I am looking for a decent bluetooth car kit to fit a 2002 model Audi A4.
I was interested in the Parrot CK3000 model. A few questions:
Has anyone installed a car kit into an Audi and used the radio mute and/or
connected the sound through the cars own speakers? Is it fairly easy or are
there any gotchas?
Can the Parrot be connected to an external aerial?
Anyone recommend an alternative car kit solution? I have an SE t68i and will
probably be changing this for a z600 soon.
Thanks in advance.
i thought i would answer this with my review of the thing:-
In the box it came with:-
Black Main Unit
2 Sets of cables (one for speakers + separate mute, one for powers)
Button (Red LED Hangup , Green LED Dial)
Install in a peugeot speakers installation is fairly easy (it uses existing
car speakers) pull the ISO plug from the back of the CD player plug into the
unit then get the plug of the unit plug it back to the CD players.
As for the power depend on the country. In AU my model had Black, Red +12V,
Orange +12V Accessories and a Yellow Mute. With the +12V and Black Earth is
easy to find with a multimeter or a tester, as for the mute i have to do
quite a bit of diging thro the net to find out which pin is the mute for my
OEM CD player (NB: i only need this for completness since you dont really
need the mute because the speaker is pass through the unit so it will fade
the music out when phone in use)
I know in europe they have ISO plug straight in and out of your CD player
as describe above for power and mute, lot of users had problem with
retaining memory when switch off the car, this is because some car the
Permanent +12V and Accessories +12V pins switch position.
When all that is done, i hide the unit behind the glove box, run the mic and
the button to where i need, plug them all into the unit and ready to test
No external Antenas, since the phone is not physical connected to the unit
its not needed, reception depends on the phone.
I switch on the car, the female voice (with a nice french accent..hehehe)
came on "please pair device" or something like that... oki i forgot about
setting in the T68i
On the T68i i go to connect menu > Bluetooth > Option > Operation Mode > On
Option > Phone Name > T68i
Back out to Bluetooth Menu > Discover > See the 'Parrot CK 3000' > Click
that > Pair > Connection key > 1234
Then voice came on again, "pairing suceed" and then "Your phone book is
being downloaded" this you will see the status bar on the T68i now, could
take a while depend on how many contacts you have.
When thats all done, back out to the connection menu > Accessories (or from
outside the main screen press and hold thumb stick left) > choose Parrot
if connection sucessful there are futher menu, they all self explanatory,
just follow 'HER' voice instructions to set all the keywords and names.
Use wordspotting you can answer and hangup and call without even touching a
button. Choice a unique keyword, i first choose "phone" to turn it on, and
everytime the radio has an ads "phone now and recieve.." ... *beep* "word
not recorded" ... or a song "i call you on the telephone ... *beep* "word
Now i leave the T68i Bluetooth on 24/7 and battery drain isnt much as i
thought, i can hardly notice different.
Little note for Nokia users, it wont be as fancy as describe above, when
phone go near the CK3000 it turn into a handfree ear set., that about it, no
voice inctruction, phone book sycn, no voice training everything is done by
the nokia, the CK3000 unit just sit there like a dumb plug in ear piece hand
I bought this Parrot a few months ago, to fit into an Audi S4. It's
still in the box... Essentially, if you have the Bose stereo (as I
have), then you'll have problems. It's because it uses a seperate amp
which is in your boot, nowhere near your head unit. It ends up meaning
that it cannot use your existing speakers and you have to buy and fit
another one somewhere. When I had it wired up, it seemed to be
working, muted the stereo, but you couldn't hear anything. I haven't
got around to progressing it much further. It seems that US spec A4s
often have a seperate phone speaker in the door, ready for you to
connect into, but European ones do not. If you don't have the Bose
stereo then it should be straight forward and work quite well, but
then I don't actually have experience of that.
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