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I just read your pdf with interest, confused by a conversation earlier today with a local Jag dealer who stated that there was no bluetooth capability for my '03 XKR, yet your document suggests 2003>2006. I have taken the center console/armrest top off and see at the bottom center of the pix there is a unused yellow connector that presumeably allows said hookup but I am unclear as to what part number I should order for this adaptation?
Jaguar have never been entirely at ease with new technology and generally lagged behind other manufacturers in adopting. When they finally adopt, it tends to be already outdated.
Bluetooth is an example of this and their installation is barely adequate. It was offered with the introduction of the 4.2 in the UK but appears to be a rarely requested option. The reason for this is probably the small number of compatible phones and the unreasonable additional cost from Jaguar.
I can find references to earlier fixed Motorola installations being made available later for the US market but no similar information for Bluetooth. However, I've no doubt the dealer is correct and it was made available later than 2003 in the US.
The yellow connector in your pic is for the telephone but is likely to be for the earlier fixed type. Confusingly the same connector is used in both. Here is my 2001 which had been butchered by the PO for an aftermarket phone install. (I tidied this up and fitted Parrot CK3100):
And this is my 2005 with Bluetooth fitted:
The same yellow phone connector is used in both vehicles.
If my present XKR hadn't had Bluetooth, I definitely wouldn't have considered retro fitting the Jaguar equipment. I had removed the CK3100 from my earlier XK8 ready to fit to the 2005 before I found it had Bluetooth.
Jaguar Bluetooth pairs with a restricted, and largely outdated range of phones but the biggest downside is it can only be paired with one phone. If you have more than one phone, it can't be setup to pair with whichever one it finds - you have to go through the whole pairing process each time.
The yellow connector can be used to connect better aftermarket Bluetooth than the Jaguar system.
I just became the proud owner of a 2005 xk8. It has a Motorola T605 Bluetooth. Been reading all the posts regarding the challenges getting the T605 to pair with your cell. I have an iPhone 4. I don't have any problems pairing the phone or with dialing out from the T605 or from the steering wheel. My problem is making contact. Specifically hearing the caller or them hearing me.
When I place the call, my radio volume doesn't lower, the called party hears my radio but not me. On my end, I hear no one (either from my phone or from the car).
Can anyone assist?
J Stephen Dallas, TX
2005 XK8 4.2 Convertible
“You only live once, but if you do it right…. once is enough.”
I read through your PDF. The first time through every thing seemed to be working. The head unit went through each step. When I tried to enter the first number I hesitated and double checked the number again. When I looked back at the head unit the screen was blank and I couldn't go any further. Now every time I try to redo the procedure the screen goes blank after the "No phone". I've tried everything but can't proceed any further. How do I reset the head unit to try the procedure again?
I looked, and no, my car does not have the Jaguar phone installed. Is there anything that I can do that would not be too difficult or for that matter, very expensive? Thanks for your help, I deeply appreciate it.