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OK, a month later I figured it out! Here's what finally worked: Delete all duplicate audio devices in the Bluetooth menu Pair the phone using the hands-free system via the steering wheel "off hook" button This seems arbitrary but it solved my problem. See the owner's manual page 5-38 for the exact procedure. If you start pairing using the the radio ...


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The ELM327 is (almost?) as powerful as any other diagnostics solution. That's simply because it only translates the low level OBD protocols to some other format. Bluetooth connections on mobile phones seem to be flaky on many devices. Usually, this shows as established connections suddenly failing during transfer. Restarting the app, and/or turning the phone'...


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Not wanting to necro a dead thread, but this is a known issue with Honda Bluetooth audio. There is a bug in the bluetooth handshake that results in data-only transmission. Proof. This means then that the phone is encoding audio into data, and then the car is decoding that data back into audio. As a result, you get lag on the encode, and lag on the decode....


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Start off with a copy of the service manual for your car. The electrical schematics will help you understand where the various annunciators come from. Earlier cars typically have less data available via ODB II (whose original intent was to provide a way to monitor pollution controls). If you add something like a Raspberry Pi to your project you can use the ...


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Bluetooth ELM327 adapters are horrible, I found the Bluetooth connection to be extremely unreliable. Spend some extra and get the USB version, if ELM327 is what you want. The Android apps have the potential to show the same information as the PC applications, but usually the features on the Android apps are limited, it depends on the applications themselves. ...


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Each bluetooth device has a unique 48 bit address and a device name (up to 248 bytes). The name is usually shown when doing a bluetooth scan with a mobile device. The only way you can tell the bluetooth device is an OBD scanner is by checking it's name or address, the fact that it's an OBD scanner does not give it any special properties from the point of ...


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I have to agree with crasic's old comments. Bluetooth capabilities are usually integrated into the entertainment system / stereo head unit. This was as true in 2013 as it is now (moreso now). On vehicles where this is all custom fancy in-dash stuff instead of ISO 7736 standard slots, you either have to hope that the manufacturer or a third-party made some ...


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On page 5-69 of the 2017 Subaru Forester Owner's manual, there are instructions for enabling Bluetooth and connecting devices. Function no. 5 enables/disables Bluetooth. I recommend procuring the exact manual for your vehicle from the Subaru Vehicle Resources page, which should contain a full description of the exact function of your vehicle.


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In some models of the 370Z, there is a transport / storage switch in the interior fuse box. It's meant to reduce battery drain when the car is not being used by a driver. It cuts power to the obd2 among other things but not anything vital so you wouldn't notice it from daily driving. When I was checking fuses earlier, I had pulled out this switch just a ...


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In this case, the phone is only used as a conduit or a means by which the stereo acts as the mouth (speakers) and ears (mic) through the bluetooth connection. You'll have to hook up the microphone in order for it to work, because that's what the stereo is expecting. My suggestion is to find a spot which is innocuous and run the mic to that spot. It should ...


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There's a procedure to pair your phone Here is a video from BMW for your vehicle. Here is the owners manual for your vehicle. The procedure involves going to the main menu on your audio device and selecting phone. The procedure is pretty straightforward from there and detailed in the owners manual starting with pairing your phone on page 187. The PDF is ...


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I'm having the same problem on my Nissan Qashqai (Nissan Connect 1). However, I've come to the conclusion that this is a problem on the phone side, not on the side of Nissan Connect, or maybe the result of some incompatibility between the two. Observations on my side: My Android phone (bq Aquaris X5) loses the pairing at irregular intervals. I don't have ...


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You'll need two things - firstly a headunit that supports steering wheel controls you're looking for one that has an "SWI-JACK" or "SWI-JS" input - which one varies between the stereo manufacturers and then the appropriate connector/adapter for your vehicle. Something like this for the Mk VI Golf should do the job. As to whether it will work with the phone ...


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This sounds more like a problem with the app then the Subaru audio system. I would try playing music or a different app and taking a call. If that works fine, you know it's a problem with the app. A OneClickdigital Version 2.1 release document available here addresses problems people were experiencing during phone calls on Android devises. If you can ...


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I don't believe adding the A2DP profile is possible on older bluetooth integrations, especially without iDrive. The USB does give you some options, but they're not bluetooth-based. You can do what I did with my 2006 330xi: I got a little bluetooth box which takes a usb power input and has an aux output, and I have it in my center console. Plug that into ...


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You will not be able to read everything using OBD. Sometimes you can be lucky and the proprietary protocol your car uses can provide you with the right info, however this wouldn't be reliable as it will be considered a diagnostic session by the car's computers (and you may not be able to talk to two computers at once). Instead I suggest you reverse-engineer ...


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If you look closely, there's a line that goes in between the panel for the head unit itself, and the HVAC controls. The actual head unit itself is separate from everything below it. Checking the head unit and the E90's interior, I can see what you mean now as the head unit does shift the HVAC controls down towards the bottom. For this case, they make ...


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As far as I know this is just how Bluetooth works. Throughout all my years there has always been a delay in audio when used in combination with Bluetooth. There are some software that delay the video by a few seconds so it matches up with the audio. So I guess your fix would be to find a video player where you can manually sync the video and audio. Maybe ...


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For my radio I noticed that whenever I was working on the car and unplugged the battery my Bluetooth devices would afterwards unpair and I would have to reconnect them again. Maybe your car radio has a low-power wire connecting it to your car battery when its off or has its own battery keeping its memory. I would check if the radio battery is dead or if the ...


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Both the BT device providing the media (presumably your phone) and the device receiving the media need to support AVRCP v1.6 in order to transmit/display album art images over Bluetooth. So it's possible that either the car, phone (or potentially both) don't support it. Edit following update from the OP: It's an LG G5, using Rocket Audio Player. OS is ...


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Series 3 Priuses don't have the necessary A2DP Bluetooth profile to stream media, the only ways you can do are either to replace the headunit itself or get a BT dongle that hooks into the AUX input.


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I used to have a 1989 Opel Vectra. It didn't have bluetooth, AUX or USB, and I also didn't have the code for the radio and the battery had been flat many times, so obviously even the radio didn't work. Fortunately, the radio was of standard size and easy to remove. I replaced the radio with an entirely different radio. In new cars, you cannot do that, ...


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This is a software / hardware limit problem you could try a better streaming app on your phone if your stereo support others, the problem is streaming audio via Bluetooth is quite a lot of work, Phone process Receive audio steam -> convert to a codec for the player -> send over blue tooth stereo process receive blue tooth -> convert codec to audio ...


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Looks like the manual for the 2013 Impreza says it is limited to one "registered (paired)" device. So for the Impreza you'll only be able to pair a single device. For the 2015 Forester however, there is no notation about a pairing or registering limit, so you should be able to pair both devices to the Forester. As Mauro noted in the comments, you won't be ...


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So, tried 2 of the three - FM transmitter works fine until you get to an area that is using the frequency you chose. Did look at aux-in adaptor but decided to replace unit. Fitting one is easier now as the car will have a manufacturer fitted plug (in 2005 most cars had them...) and you can order the adaptor (and the plastic surround for fitting) for your car ...


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all 3 are valid options. I do think this is a personal preference sort of decision. ask yourself what device(s) you want to connect. ask yourself how much you want to spend. if looking to save $ and assuming your head unit aux in is a 1/8" trs (had phone jack), and assuming your drive has the same, this is a very easy cheap option. if $ is not an issue ...


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This is a known issue with Hondas. I have much better resource Bluetooth sync in non honda automobiles. The phone isn't the issue it's the honda.


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Something similar happened to my 2006 Toyota Prius and I solved by pushing the "Display" button. Maybe the pushing the "DISP" button may do this job for you too.


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There are three possibilities here, and the final solution may be a combination of all three. The Head unit has a noise problem on the input port. The input device has poor power filtering/regulation. The two BT modules have noise issues because the environment is extremely active with 2.4GHz wireless signals. For option 1, Test the head unit with a ...


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If you're worried about connecting your iPhone which uses the "LE" to do things like air drop etc, you should be fine, your 4.0 system is backwards compatible. You are right it will only connect at the "highest" speed of the slowest device. Called my friend at the dealer and asked for you about the audio formats. It should play fine based off of your device ...


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