How to Hook a Bluetooth Audio Phone Up to a Car

By Jay Darrington

Many states and countries have enacted laws that prohibit people from using their cell phones while they drive, under penalty of a ticket. However, these states prohibit only use of a cell phone headset. Hence, people have turned to setting up car systems with Bluetooth technology, either as a separate speakerphone or as part of a car computer system.

Things You'll Need

  • Car with Bluetooth-capable radio or computer

Step 1

Turn on the car, then activate the radio or computer with Bluetooth in the car.

Step 2

Turn on Bluetooth for your phone and have it search for devices. Refer to your phone's owner manual for specific instructions on how to do this.

Step 3

Go to the Bluetooth option of your car's menu and select the option to search for devices. The car system should appear on the phone. Click on it.

Step 4

Enter the four-digit code provided by either the phone or the car. In some cases, you will have to enter "0000" or create your own four-digit code.

Step 5

Select the option to create a "Trusted Connection" to ensure you don't have to enter the code again.

Tips & Warnings

  • Never attempt to hook up a Bluetooth device while driving.