Cadillac Customer Care Representatives - Warranty or Dealership problems Discussion, CTS-V and iPhone 5 Adapter/Bluetooth Audio in Cadillac Customer Care - Warranty and Dealership questions; Hi,
I just upgraded to the iPhone 5 and find myself not being able to connect to the car's audio ...
I just upgraded to the iPhone 5 and find myself not being able to connect to the car's audio system due to the tiny lightning connector that doesn't fit into the Cadillac adapter. Any idea if Cadillac has come up with a newer iPhone 5 connector or adapter? Also any Bluetooth solution out there? Really appreciate the help.
Taimuradin, I'm sorry to hear that! Have you had the chance to consult with your dealer yet about next steps with a connector? I recommend checking in with them initially, but if you're still having concerns after discussing the matter with them, then please let me know! My email is Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com.
What year is your CTS-V? If it's a 2009 or newer then the Apple Lightning cable which came with your phone will connect directly to the USB port in the center armest. If you want to leave a cable in the car, places like Target and Wal-Mart sell aftermarket iPhone cables for a reasonable price, and they're sturdier than the spaghetti thin cable Apple gave you.
As far as Bluetooth, if your V is 2009+ then it's already there- just hold the handsfree button on the steering wheel and say "handsfree" (if you have Nav), "bluetooth", then "pair", then follow the instructions.
If your V is a first generation (2004-2007), none of this apples. iPod connectivity and BT were never offered, so if you have iPod connection cable in the car now, it was installed aftermarket. You'll also need to look aftermarket if you want to add Bluetooth.