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    How easy is it to fit a handsfree kit?

    Can anyone tell me how easy it is to install a handsfree kit in your car that runs through your stereo.

    I've got an Pioneer stereo which has a socket on the back for a handsfree kit. Is it that simple that you just buy one and plug it in?
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    I've got a Parrot CK3000 (bluetooth) and it was a piece of pish to fit, as it uses ISO connectors ans 'splices' into thr head unit loom. All you have to do then is locate the mike and remote buttons whever you want them.

    30-45 minutes in total

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    Yeah fitting a handsfree kit is quite a simple job, just up to you to decide if you want it bluetooth or with a cradle.

    The socket on your headunit if anything like mine will plug into the speaker output from the handfree kit then all you have to do is fit a mic in the centre and connect up 4 wires to the heaunit. Power, earth, accessory feed and phone mute
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    I'd prefer a cradle rather than bluetooth.

    I take it you get bespoke Microphones or do most cradles come with them built in?
    97 P reg Astra 1.6 8v X16SZR, and yes I have a Haynes manual

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    When you buy the kit for your phone it will come with all the parts needed. The mic's are always seperate and not built into the cradle

    To save making holes in your dashboard to mount the cradle companies like this http://www.dashmount.co.uk supply brackets the slot in

    What phone do you have?
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    I've had the same kit as Geoff for about 3 years now. It's been in 3 different cars, and has worked well. I had the old Nokia kit before with the cradle, which also worked well apart from the crappy speaker. The Parrot uses the car stereo speakers.
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    Fair enough, don't know much about sony ericsson kits. Just bare in mind whenever you upgrade your phone you will more than likely have to upgrade your kit
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    Yeah I know, that's what I was just thinking. I'll have to wait until I get my new work phone anyway and maybe try and blag one out of them or just wait and try and blag a company car off them too.
    97 P reg Astra 1.6 8v X16SZR, and yes I have a Haynes manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks
    Just bare in mind whenever you upgrade your phone you will more than likely have to upgrade your kit
    That's the beauty of a parrot tho - it's flash upgradable, so as long as they keep producing the updates, your hands free is pretty much futureproof.

    Plus you can still have a cradle/holder...


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