Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows two or more devices to connect and transfer data. The name Bluetooth was coined by the Swedish inventor of wireless radio, Sven Mattisson. Originally, the goals for developing this technology were full-duplex point-to-point communication over short distances with low power requirements and secure links; eventually these aims expanded into higher capacity transmissions to share information between close personal computing devices such as cell phones, pagers, laptops and PDAs.
The Jeep Wrangler Bluetooth connection will typically have one audio or video device that is paired to the phone, such as a stereo headset for use when making a call. The other devices in this setup are used as remote controls over the cellular network; these are called “Auxiliary” connections. When connected to an Auxiliary unit, your cell phone can be controlled by using features on the auxiliary device without interrupting music playback through audio systems wired into that particular system.
However, sometimes there can be issues with sound coming from these sources such as no music playing over them or voices not being heard clearly on calls made while driving. Recently, Jeep Wrangler owners are often reporting such Bluetooth problems. This can be really frustrating, but don’t worry!
I’ve compiled a few of the most common problems with Jeep Wrangler Bluetooth and how to fix them.
Check your radio station presets – If you’re having trouble connecting but can find a free frequency on the radio, try manually adding that as another preset in order to connect. This will reset any corrupted settings and allow you to search for other available frequencies without breaking through encryption codes. It’s worth noting that this may not solve all issues if there is an antenna problem or signal interference from metal objects around it such as undercarriage bolts.
Check antenna connections – If there is a loose connection, it may be difficult or impossible for sound waves to transmit in and out of your device. Inspect all wires on both ends carefully (including any additional cables) to see if anything has come undone during installation or after an accident like driving over something with car wheels.
Reset head unit firmware – This fixes bugs that could have been caused by software glitches when installing new updates onto the Jeep Wrangler’s stereo system from time-to-time which often can impact Bluetooth connectivity as well as other radio functions such as programming channels and volume controls. It also resets things back to what was there before, but along with the knowledge of any changes you may have made in the meantime.
Re-pair device – If all else fails and there are no loose or damaged connections, try to re-pair your devices again by disconnecting one end (either phone from head unit) and starting over from step one. This will reset everything back to factory defaults which should make it easier for them both to find each other once they’re paired up again.
If none of these fixes work then you might want to bring your Jeep Wrangler into a specialist who can professionally diagnose the issue so that repairs can be fully carried out on time. In some cases, new equipment like antennas need replacing because they’ve been broken through an accident or by wear-and-tear.