samsung s5 - play through aux cable in car - won't do it.

hi Folks
I got a Samsung S5 - which I really like. However, when I connect it via aux cable to my phone - I get no sound. If I plug in headphones, it plays through the headphones. How can I get it to play through the aux cable. It is paired with the car radio bluetooth. Thanks
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KimputerIT ManagerCommented:
You forgot to double check (otherwise you don't know if the S5 or the AUX is to blame).
The headphone test suggests the phone is in working order and it's the AUX cable giving the problem.
Therefore, use another MP3 player (or anything similar, maybe another phone, as long as you tested it with headphones), and connect that to the AUX cable. If that doesn't work, it's either a defective AUX cable, or even worse, the AUX input isn't working properly (replace car radio installation).

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agwalshAuthor Commented:
OK. I'll try that. Thanks.
agwalshAuthor Commented:
Well I've checked the aux cable as per your suggestion and the cable is fine. My understanding is that I should be able to (a) just plug an aux cable from the phone into my radio (like I did with my last phone - Galaxy Nexus or (b) if it's paired via Bluetooth, it should automatically stream through the car speakers. What do you suggest I try now? Thanks.
agwalshAuthor Commented:
Actually I figured it out myself. I checked the Bluetooth settings, and using this link sorted out the media and audio settings.
KimputerIT ManagerCommented:
It's good that you solved the Bluetooth settings, but your original question was about AUX.
Since you now checked the AUX cable, you're probably left with a car system with a defective AUX input.
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