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#28 of 67 Re: How much for the system and install? [rxdoc]
Mar 13, 2007 (5:28 pm)
is your phone one of the phones listed on the auto intelligence website? If not, did you have any problems paring the phone. Based on your post, you didn't. Did the dealer say anything about this? Thanks.
#29 of 67 Re: How much for the system and install? [mlincoln05]
Apr 02, 2007 (10:02 pm)
I finally installed the blueconnect and it works great! It is a simple process. I bypassed their instructions regarding how to wire and wired it as if I was wiring an alarm, same proces. Cutting the hole in the overhead compartment was relatively easy (only warning, stay within the line and file away as necessary.) The wiring was the most difficult part, having to pull the a pillar down and run the wire to the the fuse box and t-tap into the power, auxillary and ground wires. I think anyone with limited skills can do this. Don't pay Al and Ed's price of $250 for instillation. They are rip off artists. Also, buy the system online as it is much cheaper than their prices. I paid $170 on ebay and I have seen prices range from $219 to $289 online and up to $375 from dealers and audio shops. Anyone interested, I think you should check it out.
#30 of 67 Parrot Bluetooth kit in 06 Avalon XLS with JBL sound.
Apr 12, 2007 (1:33 pm)
Hi Crew! I just installed a Parrot Bluetooth kit in my 06 Avalon XLS with JBL sound. Works great. Syncs with my phone, has voice control, cute pictures of who is calling (assuming you have them on the phone). Incoming / outgoing calls mute the JBL sound system. I connected the output to the center dash speaker. The installation took me about 3 hours. I went slow and paid attention to details. Any questions? Feel free to email. Larry_steinercomcast.net. I will do my best to help you. Regards, Larry
#31 of 67 Re: How much for the system and install? [mlincoln05]
May 15, 2007 (5:15 pm)
How is the overhead compartment held up? Do you just pry the front down? Thinking of putting blueconnect on my 2007 Avalon. Thanks
#32 of 67 Re: How much for the system and install? [osker]
May 17, 2007 (9:42 pm)
It is held in by two clips that have metal brackets on them. When taking it out, be careful because the metal clips can get caught in the metal roof area. If so (mine did) go to the toyota dealer. They are about $2.00.
#33 of 67 2007 avalon bluetooth "option"
May 22, 2007 (9:22 pm)
Scosche Industries announced on 5/4/2007 a AXIPTA Toyota auxilliary input box that supports Bluetooth iPod. They claim it is designed specifically for the Avalon and retains all existing jbl radio function. They claim it also can support Bluetooth cell phones with an additional feature product named "UBRH". Hook up is via aux input on the radio and works by muting the radio and passing voice thru existing factory speakers. I've had difficulty getting install info and wonder if anyone has already researched this product. Scosche claims that the wiring interface is designed specifically for the 2005-7 Avalon with jbl and GPS.
#34 of 67 Voice Recognition Problem with 2009 Avalon
Jan 23, 2009 (7:03 am)
My wife and I just recently purchase a 2009 Toyota Avalon and we are having a problem with the bluetooth. First I paired the cell phone and entered 3 names with a telephone number for each name. I am having a problem with the voice recognition system correctly entering numbers that I'm calling out. The first day that I tried using it, it missed a lot of numbers and I would say that it hardly worked. It got to be very frustrating, since I was trying to make a call and for one number set containing 7 digits. In fact it got so bad that I finally entered one, two or three numbers at a time and still had to command it to "go back" in order to correct the number. The next day it worked nearly flawlessly. Each day it acted slightly different. I finally took it in to the local dealer and had their bluetooth expert to review the problems with me and he saw what the problem was. The most severe problem is the system has a hard time distinguishing the fives from the nines. It interchanges these two number pretty regularly. Their were some other minor recognition problems too. Anyway, he said that this was a voice recognition problem and didn't offer any solution.
Is there a solution to this problem? I find it hard to believe with Toyota's record on quality, that Toyota has installed a bluetooth system that is defective.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions to fix this problem.
#35 of 67 Re: Voice Recognition Problem with 2009 Avalon [warren35]
Jan 23, 2009 (1:57 pm)
I experienced the same problem as you with the Bluetooth having a problem between 5 and 9. My solution was to change the direction and position of where I was speaking from. Rather than speaking directly into the mic (which I believe is overhead near the light) I spoke forward into the steering wheel. I haven't had to do other numbers, but at least it worked this one time.
#36 of 67 Re: Voice Recognition Problem with 2009 Avalon [tfelton]
Jan 25, 2009 (5:51 pm)
Since I posted the earlier message, I've done some extensive checking and have now done everything that I know to do. The only problem that I'm having is the voice recognition system doesn't recognize the "nine". It usually will "hear" a five instead. There was also a problem with it recognizing a name that I had entered. I remembered that the door was open when I was entering all of the data, etc., so I thought that some noise from outside of the car had distorted my pronunciation of that partictular name entry. So, I deleted the entry and re-entered with all of the doors closed. That fixed that problem. I went back and deleted 2 telephone numbers that I had previously entered that contained a "nine", then re-entered those 2 telephone numbers, hoping that it would correct the problem with recognizing the "nine". Unfortunately, it didn't fix the problem. I've actually tried directing my voice in several different directions in hopes that I could find a direction to voice my number, but I had no luck. I tried your suggestion of directing my voice toward the steering wheel, but this didn't fix the problem either. I even tried using different accents and pronouncing "nine" in many different ways, but no luck again. I have tried everything I know with no fix. So, I am in the process of setting up an appointment with the Southeast Toyota bluetooth expert so that he can examine my bluetooth to see what can be done. This is the only problem that I now have with the bluetooth.
#37 of 67 Re: Voice Recognition Problem with 2009 Avalon [warren35]
Jan 26, 2009 (8:04 am)
I hope he can help you. Since this is a common problem for Toyota Bluetooth and not just for your setup it may not be fixable unless they have a software upgrade available. It seems you've tried everything.
I believe there is also a system whereby you can put the number in by dialing with the phone. I haven't been able to figure out how to do that yet.