Hi! New to forum. I recently purchased a refurb 4040 is the unit supposed to recognize and connect to my cellphone automatically or must I use the connect icon each time. Is there any other plce to get map updates other than the Magellan site? Thanks for your help. Steve
I think you have to connect each time. I'm running in to that same issue with my refurb 4040 and my Motorola V3 phone. By the way, do you like the 4040? Mine is horrible at routing. I think that is why there were so many refurb units on the market.
I upgraded mine with the 2008/2009 Map upgrade and it seems at this point to work a lot better. I have a Motorola ROKR phone and the blue tooth works.
I am also a new owner of a Magellan Maestro, but mine is 3140 instead of 4040. I read from the forums, that only certain models of bluetooth cell phones will be able to connect to the 4040 or in my case 3140. There is a list of cell phones on Magellan's website that can be connected to the Magellan's bluetooth GPS. My Motorola RAZR V3i is on the list but I have not tried it yet.
I also search the web for the Magellan 2008/2009 map upgrade DVDs, I think Amazon has it for $63 shipped but you can also buy it off at Best Buy for $80 b4 tax. I have not yet bought the upgrade DVDs so I don't know if you are required to go on-line with Magellan to get an authorization code to upgrade your GPS.
Hope the info. could be some use.
On a road trip to Houston and back, we had to use the connect icon each time we powered down the unit. With close to 14 hours in the truck each way, there was time to experiment and the four cells we had all connected without problem.
I was so impressed over how the unit worked, I just ordered a 4050 and am awaiting its arrival.
Great site, with lots of info!
I upgraded mine to a newer Firmware (NOT map upgrade) and experienced feedback noise on my GPS unit. This happened about 5 times already, though I do not connect the bluetooth that often because the conversation (phone) volume is a lot low compared to the navigation instructions. I already tried setting the bluetooth/phone volume to max.
The first time you connect your cell phone you should use the pairing mode. Look on the bottom of the Blue Tooth screen and you should see a message that says something like 'no paired connection'.
You should know how to pair your phone to a device before you start.
Click on the pairing icon (looks like two phones). A timer starts on your screen. I think it gives you a minute. Now go to your cell phone and initiate the pairing process. At some point your phone should ask you for a PIN number, just enter 1111, the GPS should then pop up a keyboard screen and ask for a PIN, enter the same number 1111. This should now pair your phone and the GPS.
Look on the bottom of the screen, it may still say 'no paired device connected'. If so then you have to now initiate a connection. Make sure blue tooth is On on your cell phone. On the GPS Blue Tooth screen press the Search for Devices icon (Looks like a phone with a magnifying glass) This should search and find your phone and initiate the connection. You should now see the message change on the bottom of the screan change to say the phone is connected and on some phones you will see the Blue Tooth symbol, such a the razor, which I use.
From this point on you should be able to just press the Search for devices icon and it should connect.
One caveat, if Blue Tooth does not stay active on your phone you have to make sure you turn it on each time before initiating connection.
Yes, the Blue Tooth has to be reinitiated each time the connection is broken, which is usually any time either the phone or GPS is powered off.
I have been using mine for 6 months now and mine works great. The volumn of my unit paired to my Motorola razor is excellent and I have never had a problem hearing the person I am talking to, except perhaps if I am going 75 and have all the windows down. Sollution: roll up the windows
One thing I have not been able to figure out is how to initial a hands free call. On my Razor there is a button on the side of the phone and when you press this the phone askes you for a command. This works when I am paired and the voice comes through my Magellan and I can do everything from that point on. I am trying to figure out if there is some way to initiate this from the GPS so I don't have to have the phone in my hand at all, not even to initiate the voice.
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