1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 31, 2013 3:04 PM by fjr_birddog
Vijay_ab Level 1 (0 points)



After upgrADING MY iPhone4 with iOS 6, I can connect to my car audion Pioneer DEH8400BT through bluetooth. but, for playing, changing the song and other application I have to make it thorugh my mobile. I lost the operating connectivity with my caraudio. Phone functioning is good .... Please let me knwo if somebody ahs any solution for this.

iPhone 4, iOS 6
  • fjr_birddog Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear Valued Pioneer Customer:

    We would like to inform you of the availability of an optional Bluetooth® firmware update (HW05-SW01.27.20) that enables Bluetooth AVRCP control and metadata display from a compatible Pioneer CD or DVD Receiver when used with an iPhone® 5 or iOS 6 device.  If you do not own an iPhone 5 or iOS 6 device, there is no need to install this update.

    This firmware update may be used only with the following 2012 Pioneer products:

    CD ReceiversDVD Receivers



    In order to perform this update, the following items are needed:

    • A Pioneer CD or DVD Receiver above with built-in Bluetooth
    • Laptop with built-in Bluetooth running Windows® 7
    • Bluetooth firmware update (HW05-SW01.27.20)

    How to Obtain the Free Firmware Update

    1. Download the INSTRUCTIONS for the optional Bluetooth firmware update (HW05_SW01.27.20).
    2. Download the UPDATE FILE to a computer and transfer the file to a compatible 2012 Pioneer CD or DVD Receiver via a Bluetooth-enabled Windows 7 laptop.
    You can also arrange for Pioneer to update your 2012 Pioneer CD or DVD Receiver by calling Pioneer Customer Service toll free at 800-421-1404 during regular business hours (M-F 10AM-7:30PM Eastern Time, except on holidays). If this firmware update is performed by Pioneer, there is a charge of $60.00 (this charge includes return shipping of the updated unit within the U.S.). Charges for removal/reinstallation of the unit and shipment to Pioneer are the customer’s responsibility.

    How to Determine if the Firware Update has Already been Installed

    CD Receivers:

    • With the unit turned off (press and hold the source button until the CD Receiver turns off), press and hold the center of the volume knob to bring up the Settings menu rotate the volume knob until "BT Version Info" is displayed and then press the center of the volume knob The firmware version should show HW05-SW01.27.20.

    DVD Receivers:

    • With the unit turned off (press the home button and select ‘OFF’ from the source icons), press the home button Press the “System” icon at the bottom of the screen Select the “Bluetooth Version Info” option The firmware version should show HW05-SW01.27.20.

    If the Bluetooth firmware version shows HW05-SW01.27.20, no further action is necessary.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Pioneer Customer Service Center toll free at 1-800-421-1404, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), except on holidays.


    Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.