Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-12-2014, 10:36 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
2012 Interstate Coach
Hillsboro , Ohio
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 6
Kenwood DNX7180 Bluetooth phone issue

Hi all,
New to forum & have learned a lot reading old threads. Thanks for all your posts! I've had my 2012 Interstate for 1 1/2 yrs and haven't had any luck resolving poor outgoing phone quality. People who I call complain of a lot of road noise unable to hear me well. Ultimately I resort to "hands-not free" mode, which I don't want to do; I just pull over when I need to make calls. I've picked every setting that would effect my calls, without any success. All other Bluetooth functions, and quality of callers' voice fine. AS dealer doesn't have a clue. Previous owner traded it in, owning it less than a year - not one other issue except this. Does anyone know where microphone is located & possible issues with them? I've yet to call Kenwood, hoping someone here may help. TIA
__________________

__________________
BobOhio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 11:27 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
73shark's Avatar
 
2011 Interstate Coach
Overland Park , Kansas
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,748
Welcome to Airforums.

Since my 2011 still has the MB System 20, I can't help you. Would suggest calling Kenwood as you mentioned. I'm sure someone here will chime in with some ideas.
__________________

__________________
Glass half full or half empty to an engineer is the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

PM me for sale info on my 2011. SOLD!
Upfitted Transit 350 sitting in driveway.
73shark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 12:24 AM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
2012 Interstate Coach
norman , Oklahoma
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 233
I had the mic relocated from the center of the windshield to the edge of the overhead tray much closer to the drivers mouth. This helped a lot but it's still not great. I've tried a number of bluetooth handsfree devices in other vehicles with mixed results. None of them compared to the old plantronics corded headset I used to use with my Motorola Star Tac. That had great call quality, none of the fancy new stuff can compare.
__________________
russ240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 04:32 AM   #4
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,297
Quote:
Originally Posted by russ240 View Post
I had the mic relocated from the center of the windshield to the edge of the overhead tray much closer to the drivers mouth.
On my 2012, the microphone was stuck on top of the mirror, but it wouldn't stay stuck. So I relocated it to the dashboard, just to the left of the hinged compartment door.
__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

My Google-Fu is strong today.
Protagonist is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 07:22 AM   #5
1 Rivet Member
 
2012 Interstate Coach
Hillsboro , Ohio
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 6
OK, finally found it just barely protruding from trim against windshield. No wonder they couldn't hear me. Gently pulled around trim found I now have plenty of wire length to experiment positions & results. I now have to convince friends to stick with me as I make 20 calls to each. Probably will help determine degree of friendship! "Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now?" Thanks
__________________
BobOhio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 11:31 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Boxster1971's Avatar

 
2013 Interstate Coach
Fulton , Maryland
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,258
Also recommend you go to Kenwood and get the latest software update. Their instructions are fairly clear and I've done it several times on my newer DNX7190HD. Check this page for your unit:

Car Electronics Support Information | Kenwood
__________________
- - Mike
--------------------------
2013 Airstream Interstate Lounge EXT
Boxster1971 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 12:19 PM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
David M's Avatar
 
2013 Interstate Coach
Orange County , California
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 277
Boxter1971,
Thanks for the link. It's been a while since I last updated mine so it's probably time to check again. FYI, the last update corrected my Kenwood (DNX7190HD) from deleting saved destinations.
David
__________________

__________________
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kenwood DNX7180 / iPhone 5 issues kaylorsan Sprinter and B-van Forum 7 10-14-2013 03:50 PM
Nice bluetooth speakers with an AS look... bycrom Electronics & Connectivity 7 12-16-2012 10:40 PM
Satellite TV AND Radio, Theatre-like Sound, Cable, iPod, and Bluetooth all in one!!! 78GussyTX Audio, Video & TV 12 11-12-2008 10:36 PM
Bluetooth Internet Connection? Lee Davis Full-Timing 10 05-18-2006 12:36 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.