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A wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices.

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Volkswagen Polo 2009 bluetooth problem

I have a Volkswagen Polo from 2009 with some electronics I think are upgraded through the time. The display which shows the media radio and stuff also shows an option for phone, phone messages, and ...
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Dodge Journey (2103): repair Bluetooth or replace infotainment system?

I have a 2013 Dodge Journey, and the Uconnect infotainment system is not connecting on Bluetooth any longer. As you can see in the picture, it shows the Bluetooth connect "button" but does ...
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Retrieving handbrake status light and reverse light from OBD II

I have a project to replace my car's instrument panel with a Android tablet. So I'm developing an application that communicates with an ELM327 device through bluetooth. I have managed to successfully ...
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Why different Bluetooth OBD2 v 1.5 adapters (All made in China, they don't have a brand or model) give different responses to the same commands?

After initializing them (ATZ, ATSP0; ATE0 etc etc ) , I guess correctly, the following happens: If, for instance, we send the command 03 some adapters respond 4300... which is correct. While other ...
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CAN Bus action list

I have an ELM327 Bluetooth, which I'm linking to ubuntu powered PC. My end goal is to install a raspberry pi into the car and have it automate things like automatically opening the roof and locking ...
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How to play music via Bluetooth in Mercedes from 2011?

I have a Mercedes A180 from 2011 (W169). It only supports connecting the phone via Bluetooth for the purpose of calls. I, however, want to play music via Bluetooth. I found a similar question ...
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UK 2017 Ford Fiesta Bluetooth issues

I am having issues with playing media trough Bluetooth on ford sync. Spotify on my phone seems to think the media is playing on the infotainment system but the infotainment system does not seem to ...
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Can an ELM327 adapter be used to flash a VIN?

Can a Bluetooth ELM327 adapter be used to flash a VIN? It's claimed here that The vin number is about the only thing in the PCM that's not a protected value.
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Check beforehand if will pass emissions test?

How can I check, using an Bluetooth ELM327 OBD-II dongle, whether my car will pass an emissions test?
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2023 Q5 removed aux audio inputs, what options do I have?

The center console only has a usbc input. The mmi won’t recognize either a usb Bluetooth receiver or a usb to 3.5 adapter, it tells me the name of the device but says it’s not supported. I tried using ...
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2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Stereo System Unable to Reset Bluetooth

I paired my Android smartphone with the car's stereo system. Everything worked fine for a couple of months, until one day I accidentally deleted the car on my phone's bluetooth settings page. Now the ...
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Ford Sync problem

I have a 2014 ford fusion se with the regular radio,media,phone set up. Recently I haven't been able to use the Bluetooth, or phone option at all, even though I could prior to this. Nothing ...
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bluetooth not shutting off audio when answering the phone

2016 Subaru Outback won't shut off audio book when answering the phone. Tech at Subaru dealership said it was because I was using one click digital and I needed to switch to audible. I don't believe ...
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Why navigation sounds from Bluetooth are not working while in radio mode?

My specific issues is with Toyota Corolla SUN FL6 2016 model. While in radio mode, it can not be overridden by sounds from Bluetooth such navigation directions from Waze. I tried with many phone ...
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Choosing bluetooth speaker with auto connect

I would like to use a stand-alone bluetooth speaker as a replacement for my existing car stereo since the sound quality is quite poor and it doesn't have bluetooth. I would however like the experience ...
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I have an Opel Astra H 2008 Bluetooth adapter and need to install a power switch for it

So I have a 2008 Astra H with the default radio. I have installed a CTAVXBT001 Bluetooth kit. I want to be able to switch it on/off by adding a switch to the adaptors wire. I have my soldering kit ...
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Cannot pair/connect to the Bluetooth in my Mazda 3

I have a 2010-2012-ish era Mazda 3 that has the Bluetooth option in its menu. When I attempt to pair a phone it fails, despite me going through the steps correctly? How can I pair my phone? Do I have ...
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Nissan keeps losing Bluetooth connectivity to my phone

I have a 2013 Nissan Altima SV. The car offers Bluetooth connectivity, and that feature worked great for about a year; for phonecalls, podcasts, and music. However, for some time now, when I start ...
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How can I Bluetooth-pair with a Pioneer C9P5 head unit?

This is a '09 Mazda Axela. The language is in Japanese, need English. I don't know how to pair Bluetooth with my phone because I don't understand any Japanese. Can someone help please?
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My 2012 Imprezza unpairs my phone every time I turn off car

It used to unpair a few times a year. Now it's every time I turn off car. Is there a fix for this problem?
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Trouble with car audio system

I recently got a used 2016 Toyota Prius C. This is the first car I've driven that has built-in bluetooth audio, and I've gotten that working just fine, but everything I play just shows the generic "...
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Phone unintentionally pairing to Subaru Bluetooth even when off

Twice in the last day when making a call from my house, my phone has automatically paired to my car, which is turned off and parked outside. Why is this happening and how do I prevent it?
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Prius doesn't playing music through bluetooth

Friend of mine has an older prius 2009 or 10 without navi we've never been able to play music from his iphone through the car via bluetooth. The phone will play audio through bluetooth for phone ...
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OBD2 not showing up under Bluetooth devices

When plugged into one car it shows up but in the other one it doesn't. So I know the obd2 itself scanner is not dead. In the working vehicle all functions are working. works in 2005 Porsche Cayenne. ...
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Music playback on an old car

I have a BMW 525i E60 2005 which doesn't have aux , bluetooth or USB. It however does have a CD player which I have been having to use for the time being. I need a way of playing songs from either ...
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2017 Nissan Altima Bluetooth On/Off

I just purchased a 2017 Nissan Altima and I was able to pair my iPhone 8 to the Bluetooth, however every time I start my car the Bluetooth feature on my car is off. So if I want to utilize the ...
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Auto determine the bluetooth device is OBD or not?

Current I am working on OBDII. While in bluetooth discovery to connect obd, How I determine which device is obd and which device is normal bluetooth device.Because I want auto connect my app with obd. ...
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Bluetooth connection on Subaru

My bluetooth connection in my 2017 Subaru Legacy is off. How do I reset it? I have tried to connect my Iphone, but I am unable to do so.
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2014 Subaru Forester

My 2014 Subaru Forester is having bad audio connection issues. I successfully linked, via Bluetooth, to my iPhone 7+ but any time I give a command: Call Mom, assign contact, etc. it's as if the ...
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2017 Honda EX-T: Bluetooth malfunctioning when charging on car USB

When connecting my iPhone 6s to my Civic's USB power, Bluetooth sound speeds up and slows down erratically and I lose the ability to control volume from the steering wheel and Infotainment screen. The ...
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Bluetooth OBD-ii hardwire question

I am looking to hardwire in a bluetooth OBD-II scanner into my car (2013 Subaru Impreza WRX) so that I can display gauges on my phone with Torque Pro. My car has a CAN-H and CAN-L in the radio ...
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BMW E90 Aftermarket Head Unit Eonon GA9165B Installation Troubleshoot with Auto StartStop Button

I just bought the Eonon GA9165B Android 7" head unit for my 2007 BMW E90 and I think I may have a potential problem with my Auto Start Stop button as I don't think they have considered that some E90s ...
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How do I prevent the FM radio coming on automatically in a Chevrolet Equinox?

I have paired my bluetooth phone with a Chevrolet Equinox. It works well for playing music, etc. I leave the phone paired and playing audio when I park it, shut it off, and walk away. However, when I ...
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1-2 sec delay between phone video and car audio connected to phone via bluetooth

When I drive my kids they often watch cartoons on my android phone with the cartoon's audio coming out of the car speakers, connected to the car's audio system via bluetooth. Unfortunately, there is a ...
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How do I reset my display on the 2014 Sonata?

I have a 2014 Sonata and the display switched off. I am unable to use the rearview camera, the radio and the bluetooth connection. I had called the dealer who asked me to reset the display using a ...
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Bluetooth module causing interference with aftermarket setup

I am fitting a new soundsystem in my bmw (e46). There's an amplifier in the boot (mb quart onx 4.80/500). A line out converter converts the high level inputs from the OEM headunit, into the low level ...
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2009 BMW 335i sedan

Hello I recently bought a 2010 335i that was built early in 2010 and I don't have audio Bluetooth but I heard if you have a usb in the center console you could do a system update but I don't have one ...
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Will steering wheel controls and audio system work if I install new radio?

My car is a 2009 VW Golf VI and sadly it doesn't have any compatibility to bluetooth, or any mobile phone, or whatsoever. I grew tired of my old radio system, and since I drive a lot, I could really ...
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2008 Audi A6 - How to play music via smartphone?

Is there a way to play music from your smartphone in an Audi A6 from 2008? I am looking for anything, such as devices or other gadgets, that may make this possible. I have looked all over the web for ...
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Cannot pair two phones to one car

I have two phones (Samsung e5 and iPhone 6s) and two vehicles (2013 Subaru Impreza and 2015 Subaru Forester). I tried pairing both phones in both cars (via the head unit and hands free) but cannot ...
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FM transmitter, aux-in adapter, or car deck for car audio? help please. :)

I have a Honda Civic 2005, and it just has the stock radio. I'm wanting to add audio input into my car, as it can only play CD's and the radio. I'm not sure what option to get and I've been looking ...
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How to install bluetooth in a 05 Lexus ES330?

I’ve promised my girlfriend that for her birthday I will install a bluetooth system in her car like I have in mine. The day I got my car I simply had the head unit replaced with a new one with ...
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Upgrading the Bluetooth Audio on 2012 Honda Civic?

I have a 2012 Honda Civic EX with built-in bluetooth audio support. It has the controls in the steering wheel, etc. Generally it works OK, but I have taken several extended trips in a 2014 Chevy ...
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Why does my Subaru not select my paired Bluetooth phone automatically after restarting the car?

The car is a Subaru WRX 2012 with the base radio. It did reconnect automatically for the last two years until I changed phones, deleted the old phone profile, then paired the new phone. It does work ...
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Bluetooth not working - Any ideas?

I have a 2008 BMW 328xi. I'm told all BMW's from 2002 on have Bluetooth. I looked online and found a video from a dealership that showed a person pressing and holding the telephone icon on the ...
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BMW - what happens to car bluetooth phone if I connect audio from iphone via A2DP adaptor?

BMW 328i Cab - if I get an A2DP adapter to connect audio from iPhone to the car aux, will I still be able to view contacts, receive and make calls on the car's bluetooth hands free system?
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OBDII ELM 327 Bluetooth adapter - is it reliable? [closed]

I got myself such a bluetooth adapter for my car, because the display on the radio stopped working, and I wanted to see if it will show up any errors. There are even apps for Android that work with ...
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What is the Bluetooth revision supported by the 2015 Prius C?

I am trying to find out what is the maximum Bluetooth protocol level that the 2015 Prius C will use (if it matters, I have the "Two" trim, without the Entune system). I understand that Bluetooth ...
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How do I remove my Parrot MKI9200?

My Opel Agila has been replaced with one which is identical, but three years newer (2003). However, it has no Bluetooth, which is something I used a lot in my old car (2000) Can I transfer the Parrot ...
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New CD Receiver requires the microphone for Bluetooth audio?

I just installed a Pioneer FH-X720BT CD receiver in my vehicle. I did not install the external microphone that came with it as I didn't want a wire hanging around, and I assumed that the microphone on ...