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XTS 5000 bluetooth external speaker

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May 19, 2019
I am wondering if this setup would work. If I connected a Motorola 3.5mm adapter and then added a bluetooth transmitter to the adapter, then connected to bluetooth to a Bose Soundlink Micro, would it work fine on the XTS 5000. And yes I am aware of an XTVA, however due to space constraints in my car an XTVA will not work. Just wondering if this solution would work.


Sep 1, 2006
Minneapolis, MN
Why not try something like this?
The question would be would that pair with the speaker the OP has. The problem with Motorola 3.5mm adapters is that their circuitry assumes a transmitting function. When you try to connect a purely listen-only device, it causes the radio to try and transmit. UNLESS, of course, you pull the pin on the adapter that covers transmitting. If I could remember for the life of me which pin it was I’d post, but twice now I’ve been able to figure it out by attaching the adapter with one of the pins covered by duct tape, and then seeing which one being covered produced my desired result. After you did that, your idea would work. I’ve had XTS’s connected to my AirPods this way. Ultimately, it’s a cool radio hack without too much work.
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