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    Worse case...if the Scosche A2DP device is no good then I will just resume using my Bluebridge Mini Jack which works flawlessly.
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    LED Ground Kit

    Just to fun things up a bit I decided to get this LED Ground signal kit from Carid.com. It's basically LED lights underneath each side of my car that will light up based on my turn signal, reverse or brake. Mighty nifty. I assume this is not visible during the daylight, of course but at night it should be cool and make my car unique from other Altimas.

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    Bluetooth Inside!

    I am excited to announce that my car audio is now officially hardwired-bluetooth enabled. I got my scosche bluetooth handsfree kit installed. I also got my mini amp installed. Note: I did not install this myself. I had a shop install it for me..I just let them know what I needed done.

    The breakdown:

    Scosche UBRH-

    The bluetooth kit apparently had built in handsfree protocol and A2DP. I didn't even need that extra bluetooth transmitter. It is hardwired to my car for power so I don't have to worry about charging it. It powers up when my car turns on.

    It pairs flawlessly with my Android smartphone. I also noticed that it auto connects when it powers on so I don't have to navigate to my bluetooth settings on my phone and manually connect it.

    I was also able to test the handsfree functionality. It pauses the music and the phone rings. I may need to adjust the audio for the phone but that's not a dramatic task. I can hear the other person through my speakers and they hear me fine. There is one minor thing which is tolerable and fixable..I noticed a low whine through the speakers when using the handsfree talking. This does not occur when streaming the music. It could be as simple as adjusting the wiring.

    I also have the audio out from the bluetooth device to one of the input channels on the mini amp which I will discuss next.

    Mini Amp

    There are tons of these on ebay but what I wanted was one that put out at minimum what my aftermarket sony headunit did (50x4 RMS). Which this unit does. I also wanted one that has a remote so that I could adjust the basic audio such as treble, bass fade, etc. This particular unit has a few extras. I can mute, enable surround sound, boost the audio output. For a $50 unit this is awesome. Not only does the sound through my factory speakers sound crisp but they sound like I already have aftermarket speakers (I'm still going to replace them eventually).

    The IR receiver is currently placed in a temporary spot which I am still trying to decide where to place it. I may wait until my tablet mount is complete that way I have a better idea or even integrate it into the tablet mount (which makes sense).

    I ended up having the mini amp mounted at the front foot of the passenger side (mounted high). This prevented from having to use longer cabling plus it's easily accessible if I want to connect other inputs since the unit still has three more inputs available.

    And now my fellow mp3car-tourage...the moment you may be waiting for..time for some more pics.
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    Bluetooth and Mini Amp Pics

    Here are the pics:


    The handsfree/A2DP transmitter which is connected to the main bluetooth receiver.

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    This is just displaying how all connections and power is disconnected from the factory radio. The car is powered on as you can tell from the lights on my AC controls.

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    This is the IR receiver for the remote to the mini amp. This is a temporary location and not permanently mounted.

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    The remote to the mini amp.

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    The front passenger floor.

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    The amp is behind the carpet mounted high, on front passenger floor.

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    Cabling is fed inside the center console on the passenger side. This is also where the bluetooth receiver is located. The audio out on the Scosche bluetooth receiver is connected to one of the inputs on the mini amp. The mini amp has 3 remaining inputs available.


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    Tested Scosche Bluetooth with Tablet

    I forgot to mention that I tested my Galaxy tablet with the Scosche bluetooth unit and it works just as well as my Android smartphone. So the theory is that the Tablet is strictly multimedia (music, internet, video, etc) and my phone obviously will be for voice.
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    IR Location for Mini Amp

    So today after washing my car I decided to find a permanent (or better) location for my mini amp IR receiver. I fed the cable up to just underneath my A/C vents. I figured that would have been a good spot. Well after I put every thing back and tested and found that the location was not optimal especially for how I sit when I drive. I would have to raise my arm higher than what is comfortable for the remote to work.

    I decided to relocate the receiver to just below the center dash and above my lower storage bin. This was the perfect spot because when I sit comfortably the remote works as I rest my arm on the arm rest without having to lift my arm which would have been awkward and annoying after a while.

    I will add pics in the next post. I also have to remove my shifter knob and cover so I decided to take a pic of the bluetooth device for you all to see as well...I am really digging this scosche bluetooth device. It works great...the only bad thing I can say is that there is a delay for when the device is ready for music streaming after the car turns on but that is minor. However, the handsfree functionality appears to be ready almost as soon as the device powers up.
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    Mini Amp IR and Scosche UBRH Pics

    This is where the scosche UBRH for handsfree and A2DP is located.




    This is where I first wanted to mount the IR receiver for the mini amp.






    The final location where I decided to mount the IR for the mini amp.








    This is just to show that the IR does not impact the lower storage bin from opening. Plenty of space.





    By mounting the IR at this level I can use the remote comfortably without having to raise my arm for it to respond.
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    My Next Steps

    • LED Ground Signal Kit
    • Window Tint
    • Tablet mount.
    • Connect2Car install (This will be the ultimate mobile connectivity to my car)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hexxamillion View Post
    Here are the pics for the audio components I am using for integrating music streaming from my tablet and handsfree voice for my smartphone.


    This is the A2DP device for bluetooth music streaming which will be connected to the mini amp.


    EDIT- I found that I did not need the transmitter device as the Scosche UBRH device (below) performs both Bluetooth A2DP and HFP. The verbiage in the manual was a bit deceiving but it does work great for both protocols.

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    These are pics of the device that will be used for handsfree protocol for phone calls. It will be connected to the mini amp and hardwired to the car for power.





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    I just assembled my double din kit. Tomorrow I will measure and plan the modification for my tablet mount...depending on how ambitious I get I may completely remove the factory radio. I know right now it just helps fill in the space but my creativity will work better if the factory radio were not there
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