3.5mm jack question

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    When my ear buds are plugged in it works fine. When I plug the phone into my radio in my truck to listen to music video my phone, it plays thru the phone not thru the stereo. I tried it with my old S3, works fine plays music as it should. Is it supposed to not play? Or do I have a problem?
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    Either the plug isn't fully inserted, or the plug is faulty.

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    Plug is in all the way. Cord works with my S3. I've tried it using a different cord on a portable radio and it works. But it will not work in 2 of the trucks at work.

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    Hmmm, truck contacts dirty? Or, Some plugs made for cell phones have three areas of contact not two... did you plug the three contacts into the truck, not the phone?

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    3 contacts on both ends.
    Are some different lengths? I can't compare cuz I'm at work

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    3 as in tip middle bass segments? To work with the microphone, there's a tip middle middle bass segments, 4 in all. Three segments is standard stereo and should work anywhere...should.

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    Ah-ha! Those are 'advanced' plugs, for want of a better name, they have 4 segments. The sockets in the trucks are probably only set up for a three segment jack. Get yourself a basic standard stereo patch cord, with three-segment tips, and you should be fine.

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    I will try that.
    But that cord works fine in the work trucks with the Galaxy S3, but not with the Maxx. Why?
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    Unfortunately, I have no clue and I am not tech savvy enough to really understand why. I usually use a standard stereo patch cord, or a cord with three segments plug on one end and four segments plug on the other that goes into the phone. Could be a bad Jack on your phone. That's a easy fix, to replace the a/v block, as I call it. Not sure how much it costs.

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    Yup real easy fix called WARRANTY lol.
    I drive trucks so I stopped a truck stop and it looked like a decent cord vs. a cheappy so I bought it.

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    Correction, here you go: http://www.parts4repair.com/antenna-module-for-motorola-droid-ultra-xt1080/ Pop the back cover off carefully watching for some adhesive, back out a few screws, released two clips, and it lifts right out. Gadget Doctor does a good tear down YouTube video, but doesn't list this part for sale.

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