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Old 01-29-2011, 07:54 AM   #121
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Hmmmm...... Is there a parrot you could substitute to make this happen?
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:02 AM   #122
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Hmmmm...... Is there a parrot you could substitute to make this happen?
Not that I know of, and I've searched. I wanted to do the same thing as I stream Pandora on my Windows Mobile Smartphone thru my AUX in of my XM Receiver which then transmits via builtin FM modulator. I'd prefer not to be "tethered".
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:13 PM   #123
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Just did the install last night. I tried the mic in the stock location, but decided it was too muffled there, so moved it just to the left of my review mirror. I can see it, but the passenger can't.

Works fairly well with my iPhone 4s, but it seems like there are some hangups when using Siri while the iPhone is playing music through my USASpec iPod interface. Works flawlessly with the radio.

Anyone else using Siri with this setup? I'd love for the R/T button to "hang up" on Siri so it can go back to the radio, but until then I'll continue manually hitting the lock on the phone.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:40 AM   #124
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Jimi158 - can you go here to this thread http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...720922&page=51 and give us (several are interested) a detailed rundown of how Siri works with the Parrot ck3000 setup?

Primarily we want to know how it works with phone calls, ie making and dialing a call as wel as ending a call.

But also, if we can trigger Siri and get it to read us texts or dictate texts and send them, then exit.

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Old 12-04-2011, 12:57 AM   #125
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I have the Kit installed it and sorta doing weird things it will work but dosent show Phone on CD player when it connects only one side of front speakers work. and the back still playing the music that is in CD player Any help would be nice.Have and CD53 Alpine MP3 one
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:52 AM   #126
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Just did the install last night. I tried the mic in the stock location, but decided it was too muffled there, so moved it just to the left of my review mirror. I can see it, but the passenger can't.

Works fairly well with my iPhone 4s, but it seems like there are some hangups when using Siri while the iPhone is playing music through my USASpec iPod interface. Works flawlessly with the radio.

Anyone else using Siri with this setup? I'd love for the R/T button to "hang up" on Siri so it can go back to the radio, but until then I'll continue manually hitting the lock on the phone.
Thought I'd update this. I found a quick way to "hang up" on Siri so that my music or whatever else was going on in the background (GPS) displays on screen again. The R/T button will turn Siri off when she's listening, so all I have to do is hit the phone button and then the R/T and Siri goes away.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:43 PM   #127
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any tricks to getting the vent out? I have been killing myself trying to pull this out.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:02 PM   #128
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any tricks to getting the vent out? I have been killing myself trying to pull this out.
I've actually ripped the plastic apart on one trying to just pull it out, so using a few thin and flexible old credit/membership cards can help.

They key is to somehow lift the dash or depress these retaining clips (image credit ecstuning.com)


This only shows the top, but there are similar ones on the bottom, I think. You can get the top free and then work on getting the bottom out (or vise versa).
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:27 PM   #129
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The top vents it easy just put ya hand in the hole and push vents out until they release from there clips? Or used flat screw driver with cloth yet becareful and pries it around the vent side until it release from the clips but have paincents I kill one of the flaps out too with fist go

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:05 PM   #130
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I've actually ripped the plastic apart on one trying to just pull it out, so using a few thin and flexible old credit/membership cards can help.

They key is to somehow lift the dash or depress these retaining clips (image credit ecstuning.com)


This only shows the top, but there are similar ones on the bottom, I think. You can get the top free and then work on getting the bottom out (or vise versa).

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:22 PM   #131
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Any other tips for the vent? This thing wont budge. I got my pry tools all the way around it and it comes our about a centimeter at best.
I'm taking a break for tonight.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:55 PM   #132
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Sit on the driver's side. Put both sets of fingers under the vents. Lift up and out.

The goal is the flex the top of the dash while the plastic clips on the bottom jump over the opening, if that makes sense. Some people have a harder time than others. It's about how far those stupid plastic bits are pushed downwards. Mine sounded like breaking plastic while coming out. Turns out I was messing up the vent slats alignment.

Once it is out, you might as well break the two plastic bits on the vent that hold it in. Easier to remove next time. And there will be a next time.

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Old 06-16-2012, 03:49 AM   #133
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I ordered the ck3000 parrot kit along with quick connect harness QCBMW-R ? Am I missing any thing? Crutchfield tech advised that's all I need. There seems to be a member that used that same setup so please chime in if I'm missing an item.

When your receive a call, what kind of ringer do you hear?
Does it show your signal bars any where in the HU?

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:15 AM   #134
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Can you use the r/t button to cycle bewteen radio-cd-aux and phone?
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:27 PM   #135
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Its worth it, I went and bought another mic cover from the junk yard for $5.00 and did a little dyi mic vent closer to driver side , all callers said there are much improvements and can hear me a lot better than before. I even did a voice mail message to my office to hear it for my self and it was crystal clear, so if any one had the under passenger *setup and voice wasn't that great , I suggest you do this

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Had to trace the shape with marker and saw it with a mini saw


After I sawcame out crooked and I had to file it for like 20 mins to get the cover to fit.

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Done mic mounted in passenger side

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Old 07-19-2012, 04:08 AM   #136
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Thanks OP for this diy. Everything worked out great.

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Old 10-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #137
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Exclamation Gotchas with the DIY parrot CK3000

I used this guide, and ran into a few snags, anyone attempting to install this should know there are 5 steps this guide glosses over and it may make you feel a little over confident that you can do this yourself quickly and painlessly.

1) The center vents ABSOLUTELY must come out. Its not optional. Search and find help on this as these center vents are a major pain to remove.

2) There is ONE and ONLY one way to route the connects 2 cables above the radio and ONE and ONLY ONE place to put the connects2 wiring harness above the radio. This and the above step could take you 2+ hours if you dont know or cant get things into place. There is zero room behind the radio itself dont even try it.

3) The cubbies behind the glovebox will fit the connects2 box but *NOT* the parrot itself as is shown in the guide. The parrot is too long to fit in a cubby and even if you could get the glovebox reinstalled, it is not snug and wires will fall out everywhere.

Instead, the parrot should be placed in the space to the left of the cubbies above the floor light, with the extra wires run snugly underneath the cubbies, they will stay put, the parrot will stay put and you will be able to get the glovebox reinstalled.

4) For proper replacement of the glovebox you really must remove the glovebox door from the top of the glovebox which this guide skips. It may seem convenient on install, but you will likely not get the glove box back in correctly or at all without removing the door from the top assembly.

5) If you indeed mount the parrot mic into the BMW overhead compartment for the factory hands free mic, you will find after testing it that all your callers will hear is road noise and they will have trouble understanding you. Parrot recommends that the mic be placed in the cabin between the center book lights and the driver side sun visor. I ran just enough cable under the built in mic box trim, to mount the mic right to the left of the mic box on its little stand with some sticky tape keeping it attached to the ceiling. You can hardly notice its there. I have it pointing towards the steering wheel where it catches my voice going forward and my callers say the calls are nice and clear even at highway speeds.

I have pictures of all these and when I figure out where to upload them I will post links.

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Old 10-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #138
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Sorry the pics arent better quality-

The radio cable harness must be run up from the left behind the radio bracket into the center vent compartment.
The connects2 must be run above the radio bracket over to the left to connect to the radio connector.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nnxzmapunosd7cd/c2-radio.jpg

This is the ONLY place the radio/connects2 connection can be stored. It will not work in any other location.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f3t1cyzr8cja2dt/harness.jpg

This is IMO the best place for the parrot as its too long for the cubbies:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i3xi84u7slkt2dy/parrott.jpg

And finally, after much frustration with sound quality and mounting the mic in the BMW mic box, I came up with this and it works nicely.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6yo86bpy6ouozxi/mic.jpg

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