How to Hook Up Bluetooth to Alpine Radio
By Andrew Todd
Bluetooth is a wireless communication protocol that allows devices to communicate wirelessly. Unlike many wireless items, one Bluetooth receiver can communicate with any Bluetooth device, eliminating the need for a separate wireless receiver for each device. Many Alpine stereos include a built-in Bluetooth receiver, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly using your Alpine head unit. When a call is received, its audio will played through your car speakers.
Press the button labeled "Sound/Setup" for approximately two seconds to open the Setup menu.
Turn the rotary knob until "INT Mute" is displayed, then press the "Play/Pause/Ent" button.
Turn the rotary knob to set the "INT Mute" to the "Off" setting, then press the "Mute" button to return to the previous screen.
Turn the rotary knob until "BT IN" is displayed on the screen, then press the "Play/Pause/Ent" button. Change this setting to "BT ADAPTER," then press the "Mute" button to return to the previous screen.
Turn the rotary knob until "Visible M" is displayed on the screen, then press the "Play/Pause/Ent" button. Change this setting to "VISI M ON," then press the "Mute" button to return to the previous screen.
Set your cell phone to "Pair" mode, using the instructions provided by the cell phone manufacturer. The Alpine unit will display the PIN code "0000" on the screen.
Enter the PIN code into the cell phone to complete the connection to the Alpine radio. The word "Connected" will be displayed on the radio display. The Bluetooth phone is now connected to the Alpine radio and ready to receive phone calls.
Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.