06-06-2009 10:30 PM
I have an Eclipse CD3200 car stereo which has build in Bluetooth support for handsfree calling and stereo audio streaming. This phone pairs with my stereo fine and I have been able to transfer my phonebook over to it (Although it takes a very long time with no progress meter or anything). The problem I have is that the connection seems to be unstable most of the time. The phone will connect and then disconnect, reconnect and then disconnect again. Sometimes it connects fine, but most of the time it does the connect/disconnect routine a few times and then stays connected. The really annoying part is that sometimes (read as a fair amount of the time) this connect/disconnect routine causes my phone to act like the battery was pulled and go through the boot up sequence again.
I don't recall having this much of an issue with my Pearl 8120 but it is pretty bad with my Curve 8900. I would think maybe a firmware update for the phone would correct this issue or it is an incompatibility with the car stereo. To the best of my knowledge there is no way to update the software on the car stereo so I am stuck hoping for a resolution with the phone itself.
My phone seems to pair and behave with most other bluetooth devices including a couple of different mono earpiece type headsets, a stereo behind the head set of headphones with media controls and a mic for use as a headset and data connections to my laptop.
With the big push to stay handsfree with mobile devices in vehicles I would really like to get this to work properly without the frequent resets.
I am with Rogets in Canada
Thanks for any help
06-30-2009 12:03 PM
Wow, sorry about the incredible delay here. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find much information on the topic. Given my own experiences with some BT headphones, though, and a couple basic principles, I think we can figure something out.
Most of the time, when I experience interference, there's some kind of reason that the BT signal can't get from phone to appliance, or vice-versa. One of the two devices thinks that the other has wandered out of comms range, and disconnects. Have you tried pairing the phone and stereo with the phone located in some place other than the dashboard holster? My theory here is that with the two devices that close, some quirk of antenna placement is screwing with proper reception.
Have you tried contacting the Eclipse's manufacturer?