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Bluetooth issue between Samsung Galaxy S4 and Mercedes

So I got a nice sleek Samsung Galaxy S4 which is awesome! The Verizon store salesman tried to sell me on an iPhone but after I told him no thanks three times he finally let me see the Android options. I have nothing against the iPhone but just like the flexibility and options the Android gives me, plus even the sales guy admits the Galaxy is much faster than the iPhone.

But I digress… where was I? Oh, right — so the phone is AWESOME! Until I tried to pair the sonofabitch to my car, which is only 3 years old but could not do the pairing properly.

I would get the car to “see” the phone, and would enter in the PIN on the car, and the phone would pop-up and ask for the PIN, and the phone would say “paired”, but the car would eventually timeout and say it could not pair.

I tried all kinds of 4 digits PINs to see if that would make a difference, restarted the phone, removed the bluetooth entries and tried from scratch, but to no avail.

Finally I tried a single digit PIN and IT WORKED

So there you go, hope that helps someone, and now my new phone is back to AWESOME


4 Responses to “Bluetooth issue between Samsung Galaxy S4 and Mercedes”

  • Ash says:

    Hi Doug,

    My uncle had the similar issue with Samsung Galaxy S4 pairing to his Mercedes.
    His S3 had no issues pairing with Merc. The S4 gets recognised by Merc and the 6 digit code pops up automatically on both S4 & Merc, but when clicked Yes or OK it shows authorisation failed.

    Can you please suggest how to create the 1 digit passcode? At the moment the 6 digit code is automatically gets generated.


  • doug says:

    Well in my case, my car prompted me to enter a pin, so it let me put in a 1 digit pin… sorry but in my case I did not have it automatically generate one.

  • Anonymous says:

    Try putting 6x 0. Eg. 000000

  • Han says:

    I had the same probleme with the Galaxy S4 en my Mercedes C 220 CDI. I tried the code 000000 (6×0) and it worked ! Thanks. Greets form Holland.

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