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DIY Bluetooth A2DP (Bluetooth Audio Streaming)


So after reading and doing some research I've been itching on the idea of having factory Stereo Bluetooth aka A2DP. In the forum post on this site http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/36-e...e-firmware-version-your-cruze-radio-pdim.html the user bojangles talks about his issues with USB and how he was able to get the dealership to install the PDIM from a Camaro. Looking further I want to avoid the dealership at all possible. I then got in my 2012 Cruze LTZ/RS and checked the FW/SW and luckily I have the latest according to the forum post DB/DD.

Looking on the internet and the forum the PDIM GM#20985421 (22872777, 22829143 - part has been renumbered a couple of times now -obermd) is the PDIM from a Camaro and is the latest according to the forum post on the Camaro website. AMAZON has it currently for under 90 bucks, I ordered it and took apart my dash and after poking around for about an hour I finally found my current PDIM which is very conveniently located. Today the Camaro PDIM will come in, point being is hopefully since my FW is up to to latest it should be plug and play and work like a charm. (fingers crossed) I can't be certain poking around on the Camaro forum the people who have installed PDIM's never had one to begin with and they didn't have the latest and had to have theirs flashed. This is why I say this is a test, Will update and post a how to if it works along with the location of the PDIM.


UPDATE: WORKS LIKE A CHARM


Simple Guide to install

I already had DB/DD installed prob will work for you too as long as your radio is at this FW. If not I'm not sure how this will work out for you. You might need to go into a dealership to update then you can preform this mod. I take no responsibility for anything about this guide it worked for me doesn't mean it will work for you or your car wont randomly explode because you installed a factory feature not available to the cruze lol.

1. First you need the New PDIM GM#22797218, along with a flat head screwdriver and a 7mm socket
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2. Detach the passenger kickpannel that is under the center console like so. (It just pulls off but be careful)
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3. Detach the silver/golf ball trim that around the shift-nob
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4. Remove the 2 screws on each side of the change holder
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5. Sorry for the pics couldn't get a better one but kinda underneath after you remove the change holder you'll see the PDIM.
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6. Ok back underneath the passengers side kick panel you removed earlier you'll also see the end of the PDIM I used my hand and pushed it. FYI their are some clips holding the PDIM front where we removed the change pocket.

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you'll see it start to come out.

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7. After pulling it so far I let if fall down so it exposes the back of the PDIM
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8. Here we have the PDIM

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9. All you do now is replace it with the new one and your good to go. FYI the USB cord is hard to get off you need to put a flat blade in-between the metal clip you do not press down on the metal clip to remove you press up by putting something in-between.
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Are you sure your Cruze already has DB/DD? I think you should have DB/DB. 22797218 should give you DB/DD. Also, you'll get the added benefit of A2DP :).

If you do have DB/DD already, could you let me know the part number for your ORIGINAL PDIM?

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I am interested in this as well.. I would like to get A2DP to work in my ECO... My phone has the worst connectivity known to man with the radio...
limited360, this adds an additional antenna to your car, so effectively you'll have one connection to the "Phone call" bluetooth, and the other to the "Audio Streaming" bluetooth.

You'll see two connections on your phone.
 

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Yeah I don't think the A2DP of this module is necessarily high bitrate/bandwidth, but it definitely gets the job done. I personally didn't see too much of a difference compared to Satellite radio.

This PDIM solved ALL of my problems, until it failed on me about one week later.

Keep us posted Extibal!
 

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It's all up to the listener's ear. Depends on your phone's Bluetooth signal as well. You could see USB quality, but **** I haven't had this installed for more than a month now. All I can say is that I was personally pleased with the quality when I had it.

I've gone the more expensive route and am getting a DDIN Nav Unit Installed next week!

EDIT: OH, and for all of you wondering. When you press and hold the MENU button to view the firmware, THIS IS THE PDIM FIRMWARE AND HARDWARE VERSION, NOT THE RADIO.
 

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When you see the HW and FW versions on your screen, those are the version of the PDIM, NOT the radio. There is no FW update from DB to DD FW. They have to install the part listed in the OP.
 

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Ordered from Amazon, sharp plastic and bad back caused busted knuckles, but install was done in an hour or so. Works great on a 2013 Cruze LS (with basic stereo). Not as good as other built in A2DP systems with mfr like kia and mazda - as it doesn't auto re-connect everytime. But a quick few menu presses and you can tell it to connect. mids and highs sound the same as USB, but lows are a little less. Well worth the $90 from amazon with next day saturday shipping (and the fact its a leased car and i wanted to leave it as stock as possible - and ACDelco is about as stock as you can get!!!!) My Firmware was HW DB SW DE with stock PDIM, but everything seems to still work the same, with added A2DP.

Thanks goes out to everyone that had anything to do with this!!!!!! I had to make a quick decision when leasing the car to either jump way up to MyLink to get BT audio, or stay right where i wanted to be with the $149 lease and loose my audio. A sales person told me that it had it, just like in his Camaro... So after playing with the car for a bit, I asked him to show me... No luck, as everyone on this thread knows. Big thanks to those that took the time to take pictures and take notes and post it all here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Was the DB/DE PDIM the original one already installed or the new one you put in? What is the part number for that PDIM?
 

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So you need a subscription to onstar to make hands free calling even if you're not going through their phone service?
Correct. The OnStar module is required to make Bluetooth phone calls.

Just to clarify obermd's post, you can indeed have a new install of a PDIM, as long as you get a dealership technician to reprogram your radio. A bunch of the Camaro guys have done it as an addon. Make sure you have the screen that is about 1.5" long. The smaller one, like on some rental models and in Eurasia will not support the PDIM.
 

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I'm sad to announce as someone with a 2012 Chevy Cruze LTZ with the touchscreen/bluetooth/xm/nav, that these instructions and the PDIM(22797218) do NOT work. I did something stupid and ordered the part before reading to confirm it would work(since I had read nothing but success stories). But as it turns out the stock PDIM itself is deeper in the dash(I never even actually SAW the stock PDIM). But I COULD see where the harness and USB cables connect. I was able to get to those and disconnect them, and I was content with leaving the stock one in there so long as the new one could fit in. However, the USB connection in my car is full sized USB, not the 5pin mini-usb utilized by the new PDIM. Also, the harness connection pins were very different as well(I'm sure that's related to the SD card/Nav slot).

Thus far I've also been unable to locate another version of the PDIM that supports the nav. If anyone could possibly point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it.

I'm VERY disappointed. :(
I think it's been mentioned a few times already that this only work with the stock radio. You should have read a little bit more...
 
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