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ApplePlay and Bluetooth connected but no sound

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I have had a 2017 Gen 2 Volt for about 3 months now and the Bluetooth and ApplePlay were working well. All of a sudden, I can see the Bluetooth is connected to my phone, the infotainment system shows which song is playing and the time it's left on the song.. all seems to be working, except I can't hear the music anymore! I can hear Google Maps' directions but I can't hear any of the music from my phone.

I've checked the volume, turn on/off the sound system, and reconnected the Bluetooth, but nothing is working...

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I have this happen probably once a month, and its drives me nuts. It either says its playing and there is no sound, or it connects/disconnects constantly from CarPlay, and won't play anything. I'm still using an old iPhone 5, but everything is updated. I've narrowed it down to it only happens to me when I jump in the car, immediately plug in my phone, throw it in gear, and head down the road. If I wait 30 seconds or so until I am driving down the road to plug my phone in, it prevents it (at least so far). I'm guessing it has to do with the initialization of the infotainment system/backup camera/plugging the phone it all at once and something gets wonky. At least thats my best guess from the times its happened to me. When it does happen, the only fix I have found is to pull over, shut the car off, turn it back on, and reconnect.

I'm glad it doesn't happen often. I really like the CarPlay interface, but its a real PITA when its not working correctly.
When I was a kid, my dad told me that, when you get into your car, the very first thing you should do is start the engine. Then get comfortable, adjust/check the mirrors, and buckle the seat belt. By starting the car first, it gives the fluids time to circulate and get to were they need to be before the car moves. While this is not as important in an electric car, I still do this out of habit, and it gives all of the computers a little extra time to get up and running before I take it out of park.
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