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Old 06-12-2007, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a long shot...

Anyone have any luck getting the 8300 or any Blackberry to pair with a Land Rover? (Specifically '08 LR-2).

The new LR-2 bluetooth must have the vehicle discover and add the device. You can't have the phone discover the vehicle. Even though the device is set to be discoverable, the vehicle doesn't find it. I have tried with the 8830, 8300 and the 8703. It works, with a Razor, so I know the BT works.

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i had the same issue - with a 8700 and 8100... anyone?
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Have an 06 RR Sport and Curve works like a charm

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i had the same issue - with a 8700 and 8100... anyone?
Here are my settings:

Device Properties
Device Name: LAND ROVER
Trusted: Yes
Encryption: Enabled
Echo Control: Automatic


Options:
Device Name: BlackBerry 8300
Discoverable: Yes
Allow Outgoing Calls: Always
Address Book Transfer: Disabled
LED Connection Indicator: On


I am sure you know this but if you search for new device from the phone:

options -> Bluetooth -> add device

it will search for your car (car needs to be on but engine doesn't need to be running) and first show "audio device" and then will show "land rover". Hit enter when land rover comes up and then input the code. I think it is "2121" on all Range Rovers. Then make sure you change the settings on the device and in the "options" segment under bluetooth to the settings I list above.

Let us know if that helps. Might be that the new LR2 uses a different Bluetooth stack that will be available after later Curve Operating releases. I know my 8700c never worked with my RR Sport until I upgraded it to v 4.2 of the Operating Software, then it worked like a charm.

Hope that helps.
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Just can let you know that mine is working fine with the Range Rover built 2006.

As mentioned you have to search for the car and use the code "2121" to pair the phone.

The curve works perfect compared to the pearl. ;)
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Default Still no success

Thanks for the tips. Unfortunately still no go. As suggested, I am going to try and upgrade my 8703 O/S from 4.1 to 4.2 and see what develops. The 8830 and 8300 have the latest O/S, so I can't do much more there.

The radio on the LR-2 is brand spanking new and thus the Bluetooth is quite different. I test drove a 2007 LR-3 and I was able to pair with the passcode 2121. I don't think they designed the LR-2 with all the right Bluetooth standards. If you pair it correctly, the radio seeks for your device, your device accepts and then the radio displays a unique 4 digit code to enter on your phone. That is how it worked with the RAZR.

I'll report back after the 4.2 upgrade. Thanks for your posts.
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B4NFTR -- Did you have any luck with the 4.2 upgrade? I still can't get my 8703e to pair with my 2008 LR2, and the Land Rover folks are not being very helpful about it.
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Smile Bluetooth Helper Released by RIM

I think we finally have a fix!!!! (BTW - device o/s upgrades did not help).

RIM just released a helper application that fixes the bug with their Bluetooth pairing process. This relates to the Land Rover LR2, Volvo S80/V70 and the Jaguar XK (all under the Ford umbrella - at least when they were made). This comes courtesy of Simon Sage at Blackberry Cool.

Download here: http://www.blackberry.com/go/bluetoothpairing

I have not tried it, but will tonight. Since RIM finally acknowledges that it was a "bug", I am confident that it will work! I'll update the post tomorrow.
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Success! The Bluetooth helper app fixed my problem and I was able to pair my phone with my LR-2.

Remember to first enable Bluetooth on your phone and make sure it is discoverable. Then run the pairing helper application. Have the car search for the phone and then you will be prompted to put in the unique code into your phone (it is not 2121 as on older Land Rover models).

Happy pairing!
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