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    Love the phone but may have to return it as I get a crazy loud hissing sound when I plug in my BMW 328i. Is there a setting in the phone I can use to fix? I've had multiple iOS and Android devices over the years and it's been fine. Tried multiple cables too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanSolo View Post
    Love the phone but may have to return it as I get a crazy loud hissing sound when I plug in my BMW 328i. Is there a setting in the phone I can use to fix? I've had multiple iOS and Android devices over the years and it's been fine. Tried multiple cables too.
    Sounds like a hardware problem, probably the headphone jack. If you can eliminate a problem with your deck/aux in, i'd try exchanging the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanSolo View Post
    Love the phone but may have to return it as I get a crazy loud hissing sound when I plug in my BMW 328i. Is there a setting in the phone I can use to fix? I've had multiple iOS and Android devices over the years and it's been fine. Tried multiple cables too.
    Strange. Can't you just stream via blutooth? Or could you connect it via USB? Even my Wrangler has a USB port. Your Beamer doesn't have one hidden in there somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanSolo View Post
    Love the phone but may have to return it as I get a crazy loud hissing sound when I plug in my BMW 328i. Is there a setting in the phone I can use to fix? I've had multiple iOS and Android devices over the years and it's been fine. Tried multiple cables too.
    Do you get a hissing sound when using headphones?

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    Unplug the car charger, if you have one plugged in as well. Sometimes when plugged into a car AC charger and AUX, you can hear the hum of the alternator providing power to the car through AUX... or at least I have in the past. If you rev the engine, and the hum/hiss changes with the RPM... you either need to unplug AUX and use an alternate method, or unplug the AC.
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    It may take some work, but it's possible to get some Android devices to output unamped sound via USB: Android phones and USB DACs - Page 304
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    I have a USB ...how do I make that an audio input? I have a 2011 and it only streams calls not audio (no A2DP functionality).

    I found that if I max out the phone volume when plugged in it helps a bit.

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    Time to upgrade the cars head unit

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    I second the suggestion to try it while it's not charging
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    My head unit is awesome with every other phone. I have not used a car charger and it still makes those noises. I can't be the only one...tomorrow I'm going back to T-Mobile and I'll try another unit and/or another aux in cord.

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