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Infiniti M35/M45 and Bluetooth

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  • nycdudenycdude Posts: 33
    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try it next time.
    :)
  • mexibecmexibec Posts: 114
    My only problem with voice commands is that it is virtually impossible to successfully speak a 10 digit number.

    I had that problem too (where the car would start dialing before I was finished), but I found out that you just have to speak the digits fast to make it work (and it works very well). It looks like the car records what you say and decodes it only when you pause (or you're done).
  • johnny17johnny17 Posts: 3
    Was wondering if anyone knew if I can link up multiple phones? My wife and I both have bluetooth phones (different phones). Also, what if we're in the car at the same time? Will both phones work on the bluetooth?
  • frank310frank310 Posts: 44
    I currently have a 2005 BMW 545 that pairs with my Verizon Razr cellphone. When I start the car my phone book can be viewed in the navigation screen of the car. Does the M work this way also?
  • johnny17johnny17 Posts: 3
    No need to answer. Figured it out.
  • johnny17johnny17 Posts: 3
    No, the M does not do that with your phonebook. Plus you're limited to 40 entries. I think there are ways to download some of the entries, but it's not automatic. What I've done is store the most freqently dialed numbers into the car, but then use the phone's contacts to dial others.
  • sagarchrsagarchr Posts: 23
    Does anyone out there use Sprint as their carrier with a non PDA phone? If so, which phone and how is the performance? Thanks!
  • james27james27 Posts: 433
    What I've found with the M and a Motorola phone, is that you select the entry on the phone you want to upload to the car, then initiate it from the phone. The car then asks you if you want to accept it. You say yes, and it gets done. It then offers you a chance to assign a voice dial word to it.
  • seihughseihugh Posts: 10
    :cry: I have a 2007 m45 and the dealer setup my bluetooth connection for my Motorola razr. It works fine if i "reconnect" from the phone every time I get into the car. It does automatically pick up the connection. I have to go to the Tools menu, then the connection menu> where I choose to turn bluetooth on. then I select the MyCAR connection and it connect. Does anyone know why when I turn off my car, it seems to turn of my bluetooth, or is it something different that is causing the dropped conneciton. :cry:
  • james27james27 Posts: 433
    Check the Infiniti website for the bluetooth connection info. Ensure the phone is set in a mode to auto reconnect. The default on the phone might be bluetooth off, or to not allow autoreconnect. Over the last year, I had one instance where it did this, but the rest of the times, I do nothing, and the phone is recognized. Haven't figured out what caused that to happen, but I had been playing with the phone's menus prior and might have switched something the wrong way and that messed it up.
  • cl1234cl1234 Posts: 1
    I have a verizon e815 connected to m35x and when I talk on the phone people on the other end say phone echos and they can hear themselves speaking and ideas on correcting this, dealer no help
    Joe
  • pete_l_ppete_l_p Posts: 322
    Mexibec

    I've been trying to find your utility for automatically turning on BT on the i730 after leaving your M45. As a note to the forum host, I'll just mention that this was a free utility, and therefore I believe we're not violating forum guidelines by discussing it here.

    I have the M45 and the i730 as well.

    The download location you once gave at exposecorp is no longer accessible. Is there any way I can still get that utility?

    Thanks for your help.

    Pete
  • Does anyone know of a way to make adjustments to eliminate what people tell me is an awful echo from the Bluetooth connection?
  • pcc5pcc5 Posts: 3
    I currently purchased a M45 and am having the same problem. I was told there is a fix, but the company manufacturing it is backordered if they have even begun manufacturing. I am having huge problems with the infiniti consumer affairs division. All customer service reps have been extremely rude and are not logging in the report numbers given to me over the phone. Lots and lots of games being played there.
    So far have been unable to reach someone who can help. Horrible customer service.
  • go to the advanced settings screen (search for it in the forum...you hold down one of the dash keys and turn the radio volume knob a bit)...there is a setting for bluetooth that can be low/med/high. The default is med....change that to low or high and see if it's better.

    Also, you might have phone volume too loud in the car....so try turning down the incoming volume. The easiest way to do this is to establish a call and then use the radio volume knob to turn down the volume. The car will remember that you are adjusting bluetooth.

    Blatantly stolen from another M35 forum :)

    The 'M' has a "DIAGNOSTIC MODE" that is not documented.

    Follow these steps to enter [at your own risk] into the diagnostic mode.

    - Start Engine [required if you want to see all available diagnostic options]
    - Turn OFF the Audio system
    - While pushing the SETTING button, rotate the radio's VOLUME control either clockwise or counter-clockwise 30+ clicks.
    - You will then be put into the diagnostic mode.
    - Use the BACK button to get to previous screens, or to quit the Diagnostic Mode.

    NOTE:
    Holding down the SETTING button and rotating the volume knob a 2nd time
    will put the diagnostic mode into a more "detailed" state offering more options.

    ------

    Diagnostic Mode - CELL PHONE VOLUME

    One potential use of the diagnostic mode is to improve the sound quality of your cell phone.

    - The diagnostic mode has an option "Handsfree Volume Adjustment".
    - The default setting for this option is "MED".
    - Setting the volume to "LOW" [or possibly HIGH] may improve the sound quality of your bluetooth compatible cell phone.
  • I have no echo problems, but I've seen a few reports here of people who have, and most all of them were handled.

    If you're using verizon, find the voice privacy setting on the handset and turn it off. (IOW use "standard" rather than "enhanced" voice privacy) This change greatly improved my clarity, and has in fact gotten rid of echo for some others.

    The very best bet is to do a search in this forum for echo (what an idea.) Note the "search this discussion" box near the "recent messages" link. You'll find a bunch of suggestions for handling this very problem. You might even find someone with the same phone.

    In any case, among the things to try are various combinations of each of the following volume adjustments (both up and down):

    1) The handset's own volume while IN a call
    2) The handset's own bluetooth settings for volume
    3) The M's incoming phone volume (use the M's volume knob when in a call)
    4) The M's outgoing phone volume (go to Settings > Volume, note that incoming volume is there too)
    5) The cell phone volume settings in the M's hidden diagnostic mode screen. See post above. Changing that setting (up for some, down for others) has really handled many people's problems.

    If you're patient and try a good deal of combos on these settings you should end up with very good results. Note that each of the above settings has helped one person or another.

    Pete
  • hoda2hoda2 Posts: 3
    I have an M45 and a verizon razor phone. The only issue I have so far is how to pickup an incoming call while you are already on the line with another caller. Has anyone had this experience? ">
  • art234art234 Posts: 103
    I just picked up a Treo 750 yesterday from Cingular, replacing the Treo 650 which I had for 2 years. While I had no problem pairing the phone, and it works ok, I don't get the signal strength indicator on the car display any more.
    Is anyone aware of that issue and or a fix?
  • I purchased a 2007 M35 in July 2006. I received one of the first 2007s and have been very happy with the car. Since that time I have had a phone book memory purge 3 times. After the 2nd time, which happened last month, I took the car into the dealer. I was told that the phone I had was not on their authorized list and so they would take no action.

    I felt this was an excuse as there would be no reason for any phone to clear out the address book in the car. I went home and research the authorized list and found my phone WAS on the Infinity authorized list. I proceeded to call the service manager who then reported the problem to Infinity. It again happened to me this week so I called again and was told Infinity is still working on the issue and that there are reports of this happening to others.

    I am going to give them another week for a resolution but I feel I am getting stalled by Infinity. I would like to know if anyone else is having this issue or have heard of others having this issue.

    Also how best should I push to get this issue resolved. My feelings are that the Service Manager at the dealership has his hands tied waiting for a response from the Infinity Tech
  • pcc5pcc5 Posts: 3
    I have had several problems with my cell phone and bluetooth connection. I finally gave up which is what I think Infiniti hopes you will do. The always seem to take the easy way out. I can't stand my cheap car, or my Infinity dealer. Good luck with yours.
  • I am on Verizon and have this device. does anyone know if I can transfer my phone numbers over to my M35? Love the bluetooth but this would make it ideal. thanks in advance for your advice.
  • james27james27 Posts: 433
    You have to do it one number at a time, and you only get (I think) 40-entries in the car's memory.
  • james27, 40 is okay with me but do you know how to actually execute the transfer from my phone to the M on the blackberry device?
  • james27james27 Posts: 433
    Nope, found it buried in the menus. I have a Motorola phone. If I remember, I selected the entry, and send was a menu choice. You had to confirm acceptance in the car's menus. Check the Infiniti website on Bluetooth. There may be some additional info there. You can add a voice tag to each phone number, which is handy unless you are really moving and the road is rough - the background noise messes things up.
  • okay, thanks for your advice. I'll check the infiniti site. I have done voicetags - works pretty well. thanks again.
  • blov8rblov8r Posts: 567
    Which cell phones have had the best Bluetooth compatibility w/ the M35. I've had my M for two years and when I got it there was no phone fully compatible. I finally settled on the Motorola 815 which works well but doesn't transport the phonebook into the car's system and therefore works voice-activated only when I've hand-entered the numbers into the car's system. I tried a Palm Treo back then. I would LIKE to get the Motorola RAZR simply because of its lack of bulk but I'm not sure whether Verizon has that phone. Any advice is appreciated.

    Bart
  • blov8rblov8r Posts: 567
    As an addendum, I've gotten some feedback that the battery life on the RAZR isn't sufficient to get through a full day unless you get the larger capacity battery and that eliminates the advantage gained by lack of bulk of the base RAZR. Comments?

    Bart :confuse:
  • ghstudioghstudio Posts: 968
    I am a realtor in my M35 most of the day connected thru Bluetooth. I get multiple days on my standard RAZR battery. The easy/cheap solution for any cell phone is to have a car charger ready for those times when you forgot to charge your battery...see EBAY.

    The RAZR works just like the other phones....your address book doesn't transfer to the car.
  • blov8rblov8r Posts: 567
    Thanks for the feedback. Perhaps the person who told me the battery life stinks has one of the original models.

    Does your RAZR couple completely to the car's audio system? Does the phonebook transfer directly for voice commands? Two years ago I read on the M35 thread that the phonebook would NOT couple automatically.

    Bart :) :shades:
  • blov8rblov8r Posts: 567
    ghstudio: Here's the criticism of the RAZR I received on another thread. This guy really hates his for multiple stated reasons.

    Verizon does have the RAZR. I know because I have one. The lack of bulk is the only good thing I can say about the phone. I'm counting down the months until I can qualify for the trade-in.

    First of all, I had to buy a larger battery (which of course increases the bulk) because the standard battery wouldn't last a full day and I didn't even use it much. Another problem is it has buttons on the side which are very easy to press. It is very easy to shut the ringer off and not know it. And finally, the phone is slow. When you push a function button it can take 2-3 seconds for the phone to respond. I know that doesn't seem like much, but when you are in a hurry its an eternity. Bart
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