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Unread 12-05-2014, 02:34 PM   #1
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Upgrading MyGIG Bluetooth

What would I need to do to get my current MyGIG radio in my 09 Overland to stream Bluetooth music through the radio? I heard the 2012's can do it. Will those model radios fit in our Jeeps?

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Unread 12-05-2014, 05:27 PM   #2
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There's a thread somewhere here that addresses this issue. Yes, the 2011+ radio streams audio through Bluetooth and should fit. But unless you can find a replacement at a junkyard, paying $600+ for one additional feature really isn't worth it.
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Unread 12-05-2014, 06:24 PM   #3
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This is what I got. Works pretty good so far.
http://www.amazon.com/BestDealUSA-Bl...Music+Receiver
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Unread 12-05-2014, 09:24 PM   #4
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This is what I got. Works pretty good so far.
http://www.amazon.com/BestDealUSA-Bl...Music+Receiver
I got one too it works good.
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Unread 12-07-2014, 05:18 PM   #5
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Yeah I saw something like that at BestBuy from iSimple but I like being able to control my music through the radio and display artist info and all that good stuff like other vehicles do. I'd rather not have to mess with my phone while driving. I just don't understand what could have possibly been so difficult about adding music integration if they were already putting Bluetooth technology in the cars.
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Unread 12-07-2014, 06:07 PM   #6
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Yeah I saw something like that at BestBuy from iSimple but I like being able to control my music through the radio and display artist info and all that good stuff like other vehicles do. I'd rather not have to mess with my phone while driving. I just don't understand what could have possibly been so difficult about adding music integration if they were already putting Bluetooth technology in the cars.
Bluetooth streaming (A2DP protocol) had just come out in 2009, and had not been adopted in stereos and phones. iPhone 4 in 2011 was the first iPhone to have Bluetooth with A2DP on it. Bluetooth was just something you used to talk on your phone and not stream music with by 08-09. They might have been able to put in USB ipod control; but it probably became more of a price issue to add that function.
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Unread 12-07-2014, 07:28 PM   #7
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Bluetooth streaming (A2DP protocol) had just come out in 2009, and had not been adopted in stereos and phones. iPhone 4 in 2011 was the first iPhone to have Bluetooth with A2DP on it. Bluetooth was just something you used to talk on your phone and not stream music with by 08-09. They might have been able to put in USB ipod control; but it probably became more of a price issue to add that function.
Well the thing that makes me even more ill is that my jeep came with the adapter to play an iPod through the radio, but mine just gives an error message, I'm guessing because it can't handle the amount of music I have. I've got about 27GB of music on my phone.
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Unread 12-08-2014, 04:07 AM   #8
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Apple may have stop supporting the old connection devices. That stuff takes up room in iOS. The storage is on the ipod itself, but if the radio is trying to index it all, that may be where the problem lies.
Find an ipod from 2009 and use that.
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Unread 12-08-2014, 05:37 PM   #9
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Or get a my gig lock pick air
http://www.coastaletech.com/mygigair.htm
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Unread 12-09-2014, 06:53 AM   #10
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The lock pick air looks like an awesome device. But the price tag on it steers me away... The couple features I want from it like streaming music isnt worth that money. I will stick to using an AUX cord for now.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 01:47 PM   #11
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I think what I'm gonna do is save up for a bit and just get a Kenwood Nav/DVD unit. That way I can get the Bluetooth streaming, Garmin nav, and all the other bells and whistles for not much more than the lockpick and less than an upgraded MyGIG with more features.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 02:25 PM   #12
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I had a double din pioneer in my other jeep with bluetooth and all the whistles, granted no GPS, but I could stream maps on my phone to it and it had apps that you could use for navigation on the system but I like the idea of upgrading the mygig better than replacing it for aftermarket.

When I used bluetooth calling everyone would complain that they couldn't hear me and the microphone was set on the odometer shelf. Now with mygig bluetooth calling I'm told the sound is crystal clear. I also like the naviagtion with the mygig.

I had the harness that kept the factory steering controls but they didn't always work correctly, and that was annoying.

I also added a backup camera to the pioneer HU and it was a huge pain. and I never could figure out how to make it come on automatically. The mygig makes adding backup cameras very simple. it has the power video in and ground all right there. Not to mention the whole thing is plug and play. no wires to splice or any of that mess. If you're not electronically savvy you'll be paying some money for someone to install your kenwood.

Personally i'd just rather update the factory stuff than get an aftermarket, but that's just my opinion.
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Unread 12-14-2014, 12:19 PM   #13
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I had a double din pioneer in my other jeep with bluetooth and all the whistles, granted no GPS, but I could stream maps on my phone to it and it had apps that you could use for navigation on the system but I like the idea of upgrading the mygig better than replacing it for aftermarket.



When I used bluetooth calling everyone would complain that they couldn't hear me and the microphone was set on the odometer shelf. Now with mygig bluetooth calling I'm told the sound is crystal clear. I also like the naviagtion with the mygig.



I had the harness that kept the factory steering controls but they didn't always work correctly, and that was annoying.



I also added a backup camera to the pioneer HU and it was a huge pain. and I never could figure out how to make it come on automatically. The mygig makes adding backup cameras very simple. it has the power video in and ground all right there. Not to mention the whole thing is plug and play. no wires to splice or any of that mess. If you're not electronically savvy you'll be paying some money for someone to install your kenwood.



Personally i'd just rather update the factory stuff than get an aftermarket, but that's just my opinion.
12V electronics are my thing actually. I've installed remote starts and all kinds of aftermarket head units in cars. And you should have seen all the bells and whistles I added to my F250 when I had my remote start in that. That I'm not worried about. I also look forward to a different backup camera because my factory one is trash! The picture looks like the camera is full of dirty water.
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