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    How can I tell if my car has bluetooth?

    I feel pretty dumb for posting this, but cannot figure out if my car has bluetooth or not. I have an 11 CTS 3.0 with no Nav, but I do have the hands free button on the right side of the steering wheel. It keeps wanting to connect me to OnStar calling, and when I say bluetooth commands it doesnt respond, so I am assuming I do not have it. But how can I tell for sure?

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    press the voice button on the steering wheel and say "handsfree" then "Bluetooth"...if you don't hear a response, then you don't have it.

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    Re: How can I tell if my car has bluetooth?

    I didnt know if there was a bluetooth symbol anywhere that I wasnt seeing. I said handsfree and it takes me to the OnStar calling menu instead.

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    Re: How can I tell if my car has bluetooth?

    Look for RPO code UPF under spare tire cover for Bluetooth feature. Kinda thought after 2008 year, Bluetooth was standard but may be based on having radio RPOs U2S or UAV.

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    Re: How can I tell if my car has bluetooth?

    Since you don't have Nav then this is the only radio option with Bluetooth but I think you need steering wheel radio controls?

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    Go here for more info, its only available with 2 radio options...http://gmtotalconnect.com/home/?brand=Cadillac

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    Re: How can I tell if my car has bluetooth?

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    Since you don't have Nav then this is the only radio option with Bluetooth but I think you need steering wheel radio controls?

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    Go here for more info, its only available with 2 radio options...http://gmtotalconnect.com/home/?brand=Cadillac
    Sorry but t thats not any CTS radio I've ever seen. Can you get a better picture? In 2011 bluetooth was not standard on the base model.In 2012 it became standard on all models

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    Re: How can I tell if my car has bluetooth?

    sinistersix,

    Most newer vehicles have the option to pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the vehicle that can be used with the OnStar vehicle speakers. Check out this site for vehicle compatibility and pairing assistance, helps. http://bit.ly/18yTbLJ. I hope this helps!

    -Jessica, OnStar Advisor
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    Re: How can I tell if my car has bluetooth?

    Quote Originally Posted by sinistersix View Post
    I feel pretty dumb for posting this, but cannot figure out if my car has bluetooth or not. I have an 11 CTS 3.0 with no Nav, but I do have the hands free button on the right side of the steering wheel. It keeps wanting to connect me to OnStar calling, and when I say bluetooth commands it doesnt respond, so I am assuming I do not have it. But how can I tell for sure?
    Hello sinistersix,

    I see that Jessica from OnStar has already answered your post and provided a beneficial link for you. If you provide me your VIN, I can verify that your vehicle is capable for Bluetooth pairing. Like Jessica sated, most newer vehicles do have that option. You can private message me if you would like to continue our interaction that way.

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    Laura M.
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    Re: How can I tell if my car has bluetooth?

    Radios displayed at site for bluetooth are inaccurate.

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    Re: How can I tell if my car has bluetooth?

    Let me send you the VIN. I have tried to say bluetooth commands but it isnt taking so I assume I dont. Its a 2011 Base 3.0. A little dissapointed because the dealer told me it had it. Joke is on me I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinistersix View Post
    Let me send you the VIN. I have tried to say bluetooth commands but it isnt taking so I assume I dont. Its a 2011 Base 3.0. A little dissapointed because the dealer told me it had it. Joke is on me I guess
    mine did too...had to install it myself.

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    Re: How can I tell if my car has bluetooth?

    With a factory part or aftermarket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinistersix View Post
    With a factory part or aftermarket?
    Factory. One of the members traded their CTS in and sold me their VCIM. I was close to going with the costar blue star aftermarket one too.

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    Re: How can I tell if my car has bluetooth?

    So a VCIM swap and we have bluetooth? How much are they normally from the factory? Plug and play?

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