Bluetooth car and iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stevken, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. stevken macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Is there a way to get the Iphone's bluetooth to connect to my cars bluetooth system in order to make calls etc or are we stuck with this facility that connects to nothing that every other phone connects to?

    The Iphone rocks but one or two basic things that are on all its competitors phones is sadly missing.
  2. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    Works perfectly with my car (Acura TL). Most manufacturers can provide a link to a list of phones known to work with their handsfree system.
  3. stevken thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2008

    My bluetooth on the iphone does not see the bluetooth in the car. Is there something I have to do?

  4. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    I don't know what car you have, but I just followed the instructions included in my car's manuals. Basically, I had to do this:

    1. Press the HFL (HandsFree Link) button on the steering wheel and say "Phone Setup."
    2. Press the HFL button and say, "Pair."
    3. The voice tells me to speak a four-digit number. I hit the HFL button and say my made-up four-digit number.
    4. When it asks me if it correctly understood the number, I hit the HFL button and say "Yes."
    5. It then says, "Searching for a Bluetooth phone." At that point, I go to Settings>General>Bluetooth on my iPhone and wait for the HFL to appear in the list.
    6. Tap on the HFL in the list and enter the same four-digit number when prompted.
    7. After a brief pause, the HFL says it has found a phone and asks me to name it.
    8. I press the HFL button and say the name I want to give my phone.
    9. The HFL then tells me, "(my phone name) has been successfully paired."
    10. All done. It automatically connects anytime I get into my car now.

    If this isn't how your car does it, try finding a forum devoted to your particular car and see if there is some specific help there. For Acuras, there is with lots of helpful information and people.
  5. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    I have a Toyota Prius and the iPhone connects to it with no problems whatsoever.

    What type of car do you have?
  6. Psyxologos macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2008
  7. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    I have a Chrysler with the MyGIG system w/ the HDD built in w/ BlueTooth. It works perfectly. Love it. Whenever I get in the car it auto-connects and I don't have to worry about it. On the MyGIG NAV screen it displays "iPhone" and the iPhone displays "MyGIG" indicating it recognizes the connection, just thought I'd share and let everyone know it works with MyGIG.
  8. stevken thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2008

    Guys and dolls I have the iphone working thanks to the instructions above from bluenoise. Many thanks for taking the time to assist, much appreciated.

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