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Old 01-18-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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How do I play music from my iPhone4 in the car via Bluetooth?
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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It's easy.

1. Make sure you phone is synched. (I.E so that you can make calls via blue-tooth.)
2. Then all you have to do is press the CD Auxiliary button on your Stereo
3. Then you press the menu button (Button inside the Right Turning Knob)
4. Select your device
5. Then select your phone as the device
6. You are now all set to play your tunes via blue-tooth
7. I don't think that the steering controls will change your songs etc...but it's still a lot easier than plugging the phone in via cable.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #5
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The owner's manual walks through it step by step. Pretty easy overall.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:00 AM   #6
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Works OK, but on my Droid Bionic, it drops the Bluetooth connection each time one song is over and the next song is buffering. I have to resync the phone after each song....not good.

Cant wait till I get my aftermarket unit with a Scosche kit installed.....no more dropped streaming audio issues.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:25 AM   #7
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It's easy.

1. Make sure you phone is synched. (I.E so that you can make calls via blue-tooth.)
2. Then all you have to do is press the CD Auxiliary button on your Stereo
3. Then you press the menu button (Button inside the Right Turning Knob)
4. Select your device
5. Then select your phone as the device
6. You are now all set to play your tunes via blue-tooth
7. I don't think that the steering controls will change your songs etc...but it's still a lot easier than plugging the phone in via cable.
But how do you initiate playing the music? Do you have to start the music by pushing "play" on the phone, or is there a button on the head unit that will start play using the AVRCP protocol?
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:13 AM   #8
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But how do you initiate playing the music? Do you have to start the music by pushing "play" on the phone, or is there a button on the head unit that will start play using the AVRCP protocol?
You can either press play from your device or press the up or down buton on the steering wheel control. I can change songs thru my steering wheel buttons. I have a droid tho, idk if that makes a difference.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:01 AM   #9
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I can use the steering wheel controls with iPhone.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #10
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But how do you initiate playing the music? Do you have to start the music by pushing "play" on the phone, or is there a button on the head unit that will start play using the AVRCP protocol?
I can't get my Bionic to connect at all.

I have to use a wire that constantly gets caught in the center console open/close lever. :(
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #11
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It's easy.

1. Make sure you phone is synched. (I.E so that you can make calls via blue-tooth.)
2. Then all you have to do is press the CD Auxiliary button on your Stereo
3. Then you press the menu button (Button inside the Right Turning Knob)
4. Select your device
5. Then select your phone as the device
6. You are now all set to play your tunes via blue-tooth
7. I don't think that the steering controls will change your songs etc...but it's still a lot easier than plugging the phone in via cable.

I have a 2012 2LS and have my iPhone 4 paired to make phone calls and it works great. If I press the CD/AUX button it shows "No Aux Device" and if I hit "Menu" after that, it does nothing. If I connect my iPhone using a 3.5mm jack it recognizes my "Audio Device" and plays music but still does not do anything if I hit menu to Pair Bluetooth. I have watched several Youtube Videos and seem to be stuck...
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:19 PM   #12
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I was under the impression you could not play music over the Bluetooth connection, only make phone calls... Or can you? Does this have something to do with whether or not the car is equipped with the PDIM?

I'm interested to know this because I just got my new Onstar box w/ bluetooth in the mail today... If I can play music on it also, that would be awesome!
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:53 PM   #13
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Yes it can play music through the Bluetooth. However, the audio quality is noticably different, and not in a good way. I've found that plugging it in directly via the USB port in the center consol gives you much better audio quality.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:16 AM   #14
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My iphone4 seams to work great. Music or phone calls with blue tooth. Just lucky I guess
I just uploaded an app called car dock and it really made song and phone calls Easyer.
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I installed the OnStar box with bluetooth in my car last night... I can make/receive phone calls now, but there is no music option on the head unit after following the steps above... To the guys that can play music over your bluetooth, do you have the PDIM? People that haven't had luck playing music over the bluetooth, do you not have the PDIM? I current do not, and I don't think I really need/want it if it won't make it so I can play music via bluetooth.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:26 AM   #16
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I have a 2012 2LS and have my iPhone 4 paired to make phone calls and it works great. If I press the CD/AUX button it shows "No Aux Device" and if I hit "Menu" after that, it does nothing. If I connect my iPhone using a 3.5mm jack it recognizes my "Audio Device" and plays music but still does not do anything if I hit menu to Pair Bluetooth. I have watched several Youtube Videos and seem to be stuck...
I have the same problem on my 2LS, it's quite annoying when i cant use it for music with bluetooth.. It will be great if someone can find a solution to this
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:34 AM   #17
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I installed the OnStar box with bluetooth in my car last night... I can make/receive phone calls now, but there is no music option on the head unit after following the steps above... To the guys that can play music over your bluetooth, do you have the PDIM? People that haven't had luck playing music over the bluetooth, do you not have the PDIM? I current do not, and I don't think I really need/want it if it won't make it so I can play music via bluetooth.
I know this is a super old post and I'm sure you figured it out but yes
, the pdim is responsible for Bluetooth audio.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:15 PM   #18
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It's easy.

1. Make sure you phone is synched. (I.E so that you can make calls via blue-tooth.)
2. Then all you have to do is press the CD Auxiliary button on your Stereo
3. Then you press the menu button (Button inside the Right Turning Knob)
4. Select your device
5. Then select your phone as the device
6. You are now all set to play your tunes via blue-tooth
7. I don't think that the steering controls will change your songs etc...but it's still a lot easier than plugging the phone in via cable.
Your info allowed me to hook up my new iPod 7 gen I could not do it through. The regular Bluetooth hook up did not know about the gm connect wow I'm so happy thanx for the info. Works like a charm, woohoo

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Old 04-08-2014, 04:39 AM   #19
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I have also noticed that when I am using bluetooth the screen will go blank and say paused with just the play button on the bottom right showing, and when I click it nothing happens.
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I have also noticed that when I am using bluetooth the screen will go blank and say paused with just the play button on the bottom right showing, and when I click it nothing happens.
When that happens to me it means my phone has reached the end of the playlist and I go on the phone and move it back to the beginning.
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:07 PM   #23
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How do I play music from my iPhone4 in the car via Bluetooth?
Use usb instead. The Bluetooth audio quality is very muddy.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:30 PM   #24
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+1 to all those saying bt audio is bad, it's like there's some extra compression in their bluetooth implementation or something.

Never seemed to have that problem with my previous aftermarket stereo, so I'm guessing it's that. Also, if you have the mylink system, the quality is noticeably better. There must have been a problem with the earlier systems. (I drive a 2011 2ss, used the mylink in a 2014 rental)
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Old 09-06-2014, 01:33 PM   #25
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2014 2ls no bluetooth audio/usb wtf???

I was Under the impression that my new 2014 2ls was coming with a usb port and bluetooth audio because it has bluetooth and it said on the website usb was on it. Why the hell would GM not put these most basic options on a brand new car its mind boggling to me and really irks me so they put a half ass pdim in there with only a aux hookup? My phone hooks up to bluetooth calling but no audio.. horrible.
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