INSTALLATION VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS
Pure Bluetooth kit Installation and Usage for Toyota Camry 2005-2006
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Hunter Smith –
2005 Toyota Camry XLE Bluetooth works flawless.
Just installed your bluetooth kit into a 2006 Toyota Camry and it works great.
Chris O. –
Pros: Shipping speed, helpful installation video, relative ease of installation
Cons: Poor quality aux cord
I had never heard of GTA Car Kits, but I found the website after researching alternatives to get an aux input on an existing car stereo other than purchasing a new head unit. I received the GTA Car Kit (non-bluetooth) for my wife’s ’05 Camry very quickly, as it shipped the day after placing my order. The Online video was very helpful as I was able to purchase the required tools before the unit arrived.
After installing the kit, I heard a great deal of static, and then the sound cut out completely. I was about to panic thinking I received a bad unit or that it wasn’t compatible with the stereo, but then I noticed the aux cord was loose in the phone. I tried to pushing the cord in further but it was still wiggly. I then swapped the supplied aux cord out for a spare one I had, and it worked perfectly. So that was the only complaint I have about the unit is the poor quality aux cord. No cord is going to make music sound better or worse, but a poorly constructed cord simply will not work efficiently or last very long.
I elected not to use the iPod cord as my wife and I have Android phones. As other reviews have pointed out, there are several ways to hide/run the cords. I tucked the unit itself away between the stereo and glove box. The directions suggest hiding it behind the stereo, but I could not get the head unit to lock back in all the way with the GTA kit behind it. Since I only used the aux cord, I elected to use the quickest method for running the cord which was through the glove box.
Other than the cheap aux cord, this unit worked just as advertised. The installation video helped me install the unit in under an hour, and since no holes were drilled, it is 100% reversible and removable. I’m very happy with my purchase, and it turned out to be a great Mother’s Day gift for my wife.
This this is awesome!!! The installation video is great, and because of it, my install went as smooth as possible. Didn’t take any time at all. I also got the bluetooth module and when I fired the whole thing up the first time, the phone paired perfectly. Made a test call before I buttoned everything up – perfect. An added bonus that I **kinda** knew but forgot – the music will play through the stereo system via bluetooth, so I don’t have to plug the phone in if I don’t want. Works great for this family because not all of us have iPhones, so we can just use bluetooth instead. I love this product, and this company.
BILL RUSSO –
JUST INSTALLED THE KIT AFTER WATCHING THE YOU-TUBE VIDEO. I ALSO ORDERED THE TOOL KIT TO REMOVE THE DASH TRIM WHICH MADE THE JOB VERY SIMPLE(IT TOOK ABOUT AN HOUR). THE SOUND AND OPERATION ARE BOTH GREAT WITH EVERYTHING WORKING THROUGH THE RADIO CONTROLS. I AM USING MY I-PHONE 5 WITH AN APPLE ADAPTER. A GREAT PRODUCT.
Jim from St. Charles, MO, USA –
“I am extremely happy with my GTA car kit. After finally getting so frustrated with the FM and cassette units, I googled other solutions and ran across the GTA units. It seemed like the perfect solution. I liked that I could keep my factory head unit, and just make use of the external CD changer port. There were so many good reviews, I decided to give it a try.
Shipping was quick, the printed and YouTube instructions were a big help. Installation was a breeze – exactly like the youtube video showed. I don’t think it even took a half hour to do it. I ran the cable from the back of my head unit under the center console on the driver’s side. The unit is sitting under driver’s seat, and with cables to iPhone coming up from that between seat and console.
I can set the phone in multiple places in the console. I’m using an iPhone 4s with it with the iPhone connector. I love being able to use the buttons on my steering wheel or on factory head unit to change playlists and songs.
And the sound quality… it’s fantastic. No more fiddling with the cassette to get better sound. I love it and highly recommend it.”
Steve from Atlanta, GA, USA –
“Researched the web, and found your site, as well as some reviews.
I used FM transmitter in the past. Reception is inconsistent, trying to find the “right” signal while driving is a major headache, depending on what part of the country you are in, and what local stations have high power. Also signal drift was an issue.
The shipping was very fast – got the kit in a few days.
The installation was extremely easy. I was uncomfortable about taking apart the dash, having never done it. The video gave me the confidence to do it, and it was flawless. Every step of the way. I needed to buy a 5′ ratchet extension. Didn’t need the magnet, and a small flat-bladed screwdriver worked fine as a clip removal tool. It took longer to string the cable (because of the drilling) than it did to pull the radio and install the control unit! Ran the cables into the accessory bin just under the radio/air quality control panel. Again, the video was very helpful in terms of how to remove this part of the dash so that I could run the cables.
I really like being able to control the tracks from the radio/CD changer console.
Overall I got a very good deal. Other kits were available, but they required another adaptor to fit the Iphone. And that would be extra cost. Your kit was fully stocked with everything you need – really was plug and play.
We are thrilled with this device.”
James from USA –
“Found you through Google search. Your website was informative and well made.
I considered several different kits. I chose the GTA Cat Kit because ALL of the other kits would have required me to purchase separate parts and assemble it all myself. I also liked the interface that your kit uses on my stereo’s screen. That and the fact that your kit was the best value — To buy the parts I would have needed to get both an aux port and an ipod port (that allows me to operate and charge the ipod) I would have needed to spend about $50 more, at least.
The installation took me about twenty minutes start to finish. I used a real thin flat blade screw driver to pop the paneling off. The panel tool is the only thing I didn’t have, but it isn’t hard to use a screwdriver to do the same thing if you are careful. The videos were incredibly helpful. Its not hard to take all the stuff off, but I wouldn’t have guessed where some of the screws were to do so.
I use an old ipod video currently and my Droid X cellphone. The other driver whose car I installed a kit in uses an iPhone and an iPod classic. On the 2006 Camry, I ran the cables up through the flat tray spot to the left of the shifter.
From shipping, to installation, to satisfaction, to customer service — I’ve been completely satisfied. Would and have recommended your kit to people who want to install ipod or aux ports.
Great value. Great product. A ! I highly recommend it.”
Danny F from Tupelo, Mississippi, USA –
“After trying all of the FM converters, cassette tape 3.5’s, and so on, I had given up hope of ever having a 3.5/iPhone/iPod connection on my stock radio. I wanted to keep the originality intact on my 2002 Camry LE. It only has 35,000 miles on it and I simply did not want an aftermarket radio installed. After finding your YourTube video online, I watched it intently and decided that you must have a great product by all of the positive reviews that are posted. Like I said, I watched it intently, about 5 times. Very informative.
I then went to your website and placed an order for the unit. Free shipping too! After the order was placed on December 28, 2011, it arrived at my house on January 3, 2012. Bear in mind – that included the Christmas and New Year weekend. I’m very satisfied with the shipping. Excellent packaging too.
Now for the installation. While I consider myself a can-do person, I had never taken a radio out of a vehicle. To be honest, I was a little apprehensive about it, but I made the decision to dive into it head first. It went flawlessly. The radio was exactly as the video described, and connections were easy and effortless. I took the advice of your video installer and checked the unit BEFORE I re-installed the radio. It worked perfectly.
I then removed the covers for the console/gearshift and ran the two wires. Once again – easy and effortless. Looks like it came from the factory. COMPLETE installation time start to finish – 53 minutes. To say that I am a happy and satisfied customer would be an understatement.
Keep up the great work, and thanks for having a quality product.”
Ed from Monrovia, California, USA –
” I was searching the web for a device to add an auxiliary port to my factory car stereo when I came across on YouTube an installation video for the GTA Car Kit for my exact car and stereo.
I’ve tried FM transmitters. My vehicle model was one of the last to have a factory cassette, so I’ve also tried a 3.5 mm stereo jack to cassette converter. FM transmitters picked up too much noise interference in the Los Angeles area and cassette converters are very hard to find. Both had degraded sound quality.
The installation was very easy: I followed most of the steps on the video. The installation took about 1 hour, and most time was spent testing the audio and deciding how best to run and conceal AUX and iPod cables. I already had a plastic screwdriver-like device to remove the panels, and no other tools were required. The video clearly revealed the port where the GTA Car Kit would connect, so I was able to plug in the GTA Car Kit to my stereo by reaching behind the stereo. I did not have to remove the stereo or the bolts holding the stereo to the console.
I alternate between an Android phone and a iPhone. The AUX and iPod cables exit along the driver’s edge of the center console; I did not want to nor did I have to drill holes or alter factory parts to install the GTA Car Kit. The installation is complete reversible if I choose to remove it.
It added an AUX port to my car, which did not already have one. But unlike today’s cars with AUX port, it has a iPod connector that allows the radio to control the iPhone play list from the stereo.
The GTA Car Kit is slightly more expensive than other competitors, but the kit comes with everything promised – the right port connections and audio cables, comes quickly, and adds iPod control features. The GTA Car Kit is a better value for my money, and I do recommend the GTA Car Kit over the competition to my friends.”