Caprice PPV radio hack

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Caprice PPV radio hack

Post by Craig2011 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:48 pm

I don't know if this has been posted already. Anyone with a new Caprice knows the limitations of the factory radio. I was introduced to a low cost way (around $20.00) to use your smart phone to add these missing options. It is a power outlet plug-in that takes the bluetooth signal or aux cord and broadcasts an FM signal to an unused station on your radio so you have iTunes, GPS and hands free phone through your radio.

BT Hands-free Car Charger #BC37 The New Car MP3 BC18 Car MP3 Player is Free to Support the USB Card Liquid Crystal Display LCD
Noise suppression and noise suppression (CVC) technology during call
For hands-free/answer/hang up/reject/redial/Private calling
Hands-free stereo music play
1.4" LCD Display
Auxiliary Audio output
Make life more convenient and smart!
Car Accumulator voltage detection.
Supports Micro SD card (1G-32G).
Supports MP3/WMA format music play.
FM transmitter 87.5-108.0MHz.
Auto power-off memory function.
Supports charging for mobile phone,And charging output 5V/3.4A.
USB 1 supports for music playing form U-disk and charging output 5V/1A for mobile phone.
USB 2 supports charging automatic identification,And charging output 5V/2.4A for mobile phone Supports hands-free auto re-connection when power on.
Supports caller ID reported .
The product has detailed instructions.
Make life more convenient and smart!
Car Accumulator voltage detection.
Supports Micro SD card (1G-32G).
Supports MP3/WMA format music play.

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Re: Caprice PPV radio hack

Post by smwalker » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:40 am

How do you find the audio quality? They have been around a while but the audio quality always seemed lacking.

I tried some of the Isimple interfaces on my nieces car and they actually connected inline to the radio antenna so audio was supposed to be better. Was pretty good while it lasted. Eventually crapped out.
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Azusa, CA
'11 PPV 9C3 Huron White

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Re: Caprice PPV radio hack

Post by HoldenPPV » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:43 pm

I use a similar device, a Scosche BTFM. Sound quality is really no different than factory radio through the factory speakers. Only real issue is when in a larger city. There are little to none free fm frequencies and the fm stations over power it. But I live way out in the sticks, most of the time it is no issue for me.

For when I am in the city, I use a Tronsmart self powered BT speaker, model Element T6. It fits perfectly in the door panel’s “cup holder” bulge out. It actually sounds pretty darn good. It does have the ability to connect to two of them for true stereo, but I am only using one.

I would prefer to do the White’s fix. It’s clearly the way to go. But this works as a stop gap.
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Re: Caprice PPV radio hack

Post by camrat68 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:42 pm

I've got one of these as well.

It works but completely sucks in my '13 compared to the WAMS modded stereo in my Wife's '12.

I have a WAMS modded '12 stereo ready to go into the '13 as soon as it gets warm enough that I'm not breaking stuff.

Jim Chesnutt
1968 Camaro -my first car.
1995 Black/White 9C1 Caprice
2012 Alto Gray Metallic 9C1 Caprice--The HoDag-Solo axle back exhaust, improved racing OTR CAI intake.
2013 Black/White 9C1--NADACOP-Stock. For now......

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