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I can't find anyone who has described this exact issue, so I thought it was worth sharing. When I first get in the car, I follow the process learned on here: foot on brake, press start, and then don't dare touch anything for at least 60 seconds or so, at which point I feel safe to touch the "agree" button. Then I slowly, and patiently, scroll through each of the screens in order to "buffer" the page, so to speak, and the delay is almost non-existent from that point forward. Then I turn the bluetooth on for my phone, and verify that it is connected. At this point I am good to go. The problem I notice, is that once I stop the car (foot on brake, push start button again), even if I don't get out, open the doors, or anything of that nature, once I push start again, the bluetooth will not connect. Well, it "shows" to be connected (the little phone thingy turns green) but if it rings, all I hear is the phone itself. Pushing "phone" on the steering wheel does nothing. The only way to get it back is to turn off the bluetooth on the phone, wait a few moments, and then turn it back on. It again works, but still, it's a hassle.
Sorry to be so long-winded, but the more explanation, the better, right? It could be covered in the upcoming 6.15, but hey, you never know.
 

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Richard Carnes said:
When I first get in the car, I follow the process learned on here: foot on brake, press start, and then don't dare touch anything for at least 60 seconds or so, at which point I feel safe to touch the "agree" button. Then I slowly, and patiently, scroll through each of the screens in order to "buffer" the page, so to speak, and the delay is almost non-existent from that point forward. Then I turn the bluetooth on for my phone, and verify that it is connected. At this point I am good to go. The problem I notice, is that once I stop the car (foot on brake, push start button again), even if I don't get out, open the doors, or anything of that nature, once I push start again, the bluetooth will not connect. Well, it "shows" to be connected (the little phone thingy turns green) but if it rings, all I hear is the phone itself. Pushing "phone" on the steering wheel does nothing. The only way to get it back is to turn off the bluetooth on the phone, wait a few moments, and then turn it back on. It again works, but still, it's a hassle.
Sorry to be so long-winded, but the more explanation, the better, right? It could be covered in the upcoming 6.15, but hey, you never know.
Richard: you may be going through too many steps. My process is to get into the car with the phone in my pocket and go through an abbreviated startup sequence of (1) waiting for the dash to power up and the car to play the "spa" notes, (2) foot on brake + Start button, (3) press Agree, and (4) select R or D and start driving. At some point in that sequence, the phone connects via BT to the car for both Hands-Free and music streaming. I think the BT connection takes place as soon as the car senses the presence of the fob and powers up, so having the phone powered and the BT active when you approach the car should take care of this.
 

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Fab - In most cases, you are probably correct, but I forgot to add that my BT phone stays connected to our house system whenever I am home (it works so well we're thinking about dropping our land line), so as I walk out to the car, I first disconnect my phone from the house system and then re-connect it once safely inside the confines of Ms. Karma. So...the problem is occuring away from the house, say the car wash, or stopping on the way down the hill to show off the car to a friend, etc. It simply does not re-connect on its own, and I have to go through the process of disconnect-reconnect.
Either way, it's a small problem, but a problem nonetheless.
 

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I have not encountered this problem at all. My iPhone 4 connects automatically every time I get in the car. In fact, the only thing I have noticed is that if I had the radio in satellite mode when I left the car, the radio doesn't always start playing music when I get back in. But, if I just select BT music and listen for a second and then select satellite, it starts to work immediately.
 

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As long as we are talking BT, I have noticed something else odd about the BT in may car which is, the BT sound quality gets worse when the ICE comes on. So if I am driving around in Stealth mode on battery, there are occasional pops and screeches when I am listening to streaming music but as soon as the range extender comes on, the pops and screeches increase in frequency and sometimes the streaming freezes up completely. Anyone else experienced this?
 

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Have you dealer make sure they did the ground modification which done at the Hybrid Control Module .And also make sure that the car has the updated ground rework depends when you took owner ship of the car early was had to be done at the dealer later ones down at the port .
If you open the hood and on the passenger side of the car firewall there is two ground wires that should have white paint on them if no white paint which is common the the bolts that hold the ground onto the firewall should have gold looking washers and stainless steel bolts .Also inside the car under the glove box you should see a ground strap going from the glove box to behind the kick panel hope this helps some
 

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Richard, I've had the same issues with the bluetooth. Sometimes it just seems to drop the connection and go to the phone instead of the car speakers. other times when I dial someone I'm waiting for the speakers to say something, meanwhile the person I called is yelling at my over my phone speaker. You're not alone.
 

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Have you dealer make sure they did the ground modification which done at the Hybrid Control Module .And also make sure that the car has the updated ground rework depends when you took owner ship of the car early was had to be done at the dealer later ones down at the port .
If you open the hood and on the passenger side of the car firewall there is two ground wires that should have white paint on them if no white paint which is common the the bolts that hold the ground onto the firewall should have gold looking washers and stainless steel bolts .Also inside the car under the glove box you should see a ground strap going from the glove box to behind the kick panel hope this helps some
Thanks. Will check.
 

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Richard Carnes said:
I can't find anyone who has described this exact issue, so I thought it was worth sharing. When I first get in the car, I follow the process learned on here: foot on brake, press start, and then don't dare touch anything for at least 60 seconds or so, at which point I feel safe to touch the "agree" button. Then I slowly, and patiently, scroll through each of the screens in order to "buffer" the page, so to speak, and the delay is almost non-existent from that point forward. Then I turn the bluetooth on for my phone, and verify that it is connected. At this point I am good to go. The problem I notice, is that once I stop the car (foot on brake, push start button again), even if I don't get out, open the doors, or anything of that nature, once I push start again, the bluetooth will not connect. Well, it "shows" to be connected (the little phone thingy turns green) but if it rings, all I hear is the phone itself. Pushing "phone" on the steering wheel does nothing. The only way to get it back is to turn off the bluetooth on the phone, wait a few moments, and then turn it back on. It again works, but still, it's a hassle.
Sorry to be so long-winded, but the more explanation, the better, right? It could be covered in the upcoming 6.15, but hey, you never know.
Can you tell me what phone you have?
 

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My phone is an HTC Thunderbolt using Verizon...
 

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My Samsung Galaxy S2 paired immediately and has not had a glitch. The phone, address book, and bluetooth audio have all worked perfectly so far.
 

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My phone is an HTC Thunderbolt using Verizon...
OK. I just tried this and it worked 10 times in a row. The screen is VERY slow to update so you may hear the phone ringing a bit before the system allows you to answer (that’s what happened to me). However it reconnected every time. You may need to check your phone setting under MENU-SETTINGS-WIRELSS & NETWORKS-BLUETOOTH SETTINGS. Touch and hold the FISKER device (under Bluetooth Devices) until an options window shows. Select OPTIONS... and make SURE that PHONE and MEDIA are checked (do this while the phone is NOT connected to anything). This is the AUTO CONNECT feature for your phone. I tested with the Thunderbolt (Verizon) Android version 2.3.4, software 2.11.605.9. Go to MENU-SETTINGS-ABOUT PHONE-SOFTWARE INFORMATION to check these. From the other postings here, this does sound like an isolated issue.
 
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