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Toyota Avalon Bluetooth

neil5neil5 Posts: 118
Lots of requests for possiblity of handsfree Bluetooth system for 2006 Avalon. I took this off my manual:

Called blueconnect by autointelligence 1-800-406-7132
www.autointelligence.com

1300 W 23 ST
Muncie, In, 47302

Sales 1888-454-4440
Installation 1-800-406-7132

www.jciblueconnect.com

Go forth and prosper!
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  • cctenncctenn Posts: 1
    I am picking up my new 2006 Avalon and it has the factory installed Bluetooth.
  • neil5neil5 Posts: 118
    See if it is same company as mine. Mine was from dealership as well.
  • mike2thmike2th Posts: 1
    Were you able to use the factory installed bluetooth? I have been led to believe that my RazrV3 is compatable with the bluetooth in the 2006 avalon but i have been unsuccessful figuring out how to have it connect.

    any advice?
  • dzubadzuba Posts: 159
    I am seriously considering this vehicle to replace my 02 BMW 530 but am concerned about two features.

    After reading above, etc.........and comparing the NAV System to my wifes new Odyssey, I can't believe how much better Honda's is...................maybe I'll buy the Garmin for $800.00 but was hoing to keep the dashboard cleaner on a new 34K vehicle. The Acura TL is just not the direction I want to go.

    Additionally - I just received the below directly from Toyota on Bluetooth.......which is something I really want in a new car.

    Response (Rose) 06/08/2006 12:44 PM
    Thank you for contacting Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
    We apologize; we do not offer Bluetooth technology as an available option on the 2006 Avalon. Your email has been documented at our National Headquarters under file #200606081104. If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

    Toyota Customer Experience


    Then they sent me this:........

    Response (Rose) 06/08/2006 12:58 PM
    Thank you for contacting Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
    We appreciate you contacting us with your inquiry.

    SET (Southeast Toyota) is a private distributor and may have options and/or accessories that are exclusive to their region. SET includes: Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida.

    SET accessory information may be obtained by calling 800-301-6859 between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM, Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

    We recommend contacting the Customer Relations Manager at your local Toyota dealership for clarification about the options and accessories available in your area.

    Toyota Customer Experience

    So, I am waiting for a call-back from SET, and wondering how I get Bluetooth in the Chicago, IL area?

    Thanks
  • neil5neil5 Posts: 118
    I would buy the unit from SE distrib. and have it installed in your area. Contact me directly for pic of system. Also, not much of downgrade from BMW...just different

    Here is the UNIT http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2323834
  • aparghapargh Posts: 1
    I think I can help. I purchased a 2006 Avalon Limited this week and it is fully loaded. I did get the Bluetooth installed and it is one of the best units I have ever used. Please note that it is not a factory nor a dealer option. Toyota does things differently from most manufacturers and uses a middleman company in my region called SET (Southeast Toyota). Many options that are listed as "factory" are installed when they get off the boat in Jacksonville. The unit they installed for me replaces the Sunglass Holder on the ceiling in front of the sunroom and the interior lighting. The unit is called the BlueConnect and is from AutoIntelligence. www.autointelligence.com. The number from the included brochure is 800-406-7132. Allow me to note that it is a simple pop in module that includes both a concealed microphone and speaker as well as an answer button and volume controls. The sound quality is excellent...as excellent of a bluetooth unit that I've used. It took about 30 seconds to set it up and unlike others, allows you to select your own PIN. It is all done by voice recognition. I used it to connect a Palm Treo 700P and the pairing was seamless. It also allows you to connect additional phones and grants you the opportunity to give each phone a priority. I hope this helps.
  • niteoneniteone Posts: 41
    so, did you put this bluetooth unit in yourself? Or did you have the dealer do it?
  • jwcooperjwcooper Posts: 2
    If you would like to order the part that TMS gave you a reference on you may go to WWW.Autointelligence.com and purchase BlueConnect. This is the highest quality unit in the market today. Do not be fooled by others, I have one of the BlueConnect units in my vehicle and it is great. I hear the unit is built by a automotive supplier so with that kind of quality their is no question.
  • The autointelligence site didn't have price that I could look up. It's a convenience feature not a necessity so price is important to me...
  • Does your bluetooth kit integrate with your dvd nav sys?
  • jrjhmjrjhm Posts: 26
    When I go to that web site, I don't see any way of ordering a unit. I've clicked on all the choices but can not find a link to order a specific product.
  • You can look under the distributor section of www.AutoIntelligence.com for assistance or you can call 1-888-454-4440 for sales assistance.
  • rxdocrxdoc Posts: 4
    I have a new 2007 Avalon Limited and just had the Blue Connect system installed, $375 plus tax from Dealer Direct here in Phoenix. You can get the various Blue Connect dealer locations from the AutoIntelligence website. They will tell you the price of the unit if you want to install it yourself, and if you are not planning on installing it yourself, ask them for a installation location recommendation in your area. At the local level is where you are apt to find a difference in pricing. The price for the unit could be $350 if you just want the generic color and not one that is matched to the interior. I got a grey one to match my interior. Pairing your phone to the Blue Connect system is really easy and the system itself is fantastic. The one piece of advice I have if you are installing it yourself is to be very careful when cutting the opening for it using the template. It is designed for a tight fit with no room for error, so if you cut the opening too big, you will be in trouble. That is why I let someone who installs these everyday do mine. Good luck.
  • jrjhmjrjhm Posts: 26
    Thanks for that helpful information.
  • I see that Bluetooth is a factory option now for the 2007. Would someone who has this option on a 2007 please tell me how well it works, how complex it is for a non techie person

    Thanks

    Pat
  • I am told that there is no way to get a radio with AUX inputs on the new 2007 Avalon. Has anyone installed an aftermarket AUX input and if yes which one?

    Pat
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,023
    I have an '06 XLS w/ JBL 6CD (w/o NAV) and have a Peripheral Electronics Ipod interface that plugs into the back of the radio. It works great. I know there are several versions of adaptors, I believe there is one with just RCA inputs so you can jack in whatever you want (DVD, Playstation, etc) As far as I know there is no difference between '06 and '07.

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • Thanks, thats good news. Did you install it yourself?
    Would you mind telling me the cost?

    Pat
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,023
    The interface was $149 at Best Buy (may be less now). I was going to install myself, but when they told me only $60 to install I let them do it. The cable is run to the inside of the center console, so I can plug my I-pod in and stash it away. It charges it and allows me to change tracks from the radio, or control it direct.

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • 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.
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