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All Speaker Bluetooth Audo, DAB & Telephone?
#1
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Hi all,

I am a new owner of a 2013 (63) Astra J Elite. Now, the issue has come already that the car lacks anything bluetooth and also DAB. Now, DAB i can live without, but the bluetooth telephone / audio i cannot. FM just does not cut it for me.

What I am trying to achieve is this:

Telephone calls over bluetooth (using steering wheel controls)
Bluetooth Audio - iTunes Music subscription
DAB+ for Kisstory mostly.

I have got rear sensors but i have been looking at a couple of products to try and achieve this, but not really sure if it will all work, or what other options there were?

Part 1 - AutoDab CTDAB-VX2 - You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
This will give me national DAB+ without any problem and all the stations i am answer, which is great.

Part 2 - RetroFit Ray Smith Bluetooth for CD400 - You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
This will give me the phone facility and steering wheel controls, but ONLY front speakers for A2DP, which is poor considering I want full car audio.

What can i do / fit / get fitted which will give me DAB and Phone and BT Audio across the whole car. I appreciate Phone will most likely be front 2 speakers and thats fine, but I need help please if anyone can assist???

Thanks,
Sean
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#2
Hi Welcome.

Your best option is to go down the Navi950 route that will give audio streaming, BT steering wheel controls & if you get the Dab+ module also DAB with the bonus of satnav.

The Raysmith kits have alot of bad reports while others like them.

Of course there is the aftermarket options out there too but again even these have mixed reviews & almost everyone I've fitted an android unit for have come back to have the factory Navi system fitted as they just don't get on with or like the android units.
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#3
I agree with rusty , Navi 950 is the way forward and you get the option of rear camera
NAVI950 , DAB+ , Rear Park assist & Rear Camera retrofit Smile
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#4
Thanks for the feedback both of you.

Rusty, I kinda hear through the grapevine you are all things Navi950 and I read up on your efforts to retrofit that in ( and your new website from Jan ). What kinda costs am I looking at to achieve this setup as I prefer stock over aftermarket wherever possible!

I do appreciate your replies all, I’ve come from the Audi world so this is all unfamiliar territory lol.

Cheers!
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#5
Fitting and programming is £270 (no parts supplied other than the wiring needed) units can for £150-350 they are hard to find but worth the wait IMHO, when does come up you have to jump on it because they won't be around long, The DAB+ modules are also a pain to get and carry a price tag of about £80.

If you wanted rear camera fitted the same time (as long as it's a GTC or Hatchback) it can be done for an extra £145 (instead of the £190) that incl the camera.

Price's are subject to change if GM put a price increase on again.

Hope your liking the Vauxhall.
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#6
Does the Navi 950 have to come from an Astra or would a Mokka or Insignia unit work?
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#7
Hi Iamthestig

Rusty retrofitted my Navi950 to my GTC, the Navi950 came with the control panel & screen from Intaparts car breakers which was £220 & I bought the reversing camera which was £25 off ebay, I had previously the CarVision unit when I purchased the car which was something that I couldn't get my head around, a Pioneer F88 dab, then the Navi950, Rusty retrofitted the Pioneer as well, however as I always wanted a Navi system for the GTC as I had a Navi500 in a previous Astra J, now I wouldn't know if the navi units are the same as the Astra which are installed on the Insignia's or Mokka cars, however all I will say is that Rusty is one of a few that can retrofit most things Vauxhall as Rusty have retrofitted various oem modifications to my previous Astra J & my present GTC.
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#8
Pretty sure the Navi 950 came on the mokka, Insignia, Astra J and Meriva B. 

Reminds me i need to reply to Rustys message on facebook.... I have the Navi 500 which is better than no sat nav and no bluetooth but the interface seems a bit dated and i would like the ability to stream music rather than plugging in.
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#9
The radio box and screen can come from mokka, astra, meriva, zaffria but you will need the control panel, screen surround & USB tray from an Astra the controls from a meriva are the same.

The cascada has a slightly different screen surround.
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