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    Default Phone Defaults to Handset, Not My Car's Bluetooth

    I have a problem: even when paired, calls initiated from my phone always default to the phone's speaker and not bluetooth. BT calls work fine if I initiate a call from the car's BT.

    When I dial from the phone, the phone's "speaker" icon flashes that it is connected to BT, but then switches to the handset as soon as the call is made. I can then press the "speaker" icon and switch over to BT... but that's a bit hairy when you are driving. I have an HTC EVO 4G LTE and a 2007 Acura TL. I've searched the forums and haven't seen a similar problem. How do I get the phone to default to the car's BT when making a call? Thanks!
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    Default Re: Phone Defaults to Handset, Not My Car's Bluetooth

    Have you tried the Acura forums? Maybe it's a car setting rather than phone.

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    Default Re: Phone Defaults to Handset, Not My Car's Bluetooth

    I am actually having that same problem, occasionally, with my bluetooth headset. Sometimes I will turn it on, pair and connect to it, press the button and say "call XXX at home", it will read it back, I say "OK", it will dial, and then switch to the speakerphone in the Evo! And it still SHOWS bluetooth. But I can press the button for handset, then press for bluetooth and it will redirect back to the bluetooth headset. Seems to happen about 20% of the time now.
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    Default Re: Phone Defaults to Handset, Not My Car's Bluetooth

    It's just the way the BT in that car works. I have an '06 TL and it behaves the same way.

    It's an early implementation of hands free BT and it doesn't interact as deeply with the phone as systems that are a little more modern. You'll find the same thing happens when you answer the phone from the handset and not the button on the wheel.

    I know it sucks because it's such a pain to store numbers into the system since you can't transfer contacts to it, but unfortunately there is no alternative.
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    Default Re: Phone Defaults to Handset, Not My Car's Bluetooth

    No it doesn't. I've got a 06 tl. I've had bb's, iPhones and now an s3 and they ALL connect automatically when i get into the car. I know on the bb's there was a setting that needed to be set. I'd suggest going to acurazine.com and ask there.


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    Default Re: Phone Defaults to Handset, Not My Car's Bluetooth

    Did just think of something although I don't think this is your problem. One thing about the tl and pairing. If you delete a phone you have to wait a couple of hours before you can pair the phone again. Don't know why, but I've had it happen to me several times.

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    Default Re: Phone Defaults to Handset, Not My Car's Bluetooth

    Quote Originally Posted by dmarcus48 View Post
    No it doesn't. I've got a 06 tl. I've had bb's, iPhones and now an s3 and they ALL connect automatically when i get into the car. I know on the bb's there was a setting that needed to be set. I'd suggest going to acurazine.com and ask there.


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    The phone connects just fine but if you make/answer calls from the handset the calls falls back to the phones speaker and still status connected to the cats BT. If you use the car's controls is fine.

    Try it.

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    Default Re: Phone Defaults to Handset, Not My Car's Bluetooth

    AH, yes you're right, if you answer or call from the handset it stays on the phone. The only solution for that is to push the bt button on the steering wheel and say "transfer", and then the BT system will have the call and work the way it should. Hope that helps. The transfer command actually works both ways, say you're talking on the bt and stop the car, if you push the button and say transfer, the control will go to the phone. Works both ways.

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