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Wont play voice through my stereo...

On my tom tom go 720 i can play the mp3s through my car stereo, but it stops the music and plays the instructions through tom tom itself?

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The instructions through FM transmitter violated some European regulations so had to be removed. The latest application update removes this feature for navigation - though music is still allowed. Sucks for US customers, not sure if they will release a US only application build to resolve this issue or not.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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