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      09-03-2012, 03:28 AM   #1
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Voice control function

Picked up the car the other day and when I press the voice control on the steering wheel nothing seems to happen. Is it a standard feature or an option ? Is it supposed to have an audible indication to let you know its on / activated?
Or is it operator error !!
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      09-03-2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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Should beep when you press it to indicate it's waiting for your command. If you've put a phone in the cradle just as you started up it sometimes needs 30 seconds to load the phonebook before it'll respond -- shouldn't be that way, but it is on mine.
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It doesnt do anything at all...not even a beep.........??
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      09-03-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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It doesnt do anything at all...not even a beep.........??
So it worked when the dealer took you through your new vehicle at delivery and now it's not?
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So it worked when the dealer took you through your new vehicle at delivery and now it's not?
My dealer has told me that you have to have the media pack installed to get the function....is this true ?
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Depends on which Bluetooth/USB option you selected. If you went with 6NK (around 600) then you should have voice control. If you went for the cheaper option (6NH - 265 iirc) then you won't have voice control.

I went for the cheap option as I have voice control in my M3 and it's a complete pain; I almost always give up after a few minutes in frustration and end up using the idrive for the right number to call!

Hope this helps and good luck with the new car, looks great.
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      09-03-2012, 11:04 AM   #7
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Depends on which Bluetooth/USB option you selected. If you went with 6NK (around 600) then you should have voice control. If you went for the cheaper option (6NH - 265 iirc) then you won't have voice control.

I went for the cheap option as I have voice control in my M3 and it's a complete pain; I almost always give up after a few minutes in frustration and end up using the idrive for the right number to call!

Hope this helps and good luck with the new car, looks great.
Cheers Kiernan, I have the 6NH fitted. Its not something that i would have used anyway, but it was never explained that I wouldnt have it. Ah well, what you never had, you never miss.
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Be nice if they removed the button from the wheel though - unless it serves another function?
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      09-03-2012, 02:04 PM   #9
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I have it.... find is useful when driving instead of fiddling with the i control. It even understands my accent!
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