More states are enacting laws requiring drivers to use hands-free technology when talking on their phones. Being able to use your cell phone hands-free while driving allows you to keep your eyes on the road. Lexus began offering Bluetooth technology in its vehicles in 2003. Today, your car's Bluetooth feature is compatible with nearly every cell phone model, and it allows you access to many of its features, such as the address book, through the touch screen on your stereo/navigation system. Pairing a cell phone with your Lexus takes only a few minutes.
Make sure the Bluetooth feature is active on your phone and it is ready to pair with a new device. This is usually found under the "Settings" or "Network" menu on your phone.
Turn on your Lexus' stereo/navigation system and touch the "I" on the screen. This will take you to the information window.
Choose the telephone icon.
Touch "Settings" on the screen. Then choose "Bluetooth."
Touch "Register" on the screen. Your car's Bluetooth system will begin sending out a pairing signal that will be recognised by your phone.
Enter your vehicle's passkey. Check your owner's manual if you don't know the code for your Lexus. Once you provide the passkey, you will be able to use your phone hands-free while driving.
If this is the first phone you are pairing with your Lexus, your navigational system may immediately ask you if you want to pair a phone with your system, allowing you to skip Steps 4 and 5.
Tips and warnings
- If this is the first phone you are pairing with your Lexus, your navigational system may immediately ask you if you want to pair a phone with your system, allowing you to skip Steps 4 and 5.