I have a 2004 Acura TL. When I try to pair the phone with the HFL, it gets to pairing mode and gets stuck after I enter the 4 digit passcode. The display above the Navi just says "PHONE". The digital display on dash just shows the "PAIR CODE".
When it is stuck in pairing mode, you cannot play the radio CDs or use the GPS etc.
It usually remains in pairing mode (Stuck) for about three days!!
I searched the net and found a few others with this problem but noone knows a remedy for it.
I called HFL 1-800 number and they verified I was using a compatible phone (iPhone 3g) and that I was setting it up correctly. They said to take it to the dealer.
(FYI - I just finished setting up HFL on co-workers Range Rover and another friends Lexus with no problem at all.)
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My HFL just did the same thing. It got stuck in the pairing process and would not let me do anything. I had to disconnect the battery for about 15 seconds and then put in my radio code to get the radio working again. My radio code was on a sticker just to the left of glove box when you open the door. The dealer told me the HFL module is bad and would have to be replaced. Use the CD / preset keys to put in your radio code.
Have you talked to your dealer? I remember reading a lot about issues with the HFL in the 04s. While I wouldn't exactly hold my breath expecting a warranty fix, you never know... And, it may also depend on your relationship with your dealer.
As far as getting it out of pairing mode - Have you tried holding the EXIT button for the HFL until it completely exits and goes into diag mode?
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