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    Sorry to have left out the details. 2008 located...

    Sorry to have left out the details. 2008 located an hour SW of Cincinnati.


    Hi Cubby. I'm doing a major car shuffle My Ram MegaCab has a buy back on it. My RAV4 is having paint work done, at...
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    Hello old friends

    :wave:Hello to my old friends here as I haven't been here in a long while. I hope you all are well.:wave:

    For personal reasons, I have not been able to enjoy my XLR-V much anymore. I can count on...
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    Things just aren't what they used to be

    It saddens me to see what this forum has evolved to. When I first came here over 4 years ago it was refreshingly different than most online forums. Helpful comments that were technically correct...
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    No it does not have Bluetooth from the factory. ...

    No it does not have Bluetooth from the factory. There are aftermarket options available.
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    One more idiot added to my ignore list.

    One more idiot added to my ignore list.
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    Then why did you buy one? or did someone give it...

    Then why did you buy one? or did someone give it to you? Do you normally spend your money purposefully on an inferior product?

    Better at what? Better at pleasing the eye of the owner?

    I...
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    I guess we will never know what you think an XLR...

    I guess we will never know what you think an XLR is an example of.
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    An example of what?

    An example of what?
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    I wonder why anyone would buy a Cadillac when a...

    I wonder why anyone would buy a Cadillac when a Yugo would do?
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    Sometimes being cheap is just that and you do get...

    Sometimes being cheap is just that and you do get what you pay for. Then there are times like this where getting quality results are not significantly more expensive or difficult but do require...
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    There are different interfaces depending on if...

    There are different interfaces depending on if you want to maintain XM or not. I do not want XM and that is the way I went with these parts. If you are not using the service then you do not pay for...
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    I believe it was stated multiple times that the...

    I believe it was stated multiple times that the alternative method required "tearing out the dash" which is absolutely false and is an example of why you shouldn't believe everything written.

    As...
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    Basically the ladder of improving sound quality...

    Basically the ladder of improving sound quality goes something like this, starting with the worse:
    WX
    AM
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    XM (Depends on how much compression at the time. I've heard some XM sound worse than...
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    And why people should not believe everything...

    And why people should not believe everything people write here.
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    I doubt that.

    I doubt that.
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    FM can only get so good, there is no probably...

    FM can only get so good, there is no probably about it. It is a matter of technical capabilities, believe what you want. Maybe because I know how to spell Bang and Olufsen I may be more in tune with...
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    Not sure how many times it needs repeated. You...

    Not sure how many times it needs repeated. You DO NOT need to "tear into the dash" to get full Bluetooth capabilities.
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    Maybe, but it still has the audio quality of FM...

    Maybe, but it still has the audio quality of FM radio. Decades old technology, and sounds like it. If your happy with muddled sound or can't tell the difference then it is a fit. I much prefer a...
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    This is about a bluetooth interface that...

    This is about a bluetooth interface that re-transmits on FM that is received on the existing system like an FM station.
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    I have hands free phone, A2DP CD quality music...

    I have hands free phone, A2DP CD quality music and turn by turn voice navigation and did not tear into the dash.

    http://www.xlr-net.com/forums/cadillac-xlr-technical-discussion/7948-mp3-ipod.html
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    Gear shift weirdness

    Beautiful day at 75 and sunny here. I went out for what may be the last of what has been a very sparse season for me. Then it happened.. The transmission would shift down when I went + with the...
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    The big drawback from this method is the audio...

    The big drawback from this method is the audio quality can never be better than that of FM. A true bluetooth interface will sound a lot better. If your happy with the quality then go for it.
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    YES it does. "Rarely" using Hp is a personal...

    YES it does. "Rarely" using Hp is a personal choice, of which I do not concur. BTW there are more differences between a base and a V than Hp. I have no problem watching where I'm going when...
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    There is way more to it than you may realize. I...

    There is way more to it than you may realize. I doubt seriously you will find a Cadillac head unit that will work.
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    To each their own. IMHO the filler plates look...

    To each their own. IMHO the filler plates look like someone tried to fit in something that doesn't belong. Which is exactly what it is. I much prefer adding a bluetooth interface and using my phone...
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