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  1. bigmak

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    I have a 2008 Lincoln MKX. I was able to pair the phone and can use it for calls. However, when I use the navigation option on the phone, I am not getting any audio through the vehicle's speakers. I need to turn off bluetooth and use the phone's speakers. Has anybody else run into this issue or know what can be done to correct this?
     

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    Not sure about your particular car or particular car stereo (or microsoft sync for that matter), but there are multiple bluetooth profiles.

    While looking at car stereo's for my Altima, I saw an Alpine I wanted that has great bluetooth sound for PHONE..but does not support streaming audio at all. Instead a cheaper (in same class just cheaper) Clarion model supports both.

    From what you are saying, and from what I found out into looking into stereo's, I wouldn't be surprised if you need streaming audio support for everything beyond phone calls - Including navigation.
     
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    I also have this problem, the ford sync man told me to try bluetooth audio setting. That works, but of course now I can't play the radio. I would really like to listen to the radio and just have it mute when directions are spoken. and of course to get phone calls. Any solutions?
     
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    I have a 2008 Sport Trac with Sync . . .
    The only way that I have found that the navigation directions play through the speaker is while streaming music from my phone to the stereo.
    The car stereo input must be set to Sync & BT Audio for any phone audio to play through the speakers. I imagine this has to do more with SYNC's limitations & not BT or Android. Ford needs to rewrite/program SYNC to have the prompts override the FM, CD, Satellite, etc. Until then, we're stuck with the one option.
     
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    I have a 2010 F150 with sync and currently i use:
    ipod connected via USB for music
    blackberry connected via bluetooth for phone
    garmin connected via power for nav
    I am planning on buying the samsung captivate when rogers releases it and a car dock and what I am wondering is if I put the phone in a car dock and connect only to USB and pair it to blue tooth, will I be able to make calls, play music, use the maps/nav all using sync? Because I notice when i try to play music via bluetooth sync doesnt have full voice control and when i hook up my ipod via usb the ford logo takes over and i cant control the device unless its through sync. So it seems like the phone to do all three is a bit unlikely. Holy crap that was long winded... sorry... i appreciate any input...
     
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    Yeah I have a captivate and might buy a 2009 f150 here soon.... I was hoping I could get audio to play through the speakers.
     
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    And get navigation.
     

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