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How To Pair, and Connect Bluetooth Device on DUAL Car Stereo

How to Pair, and Connect to DUAL Bluetooth Radio

In this post, we are going to specifically look at the XDM27BT, XDM290BT, and XDM280BT models of Dual Car radios and discuss how to pair any Bluetooth device that supports pairing through these units.

We will show you can easily expand the capabilities of your ride with these methods by understanding the steps needed for the successful implementation of hands-free calling and audio streaming.

DUAL XDM27BT Bluetooth Pairing

Method 1: Using Default Settings

DUAL XDM27BT Bluetooth Pairing
  • Step 1: Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your device.
  • Step 2: On the Dual Media Player, press MODE to switch to the Bluetooth setting.
  • Step 3: The head unit will then broadcast a pairing signal and you should begin to search for the device name “Dual Media Player” using your other device.
  • Step 4: Once your device has located the Dual Media Player, select it in order to begin pairing and connect. The PIN code for the pairing process is “1234”.
  • Step 5: Confirm the connection on both devices and you should now be connected via Bluetooth! Enjoy streaming audio from your device to the Dual Media Player. Source.

If you have any trouble connecting, make sure Bluetooth is enabled on both devices and double check that the connection code (PIN) matches. You may also need to restart your device or the head unit if there are persistent pairing issues.

Method 2: Using Dual iPlug P2 Smart Remote App

Method 2: Using Dual iPlug P2 Smart Remote App

Step 1: Download the Dual iPlug P2 Smart Remote App from Apple App Store or Google Play.

Step 2: Open the app and select “Pair” from the menu.

Step 3: Ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on both devices. You should see a list of nearby devices; select the Dual Media Player to begin pairing.

Step 4: Confirm the connection on both devices; you should now be connected via Bluetooth! Enjoy streaming audio from your device to the Dual Media Player. 

If you have trouble connecting, make sure Bluetooth is enabled on both devices and double-check that the connection code (PIN) matches. You may also need to restart your device or the head unit if there are persistent pairing issues.

DUAL XDM290BT Bluetooth Pairing

DUAL XDM290BT Bluetooth Pairing

Connecting a New Phone

Step 1. Turn on the DUAL XDM290BT radio, and ensure that Bluetooth is enabled.

Step 2. On your device, open the Bluetooth settings, then select “DUAL XDM290BT” in the list of available devices.

Step 3. Enter the passcode “1234” when prompted.

Step 4. Once the pairing is complete, you should be able to use the radio with your device. Enjoy! 

Step 5. If connection problems occur, ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on both devices and try again. Refer to the owner’s manual for further troubleshooting steps if necessary.

Connecting Additional Phone

Step 1. With the DUAL XDM290BT radio already paired to one device, press and hold the Volume knob for two seconds.

Step 2. On your additional device, open the Bluetooth settings, then select “DUAL XDM290BT” in the list of available devices.

Step 3. Enter the passcode “1234” when prompted.

Step 4. Once the pairing is complete, you should be able to use the radio with your device. Enjoy!

Step 5. If connection problems occur, ensure Bluetooth is enabled on both devices and try again. Refer to the owner’s manual for further troubleshooting steps if necessary.

Step 6. To switch between paired devices, press and hold the Volume knob for two seconds to cycle through the list of devices.

Step 7. When Bluetooth is selected, the currently connected device will display on the LCD.

Step 8. To disconnect paired phone, press and hold calling logo button for three seconds. Press and hold again to reconnect the device when Bluetooth is not paired.

Step 9. If your most recently connected Bluetooth device becomes disconnected or does not reconnect, press and hold calling logo button from Bluetooth mode to reconnect your mobile device.

Step 10. Finally, make sure that you have the latest software version installed on your DUAL XDM290BT radio for optimal performance. Refer to the owner’s manual for more information. Enjoy!

Dual XDM280BT Bluetooth pairing

Dual XDM280BT Bluetooth pairing

Pairing a New Phone

  • Step 1. Push the ‘SOURCE’ button on your Dual XDM280BT unit to turn on Bluetooth mode.
  • Step 2. Activate the Bluetooth feature of your device and search for available devices by enabling its visibility setting. The device name should appear as “DUAL BT.”
  • Step 3. Select “DUAL BT” from the list of available devices.
  • Step 4. Enter the Bluetooth passcode, which is “1234,” when prompted by your device.
  • Step 5. After the code is entered and accepted, a confirmation message should appear on the display of both devices to indicate that the pairing was successful.
  • Step 6. The Dual XDM280BT unit will now be connected to the other device. You can now use your Bluetooth device to control and access media via the Dual XDM280BT.
  • Step 7. Push the ‘SOURCE’ button on your Dual XDM280BT unit again to switch to a different source or press ‘PAIRING’ for more pairing options. Source.

Connecting Additional Devices

Step 1. Push the ‘PAIRING’ button on your Dual XDM280BT unit.

Step 2. Select “ADD NEW DEVICE” from the menu options that appear on the display screen of your device.

Step 3. Activate the Bluetooth feature of your new device and search for available devices by enabling its visibility setting. The device name should appear as “DUAL BT.”

Step 4. Select “DUAL BT” from the list of available devices.

Step 5. Enter the Bluetooth passcode, which is “1234,” when prompted by your device.

Step 6. After the code is entered and accepted, a confirmation message should appear on the display of both devices to indicate that the pairing was successful.

Step 7. The Dual XDM280BT unit will now be connected to the new device, and you can use it to control and access media via the Dual XDM280BT.

Step 8. Push the ‘SOURCE’ button on your Dual XDM280BT unit again to switch to a different source or press ‘PAIRING’ for more pairing options.

Step 9. Repeat steps 1-8 if you wish to pair additional devices with your Dual XDM280BT unit.

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