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Bluetooth upgrade ??? with JBL

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by cc1999, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Jun 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    I just bought an 11 access cab that has the JBL option but does not have the steering wheel bluetooth controls. Can this be added at the dealer? I have been looking around forums and have read that it can't and have herd some say that it can. I am trying to find out more details before I go to the dealer.

    It's my understanding so far, that the parts needed would be the switches and a ribbon which I assume is some sort of steering wheel wire harness. This person was not successful with making it work in his truck since he thought it was because he did not have the JBL head unit. I would take from that thread that since I do have the JBL that it should be doable on mine. Anyone have any details on this.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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    Really?
     
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    Bingo.

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    Well that sucks. I bought the truck online brand new, last week. It was at a dealer over 1000 miles away and is in transit to me now. It should be here in a few days. I am working on a list of upgrades that I am planing to do as soon as it gets here, all I had was the pictures the dealer sent me to go by. I saw the big sub in the back, and just assumed that included the JBL head unit.

    So I guess my question now is, can it be done, adding the steering wheel bluetooth controls and can they somehow be made functional.
    I am also considering one of the OEM looking NAV systems as well.
    Any thoughts?
     
  6. Jun 10, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    I can't weigh-in on the Bluetooth but I would highly recommend not getting an in-dash navi unless you plan on getting one that uses Garmin maps.

    I have a portable Garmin Nuvi that I take with me everywhere and it blows all of the in-dash systems I've used away. The only one that was close was in an Audi A6 that I rented in Austria. :D

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  7. Jun 10, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    So my head unit will support it, if I want to spend the bucks and can find someone with the expertise to get the wiring to head unit. Thats good to know. Do you think the dealer would know how to make this happen or would it be over there heads?

    part of the perks of a Navi unit for me would be the camera on a bigger screen, and easier to use sat radio info. But thats not a big deal. If given the choice i would rather have steering wheel controlled bluetooth.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    I have always preferred the backup camera in the rear-view but you're right, if you like it in the dash then that is another perk.

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