How To Connect Bluetooth To Pioneer Car Stereo In 2024

Last Updated on February 2, 2024 by John Robinson

Do you want to be able to listen to your music through Bluetooth in your car? It’s actually pretty easy to do, and in this post, we’ll show you how. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be rocking out with Bluetooth in no time!

2 Methods to Connect Bluetooth to Pioneer Car Stereo

There are two methods that you can use to connect your Bluetooth-enabled device to the receiver. The first method is by using the mobile phone settings. The second method uses a pioneer car stereo setting which is more difficult for some people. Below we’ve described both methods for your convenience.

How to connect bluetooth to pioneer car stereo

This article will cover the Pioneer DEH series of car stereos. For touchscreen models, make sure to follow these instructions closely because they work just as well for them!

1. Using the Mobile Phone Settings [Easier Way]

Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on your phone and pair a new device

The first thing you should do is turn on your Bluetooth and pair a new device. To do this, go to the settings menu of your phone and click on Bluetooth. If it is off, toggle the switch to turn on Bluetooth. Wait until your phone detects any available Bluetooth devices in its vicinity.

Step 2: Paring your device to the Pioneer car stereo

Once Bluetooth is activated on mobile devices, you should be able to see a list of available devices. Choose the Pioneer car stereo from the list of available Bluetooth devices. You might be asked to confirm the code on both your phone and the car stereo. You can confirm by pressing the Dial button on the stereo and tapping on Yes on your phone.

Step 3: Pairing has been successful

Once pairing is done, you should be able to see the Bluetooth icon on your pioneer car stereo. This means that the car stereo is successfully paired with your device. See the picture below

Bluetooth icon on pioneer car stereo

Method 2: Using the Pioneer stereo settings

Step 1: Switch on the Bluetooth on Car Stereo

To M.C Dial, press the telephone button, which is normally located at the bottom right of the screen. See the picture below

Telephone button on pioneer car stereo

The phrase SEARCHING will appear on the stereo’s screen. A search for the item will begin on the stereo’s screen.

Step 2: Turn on Bluetooth on a mobile device

Now, on your phone, switch on the Bluetooth function. The name of your mobile phone device will now be shown on the stereo.

You can turn on your android phone Bluetooth from Settings -> Bluetooth.

Step 3: Press the Dial Button

To link the stereo with your smartphone, Press the M.C Dial button to confirm it.

Step 4: Confirm the Connection code

You should now be able to see the Bluetooth connection code on both the smartphone and the stereo. The code must be the same on both sides. Confirm by pressing the dial button, and then confirm the code on your cell phone.

That’s all. Now you can enjoy your music.


If your car stereo is not able to find your device, make sure that the Bluetooth on your device is turned on. Also, make sure that your phone is not connected to other devices like headphones or speakers. This might prevent your car stereo from finding and connecting to your device.


These are very simple and convenient ways to connect your mobile phone to the car stereo. Once you have paired both devices, there is no need to repeat the process for future use. You can even play music from your phone via a Bluetooth connection. This is a very useful feature especially if you want to make hands-free calls or if you are unable to pick up your phone.

John Robinson
John Robinson

Howdy! I’m John Robinson from Levittown, New York. I am a mechanical engineer for 15 years and already had an established car repair company. I developed a personal relationship with cars since I was a kid. I always love the sounds and smell emitted by a car or truck and even at construction machinery. Since then I have been married but my love for cars only grew.