Is there a way to reboot bluetooth without turning car off?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by vForVictory, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. vForVictory

    vForVictory Junior Member

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    About 10%-20% of the time, bluetooth on our prius v 2012 does not work well (or at all) after the car starts. Sometimes a song from the iPhone is endlessly loading. Sometimes a song loads but the it stays frozen on the Prius screen, not actually playing.

    If I turn the car off and then back on again, the problem is usually solved and the music starts playing in about 20-30 seconds.

    Is there a way to force that same bluetooth reset without having to turn the car off, and then back on?
     
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    cnc97 Senior Member

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    I had an issue last night with my phone not being recognized in the car. Even though on the display it showed my phone was connected. I deleted the connection profile from my phone and my car, and re-linked them. So far so good. It’s just strange that it occurred the same day as the hybrid system software update, but oh well.
     
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    Try pressing the left (I don't remember) button for a few seconds
     
  4. vForVictory

    vForVictory Junior Member

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    Which button do you mean? The Prius power button? If I hold it for a few seconds, doesn't that turn the car off?

    Or do you mean some other button?

    Occasionally, if I turn the radio button off, then back on, it causes the blue tooth to connect but that is not nearly as reliable as turning the car off then back on with the power button.
     
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    Is the interior of your Prius like the image attached? Prius.jpeg

    Something similar happens to me with the bluetooth connection: after the restart the connection is ok
     
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    vForVictory Junior Member

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    Ok that looks like the button that turns audio system on/off. I've never tried holding it for several seconds before. Will try that next time Bluetooth is failing and report back if it works (or doesn't).
     
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