Ford Sync and iPhone 4 no media stream...?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by cody.chandler, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. cody.chandler macrumors newbie

    cody.chandler

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    short and sweet, heres the problem with all the information I have...

    - 2011 Ford Focus w/ SYNC v3.2

    - iPhone4 running 4.3.1

    Had the car for about a week now. Originally connected my IP4 via the bluetooth stream on the SYNC system. All features worked flawlessly for a couple days (literally 2 days) and then suddenly the audio stream stopped working. All normal bluetooth phone functions work fine. Only the media stream to play the ipod quit working abruptly. To my knowledge, nothing has changed with either the sync system or the IP4. Tried deleting phone from sync and re-pairing, no luck. Even performed master reset on sync system as indicated in the Ford manual. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...
     
  2. TigerBabe, Mar 29, 2011
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    TigerBabe macrumors 6502

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    Did you re-sync with the phone itself? It could possibly be the update for iphone itself.

    CHECK THIS ARTICLE OUT!!
    http://blogs.computerworld.com/16394/ios_4_kills_ford_sync_iphone_os_4_0_problem_solved
     
  3. cody.chandler thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Originally I thought it might have been an issue with the phone. Since I was running 4.3, I decided to go ahead and update to 4.3.1. It stopped working while running 4.3 and continues to not work on 4.3.1. confusion is setting in....
     
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  5. crunchiespg macrumors member

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    Mine just stopped working 2 days ago after months of it working pretty well. iPhone 3GS with 4.3.1.

    I've deleted the phone and done everything. Phone side works perfectly. But it connects for Bluetooth audio. But no sound transmits.
     
  6. big58ben macrumors newbie

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    Try this

    I had a similar problem. Took it my Ford dealer, they tested and tested and tested. Then the service manager tried a low tech approach - he DISCONNECTED the battery cable, left it off for a minute and then reconnected it. Problem solved! Seems the Synch system has a problem occasionally and needs the reset. Low tech but it worked.

     
  7. crunchiespg macrumors member

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    i just pulled the fuse in the fuse panel. same as pulling th battery but doesnt reset everything else on the truck.

    its working now...

    its fuse 2 on 2011 f150 trucks.
     
  8. big58ben, Apr 1, 2011
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    big58ben macrumors newbie

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    Great

    Glad the reset worked out. Like I said - low tech solution but Ford needs to put out a service bulletin on the issue. I posted a similar response on Ford's Synch site. I didn't post the fuse pull based on the fact that it can be difficult to locate with the multitude of vehicles. E.g. I have a Ford Expedition and it has 2 fuse boxes. The battery cable can almost always be located.

     
  9. crunchiespg macrumors member

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    i think the sync system is just crap in general as far as bluetooth connections are concerned.

    for the first month my steering wheel controls to skip songs never worked. then it worked perfectly for 2 months. then the whole audio side died completely this week. didnt even work over usb (which i hate as it puts the song in alphabetical order not track order)

    very erratic.
     
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