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post #1 of 17 Old Jul 19th, 2015, 8:50 am Thread Starter
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Radio via bluetooth

I had a k1600 a while back and loved the ability to play the radio through my BMW Bluetooth helmet.
Change of circumstances means I'm back with an LT and I was wondering if it was possible to somehow get the output from the LT radio to play via Bluetooth?
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post #2 of 17 Old Jul 19th, 2015, 9:24 am
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Re: Radio via bluetooth

I don't know how the data plans work in the UK, but I use my iPhone for music, including the radio, sports and pandora.

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I had a k1600 a while back and loved the ability to play the radio through my BMW Bluetooth helmet.
Change of circumstances means I'm back with an LT and I was wondering if it was possible to somehow get the output from the LT radio to play via Bluetooth?
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I also have a 2006 with the radio in the stingray. I have Sena adapter plug from on the left of the Stingray to their SM10 (Bluetooth transmitter) I have a SMH10R on my helmet, works great.

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Where can I find out more about these?
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Re: Radio via bluetooth

Check this page out and see if this is what you are looking for:

https://www.google.com/search?q=blue...utf-8&oe=utf-8

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You can also look at Sena products here Products Archives - Sena Look under 'Other' to see the SM10.

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Re: Radio via bluetooth

I seem to remember a couple folks spliced a bluetooth dongle into the wires of the rear spreakers. You can then use any bluetooth headset to listen. You can pick up a dongle off eBay for about $20 dollars.

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Well I have Bluetooth transceiver connected to radio (rear speaker lines) through standard signal level reducer. Do get the signal to Sena 20S helmet set.

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I have a 2000 LT. I would like to try installing a bluetooth dongel to my rear speaket wires, any instructions would be appreciated. My main concern is what dongel would work and how to wire it into the speaker circuit. Thanks.
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I have a 2000 LT. I would like to try installing a bluetooth dongel to my rear speaket wires, any instructions would be appreciated. My main concern is what dongel would work and how to wire it into the speaker circuit. Thanks.
Start by going to store selling car audio / hifi equipment. Tell what you want to do (steal signal from rear speker wires, reduce the level to "input aux"-level and feed it to Bluetooth transceiver. All this in a car/bike). If not the first store know what you need, the second one does... When you have got the reducer and the transceiver, I can walk you through how to wire it. Not talking of major investment. Here on the other side of the big pond I paid about 50$ of everything needed.

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Re: Radio via bluetooth

It reads like all the solutions proposed above will convert stereo to mono. Correct?

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It reads like all the solutions proposed above will convert stereo to mono. Correct?
Negative Stereo it still is...

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Re: Radio via bluetooth

OK,
I've ordered the sena SM10. I'd ideally like to wire it into the aux output so I can turn off the speakers but still use them if required, is this possible?
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I've ordered the sena SM10. I'd ideally like to wire it into the aux output so I can turn off the speakers but still use them if required, is this possible?
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Possible that definitely is - says Yoda You just need to install switch cutting off the rear speakers. I have done that too. The switch is in front of the rear trunk, on the right side where other stereo controls are. I can take few pictures and dig the colors of the wires codes needing to be accessed / routed through the switch and routed to SM10.

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OK. Input to SM10: You need to find the wires to rear speakers. Those are in the harness going from the left side of the stingray to the rear trunk. The left side spekers should be yellow and yellow with some dotted line. Right should be blue with dots. If unable to find correct ones remove the speakers to see the color of the wires. From these lines "steal" the signal to SM10 (preferably through some signal level reducer).

Behind the connection you just made, you can install a switch disconnecting the + or - of both channels. You should have a circuit breaker of two parallel lines (one for each channel).

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To anyone thinking upgrading the radio. I recently purchased my 06 LT and the radio had issues, some speakers didnt work and it was difficult to seek radio stations. I purchased a Pioneer DEH-X6710BT and changed out the rear speakers to Sony 5 1/'4, 4 way's. I wasn't able to swap out the front speakers due to fact I would've had to remove more hardware... The speakers were fine anyways and sounded great.. Once the radio was installed I added a cell phone holder thats sits right above the stingray. The phone (Android) is paired via bluetooth to the radio. Whats also great Pioneer has a Free App so you control the radio directly from the phone. Plus I paired my Helmet via Sena Bluetooth so I can listen to the radio/cd or talk on my cell. I'll add some photo's later. Removing the tuperware and reinstalling wasnt as bad as I thought. Now I feel more confident to work on my own bike..
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Re: Radio via bluetooth

While not the LT radio, I wired an XM radio output to an SM10 Bluetooth transmitter to listen with a Sena SMH10 headset. Works OK but I'm not impressed with the sound quality. No bass response, sounds tinny and no way I could find to adjust that.

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