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BLU-C5 Music Streaming Kit for 1997-04 Corvette original CD or Cassette Radios

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  • $85.98
Market price: $139.95, you save $53.97
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Configure your kit from options below: (Click Installation guide for help)
Score: 5.00 (votes: 18)
Reviews: 7
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  • Net weight
    1 lbs
  • Part Number
    BLU-C52
If looking to preserve your American classic as original possible while also being able to stream music from smartphone; look no further.

Wouldn't it be nice to simply step into your ride and be able to play music apps from smartphone without wires or cables dandling from the dash? Just because you drive an older car does not mean you have to settle for old technology and many have opted for a $30 cigar lighter FM transmitter (which has been around for decades), and not what we consider "new technology" while others have opted to to install an aftermarket radio, but does doing any of this add value to your American classic? These are two of many suggestions made for upgrading these cars, until now! Enter the BLU-C5. Our BLU-C5 kit is built exclusively for C5 Corvette owners who want to keep the original radio while also being able to enjoy internet music (Pandora, Spotify, XM radio, Apple music), audio books, GPS and and other important application while on the road to work or cruising around town without investing in a new radio or altering the look and feel of dashboard components. For added convenience an optional smart remote and charging port can be added (Click installation guide link below for details).
The BLU-C5 kit replaces 12-disc changer (if present); however, our A2D-C5 requires and retains 12-disc changer in trunk/hatch.
» Supports A2DP (music streaming) profile from any Smartphone, Tablet, Kindle and more. Does not support phone calls. Purchase our A2DIY-C5 instead.
» Users may install module directly to radio behind the dash OR (if pre-wired); to 10-pin CD changer plug in trunk or hatch (Not FM modulated)
» Auto-pair/un-pair upon entering/existing vehicle (Will not drain car battery)
» Enjoy Apple music, turn by turn directions, music internet sites such as Pandora, Spotify etc. (Does not support phone calls)
» Ideal for those who prefer a wireless connection for Smartphone, Tablet, Kindle etc.
» Optional:"Smart remote" to control select smartphone functions (does not control radio functions)
» Optional: USB "Fast charging" kit for those power-hungry devices. (click installation guide link below for details)
[To avoid costly returns, It is important to observe all requirements, warnings and install guide information prior to purchase.]
1. Exclusive to 1997-04 Corvette (C5) with original factory AM/FM/CD or AM/FM/TAPE radio
2. If vehicle has 12-disc changer in rear, it must be disconnected. To preserve 12-disc changer, purchase our A2D-C5 instead.
3. The BLU-C5 does not interfere with functionality of existing radio (CD player or Tape player); however optional 12-disc changer in trunk/hatch (if present) must be disconnected.
4. Controls and display remain with audio device (e.g. Smartphone). C5 radio/display or buttons (except volume) do not apply
5. Users decide where to install module: behind radio cavity with PXHGM4 harness OR to 10-pin plug in trunk/hatch with PXHGM2 harness. Click installation guide link below for details.
» Bluetooth module x1 (3"x 3"x 1.5")
» Installation harness: PXHGM2 (To 10-pin plug in trunk/hatch) or PXHGM4 (To radio) x1
» Add-a-fuse Mini-Tap with 5A fuse x1 (With PXHGM2 trunk/hatch installs only)
» Optional: Smart remote control (Click installation instructions for details)
» Optional: USB "Fast charging" kit (Click installation guide link below for details)

Avoid costly returns. Click to review your Installation instructions and Frequently Asked Questions.

Footnotes: [ See drop-down for reference]
* All installs to the radio no longer require routing accessory wire to fuse panel.

1. Connect behind radio or 10-pin plug in trunk/hatch. CD changer (if present) must be disconnected. To preserve 12-disc changer purchase our A2D-C5 instead.
2. CD player built-into radio is not a CD changer. 12-disc changer (if present) resides at vehicles rear and must be disconnected.
3. Supports music streaming only. Not for phone calls (HFP). Our A2DIY-C5 Kit supports phone calls.
4. This kit must be assembled and is then shipped using shipping method selected at checkout.


Printed instructions not included in shipment but available here in digital form:
View, print, download Installation instructions

Defective returns:
Our return policy differs from than of other online merchants and we encourage all customer to read our Return policy page it in its entirety prior to ordering.
Defective returns are eligible for warranty repair or replacement service: Within the first 10 days, Discount Car Stereo will replace any defective or damaged part and provide a pre-paid return label (US Customers only). (Pre-paid labels are not issued for other return reasons).
After 10 days of receipt, customer covers return shipping cost, however we cover shipping cost to supplier/manufacturer, and to ship replacement back to you. If original purchase can't be replaced (discontinued etc), we reserve the right to provide a substitute part of higher or equal value. Any claims for missing parts must be made within 7 days of delivery.
We strive to avoid costly returns by providing our customer with as much product information and applications. Click to read the full return policy page.

Gone are the days when customer had to call or email to obtain shipping rates. At Discount Car Stereo.com, shipping rates are automated and calculated in real time based on cart contents, weight and destination. To get a shipping quote simply add items to cart, follow the checkout process by filling address details and in seconds the online shipping calculator provides real time rates and shipping methods. We ship throughout the USA, Canada and select international destinations (See country drop-down in checkout page for list of international countries or visit our Frequent ask questions page).
Our family owned and operated specialty store makes every effort to get your order processed and shipped at soon as possible; however any products with this logo requires assembly and additional time (usually 2-3 days) is requires to assemble and then shipped using shipping method selected at checkout. Selecting a faster shipping method does not guarantee quicker assembly process, but does speed up delivery.
90% of our products requires assembly and identified with "this logo" in image areas of the product page.
Delivery time for in stock products requiring assembly= Assembly time (1-3 days) + transit time (your shipping method).
Example: Order our very popular Corvette Bluetooth A2DIY-C5 and choose "USPS Priority Mail (2-4 days) shipping. Expect delivery 5-7 business days after order placement.
Please contact us first regarding time sensitive deliveries.
Parts not requiring assembly or customization (off-the-shelf), These usually ship within 24 hours.
Tracking information is sent to your email upon labeling. Customers accounts are also updated at the same time. All customers (with or without accounts) can check order status online which has the same details available to our staff.
Except for Priority Mail Express® (Overnight Delivery*), USPS delivery times for Priority Mail® and First-Class Mail® are estimates and are not guaranteed; however these are delivered to most states after 2-7 working days.
International orders require additional paperwork and processing time prior to shipping (usually 4 days).
Free shipping (when available); applies to US only

*with a money-back guarantee

USA/Canada: Pay with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal: PayPal, PayPal Credit, Venmo. Gift cards that display Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover logos are also accepted.
Customer billing information (first name, last name, billing address, and credit card information) must be entered exactly as it appears on credit card statement otherwise transaction will decline. Once order is placed a pending authorization (not a charge) will appear on your account and removed within 7-10 business days or once authorization has been charged and order shipped.
International: Select PayPal to pay with card. International credit cards are NOT accepted unless registered through PayPal. Click here to learn more about PayPal.
All prices are in U.S. dollars. The actual price charged to International customers is subject to the exchange rate applied by PayPal.

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  • Jeffrey Almer
    Aug 18, 2020, 08:19 PM
    I recently installed the bluetooth system in my C5 and it is amazing. Install was easy and it works perfectly. The system links quickly to my iPad and the remote attached easily to the parking brake handle and also works perfectly.
    Thank you to Jay and for his assistance.
  • Paul
    Apr 22, 2020, 03:54 PM
    Following the death of my factory 12-CD changer in my C5 Corvette, I sought a Bluetooth solution to ridiculously expensive repair or replacement of the complex 12-CD changer. I tried a Bluetooth/FM modulated solution which was susceptible to interference from other radio stations.
    Finally I found the affordable BLU-C5 Music Streaming Kit from Discount Car Stereo, which was the perfect solution while maintaining the factory Bose radio and superb sound system! Installation was a snap, taking less than an hour with most of the time consumed running the power line from the trunk to the cabin fuse block located behind passenger toe board.

    Thanks Discount Stereo for marketing and selling this great product!

  • R. Bickford
    Apr 22, 2020, 10:24 AM
    I must say this works excellent and the sound is very clear!
  • Tony
    Apr 13, 2020, 07:50 PM
    Awesome product- so simple (literally plug and play) and works flawlessly!
  • R. Slackman
    Dec 30, 2019, 02:44 PM
    There was a time in America when ALL businesses were small and family run. Integrity and service were paramount because referrals were how you grew your business. Nowadays, thats a rarity. Big Box Stores, Best Buy, Target, Car Toys, etc. won't care for you at all compared to a family run business. Personalized service is a dying thing. But in November, after watching a customer's YouTube video on how to add bluetooth music streaming to my C-5 CORVETTE, I came across this company, Discount Car Stereo and gave them a call. I spoke with Jay and he spent all the time I needed to feel comfortable and to understand the ups and downs of what I was wanting to do and how his custom made product would do that for me. The product did EVERYTHING it was claimed to do. Seamless streaming music from my Android thru my car's BOSE stereo. Installation was child's play and took no time. It REALLY was that easy !!! Call Jay, NO PRESSURE, great guy. You will be happy you did !

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