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Old 11-01-2011, 08:04 AM   #1
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2012 Camaro Bluetooth Q

Hello Everyone,

Last week I got my new ride but I had a question, Hands-free Bluetooth is now standard in the 2012, can you stream music from my Iphone to the stereo, or do you need the CC Package to do that?

I will post pictures very soon, I know the "this thread is worthless w/o pics is coming

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Old 11-01-2011, 08:07 AM   #2
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You should be able to yes. Check your owners manual to be sure.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:09 AM   #3
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Select Aux input, hit menu, and you should be able to add/switch to bluetooth media.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:10 AM   #4
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are you meaning wireless?
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:18 AM   #5
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Yup Wireless Streaming media over bluetooth
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:24 AM   #6
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:35 AM   #7
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:46 AM   #8
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Yes it works great, there are a few YouTube vids on it. Takes all but a min to set it up. Just push aux on the radio, menue, select device and pair your phone for a second time to stream music.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:14 AM   #9
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On your iPhone under General>Bluetooth, once you have set up phone and streaming through your Camaro's head unit, two 'Devices' will be listed:

'Your Vehicle' for using the phone function
'GMusicConnect' for streaming music

So it's like setting up two devices. It's all in the manual, but not the easiest to find.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:34 AM   #10
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does it sound like crap? can't imagine it sounding anywhere nearly as good as just plugging it in via AUX cord.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:43 AM   #11
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does it sound like crap? can't imagine it sounding anywhere nearly as good as just plugging it in via AUX cord.
When I tried streaming by bluetooth it sounded awful.
Every time I've streamed by an aux cable it has sounded awful (haven't even tried in the Camaro)

iPod connected via USB. That's my setup.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:48 AM   #12
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When I stream Pandora from my Droid it sounds great. Of course, I've also upgraded the speakers in my Camaro.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:52 AM   #13
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I actually tried playing a game and watching a movie on my iPhone while the audio was playing over Bluetooth in my '10 Camaro. The audio was losing it's sync. It lagged behind what was happening on screen. Just playing music was fine, but not the best quality. In my car, I prefer using a small 8GB flash drive and leaving it plugged into the USB port. It's all the music you could want and at perfect quality. It also shows file info like artist, track, album, etc. Basically, Bluetooth for music and aux jacks kinda suck compared to a USB cable or flash drive.

Bluetooth calls is perfect though, forgot to mention that.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:54 AM   #14
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What bugs me about the bluetooth streaming is that you have to use the phone to initiate music play. For those of us who keep the phone in our pocket, it makes it far less functional. What is needed is a "play" button on the stereo to initiate bletooth music streaming.

Or am I missing something?

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does it sound like crap? can't imagine it sounding anywhere nearly as good as just plugging it in via AUX cord.
To me, it sounds about 90% as good as a direct connection. A little less separation, less effective bass, more 'compression.'

With traffic/road noise, I barely notice the difference.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:15 AM   #16
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When I stream Pandora from my Droid it sounds great. Of course, I've also upgraded the speakers in my Camaro.
I would be interested in hearing about which speakers you upgraded and with what.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:17 AM   #17
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ok, i'll do it.

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:21 AM   #18
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Hey I have my iphone synced on my 2012 ls. I can make hands free calls but is it possible to stream audio? Ive been trying the aux menu select and that doesn't work any tips?
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:34 AM   #19
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Hey I have my iphone synced on my 2012 ls. I can make hands free calls but is it possible to stream audio? Ive been trying the aux menu select and that doesn't work any tips?
If you have bluetooth calling than you should be able to stream music via bluetooth.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:36 AM   #20
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Yea you would think so but when I press aux it says no aux device... So I cant even scroll through and select any thing
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:39 AM   #21
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when I try to pair it only says your vehicle not gm music so maybe I cant?
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:41 AM   #22
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Hey I have my iphone synced on my 2012 ls. I can make hands free calls but is it possible to stream audio? Ive been trying the aux menu select and that doesn't work any tips?
As I said above, you will in the end have two devices listed in your iPhone's bluetooth section: 'Your Vehicle' for calls, 'GMusicConnect' for streaming. I find that I often have to select 'GMusicConnect' in my iPhone's bluetooth setup, even after paring for some reason.

The initial setup through the car's head unit is a little clunky, but it is pretty much what it says in the manual.

Here are the instructions from the manual under Infotainment System (for streaming, not phone):

Bluetooth Setup Menu:

The Bluetooth Setup menu can be
accessed with or without a device
attached to the USB port.

To select the Bluetooth Setup menu
when a device is attached to the
USB port and active:
1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob
while in the iPod, Zune, PFD,
or USB device main menu.
2. Select Bluetooth Music Setup.

To select the Bluetooth Music Setup
menu when a device is not attached
to the USB port, or when a device is
attached to the USB port but not
active:
1. Press the CD/AUX button until
AUX is the active source.
2. Press the MENU/SELECT knob.
3. Select Bluetooth Music Setup.

To select the Bluetooth Music Setup
menu when a Bluetooth device is
connected and active:
1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob.
2. Select Bluetooth Music Setup.

Pairing a Device:

1. Select Connect To New Device
from the Bluetooth Music
Setup menu.
2. The system asks a series of
Yes/No questions to determine
what type of device is being
paired.
3. After the system determines
what type of Bluetooth device
is being paired, the Bluetooth
device will need to be put into
discovery mode.
4. Some devices may require
a personal identification
number (PIN) in order to
complete the pairing process.
Locate the device named
“GMusicConnect” in the list on
the Bluetooth device and follow
the instructions on the device to
enter the four‐digit PIN provided
by the infotainment system.

Connecting to a Device:

Once a device is paired to the
infotainment system, it can be
connected to the infotainment
system.
To connect a paired device when
no other device is connected to the
infotainment system:
1. Select the Select Device option
from the Bluetooth Music
Setup menu.
2. Select the new device.
To connect a paired device when
another device is connected to the
infotainment system:
1. Select the Select Device option
from the Bluetooth Music
Setup menu.
2. Select the new device.
3. The active device is
disconnected from the
system and the new
device is connected.
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Ok so I deleted the blue tooth profile in my camaro, then on my phone reset both and still all that appears when searching is your car. I can not find gm music. Can any one confirm this is supposed to work on the 2012 Ls? Thanks
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:07 PM   #24
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Ok so I deleted the blue tooth profile in my camaro, then on my phone reset both and still all that appears when searching is your car. I can not find gm music. Can any one confirm this is supposed to work on the 2012 Ls? Thanks
Do you have the PDIM (USB port in the center arm console)?
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Do you have the PDIM (USB port in the center arm console)?


The phone's bluetooth (located in the onstar module) and the music bluetooth (located on the PDIM) are accessed through separate hardware. In 2010 and 2011, having the C&C package added both bluetooth functions. In 2012, I believe it's just the bluetooth equipped (for phone calls) onstar module that's standard.
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