing nightmare needed for an install at the XM unit in the trunk. The adapter has full functioning doing that but you will lose XM. Install the adapter per instructions for a car without XM and disconnect the XM unit in the trunk.
Pros: Works excellent
Overall great product: works as described without really loosing any factory functionality. Great installation instructions provided by USA SPEC. Relatively easy installation in an '06 Acura TL. The installation of the BT45 box is cake (difficulty 2/10) wiring the mic to the front (difficulty 6/10) will take somebody with experience with car interiors. The only reason it's not a 5 is I wish that Siri was better integrated...there should be a button either on the head unit or maybe even the steering wheel to entirely avoid touching the phone. Hey Siri is an option, but there are limitations with using Hey Siri. I have given this feedback to USA SPEC and I can't say I was impressed with the content of the response, though the response was quick.
Pros: -Relatively easy installation. -Factory functionality with added aftermarket Bluetooth functionality (audio streaming and phone calls). -Excellent installation instructions -Good sound quality (no perceivable difference from a hard wired installation previously installed.
Cons: -Poor Siri integration
great bluetooth connectivity. Streams music and takes phone calls. Microphone allows calls to go out super clear. I am very happy with this product. Installed in my 2006 Honda Accord. Super easy install. Plugs into the CD Changer port. Did not have to remove headunit to install. Installed the mic just ontop of my dash next to side mirror. Did not have to remove the A-Pillar cover. Charges my phone even while I stream music and run Waze navigation app.
Pros: works great always links to my phone phone calls are super clear
Cons: not many to speak of. too much cord length? made it difficult to fit in my dash.
Wishing I'd left well enough alone in my 2006 Pilot with factory audio and navigation system. Bought this because wanted hands free control of the phone and the ability to play MP3s. After having it professionally installed, and having to fight with the shop over installing it incorrectly the first time, here's my experience with this product: * The unit constantly fights with me over control with my phone. Guess it figures if it's connected, I want it to play whatever was the last playlist on my phone. This is despite me manually adjusting the output to another channel, stopping ALL music apps on my device (more than once), pausing playback even after cancelling the app, and finally either have to disconnect the bluetooth coupling or turn off the phone (sort of counter-productive since having hands free coupling with the phone was the whole purpose). * I get sound bleed through from XM to the Aux input and vice versa. * The subwoofer now has distortion and a buzz that wasn't present prior to this (granted, more likely an artifact of the installation, but wouldn't be an issue if hadn't started down this path) Not giving it 1 star simply because believe some of the issues are related to installation, but the constant fighting between phone and the system seems to be an incompatibility with later versions of Android. Doesn't appear to be any easy means of updating firmware or anything to bring this up-to-date.
Cons: Lack of control over BT Not hands free
The USA BT45-HON3 brought my 2009 Honda CRV EX-L into modern times. The Bluetooth device installed easily and it works as predicted for an after-market Bluetooth integration device. I'm happy because now I can talk hands-free, which is required in Maryland (and elsewhere!), and receive map directions via voice. Listening to my own music playlist was a welcome bonus round. Steering wheel controls and stock radio unit integration is seemless. Bravo!
Pros: Easy to install; wiring instructions are spot-on and simple; calls have clarity; easy to control via panel-mounted XM-equipped stock radio receiver or steering wheel controls.
Cons: None, really. Maybe clarify the instructions for an '09 CRV EX-L. It's behind the right front lower 'kick panel' (easy access) and not the glove box.
Product works great! Sound quality in the mic is very good. Installation was painless. Should have bought one sooner!
The microphone cord is a about 3 feet short for a 2006 TL with nav. The cord for the unit is just long enough to meet the Mic cord in the spare tire well. The dip switches are opposite of what you think as well. Down is on up is off. But it connected right away. Better then oem phone quality sound when making and receiving phone calls. Crystal clear sound when playing music, and the song and artist info displayed on the screen. This is how it should have been from the factory. We shall she the longevity of the unit in hot Phoenix AZ but right now I'm slamming the 5 stars. Crutchfield always good.
Good product, easy installation, works perfect. I couldn't put in after market head unit because I have the navigation option and I would've not been able to control my AC since the controls are integrated into the stock head unit. This was the perfect solution, a bit pricey tho
Five stars all the way, this compact unit solved my problem instantly. After years of using a bluetooth FM transmitter, I just could not take the interference any longer and looked for a solution. I remembered Crutchfield from many years back when I use to work on my cars. The USA Spec BT45-HON3 works like a charm and is easy to install for the most part. I had a few problems and called tech support and they sent me out a replacement unit immediately. My Honda 2005 using the XM option needed to have both cables that come with the unit connected. Once I figured that out since it wasn't in the instruction manual I was good to go. I am so happy with the USA Spec BT45-HON3 and recommend it to anyone with an older model car that does not have an aux plug or bluetooth capability. I have uploaded 2 pictures with my unit temporarily setup until I got it going. Buy it, you won't be disappointed!
Pros: Works like a charm, unit is compact and fits most anywhere.
Cons: Not all cars have the same setup, so it can be a tricky setup at first. This is not Crutchfield or the manufacturers fault.
Easy to install- works great!
Marginal quality at best... Microphone DOA, unit sporadically stops receiving and must turn radio off and then back on to re-establish communication with iphone. Great idea poorly executed and way overpriced.... I should have used the money toward a new in-dash stereo.
Cons: QualityCrutchfield response on 6/7/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Bill to issue an apology and 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.
Thank you so much for this great unit that I purchased from you guys. I appreciate it. I found this unit to be an excellent item. I have purchased all of the units before and they don't even get near this item. This item works great. The sound is nice and crystal clear and I recommend this unit to anyone up there who's looking for a good Bluetooth. I installed this unit to my Acura MDX I love listening to nice and clear crystal music and this one was fantastic. Once again, thank you
Solid Performance but installation instructions do not clearly address all in-scope vehicles. (SAT receiver on 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring with Navigation is tucked up behind the spare-tire well -- who knew...) After three calls, we figured a compromise installation via Radio connection.
Great product - works as advertised. Had a little trouble with the directions, but with the help of Crutchfield we got it all figured out.
My navigation in my '08 Civic SI did not have bluetooth or USB. As usual Crutchfield came through in flying colors with this add-on. It was easy to install I am extremely happy with this product and especially Crutchfield! Thank you!
Pros: Easy to install, works great & sounds great.
Cons: Will not skip song from steering wheel control
This is a great product for adding BlueTooth capabilities to an older car. The hardest part of the install was removing the jack in order to reach the connection on the XM receiver. Set the DIP switches per the instructions, make the connections as instructed and that's it! Connected on the first try. the only issue I see is running the cable for the hands free microphone, that might be a challenge. I have not done that yet; all I wanted was the ability to stream audio books and music. If SWMBO wants that done I'll update the review.
Pros: Super easy install, clear concise instructions. Everything works as expected.
Cons: This device can be plugged into the XM receiver which may save you from removing the radio to make the connection. This possibility was not clear from the product description.
I've been trying to access music on my phone since purchasing my 2008 Honda Pilot nearly a decade ago. FINALLY, I found the solution with this wonderful Bluetooth adapter kit. Not only that, but now I can make phone calls hands free, too. Plus, thanks to the installation instructions Crutchfield provided, I was able to avoid an added cost and do it myself. Since it was my first time doing such a thing, there were a few inevitable snags. But Crutchfield's tech support served as an excellent resource to quickly Solve my issues. Crutchfield earned a customer for life with this purchase. Thank y'all!
Easy to install (even for me). I used the XMRadio connection in the trunk. Works just as it should. Great product!
Pros: Easy install.
I purchased this item after exploring all options to bring my 06 Pilot into the era of bluetooth. I looked at the installation instructions on Crutchfield and the manufacturers website. I decided that hooking the unit up to the xm tuner in the rear quarter panel was better for me. I watched a you tube video for replacing the subwoofer and saw how to take apart the body panels. To my surprise, the xm tuner was between the outer wall of the car and an internal metal frame. The only way to get to the xm tuner was to remove the subwoofer and loosen the tuner bolts from the frame. I reached in and pulled the tuner out. installing the cables took 30 seconds. I turned the car on and to my surprise everything worked first try. Reassembly of all the pieces was actually easier than I expected. The whole process took just over an hour. I have the bluetooth unit sitting under my 3rd row of seats and the mic cable was easy to run up to the door frame. I have only positive things to say about the phone bluetooth connection and streaming music. I felt like an installation professional.
Pros: My 11 year old car now has the same bluetooth features as a factory installed system
As described, easy install with complete instructions for my vehicle, great quality
Great Product, sounds great on my factory radio.
Installed in 2008 Honda Odyssey 2008 EXL RES with factory XM. Decided to connect it to the XM receiver instead of the head unit so that XM could be used later if desired. The location given by USA SPEC for the XM receiver is incorrect. It is actually just forward of the spare tire and aft of the power door motor (US driver's side). It is hard to find because it is mounted on the other side of the chassis frame in the fender well. There is an online video for help. The first 20 or so minutes of the video will show you how to pull out the trim pieces. -remove spare tire cover and spare tire -remove jack area cover -remove covers and unbolt from floor both 2nd and 3rd row seatbelts -remove "C" pillar seatbelt mount cover and unbolt -remove "C" pillar trim to allow lower trim removal (all 1 piece) -find XM receiver -connect BT45-HON3 per directions -mount BT45 on wheel well (forward of cup holder) with 2-sided tape. -run microphone down wheel well, under door thresholds and up "A" pillar. -reassemble Bonus mounting of microphone in factory handsfree location by dropping headliner -remove "A"pillar trim at top engraved fastener to run mic wire up to headliner -remove sun visor and clip (turn clip 90 degrees and pull) -remove dome light cluster (2 screw under sunglass, 1ea under dome lights). -run mic to dome cluster -disassemb
Pros: IT works! It's the best option for my vehicle since I have the RES, changing the head unit really isn't a cost effective option. install of the product is easy, disassembling all of trim to get to the XM transmitter is a little difficult if you don't want to break anything.
Cons: -limited steering wheel inputs on Odyssey with RES, could not change tracks or pause -some static in playback sometimes
So far so good. Install was fairly easy. Taking rear seat out was the hardest thing. Sound is good but need to use more. I am disappointed in the Honda factory radio. Have to manually select song title, artist, album info. Does not dispay in a loop like other factory radios that are even older.
2010 Honda Accord sedan. Install went as expected. This system replaced a failing aftermarket add-on. I basically restored the car back to factory and added the USA Spec BT45. System paired up to phone right away. Had good experience with the prior version in an 11 accord coupe.
Pros: Easy install. More reliable than some aftermarket all-in-one add-ons that are available for this generation of Accord.
Works as advertised, wish I found it years ago
I just installed this unit this past weekend. Directions were straight forward and simple, as was the installation. I had it installed in about 45 minutes. My daughter, whom which I purchased and installed this for, handled the pairing. She said it was easy with no problems, and everything sounds and works great. We are very happy with this purchase, and would like to thank Kevin @ Crutchfield for recommending this unit to us. Could not be happier!
Pros: Ease of install. Great sound quality.
Cons: None so far!
2010 Honda Pilot EX-L Have had this installed for about 1 week now. Works perfect. Music streaming is very crisp and clear. Once I got to my XM Tuner this was very easy to install, just plug and play. Couple of things I wish it did: 1) Be able to connect two phones at same time, not even sure if that is possible but would be nice feature 2) Be able to use one of the buttons on the steering wheel to activate the voice prompt on your phone, maybe it does this and I just have not figured it out yet. I would buy this product again if needed.
Overall, BT45-HON3 provided needed Blue Tooth connection to current iPhone for the use of GPS Maps, music, phone calls. This was worth the installation! The only recognized shortcoming of the unit with my 2011 Honda CR-V using the CD/AUX capability is that the iTunes music / song information is not provided (just a random CD - Track number). Additional Note: Crutchfield customer service provided excellent phone support for questions about installation.
Pros: Blue tooth connectivity
Cons: iTunes music / song information is not provided (just a random CD - Track number).
Product works as advertised, performs well. My issue was with the installation instructions. In the installation manual that came with the device, it noted that the radio location for a 2007 RDX was behind the glove box. What?? not even close, flat out wrong. I bought this device from Crutchfield because my past experiences have been very good in terms of the detailed vehicle installation instructions they provide. For this device, Crutchfield did not provide any instructions at all! Online chat said, sorry, we don't have any instructions. When I called, tech support offered to send me generic vehicle tear-down instructions for removing the radio. The photos were excellent and spot-on. Just wished that I didn't have to waste time first with online/chat support and the follow-up phone call (wait time was less than 10-minutes)...
Installed in 2007 Honda Accord EX and plugged into satellite receiver. Works great! It displays the song information and phone number of caller on the factory stereo display. Steering wheel controls work to skip to the next song or answer calls. This is a great way to update an older vehicle that does not have Bluetooth. Microphone is mounted above the rearview mirror and seems to pic up voices well.
Overall, the unit works decently. It pairs easily, the hands-free sound quality is acceptable, and the adapter coexists fine with the factory XM radio tuner. As with any aftermarket 'integration,' the device is a little buggy: Text display can lag significantly or not update at all, and playback also has some lag - I tried streaming a podcast, and it took a good 10-20 seconds after hitting 'play' on my phone before the audio started. I don't know if that's a 'feature' of bluetooth in general, or if it's the way this particular device implements the protocol. Either way, the lag fooled me into thinking the device was not working. Also, disconnecting a hands-free call via steering wheel sometimes puts the adapter into "Aux" mode which then requires fumbling with the radio buttons to get it back into bluetooth streaming mode. The install is a mixed bag. Once you get access to your XM receiver, connecting the unit is a no-brainer - true plug and play. Getting access to the receiver may or may not be easy, depending on which car you have. With a Pilot, the receiver is bolted to the right rear quarter panel, which is a ROYAL pain to access. Once I figured that out, things went ok, if slowly. The floor/perimeter route I chose for the mic used every last inch of cable and required that the unit itself be centered under the 3rd row seat to reach, so make sure you do a test run before sealing the adapter up behind any trim.
Pros: Preserves XM radio function. Pairs easily. Acceptable sound quality. No soldering or wire splicing needed.
Cons: Can't decide whether steering wheel/radio button controls are buggy or just counter-intuitive. Crutchfield instructions in this case were a little too generic. I'm used to them providing tailored, step-by-step recipes. For this install, I had to blend the device manual's info with the 'subwoofer' section of the master sheet.
This is amazing. Bluetooth was the only thing I was missing from my 2006 Honda Accord with XM and navigation. This device gave me the Bluetooth I needed and took about 5 minutes to install in the trunk. The XM unit was accessible through the port that you use to get the jack. I ran the microphone under the kick guards and plastic. I did have to buy an extension cable to get the microphone over the sun visor however as the cord was not quite long enough. Other than that this device has been awesome, the sound quality is better then the Sony Bluetooth stereo I had in my last vehicle. Bass response is even better then using XM. I did not lose my XM with this device I just had to set the dip switch the instructions were very easy to follow and the dip switches clearly indicated which position was on. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to keep their factory stereo and add Bluetooth. In my opinion this is better than buying a new head unit for the car in general. The call quality is the best I have ever had in a Bluetooth device in a vehicle. Crystal clear and the noises in the vehicle are cancelled marvelously
Pros: Easy to install, great sound quality, song display on unit, amazing call quality
Easy to install, great sound quality!
Works great with my music! Although phone calls are a bit muffled sounding even with the volume at full level. Otherwise I'm very pleased! Great option for me since I couldn't upgrade my actual radio.
I bought this device to install in my 2008 Honda Accord EX-L with XM tuner. I don't have an XM subscription, but have access to their preview channel. I chose to install the module at the XM tuner location in the trunk, but did not run the USB or AUX connections. The device works great! It instantly paired with my 2nd gen. Moto X, and the Bluetooth audio quality is great. After setting the dip switches to the correct settings, my music song titles are now displayed on the radio when streaming audio. I chose to mount the mic on the driver's side A-pillar and the sound quality is good. The killer feature is the automatic switching from any audio source to Bluetooth when you have an incoming call. The steering wheel controls also work to control music and calls. It also works great with Android Auto running on my phone. I appreciate how USA Spec adds Bluetooth capability to my car in a "factory-like" implementation- most people would think the car came that way. The only occasional issue is that that the song title displayed on the radio is sometimes a track behind- I will be listening to a song, change the track, but the title of the previous song is still displayed on the radio. Not a big deal, and the title eventually updates. Overall, the device is great. Easy install and good, detailed instructions. Money well spent to get a clean, factory-like Bluetooth implementation in my older car.
Pros: Easy phone pairing. Automatic source switching for incoming calls. Steering wheel controls for music and accepting/rejecting/ending calls. Song title info.
Cons: Occasional update failure of music track title to on the radio.
After picking up a 2007 Honda Accord for a daily driver I was really missing Bluetooth streaming and calls. I had looked into aftermarket head units but all of the dash kits for this car look extremely cheap and hacked together. I read the reviews on this, decided it offered exactly the options I wanted, and ordered it. After about a week of using it I can say it's worth every penny. Very clear audio streaming. Connects without an issue and the best part is it uses factory buttons to control the functions. You have to turn the volume up a bit while on a call but past that I have zero complaints. It's well worth it.
Pros: Connects easily and without issue.
Cons: Volume low on Bluetooth.
Installed on a 2006 Honda Pilot with factory Navigation and XM satellite receiver head unit. Once installed it paired with my iphone5 instantly. Sound quality is good. I only use it for streaming music and not hands free talking, so I did not route the mic up to the front. Word of warning - removing the rear internal panel where the subwoofer enclosure and XM receiver are located is quite difficult on a Honda Pilot. Removal took 3hrs and I'm a pretty handy guy. Hooking the BT45-HON3 inline with the XM receiver took 1 minute. Then re-assembling the rear panel took 1hr. The Crutchfield Master sheet instructions for doing this are spot on accurate, so give yourself at least 4hrs to complete the install. I give it 4 stars because you cannot use the steering wheel Channel button to advance to the next song. I called USA Spec and they explained it is because the BT45 is using the XM SAT preset which has no "next track" function like a CD player. If you want the steering wheel channel button to work, then you have to connect the BT45 to the CD function of the radio, but then you lose the CD player. Makes sense, but being an engineer/programmer I think there has to be a way USA Spec can make the Channel button work even hooked to an XM SAT preset. Anyway, I am glad I bought it and still strongly recommend it. And my daughter who is learning to drive has now decided she is ok inheriting my old Pilot since she can now stream her music too.
I bought this for my 2012 Civic. It was simple to install and works exactly as described. I wish I bought this years ago.
Installation on a 2007 Pilot with XM was too difficult for an easy home install, so I took it to a pro. Now that it's in, the XM radio no longer works at all, and the FM radio bleeds into the bluetooth audio. The installing technician says the wiring harnesses need to be replaced due to a short. I called Crutchfield, who pushed me over to USA Spec, who says they can't do anything until they talk to the installer directly while he has the unit in his hand so they can figure out what's wrong. So now the problem is squarely back in my lap. I can see this being much easier for cars without XM. As it was, this purchase was a waste of money, time, and effort. Not the support I had hoped for with Crutchfield - better off dealing with a local installer that stands behind their products.
Cons: Product doesn't work Home installation too time consuming
I did a bunch of research on which Bluetooth system to add to my 2007 Honda Odyssey Touring. After reading all the different reviews I settled on the USA spec BT45. Installation was simple and it works as described. The sound quality is simply amazing. I am very satisfied with my purchase.
Pros: Easy install, great sound
Simple to install with from watching users uploaded video's on various sites. Works perfectly with my Honda Odyssey 2007 stereo which is XM ready but did not have the xm tuner installed so I went straight into the back of the radio. Phone calls and audio streaming are excellent. I am very pleased with this product and would highly recommend it.
Pros: Easy to install Excellent sound quality Works with steering wheel stereo controls Fair price for what it does
Easy set up in my 2006 Civic (no XM), good quality sound, and decent interface with the factory stereo. It's nice to be able to sue my phone wirelessly without replacing my factory head unit. I tried the previous version of this product, the BT35, and it had a horribly strange sound quality, but they seemed to fix it now! I mounted it in the empty space below the stereo (it's a double DIN on the outside, but only takes up a single DIN space inside the dash), and ran the mic to an opening to the bottom left of the stereo and secured it with some duck tape (I'm guess this is where the mic went with the upgraded stereo), so the mic is completely hidden, but works great (I've asked several people I've called with it).
Pros: easy to install and set up!, good sound, convenience of BT on my factory radio, song info displayed on head unit, able to use steering wheel controls
Cons: price, I can only skip tracks with the steering wheel controls, too many inputs on it make finding the BT input frustrating at times...wish that was more automatic (unused inputs don't show up, currently I cycle through XM1, XM2 XM3, and finally XM4 (the BT input)), only able to be paired with one device at a time
Adapter works well. Nice to have hands free music and call answering. It was one of the few that allows me to keep my XM radio subscription and still have bluetooth capabilities. The reason it doesn't get five stars is because you have sacrifice one or you two groups of XM radio presets. Also, advertisement should statement installation will be more time consuming in certain vehicles. It was not easy to install in a 2007 Honda Pilot with XM radio because the XM radio receiver is buried within the right rear quarter panel. On top of that, once it is installed you have to some figure out where mount the adapter in the vehicle in order to keep access to the USB charging port and the AUX port. The should have provided a big patch of stick-on VELCRO tape for that.
Pros: Works like advertised.
Cons: Lose half your XM presets. Doesn't look very elegant after installation because you need to leave it exposed in order to retain access to USB charger and AUX input.
The module was easy to install, I just followed the instruction/manual came with the module. The factory XM receiver was located in the passenger side of trunk in my 2005 Acura TSX (No Navi). Detached the XM cable with pins and reconnected the module to the XM cable and the cable of the module to the XM receiver. That was all. I am using iPhone 5S and Samsung S6 Edge to listen music/audio. Bluetooth works great and the sound quality is very good for my ears. It also displays info of the song playing (title, singer, etc) on my factory stereo. I can use wheel buttons for volume and change tracks. Once you set bluetooth with phones, it connects automatically. I am using two phones and the module finds one that is on, no need to reconnect/set-up. It does not compromise other functions including XM radio, AM/FM radio, and CD. I do not use phone while driving so cannot speak for functions related to hand-free phone. Output volume level from the module is low so I need to increase the volume of the factory stereo, but it is fine with me.
Pros: Easy to install. Great bluetooth connectivity. Good sounds (music from phones). Does not compromise the functions in factory stereo.
Cons: A low output level. A little bit pricy.
My son and I put this in a 2006 Civic with plain, stock stereo. It's a fantastic unit, the bluetooth behaves wonderfully, call quality is great, and the unit integrates with stereo controls. Some notes on installation: - Those two screws under the stereo are a pain -- tight and hard to reach. Push hard and use a big enough screwdriver tip to not strip them. - We ultimately mounted the unit under the glove box by the passenger's feet. Doing that meant removing the panel under the glove box (easy) and running wires out a hole to where the unit was mounted. Extra sticky tape is needed to hold get the unit to stick to the underside of that panel. - We mounted the microphone by the driver's head. The wire easily tucked between the ceiling and the windshield in front of the passenger, then inside the weather stripping on the passenger door. - Yes, calls come through bluetooth even when the stereo is turned off. - Did not get the big volume jumps others talked about. Maybe a difference in music and call volume on users phones? - We ran a USB cable from the unit and through the panels so there was convenient charging. Just a nice-to-have, not needed for operation.
Pros: - Integrated with stereo controls - Good bluetooth behavior - Good call quality - Easy to install
Cons: - Figure out where to mount unit. Not too hard.
The installation was fairly easy. Video of installation would have been great. Took about 1.5 hour to install. In car volume needs to be turned up fairly high to hear calls. When you drop off of the call the Bluetooth music is then very loud.
Pros: Fairly easy to install. Bluetooth picks right up and is easy to use. Callers say you come through loud and clear.
Cons: Low speaker volume on calls.
excellent product that was installed in less than an hour by Crutchfield. It allows me to make and receive work call safely while I drive between patients. The reception is very good and the product is easy to use.
Pros: good reception, easy to use
Cons: as I do not have an Sirius XM radio I am unable to see the caller displayed on my radio and I cannot store #s on my radio.
Product itself is very straightforward to install. Switching to the proper XM 1 or 2 channels can be a pain if when trying to play AUX. Phone audio comes thru loud and clear thru my stock speakers and no one has complained that they can't hear me talk . To be able to add the Bluetooth and phone to car stereo and not lose XM well worth the cost.
Works as advertised with a very easy, idiot proof installation.
Pros: Have only been using it for a day but am very pleased at the ease of use and installation. All in all great product for my older car which doesn't have a USB port or Bluetooth receiver and couldn't play the mp3's I had created from my collection of cassette tapes and CDs.
Cons: It only allows use of one phone/bluetooth device at a time. While I was able to pair two phones it'll only allow one to be used. Maybe there is a way to allow use of multiple devices but I haven't had time to dig into it yet.
The unit was straightforward to install and functions as advertised.
I bought this for my daughter's 2004 Honda Accord V6 without Nav with XM radio. She wanted to be able to stream music from her IPhone and have hands free calling. This unit was incredibly easy to install the videos and written instructions were outstanding. Total install time including running the microphone wire from the windshield to the trunk was less than 40 minutes. The unit paired to her phone instantly and the music began to stream wirelessly. The hands free function also works great and the sound quality on both ends of the call are excellent. I also like that the XM is still fully functional. I truly couldn't be happier with this excellent product !
Pros: Easy to install ,great sound quality and retained XM function
Well I did mamage to get it installed. But for my odd-ball 2007 Accord (V6, 6-speed manual) the instructions were not much help. They do not refer to the "CD/AUX ((((XM)))" button on my care anywhere. I tried installs with various configurations (under dash, in trunk; with CAS-H3T, without it). So I used the only instructions for cars with XM receiver installed, although had to set DIP switches for cars without XM. Trial and error, about 2 hours total. Works about as well as other reviewers state. One quirk not mentioned elsewhere. I have an XM receiver, but am not subscribing. Unfortunately, when streaming Bluetooth, the active XM sampler channel is also playing through the same speakers....though much more quietly, so it's not noticeable on the road. Have yet to hook up the microphone.
Pros: Relatively easy installation, despite the hassles I had. Sound is MUCH better than after-market FM transmitter.
Cons: Voice prompts very loud (some can be disabled). After emailing USA-Spec while trying an under dash installation, they replied: "Go back to the trunk where you did the install and remove the small harness labeled 'CAS-H3T'. And you will it see XM info when listening to Bluetooth." Did they read my email? Does he speak English? Maybe I'd have better luck with Crutchfield customer service.
The instructions were easy to follow and the installation took less than an hour. My iPhone 5 connected without any issues and music playback and controls work from both the steering wheel and radio. Incoming phone calls are announced and are clear. The mic works well and there was plenty of mic cord. Installed next to the nav system DVD player in the trunk. Just had to partially remove right side trunk liner. I had previously removed the Acura HFL module a while ago due to voltage drain, so the USA Spec has restored handsfree phone use to my car in addition to finally having Bluetooth music capability.
Pros: Easy installation. Good instructions.
Cons: Loss of XM1 presets but XM2 presets still work
BT45-HON3 works great! Easy to install once I got access to my XM receiver but I did break two plastic trunk liner holders but that is my fault. I mounted the microphone to my visor and was pleased to find that the mic comes with a clip that holds it securely. I tried to run the mic cable down the pillar and back via the floor trim but it was too short so I had to go up over the doors and come through to the back seat and I used the child safety teether to make it into the trunk and there was about 2 to 3 feet of spare cable. The Bluetooth connected as advertised using the provided dip switch positions and I could get music playing automatically that was crystal clear and no pause or hesitation. The phone works as advertised but the wife said the windows need to be up because she could hear road noise but once up it was great audio. I couldn't be happier right now with this product. I was hesitant to spend the money but I am glad I did, everything works like it was described.
Pros: Great audio
Cons: None at this time
Great product, very clear music streaming, pair up right away
Pros: Hands free clear phone, never misses any call, safe driving
Installation for my 2009 Honda Civic was simple with Crutchfield's instructions: it took me 25 minutes to complete the project. I placed the microphone above the rear view mirror and it functions great in that location. The unit's Bluetooth functions are good - especially with regard to music quality. Talking on the phone is clear to both myself and the callers, although the volume between music being played and phone calls is measurably different - when playing music, incoming phone calls must have the volume turned up to hear the caller. This leads to VERY loud music when the call ends and the music automatically resumes...so be prepared to turn the volume down quickly after your calls. Although in my specific installation, the music info (artist/song/album) isn't displayed, I have read other reviews in which the info is displayed. Overall, the functionality and performance of the product is great - and the price is acceptable.
Pros: Hands free calling and great music quality
Cons: Music info not displayed (specific to my model of car), and music/call volume difference.
This a quick and easy install, it seamlessly integrates my phone into the factory system. unlike other products it also supports streaming music as well as hands-free phone.
Pros: Ease of install features Quality
I recently installed this device in a 2005 Honda Odyssey. My Odyssey is the EX-L without Navigation and without a satellite receiver. Just needed to remove dashboard control panel, remove 3 screws to remove stereo, plug supplied cable into back of stereo and cable that was plugged into stereo into supplied cable and route from behind stereo down to floor. The little box now sits right behind a panel to the right of the driver's right foot. Routed microphone cable up the side of the door behind weather stripping and over to visor. This was a very easy project that took all of 30 minutes. The only tools needed were a long skinny philips screwdriver and a flat-head screwdriver. When I made my first test call, I had the stereo playing FM radio. When the call was initiated, the radio automatically switched to AUX so I could hear the phone ringing and the conversation through the speakers. However, it did not automatically switch back to FM radio when the call was ended, but instead started playing music from my Android phone. I had to manually switch the stereo back to FM, which is really no big deal and can be done from the steering wheel.
Pros: Very easy to install (at least in a 2005 Honda Odyssey anyway) Works like a factory-installed unit. The option is there to either mount the box somewhere where it is accessible so you can use the USB charging port and AUX port, or you could hide it (like I did mine) and run extension cables to just mount a USB and AUX port where ever it is nice.
Cons: I feel like the price was a bit high, however, there aren't a lot of alternatives out there and it is still worth the cost. In my state, it is now illegal to use your cell phone while driving unless it is hands-free, so if we avoid one traffic ticket, then it has paid for itself.
Easy to install following the instructions. All functions work on my 2007 accord and Droid phone. Title goes away after a few seconds on radio disply. Steering get wheel functions are great.
Pros: Everything worked, easy to do.
I contacted Crutchfield and they emailed a shopping cart to me which I put on my Xmas wish list & was happy to find this under the tree. I installed it into my 2006 Honda Odyssey in about 2 hours. It works well and integrates into the factory radio. This is a huge improvement over the FM modulator I was using and I am very happy with it. For anyone installing into an Odyssey, here is how i did it (worked for me, but I am not a pro installer): -Remove lower glove box (like you are changing the cabin air filter) -Remove dash panel under radio (using pry tools recommended with the unit) -Remove 3 radio screws and slide radio forward to access back -Slide BT-45 cable through and pull out by lower glove box -Connect microphone and run to the right -Test it -Install unit to the left of cabin air filter and tie wrap in place -Install microphone on driver side visor -Route mic cable to visor hinge, across headliner, and down passenger windshield pillar -Route back to weatherstrip and pop it out and you'll find a sufficient gap between the dash panels to sneak the cable in -Run the mic wire across (below) the lower glove box to the unit. Tie wrap in place. -Check everything works and put your car back together
Pros: Convenience and decent sound quality that easily pairs with iphone Great quality with audiobooks
Cons: The volume level of the phone and the music are a bit different so you have to adjust volume when transitioning The little ball joint to hold the microphone was broken when I got it. Not a big deal, I was worked around it.
Well made product with easy to install instructions. I wanted to add Bluetooth calls and audio streaming without changing the factory look.
Pros: Crystal clear audio Easy installation Out of site install
Cons: Doesn't install itself.
Installation was relatively easy. Instructions state to "remove the factory radio" but only needed to loosen and slide the radio forward a few inches to get the connector installed into the rear of the radio. Took maybe 30-40 minutes total. Only oddity seems to be that phone call won't mute streaming (i.e. Pandora).
Pros: Great way to connect an iPhone for music AND get hands-free calling. Easy installation.
Cons: Must manually mute streaming. Not a big deal.
I added this to my 2006 Honda Accord with the XM radio system. I do routinely use the XM radio and had heard mixed information about what the bluetooth does to the XM functionality. First: installation Was straightforward. Attached directly the XM receiver in the trunk. I ran the microphone wire from the trunk to the front upper-left windscreen, mostly along the driver's side floor by pulling up the plastic panels. They came up relatively easily and popped back into place nicely. Second: setup and operation Pairing with my Android phone was straightforward, just took some time for it to see the bluetooth (~1-2 min) In operation, it takes over ALL presets on XM-1, and no XM radio is available here, but here you get your bluetooth audio. Audio quality for music, phone calls and map navigation are all good. XM-2 still works as expected (so you can still have 6 of 12 presets, as well as CD and radio), but to answer a phone call, or hear map navigation you must be on XM-1. Overall I'm happy. I wish the integration was a little more seamless (like it would take over audio for a call regardless of input), but can't complain too much about the functionality on a 9 yr old radio. Also worth noting, the included USB connector will only provide power, no audio or ipod integration. So, with a trunk mounting, it's not worth running a dedicated usb cable to it. (I use a cigarette lighter usb power for this...)
Pros: Audio is good, nice addition to my older Honda.
Cons: Taking 1/2 of XM functionality, and having to be on that source to hear Audio...
We wanted wireless audio streaming from our iPhones that would work in conjunction with the handsfree bluetooth already standard in the TL. We got it! The USA Spec BT45 clipped in line with the XM unit in the trunk area with minimal installation effort. We still have an XM signal and the handsfree telephone, but now we can stream the music from our iPhone into XM presets. We did give up 6 XM presets when bluetooth is enabled, but the audio quality we achieve by not listening to our music through the cassette adapter far makes up for it. The song titles and artist even appear in the Non-navigation radio display. The handsfree buttons on the steering wheel take control as well, letting you skip to the next song and adjust the volume. We will be giving this car to our daughter in the very near future and didn't want her fumbling with her iPhone while driving. I realize that's nearly impossible, but anything we can do to minimize looking away from the road is money well spent!
Pros: Audio quality, ease of installation, able to keep XM subscription, standard TL controls still work.
Cons: The installation instructions didn't go into how to remove the internal right trunk area paneling where the XM module is located behind. It only took about 45 min to install and the majority of that time was spend determining how to remove the panel (making sure not to break anything). I recommend loosening the three bolts holding the XM module in place and temporarily removing it for easy cable harnessing.
Extremely easy install....in the 2005 Acura TL I have (no nav), all I had to do was insert this wiring harness using the supplied connectors. Literally took me 20 minutes. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is the fact that the Bluetooth receiver is not sensitive our responsive enough to make a quick connection to my LG G4 mobile phone. Could be the phone rather than the device but sometimes it connects in seconds, sometimes out takes a couple minutes. Sometimes I have to re-pair. I have always been able to connect. I have a nearly instantaneous connection to the car's hands free receiver so that's why I consider the problem to be with the BT45. Otherwise, the sound quality is outstanding and I am mostly satisfied with the product. The Acura TL sound system is notoriously hard to upgrade so this was well worth the money.
Pros: Saved me money over having to upgrade the entire sound system in the car, excellent sound quality
Cons: Variable pairing speed
I have a 2006 Honda Accord EX-L V6 with XM radio and the built in 6-CD changer. About 3 years ago, I installed a different product which was corded, and was rather cumbersome to operate. My only hesitation about the USA Spec solution was that I didn't want something that would disable the XM radio -- I wanted, if possible to ADD functionality, not trade it. Ultimately, because the old system wasn't working well for me, and because I reconciled that I was never going to use my XM radio, I decided to take a chance on this system, knowing that a BlueTooth solution would make my life much easier. I wasn't able to find any confirmation that this solution would REPLACE the XM functionality of the radio... but I decided it was worth it either way. Wow, am I glad I did...! To use the Apple vernacular... it "just works". Installation was easy... took me an hour, only because I was fiddling around with different options. And... surprise... the XM and all other factory options work just as they did before. This simply uses "CDC"... which is intended for an external CD changer. Sadly, the display does not show the song/track info as my last system did, but that's not a show-stopper for me. I'll look to see if I can change settings to effect a change there, but again... not a big deal.
Pros: - Easy to install - "Just works" - Allowed me to keep all the factory functionality while adding the BlueTooth. - 2.1w USB charger port is great for faster charges
Cons: - Does not include USB cable for charging option - Does not include audio cable for AUX connections - The audio/voice assist feature is startling if you normally (as I do) listen to classical music... where levels are typically lower. I will likely disable that feature. - Song/Track info doesn't display on my unit for some reason. None of these 'cons' were even close to deal breakers... I'm VERY happy with this solution.
Works as advertised and sounds great. Only minor gripes are song display only lasts a second then XM pushes it off with it's own data, and voice commands (Ok Google) don't seem to work through it. But hey, it's pretty close to having factory bluetooth, especially for a 2005!
Pros: Connects effortlessly, great sound quality, radio buttons control answer/hangup and track prev/next, plugs right into factory XM
Cons: longer mic cord would have been nice
I have a 2008 Honda CR-V with OEM XM, Navigation and a terrific sound system. But I didn't have streaming bluetooth or integrated bluetooth phone. This product solved those two issues. With a simple installation that took less than 20 minutes. I am totally happy with the functionality, the audio quality and the support offered by both Crutchfield and the manufacturer. I had previously purchased the BT35-HON3 and found it almost as good, but it had poor sound quality when streaming music from my iPhone. Upon further digging I learned about the BT45 and read what others were saying about the sound quality, so I spent the extra $49.00 and ordered the BT45. The difference in sound quality of streamed music is like night and day. My only problem was that at first I couldn't use my steering wheel control to scroll through my music. But after speaking to tech support that problem was solved by disconnecting XM from my head unit (which I never used anyway) and the with a long press on the steering wheel control it now scrolls through my playlists. I am 100% happy with this inexpensive upgrade.
Pros: Great Sound quality. Get music info displayed on my navigation screen. Great phone call quality. Easy to use. Easy to install. Great tech support.
Cons: It wasn't free.
Installed the BT 45-Hon3 on my 2005 Honda accord. I have XM radio, so installation connected to the XM receiver in the trunk, and I didn't have to touch anything in my dash. That part was easy. The reason it doesn't get five stars is that operation is quirky. If I am listening to a CD and a call comes in, I have to switch to XM mode. If I am listening to a CD and want to hear my navigation, I have to switch to XM mode. I will check with their product support to see if something can be done. As it is, it is forcing me to do one thing at a time which is irritating.
Pros: Easy to install. Inexpensive. Plays iTunes, navigation, YouTube.
Cons: Need to be in XM mode for it to hear Bluetooth from phone.
This is a fantastic product, bluetooth sound is very high quality both for my music and phone calls. Installed very easily with a little online video assistance. Was more expensive than other products that I looked at but after reading reviews felt I wanted the best product that will last me for many years. I have tried several other bluetooth systems but was always dissappointed.
Pros: Sound quality, easy install
The USA Spec BT45-HON3 is a great add-on to Accord LX. Pretty easy to install hardest part was removing stereo to install it however it takes one plug to install. was on the bottom of my radio. You can also buy a usb and 3.5mm jack to install in your car and it works just as well as the bluetooth. Love it so far no real functional complaints.
Pros: Sounds as good as listening to a CD in your car. Automatically changes to the bluetooth when receiving a call.
Cons: Phone calls way quieter then music played off bluetooth. Adhesive on back of mic does not stick to windshield if hot outside.
2006 Pilot without nav. Easy install and would have been easier if I had realized I didn't have XM. Has the button but no receiver. 30 minute install and fires right up. Good sound for a Bluetooth device.
Pros: Simple install Good sound
Couldn't be happier. Needed to upgrade daughter's car to have Bluetooth capability for her phone, but didn't want to lose the factory sub-woofer in the process. Virtually every aftermarket stereo looked at required a separate amp to keep sub-woofer, and that was more than I wanted to tackle. This adapter effectively upgraded the factory stereo to include Bluetooth, and desired aux and USB outlets. Pricey, but exactly what was needed. You will need USB and 3.5mm mini-plug extensions (not included) to bring that functionality forward to a usable area, as those jacks are part of the 45-HON3 that will buried behind the dash. I used an adapter meant for this that replaced the power jack at the front of the console (googled to find one; Crutchfield doesn't stock), providing a very finished look. I did run into a pretty significant error in the manufacturer's installation instructions (in user manual). You don't put the 45-Hon3 wiring harness in-line with the Honda wiring harness (adapter furnished by manufacturer). Instead there is an empty white socket at the back of the OEM stereo meant for an XM tuner (option on Pilot EX). The 45-HON3's wiring harness plugs into that (white socket). It's pretty obvious once you look at it. Thrilled to keep the look/feel/functionality of the OEM stereo/sub-woofer intact, with Bluetooth and aux/USB jacks added. Phone is recognized and picked up quickly. Sound/voice quality of caller is very good (put mike on steering column).
Pros: Retains factory stereo w/sub-woofer. Relatively easy to install, though you will have to remove some dash panels.
Cons: Aux and USB jacks must be brought forward with extension cables (not provided). Impossible to access, otherwise.
Once installed worked flawlessly. Sync with my phone automatically, shows text. Haven't ran the microphone yet. I'm very happy with the sound quality.
Pros: Easy installation. Quality sound.
I installed the BT45 in my 2006 Honda Accord EX with factory Navigation. The install was quick and easy. I ran the mic wire behind my dash and affixed the mic on the steering wheel column. The blue tooth was easy to sync and to use. My phone calls sound great and people I speak using the BT45 each report that they hear me clearly. The blue tooth streaming is great and provides excellent sound. I purchased and installed a USB/Auxiliary Cable connector cable in my cigarette lighter next to my stick shift. This cable plugs into the back of the BT45 and provides USB charging and Auxiliary Cable connectivity, and installs seamlessly, with a factory look. The BT45 does not provide text description of what is streaming with my stereo. This is not a knock on the BT45, but a limitation of my factory navigation stereo. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and recommend it for anyone who wants to keep their factory stereo, while installing blue tooth hands free phone/streaming capability.
Pros: Easy to install and use. Good sound quality with both music streaming and phone use.
Cons: Does not include USB/Auxiliary cable and the USB connection only provides charging - it does not provide any connectivity.
I needed to stream music from my devices but my 2007 Honda was the last one with no external connection. I tried using the FM transmitters but they were intermittent and the sound was lousy. Crutchfield Chat to the rescue again. The BT45 was a great suggestion. It was easy to install and pairs up with iPhone and Galaxy phones right away. Sound is excellent.
Pros: Easy to install and use.
Bought this for our 2011 Honda Insight. We have the 6 Speaker no navigation stock radio. 100% plug n play. Automatically switches to Aux when you start the car and pairs with your phone (mine is iPhone 4S). My product advisor suggested the Bojo 3pcs pry tools so I bought those with the unit and it made the install So much easier prying the radio out and tucking the Mic wire in the molding. There was even enough space behind the pocket compartment to tuck the unit and wiring behind if I ever need to access it again. Like it was made for it. Quality is great! I knew I was missing out as the 6 speaker stock radio actually has a decent sound when I used the Aux input and produced CD quality sound. Now I can stream music in digital quality and hit the Channel button on the steering wheel control to answer calls.
Pros: Easy install, plug n play for 2011 Honda Insight
Cons: None that I have experienced so far
Install instructions were very straight forward. Had the USA Spec PA15 HON previously installed behind the factory radio, this interface connects to the XM tuner located behind rear seat in the Ridgeline. Sound quality is good except that I had to turn on the Bass Reducer on my iPhone 6 - now the sound quality is AWESOME. Very happy with Final results
Pros: iPhone connects automatically when you turn turn on the vehicle, great audio and ability to use hands free.
Cons: Voice volume thru vehicle speakers on hands free little low and requires to turn up radio
It does exactly what I wanted it to. Much better option than a new radio. OEM radio sounds great and now it's better as a result of installing this product. We have streaming audio over blue-tooth as well as hands free phone. It took a little over an hour to install - most of that time was figuring out how to release the moldings for routing the microphone cable. The best thing about it is, it's integrated with the factory radio. The steering wheel controls work, artist and song info display on the radio. It's exactly what I wanted
Pros: Easier to install than a new radio Integrated with OEM system / steering wheel controls.
Cons: Running the microphone wire to the front of the vehicle was a minor challenge.
Product works as advertised, installation in my 2007 Civic was very simple. Once paired, Bluetooth automatically connects when starting the car.
Pros: Compact Simple Installation Optional USB charging port
I installed this in a 2007 Honda Pilot EX (with XM and no navigation) about 2 weeks ago and so far it has exceeded my expectations. Installation was relatively easy and weekend support from both Crutchfield and USA Spec was excellent. The unit uses dipswitches to change from CDC to XM mode so its easy to change between modes. I put it in the CDC mode in order to take advantage of all steering wheel control functionality - I can use the CH button to answer calls and advance tracks in addition to the mode and volume controls. In XM mode I gained text display on factory radio but lost some steering wheel controls so I opted for safety vs. convenience. Unit has USB charging port and aux port but I'm not using these since the bluetooth connection with my iPhone 4s is sufficient. Phone and music sound is played through all speakers (not just front speakers). iPhone equalizer is turned off and music sound quality is excellent. Phone sound quality is very good and callers have no trouble hearing me from the microphone installed in the instrument cluster.
Pros: Excellent sound quality, easy installation, uses steering wheel and radio controls as described, excellent installation and technical support
Cons: Wish I could get text display (artist/title) in CDC mode
Add-On Bluetooth Interface Module (for Honda & Acura): The USA Spec BT45-HON3 is a Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Phone & Music Interface for select Honda & Acura vehicles. The BT45-HON3 lets you add Bluetooth hands-free communication and wireless music streaming to your compatible vehicle's factory radio. It also features an auxiliary input and USB charging port. The USA Spec BT45-HON3 includes a hide-away module, external microphone, and wiring harness.
Vehicle Compatibility: The USA Spec BT45-HON3 is compatible with select 2003-up Honda & Acura vehicles (as of 12/16/2014).
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Note: You are able to keep your vehicle's factory installed Navigation, Satellite Radio, CD-changer, RSE (rear entertainment system), USB port, and/or Aux input.
Bluetooth Pairing: The USA Spec BT45-HON3 can only be paired and connected to one Bluetooth device at a time. Its compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices such as Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, Windows phone, and more.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the USA Spec BT45-HON3.
Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication (HFP): The USA Spec BT45-HON3 supports Bluetooth Profile HFP for hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, so you can take (answer/end) phone calls through your vehicle's factory radio.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming (A2DP/AVRCP): The BT45-HON3 supports Bluetooth Profiles A2DP and AVRCP for wireless audio streaming from a Bluetooth-enabled device that can also be controlled from the buttons on your vehicle's factory radio or steering wheel; in some cases you can also view song/artist information on your factory radio's display.
Auxiliary Input: In addition to wireless Bluetooth connectivity, the USA Spec BT45-HON3 is fitted with an auxiliary audio input (3.5mm) for connection of practically any portable audio device with a headphone jack output or analog audio output.
USB Charging Port: The USA Spec BT45-HON3 features a USB (type-A) port to charge your smartphone or other portable audio device in your vehicle. Because the BT45-HON3 is a hide-away device, you'll want to purchase a USB extension cable (sold separately) to make the unit's USB charging port accessible. The USB charging port is rated at 5V/2.1A.
Note: This USB port is for charging only; it does not support music streaming.
Dip Switches: There are 4 dip switches that will need to be configured to match the type of factory radio you have; either XM or non-XM.
Installation: For vehicles with factory radios that do not support XM Satellite Radio, the USA Spec BT45-HON3 installs behind the factory radio. For vehicles with factory radios that do support XM Satellite Radio, the USA Spec BT45-HON3 installs at the satellite tuner location (typically behind the glove box, in the trunk, or under a seat).
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Newer phones and operating systems are not longer supported by the 2008 Acura TL OEM HFL, and it also didn't have streaming capability. I wanted an option that included Bluetooth streaming of music, allowed phone calls via a hands free link but didn't want to lose the OEM XM Radio capability. [ Dane Feb 25, 2019 ]
The Crutchfied expert , Paul suggested this device. [ Steve Feb 05, 2019 ]
to use [ DAVID O Jan 20, 2019 ]
The Advisor I spoke with [ Brad Jan 02, 2019 ]
Appears to integrate properly with my vehicle [ Kenneth Dec 25, 2018 ]
I needed Bluetooth calling capability on my 2008 Honda Odyssey to be legal in the state of Georgia. [ C Dec 17, 2018 ]
This unit had fantastic reviews. It was pricier than other options, but I wanted something that I was sure would work. [ John Dec 17, 2018 ]
So I can keep the stock radio, steering wheel controls, sub woofer and rear dvd system [ B Dec 14, 2018 ]
I wanted a bluetooth solution while keeping the factory radio/nav system. Saw a number of reviews on Youtube, and figured that it would be a good decision to purchase this device. [ John Dec 02, 2018 ]
It seems to be the best option for making my vehicle bluetooth as close to OEM as possible while retaining all of the features. [ Ryan Nov 23, 2018 ]
I wanted to keep factory navigation system but add bluetooth audio capability [ jason Nov 09, 2018 ]
Best fit [ Ronald Nov 08, 2018 ]
It was the only product that met my wireless needs and worked with the factory radio. [ Ann Nov 03, 2018 ]
For my wife's 2006 Acura tl [ Tony Oct 15, 2018 ]
for the features without having to replace system [ DARYL Sep 16, 2018 ]
I have used other products from USA Spec and they have performed perfectly. This unit does exactly what I wanted... Bluetooth for phone and music. [ C Sep 13, 2018 ]
my car does not have current bluetooth capability and won't connect to current phone styles. I bought this item so I can connect new technology to an older platform. [ Mike Sep 11, 2018 ]
Positive Customer reviews and ease of install [ Vladimir Sep 11, 2018 ]
Cruthfield is a great Company to work with..Jenny from Chat incredibly helpful [ steve Sep 01, 2018 ]
I needed a quick solution to expand my factory radio's capability without having to invest in a new radio. [ Micah Sep 01, 2018 ]
Wanted BT device that I was able to keep my stock functions. Troy at Crutchfield helped me make my decision. Thanks! [ TYRONE Aug 23, 2018 ]
Chosen because of reviews and purchased at Crutchfield for customer service and pricing! [ Brian Aug 22, 2018 ]
For my Honda 2007 with Nav and also thanks to help from Dino (Crutchfield advisor) [ Tru Aug 22, 2018 ]
Maintain factory functions [ Lisa Aug 14, 2018 ]
saved me hours of trying to find the right device [ debra Aug 08, 2018 ]
You had the best site for figuring it out if it would fit and a link to the installation. [ Anthony de la Jul 19, 2018 ]
Taylor recommended it [ Robert Jul 07, 2018 ]
GA Law, need hands free now. [ Jeff Jul 01, 2018 ]
Crutchfield reccomendation.... [ Michael Jun 04, 2018 ]
This is the only device on the market to integrate to the factory radio that will allow calls when listening to other inputs. [ JAMES May 18, 2018 ]
It had good reviews [ Chris May 15, 2018 ]
Upgrade the functionality of my existing Honda radio. [ Nick May 13, 2018 ]
Great reviews, ease of installation, and provides Bluetooth for playing my music while still being able to use Handsfreelink for my phone [ June Apr 26, 2018 ]
Reviews on Acurazine Site. Bought from Crutchfield because of your great service in the past. [ JOHN Apr 24, 2018 ]
Best functionality and best integration with factory-installed audio system on my vehicle. [ Bogdan Mar 13, 2018 ]
seems to be best fit, easy to install and reviews indicate good quality [ eric Mar 13, 2018 ]
This appears to be the best solution to "update" my Honda audio system... will wait and see. [ Eric Mar 12, 2018 ]
This will turn your 04-06 Acura TL Stereo System on Steroids. [ Majd Mar 01, 2018 ]
Of all the devices of this nature that I researched, this one fit my needs the best. [ Ivan Jan 25, 2018 ]
I chose this item because my 2007 MDX does not have Bluetooth capabilities and heard nothing but great reviews. [ Timothy Jan 05, 2018 ]
Vehicle has a nice, but dated, sound system, integrated with navigation, steering wheel controls, voice command and climate controls. Rather than replace all of that, this gives me the ability to add hands-free phone capability, as well as providing access to the music content on my phone. [ BRIAN Dec 30, 2017 ]
After some research it appears to be the best unit on the market, but still within my budget. Crutchfield had the best price. [ John Dec 26, 2017 ]
price and function [ Timothy Dec 22, 2017 ]
Great customer service from Maverick! Good knowledge base! [ August Dec 14, 2017 ]
To give my son's car the ability to utilize bluetooth from his iphone for handfree calling and streaming music. [ Debra Dec 08, 2017 ]
Would like to add benefit of Bluetooth capability to 2009 Odyssey. Crutchfield site and other web searches guided me to this choice. [ Mark Dec 01, 2017 ]
Adds Bluetooth technology to an older vehicle [ Brent Nov 26, 2017 ]
Connects to factory radio that cannot be replaced due to integrated Air conditioning controls. [ Scott Aug 29, 2017 ]
To connect my phone with the existing radio [ Ramjay Aug 13, 2017 ]
Need to get BT audio in my car. [ Ronald Aug 13, 2017 ]
I placed trust that Crutchfield has carefully determined the correct unit for my car. [ John Aug 10, 2017 ]
flexible solution for factory equipment. [ Bernard Jul 16, 2017 ]
My wife's car didn't come with a Bluetooth compatible radio. She was bad about going through auxiliary cords. [ Loren Jul 13, 2017 ]
The only option from Crutchfield that provides both BT streaming audio and handsfree calling. Hope it works better than the other units I've tried in the past. [ DANIEL Jul 10, 2017 ]
NEEDED A SIMPLE BLUETOOTH SOLUTION [ R Jun 10, 2017 ]
Designed for the vehicle to which I want to add it. [ Eric May 11, 2017 ]
I have many calls while in the vehicle, and as more municipalities require hands-free, I thought it was time to purchase this kit as I don't plan to replace this vehicle for a while. [ Chuck May 03, 2017 ]
My son has one for his Honda Accord and likes it very much [ James May 01, 2017 ]
Fits my vehicle exactly; does what I want to do. [ D. Phillip Apr 27, 2017 ]
Compatibility with my OEM stereo. [ D Kyle Mar 03, 2017 ]
Bluetooth capability for factory stereo [ Chris Feb 27, 2017 ]
Friend recommendation [ Ronnie Feb 25, 2017 ]
Only product to connect by Bluetooth to stream music and handle phone calls for my 05 Acura TL [ Kevin Feb 14, 2017 ]
Seemed like the best option to add bluetooth functionality when I don't want to change the head unit. [ Jeffrey Feb 02, 2017 ]
I decided to go with this product so I could keep the factory features of my car and add Bluetooth audio and phone features. Looking forward to a smooth integration into my car! [ Robert Jan 24, 2017 ]
Allows to extend blue tooth capability to stock Honda equipment [ John Dec 31, 2016 ]
I needed an auxiliary port for my car and this one is compatible with my stereo and was highly recommended with great reviews. [ Hannah Dec 29, 2016 ]
Recommended by Ryan [ Vincent Dec 27, 2016 ]
Seems like best choice! Hopefully, I'm right! [ Russell Dec 22, 2016 ]
Fits the car, keeps the factory look [ James A. Dec 22, 2016 ]
System in car is great just missing bluetooth. Too many things can mess up when replacing the radio this was an easy choice. I hope install goes well [ Jason Dec 22, 2016 ]
Son requested as xmas gift [ Patricia Dec 18, 2016 ]
Add bluetooth to a 2013 Honda Fit that was not equipped with bluetooth [ Donald Dec 06, 2016 ]
mac said to [ C Nov 17, 2016 ]
I have owned and used one in another Honda for a couple of years and it has excellent audio quality and integrates well with the factory audio system. [ Shane Nov 14, 2016 ]
supposed to be perfect fit with my vehicle [ Mark Nov 08, 2016 ]
High recommendation. Find that listening to Iphone music is better than XM channels. [ ERIK Oct 11, 2016 ]
Great reviews to add Bluetooth to my Honda pilot [ Bryon Jul 28, 2016 ]
It is compatible to with my car eom radio. [ Cayetano Jul 28, 2016 ]
Simple...I wanted Bluetooth capabilities in my car. [ Randy Jul 20, 2016 ]
I wanted to add bluetooth capability to my Honda Odyssey and looked at this and another product, not carried by Crutchfield. In the end, this better fit my needs and the help I received from Adam allowed me to quickly make my comparison. Adam's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=39 [ Mark Jul 20, 2016 ]
I wanted to be able to stream music via Bluetooth and answer calls hands free [ AMANDA L Jul 02, 2016 ]
I don't want to change my factory look of the truck and this is just a plug into the factory system [ Michael Jun 16, 2016 ]
Reviews and talking with advisor Otis. Otis' Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=212 [ Jesse May 12, 2016 ]
Compatible with my car. Easy installation per reviews and customer service. Very favorable reviews from customers. [ Alex Apr 30, 2016 ]
Recommendation. [ Gustavo A Guerr Apr 02, 2016 ]
Love that there is a product that works with my factory radio! [ Kira E. Mar 15, 2016 ]
Crutchfields has spectacular customer service! Went online with Artie, described my need and within minutes had a link to exactly what I needed in a shopping cart! Thank you! Artie's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=93 [ ANDREW E Mar 13, 2016 ]
Based on the reviews and customer support [ RDasari Mar 04, 2016 ]
I wanted to replace the existing wired adapter with BT. This one installs easily in the trunk and works well. My phone pairs pretty quickly when I get into the car. I do lose the xm1 presets but by using the radio in category tuning mode, I'm able to pick enough presets on xm2 to get me to everything I listen to with minimal tuning [ walter Feb 08, 2016 ]
I wanted to keep factory stereo but add bluetooth functionality. [ Anurag Jan 18, 2016 ]
my wife wanted to play her music with her MP3 player, this was my best option [ Eric Dec 15, 2015 ]
Tech Support for old unit recommended this new one because of blue tooth and phone calls. [ Nicklis Dec 09, 2015 ]
Excited to try a plug-and-ply blu-tooth option. Don't want to change the head unit. [ David Dec 08, 2015 ]
This device connects to your existing audio system. My car is a 2005 Acura TSX with navigation. This made install easier as it plugged into the system by removing a side panel in the truck. With out navigation it must be hard wired into the head unit in the dash. Much more involved. My car is the only one I can confirm installation. Hope this helps. [ Abigail Mar 15, 2019 ]
They nailed it! You don't have the have the microphone plugged if you are only going to use it for streaming audio. The microphone is only needed if you will use it for hands free phone calling. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul [ Paul Mar 11, 2019 ] Staff
I don't think so, unless it also acts at an antenna. It was so easy to plug and play. I put it in a 2004 Accord and had to run the microphone because it didn't have hands free. It works flawlessly! [ Roland Mar 10, 2019 ]
I connected the provided microphone, but you don't have to connect it to be able to stream. I don't have a HFL on my Honda 2005 Accord so connecting it was ideal for me. This unit works great, I am going to leave it installed when I give the car to my son because he loves it. You can't go wrong Michael P. [ Julio Mar 10, 2019 ]
Charging only [ HECTOR Nov 22, 2018 ]
It is only for charging. The phone uses Bluetooth to communicate with the unit [ Michael Nov 19, 2018 ]
The steering wheel button doesn't work for me... but the tune button on the stereo works in all my apps (I have nav in my civic as well btw) [ Justin Nov 13, 2018 ]
Not exactly sure but Inwould guess whatever the current music source was it will change the track. [ Nathan Nov 07, 2018 ]
I used it for Spotify it always worked. That's all I use. [ Hannah Nov 07, 2018 ]
The mic cable is plenty long enough to have your mic up front. I also installed near the Sirus in the back fender. [ Bryon Jul 23, 2018 ]
Yes it is long enough to easily reach from trunk [ Joseph Jul 23, 2018 ]
It should. You're device will connect via bluetooth to the BT45-HON3, and it will use the XM-1 input selection on your radio. You should still be able to switch to Aux for the 3.5mm input. [ Steve May 14, 2018 ]
The unit I own(BT45-HON3) will hear my response to SIRI and respond. My vehicle does not have steering wheel controls. I activate SIRI directly from the IPhone and wait for the vehicle to play the audio. Never a need to take my eyes off the road. Do not know how the other units will work with my vehicle so I cant rate themor suggest one over the other. The one I own is Awesome! [ George May 07, 2018 ]
Well, which is it? Seems two contradictory answers to the same question. [ Richie May 06, 2018 ]
Yes, this item does work with Siri. I have mine installed in a 2007 Honda CRV. I am very pleased with this product and would highly recommend to everyone. Music quality is very good and sound with phone calls(both your hearing and the person on the other end) is very good. [ Wesolowski May 06, 2018 ]
No I don't believe it does. I am no longer the owner of the vehicle I purchased this unit for, so I'm unable to verify [ David May 06, 2018 ]
I had to connect mines to the xm radio unit in the trunk of my car. At first installation I had a problem when first installed. I unplugged the unit and then reconnected all connection and it has worked perfect ever since then. If your car does not have bluetooth, this unit if definitely worth the money it costs. [ Julio Mar 10, 2019 ]
You got to connect it to the back trunk to the antenna, it doesn't connect to the radio in the dash. Go to the trunk. To the right panel unclip the side and connect it to the antenna. [ Ceezamuth Mar 26, 2018 ]
Yes. The USA Spec BT45-HON3 is recommended for use in the 2013 Fit (base model). I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan [ Ryan Oct 23, 2017 ] Staff
I can change tracks back and forth with the steering controls on my 2005 Honda Accord. [ Julio Mar 10, 2019 ]
I have a 2007 Odyssey and it connects my iPhone 7 perfectly. The steering wheel switch controls the tracks. [ Michael Jul 01, 2017 ]
I'm afraid the voltage of the microphone input is not provided in our research or the owner's manual. However, we do carry the direct OEM replacement mic from USA Spec that you can purchase for the BT45-HON3 adapter: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_581MIC45/USA-Spec-MIC45.html If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Larry Feb 21, 2017 ] Staff
With your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings-connections on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. [ Kenny Jul 09, 2016 ] Staff
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx 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 fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Mar 21, 2016 ] Staff
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 Mar 04, 2016 ] Staff
I also have the 2007 Touring with Nav and RES and this adapter works perfectly. Just make sure that when you install it that the connectors are seated properly. [ Michael Jul 01, 2017 ]
On our 2006 MDX, it does not take any functions away. It operates on XM 1 band. We still have XM2 and XM3 regarding preset buttons. The functions of the audio system are not altered otherwise. [ Peter Jan 27, 2016 ]
I'm not sure about the 2007 model, on my wife's 2006 Odyssey it integrated seemlessly and without issues. The steering wheel controls advance the track whether it's with the phones mp3 player, Pandora or slacker. Hope this helps. [ TODD Jan 26, 2016 ]
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. [ Jeff Jan 25, 2016 ] Staff
Only on the smart phone [ Jeffrey Nov 24, 2015 ]
On my 2007 MDX with navigation it shows Song title, Artist/Group name and Album name [ TODD Nov 23, 2015 ]
I believe it should since it reads the Bluetooth info, I know my spotify works so I would assume Pandora does too. [ Cheerag Nov 23, 2015 ]
Depends on the Version of the Pandora App. It worked great after I first installed the adapter, then I went 6 months with out it displaying anything then it started working again a month ago after updating the app. [ David Nov 23, 2015 ]
It does on our 06 Acura MDX. [ Peter Nov 23, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy Nov 10, 2015 ] Staff
Not on the device, you would have to press mute on your phone. [ WILLIAM Oct 14, 2015 ]
For 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 fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Aug 31, 2015 ] Staff
It's about 2 feet [ ARVIN May 23, 2015 ]
For 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 fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy May 10, 2015 ] Staff
For 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 fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Apr 21, 2015 ] Staff
For 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 fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Apr 07, 2015 ] Staff
Hi, The first response you got was a bit off the mark, and I'm sorry about that. I'll follow up on that. Bluetooth is a digital transfer, but there is not a separate DAC in this piece. The DAC is built into the Bluetooth 2.1 chipset. We reached out to USA SPEC on this and they sent along this additional info: Bluetooth 2.1 added Secure Simple Pairing versus Bluetooth 2.0 for easier pairing and better security Bluetooth 2.1 supports the same SBC codec as 2.0 with support of up to 512kb/s and 44.1/48kHz in 2-channel stereo (it does not support higher bit rate codecs like AAC for Apple and aptX for Android) Data rate speeds of up to 2.1 Mbit/s (same as 2.0) [ Jeff Apr 09, 2015 ] Staff