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I bought a bluetooth pdim to install.. upon removing the coin holder and kick panel I found no pdim. My car has the on star and steering wheel controls and usb/aux input. Anybody know of an alternative spot the pdim could be located? I've already ripped out the entire radio And touch screen looking for it
 

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I bought a bluetooth pdim to install.. upon removing the coin holder and kick panel I found no pdim. My car has the on star and steering wheel controls and usb/aux input. Anybody know of an alternative spot the pdim could be located? I've already ripped out the entire radio And touch screen looking for it
Touchscreen...what year is your car? 2013+ with touchscreen do not need the PDIM to stream bluetooth.
 

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There is the problem I keep meeting when I want to connect Spotify with Bluetooth. It is so hard for the poor network connection. However, I have found the solution from TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, which is helpful.
 

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I know that this is not a new topic for this site. I actually FOUND this site via a Google search when I looked for a solution to this issue. I just got a 2013 Cruze LT last night. I love the car, and I was really excited to learn that the radio was bluetooth enabled. I was then equally disappointed to discover that the bluetooth function only works for phone calls. I called the dealer I bought the car from, only to be told that unless I have the touchscreen system, no dice on a solution from the factory. I found a couple videos and posts about switching out one of my car's parts for a Camaro part, and that it costs $90 and I needed to pull panels apart to make it happen. I am neither cheap nor lazy, but the idea of replacing a sensitive part on a brand new car AND pulling stuff apart was very unappealing to me. SO...I started looking for another solution, and found one. If this has been posted previously, I apologize for the repeat post. I found an item at Best Buy for $25 that works extremely well. I was skeptical, but I figured what the heck. It's cheap, and can be returned. It's a bluetooth unit that plugs into the auxiliary input. Setup is very fast and easy, it connects to your phone just like any other bluetooth item. I have an Android phone, a Samsung Galaxy S4. I use Spotify, Iheart radio, and Tunein radio. All of these apps work fine, and the sound quality is excellent. Here's the link for this item


Pros: 1) Excellent sound, and MUCH higher volume that using your phone's headphone jack to connect to the auxiliary port. 2)Long battery life, according to the reviews. I will update this post in a few days to let you know what to expect in that regard. 3) Price, huge plus there compared to the alternatives. 4) Ease of installation, you don't have to pull your car apart to use this item. 5) You can use your car's volume controls and tone/eq settings, which is awesome.

Cons: 1) You will have to use your phone to skip tracks or switch between playlists. Not a big deal really, except that it's a distraction while driving. Please be careful, distracted driving accidents now account for double the amount of accidents caused by drunk/impaired drivers. 2) The wire that goes from the unit to the auxiliary input is very short. This is, however, easily fixed. You can either buy an extension cord for about $5 so the the unit can safely lie in the bottom of your console, or do what I did. I bought some velcro, and put a piece on the back of the unit, and a pice on the wall of the inside of the console next to the auxiliary input.

Hope this helps! And thanks for the invite to this community, so glad I found it. Definitely loving my Cruze!

By the way, if you click on the link above and wonder what the "input" port is on the unit, it's where you plug the charger in.

* PRODUCT UPDATE *

I've had this unit for a week now, and completely happy with it. I don't use it every time I'm in the car, but it's gotten it's fair share of use. You can safely expect 8 hours of play time on one charge, but I'm speculating that it's probably able to do 10. Here's another nice feature about this unit that I wasn't expecting...while my phone is connected to this unit, my Cruze still links to the phone. If someone calls me while I am listening to my music, the car will override it and send the call through. Spotify simply pauses the music, and it restarts as soon as the call ends. Nice bonus! Which begs the question...if the Cruze bluetooth can override another bluetooth device, and then switch back to the other device, why can't it just play my music on it's own without help? Oh well, just glad I found this item. Chevy, you might wanna work on this...
this is great! :) i recently bought an older car for my daughter and had this issue. thanks for sharing
 

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Sounds like you may have found a replacement for the Bluetooth PDIM, which seems to be in very short supply now. As for pulling the car apart to replace the PDIM, I'm mechanically inept and had it done in 30 minutes.

Welcome to CruzeTalk.
Hi, did you replace the PDIM yourself? Or did you have someone else do it for you? I am trying to figure out if I can do it myself.
 

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I swapped it out myself. It's relatively easy as long as you have patience.
 

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I know this thread took place quite some time ago, but I wanted to confirm if anyone uses a receiver like OP linked that can be used to play music from your phone and also auto pause when you get a phone call through your actual car bluetooth? I called Best Buy today and asked the guy if there is any such receiver and he said it would take the call through the receiver, meaning I'd have to talk through the receivers microphone, not my car's BT phone system.
 
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