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    Getting iPhone 4S to play music via Bluetooth

    I have a 2009 GTI I bought a year ago through the VW Certified Used Car program. I love the car.

    The car has what is called in a separate book, "The original VW Bluetooth connectivity". Following the directions in this book, I was able to pair my iPhone 4S to the car via Bluetooth. Now, using the buttons on the dash, I can answer and hang up my phone via Bluetooth, and the audio is played through my speakers. That works great.

    What I can't seem to do, and what the manual says I should be able to do is play music from my phone over Bluetooth. According to the manual, I need to start the music playing on my phone via the "Bluetooth" connection. However, that does not show up in iTunes. The manual also mentions I need to press the "Media" button on the radio, but my radio doesn't have a media button.

    Currently, I use an audio jack that I plug into my iPhone's audio jack, and that's plugged into the central console's audio port which is the external audio input for the radio. That works, but it leaves a tangle of cables since I also plug in my iPhone's 30 pin connector to the cigarette lighter, and I mount my iPhone on the dashboard to use as a GPS device.

    As a further tease, the option to connect my iPhone through iTunes via Bluetooth does occasionally show up, usually when I just finish a call. However, when I disconnect the audio jack from my iPhone, the option disappears.

    My iPhone is paired to the GTI. I can see that. However, it looks like the GTI won't allow the play connectivity without the iPhone requesting it, and the iPhone won't request it until the GTI connects first.

    I have four buttons controlling the phone on my steering wheel: A "star" to mute, a "phone" to answer and hangup the phone, a volume up, and a volume down button.
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