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DIY Bluetooth A2DP (Bluetooth Audio Streaming)

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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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I thought I had put a whole new top of the line stereo in with top of the line speakers after swapping in the Bluetooth PDM. I tested by starting a song via the MP3 jack and then switching over to bluetooth stereo. Better volume, crisper sound, no static, etc. I also compared to a different song on a USB stick and I couldn't tell the difference from a USB stick plugged in vs the Bluetooth audio.

Just did the install, instructions were great! The only hard part was getting the USB plug out from the original PDIM. The bluetooth works perfect when streaming music from my phone. Quick question to anyone who has done this upgrade, does your USB port work in your center console after you put in the new PDIM? I plugged my USB cable back in to check and it didn't connect the phone (I was hoping to keep the cable to charge the phone).
 

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No song information was shown on the radio screen. I checked and the steering wheel controls worked changing the music on the phone, streamed a shoutcast station from the phone as well. Just a little additional info, i have a 2012 Cruze LT1 - I have the latest firmware DB/DD, paired the car and phone with no issues once I was done. I checked the USB port in the console and the USB connector under the passenger side kick panel, no power to them, it looked like the USB cable was wired into the cable going into the PDIM USB cable.

I'd much rather have the A2DP streaming, it is just annoying to have to go to this extent to get bluetooth stereo streaming.

any other settings/config I need to do?
 

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obermd, you rock! That was exactly the issue, all i had to do was take off the side kick panel and i checked the connection. Charger works and now it's ready to rock and roll! This upgrade is def. worth the $90.

BTW my car is an auto
 
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