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Hi All,

Has anyone out there fitted or had fitted (Halfords etc) a Bluetooth Car Kit for their Chevy Orlando?

I have a 2011 LTZ with SatNav fitted and wondered how I can access the radio wiring harness, as the radio is not a standard DIN fitment.

I've seen online that there is a wiring harness adapter for the Orlando to fit a Parrot Car Kit, but I wanted to know if anyone has any experience and tips for fitting such things.
 

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I've been looking in to this, this week.

I've found a rather information thread over on the German based Orlando forum, that gives quite clear instructions on how to take the fascia panels off the radio etc, and how to remove the main stereo unit to then attach the Parrot wiring harness.

When I get chance (probably tomorrow) I'll provide the links.

I've been looking at installing an MKi9200 Parrot in my Orlando, but I'm going to wait for the January sales! Cheapest I've found is £140 at the moment.

Althrough I have found an MKi9000 (no screen) for about £70.

This would work quite well, is used in conjunction with a Brodit holder for my phone, so I use the phone itself as the screen.
 

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hi andy,

yes, you can translate my guide :)
maybe i will put in my forum a plugin to translate each post. so you can read all post :)

regards
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Hi Rene,

Thanks for your permission to use your guide. I will work on the English translation tomorrow!

I use a google chrome plug-in to read your forum in 'translated' English. Sometimes it is good, other times it can be poor!

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Andy
 

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Ok, below is a very rough Google translation of Rene's post over on the Orlando.de forum:

I'm going to do this installation myself after Christmas (waiting for Jan uary sales!) so I will make a note of any technical descriptions, and amend this guide......




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I started with the part that "snakes"
to the secret
way - the part is only plugged in and the ventilation outlets also go out with
the same marks are
the mounting brackets.





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Now you can see how to get the secret way out. it requires one 7 socket
wrench

screw the two loosen and then you can take out the times - is still
a little jerky and
it's out there. But
pay attention to the cable





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Now it's time to switch backdrop. First
the chrome edge
to loosen the
stick. the frame
is inserted and
only the best, you
pull down on the leather. there are two
parts that are only
engaged - above
the frame then
you can just take
out yet.

The scenery itself
is plugged only.
down in the
hold, and now resulting hole with a small jolt
solve cling to the
first. then keep working upwards. And also
pay attention to the cable.





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Now it goes to the trim that goes from the
steering wheel to the passenger
door. There are
two screws to
loosen (again 7mm
socket wrench), then everything is the
only fit. Before you
leave but gets going with, you have to solve the steering wheel on
a piece of trim, then you can solve the bar from right to left.







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Now we have the actual exposed radio
- 4 Screws again 7mm socket wrench





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Now you can install the wires. There is not much space, but it works here my first test:





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Cables for
the display and microphone are near the air-vent. I did not route
these to the rear-view mirror, because I would have needed to go
near the curtain airbag in the A
pillar - that was too dangerous
for me. But it fits quite well where it is.

The parrot box
I simply cable-tied in place.







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Here's the result, which I am quite pleased.





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Just spent the last hour attempting to fit my bluetooth hans-free kit, only to realise that I need an adaptor harness to connect the kit to the back of the stereo. I had thought that the GM stereos were all standard ISO leads, but it appears not!

Not sure if it's because I've got sat-nav......

I've tried using Parrot's website to try and work it out, but they list the orlando 'with' and 'without' "Premium Sound". Now, does that mean sat-nav? I'm confused!

Anyway, they on;y actually do an adaptor harness for 'without' which is parrot part-number PC000070AA.

I've found a kit on ebay that is a copy of the parrot lead, for £15. I'm tempted to get it, and see if it fits!

So, I'm no further on with the installation, other than a few skinned knuckles and several blue-words being spoken trying to get the various bits of trim off without damaging any of them....... not easy I warn you!
 

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sorry - i forgot to write this info.

you can use an adaptor for Cruze, Insignia, Meriva, Zafira etc.
your part-number is the right adaptor


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Ok, for those who are interested in doing this, the adaptor harness you need is an "Autoleads SOT-963", available here for £15:

http://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/auto...009-parrot-sot-lead-p-15962.html#.UVqwPDdabTo

or from your local halfords for £25 (which is what I paid as I needed it there and then, rather than waiting 2-days for delivery).

I have to warn people though, this is NOT a simple DIY job. If you've never taken the interior of a car apart before, you'll be better off getting a pro to do it for you. I've dismantled a few cars in tha past, fitting stereo systems etc, but even I found it a struggle to get some of the bits of trim off without a) damaging the piece I was trying to remove, or b) damaging/scratching other pieces when using a screwdriver as a lever!

I managed to route the microphone cable across behind the trim between the steering wheel and the clocks, and then tucked it just under the trim that runs up the A-pillar, with the microphone tucked right up in the corner of the windscreen, nice and neat! I'll stick a picture up here in a bit;

[Place holder for Microphone Pic]

I also striggled to find a place to fit the control box for my Motorola hands-free kit. I couldn't fit it in the space the Rene found, as it's longer than the parrot box. However, I did find a nice neet space underneath where the main stereo/CD unit sits, behind a 'box' that is easilyt removed. Again, I'll post a pic up here later.

[Place holder for main pic]

I'll re-write the guide I posted up previously, with more descrptions/instructions now that I've actually done it. (It was quite tricky using google translate, to translate Rene's german guide in to technical English without actually knowing what you needed to do!)
 
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