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#90346 20-Sep-2011 10:44
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So, I was lucky enough to score a new Camry for a week.
FOr the life of me I cannot get my Desire to connect to the bluetooth stereo...
Anyone happen to have an android device paired to a Toyota?
 

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  #523433 20-Sep-2011 10:50
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Have you set the phone into bluetooth discoverable mode?

Android phones only remain discoverable for 120 seconds, so the Toyota bluetooth unit may not be able to see the phone.



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  #523435 20-Sep-2011 10:52
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I'm not quite that ungeek ;) lol
Have tried turning bt on first, the car on first, phone scanned for devices etc etc always fails to connect

 
 
 
 


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  #523466 20-Sep-2011 12:01
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Hmm, I have a client who had paired hi Android phone (Samsung Ace) to his Toyota bluetooth - not a Camry, some SUV - and it answers calls etc but you cannot hear anything.

I'm wondering if it's the phone or the car's BT?



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  #523480 20-Sep-2011 12:32
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Google brings up rather a few ppl in the states with Android vs Toyota issues...

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  #523483 20-Sep-2011 12:37
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Wifes boss has a new Prius with builtin BT, shocking audio through it using her original HTC snap (Win6.5) phone, same with her new Desire S, I had a play with it using a couple of old Motorola and Nokia, same lame audio.

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  #523497 20-Sep-2011 13:15
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Several of my users have had terrible issues with inbuilt BT in cars. Not just Toyota either. We now recommend that they put in a proper handsfree/BT solution such as a the Bury. They work.

So it's not just you - seems that the BT kits installed into are are 3rd rate, even though they charge top dollar for them.



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  #523498 20-Sep-2011 13:17
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Bugger. More worried about playing music than using the phone though.
Oh well at least it has a front 3.5mm jack

 
 
 
 


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  #523504 20-Sep-2011 13:23
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Ex Toyota Service Manager here.

Camry Bluetooth can be average at best (as with most Toyotas).
There are two ways to try and connect the phone, but one way only works for already paired phone.
The other way is not obvious.

You need 'pairing' NOT 'connecting'

Any Toyota dealer should get you into the menu on the car, and then you can figure the Android end.









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  #523506 20-Sep-2011 13:27
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True... pairing sounds more like it.
Will see if i can find that. Otherwise I used to work at the local dealer, I'll go see them

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  #523529 20-Sep-2011 14:07
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Maybe press the green phone button then turn the tuning dial, and find BT SETUP or BT AUDIO or similar. Click the dial in to select and find the pairing option.

Could do it in two seconds if I was in one.









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  #523530 20-Sep-2011 14:08
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I've gotten a little further. Phone can see the car, can enter the 0000 code. But doesn't connect.

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  #523540 20-Sep-2011 14:33
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I have a Hilux and found pairing my Desire a pain, but pairing my Galaxy S2 and wifes Galaxy S1 straight forward. From memory I think the phone had to visible, and it took a while to get it work. I also recall ending up pairing the radio from the phone rather than the other way around.

If it still doesnt work let me know and I will try from scratch on the Hiluxury



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  #523543 20-Sep-2011 14:35
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It's no biggie, but would be nice to have it working as Im doing about 1300ks in it in the next few days.
More time on it tonight...

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  #523549 20-Sep-2011 14:42
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Just tried to pair my phone again, I made it visible and also had it searching, it found the radio rather than the other way around, I hit pair (Phone/Music) and away it went. Didnt have to enter the passkey at all. Also if you have other stuff bluetoothed already just make sure you scroll down as Car M_Media as my radio is called appears at the bottom of the list and you may think its not there when scanning.



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  #523558 20-Sep-2011 14:52
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Cool thanks for that. I think that's what I had before, just wasn't connecting. But I have found that the timing can be pretty critical. eg my regular hands free kit I have to turn the phone and unit on within a few seconds of each other or it doesn't work.
Bluetooth sucks really

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