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Morning all,

Finally got my 2007 HSE, bought it two weeks ago but the remote key didnt work, so the dealer i bought it from sent it to Land Rover main dealer in Mesa AZ to get a new key cut and paired. took them 11 days.

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1) the volume knob on the radio unit is hit n miss, sometimes it works, other times the sound just disappears, is that normal? (steering wheel controls work fine).

2) been reading thread after thread on making iTunes etc work in RR/RRS and they all seem to be for >2010 models.....

So, is it impossible to stream iPhones/iPods via bluetooth in a <2010 model?

I did find this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G57CWZ8?tag=rangeroversconvert-20 but its not "integrated"

My RR HSE has a Nokia Cradle in the arm rest, has anyone successfully removed it and replaced it with something more iPhone Friendly?

Thanks in Advance.
 

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I also have a 2007 HSE Lux, and my volume control knob is a bit flaky. if you turn it slowly it sometimes works and sometimes if I try to turn it down the volume goes up. More than likely it just has some dust in the mechanism. But, I just use the steering wheel controls.

As for "Integrated" bluetooth audio streaming (A2DP 1.2) that was not released until April 2007 so it really did not even exist when the vehicle was designed and built. So the Bluetooth module only supports the older bluetooth Phone Headset protocols. I just use a cheap bluetooth dongle that plugs into the AUX port but is definitely not integrated. Funny thing is that the first IPhone also was released in 2007 and it did not support Bluetooth Streaming either. I have heard that you may be able to fit the bluetooth module from a later unit or get the IPhone Kit and see if one of the aftermarket 30pin Bluetooth module will connect to it and work.

My wife's Mercedes GL has a Bluetooth module that plugs into the IPhone cable
https://www.amazon.com/Bovee-1000-Bluetooth-Volkswagen-Compatible/dp/B00T2EVKSG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1547914102&sr=8-6&keywords=mercedes+benz+iphone+bluetooth+adapter

As for the old cradle in the armrest, I have not found anything that would work there.

Take care, hope this helps and enjoy your FFRR.
 

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My son's 2007 RR S/C suffers from the same flakey volume knob. This seems to be a very prevalent issue on these radios. What I want to know is whether anyone has taken the assembly apart to find out what is causing the issue? I have searched and cannot find anyone that has disassembled the unit to figure out what parts are involved and whether it is just dirty or has a broken part? If nobody has, I guess I will do it myself soon.
 

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I am in Mexico for the winter and do not have my 2008 here but I seem to recall my volume control does odd things as well. I cannot recall if that control rotates continuously or has stops at each end. If it rotates continuously it is likely to be a rotary encoder. These are hard to repair. If it has stops it may be a simple potentiometer and either worn out or dirty inside. Might be able take apart and clean but there is always the chance of completely destroying it.
 

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I am 99% certain its an infinity control/rotary encoder. Can these be cleaned or repaired?

I am in Mexico for the winter and do not have my 2008 here but I seem to recall my volume control does odd things as well. I cannot recall if that control rotates continuously or has stops at each end. If it rotates continuously it is likely to be a rotary encoder. These are hard to repair. If it has stops it may be a simple potentiometer and either worn out or dirty inside. Might be able take apart and clean but there is always the chance of completely destroying it.
 
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