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The Parrot MK6100 bluetooth system is an almost plug & play installation. The kit comes with an ISO harness that is plug compatible with the 451 & it's radio. Only one change is needed. The power leads for the processor box are attached to the wrong pins. Simple fix. The orange & red power wires have fuses & them and are labeled. Clip both of them near where they enter the ISO socket.



Next take a quick splice and attach the red power wire labeled "12v Battery" to the orange wire on the parrot harness. Then attach the orange wire labeled "12v Ignition" and attach it to the green wire on the parrot harness.



Thats it. Pull the radio, unplug the A & B plugs from the radio & plug them into the sockets on the parrot harness. Plug the harness plugs into the radio. Plug the harness into the parrot processor box. Place the display & remote microphone where you want them & run the wires back to the box. Everything is keyed so you can't get it wrong. My only complaint was that the cable for the display wasn't long enough to put it over the mirror where I wanted it. I ran the wire out the large square hole in the button panel & pressed the panel in on top of it. Not elegant but a good damage free temporary mount.

 

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So does this require you to install a microphone as well? Can you explain to me what technology and use this system provides... I'm uber noob when it comes to bluetooth.
 

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So does this require you to install a microphone as well? Can you explain to me what technology and use this system provides... I'm uber noob when it comes to bluetooth.
Simply put it turns the car into a giant headset. Once its been set up when you start the car it automatically connects to your phone (if it has bluetooth) and any calls you place or receive are heard over the car's speakers.

Bluetooth is just the name for the wireless link from the phone to the handsfree kit.

This kit has a microphone built into the display When a call comes in it automatically mutes the radio and announces the callers name if its in your phones phonebook. You answer by pushing a button on the remote. It is just like using any speakerphone. End the call by pushing the other button on the remote & the radio automatically unmutes.

The smart is fairly noisy at freeway speeds so none of these things work perfectly. But it is a lot better than fumbling with the phone itself in traffic.
 

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Does anyone know of a possible comparison between the smart bluetooth kit and the Parrot as far as quality?

Quite frankly, IMO, the smart kit looks like a crappy CD changer remote that you would buy at Wal*Mart... this looks much smaller and more elegant.
 

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MK6100 arrived today, SMART ForTwo Passion 84bhp arrives in two weeks.
Interesting post, only one I could find out there on installing the MK6100 into a SMART ForTwo 451. I'm in the UK but the vehicles are most likely pretty identical with regard to audio connections etc.
Quick question, how did you notice the pins were incorrect, was the unit not displaying 'Goodbye' on turning off ignition ? The manual makes comment of this and suggests reversing the two fuse holders. Would this have the same net effect as your description above ?

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MK6100 arrived today, SMART ForTwo Passion 84bhp arrives in two weeks.
Interesting post, only one I could find out there on installing the MK6100 into a SMART ForTwo 451. I'm in the UK but the vehicles are most likely pretty identical with regard to audio connections etc.
Quick question, how did you notice the pins were incorrect, was the unit not displaying 'Goodbye' on turning off ignition ? The manual makes comment of this and suggests reversing the two fuse holders. Would this have the same net effect as your description above ?

Many thanks
Chris
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I'd like to say that I carefully examined the connector pinouts but in reality I just plugged it all in & when nothing happened I started digging deeper. Fortunately the smoke stayed on the inside. In the harness's original form 12v switched is connected to 12v constant & 12v constant is connected to an unused pin. So just swapping @ the fuses wouldn't work. You could swap them then cut just the harness end of the red wire & move it to green. That should work & you'd only have to splice one wire.
 

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Thanks for that, I'll see what happens in a couple of weeks when I get the Smart and install the kit.

Have you tried the music streaming ? Anything additional needed to be done there ? I'm not looking for perfect sound, just some music from the iPod (with a bluetooth connector) or my HTC Tytn II phone.

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Thanks for that, I'll see what happens in a couple of weeks when I get the Smart and install the kit.

Have you tried the music streaming ? Anything additional needed to be done there ? I'm not looking for perfect sound, just some music from the iPod (with a bluetooth connector) or my HTC Tytn II phone.

Chris
It does work but it didn't sound very good at all. At first I thought it was because it was only driving the small speakers on the dash but when I checked it was driving all of them. It will sound better through the aux in on the radio.
 

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You dont have the wiring diagram for the SMART ISO Socket do you ? (only I notice the yellow pad with doodles on it...) When I mentioned your post to Parrot they simply say "you must check the live with a multimeter before connecting"...er...which isnt exactly very helpful. If you have the pin settings then I'd appreciate it.
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PS - Parrot are now saying the SMART ISO layout would be useful etc - if you have it.
 

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Pin NumberWire ColourConnectionA1Grey BlueSpeedo pin12A2 No ConnectionA3Black Grey12v PermanentA4Red Blue12v Switched, Sub pin3 A5BlackSub EarthA6 No ConnectionA7 No ConnectionA8BrownEarthB1BlueTweeter Right +, Sub pin5B2Blue BrownTweeter Right -, Sub pin2B3OrangeSpeaker Right +B4Brown OrangeSpeaker Right -B5GreenSpeaker Left +, Sub pin4B6Brown GreenSpeaker Left -, Sub pin1B7YellowTweeter Left +B8Yellow BrownTweeter Left -C1VioletLine In LeftC2GreenLine In RightC3BlackLine GroundC4YellowMuteC5BlueComms Control Unit pin3C6RedComms Control Unit pin8C7BrownComms Control Unit pin4
 

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You dont have the wiring diagram for the SMART ISO Socket do you ? (only I notice the yellow pad with doodles on it...) When I mentioned your post to Parrot they simply say "you must check the live with a multimeter before connecting"...er...which isnt exactly very helpful. If you have the pin settings then I'd appreciate it.
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PS - Parrot are now saying the SMART ISO layout would be useful etc - if you have it.
I couldn't find an actual pinout from an authoritative source. This is what I pieced together from other posts, installation instructions & observation.

 

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Pin Number Wire Colour Connection
A1 Grey Blue Speedo pin12
A2 No Connection
A3 Black Grey 12v Permanent
A4 Red Blue 12v Switched, Sub pin3
A5 Black Sub Earth
A6 No Connection
A7 No Connection
A8 Brown Earth
B1 Blue Tweeter Right +, Sub pin5
B2 Blue Brown Tweeter Right -, Sub pin2
B3 Orange Speaker Right +
B4 Brown Orange Speaker Right -
B5 Green Speaker Left +, Sub pin4
B6 Brown Green Speaker Left -, Sub pin1
B7 Yellow Tweeter Left +
B8 Yellow Brown Tweeter Left -
C1 Violet Line In Left
C2 Green Line In Right
C3 Black Line Ground
C4 Yellow Mute
C5 Blue Comms Control Unit pin3
C6 Red Comms Control Unit pin8
C7 Brown Comms Control Unit pin4
 

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gamsberry... I see your address is in the U.S., yet you seem to have a text version of the Radio 10 (presumably with RDS radio and ID3 (mp3 tags) display for mp3 CDs.

Pray tell, how did you achieve such a feat?
When playing mp3s off of a cd you can set it to display the ID3 tags in the mp3. Sorry no magic RDS here.
 

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Both installs look a bit messy to me. Here's my Bluetooth solution for my smartie. $60 at Costco.
Are you the one who wrote the review on Amazon? Someone with a Smart from Novato has a review here - [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Jabra-100-45050000-02-SP5050-Bt-Speakerphone/dp/B000XQGJUG/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=miscellaneous&qid=1210906225&sr=8-1[/ame]. And do you have a cab or a coupe? I wonder about having the speaker that close to the open roof. TIA - sheureka
 

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Having passed the wiring doc to Parrot, they have commented the following:

In regards to the diagram you have provided the Parrot wiring loom would be connected into the two plugs A & B. Speaker connections from the Parrot loom would be connected into plug B, no modifications to this should be required.
In regards to the power plug ‘A’ , a modification would be required in regards to the 12 volts power supplies . On the Parrot ISO plug our 12 volt permanent live feed is located in pin A7 and on the diagram below it is detailed in pin A3. As a result, the Red cable (fuse holder in line) from A7 would need to be disconnected from the Parrot loom and connected to the pin A3 if this is the same on your particular car.
 

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Gamsberry - where did you connect the yellow mute in lead from the Parrot loom ? It looks like the Parrot kit expects it to plug into the same plug as the power is going in (A1 or A2 or A3 in my wiring diagram above) but the SMART radio mute in is on a different plug/socket - C4 in my diagram ?

Confused.......
 

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I hate to seem naive but how do you remove the radio? Is it a friction fit panel? Any tricks to getting it out? I bought the CK3000 as I really liked it in my truck and should work out on the Smart.
 
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