09-15-2008 11:21 AM
09-15-2008 08:35 PM
No, that's not how it works! I don't have a Bold, but am looking into buying one but it must be compatible with my Passat premium bluetooth.
The bt kit is rSAP, remote access sim profile, which means that it doesn't actually use the bold to make calls, only interfaces with it to read the sim card. The car itself has a phone system somewhere inside. So, when you first connect your Bold to your bt kit, you will need to put in your PIN code for your SIM card. If you haven't set a PIN and it still prompts you, just try pressing ok on your steering wheel without typing anything.
The system will then, if the Bold is fully compatible with the Passat bt kit, interface with the Bold to download the phonebook to the car's memory. This happens every time you reconnect your phone to the bt kit to catch any new entries or updates to your phonebook. This is the compatibility issue that VW say might take until 2010 to resolve or whatever. As long as the phone supports rSAP, you should get basic calls/texts through your bt kit.
Let me know how it goes please!
09-16-2008 04:58 AM
thanks. I know how the system works having had the car for a year now, but the issue is with the Bold. It doesn't ask for a PIN number, instead it hangs on trying to connect and initialise.
Incidentally, none of my phones which have worked perfectly have ever auto sync'd the phonebook etc.
09-19-2008 02:29 PM
09-27-2008 04:05 AM
to resurrect this thread ...
still no joy with my Bold and the Passat. The telephone kit is the 07 model, so I get the arm-rest cradle thing, so perhaps it works differently to the current model?
I tried again last night, and this time the two devices wouldn't even find each other. Eventually the Bold would say "unable to connect to VW Premium Telephone" whereas the Passat wouldn't even find the Bold.
It has almost gone a backwards step, as previously it would allow my to establish the pairing, but not go past "connecting and intialising" stage.
It is so frustrating, particuarily as I have a 335d for a couple of weeks, and it connected first time with no problems.
09-29-2008 02:57 AM
Well, it all started working for me, on doing this (see my post above)
* On Bold: Answer question whether to search for devices or listen for searching devices LISTEN
Recheck my post and it should work.
Regarding the number of numbers for the pin: I just chose my sim card pin, whether this made sense or not (it had 4 numbers). I do not know if it is needed. I even turned off the pin on my sim in the bb now...
10-07-2008 06:25 PM
Got the passat back today, and guess what ... no joy again. It just keeps on saying connecting and then iniatalising. Frustrating ...
I still don't get a request for sim card PIN, and haven't for any of the four devices that I have had connected to it previously.
11-21-2008 09:08 AM
to ressurect again ... I updated the OS on the Bold so thought that I would have another bash.
It sees the Bold, and after putting the 16 digit code into the phone, the Bold says that it is connected, but the car says "initialising" then "connecting" then it goes back to saying that there is no phone to connect.
I have tried with Pin code activated and without, same answer.
Very, very, very annoying.
07-06-2009 11:36 AM
I have a UK, VW Passat CC (08)
For about a week i have been trying to pair my new BlackBerry Bold (v18.104.22.168) with the premium carkit. I had the exact same problem as 'crox'. After playing about with some of the settings etc. i managed to get it to work, and it works well.
On the Bold:
In 'manage connections' then 'bluetooth options' turn bluetooth on, then select 'listen'.
Once the device "VW UHV PREM" appears under 'bluetooth options' press the 'balckberry' button, then 'device properties'.
I then, disabled encryption, and then 'menu' - 'refresh service list'.
Then, on the car i selected 'connect' and it then worked absolutely fine.
I have my Nokia E90 and now my Blackberry Bold both working on the carkit seperately. (shame they dont pair at the same time)
I hope this helps?