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BLU-C5 Music Streaming Kit for 1997-04 Corvette original CD or Tape Radio

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Configure your BLU-C5 kit from options below: (Click Installation guide for help)
Score: 4.83 (votes: 18)
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  • Net weight
    1 lbs
  • Part Number
    BLU-C52
Upgrade your American classic to support music streaming from Smartphone without changing original factory radio.

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), is not what we consider "new technology". Another option is to install an aftermarket radio, but does doing any of this add value to your American classic? These are two of many suggestions for adding Bluetooth to 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 wireless remote control and USB charging port can be added (Click installation guide link below for details).
The BLU-C5 kit replaces the 12-disc changer (if present); however, our A2D-C5 offers the same features and preserves the 12-disc changer.
» Supports A2DP (music streaming) profile from any Smartphone, Tablet, Kindle and more. Does not support hands-free calls. Purchase our A2DIY-C5 instead.
» Users may install module directly to factory radio behind the dash OR (if pre-wired); to the 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 Hands-free calls)
» Ideal for those who prefer a wireless connection for Smartphone, Tablet, Kindle etc.
»Optional: wireless remote to control select smartphone functions (does not control radio functions)
» Optional: USB "Fast charging" kit to charge those power-hungry devices while on the road. (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 trunk/hatch installs only)
» Optional wireless remote control (Click installation guide link below for details)
» Optional USB "Fast charge" 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]
* PXHGM4 harness (to radio) ; has been upgraded and no longer requires routing accessory wire to fuse panel.

1. Connects to radio OR 10-pin plug in trunk or hatch. CD changer (if present) must be disconnected. To preserve 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. Not for hands-free calls (HFP). For Hands-free capabilities, purchase our A2DIY-C5 instead.


  • Optional Wireless remote
    Yes, No
  • Compatible Vehicles
    1997 Corvette, 1998 Corvette, 1999 Corvette, 2000 Corvette, 2001 Corvette, 2002 Corvette, 2003 Corvette, 2004 Corvette
  • Installation Harness
    PXHGM2 harness - To 10-pin plug in trunk or hatch, PXHGM4 harness* - To radio, PXHGM4 harness* + USB charging port - To radio
  • Extra fields
    • UPC
      707751945016
  • Manufacturers
    • Manufacturer
      DCS
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  • Paul
    Apr 22, 2020, 04:54 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!

  • Tony
    Apr 13, 2020, 08:50 PM
    Awesome product- so simple (literally plug and play) and works flawlessly!
  • R. Slackman
    Dec 30, 2019, 03:44 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 !
  • R. Curnow
    Dec 9, 2019, 09:51 AM
    I was previously using a $20 Bluetooth to FM converter from Amazon, Also worked well, just was a pain all the time.
    Ordered this last week, installed this morning. Easy job, take your time with the console. Tucked module back behind the head unit, ran the red power cable (supplied) down to the footwell and plugged the tap (also included) to fuse #22. Turned the car to on, got power - selected CD/Aux button on the radio, opened Bluetooth on my iPhone 11, selected the new device, heard the bloop noise, connected and I hit play on Apple Music. Sounded great!
    This thing is perfect, shipping was super fast, install was very easy. Highly recommend this to keep your stock head unit and look.
  • J. Hunter
    Dec 3, 2019, 05:22 PM
    I added 'BlueTooth' to my unit in about and hour and it was pretty much 'Plug&Play'. (my '99 did not have all the hookups for the CD changer in the trunk. There is a different part number if you have a later model C5 with the changer).
    It took me longer to remove all the plastic bezel than it did to hook up the module. I still have all my factory options for FM/AM/CD/AUX. You just push AUX and it flips over to Bluetooth mode. Really, this is a no-brainer and probably one of the best mods I've done. Streaming Spotify has never been easier.

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Products requiring assembly are identified with: "Made by hand" or "Made in house" image in picture areas of the respective product.
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.
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Defective returns:
Our return policy differs from than of other online merchants and we encourage customer read 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 returns policy page.

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