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Hi There,
How do I get my new Verizon Motorola 815 to connect to the Prius setup? I couldn't seem to find the page in the manual nor anything on this list. I have a 2004 package 9 Prius. Thanks in advance for any help!
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Look carefully through the booklet, you should be able to get the phone to connect, but you will never be able to do anything else, like up load the phone book. Your friends at Verizon don't want you to do that, it is not in their business plan. Sorry.
 

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fridapaz said:
Hi There,
How do I get my new Verizon Motorola 815 to connect to the Prius setup? I couldn't seem to find the page in the manual nor anything on this list. I have a 2004 package 9 Prius. Thanks in advance for any help!
Frida :D :?:
Fridapaz,

Assuming 2004 works similar to my 2006 the following might work. I have not tried an E815 myself, yet. Please write back, let us know how it worked for you!
  • 1) Make sure your E815 is on and Bluetooth is enabled
    2) Press the INFO switch on your multi-function display (MFD)
    3) Touch TELEPHONE the SETTINGS then BLUETOOTH
    4) Bluetooth settings are displayed, including a "passkey" which you should change if it is the default "1111" or "0000" value
    5) Touch CHANGE next to passkey
    6) Input a 4 to 8 digit number, like a birthday or something. To discourge eavesdropping, make it a full 8 digits and also change the car's "device name". See my post of 4/7 (below) for details.
    7) Touch OK/return icon
    8) The Bluetooth settings are shown again, with new passkey, and notice the device name, which defaults to "HANDS FREE" on my 2006
    9) Touch REGISTER
    10) A device name and passkey are shown and "connecting"
    11) Get into the E185 Bluetooth "setup" and look for something like "hands-free setup". It will take a few seconds to go through the discovery process
    12) A "HANDS FREE" (name from earlier step) will show, select it
    13) Enter the passkey you set up in an earlier step and press OK or whatever
    14) The MFD will almost immedately say "Bluetooth connection successful" and you can try to make calls
    15) See if you can figure out how to upload your phone book to the Prius. I would very much like to hear how that works for you.
If this doesn't work please let me know the specific error message you saw. If it works for you I'll get an E815 myself.

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After reading this I changed my password from 1111 but since it is displayed for anyone to see, why change it? What security does it provide if anyone (at least anyone with a prius understanding....) can pull it up and see it? Just wondering.....

I had no problem "hooking up" my motorola V555 (Centenial). Works great but as you alude, I couldn't download my address book. Had to enter the important ones individually (pain). But once entered works great.
 

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Bluetooth eavesdropping

gsweet2001 said:
...I changed my password from 1111 but since it is displayed for anyone to see, why change it? What security does it provide if anyone...
Glad you asked!

I'm computer system administrator with decades of experience, and in our line of work we always change passwords from default values because we know that sooner or later, would-be intruder or virus will try to get in with the default password.

According to some items I have read, it is possible for people to eavesdrop on Bluetooth conversations in cars. This is done by guessing the passcode, and first good guess is the common defaults (0000, 1111, and 1234). This is accomplished using a BT equipped laptop and has a range of 300 feet (or 1 mile with a special antenna).

I regret that I did not suggest a full 8-dight passcode and changing the Prius device name to improve security in my earlier post (I will try to edit if I can).

If you wish to read more about this, here is what I found:

http://www.bookofjoe.com/2005/08/httpwwwnytimesc.html - Blog item describing cat BT eavesdropping scenarios and software

http://trifinite.org - Has "Car Whisper" eavesdropping software and other Bluetooth security hacking/auditing/tools

Here is a description of a BT virus from F-Secure. The virus is now common in Spain according to this blog.

If I was just slighlty more paranoid I wouldn't use Bluetooth--but I'm also a gadget junkie.

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Our "friends" at Verizon have turned off OBEX (Object exchange) off in their bluetooth phones to prevent us from downloading pictures - it also prevents downloading or exchanging phonebook contents.

If you do a search on E815 seems, you will find a wealth of info on how to turn OBEX back on. I haven't tried it yet. It requires a fairly high level of technical knowledge, a USB cable to connect the phone to your computer, and downloading some fairly esoteric software. If anybody tries it and it works, I would like to know.

Alternatively, you can Buy a Nokia phone at Circuit City ( I think the model No. is 6656) that Verizon somehow missed and has OBEX active.

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Hello All,

I just bought a toyota prius 2008 model from Japan and yes it has japanese language which I figure it out can't be change to english, however I was hoping to connect my android phone with my car via bluetooth. after few attempt I failed. every time I try, the phone found the bluetooth of the car but when I click to pair - a pop message come up on my phone screen saying 'bluetooth pairing failed'
Note - there are no old phone history I have erase previous phone from the dashboard.
Now, I am not sure this is happen the car dashboard has Japanese language in it and my phone on english ?? or there anything missed.

All the prius owner, your advise will highly appreciate !!
 
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