Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Drives: 09 Rondo EX 7 seater 4 cyl
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I've had a 09 EX premium 7 seater for 3 weeks now and paired the bluetooth with my phone today for the first time. I was a bit annoyed at first b/c the manual that came with the car had no info on bluetooth, and in fact the radio photos and diagrams in the manual look a little different than the radio in the car (which is the original as far as I can tell. We bought the Rondo 2-months used from a non-Kia dealer and love it, so far).
Although the bluetooth symbol kept lighting up, it wouldn't pair UNTIL I held the pairing button down for a few seconds. Tapping it like other radio buttons does not work (e.g., changing to CD or aux). Once I held it down it looked for something to pair. Then, I went to the bluetooth settings in the phone, added the recently discovered Rondo, and presto it worked. Kinda nifty. The Rondo display even shows the battery charge on the phone and the reception. Maybe this is standard to most people, but we only buy a car every 10 years and found such advancements pretty cool.
First post, by the way, after reading over everybody's shoulders in the weeks prior to buying the car. These forums are also a huge advancement in the past 10 years and really changed the car buying experience!