What about the usaspec bt45, I hear a lot about them, I just don’t know if it would work for a base model or if u need the sat as an option.MM...Good wrote: ↑Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:54 pmI thought they finally got Bluetooth capability from your phone to the radio with the 2008 M, thus negating the need for the RCA input. The 2006 and 2007 years did not have that capability. My 2007 is completely loaded but I still have to use the RCA inputs in the rear of the console with a 3.5MM to lightning adapter to hook up my iPhone. The sound quality is just OK - I have to crank the volume on the phone and stereo to get it loud. Also, it doesn't fire the speakers in the seats using this method. Those only seem to work with certain CD's or DVD's if I play movies. If you don't even have the RCA hook up, I'm not certain what your options are short of installing a GROM audio unit and those will run you close to $600.
So my car not having the XM option, does it make this essentially a fm transmitter, or what, I’m kinda overall confused about this device as a whole. How crisp is the sound quality from it and what does it do essentially?midnightclub619 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:41 pmIt does work with and without the Satelitte radio. My M has he Satellite option so it has an extra harness to connect to it but you don't have to use it if your M doesn't have the SAT option. I installed mine back in Sept 2018 and haven't had any issues with mine. The sound is really good IMO but I leave that to your taste in sound. It also comes with a mic so you can hook up the mic if you want to use the handsfree option for phone calls with this device.
USA SPEC BT45-INFI
https://www.amazon.com/USA-BT45-INFI-Bl ... 686&sr=8-3
I also purchased an extension cable that connects to this device and you can run it to your center console. It's a USB 3.0, 3.5mm Aux input. The USB is only for charging doesn't play music. I installed just in case i needed it but it is not necessary for basic functionality of the USA SPEC bluetooth unit
but for your reference if you want
https://www.amazon.com/BATIGE-USB3-0-Ex ... s9dHJ1ZQ==
Hope this helps. good luck