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goducks10 wrote:

Okay Googled around and found this.

1. Sit in driver seat, doors closed, vehicle off.
2. Foot off the break, press start/stop button once to place vehicle in ACC mode.
3. Press the start/stop button twice to turn off vehicle.
4. Hold the Voice Recognition and Green Phone buttons on the steering wheel for 30 seconds, then let go.
5. Open the driver door for 30 seconds, or until the dash display cluster turns off - whichever comes first, then close the door.
6. Hold down the break pedal, and press the start/stop button to start the vehicle normally.

After I did step 6, my Uconnect system quickly flashed through several screens including what looked like a dial pad and the text "enter anti-theft code" (?). It still started in FM radio, but when I pressed the Media icon, it immediately went to Bluetooth (whereas in the past, I would have to hit the down arrow then select Bluetooth). I restarted the vehicle normally again, and this time it went straight to Bluetooth.

Let me know if you have any questions, or you can call Uconnect General Support here: https://www.driveuconnect.com/contact-us.html

They asked for the last 8 characters of my VIN and had me verify my name, address, and phone number (which I assume they got through RAM). Edit: The second guy asked for my address and email, then asked if I wanted to add my phone number, so I guess they weren't for verification, but to add to their records.


Sounds like a sobriety test


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FishOnOne wrote:

goducks10 wrote:

Okay Googled around and found this.

1. Sit in driver seat, doors closed, vehicle off.
2. Foot off the break, press start/stop button once to place vehicle in ACC mode.
3. Press the start/stop button twice to turn off vehicle.
4. Hold the Voice Recognition and Green Phone buttons on the steering wheel for 30 seconds, then let go.
5. Open the driver door for 30 seconds, or until the dash display cluster turns off - whichever comes first, then close the door.
6. Hold down the break pedal, and press the start/stop button to start the vehicle normally.

After I did step 6, my Uconnect system quickly flashed through several screens including what looked like a dial pad and the text "enter anti-theft code" (?). It still started in FM radio, but when I pressed the Media icon, it immediately went to Bluetooth (whereas in the past, I would have to hit the down arrow then select Bluetooth). I restarted the vehicle normally again, and this time it went straight to Bluetooth.

Let me know if you have any questions, or you can call Uconnect General Support here: https://www.driveuconnect.com/contact-us.html

They asked for the last 8 characters of my VIN and had me verify my name, address, and phone number (which I assume they got through RAM). Edit: The second guy asked for my address and email, then asked if I wanted to add my phone number, so I guess they weren't for verification, but to add to their records.


Sounds like a sobriety test


Or a reason to drink. Chicken or the egg scenario. [emoticon]

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GordonThree wrote:

Me Again wrote:

Have you had it on the phone and pushed the seat memory button, to remember "your" personal settings, for seat, mirrors, HVAC, and radio etc?


No memory button.


No memory seats for which fob opened the door? What trim level?

* This post was edited 10/17/20 03:05pm by Me Again *


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can't find the "break" pedal [emoticon]


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Learjet wrote:

can't find the "break" pedal [emoticon]


The "baker" fell in the "kebar"! Or was it the "kebar" flooded the "baker"?

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Match Brake, Break, Baker and Kebar to the right pictures.

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mich800 wrote:

What type of phone? That version should use wireless Carplay. Not sure about the Android auto function. Then you can just hit the Carplay icon instead of media.


I think wireless was introduced in more upscale models. I can do wired android auto, and the radio will default to that. I don't use it for quick drives to avoid wear and tear on the expensive to replace phone connector.


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Goducks ... Tried your steps, but must have missed something. While doing the voice command + green phone button all it did was complain about not understanding.


After that having the door open until the dash turned off, then closing and starting the engine, radio still defaulting to XM, and still not connecting to BT with the media button.

Will try again when it's not pouring out. Kinda thinking I have a defective head unit.

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Put the truck in run without starting it. Push and hold the centers of the two radio buttons, until it starts a reboot. See if that changes things.

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* This post was edited 10/18/20 01:30pm by Me Again *

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