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Hello and good evening!

While I'm not new to LR, I'm new to Range Rover and am the quite pleased over of a 2008 Buckingham Blue RR HSE that I picked up last Saturday. With a few days of driving, reading the manual, watching the DVD (yes I'll admit to that), and twiddling with the controls, I have a handful of questions that I would welcome thoughts on...

1. Blowing from vents - parked and locked her last night (the RR not my wife), this morning after I unlocked her (again RR not wife) but before starting I heard a fan blowing and felt blowing come through the vents before the key was in the ignition. Is there some kind of air circulation convenience factor that the RR does after unlocking but before starting?

2. Bluetooth with iPHone - I'm using the iPhone 3GS and it is creating a terrible echo for anyone that I talk to (they hear the echo not me). Same iPhone worked just fine on my Audi A8 and sounds fine on wife's LR3. Is there a setting I'm missing or can adjust? Anyone using an iPHone 3GS in a RR?

3. Ipod connectivity - dealer cost to install the pig tail for an iPod in the glove box is ~$1,000. Has anyone done this and is it worth it (I'm thinking not since I can use the AUX jack and run a cable to the front).

Again, greatly appreciate any thoughts.

Scott
 

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1. This is normal and should probably be in some sort of FAQ, I see this question all the time.

2. I have not heard of this problem before, but my 2004 doesn't have integrated bluetooth, so I don't know what settings there may be.

3. ~$1,000 is absurd, but the dealer charges this much because people are willing to pay it! If a grand is pretty meaningless to you, then you may wish to pay for convenience, but personally, unless I had a warranty, my RR would never see the inside of a dealership.
 

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ssbrad said:
2. Bluetooth with iPHone - I'm using the iPhone 3GS and it is creating a terrible echo for anyone that I talk to (they hear the echo not me). Same iPhone worked just fine on my Audi A8 and sounds fine on wife's LR3. Is there a setting I'm missing or can adjust? Anyone using an iPHone 3GS in a RR?
Have you tried lowering the in-car speaker volume slightly while on a call? Usually callers hear an echo if the volume of their voice in your car is too high.
 

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ssbrad said:
2. Bluetooth with iPHone - I'm using the iPhone 3GS and it is creating a terrible echo for anyone that I talk to (they hear the echo not me). Same iPhone worked just fine on my Audi A8 and sounds fine on wife's LR3. Is there a setting I'm missing or can adjust? Anyone using an iPHone 3GS in a RR?
Have you tried lowering the in-car speaker volume slightly while on a call? Usually callers hear an echo if the volume of their voice in your car is too high.
My wife 2008 does the same thing, and lowering the volume helps. I think the placement of the mic has a lot to do with it. I believe it is located in the rear view mirror.
 

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Thanks all for the posts and information!

iPod integration - Clearly am not doing the iPod integration - too much $ with too little return.

Bluetooth - Dealer did a software upgrade today and I lowered the volume - the combination seems to work but now I can't hear... Am going to play with this for the right combination of settings. The annoying thing though is that I had a new loaner LR2 today and its bluetooth system worked perfectly. Not sure why there should be a difference (bluetooth in 2008 isn't vastly or even any different from bluetooth 2010). Rumors have Apple releasing iPhone version 4.0 next week and maybe that will help as well.

In any event, looking forward to driving over the weekend in my new Range Rover!

Scott
 

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ssbrad said:
Thanks all for the posts and information!

iPod integration - Clearly am not doing the iPod integration - too much $ with too little return.

Bluetooth - Dealer did a software upgrade today and I lowered the volume - the combination seems to work but now I can't hear... Am going to play with this for the right combination of settings. The annoying thing though is that I had a new loaner LR2 today and its bluetooth system worked perfectly. Not sure why there should be a difference (bluetooth in 2008 isn't vastly or even any different from bluetooth 2010). Rumors have Apple releasing iPhone version 4.0 next week and maybe that will help as well.

In any event, looking forward to driving over the weekend in my new Range Rover!

Scott
Have a great weekend in the Range :thumb:
 
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