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Infiniti M35/M45 and Bluetooth



  • james27james27 Posts: 433
    You have to transfer your phonebook entries one-by-one to the car from your phone, and are limited to 40. You can record a voice tag with each entry - it is the car's voice recognition doing the matching and dialing from its address book, not the phone's. If the calling name is in the phone book, it will display the name, otherwise, the caller ID will display the phone number. You can have it dial by speaking the number. Depending on how fast you are driving, and the road conditions, this can be problematic, but does work, just like any other voice commmands in the car.
  • carfan28carfan28 Posts: 43
    There is no phone that can transfer it's address book to the HFL of this car or any other. It has to be done manually- one at a time. One would think that this will available at some future date.

    RAZR and KRZR both have decent battery life. I don't know how anyone can get along without a car battery charger that uses a cell phone in their car a great deal. Hey Cheap Skates get the cobwebs out of your wallets and buy one for $25 at the Verizon store or go to EBay.

    Every bluetooth enabled phone should work with this car. If it's on the Infiniti recommended list that just means the particular phone was tested with the vehicle. It doesn't mean other phones won't work.
  • james27james27 Posts: 433
    Hassle is, the car supports only 40 phonebook entries. Not saying that it couldn't support more, but that's the way it is right now. Most cell phones support MANY more than that, often with 2-3 or more for a single named entry (home, office, cell, other?). So, how would you like the cell phone and car to agree on which numbers to transfer if you did it in bulk? You need to go in to enter a voice tag one-by-one.

    Likelyhood is, you'd not get your desired numbers sent if it started at the beginning and ended when full.
  • kkoshkinkkoshkin Posts: 9
    My phone works fine with the car's Bluetooth, except that it never alerts me when I have an incoming call. The result is that when I get out, I may have a handful of missed calls that the car should have alerted me to. I can place outgoing calls effortlessly, and the phone and vehicle recognize each other every time I get in the car.

    Does anyone know how to get it to alert me to incoming calls?
  • jjsheinjjshein Posts: 10
    When I first got the BB, I easily paired it with my 06 M45 where it worked flawlessly for ~2 months. Recently, I have been unable to get it to pair, even though my dealer deleted paired phones and I've followed the instructions from Infiniti's website exactly in order to get it working again. Anyone have any suggestions?
  • ghstudioghstudio Posts: 970
    can you pair your blackberry with your computer or any other device? I think you have to figure out which unit is giving you may not be the M
  • jjsheinjjshein Posts: 10
    The Blackberry works flawlessly with my Motorola bluetooth headset.
  • james27james27 Posts: 433
    I followed the procedure to get into the diagnostics menu and played with the phone microphone settings. They all have an echo with my Motorola V540 phone. I probably need to try listening on another phone to the connection, but I was wondering if others had tried this and if they hear a nasty echo when running the test procedure.
  • kivikivi Posts: 12
    When my wife picked up her M35 a few weeks ago she called me from the car, and we had a very bad echo during the call. I had her turn the volume on the phone down, and the call was perfectly clear after that. Sound quality was great.
    Unfortunately....that was the only time the car has successfully connected to the phone. Now it will simply not pair with the phone.... very annoying. Ours are Samsung phones.
  • ghstudioghstudio Posts: 970
    what is the procedure to adjust the microphone. I've tried the test, but changing the volume does nothing at all to the echo. I've tried this with both a motorola V3 and an LG 8600.

    I actually now wear a bluetooth earpiece which works in and out of the car....but it would be nice to get a clear bluetooth connection in the car.

    I'venever had a problem connecting the phone to the car.....they always find each other quickly.

    If you have two phones, you have to tell the car which one you want to use. I wonder if that's your problem.
  • james27james27 Posts: 433
    There is a sensitivity adjustment in the service menus...I think it defaults to medium. To get ot it, if I remember correctly, you start with the stereo off, hold the setting button and turn the volumne control about 20-clicks or so until the menu pops up. All sorts of stuff in there. I know with my phone, all of the settings produced echo, at least on the test - I didn't try it after making a phone connection.

    There's another menu, but I think you need the dealers computer to adjust, but you can adjust the headlights (if you have the auto adjusting option) +/- 15%, which sets the default height which might be of interest.
  • ghstudioghstudio Posts: 970
    There is also a microphone test...but I can't figure out how that works...or if it's an adjustment.

    I believe the headlight adjustment has to do with when the lights come on, not the height of the headlights.
  • james27james27 Posts: 433
    The menu you can get to does determine the light level where the lights come on, but, one of the dealer menus allows adjustment of the height of the beam. From the service manual, it appears you need their custom computer to access many of those menus; you can't get into it easily yourself. I haven't looked at it, but you might get a little adjustment from the sensor on the rear suspension, but my guess is that it is keyed and only fits one way. If there is some slop, you might be able to cheat it a little there as well.
  • kivikivi Posts: 12
    I did not adjust the settings in the car. I had my wife turn down the volume setting on her phone. On our phones you can adjust the voice volume, and that was all we needed to do.
    We do have 2 phones (same type of phone), and each is setup for the car, but neither of them will connect despite trying many times. I guess a trip to the dealer is next step.
  • Verizon has been known to "fuss" with the bluetooth firmware that is in devices loaded with their software. Moreover, they have been known to admit that this is purposefull (why, one can only guess). I got so frustrated with my bluetooth connectivey on Treo 600, 650, and most recently 700, I finally switched carrier to AT&T with a Treo 750 and haven't looked back.

    My only problem is now the Infiniti will only take 40 phone book entries. This day and age, this is rediculous. A meager amount of memory for an address book in $45k automobile.
  • ghstudioghstudio Posts: 970
    If your bluetooth is echoing or garbled, Infiniti released a technical service bulletin (fix kit) last month which applies to all 2006 and 2007 M's...ITB07-036a It is not a trivial update...the microphone is actually moved which requires that the roof liner be cut to mount it..and the control module for the nav system or display system is replaced.

    I stopped by my dealer today so they could verify the bluetooth problems on my 06 M35 and they agreed to put the TSB on my car. They have already done one car and the service manager said that it really fixed the bluetooth problems in that car and the new microphone in the roof liner looked just as if the car came that way.

    Note: this is not a recall. Some owners find the current bluetooth works just fine. As with any TSB, it is only applied if you can demonstrate the problem to your dealer with your phone.
  • pcc5pcc5 Posts: 3
    I had the TSB put into my 2006 M45 and it has helped the problem some, however, the microphone is placed above your head which creates a problem with the transmission of your voice into the mic.
  • Has anyone used an iPhone in a bluetooth environment in an M35? I'm contemplating the purchase of a 2008 M35 and would like to know if this works well or not.
  • I just had the TSB repair done on my 06 M35x. The echo is still there. Does anyone know if this has been resolved on the 08 M35? My lease is up in 2 months and this may determine what car I get next.
  • ghstudioghstudio Posts: 970
    Ditto for me. The fix didn't fix anything and the echo is just terrible. I've tried every setup option low/med/high. Why do other cars work so well and the infiniti bluetooth is just awful.
  • cindy30cindy30 Posts: 9
    I have a 2007 M35 with a samsung A640. No problems except people say I sound like I am in a mountain, echos etc. I can hear them fine.
    Have been trying to get this resolved for a year and finally they cam out with a bulletin that says it can be fixed. Anyone out there have the same problem? What kind of cell phone do you have?
  • cindy30cindy30 Posts: 9
    If you go to where you bought the phone, they will make all the transfers for you.
  • cindy30cindy30 Posts: 9
    Go to the settings, go to phone and select volume for incoming calls and raise the volume.Should resolve it.
  • arnold14arnold14 Posts: 22
    I have a 2006 M35 and the bluetooth sounds like you're calling from a plane. The reception is very garbled and the car mic gives a very speaker phone like sound, very hard to understand. Is there any way to fix this other than do the service bulletin?
  • cindy30cindy30 Posts: 9
    I had a whole new navigation system put in with a new microphone above my head. Has improved the quality of sound, don't sound like I am in a well, but still sounds like I am on a speaker phone. But I am on a speaker phone, so I think it is fine.
  • cindy30cindy30 Posts: 9
  • dhellerdheller Posts: 28
    I'm having mine installed now at the dealer. Mine was locking up and the TSB #07038 describes the Bluetooth problems the M is having with echos. Hopefully, it will improve. I also heard the navigation that is being re-installed on 07 and later models have some functional improvements on the Nav - have you seen any? I hate it when my M is in the dealer, I have nightmares of mechanics backing into a wall or another car.....sheeeesh....
  • lengelberglengelberg Posts: 6
    Just re-upped to a 2008 m35x. My lease was up and loyalty incentives were too good to pass up. The bluetooth works great without echoes.
  • ghstudioghstudio Posts: 970
    At first, I thought the new upgrade helped my 06 M35, but I've found that it really is still not very good. Mostly, I dial thru the car and then hit the handset button and just talk like a normal person with the phone at my ear.
  • mkaplan1mkaplan1 Posts: 2
    Just picked up my M yesterday and my treo disconects from the bluetooth before I can dial a call. I just read somewhere that treo's are not compatable with the infiniti M. and that you can only receive calls. Is this true, what to do?
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