Chevy Equinox: How To Connect a Phone Via Bluetooth

Pairing your phone via Bluetooth in your Chevy Equinox is a modern-day safety action as this allows one to communicate via calls, access call lists, send text messages and play selected music all hands-free, eliminating distractions whilst driving. Select the Year which suits your vehicle below and follow the uncomplicated steps to help you set up this magnificent feature.

**NOTE: If your phone does not pair on the first try, REPEAT the steps. If you are still unable to pair your device, contact the dealership for assistance or consult your vehicle user’s manual.

Year: 2011-2014 Voice Command

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine. 
  2. Power up your digital console. 
  3. Press the TALK button located on the right side of the steering wheel. The digital voice will speak “READY“.   
  4. You speak out loud BLUETOOTH.
  5. The digital screen will display PAIR DEVICE NOW and the voice command will also speak this action. You can say PAIR out loud or TOUCH the PAIR NOW option on the screen.
  6. Voice prompt will then convey “Please Start a Search on Your Bluetooth Phone”.
  7. On your phone, press SETTINGS
  8. Turn on BLUETOOTH
  9. Voice prompt says, “Once the search is complete, select your vehicle on your phone and then enter the code” —– Code will be spoken. Enter code on your phone.
  10. After code is entered, voice prompt shares “Please say the name tag you want to give this phone” You speak the name out loud. Voice prompt says, about to store (whatever name tag you spoke) and asks if this sounds OK”.
  11. Say YES or NO or press YES or NO on the vehicle’s digital screen.
  12. Voice prompt will say “the name _____ has been successfully paired, returning to the main menu, READY”.
  13. Press the DOWN button on your steering wheel to finalize the pairing.

*Your phone is now connected to Bluetooth and will automatically sync all of your information which you can view via the digital screen. However, be patient as sometimes this could take up to 2 minutes dependant on your phone connectivity. 


Year: 2011-2014 Manually

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine
  2. Power up your digital console and press the PHONE button.
  3. Touch PHONE SETTINGS.
  4. Touch BLUETOOTH.
  5. Touch PAIR DEVICE.
  6. On your phone go to SETTINGS then turn on BLUETOOTH/WIRELESS NETWORKS.
  7. Press SCAN FOR DEVICES. Wait a few seconds for it to load. The system will now search for your phone. 
  8. A list of new devices will appear on your phone to include MYLINK or CHEVY EQUINOX depending on the vehicle model.
  9. Select the model’s device.
  10. The screen will read PAIRING and show a CODE
  11. Your phone will also show a CODE. If they match select PAIR.

*Your phone is now connected to Bluetooth and will automatically sync all of your information which you can view via the digital screen. However, be patient as sometimes this could take up to 2 minutes dependant on your phone connectivity. 


Year: 2015

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine.
  2. Power up your digital console then on the home screen touch SETTINGS.
  3. Use the right MENU knob to scroll through the settings.
  4. Press in the MENU knob when BLUETOOTH is highlighted then PAIR DEVICE.
  5. On your phone go to SETTINGS.
  6. Wait a few seconds for it to load, then select MYLINK or CHEVY EQUINOX, then PAIR.
  7. The digital console will display a PIN#. 
  8. Your phone will also show a PIN#. If they match select PAIR.

*Your phone is now connected to Bluetooth and will automatically sync all of your information which you can view via the digital screen. However, be patient as sometimes this could take up to 2 minutes dependant on your phone connectivity. 

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Year: 2016

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine.
  2. Power up your digital console. 
  3. Press the HOME button located to the RIGHT of the left console knob.
  4. Touch PHONE on the screen.
  5. Touch PHONE SETTINGS.
  6. Touch BLUETOOTH then PAIR DEVICE.
  7. The screen will display “Please Start Bluetooth Search on Your Phone” & “Confirm or enter number: ______
  8. On your phone, go to SETTINGS and turn on BLUETOOTH
  9. Wait a few seconds for the system to locate your phone then select MYLINK or CHEVY EQUINOX, then PAIR.

*Your phone is now connected to Bluetooth and will automatically sync all of your information which you can view via the digital screen. However, be patient as sometimes this could take up to 2 minutes dependant on your phone connectivity. 


Year: 2017 & 2018

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine.
  2. Power up your digital console.
  3. On your phone, go to SETTINGS and turn on BLUETOOTH.
  4. Press the HOME button located on the console.
  5. Touch PHONE on the screen, then press PAIR DEVICE. Follow instructions on the screen.
  6. Wait a few seconds for the system to locate your phone then select MYLINK or CHEVY EQUINOX, then PAIR.

*Your phone is now connected to Bluetooth and will automatically sync all of your information which you can view via the digital screen. However, be patient as sometimes this could take up to 2 minutes dependant on your phone connectivity. 


Year: 2019

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine.
  2. Power up your digital console.
  3. Press the HOME button located on the console.
  4. On the screen, touch SETTINGS, scroll down to PHONES **If any phone is already connected it will reveal this on the screen. If your phone is already visible, you can skip Step 5. 
  5. The system will then ask if you want to ADD a phone. Touch the GREEN option in the top LEFT to add your phone. Follow instructions on the screen. (Do the exact same to add multiple phones or other digital devices).
  6. On your phone, go to SETTINGS and turn on BLUETOOTH.
  7. Wait a few seconds for the system to locate your phone then select MyChevrolet then PAIR.
  8. Confirm the PASSKEY on the screen to the PASSKEY on your phone.
  9. On the screen press PAIR located on the lower right side of the screen.
  10.  Press OK on your phone. 

*After a few moments, you should see your phone connected to Bluetooth on the screen and on your cell phone. However, this could take up to 2 minutes dependant on your phone connectivity. A successful pairing will automatically sync all of your information which you can view via the digital screen.

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