The new XCarLink Bluetooth Interface enables you to stream music from any smartphone, mobile device or tablet to your original factory fitted car radio/navigation system, while at the same time providing you with a Bluetooth hands-free solution. One of the major benefits of the XCarLink Bluetooth interface is that it also incorporates AVRCP technology which also allows you to control your music via your radio or steering wheel controls.
It is compatible with all popular mobile devices and Smartphones including Android, Windows mobile, Apple OS, Blackberry etc and is ready to use as soon as you enter your vehicle - no need to connect any cables to your device (except if charging is required).
- Direct connection with CD-quality sound.
- Connect any Smartphone including Android, Apple, Windows and Blackberry and stream music wirelessly with to your original factory fitted car radio/navigation system.
- Control your music using your radio or steering wheel buttons i.e. Change track, fast forward, rewind, volume etc.
- Direct CD changer port connection involving no FM Modulation for high quality sound without interference.
- Plug and play installation - retains original equipment with the interface hidden away from view.
- Provides a Bluetooth hands free phone solution (pauses music when calls are made and received and automatically resumes music when a call is ended)
- Answer/Reject calls though your original car radio/navigation system via the FF (Fast forward) button.
- Supports music streaming via A2DP Bluetooth and control via AVRCP.
- USB charging port to keep your device charged when used with an optional USB charging cable.
- Automatic pause when switching to CD/TAPE/FM etc.
- 1/8" stereo jack for other auxiliary input.
- Works with apps such as Spotify, Google Play etc including control.
- Separate Microphone for Handsfree included
Installation is easy, but does require removal of your vehicle's head unit from the center console. Once the head unit is removed, the XCarLink simply plugs into the auxiliary/satellite radio port, located on the back of the head unit, as pictured below (actual port may differ slightly in some vehicles). The XCarLink wiring can then be routed to your glove box, down the center console to the cupholders, or wherever would be most convenient for you.
NOTE for 2004 Mazda 6 and ALL international Mazda 6:
The factory headunit requires a small modification to the circuit board in order to enable use of the auxiliary/satellite radio port. This was not an issue in 2003 and was resolved for the 2005 model year. If you have a 2004 Mazda 6 or a Mazda 6 that was manufactured in Japan and would like more details, please contact us. NOTE for 2004 Mazda RX-8:
The factory headunit's firmware revision must be 9.55 or greater. The unit will not work on earlier firmware revisions or with 9.81 or 10.01. To find out which revision your Mazda RX-8 has, make sure the radio (FM) is turned on, then press and hold "TEXT." Then, also press and hold "1" at the same time for a few more seconds. The LCD should then report your firmware version. NOTE for 2002-2005 Mazda MX-5:
The XCarLink is only compatible with the modular (non-BOSE) headunit. NOTE for Mazda CX-7, CX-9, and 2009 Mazda 6:
The XCarLink is only compatible if the factory navigation system is NOT installed. NOTE for vehicles with factory auxiliary input:
The XCarLink unit is not compatible with the factory auxiliary input. Both this unit and the factory auxiliary input connect to the headunit using the same port, so only one or the other may be used at any given time.
NOTE for vehicles with integrated Sirius Satellite Radio:
The XCarLink unit is not compatible with the integrated Sirius satellite radio module. Both this unit and the factory satellite radio module connect to the headunit using the same port, so only one or the other may be used at any given time. If you have the satellite radio, but do not use it, you are able to switch to the XCarLink with no problems.