Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Southern New Jersey, USA
Drives: 2010 Forte SX Corsa Blue
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What brand cellphone are you attempting to pair to the Forte? I ask only because I had to RETURN my Samsung Intensity back to Verizon after beating my head against the wall for 2 days. I tried every trick in the book to get it to pair up, but it never reliably happened. I went back to Verizon, and exchanged my Samsung Intensity for an LG Cosmos. The LG Cosmos pairs EVERY TIME, no problems. There apparently is something lacking in the implementation of Samsung's Bluetooth protocols.
One hint for EVERYONE: I discovered our cellphones will pair up LIGHTNING-FAST if you FIRST turn on the audio system and select something from AUX (i.e., the USB port while listening to an MP3 file). The Forte Bluetooth circuitry is co-located in the same module behind your dash that the USB port is. For some reason, this causes the Bluetooth circuitry to pair to a selected cellphone as fast as possible.
Also, you can get the "Bluetooth Girl" to go more quickly through the menu selections if you hit the right steering wheel button while she is still speaking (telling you about the many choices you have). This cuts her off, and fowards the process to the "BEEP" that proceeds your spoken choice. I find I can call people MUCH faster if I don't wait and wait and wait for her to get done yakking.
I hope this helps you.