Connecting to the Stereo Using an Auxiliary Audio Cable

If your Garmin DriveSmart™ device is not connected to the vehicle stereo using a Bluetooth® connection, you can send the device audio to the vehicle stereo using a 3.5 mm stereo auxiliary audio cable.

NOTE: This feature is not available for all product models.
  1. Connect one end of the audio cable to the 3.5 mm audio output jack on the Garmin DriveSmart vehicle power adapter.

    Audio cable connected to power
  2. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the auxiliary input jack for your vehicle stereo.

    This jack may be labeled AUX or Line In. See your vehicle owner's manual for more information.

  3. Connect the device power cable to the blue USB port on the vehicle power adapter.
  4. Set the audio source for your vehicle stereo to the auxiliary input.
  5. Select an option:
    • During the initial Garmin Drive™ app pairing process, select No when the app asks whether you currently use Bluetooth technology to connect your smartphone to your vehicle.

    • After the initial pairing process, from your Garmin DriveSmart device, select Volume > Bluetooth Audio Setup, and verify Garmin Device is selected for each audio type.

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