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Bluetooth connection keeps dropping out
I have a 2012 RAV4 base and the bluetooth connection to my cellphone keeps dropping out. I have paired my phone with the radio and it works well when it is connected, but it randomly looses the connection. The bluetooth indicator on the radio (little antenna with signal strength bars) shows 3 bars when it first connects and then gradually and randomly looses bars until it eventually says that the phone connection is lost. Then after a random amount of time it says the phone is connected. This keeps happening and is very annoying. I don't know if its my cellphone or the radio, so I did a test.
I have a Garmin Nuvi with bluetooth, so I turned off the radio bluetooth and paired my phone with the Garmin. Everything seemed to work fine. I went to the store, but when I returned from shopping upon starting the car the Garmin said it couldn't find the phone.
This makes me think that perhaps the problem is with my phone. My final test will be to find someone else with a cellphone and try to pair it with my radio. I guess this will tell me where the problem lies.
I had the Garmin turned off when testing the radio to avoid possible interference.
Last edited by donreeder; 11-30-2012 at 02:35 PM.
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