Want to add Bluetooth to my ram

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RA1 means nothing to me. That truck has Bluetooth capability from the photo the OP posted. If you cannot pair it, it's simply user error.

Key on the truck and select media
Select Bluetooth symbol to pair
Add device
Then go to your phone under Bluetooth settings
Select Uconnect
Verify the 6 digit pin
Pair

Your welcome. :cheers:
The earlier 4th gen trucks equipped with the 3" non touch screen radios were Not Bluetooth capable as far as sending and receiving calls.The picture he posted of the radio in his truck does not have Bluetooth.They are referred to as the RA1 radio by FCA. They didn't even have a microphone mirror. The 5" touch screen radio is Bluetooth capable and is referred to as the RA2 radio. The 8.4" non Nav and Nav radios are are also Bluetooth capable and are referred to as the RA3 and RA4 radios. I belive the later 3.0 RA1 radios did have Bluetooth phone capability so it can be confusing.

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The earlier 4th gen trucks equipped with the 3" non touch screen radios were Not Bluetooth capable as far as sending and receiving calls.The picture he posted of the radio in his truck does not have Bluetooth.They are referred to as the RA1 radio by FCA. They didn't even have a microphone mirror. The 5" touch screen radio is Bluetooth capable and is referred to as the RA2 radio. The 8.4" non Nav and Nav radios are are also Bluetooth capable and are referred to as the RA3 and RA4 radios. I belive the later 3.0 RA1 radios did have Bluetooth phone capability so it can be confusing.

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Early as in 2016?
 

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The earlier 4th gen trucks equipped with the 3" non touch screen radios were Not Bluetooth capable as far as sending and receiving calls.The picture he posted of the radio in his truck does not have Bluetooth.They are referred to as the RA1 radio by FCA. They didn't even have a microphone mirror. The 5" touch screen radio is Bluetooth capable and is referred to as the RA2 radio. The 8.4" non Nav and Nav radios are are also Bluetooth capable and are referred to as the RA3 and RA4 radios. I belive the later 3.0 RA1 radios did have Bluetooth phone capability so it can be confusing.

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I mean no disrespect Rick but that 2016 truck the OP posted has Bluetooth built in.
 

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None taken, I'm not sure if it's just a misunderstanding of "Bluetooth" but the radio he posted a picture of in is original post was not a Bluetooth capable radio as far as sending and receiving calls. The second picture that was posted was the RA2 Bluetooth capable radio. They actually make a kit to upgrade the RA1 to Bluetooth. I looked up the interior for a 16 Tradesman equipped with the RA1 radio and it was also not Bluetooth (phone capable). You can see the the truck has no phone control\voice control buttons on the left side of the steering wheel and no microphones in the mirror. The pictures of the steering wheels I posted were from a 2016 and I also posted a picture of the Bluetooth hands free kit needed to uograde the RA1 to Bluetooth.3200125398625742407f6504da39fa78.jpg647f85b63367980ae026fe566eb7c2ab.jpg89f59c5a4a83bb8b45422df474f49e8c.jpg

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None taken, I'm not sure if it's just a misunderstanding of "Bluetooth" but the radio he posted a picture of in is original post was not a Bluetooth capable radio as far as sending and receiving calls. The second picture that was posted was the RA2 Bluetooth capable radio. They actually make a kit to upgrade the RA1 to Bluetooth. I looked up the interior for a 16 Tradesman equipped with the RA1 radio and it was also not Bluetooth (phone capable). You can see the the truck has no phone control\voice control buttons on the left side of the steering wheel and no microphones in the mirror. The pictures of the steering wheels I posted were from a 2016 and I also posted a picture of the Bluetooth hands free kit needed to uograde the RA1 to Bluetooth.3200125398625742407f6504da39fa78.jpg647f85b63367980ae026fe566eb7c2ab.jpg89f59c5a4a83bb8b45422df474f49e8c.jpg

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Rick what your quoting is a hands free kit. Because you don't have the steering wheel buttons does not mean Bluetooth functionality doesn't exist in the vehicle.

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I'm not selling anything. If the op wants to spend money on features he already has that's his perogative
 
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Lol that's not what I'm saying. What I'm saying is he can't send and receive calls via Bluetooth with the RA1 radio which is what he wants to do. This has nothing to do with listening to music via Bluetooth.

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Lol that's not what I'm saying. What I'm saying is he can't send and receive calls via Bluetooth with the RA1 radio which is what he wants to do. This has nothing to do with listening to music via Bluetooth.

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Check. You're saying he is asking for a hands free setup but just calling it the generic name Bluetooth.
 

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Sorry I'm late to the party redsrtforme you are wrong about his truck having Bluetooth I know because I have the exact same truck same year and everything it you can't make calls or listen to music I have to use a aux cord to play music if you know what I have to do to get Bluetooth for my truck that would help thanks.
 

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