If you find your remote control is not working any more or only working intermittently please try the following steps:
1, Ensure the battery is a CR2032 (As some others fit but do not work properly)
2, Try a new battery, make sure this is a good branded one like Duracell, Energiser etc as i have come across many cheap new batteries that do not work reliably!
3, Try re-pairing the remote to your kit by following these instructions
4, It has been reported by some customers & engineers that they find that if you Switch on your Ignition of the vehicle and straight away Press & Hold the Green & Red button when the kit has powered up completely then Tap the PLAY button repeatedly (Still holding down Green & Red buttons) until the ‘Remote Pairing’ Message appears on the display.
In my experience I would estimate 90% of remote problems are battery related….
If after trying the above the remote still doesn’t work at all you may have a faulty remote. If you still find the remote only intermittently works then it may be worth moving the position of the remote (especially if you have it to the right of your steering wheel) try it nearer to your Stereo area as usually the junction box that the remote connects too is behind this area.
Bury have released their latest addition to their extensive car kit range called the Bury CC-9068 App. This is quite similar to the standard CC-9060 car kit which has been a hit for a few years however now your Smartphone becomes the touch screen for the car kit! Along with your phone now being the display the kit has a built in 30w amplifier to allow you to play music from your Smartphone via Bluetooth. It is supplied with a universal cradle (with antenna) to hold & charge your phone also. A couple of screen shots from my Galaxy S2 below:
CC-9068 App Home Screen
CC-9068 App Menu Screen
CC-9068 App Music Screen
We now have these battery powered Amber beacons in stock. They run on either 3 or 6 AA batteries (6 will just double the usage time) and come as either a push button or remote control option. I couldn’t resist and bought one for my little boy to put on his push around car and he loves it!!
Battery Powered LED Beacon - Button Operated
Battery Powered LED Beacon - Remote Operated
Chameleon are pleased to welcome the ProCatt Catalytic Converter alarm system to our portfolio of products. The alarm detects frequencies through the exhaust pipe via 2 sensors and will trigger the horn & indicators of the vehicle should the Cat be tampered with. As we all know Catalytic Converters have become a high theft item due to the precious metals they contain and they can fetch £50-200 each for scrap value.
We will supply & fit this product for fleets of 5+ vehicles please contact us for a quote on 01206 500808
Parrot have released V2.02 software for the MKi range of kits with several improvements but most significantly you can now pair 2 phones to the kit at the same time (multipoint). The kit is very easy to update via a USB Memory Stick and the Parrot Software Update Tool which can be downloaded from www.parrot.com
Bury are aware of a problem with the Blackberry Bold 9900 & Blackberry 9810 Torch handsets where the kit keeps rebooting itself. This will be fixed in a new release of software which will be out shortly (V0248) for updating instructions please visit:
If you are using an android type handset and find the phone book doesn’t transfer to your car kit please check the following:
When the phone is first paired and connected to the car kit you may have got a ‘Notification’ at the top of the screen of your phone. Usually you can ‘drag’ down the notification area and it may say that the car kit is requesting access to the phone book which you need to ‘OK’. Once this is done it should be fine from then on. I have had several calls about this and it nearly caught me out on my own one!
If you can’t find the notification please try deleting the pairing and re pairing again.
If your Parrot MKi remote control has suddenly stopped working or you have bought a new remote you will need to re pair the remote to the car kit to do this please follow the steps below:
Switch on the ignition of the vehicle, wait for the graphic equaliser picture and the word ‘Parrot’ to disappear as soon as the car kit shows it’s standard standby display (See Below)
Then press & hold The Red, Green & Play buttons on the remote control:
You should see a message similar to ‘Remote Pairing’ on the display once this has gone it should work fine!
Should the above not work please check the steps listed here