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bluetooth in older used cars

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what will it take to implement the bluetooth system in older cars which did not come with the option then?

something like automobiles.honda.com/handsfreelink
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The closest thing you'll get to an OEM-like solution is to upgrade your stereo to one which has bluetooth capabilities built in. Most car stereos these days support it if you buy the additional "bluetooth add-on".

Some do it better than others - typically your phone pairs with the stereo system, and then when calls come in the stereo will mute itself and output the call through your car speakers. They usually have a built-in microphone to listen to your voice as well. Some stereos are smart enough to show call display on the front screen when a call arrives as well and let you push "answer" and "hangup" buttons on the dash interface.

Alternatively, you can just buy one of the many "visor mount" bluetooth car kits out there, e.g.:

http://reviews.cnet.com/headsets/jabra-cruiser/4505-13831_7-33897034.html?tag=contentBody;similarProds

These kinds of devices usually have their own built in speakerphone and microphone, but require regular charging (or you have to drape a cable across your dashboard to plug it into the cigarette lighter.

And then of course there's always hands free bluetooth ear pieces which you can connect to your phone. Personally I have a Jawbone prime, and I *really* like it - it has the best noise cancellation on the market, something you just won't get with any kind of dash-mounted or visor-mounted system.
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Just a quick example of a decent car stereo taht has bluetooth:

http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/cde-103bt/

I think the CDE-103BT that I linked to you above does NOT require any additional adapters or add-ons to use the bluetooth but be aware that a lot of these receivers marketed as "bluetooth capable" do require you to purchase the "bluetooth" module. Alpine stereos often require you to buy this:

http://www.alpine-electronics.co.uk/products/details/bluetooth-usb/kce-400bt.html

So it's best to double-check before buying anything.
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thanks for the nice reco, Frosty555.
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