JVC Bluetooth Pairing Problems [Causes & How to Fix]

Are you having trouble connecting your smartphone to your JVC car stereo via Bluetooth? Do you find yourself struggling with JVC Bluetooth pairing problems, unable to stream music or taking calls hands-free? If so, you’re not alone. 

Bluetooth connectivity issues are a common problem faced by many JVC car stereo users, and they can be incredibly frustrating. 

If you struggle to pair your smartphone with your JVC car stereo, keep reading!

In this blog post, we will explore some common JVC Bluetooth pairing problems and provide step-by-step solutions to help you get back to enjoying your music and hands-free calling experience in no time.

JVC car stereo

How to Connect Bluetooth to JVC Car Stereo

To connect Bluetooth to a JVC car stereo, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your JVC car stereo and ensure to set to Bluetooth mode.
  2. Activate Bluetooth on your phone or other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
  3. On your phone, go to the Bluetooth settings menu and scan for available devices.
  4. When your JVC car stereo appears on the list of available devices, select it.
  5. If prompted, enter the passcode for your JVC car stereo. The default passcode for most JVC car stereos is “0000” (four zeros).
  6. Once you have connected your phone to your JVC car stereo, you can stream music, make hands-free calls, and access other features through your car stereo.
  7. To disconnect, turn off Bluetooth on your phone or device or press the “SRC” button on the JVC car stereo to select a different source.

Note, the exact steps may vary depending on the specific JVC car stereo model and the type of phone or device you are using. Therefore, consult the owner’s manual for your JVC car stereo and your phone or device for more detailed instructions.

Causes of JVC Bluetooth Pairing Problems

1. Compatibility Issues

Bluetooth pairing problems can occur if the devices are not compatible with each other. Not all JVC Bluetooth devices are compatible with every smartphone or computer.

Ensure the JVC device you are trying to pair with is compatible with the other device. Because if your device is not on the list of compatible devices, it may not pair with your JVC Bluetooth device.

2. Bluetooth Interference

Interference from other devices or signals can disrupt Bluetooth signals. If there are many Bluetooth devices in the same area, there may be interference preventing the JVC Bluetooth device from connecting to your smartphone or computer. 

Try turning off other nearby devices that might be interfering with the Bluetooth signal.

3. Outdated Software

If your JVC Bluetooth device or smartphone/computer has outdated software, it may not be able to pair properly. In other words, outdated software on either device can also cause Bluetooth pairing problems. 

Therefore, you must ensure that both devices have the latest software updates installed.

4. Distance

The JVC Bluetooth device and your smartphone or computer may not be close enough to each other. Bluetooth has a limited range, and if the devices are too far apart, they may not be able to pair.

5. Faulty Hardware

In some cases, the JVC Bluetooth device or your smartphone or computer may have a faulty Bluetooth module, which can prevent pairing from occurring.

6. Device Visibility

Make sure that both the JVC device and the other device are visible to each other. If the other device is not visible, it won’t appear in the list of available devices for pairing.

How to Fix JVC Bluetooth Pairing Problems

If you are having trouble pairing your JVC Bluetooth device with another device, there are several things you can try to troubleshoot the issue:

1. Make Sure Both Devices are in Pairing Mode

Consult the user manual for both devices to ensure they are in pairing mode. This is usually indicated by a blinking light or a message on the device screen.

2. Restart Both Devices

Try restarting both the JVC Bluetooth device and the other device you are trying to pair it with.

3. Check For Device Compatibility

Not all Bluetooth devices are compatible with each other. Ensure that the JVC Bluetooth device is compatible with the device you are trying to pair it with.

4. Move the Devices Closer Together

Make sure that both devices are close enough to establish a Bluetooth connection. Move the devices closer together and try again.

5. Remove Any Existing Pairings

If the JVC Bluetooth device has been previously paired with another device, make sure to remove the pairing from both devices before attempting to pair again.

6. Update the Software

Check for any available firmware updates for the JVC Bluetooth device. Updating the firmware can sometimes resolve pairing issues.

7. Reset the JVC Bluetooth Device

If none of the above solutions works, try resetting the Bluetooth settings on both devices and attempting to pair again. This can help clear any previous pairing data that might be causing the problem.

8. Contact JVC Support

If none of the above troubleshooting steps resolves the issue, then you need to contact JVC support for further assistance.


How to Pair iPhone With Car Stereo

To pair your iPhone with your car stereo, follow these steps:

  1. If your iPhone has been paired before, go to Settings > Bluetooth, and delete the JVC UNIT.
  2. Turn off Bluetooth on your iPhone.
  3. Turn on Bluetooth again and go to Devices in the Bluetooth settings.
  4. Select JVC UNIT from the list of devices.
  5. Your car stereo will display “BT PAIRING.”
  6. Check if the code on your iPhone matches the code displayed on your car stereo.
  7. If the codes match, press the MENU button on your car stereo once to accept, and tap OK on your iPhone.
  8. The pairing process will begin, and “PAIRING” will blink on your car stereo’s display.
  9. Once pairing is successful, your car stereo’s display will read “COMPLETED.”
  10. Check that JVC UNIT is registered as Connected in the Bluetooth settings on your iPhone. If it isn’t, select JVC UNIT from the list to initiate the connection.

Read: Manual Key Won’t Unlock Car Door [Causes & Fixes]


Bluetooth pairing issues can be frustrating, but they are not uncommon. Troubleshooting steps like ensuring both devices are in pairing mode, checking compatibility, and restarting devices can often solve the problem.

If those steps do not work, resetting to factory settings or updating firmware may be necessary. JVC offers customer support for those who need further assistance. With these steps, you can enjoy the convenience of wireless connectivity between your JVC device and Bluetooth device without any pairing issues.