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If anyone upgraded to aftermarket stereo I might be interested to buy your oem stereo if it's Bluetooth enabled.
Steering wheel controls not needed I guess.
Even though I have LHD I think you can remove the stereo from the oem faceplate and replace mine oem without Bluetooth?
 

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If anyone upgraded to aftermarket stereo I might be interested to buy your oem stereo if it's Bluetooth enabled.
Steering wheel controls not needed I guess.
Even though I have LHD I think you can remove the stereo from the oem faceplate and replace mine oem without Bluetooth?
Good question.Maby steering wheel control is necessary for oem stereo
You can put aftermarket bluetooth like a parrot but no supported in i-mid.
Gloom do you have sport edition?
 

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The HFT microphone is located near where the map lights would be on bluetooth enabled models. Even if you could swap stereos theres the matter of getting the steering wheel controls installed.

If you are just after phone connectivity and no audio streaming there is a Honda bluetooth attachment kit available for the normal stereo however it does look a little aftermarket though. It consists of a backlit LCD screen stuck on top of the stereo, a rotary push button and a microphone stuck on top of the steering column.

I have one of these kits and it works OK.
 

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Good question.Maby steering wheel control is necessary for oem stereo
You can put aftermarket bluetooth like a parrot but no supported in i-mid.
Gloom do you have sport edition?
I'm 99% sure you don't need steering Wheel Controls IF (someone chime in) you can answer by pressing a button on the actual stereo!

Yes I have the sport edition.
 

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The HFT microphone is located near where the map lights would be on bluetooth enabled models. Even if you could swap stereos theres the matter of getting the steering wheel controls installed.

If you are just after phone connectivity and no audio streaming there is a Honda bluetooth attachment kit available for the normal stereo however it does look a little aftermarket though. It consists of a backlit LCD screen stuck on top of the stereo, a rotary push button and a microphone stuck on top of the steering column.

I have one of these kits and it works OK.
Yea I've seen those but if someone here wants to sell their oem stereo for cheap (if it would just collect dust anyway) I rather have that.

+ I am mostly interested in A2DP Bluetooth Music streaming.

The mic is already in place in my model (in between the roof lights) so again, I'm 99% sure the only thing I need is the original stereo as I believe cables are already connected to microphone.
 

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The mic is already in place in my model (in between the roof lights) so again, I'm 99% sure the only thing I need is the original stereo as I believe cables are already connected to microphone.
maybe it looks the same externally.I have the same.
Honda they told me not coming bluetooth in version sport,wrong for me
 

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I think you're probably mistaken about the mic. If your car doesn't have Bluetooth, it won't have a mic, it won't have the HFT unit, it won't have any wiring in place. There's probably a unique imid to allow for Bluetooth etc. I doubt you can just drop in a new head unit and hope it'll work. I imagine you'd have to do a lot more and pull your car to pieces if you want to install the factory system.
 

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I think you're probably mistaken about the mic. If your car doesn't have Bluetooth, it won't have a mic, it won't have the HFT unit, it won't have any wiring in place. There's probably a unique imid to allow for Bluetooth etc. I doubt you can just drop in a new head unit and hope it'll work. I imagine you'd have to do a lot more and pull your car to pieces if you want to install the factory system.
To be honest, I think you are wrong.
It makes no sense creating different i-mid's + you know its possible to retrofit the navigation unit right? You won't get a completely new i-mid unit with it...
The i-Mid itself just displays information sent to it from the radio and ecu.
Theres a wiring harness connected to the i-Mid and if a signal is lost - it will just not display that information.
Adding a aftermarket radio proves this as the i-Mid functions still works after removal of the oem radio - but it's not showing any song/radio information.

Which leads me to believe adding the oem radio with Bluetooth function, that setting will be enabled in the i-Mid as the radio is now sending information on that wire.

About the mic - I will tear it down to check later. Wiring might be in Place with a connector but no mic. We shall see. If that is the case, the mic shouldn't be so expensive.
It's not the first time wiring is already in place as it's easier to build cars this way.
In Toyotas this is true but I'm not sure about the new Hondas.
 

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And the Bluetooth unit?
The Bluetooth unit itself should be in the oem HU.
Same principle should work here - no steering wheel control will just not enable that function (answer, hang up).
If you can press the phone button on the HU, you can use that to answer and call, but I don't know if you can?
 

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Maybe you're better asking someone at Honda first. I'm pretty sure there's a separate unit. To me it sounds like a lot of work. I'd hate to see you buy stuff, rip your car apart and it still not work.
 

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Maybe you're better asking someone at Honda first. I'm pretty sure there's a separate unit. To me it sounds like a lot of work. I'd hate to see you buy stuff, rip your car apart and it still not work.
If it works - it will be alot less work then installing a parrot but yea I will need to check with Honda first.
I will just ask them what I need to install the alternative HU with Bluetooth and if it's possible.
 

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Before ordering the car, I asked if it is possible to install a bluetooth and they told me that a bluetooth is not included in the sport edition.
 

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Before ordering the car, I asked if it is possible to install a bluetooth and they told me that a bluetooth is not included in the sport edition.
Was it a salesman or a Tech you talked with?
Salesmen often don't know anything about what's available to install later or not.
Yes we know its not included but if you switch the headunit who knows maybe it will work (The unit itself is identical except for a phone button instead of one with a music symbol).
I have e-mailed Honda and hoping for an definitive answer.
 

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Was it a salesman or a Tech you talked with?
Salesmen often don't know anything about what's available to install later or not.
Yes we know its not included but if you switch the headunit who knows maybe it will work (The unit itself is identical except for a phone button instead of one with a music symbol).
I have e-mailed Honda and hoping for an definitive answer.
It was a salesman.Maybe you're right.I'll ask a tech.If you get an answer, let us know. Can you answer a call from the OEM stereo since the sport edition doesn't have steering wheel controls for a bluetooth?
 
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