2010 Lexus RX350 and DroidX - a match not made in heaven
So, I got my new DroidX in August and in September got a new RX350 (yes, two new toys). I love the car, but finally got around to trying to pair the audio with it to listen to my 3,000 songs I have on the DroidX.
I got the Bluetooth phone set up and loved the hands-free, but, the audio is a different matter. After three or four tries - I was able to pair it but not connect it (even though the Droid said it was connected) - I gave up and called the dealer. In a matter of fact voice he said "oh, that phone is too new to work with that car, they have a different version of BT".
So, I am writing to see if anyone else has tried to use the Droid audio with a Lexus BT setup and if there is a workaround or something.
In the meantime, I am using my old BB as the media player through the Bluetooth. It works great, but I'd rather not lug one more device around.
- 11-12-2010, 06:12 PM #2
- 11-12-2010, 06:39 PM #3
- then use a USB sd/micro sd card adapter to play your tunes. Works nicely on my 2010 Toyota.
The car has a USB port, but I get an "Error 1" message when I try to play through it. I'm using my normal USB cable (that I'd use to connect to my computer) to plug into the DroidX and the USB port on the car. Are you saying I need an adapter too? Using an adapter would I have to pull the SD card from the phone each time?
- 11-15-2010, 08:19 AM #5
- 11-15-2010, 08:42 AM #6
But about the USB thing. Yes, if you had an adapter you'd have to unplug the USB card from the phone to plug into the USB adapter. Idle why someone would do that; someone enlighten me?
But in my mini I can't play music through the USB cable even if I try and mount it, but I'd rather just use my ancient iPod then unplug the sd card every time.
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- 11-15-2010, 09:14 AM #7
Pay attentionIf you're driving around in a 2010 Lexus, just be happy that the accelorator doesn't stick and/or your brakes work
Everything else is just gravy.
I've had Lexus cars for fifteen years (on my fourth) and continue to think they are by far the best cars in the world.
According to Lexus the DroidX is "just too new" so hopefully they will be able to update the firmware at some time in the future. In the meantime I am using my old BB Storm which has all my music and playing flawlessly through BT. It doesn't get me Slacker though, and I miss that.
- 11-15-2010, 11:39 AM #9
- 11-15-2010, 01:28 PM #10
Or, I use one of these adapters with another micro sd card so I don't have to plug/unplug my phone into the car to listen to tunes:
Amazon.com: Sandisk MobileMate Micro SD & M2 Reader (SDDR-121, Bulk Package): Electronics
Or one of these:
Amazon.com: USB2.0 Memory Card Reader Writer for MicroSD Micro SD T-Flash TF Card: Electronicsa little obsessive...
- 11-17-2010, 03:44 PM #11
- 11-17-2010, 05:40 PM #12
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