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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Entertainment System, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#101 of 130 Re: Phone is paired, calls fine but they cannot hear me. [dkowalski]
Jul 24, 2008 (11:14 am)
I have a 2007 TCH and have had the same problem. It took me a long time to figure out that my voice was killed to my callers whenever the auto climate control - a/c was turned on. When I turn it off, my callers begin hearing me again. Obviously, there is some sort of interference between the climate control system and voice transmission. I have yet to discuss this with the dealer and to force the issue under my warranty.
#102 of 130 Bluetooth for a disabled driver
Jul 27, 2008 (11:48 am)
A guy I know who is in a wheelchair asked me a question about Bluetooth. He is getting a Toyota Sienna which is outfitted with a ramp and driving gear since he is in a wheelchair and has only partial use of his arms and of use to his legs.
The Bluetooth in the Sienna is (I think) like that on my 2007 RAV4: not entirely hands free. You have to hit the “off hook” switch to answer a call and have to hit a button to say a name and hit another to make a call.
The problem is that he cannot hit those switches. He needs it to be completely hands free.
Would anyone know if this can be accomplished?
Ear pieces are bad, too, since they usually have to be activated with a finger touch, so far as I know..
Thank you in advance for any light you might shed on this.
#103 of 130 Dealer support is BS-Toyota Navigation stinks+ BT
Jul 27, 2008 (12:29 pm)
We can all "play the game".....I do PC/Network support for a living, I deal with hardware and software manufacturers on a daily basis for over 1 years.
Toyota is just blowing everyone off.
It don't work, none of it, my Garmin work flawlessly.
How do we get our money back, or a car with things that work?
We don't, unless a class action lawsuit is started, or, enough people band together to be heard, publicly.
Remember, Toyota is now #1.....what happened when GM was #1, does anyone remember all the nightmare support for everything?
It's no different for anything else from microwaves, TV's, furniture, PC's, everything.
RSN (real soon now) is when it may be addressed, if not just abandoned before a newer/better one is replaced.
Oh well, we all could be living in some other part of the world and have no voice, right?
Jul 27, 2008 (12:30 pm)
Over 15 years, sorry
#105 of 130 JBL Bluetooth listener cannot understand me
Nov 09, 2008 (11:41 am)
I have a 2008 TCH with Nav. Currently on 2nd BT microphone and still having problems with BT calls. person on other end cannot hear and am constantly having to repeat. Works better when car and A/C are off, but this makes it useless. I need to know if this is an inherent defect so I can get resolution from Toyota. Plz post if you are experiencing similar issues.
#106 of 130 Bluetooth transmission garbled except for Motorola
Nov 25, 2008 (9:54 am)
Verizon service, 2007 TCH. With both a Casio and a brand-new LG enV2, transmission breaks up, nobody can understand what I'm saying, even with Auto climate turned completely off, etc. A Motorola Krave worked splendidly, but I hated the touch-screen and the phone itself was a lemon. Anybody else have maker-specific issues? I haven't found another Motorola thru Verizon that I care to own and would really like to keep the LG enV2, without having to go to a separate headset.
Nov 25, 2008 (11:38 am)
My wife has a 2008 TCH, and an enV2. Bluetooth has worked perfectly since day one. In fact, I was originally surprised at how good it sounded. I don't have an answer for you, but just wanted to relate that I doubt it's the enV2. It's always possible that you have a dud I suppose.
#108 of 130 Re: JBL Bluetooth listener cannot understand me [markchurch]
Nov 25, 2008 (1:17 pm)
I have the same problem. It is ambient noise in the cabin. Shut the air, windows and stop the car and the problems vanish. Use a Bluetooth on your ear. Toyota would have to reposition the microphone to correct the problem. That is not likely. I am sure that they could fix the problem electronically with real-time background noise removal, but that is expensive at this point. But complain to them or this will not be fixed. Toyota I am sure would want to fix this.
#109 of 130 Re: problems to transfer phone book to car [cmeisel]
Jan 01, 2009 (7:41 pm)
OK, so I just bought a 2009 Camry Hybrid for $1300 under invoice at Dublin Toyota in Northern CA and really like the car. I tried connecting my LG Voyager (Verizon) phone today and uploading my entire address book of 244 contacts and finally figured it out. I couldn't find any solution on this Forum to I want to share mine:
1) First thing you have to do is Pair the Phone with the Car which was pretty straightforward.
2) I then tried a call and found it worked great so now wanted to transfer all me phone numbers from the phone to the car. This is where I got stuck. I called Verizon and they are usually great but had no clue on this one and passed the buck to Toyota of course. As it's New Year's Day Toyota was not open so I did some surfing and cobbled together this solution.
3) When you go into the Bluetooth menu on the Camry Hybrid Nav system there is an option to "transfer phonebook." When you click it you see "transferring data" but then the Bluetooth DISCONNECTS. So I thought there was a problem with the phone or the Camry because it keeps disconnecting in the middle of this. Turns out this is the desired procedure.
4) So when the Camry says transferring and you see the Voyager (or your phone) disconnect from Bluetooth that is good. Now here is the answer.
5) Go To "Settings and Tools" on the LG Voyager
6) Select "Bluetooth Menu"
7) Click on the "Camry Device" which comes across as "HANDS FREE" unless you change it to "Camry" like I did because I also have a Motorola Bluetooth T505 Visor Speaker in my wife's car.
8) Click "Optioins" at the bottom of the Voyager screen while "Camry" is the selected device.
9) Click "Send Name Card" and then the Voyager will search for the Camry Bluetooth and reconnect and show you all your contacts.
10) Within my Contacts list on the Voyager I click "Options" and click "Mark All" and then send all the contacts from the Voyager to the Camry.
11) It took about 15 seconds to transfer 244 contacts and now they are all safe and ready to go in the Camry. Real nice process but not that intuitive to figure out.
12) As far as maintenance goes I think I will only update contacts in my phone and maybe once a week transfer all thos contacts to the Camry.
Hope this helps someone!
#110 of 130 Weigh In: Who has a phone to recommend for Toyota Camry
Jan 22, 2009 (9:08 pm)
Hey all, I think we all can agree that getting bluetooth to work well is a crap shoot at best. imho, if u are considering buying a camry, skip the bluetooth option and then have it installed aftermarket. My local shop could have provided SUPPORTED bluetooth with display, gps, and on-star-esque service for half the price I paid for factory installed bluetooth.
The compatibility chart is nice but it isn't even half the story. For those of us who are stuck w factory installed bluetooth, who can recommend a good phone? (a reliable unit that connects easily, where listener and caller sound very good,) Cell provider and model please & thank you.