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How do I connect media button to android without passkey?

Asked: Oct 06 2020 | 9:48 am EDT 446 Views 16 Answers View Best Answer

I recently bought a media button (has 5 buttons on it) to connect to my android head unit. However, I am unable to connect it to the head unit as it keeps timing out and says “Couldn’t pair because of an incorrect PIN or passkey”. It connects fine with my phone without a need to enter any key. Is there anyway to get round this?


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Oct 06 2020 | 2:14 pm EDT bluehost469

Might want try get in contact with that seller and see if they can help
Will do, thanks for all your help anyway

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Oct 06 2020 | 10:22 am EDT mustang7757

This is the link to it on ebay: https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=0CB-9VA_
The head unit is a standard android 8.1 system but it just seems to always want a passkey for any bluetooth device that connects to it.
Hi, welcome to AC !

It says in description it supports that android version , I'm not sure why it's asking for passkey, can you enter it anywhere in the device ? How do I connect media button to android without passkey?-screenshot_20201006-102113_chrome.jpeg

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Oct 06 2020 | 10:24 am EDT bluehost469

No I can't as it's literally only 5 buttons. I've set the head unit key to 0000 incase it can connect automatically but I'm unable to remove the passkey altogether.

56,806
Oct 06 2020 | 10:26 am EDT mustang7757

No I can't as it's literally only 5 buttons. I've set the head unit key to 0000 incase it can connect automatically but I'm unable to remove the passkey altogether.
Can you reset the head unit with a button?

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Oct 06 2020 | 10:29 am EDT bluehost469

I'm not sure, do you think it'll let me connect after a reset?

56,806
Oct 06 2020 | 10:30 am EDT mustang7757

I'm not sure, do you think it'll let me connect after a reset?
Worth a try , and you trying to connect to the bluetooth of the head unit correct?

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Oct 06 2020 | 10:52 am EDT bluehost469

Worth a try , and you trying to connect to the bluetooth of the head unit correct?
Yeah I am, and I just managed to change a setting of the head unit to allow for “auto pair” instead of “Password Pair”. This got me passed the incorrect key stage but now its just stuck on “connecting”.

56,806
Oct 06 2020 | 10:55 am EDT mustang7757

Yeah I am, and I just managed to change a setting of the head unit to allow for “auto pair” instead of “Password Pair”. This got me passed the incorrect key stage but now its just stuck on “connecting”.
Can you clear bluetooth devices on head unit?

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Oct 06 2020 | 11:03 am EDT bluehost469

Can you clear bluetooth devices on head unit?
Yeah I’ve just deleted the cache and data but to no avail. It’s still stuck on connecting

56,806
Oct 06 2020 | 11:08 am EDT mustang7757

Yeah I’ve just deleted the cache and data but to no avail. It’s still stuck on connecting
Can you power off the device the power back on?

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Oct 06 2020 | 11:10 am EDT bluehost469

Can you power off the device the power back on?
Yeah I’ve restarted it a few times. Tried turning bluetooth off, restarting and turning back on too but still having the same problem.

56,806
Oct 06 2020 | 11:25 am EDT mustang7757

Yeah I’ve restarted it a few times. Tried turning bluetooth off, restarting and turning back on too but still having the same problem.
Might want try get in contact with that seller and see if they can help

56,806
Oct 06 2020 | 2:37 pm EDT mustang7757

Will do, thanks for all your help anyway
Your welcome, hope you get it sorted out !

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Oct 06 2020 | 7:11 pm EDT Rukbat

The passkey you're being asked for is the media button passkey. Try none, or 0000 on the head unit. If not, you'll have to ask the seller or the manufacturer (sellers usually don't know these things - many don't even know what a passkey is).