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[Car Thing] Setup & troubleshooting guide

Hey folks, glad to see you here! We've put together this guide to help you out along your Car Thing journey. Getting a Car Thing Spoiler (Highlight to read) If you haven't already, you can register for one here. When you successfully register, you'll...

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What do you like most about Car Thing?

Hey everyone, Since announcing the launch of our new smart player Car Thing last week, the enthusiasm we keep receiving in response has been as awesome as the thing itself. More than just a player, it’s your own soundtrack curator when in the car whi...

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Superuser Contribution I want to connect my spotify to my cars spotify app

I currently have a subscription to Spotify. I would like to pair it to my new car which has a Spotify app available. Can I do this without having to use "Android Auto"? Thank you.

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  • I currently have a subscription to Spotify. I would like to pair it to my new car which has a Spotify app available. Can I do this without having to use "Android Auto"? Thank you.
  • MartinT
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Superuser Contribution Playing on another device erroneous error.

PlanPremium Family CountryUKDeviceTesla Model 3Pixel 7 ProOperating SystemTesla Version: v11.1 (2024.8.7 788c4ffd4ccc)Android 14 Build number APIA.240405.002 My Question or IssueOn a short journey today the Spotify app in my Tesla kept stopping every...

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  • Plan Premium Family  Country UK Device Tesla Model 3 Pixel 7 Pro Operating System Tesla Version: v11.1 (2024.8.7 788c4ffd4ccc) Android 14 Build number APIA.240405.002   My Questi...
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Superuser Contribution Replacement Parts

How would one get replacement parts for the spotify car thing. I really need a new dashmount/cd mount due to misplacing itPlanPremiumCountry DeviceS21+Operating SystemAndroid 11 My Question or Issue

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  • How would one get replacement parts for the spotify car thing. I really need a new dashmount/cd mount due to misplacing it Plan Premium Country   Device S21+ Operating System Android 11 ...
  • enua
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Superuser Contribution Re: [Car Thing] Setup & troubleshooting guide

My phone connects to my Car Thing via Bluetooth when I turn the car on, and then I plug my phone into my USB port in my car to play the music through the car speakers. In the last couple of days, I’ll plug my phone in like normal, it’ll show that it’...

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  • My phone connects to my Car Thing via Bluetooth when I turn the car on, and then I plug my phone into my USB port in my car to play the music through the car speakers. In the last couple of days, I’l...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify freezing and having to restart app in Jeep Grand Cherokee

Usually when I get in my car, I select “Media” and last song I had playing from Spotify plays with no issues. For the last month, the song will appear on the screen in my car, but no audio will come out. Even if I try to press play or change the song...

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  • Usually when I get in my car, I select “Media” and last song I had playing from Spotify plays with no issues. For the last month, the song will appear on the screen in my car, but no audio will come ...
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Superuser Contribution Issues with Spotify in Oregon not in California

Originally set up Spotify in CA 12+years ago. Been living in Oregon. Last year Purchased a 2018 tacoma truck and Spotify will connect via Bluetooth work and then randomly just stops. Mid song. When I get it back on it restarts the song all over. Whil...

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  • Originally set up Spotify in CA 12+years ago. Been living in Oregon. Last year Purchased a 2018 tacoma truck and Spotify will connect via Bluetooth work and then randomly just stops. Mid song. When I...
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Superuser Contribution Car thing doesn't recognize own adapter

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevicePixel 4XLOperating System1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 My Question or IssueMy car thing does not recognize its own adapter, the adapter that came from the box, when plugged into my cigarette lighter. i only got it working when I ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Pixel 4XL Operating System 1998 Mercedes-Benz E320   My Question or Issue My car thing does not recognize its own adapter, the adapter that came from th...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify playing on Amazon Echo Dot at home while in vehicle

PlanPremium CountryUSA Device(iPhone 11 Pro) Operating System(iOS 15.6.1) My Question or Issue Phone is connected to my vehicle via Bluetooth. Intermittently, when I open Spotify the music shows that it's playing, but I can't here it. Then, the wife ...

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  • Plan Premium   Country USA   Device (iPhone 11 Pro)   Operating System (iOS 15.6.1)   My Question or Issue   Phone is connected to my vehicle via Bluetooth. Int...
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Spotify certification token expiring per Tesla. Takes up to 15 minutes to come back.

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Car thing screen cracked

Are there any third party sites I can buy a replacement car thing screen from? I just dropped mine while transferring cars and the corner is cracked pretty badly. Unfortunately it is out of warranty so I'll have to get it fixed third partyPlanPremium...

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  • Are there any third party sites I can buy a replacement car thing screen from? I just dropped mine while transferring cars and the corner is cracked pretty badly. Unfortunately it is out of warranty ...
  • Billy-J
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Cant buy car thing

So if i cant buy car thing, then how am i suppose to be able to access the control by voice option. If car thing is no longer in production then voice control should be accessible for every device.

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  • So if i cant buy car thing, then how am i suppose to be able to access the control by voice option. If car thing is no longer in production then voice control should be accessible for every device.
  • Billy-J
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Car Thing screen detached.

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceCar ThingOperating SystemNot applicable My Question or IssueThe two shell pieces detached, and the ribbon that attaches the screen to the motherboard is unplugged. How do I secure the two pieces and reconnect the ribbon?

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device Car Thing Operating System Not applicable   My Question or Issue The two shell pieces detached, and the ribbon that attaches the screen to the motherboa...
  • Billy-J
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Superuser Contribution Car thing not connect

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceiPhone 13 ProOperating SystemIOS 16 My Question or IssueHi all, My Car thing seems to have stopped connecting to my phone via Bluetooth after I updated to the latest IOS 16. Every time I forget both devices from one another...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device iPhone 13 Pro Operating System IOS 16   My Question or Issue Hi all, My Car thing seems to have stopped connecting to my phone via Bluetooth after I upd...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Car Thing iPhone Volume Bug

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceiPhone 13 ProOperating SystemiOS 15.1 My Question or IssueWhen starting my car, my phone's Bluetooth will connect to my Car Thing before it connects to my car radio. When my phone connects to my car radio, my phon...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device iPhone 13 Pro Operating System iOS 15.1   My Question or Issue When starting my car, my phone's Bluetooth will connect to my Car Thing before ...
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Superuser Contribution Where to buy Car Thing

I'm interested in buying a Car Thing.

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  • I'm interested in buying a Car Thing.
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Superuser Contribution Can not listen Elvis Presley

Plan PremiumCountry DeviceTesla carOperating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueHello, I can not listen Elvis songs, none of them, it always choose random song from another performer.

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  •   Plan Premium Country   Device Tesla car Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue Hello, I can not listen Elvis songs, none of th...
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Superuser Contribution Volvo quality is poor via cable

PlanPremiumCountryEUDevice(iPhone 11pro, Samsung Galaxy S22, Volvo S90)Operating System(iOS 17.) My Question or Issuewhy songs quality via cable in my Volvo is poor? When I play Spotify through Bluetooth the quality is awesome.

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  • Plan Premium Country EU Device (iPhone 11pro, Samsung Galaxy S22, Volvo S90) Operating System (iOS 17.)   My Question or Issue why songs quality via cable in my Volvo is poor? When I p...
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Car Thing

Hello everyone, I know Car Thing is no longer being made and I imagine updates have stopped too. So this request is probably a long shot. I still use my Car Thing on my desktop computer (and love it) but there are 2 messages when using it that drive ...

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  • Hello everyone, I know Car Thing is no longer being made and I imagine updates have stopped too. So this request is probably a long shot.   I still use my Car Thing on my desktop computer (and...
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Superuser Contribution 2023 Tesla Model 3 and Local Iphone Files

Plan - PremiumCountry - USADevice - (iPhone 15 Pro)Operating System - (iOS 17.2.1 ) I have a 2023 Tesla Model 3 and am using Spotify Premium to listen to music.Great for the most part but I have at least 100 mp3’s that are either out of print tunes a...

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  • Plan - Premium Country - USA Device - (iPhone 15 Pro) Operating System - (iOS 17.2.1 )   I have a 2023 Tesla Model 3 and am using Spotify Premium to listen to music. Great ...
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Superuser Contribution Issue: Car Thing stuck on setup (continue in the app)

I first got my Car Thing in early May. When I was first setting it up, I followed all of the directions correctly and I ran into an issue. The Car Thing said continue in the Spotify app or something similar to that. I already had the app open and my ...

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  • I first got my Car Thing in early May. When I was first setting it up, I followed all of the directions correctly and I ran into an issue. The Car Thing said continue in the Spotify app or something ...
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