The factory Bluetooth system offered on Cadillac’s cars and SUVs offers the ability to pair and use your mobile phone simply based on voice. Cadillac’s Bluetooth system also allows you to store names and numbers that can be called back by voice command. Cadillac introduced the factory’s Bluetooth compatibility in the 2008 CTS model year, and Bluetooth was standard on all models of the 2009 model year.
At the heart of the Cadillac Bluetooth system is a voice-based pairing system that makes it easy to connect your phone to your car. The pairing process takes about five minutes per phone, and up to five phones can be paired with a Cadillac. Before trying to pair your phone with your car, make sure that the Bluetooth feature on your phone or PDA is turned on and the device is detectable.
The pairing process is accessed through the Push to Talk button on the steering wheel, which is distinguished by a caricature of the face with lines coming from the mouth.
To pair the phone, press the Push to Talk button and wait for the Bluetooth system to respond with the message “Ready”. Say “Bluetooth” to access the settings menu. Next say “Pair” to start the pairing process. A four-digit PIN number will appear on your radio screen or in the device cluster, depending on the model. Accept the connection from General Motors and enter the PIN number on your phone exactly as shown on the car. After entering the PIN, you must name your phone in the system of the car. Say a name that you will remember; For example, Mike’s phone. Make sure there is no background noise when you record your phone name.
A basic function provided by the Cadillac Bluetooth system is the ability to make and receive phone calls. Calls can be made directly from your phone or PDA keyboard, or you can press the Push button to say after the word “Dial” to say which number to call. When your phone rings, press the Push to Talk button on the steering wheel to answer calls via your car’s Bluetooth system. Using the “Dial back” command at the voice prompt allows you to call back the last phone number called without having to touch the phone.
Some phones allow the use of the Push to Speak button to hold calls. If your mobile phone has a call standby function, use the Push to Speak button to keep your current call while answering another call. The Press to Speak button can be used to change between calls if needed. Using the “Three-Way Call” command allows you to dial with a third party while you’re making a call with someone else. For other advanced functionality of the Cadillac Bluetooth system, visit the General Motors Bluetooth page linked in the References section. This website provides step-by-step instructions for all the functions of the Bluetooth system.