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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-05-2020, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Help with hooking up cell phone to RT speakers

Hi, I am not very tech smart and was wondering if anyone here would be willing to share their knowledge. I have an android cell phone and my 2014 RT Limited has blue tooth capability. I was wondering if there was anyway I can hook my phone to the speakers on the RT so I can listen to my XM radio app. I am going on a 2,000 plus mile trip this May and will need some music while on the road. Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2020, 06:18 AM
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I have a 12 RT Limited which is a little too old for built in Bluetooth and I have not seen how the newer models work. If it’s anything like any other Bluetooth device you should be able to go into the settings of your phone, ensure your Bluetooth is on and click on the device that your phone picks up to pair it to your Spyder.

If for whatever reason you still can’t get it to work I purchased a $20.00 Bluetooth FM transmitter from amazon that I plug into my rear trunk cigarette lighter. This allows me to stream music from my phone through my Spyder stereo system.

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and my 2014 RT Limited has blue tooth capability.
Does it......really ??
Through the dashboard or through the GPS ?

You should also have an AUX input cable somewhere, probably in the trunk, and an AUX output jack on your phone.

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The only way to get music from your phone to the speakers is using the AUX using the phone as an iPod. Lamonster Garage might have something that would plug into the AUX that you can connect the phone to but the phone would have to be powered or the battery would go dead quick. The BT adapter would also need power.

A transmitter sends signals out and to get signals from the phone to the bike you would need a BT receiver.

The best way is to get a BT headset and pair directly to the phone and then get any and all sounds from the phone.

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Hi, I am not very tech smart and was wondering if anyone here would be willing to share their knowledge. I have an android cell phone and my 2014 RT Limited has blue tooth capability. I was wondering if there was anyway I can hook my phone to the speakers on the RT so I can listen to my XM radio app. I am going on a 2,000 plus mile trip this May and will need some music while on the road. Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance.

You also have the option of using the wiring for the GPS. There is a socket on the right side of the bike at the rear of the fuel tank. I ran an extension cable (3.5mm male to male) and mounted a jack in the glove box. Now if I want to run my music and/or gps through the bike, I just plug a cable into the jack in the glove box and into the phone. Set the bike to GPS and everything comes through. Advantage over the jack in the trunk is that I can still see the maps on the phone or change the music/music source. Took about two hours removing/replacing the panels and drilling the mount hole for the jack. Less than $10 in parts. I can look for the photos if it is something you might consider. I also have an Android phone. I use this method for pandora, spotify, goole music, and my sd card. When running google maps or waze the music will mute for your turn by turn instructions.

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Get a blue tooth device with fm output
Connect the device to fm radio ( by selecting a dead fm station)
Connect phone to Bluetooth device

Every thing on phone goes to fm now
Easy peasy
Been doing this with cars boats bikes for years
NO WIRES-NO AUX INPUT
Get a rechargeable Bluetooth if you can
Amazon etc
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