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Bluetooth Capability

pharmer

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I recently bought a used 2006 Lucerne and find it to be a great car with many really nice features. It came with a touch screen nav system/xm radio and, of course, On-star. I don't want to pay the On-star fee plus buy minutes for phone useage since the per minute phone charge would work out to be about 50 cents per minute (using 60 minutes of calling per month) but I do want to be able to use hands-free calling. The one feature it doesn't have is bluetooth (introduced in the 2009 model). Is there any way that I can add bluetooth capability so that my cell phone uses the built-in microphone and speakers in the vehicle. I thought perhaps I could use a bluetooth module that plugs into the auxillary jack on the radio/nav system. But then the microphone would probably still be on the cell phone and not access the car's microphone. Any ideas?
 
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I recently bought a used 2006 Lucerne and find it to be a great car with many really nice features. It came with a touch screen nav system/xm radio and, of course, On-star. I don't want to pay the On-star fee plus buy minutes for phone useage since the per minute phone charge would work out to be about 50 cents per minute (using 60 minutes of calling per month) but I do want to be able to use hands-free calling. The one feature it doesn't have is bluetooth (introduced in the 2009 model). Is there any way that I can add bluetooth capability so that my cell phone uses the built-in microphone and speakers in the vehicle. I thought perhaps I could use a bluetooth module that plugs into the auxillary jack on the radio/nav system. But then the microphone would probably still be on the cell phone and not access the car's microphone. Any ideas?
I would suggest speaking with your dealership about any possible after-market options they have available for your vehicle.

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Laura

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I looked at one unit that is in the $300 range and feel that is a little expensive for such an interface box, check out this site: www.costartech.com

Similar to the Cadillacs of that era, the onstar module is located in the
trunk, behind the rear seat, on the [COLOR=blue ! important][FONT=inherit ! important][COLOR=blue ! important][FONT=inherit ! important]passenger [/FONT][COLOR=blue ! important][FONT=inherit ! important]side[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR] of the pass through.
Remove the trim panel, and you should be able to access it.


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The Costar is not an interface box, it completely replaces the existing OnStar unit and disables any other OnStar based feature in your vehicle. No more crash assistance, lockout assistance, stolen vehicle assistance, or voice navigation assistance...
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I just bought a 2007 Lucerne and was curious about the option to have bluetooth as well. In researching this online I saw the BlueStar and Galaxy1000 devices which cost about $250. But they disable your Onstar and you can't operate them through the steering wheel.

Well... while I was at a Buick dealer today to pick up a part I ordered, I asked the parts guy if it is possible to make my 2007 Lucerne have bluetooth. he said they can do it for $250 (parts and labor included). The best thing is that it won't disable the Onstar and you can use the steering wheel controls to answer calls rather than use the phone button on the Onstar controls on the rear view mirror.
 

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I just bought a 2007 Lucerne and was curious about the option to have bluetooth as well. In researching this online I saw the BlueStar and Galaxy1000 devices which cost about $250. But they disable your Onstar and you can't operate them through the steering wheel.

Well... while I was at a Buick dealer today to pick up a part I ordered, I asked the parts guy if it is possible to make my 2007 Lucerne have bluetooth. he said they can do it for $250 (parts and labor included). The best thing is that it won't disable the Onstar and you can use the steering wheel controls to answer calls rather than use the phone button on the Onstar controls on the rear view mirror.
JOEFLA...
If you do this, please keep us informed as to how you like it.

Jim
 

joefla70

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JOEFLA...
If you do this, please keep us informed as to how you like it.

Jim

I am pretty sure I will do it at some point, but probably not anytime soon because of having just incurred the expense of buying the car and having to buy new tires. But when I do have the dealer install the bluetooth, I'll be sure to give an update.
 

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I am pretty sure I will do it at some point, but probably not anytime soon because of having just incurred the expense of buying the car and having to buy new tires.
But when I do have the dealer install the bluetooth, I'll be sure to give an update.
Thank you... it will be appreciated...

Jim
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There’s a Bluetooth device, for around 20$, plugs into your accessory input. Once paired with your phone, there you have it. A hands free phone over your speakers. The 2006 Buick Lucerne I have works with an input chord from my iPhone or my Bluetooth plugged in..my voice is clear as is the caller. Music streams well and calls are easily answered. Hands free is setup through your phone. Maps works great! Good luck
 

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There’s a Bluetooth device, for around 20$, plugs into your accessory input. Once paired with your phone, there you have it. A hands free phone over your speakers. The 2006 Buick Lucerne I have works with an input chord from my iPhone or my Bluetooth plugged in..my voice is clear as is the caller. Music streams well and calls are easily answered. Hands free is setup through your phone. Maps works great! Good luck
Could you give me make/model of this device? I would like to get one for my 2006 Buick.
 
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