If you want stream music wirelessly through your car stereo from your phone or mp3 player but aren't sure which Bluetooth receiver you need this is the guide to read to help you determine which Bluetooth receiver is right for you.
If you're looking to make your car stereo Bluetooth and streaming music via your smartphone without any cables, it is possible - but not with all car stereos. Compatability is more restricted with car stereos than it is with docking stations and results can vary between different vehicle manufacturers.
As a rule of thumb, the 30 pin Bluetooth Receivers will only work with stereos and docks that are analogue or analogue/digital. They will not work if your car stereo is digital only.
If you're not sure we'd recommend searching Google for your serial / dock model number to find out if it's analogue or digital, or you can get in touch with your manufacturer. If it's analogue we'd recommend purchasing an Aux Bluetooth Receiver (if you have an Aux input).
If you want to try one out to see, we recommend testing the I-DOCK.
If it does not work out we have a no-quibble return policy and can offer a refund or exchange (just keep the item in as new condition and carefully remove from packaging so as not to scratch the device). Now if it doesn’t work, it’s not the end of the road – you just need to use one of our AUX solutions. Newer cars will have the AUX port either in the glove box, in the arm rest, on the face of the stereo, or in some models, the port will be at the back of the head unit.
The receivers are very small, so if it is on the front of the unit, they are quite easy to position in place, if it’s at the back, you will need to remove the head unit, then pull the wire through the back and make a home in the glove box. Please note the receivers will enable the music to transmit wirelessly – but they will not enable steering controls to function and will not offer hands free Bluetooth calls. Once you are set up, you can connect as usual – so smartphones, tablets, laptops etc. (used by the passengers of course!)
If you are looking to purchase one of our products and would like to see the customer reviews on Amazon - please use the links below: