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How to Troubleshoot a Nissan 2009 Altima Bluetooth Connection

by Michael Wallace

One convenient feature of the 2009 Nissan Altima is its Bluetooth capability. That means you can synchronize your phone to the car's Bluetooth signal while you are driving. This really comes in handy if you spend a lot of time talking on the phone in your car, as it allows you to use a mandatory headset device. If you are having problems connecting to the signal, there are quick ways to troubleshoot the problem.

Start you car. You can start it completely or simply turn the ignition to the point that the car's electrical system comes on but the engine doesn't start.

Turn on your phone and make sure it has Bluetooth capability. If it doesn't, you won't be able to connect to the Altima via Bluetooth. Bluetooth information for your phone can be found in the user manual for your particular phone.

Press the "Settings" button on your center dash navigation system and select "Bluetooth" from the list of options.

Select "Connect Bluetooth" from the list of on-screen options and press "Yes" to confirm. A four-digit PIN will then be displayed on screen. If you have had problems connecting to Bluetooth in the past, it is perhaps because you have not entered this PIN number.

Turn on the Bluetooth function of your phone and enter the PIN number displayed on the navigation screen. Your phone should connect to the Bluetooth signal.

Tip

  • If you your phone doesn't have a Bluetooth signal when you synchronize it to the Altima, it is likely your phone isn't Bluetooth compatible, as all 2009 Altima's have Bluetooth capability.

About the Author

Michael Wallace has been a freelance copywriter and journalist since 2003. He served in the U.S. Navy and attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Specializing in writing technical articles, Wallace has contributed to city publications such as "San Diego City Beat."

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