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Old 08-16-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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Pioneer AVIC Z140BH Bluetooth issue with iPhone 4s

We just recently installed this unit and I'm having issues connecting my iPhone. It pairs through the registration process just fine, shows my iPhone there and shows it paired on my iPhone. However, when I go to play something like Pandora, it says that it is now disconnected, I hit connect and it shows the same message. I have "forgot" and repaired plenty of times. I cannot stream audio either. Has anyone else had this issue?
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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I couldnt understand exactly from the post what you were trying, but you cannot use the Pandora app on the radio over bluetooth. The phone has to be connected to the special pioneer iphone cable. As far as streaming audio, once on the bluetooth audio screen on the radio, I almost always have to press the connect button (or link I guess you could call it) on the right hand side near the album art space, and thats even when the phone was already connected.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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I couldnt understand exactly from the post what you were trying, but you cannot use the Pandora app on the radio over bluetooth. The phone has to be connected to the special pioneer iphone cable. As far as streaming audio, once on the bluetooth audio screen on the radio, I almost always have to press the connect button (or link I guess you could call it) on the right hand side near the album art space, and thats even when the phone was already connected.
Hmm, that's interesting you mention that. With "App Mode" set to "Wired" and not having the iPhone plugged in with the special cable, just the appropriate sources show up (no Pandora, no Aha). When plugged in, those "apps" show up and work just fine. When "App Mode" is set to Bluetooth, those same apps show up as well. However, when selecting them, I am given a message saying it's been disconnected and to hit connect again, which fails. I've been able to use the "BT Audio" source but with a rough workaround (basically having to hit connect on the radio and connect on the iPhone at the same time).

I just think it's odd that Pandora would show up there with an option to "connect" via BT if there was no support for Pandora over BT.

You can play Pandora on the iPhone and have it come through the BT Audio source, and it shows artist info, but you can't control the tracks or station through the radio it seems, only through the iPhone.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
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^^^ ya you can stream any audio your phone is playing through the bluetooth, but for full control of pandora on screen it needs to be done with the cable. If youre concerned with sound quality, plugging in your source vs. just streaming over bluetooth is vastly superior, I really cant stand to listen over bluetooth now that I know how good it sounds when connected with the line level input.


edit: forgot to ask, where did you put your cable? I routed mine back into the center console and made a foam holder for my iphone so it was easier to connect/disconnect everytime I get in the car vs. having it in the glovebox... any better ideas? I'll post a picture later if my description sucked.
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^^^ ya you can stream any audio your phone is playing through the bluetooth, but for full control of pandora on screen it needs to be done with the cable. If youre concerned with sound quality, plugging in your source vs. just streaming over bluetooth is vastly superior, I really cant stand to listen over bluetooth now that I know how good it sounds when connected with the line level input.


edit: forgot to ask, where did you put your cable? I routed mine back into the center console and made a foam holder for my iphone so it was easier to connect/disconnect everytime I get in the car vs. having it in the glovebox... any better ideas? I'll post a picture later if my description sucked.
Haven't routed it yet, but was intending on doing the same thing back to the center console. I have the convenience and connectivity kit, so we'll be taking out the existing USB cable and replacing it with the new one from Pioneer. I was just thinking about some sort of docking solution for the iPhone as opposed to leaving the cable loose, but haven't gotten to that bridge yet.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:49 PM   #6
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of course everyone says this, but this really does look better in person. the blacks match up nicely and it looks pretty good. crappy pictures in my garage. I had to take the pictures with my iphone, so I used an ipod classic in place to show where it sits.


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Old 08-18-2012, 04:28 AM   #7
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I generally prefer a more subtle look. You have the right idea, I just want to keep mine concealed for the most part, it'll keep me off my phone while I'm driving and keep the car looking "clean."

Since you have same model year and trim, what else have you done with your 1LT?
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:19 PM   #8
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I have the same radio and the same problem. I have my apps set to Bluetooth and when u try to connect to pandora is says the Bluetooth is disconnected. I don't understand why it would give you the option to Bluetooth apps (pandora, aha) and it not work. But It works thru Bluetooth audio, just can't access the stations from the radio. Only switch to the next song. Besides that, I like the radio
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