Will it have bluetooth audio streaming from phone if I don't connect mic to bluetooth port?
The Bluetooth antenna is built into the headunit (assuming that headunit is Bluetooth enabled, I'm not positive it is). Its not external, so it will work without the mic for bluetooth streaming. If you call somebody via Bluetooth, that's when you will run into an issue.
Where can I find a bluetooth mic that does connect to the port in case I do want to talk on phone via head unit?
Did your old one have it? If not things get tricky. Now one thing, I don't know if this will work, I'm purely speculating at this point. You could try to get a external mic (One of These
), cut off its connector, and wire the wires to the back of the headunit to the appropriate pin. Again, I have zero idea if that would work.
I do have after market Audiovox Advent flipdown rear entertainment. I ran the audio out to the aux port on the front. Is there an adapter that goes from rca to the rear entertainment port on the head unit?
Basically, just keep doing it the way you are, while there are audio inputs on the rear of the headunit, for them to work, there needs to be additional signal wires between the OEM player and the headunit. The easiest way is to keep doing it the way you are.
Don't care much about the satellite, but what are my options to have that added?
I don't know for sure. I think the tuner is built-in the headunit and you just plug in the antenna, I know on 08-10 you have to have an external tuner though.
Since this unit is coming from Canada is there anything I should be aware of that might be set up different? Not sure if the radio freqs would be the same as here or anything else
I have no idea.
I'm watching this thread with keen interest. I too have a 2010 base HL and bought the exact same head unit as the OP (pulled from a 2012).
Sweeney; any caveats or tricks to swapping the old model out for a new one?
Thanks in advance,
physically its the same, just a few wiring differences for different standard features on the new one vs the old one (like the blue tooth mic). You have any Q's in particular?