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When will Tacoma get bluetooth connectivity?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by foampile, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Jun 4, 2015 at 1:16 PM
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    foampile

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    I looked up a list of vehicles that come with bluetooth and 2015 Tacoma isn't listed. Correct me if wrong, I wouldn't know as my truck is 2007.

    Does anybody know if Toyota plans to incorporate this beautiful technology into the Tacoma (and other models) so that we can integrate the truck with the smartphone and do all kinds of cool controls beyond listening to music, e.g. use mileage tracking apps, OBDII etc?
     
  2. Jun 4, 2015 at 1:23 PM
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    Not sure what year they first added it, but my 2014 Tacoma has Bluetooth
     
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  3. Jun 4, 2015 at 1:25 PM
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    Can you get OBDII codes via Bluetooth? Does it have that functionality incorporated?
     
  4. Jun 4, 2015 at 1:27 PM
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    My 2015 has bluetooth... Idk what OBDII codes are though
     
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    Not as far as I know.

    I've only ever used Bluetooth for streaming music from my phone, Google Nav from my phone, and making phone calls
     
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    My 2012 has factory bluetooth
     
  7. Jun 4, 2015 at 1:30 PM
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    Most of them have factory bluetooth for calling/streaming music for 2012+. It doesnt have OBDII. You can buy a BT sensor.
     
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    See, I think that's really lame because there obviously is a display on the truck to output that data. What would it take to incorporate OBDII reading in the truck vs having to have an external piece of hardware that needs to be plugged in?
     
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    It's needed if your Check Engine light comes on. You need to plug an external piece of hardware to read the codes, which I think is PIA and redundant in this day and age of information.
     
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    My 2012 has factory Bluetooth.
     
  13. Jun 4, 2015 at 1:39 PM
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    No, it's just that the world of technology is moving in the direction of minimizing peripheral hardware in favor of smartphone apps or devices that are built into other devices. I actually don't like having to store extra items (like my OBDII reader), it takes storage space. It also takes batteries. Just like you can throw away handheld calculators now that you have a smartphone.
     
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    Beside if auto manufacturers were to give out that info why would they bother doing it through Bluetooth. All they would have to do is display in in the gauge cluster or navigation screen. The logic behind OBDII Bluetooth from the factory is dumb.
     
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    There are no batteries in the $20 Elm bluetooth for OBDII codes, the plug powers the device, the app is on the fon. Big deal, you got code reader, and basically a scan guage for all kinds of crap in the torque app. As far as Bluetooth for phone/music, get a rostra bluetooth setup that plugs into your radio harness and has mic and button to run it for the dash. No big deal and those work just great for $150. Dealer will assrape for a coupla grand for those features. You don't have to depend on the factory to have what you want.
     
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    Most people wouldn't know what to do with a code anyway, and many shouldn't. Quite often, faults can be misleading and without proper troubleshooting, people would start swapping parts and never fix the issue, then complain. For instance, do what understand what "duty cycle" is? If you don't, that is why your vehicle shouldn't display all OBD II codes.
     
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    FYI..... my 2013 has bluetooth calling and audio with the stock etune radio.

    I also spent all of 8 whole dollars for an OBD to bluetooth adaptor to use with my android phone and torque pro app for codes / data logging.
     
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    anything that makes it easier to read than having to buy an extra device, put batteries in it, and plug it in.
     
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