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| | kenwood/garmi bluetooth pairing issue
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hi. i have an at&t blackberry bold 9900 with latest at&t okayed operationg system, 7.1 Bundle 2435 )v184.108.40.2062, Platform 220.127.116.112)
in my 2008 toyota corolla, i have a kenwood/garmin DNX6190HD car stero etc. head unit. the bluetooth pairing is flawless and my blackberry speakerphone function works perfectly immediately after starting car and radio powering up
in my 2000 ford mustang, i recently replaced a stolen stereo head unit with a newer kenwood DNX890HD. i couldn't pair my bold 9900 with the newer kenwood's bluetooth at all until i took an over air update to the operating system shown in first paragraph above. after thus updating the bold 9900's operating system, i got some functionality, which has now sorted out to this consistent (and somewhat irritating) pattern. when i start the mustang (and kenwood powers up), the bluetooth will successfully connect, and then i'll get a message that the connection failed, and then i'll see a black screen on the bold 9900 with what look like two computers talking to each other. this cycle repeats one or two more times and then finally i get a good bluetooth connection indicated on the bold 9900 and can make speakerphone calls
the irritating things about this include 2 to 3 minutes after starting up without ability to use the bold 9900 through the bluetooth system with the car stero speakers. also, i've noticed the new kenwood sometimes seems challenged (eg, changing channels, volume, etc.) while the succeed/fail bluetooth stuff is sorting out over several minutes each start cycle.
sorry this went kind of long. i've done some searching but failed finding any fix, and my (i think very capable) car electronics guy can't think what the problem could be if it's not a bold 9900 OS update issue. (his i-phone pairs immediately and perfectly with my new kenwood...)
anyone have any ideas for a direction i might go? the old mustang has sentimental value (and is fun to drive), the new kenwood is part of some otherwise nice audio equipment, and so i'd really like to figure out this new bluetooth pairing issue and resolve if it's possible! thx