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Thread: Converting the early X350 car phone to Bluetooth.

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    Converting the early X350 car phone to Bluetooth.

    I have just completed the task of converting the car phone to Bluetooth & it was quite easy. The parts that you need are -

    1: Bluetooth module from a late model of any of the following cars - X350, X Type, or S Type. The part number is 7W93-10D893-AB

    2: The microphone from any of the same models of car.
    Both of these parts should be available from any specialist Jaguar wrecker.

    3: A mounting adaptor plate.

    4: An antenna with about 5' of coax cable.
    The above two parts can be obtained from Cameron Knight at www.oldjaguar.com or facebook.com/oldjaguarau


    Installation involves fitting the microphone to the hood lining adjacent to the driver's sun visor & then plugging it into the microphone plug in the upper centre console; unplugging the old handset in the armrest centre console (accessed through the rear seat aircon vent); unbolting the phone mudule in the boot & substituting the bluetooth module; & stringing the antenna.
    To pair your mobile phone to the bluetooth unit, first switch bluetooth OFF on your mobile. Then turn the ignition to accessories & turn bluetooth ON on your mobile. After a few moments, JAGUAR will appear on the mobile screen. Tap JAGUAR. Then it will ask for a code & a number screen will appear. Type in 1313. The word PAIR will then appear (top right on an Iphone). Tap PAIR. It will then ask for permission to use your contacts list. Tap allow. From then on, every time the ignition is on, your mobile will connect to the car, so long as you have it with you.
    If anyone would like more detailed installation instructions, you can contact me at busmansys@aol.com

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    you don't even need the microphone. I converted mine and just left the old microphone in place. It works just fine

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    Yes, you are correct. You can use the original micraphone, however, the micraphone that comes with the bluetooth unit has a different impedance from the original one. In theory, in order for your caller to hear you clearly, you would need to speak quite loudly. Has that been your experience, or do you find it works OK?

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    Hi Craig, i am part way through the installation but got nervous when it came to splitting the roof console. I was trying to remove it but the force I was applying was significant and I could not get the front to click out. Is there a trick to this or do I just persevere with brute force?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Haydock View Post
    Yes, you are correct. You can use the original micraphone, however, the micraphone that comes with the bluetooth unit has a different impedance from the original one. In theory, in order for your caller to hear you clearly, you would need to speak quite loudly. Has that been your experience, or do you find it works OK?
    Obviously, I've not talked to myself, but haven't had any complaints that its too quiet

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    That is very interesting. I am getting my roof lining replaced shortly, so it is a good chance to try the original micraphone & see how it works in my car. I would certainly prefer not to have the new micraphone jutting out of the lining.

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    It certainly does take a lot of force to remove the centre upper console. After removing the bolt in the sun glasses case, I inserted my fingers into the gap as far forward as possible & while pulling down with my fingers, I pushed up against the roof lining with my thumb. As it started to move down, I repeated the process further toward the front. CAUTION - do not apply force at the two front corners, as the plastic is quite thin there & might break.
    Another chap replying to this post has converted to bluetooth without changing the micraphone, so my suggestion would be to forget the new micraphone for now, install the rest of the equipment & see how it works with the old micraphone. In theory, it should be a bit quiet, however, it is worth a try before making holes in the roof lining. Best wishes, Craig.

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    I need to install the microphone, there was no earlier jaguar phone installation, there was an aftermarket unit installed but that mic isn't in the jag system. Thanks for the advice, more force will be deployed.
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    I did the bluetooth upgrade too a couple of years ago, my write up can be found here: https://www.jaguarforum.com/showthre...l=1#post818122 although all the images are now dead so of limited use.
    I think that if you have Jaguar Voice fitted then you can simply plug in the new module without fitting a microphone (which I did), but if you don't have voice then a microphone won't be present (again, I believe this is the case but not 100%).
    I also recall seeing a TSB about replacing the built-in mic with an external microphone to improve sound quality, however I've never had any complains about the sound quality or volume level when using the original mic so I've not bothered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benwillcox View Post
    I did the bluetooth upgrade too a couple of years ago, my write up can be found here: https://www.jaguarforum.com/showthre...l=1#post818122 although all the images are now dead so of limited use.
    I think that if you have Jaguar Voice fitted then you can simply plug in the new module without fitting a microphone (which I did), but if you don't have voice then a microphone won't be present (again, I believe this is the case but not 100%).
    I also recall seeing a TSB about replacing the built-in mic with an external microphone to improve sound quality, however I've never had any complains about the sound quality or volume level when using the original mic so I've not bothered.

    Ben
    I did this Bluetooth retro fit on my 2003.5 car and didn’t need to fit a microphone.
    I don’t have Jaguar voice but there was a startrac phone fitted in the centre console.
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