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07 Apr 2020 20:24 #220788 by bryn
My 2011 Jimny needs a bluetooth hands free fitting for answering/making calls. I would prefer hard wired but am open to suggestions and I would be happy to fit it.

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08 Apr 2020 05:07 #220797 by Lambert
I have bluetooth calling as an integrated feature of my replacement Sony head unit. It's not bad at my end but occasionally the line is reported as being low quality by those l am ringing. As for a standalone device halfords might be worth a look if you can wait for lockdown to be over.

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08 Apr 2020 10:13 #220807 by bryn

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08 Apr 2020 16:12 #220814 by maverick
I just use Ear Buds on my SmartPhone, the earbuds work at the same time giving me Sat Nav instructions and also listening to BBC Sounds App.

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09 Apr 2020 08:47 #220835 by yakuza
Modern phones built in handsfree mode is sometimes good enough if you have a dashboard mount. you will need to speak out loud if you drive at speed though.
Also to replace the head unit and speakers if you haven't already to something that can be used for this and play music.

A few years back the Parrot hands free system got good reviews.

Placement of a good quality external microphone will improve all of the above. Tell me if you find one that is good, I tried a couple cheap ones but not very pleased yet.

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09 Apr 2020 13:48 #220854 by DrRobin
I fitted an Android head unit to my Jimny, an Xtrons double DIN with curved corners, the Bluetooth hands free is very good and I have also loaded 'Here' sat nav with offline maps.

I did go a bit mad and added DAB, front and rear cameras, Tyre pressure monitoring, iPhone link and inbuilt music player, OBD interface (all sorts of gauges). There is plenty to play with whilst stuck in a traffic jam, not that it is a problem at the moment.


2011 Blue Jimny SZ3, Xtrons Head Unit, DAB, Front and Rear Cameras, TPMS, K&N, Bosch Aerotwin blades, LED side and interior lights, boot light, parcel shelf. Osram Nightbreakers
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11 Apr 2020 07:15 #220915 by kirkynut
Are you relying on the inbuilt microphone or have you added an external one. There's a small jack plug socket on the back for an external one and and they're cheap enough.

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11 Apr 2020 07:35 #220917 by yakuza

kirkynut wrote: Are you relying on the inbuilt microphone or have you added an external one. There's a small jack plug socket on the back for an external one and and they're cheap enough.

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I tried several cheap ones, will not by more.. Last one supposed to be Kenwood and supposed to be good is the best one, but my wife and mates complain. stuck it up by the sun visor hinge.on top of the A-pillar.

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11 Apr 2020 23:27 #220971 by Daniel30
My pioneer one works well, I have mounted it on top of the steering column
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12 Apr 2020 00:06 #220972 by yakuza
Thanks Daniel, I will try to put it there :)

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13 Apr 2020 16:26 #221038 by bryn

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13 Apr 2020 19:05 #221041 by yakuza
They work ok as i have heard. Friend of mine had one, just fine.
Even though the yatuor is probably less work and a lot less money I still would change the whole unit. I bought a used car stereo instead. (Norway, not stolen)
ebay frame for the dash, iso-din adapter for the unit, all new speakers.
OK it was not not cheap but i like music..
I am not sure if the speakers or the clarion is the worst in the Jimny system.
Also got a 2007 swift in the family and the original speakers in the Swift are awesome so a bit strange that the Jimny ones are so completely awful.
In the swift i just changed the head unit and wow!

2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 235 BFG MT, 2" Trailmaster, ARB rear lck, 17%/87% high/low gears.

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