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I'll start by saying I have read through all the posts I could find on this issue but they either didn't match or didn't solve the issue.

For about the last year I have been experiencing problems with the radio not always playing sound for an iPod plugged in USB port or phone through bluetooth. The counter moves like it is playing the song but no audio no matter how loud I put the volume. I can play/pause and switch songs, it just won't play the audio. It started around the time I updated the mft system via USB (can't remember if it started before or after). It will play AM/FM Sirius (preview station) and CD fine just won't play USB or bluetooth.

It is a stock ST3 MFT system.

This does get fixed if I pull the fuse in the passenger foot area. But then about a week later it stops again. It's getting a little annoying to always have to be crawling under there to reset the system. It used to start working again a few days later but recently it won't work until I pull the fuse.

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HAve you tried Re-pairing the iPod?
Delete the pairing from both the iPod AND from MFT, then re-pair. Should fix any conflicts if the sync my iTunes didn't work.
 

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There is an 'fix' for Ipods/Itune on the Ford owners website. Sign in, and At the bottom of the page is this link to 'sync my Itunes' Hope that helps.

Here's the direct link to the downloadable fix:
http://www.syncmyride.com/syncmedia/mediadownload/SYNC_My_iTunes_Setup.exe

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HAve you tried Re-pairing the iPod?
Delete the pairing from both the iPod AND from MFT, then re-pair. Should fix any conflicts if the sync my iTunes didn't work.
Hmm I'll have to try the iTunes thing some point.

Would it matter if the ipod is an ipod touch with bluetooth shut off plugged in directly to usb and then use bluetooth for my Samsung Galaxy S6 occasionally (and is the only thing paired via bluetooth to the car)? Tried re-pairing the samsung and it works fine for phone functions but when I click bluetooth in music source selection it disconnects and shuts off connection for media playback (still works with phone functions).
 

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Hmm I'll have to try the iTunes thing some point.

Would it matter if the ipod is an ipod touch with bluetooth shut off plugged in directly to usb and then use bluetooth for my Samsung Galaxy S6 occasionally (and is the only thing paired via bluetooth to the car)? Tried re-pairing the samsung and it works fine for phone functions but when I click bluetooth in music source selection it disconnects and shuts off connection for media playback (still works with phone functions).
I'm not sure what else can be the iPod trouble then.. sorry..

I have the Samsung Galaxy SIII. I had Bluetooth problems with it for media until I found the setting on the phone was turned off by default. I set the phone to allow UBS/Bluetooth media.
 

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Another note, when pairing the phone, the phone asked for several permissions. I didn't click the 'always allow the first time I paired it, and thus where the problems stem. Make sure you click all the permission requests too.
 

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Another note, when pairing the phone, the phone asked for several permissions. I didn't click the 'always allow the first time I paired it, and thus where the problems stem. Make sure you click all the permission requests too.
Thanks for responding with a few things to try. Maybe the itunes thing will fix the ipod (going to try that tomorrow).

Yea it's odd I go in and give it permission for media playback and then when i click the touchscreen to connect to the samsung it connects for 30 seconds then disconnects disabling media playback.

I know if I pull the fuse it will work again, but will fail again too.

Thanks again. Hopefully someone else has seen this and knows a fix. I may bring it in to dealer some time as well to see if they can figure anything out. Or worst case I have thought of looking into a way to wire in a switch to the fuse so I at least don't have to climb around with needle nose pliers to pull the fuse to reset the system
 
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