2001 GL1800 Bluetooth


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Maynardjamesapc
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2001 GL1800 Bluetooth

Post by Maynardjamesapc »



I'm sure it's been asked and answered, but, can anyone direct me where to find a Bluetooth audio receiver that plugs into the AUX cable for the stereo. I'd like to listen to the music on my phone VIA bluetooth. My wallet is a hindrance.


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huggiebear
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Re: 2001 GL1800 Bluetooth

Post by huggiebear »

In the past I've use a Yatour music player connected to the cd plug, but occasionally it will lockup and is limited to 9 folders and 99 songs per folders. When I sold the bike I didn't bother to remove it .
Has been 4 years I have been using an mpow Bluetooth receiver and I have no problem with number of song nor folders. I keep my iPhone anywhere on the bike, in the trunk or my jacket waterproof pocket.
I can advance, pause or play previous song.
The cost? 8$!
Do you need to read on the display the truck number or the name of the song?
If you don't need that then this is the least expensive way to go.
The drawback is not water proof what I do, I cover it with a piece of clear tape.
With a piece of double side tape I have put it on top of the cb control switchs so I can control then iPhone playlist.
If you decide to go with this unit look for mpow A2DP Bluetooth receiver or 2 in one receiver and transmitter.
Not been expensive I bought 8 unit in case one fails, in the last 4 years I only lost one, I forgot to remove the unit from the bike when i trailer the bike from Toronto to Florida an drove trough a bad storm.

The unit looks like this




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Re: 2001 GL1800 Bluetooth

Post by keithg64 »

If you want to listen to music from your phone through the bikes stereo just plug it into the aux on the bike and go through that. If you want to listen to music on your phone into your helmet via Bluetooth you can get a Bluetooth headset like sena or cardo scala.
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Re: 2001 GL1800 Bluetooth

Post by MikeB »

Hi Maynard. Read up on this GL1800/F6B Bluetooth Aux unit from Electrical Connection. $34. 95.
If you do not have the Honda AUX cable you can buy it with the unit for an additional $16.95.

http://electricalconnection.com/index.p ... tooth-aux/


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Lee_M
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Re: 2001 GL1800 Bluetooth

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I used a USB Bluetooth receiver from Amazon. $13. It plugs into the aux cable. Plug that into the 12 v changer via a USB phone charger. $20 for all and works great


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