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I have a 2007 CR-V ZXi (Japan model, in Japan). It has the Japan standard Honda Internavi dash unit, with controls on the wheel, bluetooth hands free phone and a standard RGB Audio/Video jack in the center console. The 2007 nav unit does not have a usb port on the back, as some later units do. I want an integrated solution that will let me listen to audio from my iPhone/kids's iPods in the car, while still using handsfree Bluetooth for phone.

I think I have two options:

Option 1. Hardwired unit like the iSimple Gateway, which will do charging and audio connection. Bluetooth phone connection remains with the standard nav unit.

Questions on 1.
Does the Gateway (or a similar product) provide: Control from the on-wheel controls? Onscreen track/album/artist info? Video output to the screen? Any application level control? Voice control access to Siri? (Yeah, I know the last is a reach...)

Option 2. An add-on Bluetooth solution that will allow control of both phone and audio functions, and integrate with the navigation system with a custom harness.

Questions on 2. Any units that will allow use of on-wheel controls? Will Voice control still work through the nav? Will built in mic still work, or will the built in unit mic alone be usable?

3. Are any other options available to me?

4. Recommended units that fall into the first two categories?

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Thanks for your help,

G Carr
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