Nissan Pathfinder Bluetooth Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 09/26/22 •  3 min read

Nissan has been a leading automaker for decades, and they continue to push the envelope of technology in their vehicles. One of the most recent Nissan models is the Pathfinder.

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It is a popular vehicle for many reasons, but one of the best features is its Bluetooth connectivity. Many people are surprised to find out that this vehicle doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth connectivity.

This means that you have to buy an aftermarket Bluetooth adapter to use with your Pathfinder. So, how do you fix it? Here are some simple steps to take when your Pathfinder’s Bluetooth isn’t working properly.

Nissan Pathfinder Bluetooth system is used to connect the audio and phone controls of your Nissan Pathfinder to your smartphone. This makes it easy for you to answer or end a call, switch between phone functions, listen to music and control the volume all without touching your phone.

Some users are reporting that their apps do not work properly after they connect their phone to their infotainment system via Bluetooth.

Causes

There are several reasons why your Bluetooth may not be working properly. You can check the most common problems below.

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Bluetooth Module—The Bluetooth module is located in the passenger side door panel of your car and can become damaged if there is too much weight on it. It’s also possible that there is a blockage in the Bluetooth module which is preventing it from turning properly or working properly.

You will need to take off the top of your car and clear out all the dust that may have built up inside your Bluetooth module before you put it back together.

Outdated Software—The software that is used to control your Bluetooth module can become outdated. This can cause it to stop working altogether. To fix this, you will need to update the software that is used to control your Bluetooth module.

Hardware/Firmware Incompatibility—The hardware and software of your Bluetooth module can become incompatible. This can cause it to stop working altogether. To fix this, you will need to update the hardware and/or firmware of your Bluetooth module.

Procedures

The following are some simple steps that you can take to fix your Bluetooth on your Nissan Pathfinder:

Make sure that the battery is fully charged before attempting to repair it. If the car is not fully charged, then the Bluetooth will not work properly and you cannot pair your phone with it.

Make sure that all the wires are in place and connected properly as well. If any wires are loose or damaged, then they will need to be repaired or replaced before proceeding with any repairs.

Turn on the car and make sure that the Bluetooth has power going through it. Try pairing your phone again if you could not do so.

If you have followed these steps correctly, then you should now be able to turn on your Bluetooth and use it as normal. If you are still having problems with your Bluetooth, then you may want to consider taking it to a mechanic for further inspection.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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