How to Troubleshoot the UConnect Bluetoothby Si Kingston
Uconnect is a feature in some Chrysler and Dodge vehicles. The Uconnect system allows you access to information, as well as entertainment. Users can enjoy hands-free, voice-activated calling using the phone component of Uconnect. In order for Uconnect phone to operate, you must have a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. There are a few reasons why the Uconnect system will not connect properly with your mobile phone.
Use a compatible phone with Uconnect. The Uconnect system is compatible with many different Blackberry models: HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Palm Treo and Centros, Samsung, Sanyo and Sony Ericsson phones. To check to see if your phone is compatible, click the link in Resources and select your vehicle year and model. Then click the "Getting Started" link at the top of the page. Click "Compatible Phones."
Verify the Bluetooth version on your phone. Uconnect will only work with a Bluetooth "Hands-Free Profile," version 0.96 or higher. Checking your version of Bluetooth varies per phone. Select "Settings" from the main menu on your phone. Select "Phone Info or System Info." The Bluetooth version should be listed.
Enable Bluetooth on your phone. Some phones, like the HTC Imagio, have a Bluetooth icon conveniently located in the main menu. Just click the icon, then select the option to turn the Bluetooth on. Other phones may require that you access the Bluetooth option in the Settings menu.
Turn on the car stereo and enter the Bluetooth pairing code. Once you are in the Bluetooth menu, activate the search or find feature. The cell phone will find the nearest Bluetooth-enabled device, in this case it will find the Uconnect, and list the device in the phone's menu. Select the Uconnect device. If prompted by the phone, enter "0000." This is the default passkey for the Uconnect system.
Pair the mobile phone with Uconnect. Press the "Menu" key on the right side of the radio. Assign a four-digit PIN (enter any four numbers) for this pair by using the radio's onscreen keyboard. Then touch "Pair." The mobile phone is now paired with Uconnect.
Si Kingston has been an online content contributor since 2004, with work appearing on websites such as MadeMan. She is a professional screenwriter and young-adult novelist and was awarded the Marion-Hood Boesworth Award for Young Fiction in 2008. Kingston holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mills College.