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Lexus ES 350, Sedan
#48 of 73 Sprint Samsung M500
Apr 25, 2007 (4:00 pm)
This phone is listed by Lexus as completely compatible with my 2007 ES 350. The dealer graciously offered to help connect the phone and offered a mini-tutorial. Called from his phone and we used the voice activated feature to call his phone and everything worked fine. He then tried to tansfer the phone book and nothing worked. Neither when attempting to transfer the whole phone book or by individual number. He advised us to contact Sprint because another customer had problems with Sprint -the connection failed 5 minutes after he left the dealership and the problem was with Sprint programming. Sure enough, one mile down the road our connection was gone and the car has not found the phone again since. Went to a Sprint tech center and they showed us that the phone had no problem picking up several Bluetooth devices in their store. Therefore the problem was with Lexus not with Sprint. Now what? Is it Lexus or something in the way Sprint programs their phones?
#49 of 73 Re: Sprint Samsung M500 [jwr4]
Apr 26, 2007 (8:11 pm)
Do you use any other bluetooth device with your phone, i.e. an ear-piece? A phone can connect to only one Handsfree profile. Try turning the phone off, and then on again (with no other paired ear-piece around)
Phone book transfer is a different issue. Most phones don't do that.
#50 of 73 Re: Sprint Samsung M500 [jaspalb]
May 03, 2007 (8:55 am)
No. All I had in the car was the phone and the car is not picking up the phone even though the BLuetooth function on the phone is enabled.
#51 of 73 Re: Sprint Samsung M500 [jwr4]
May 07, 2007 (1:09 pm)
You may want to re-pair the phone with car again. Yesterday, I had to use another phone with bluetooth, it paired quickly. Note that when you are trying to pair, you have to first ready the phone with bluetooth on, put it in "searchable" mode (some phones can be in this mode only for a minute at a time), and then go to "Add new Device". Then in ES350 phone you enter into Phone Setup mode, then follow the prompts. When it is repeatedly saying "searching", reactive the phone to be in "searchable" mode, if it is still not in this mode. The phone should comeback with "Found new device", and asks for a passkey, which you enter what car audio gives you. That's all.
#52 of 73 Increase the mic sensitivity?
May 22, 2007 (9:55 am)
Does anyone know if there is a way to increase the microphone gain/sensitivity on the ES350? It pairs just fine, but even if I yell into the roof mic my voice is too faint. Does this sound like a service call? My IS250 had much better mic gain. Just wondering your thoughts. Thanks.
#53 of 73 Re: Increase the mic sensitivity? [scottrobert]
May 22, 2007 (12:13 pm)
We never had any problem with microphone. We just talk normally. Other party doesn't even know that we are not on regular phone. May be some debris is blocking your microphone. If not make a service call.
#54 of 73 Re: Increase the mic sensitivity? [scottrobert]
May 24, 2007 (6:18 pm)
Do you have a nav or non-nav system?
I had the same problem with my microphone. I called the service consultant and was told I had to bring it in to get it adjusted. No charge. One of the engineers accessed the service menu through the nav system, selected bluetooth and increased the volume. The volume is between 0 and 5. I think the default setting is 0. The tech set my volume to 4 and it works fine. Everyone I call can hear me much better. Don't let them tell you it can't be done. It can. I actually sat in the car with him and watched him do it. He was very helpful and told me to contact him if I have any more problems. I am not sure how they adjust it for non-nav systems.
He also told me that there were microphone problems in some of the RX models that had to be replaced. If I have any other problems, he suggested that they may have to replace it for me. So far, so good.
I hope this helps. Good luck. Please let me know if you get it adjusted and if it works better.
#55 of 73 Re: My Bluetooth is unreliable [jlbmi]
May 25, 2007 (11:12 am)
Have you tried teaching your BT your voice?????? If you take a Minute ..... not driving down the Highways, Maybe at home on a quite evening. Have a Learning session with your system. How ???? you ask ...... well if you hit the Voice activation button on the steering wheel it will ask you for a Command. This is normal........... If you press it AND HOLD IT for a 2 second count it responds "...... Voice recoginition Mode." then normally speak the number and see if it records it properly, if not repeat and correct the system it will learn your perticular voice and fluctuations........
See if that doesn't help with the problem........
#56 of 73 Pause and Wait in the Lexus phone book
May 29, 2007 (7:52 am)
Has anybody used the pause or wait features in the lexus phone book. Typically you would insert pause or wait, to automatically release phone extensions or passcodes etc. I have inserted it in the phone number in the phone book but nothing happens. Thanks in advance.
#57 of 73 Re: Pause and Wait in the Lexus phone book [thy_gallant]
May 31, 2007 (4:44 pm)
i havent had much luck.
i programmed a wait and have to hit the send button and manually have it send each tone.
pause and wait do not seem to work well