Apple carplay on primary device and Bluetooth from another

  1. Ocelot

    Ocelot Senior Member

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    I like the nav features of Apple Carplay in this 10th gen, and I miss having an aux in like my Gen 8 and 9 civic did.
    I thought an EX-T should have a sat radio option, but mine doesn't - so I purchased a car cradle/dock and use the FM modulator in the cradle to transmit to the tuner - it is staticky, regardless of what FM freq I set the modulator to transmit on I'd like something better but not less convenient.
    My cradle is powered by fuse slot #1 which goes hot when I start the car and de-energizes when I shut it off (so my cradle powers up and powers down without my intervention). I see there is a signal injector available from Siruis/XM, but it requires the sat radio to be powered up to use and negates any additional FM until you power it down.

    My next idea is a Bluetooth transmitter - can I "Carplay" from one device and Bluetooth from another? (It looks like I may not be able to).
     
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    You may be able to get it to work for a short time. But it should default to Carplay as designed. On AA, I could stream BT while running maps so I could keep full audio control (AA limits audio adjustments). But eventually it would default to the AA audio source once a nav voice (or other audio prompt) would come up.
     
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    Why not just use the SXM app through CarPlay?
     
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    I want the sat radio for the times when I’m traveling through northern Manitoba where there are hundreds of kilometres without cellular coverage.
     
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    Didn’t think about that. Living in the southern US, it’s rare to be on a major highway or interstate and not have cell service.
     
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    You cannot have a Bluetooth device running with apple car play. With android auto you can use a separate audio source (besides Bluetooth) while still using it. I'd imagine its the same for car play but I can't test it.
     
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