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Android Auto has always worked nicely. This weekend every time I connect my phone to a USB port in order to use Android Auto/Waze upon Waze startup saying "proceed to route..." the Waze audio comes through the front speakers, cutting out the radio audio, properly I assume. When Waze is finished speaking the radio audio never returns to the front speakers. I can however hear it through the rear speakers.



As if that isn't strange enough, turning the volume dial only adjusts the Waze audio. I can no longer control the radio audio. The only way to regain radio volume control is to A) disconnect the phone from a USB port or B) ask Google anything. So if I say "Hey Google, what time is it?" the volume control will return to the radio once Google is finished speaking. However, the next time Waze speaks it once again takes control of the volume control and keeps it. So I don't know if the issue is with the phone, Android Auto or Waze. It seems that it must be Waze as Google Assistant works and returns volume control to the radio once it's finished speaking.


Anyone else experience this?
 

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Android Auto has always worked nicely. This weekend every time I connect my phone to a USB port in order to use Android Auto/Waze upon Waze startup saying "proceed to route..." the Waze audio comes through the front speakers, cutting out the radio audio, properly I assume. When Waze is finished speaking the radio audio never returns to the front speakers. I can however hear it through the rear speakers.

As if that isn't strange enough, turning the volume dial only adjusts the Waze audio. I can no longer control the radio audio. The only way to regain radio volume control is to A) disconnect the phone from a USB port or B) ask Google anything. So if I say "Hey Google, what time is it?" the volume control will return to the radio once Google is finished speaking. However, the next time Waze speaks it once again takes control of the volume control and keeps it. So I don't know if the issue is with the phone, Android Auto or Waze. It seems that it must be Waze as Google Assistant works and returns volume control to the radio once it's finished speaking.

Anyone else experience this?

I've experienced similar. Every time Waze makes a sound, either talking, or just alert sounds, it cuts out the driver's side or front speakers, in order for you to hear the alerts clearly. When the alert is over, the regular sound returns to the front speakers. One time the sound never returned to the front speakers and I was not able to get the sound back until I turned off the car and restarted it. I did not want that to happen again so I just turned off all sounds in Waze. I know that is a crappy solution but that is my fix until a better solution comes up.
 

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I've had this happen several times when navigation kicks in or I receive a call while listening to music. I found holding the Volume/Power knob in for 10-15 seconds to reboot the head unit to be the only 100% effective workaround. I hope this gets fixed soon.
 

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It has happened to me as well. I noticed it always happens when I try to adjust the volume while it is talking and I am playing music. It is not a perfect system yet with Android Auto. The Radio and multiple volumes work terrific with just the head unit, Sirius, and the built in nav. Perfect if you were an Uber driver. The passengers only hear the music and not the directions.

I have also found if you get stuck to hold in the power know past the black screen (maybe 7-10 seconds) and it reboots the head unit.
 

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My problem is with the audio program that is playing from my phone audio program (Formerly Rhapsody, currently Napster) that as soon as Waze says anything the sound cuts out and I have to wait a really...really long time before the sound comes back and god forbid Waze give me next instruction because there goes the sound again for several minutes (at least). So, in essence, it renders the in phone system completely unusable. Now, with Sirius, the sound dimming and rising works perfectly in combination with Waze. Which is great but I would rather use my own music.
 

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I use CarPlay but I’m almost certain it’s just an issue with Waze and will probably sort itself out after a software update. The CarPlay version causes audio to be a little funky when starting Waze but is fine after that.
Will just turning the waze audio prompts off solve the problem for now?
 
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