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#24 of 83 Bluetooth in equinox
Jul 13, 2010 (9:05 am)
Hey guys! I just bought my equinox and connected my phone to the bluetooth. Very easy to follow. It worked great for about a week, connecting everytime i got in the car automatically-- it was great! However, it stopped connecting for some reason. The blue tooth symbol is on my phone but no longer on my cars screen. I see the device is still paired, but its not connecting.... any suggestions?
#25 of 83 Re: Bluetooth in equinox [csellke]
Jul 14, 2010 (3:02 am)
Two things. . .check the bluetooth setting on your phone. Mine (a Blackberry) allows me to select if bluetooth connection is automatic or if I have to approve each time. Make sure yours is automatic. Second, if that is not the issue. Check the phone manufacturer's website. . .you may need to refresh the phone's software. If that's the case, refresh the phone and start the bluetooth pairing process all over again.
#26 of 83 Anyone get Pandora to work thru Nox's bluetooth?
Aug 08, 2010 (12:42 pm)
My blackberry works great via bluetooth - no problems dialing out or receiving calls. However, I just got Pandora on the phone (which streams fine to a bluetooth earpiece), but I cannot get the damn think to play through the car's radio. Anyone have any insight? The only info on the web for this app seems to be for cars with "GM Music Select", whatever that may be...
#27 of 83 2010 Equinox / iPhone 4 issues
Aug 31, 2010 (12:15 pm)
As I have previously reported, I am still having a problem with intermittent blaring static when my iPhone 4 is connected to my 2010 Equinox 2LT via the USB port and I am playing music from the iPhone's iPod app over the car stereo. The issue happens most often on initial connection. Whenever I get the static, I typically have to disconnect and re-connect the iPhone, sometimes several times in a row, before I can begin playing music again without further problems.
The problem appears to be somewhat random, but a few factors *seem* to at least contribute to the issue:
1. Connecting the iPhone with multiple apps running in "background mode".
2. Connecting the phone without the iPod app running, or without the iPod app running in the foreground.
3. Switching songs quickly and repeatedly using the steering wheel controls.
4. Whether or not I wait to dismiss the error message until after the vehicle appears to be connected and has attempted to start playing music. (The error message, which occurs every time I connect the iPhone to the USB port: "THIS ACCESSORY IS NOT OPTIMIZED FOR THIS IPHONE, You may experience noise caused by cellular interference and a decrease in cellular signal strength.")
Anecdotally, I seem to have the best success when I do the following:
1. Cancel all other apps running in the background except the iPod app.
2. Have the iPod app running, and in the foreground, with the play list or podcast loaded (or even already playing) to which I wish to listen, before I connect to the car's USB port.
3. Physically connect the phone to the USB cable, and wait for the car to "recognize/connect to" the iPhone before I dismiss the error message.
4. Wait at least five seconds after each track / podcast begins to play before using the steering wheel controls to skip to the next, repeat the existing, or replay the previous track.
Any other NOX owners having this intermittent static issue when you connect your iPhone via USB? If so, what have you done?
#28 of 83 More iPhone 4 / 2010 Chevy Equinox questions
Aug 31, 2010 (12:17 pm)
I ashamed to say I have not yet tried using any streaming audio / video apps other than the iPod app to see if the audio from the phone will play over the car's speakers. Does anyone know which (if any) other applications on the iPhone will play audio successfully over the car stereo when connected via USB?
Also, when connected via USB, I do not seem to have the full functionality of controls for the iPod app via the car's stereo controls. Specifically, I have not yet figured out how to switch between play lists, the full song list, and lists of podcasts or other iPod content. Is this possible via the car stereo controls?
#29 of 83 Re: Bluetooth [gmcustsvc]
Nov 29, 2010 (6:00 am)
I was having the same problem as the previous customer, but this solution does not suffice. After step number 2, the display says "not available", which is weird, because
A. I know the car has bluetooth
B. Whys is the option there anyway?
Do I need to activate something first? What is the problem?
Also after pressing the phone button on the steering wheel, the User Manual says you should expect the system to respond "ready", but nothing happens. If I press and hold, the dash says "call list empty" or something like that. I have been unable to pair any phones.
#30 of 83 Re: Bluetooth [jose138]
Nov 30, 2010 (4:09 pm)
I would recommend making sure you phone works with the in vehicle bluetooth. Here is the web site to check: http://www.gm.com/handsfree/index.jsp?brand=chevrolet&landing=true. Since you are still having trouble I would recommend speaking with your dealership/sales person. They should be able to assist you in paring your phone. I apologize for any inconvenience. Please keep me updated on your progress with this issue.
GM Customer Service
#31 of 83 Re: Bluetooth [gmcustsvc]
Dec 01, 2010 (9:27 am)
Thank you Christina, I'll be taking the car to the dealer this friday and whatever solution they find I'll post as soon as possible. I have an iPhone so I don't think there should be a problem pairing it. The problem is mainly that the menu options for bluetooth are unavailable, but the hardware is equipped.
#32 of 83 Re: Bluetooth [gmcustsvc]
Dec 13, 2010 (7:06 am)
Ok I got it... actually got it last week, but the issue was that a fuse was missing for some reason and the bloetooth device was not connected, so the settings would return a "not available" error. They hooked it up at the dealership.
On another note, it case anyone else has a problem hearing a squezze noise from the rear/driver side suspension, it may have to do with a cable creating friction... I guess either a design mistake or perhaps particular to custom vehicles... they also insulated the cable at the dealership, so no more squeeze sound!
#33 of 83 Re: IPOD connectivity [texana99]
Dec 19, 2010 (9:07 pm)
I am having the same issue with my 2010 LT. Did you ever figure out what the problem was? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!