I just purchaesed 2015 Fiat 500 Pop, basic trim level, no steering wheel controls and I assume no Blue&Me since there is no microphone (only a black foam plug) behind the small "microphone grill" in the middle of the dash.
The radio is called a RAB unit in the manual (don't know what this means - brand name?)
I purchased this Bluetooth adapter (brand Bluemusic):
The specs say it is a simple plug-in installation and it installs itself to the radio as CD changer.
I followed the installation instructions but the unit is not working. My phone cannot see any Bluetooth device to pair with.
So my basic question is - has anyone with RAB radio installed this specific unit (or tho counterpart got wopithout the handsfree mic) successfully?
I have done a ton of searching. All the YouTube videos show successful .installation on European 500s. The radio on the Euro cars has different front buttons arrangement so I am wondering if maybe the RAB radio on NA cars does not have the circuitry to allow this unit to install as a CD changer?
Or maybe I just have a bad unit?
The white connector block on the back of my radio has only 6 wires connected to it. All 6 wires are on the same end of the receptacle as where this adapter is intended to be installed. The BT unit has 8 wires.
I was very excited to find this BT adapter, it is exactly what I have been looking for. Hoping someone out there can confirm that this BT adapter can work with NA Fiat 500 / RAB radio.