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Hey Guys & Gals,
I'm new to the Malibu forum. Just purchased a 2010 2LT this past weekend, beautiful car. The question I have, is it possible to play music thru the bluetooth system? I've been trying different things but not having any luck.

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Hey Guys & Gals,
I'm new to the Malibu forum. Just purchased a 2010 2LT this past weekend, beautiful car. The question I have, is it possible to play music thru the bluetooth system? I've been trying different things but not having any luck.

Thanks, racfan9
Congrats on your purchase.

Yes, it will work in theory. I have an aftermarket deck installed and have used bluetooth to play music on that. I pulled the stock stereo soon after taking delivery of my car. I'm assuming your using the stock deck though. What are you using for a Bluetooth device? Your phone? If you are, when you make a phone call does the stereo turn off, this would ensure your connected ok.

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The stock system unfortuneately cannot play music via bluetooth. As Screechymon mentions, only certain aftermarket units might be able to do it.


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my kenwood does it it just sounds awful.
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ok could you guys advice of any such aftermarket product?
i really dont care much for streaming audio
i just want to link my phone via bluetooth and be able to answer/make calls, and it would be excellent to do that through the steering wheel special button! (i got LTZ)
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If you have LTZ then you have BT already. If it doesn't work then the dealer will probably have to reflash the BCM.

If it works and all you're trying to do is get a different HU then use the forum search. This has been discussed a number of times, and there are members who have installed their own HU's and posted pics/how-to's.


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If you have LTZ then you have BT already. If it doesn't work then the dealer will probably have to reflash the BCM.

If it works and all you're trying to do is get a different HU then use the forum search. This has been discussed a number of times, and there are members who have installed their own HU's and posted pics/how-to's.
i have LTZ but i dont have bluetooth
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see for yourself: http://www.drivearabia.com/news/2010...tz-stereo-uae/
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but there is no Bluetooth feature available in GCC-spec cars.
but thanks for the note, ill try search the forum..
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I overlooked the fact that you're in the Middle East instead of the Americas. That makes sense now that I consider that. Sorry if I misdirected you.


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I overlooked the fact that you're in the Middle East instead of the Americas. That makes sense now that I consider that. Sorry if I misdirected you.
no problem man

may i ask you one thing?

is it true that the bluetooth system in the car will not operate unless ur actually living in the states!? coz its part of the OnStar system etc..?!

i thought bluetooth is actually part of the car itself period!?

any idea?
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no problem man

may i ask you one thing?

is it true that the bluetooth system in the car will not operate unless ur actually living in the states!? coz its part of the OnStar system etc..?!

i thought bluetooth is actually part of the car itself period!?

any idea?
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On my '09 I let the OnStar expire after its free year (new models go 6 months free). My BT continued to work after that. I expect the same when I let OnStar expire in a week or so.

The worst that might happen is what happened once in my '09: it may lose the BT pairing each time the key is turned off. All it took was a visit to the dealer for a reflash, under warranty.

So, to directly answer your question, BT is part of the car not part of the OnStar package. All BT does is allow you to use the on-board microphone and the sound system as your hands-free device. The bonus is the steering wheel controls!


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