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95 850 GLT Blue Tooth?

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95 850 GLT Blue Tooth?

Post by viper69 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:19 pm

My car is all stock, with one exception I have an Alpine 6 CD changer in the trunk I had installed many years ago.

Is there a way to install a Blue Tooth receiver/ device that doesn’t rely on those radio oriented Blue Tooth receivers so that I may listen to streaming music from my phone, be it Spotify etc?

The radio-oriented versions are that good once a radio station interferes with it.

I suspect the CD changer is connected through an Aux-in port behind the head unit.

Is it possible to keep the use of my CD player in some fashion?

Thanks!


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Re: 95 850 GLT Blue Tooth?

Post by Stu70 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:27 pm

I built a ‘splitter’ that shares the audio in lines and switches between the changer and a yatour -via a selector switch in the console arm rest - that plugs into the changer port.
You can only use a Grom or Yatour type device for Bluetooth as the head unit only accepts the audio coming in after it ‘talks’ to the changer and/ or Yatour/Grom via a ‘handshake’ data exchange. I haven’t found any thing commercially available that does the same.

If your handy with a soldering iron and arts n’ crafts it’s all pretty simple
If you want I could draw up some sort of how to?


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Re: 95 850 GLT Blue Tooth?

Post by viper69 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:58 pm

Stu70 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:27 pm
I built a ‘splitter’ that shares the audio in lines and switches between the changer and a yatour -via a selector switch in the console arm rest - that plugs into the changer port.
You can only use a Grom or Yatour type device for Bluetooth as the head unit only accepts the audio coming in after it ‘talks’ to the changer and/ or Yatour/Grom via a ‘handshake’ data exchange. I haven’t found any thing commercially available that does the same.

If your handy with a soldering iron and arts n’ crafts it’s all pretty simple
If you want I could draw up some sort of how to?
Thanks for responding. I would definitely appreciate a “how to”. I’m a visual learner more so when it comes to cars. If I can’t visualize it, I can’t do it hah.

Curious, do I need to remove the radio/cassette unit?

I didn’t install my CD changer, so any help is good.


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Re: 95 850 GLT Blue Tooth?

Post by Stu70 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:08 pm

Oh, your not using the changer?
If your not using your changer then you just need a Grom from IPD or a Yatour from EBay ( use your head unit model (SC-***) when ordering...)
You’d only need my splitter if you wanted both changer and Bluetooth . My splitter box will live behind the radio, so before you start make sure you have radio code. The box simply plugs in between head unit , changer and Yatour. With some wiring to an easily reachable switch. Mines all hidden so looks stock, I’m not a fan of cutting or altering an interior.


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Re: 95 850 GLT Blue Tooth?

Post by gmh » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:31 pm

Some less pricey alternatives for the aux input and bluetooth adapters are mentioned in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=89595
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Re: 95 850 GLT Blue Tooth?

Post by viper69 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:01 pm

Stu70 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Oh, your not using the changer?
If your not using your changer then you just need a Grom from IPD or a Yatour from EBay ( use your head unit model (SC-***) when ordering...)
You’d only need my splitter if you wanted both changer and Bluetooth . My splitter box will live behind the radio, so before you start make sure you have radio code. The box simply plugs in between head unit , changer and Yatour. With some wiring to an easily reachable switch. Mines all hidden so looks stock, I’m not a fan of cutting or altering an interior.
Well I'm not using it currently, but I'd like to. But, I didn't know if I could use blue tooth, AND use the CD player. Or does the CD player need to be removed etc?

I do have the radio code. I'd be super interested in this box of yours.


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'82 Volvo DL Wagon, 4 speed manual
'77 Saab 99 EMS, 4 speed manual

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Re: 95 850 GLT Blue Tooth?

Post by Stu70 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:35 pm

I’ll sit down in the weekend and take some photos with a write up, might make a new post so it’s easier to find in a search. It means you can have the two seperate inputs without retro fitting cables into your factory radio so, retaining the tape player for those Derek and Clive* tapes that never made it to CD.

*Derek and Clive = Dudley Moore and Peter Cooke (Adults Only )
Look it up if that sort of British humour works for you...
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Re: 95 850 GLT Blue Tooth?

Post by cn90 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:46 pm

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Re: 95 850 GLT Blue Tooth?

Post by Stu70 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:03 pm

OP wants to retain CD changer as well.

The Grom uses that din port on the head unit, so changer is left unusable.

My “box” accepts the Grom/Yatour din plug AND the changer din plug so you can use both, you select which one has priority.
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Re: 95 850 GLT Blue Tooth?

Post by viper69 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:30 am

Stu70 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:03 pm
OP wants to retain CD changer as well.

The Grom uses that din port on the head unit, so changer is left unusable.

My “box” accepts the Grom/Yatour din plug AND the changer din plug so you can use both, you select which one has priority.
Hi Stu


Just wanted to see if you have completed the instruction set with pics for this?

Thanks


Volvo 850 GLT 1995

5 Speed Manual transmission

122,500 miles and barely broken in

Previous:
'82 Volvo DL Wagon, 4 speed manual
'77 Saab 99 EMS, 4 speed manual

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