Q: How many devices can I pair to the BT35 Bluetooth Interface?
A: You can pair up to 8 devices, however only one can be connected at a time.
Q: Can I have both, a BT35 and a PA15/20, installed in my car?
A: Yes, the PA15/20 and the BT35 are designed to coexist. However some older Toyota radios can only handle one device through the same port.
Q: My car already has an OEM Bluetooth for phone calls only. Can I add a BT35 to stream music?
A: Yes, however your phone has to have the ability to connect with multiple Bluetooth devices. Check your smartphone settings or manual.
Q: How many buttons do I have to press from the radio to answer an incoming call?
A: One, doesn't matter whether you're listening to your CD or your radio's turned off. All you need is to press one button from either your radio or steering wheel control.
Q: Does your PA series work with iPhone5s?
A: Yes, but you'll have to purchase Apple's lightening to 30-pin adaptor. Please make sure to purchase genuine Apple adaptor and not a 3rd party made adaptor. Current 3rd party made converters on the market do not support audio/video.
Q: How does the latest iOS 7.0.3 update affect the functionality of USA SPEC PA series and BT35 series?
A: We have not seen any compatibility or functionality issues with the new iOS7 update.
Q: Do your PA series charge or play iPads and iPad Minis?
A: No, our current PA series are not designed to charge iPad/iPad Mini. We strongly recommend that consumers DO NOT connect their iPad/iPad mini to our products through the 30pin connector cable. Please connect your iPads through our device's RCA port.
Q: Do your PA series charge the iPhone4s and newer iPods?
A: Yes! All USA SPEC PA series charge either your new or older iPod/iPhones when connected to our kit.
Q: Can I install the kits myself?
A: If you are handy and familiar with car stereos, our kits are relatively simple to install. All connections are plug & play with the exception of PA11-VOL model. However in all the cases you will need to remove the factory radio for installation. Therefore we highly recommend professional installation.
Q: What happens when I receive a call when my iPhone is connected to a PA series interface?
A: The sound from the stereo will automatically mute and the phone’s ringtone will be heard from the factory radio speakers. When the call is answered on the iPhone, the system will enter Privacy mode and the iPhone operates as it normally does during a call. No audio will come from the stereo system while the call is in place. Once a call is completed, audio will resume from the factory radio.
Q: Can I still manually control my iPhone/ iPod when the kit is connected?
A: Yes, simply select Direct Mode at any time when your iPhone/iPod is connected and you will have full access and control from the iPhone/iPod directly. When in Direct Mode you can stream music from your favorite internet radios such as Pandora and Livio. This feature is available on all our current PA series. All you have to do is select Direct Mode from the radio (usually DISC 5 or 6 for PA11/12 series, and DISC 8 or 9 for PA15/20 series). The radio button used to access Direct Mode differs from model to model so please consult specific model's owner’s manual for details.
Q: Do I have to disconnect my SAT Tuner, either XM or Sirius?
A: No, for all USA SPEC PA15 and PA20 models you don’t need to disconnect your SAT tuner.
Q: Do I have to disconnect my in-dash CD Changer?
A: No, for all USA SPEC PA15 and PA20 models you do not need to disconnect your in-dash CD changer.
Q: Do your kits work with the new or older iPod Shuffle?
A: Sorry, they do not. USA SPEC ipod interfaces are designed to connect and control iPods with dock connections. You can however connect the Shuffle through its headphone jack to the USA SPEC interface’s RCA port. The RCA port will let you listen to the Shuffle through the car stereo system.
Q: Will the song title be displayed on the radio?
A: Yes, when using USA SPEC PA15 and PA20 models with newer radios that support text display. These radios include most 2006 and newer Acura, GM, Honda, Lexus, and Toyota.
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