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  • Premier Icon molgrips
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    It’s cos you are in Germany.

    russianbob
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    I have the SE with just a normal DAB radio in it and it does the same in mine, I’m not sure whether it’s my phone that’s incompatible (4S) or whether the voice control thing is an option.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    It’s generally a phone compatibility issue btw, there are loads with bluetooth hands free things. Although I’d thought they were better these days.

    globalti
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    I’ve got this and have never been able to make voice dial work, even with the help of my 14 y.o. son.

    Premier Icon scholarsgate
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    I don’t believe it’s a phone issue since I’ve had a £20 motorola hands free units with more functionality on the same phone.

    Scamper
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    Didn’t even know there was a voice dial option, but there again i’m such a technophobe I don’t even know what the card slot thing is for. 😳

    I just scroll through my call list off the main instrument binnacle.

    Premier Icon scholarsgate
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    Do you have the rns315 sat nav, media, phone unit? They are fitted to the sport model maybe some others?

    One of these

    Are you able to use the voice dial feature of your phone?

    I have a nexus 4 connected to mine and the voice dial option just mutes the unit, it does not initiate voice dialling.

    russianbob
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    Card slot?

    Skyliner
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    Voice control isnt available on the RNS315, only on the RNS510. The voice button on the steering wheel is a mute when you have an RNS315.

    Premier Icon scholarsgate
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    @skyliner How do know this? I can’t find any info anywhere about this?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I don’t believe it’s a phone issue since I’ve had a £20 motorola hands free units with more functionality on the same phone.

    Bluetooth compatibility issues are random, and not related to the cost of either device. However it sounds like Skyliner has the answer.

    Although, on most simple hands free kits the button activates the phone’s voice dialling feature, so all the kit has to do is act like a mic.

    Skyliner
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    @scholarsgate Working for the Brand.

    Premier Icon scholarsgate
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    Fairy Nuff

    Skyliner
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    If you need to know anything else mate just let me know. I guess the handover you got wasnt perfect?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Skyliner are you a salesperson then or something mechanicy?

    Skyliner
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    Sort of a bit of everything – I like to help when I can.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I could do with a chat with a proper vw electronics expert, been done over by a dodgy mechanic replacing the ECU and now it doesn’t work properly. I think it needs dealer level recoding beyond what Ithe can doI with VCDS but my local dealer aren’t very flexible and chatty like that. I don’t want to just book it in and cough up blindly.

    bigG
    Member

    Nought to do with voice dialling (mine doesn’t work either on my Passat B7 sport) but it is to do with the fitted sat nav. How easy is it to update this? The mapping is already out of date for my area.

    Skyliner
    Member

    Molgrips send me an email offline and ill put you in touch with our master tech. BigG send me your chassis number and ill give you all the info.

    russianbob
    Member

    Anyone know if it’s possible/easy to retro fit the rns315? And if so what the cost might be?

    Skyliner
    Member

    Depends what it’s going into. I can highly recommend you try http://www.satnavsystems.com and ask for Hamid for retrofit satnavs with less than main dealer labour rates. 🙂

    russianbob
    Member

    Cheers dude. It’ll be going into a mk7 SE with the standard DAB.

    mangoletse
    Member

    I have that unit but not even thought about voice control, looks like I don’t have the option anyway.

    One annoying bug though, is that when the unit is on DAB, it is more often than not totally silent when turning on the ignition – I have to power off/on or select Media and then back to radio. 2 years on and as yet no fix.

    ask1974
    Member

    Skyliner I’ve just ordered a CC GT which will come with the 315, do you know where I can download the manual? I’d like to read up prior to collection.

    Thanks.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I looked into upgrading my stereo on my B6. I put in a Pioneer satnav unit for a while which was rubbish, so now I’m looking for the basic radio with DAB. There are loads about though, should be easy to pick one up.

    Skyliner
    Member

    mangoletse, email me offline and I’ll see what I can do.

    ask1974, to be honest you dont really need the manual as its so easy to use. There is also a demo mode pre-installed too which will show you the main features.

    Sorry – for the fear of this turning into vwhelp-trackworld.

    ask1974
    Member

    Skyliner, appreciate that it was more a case of understanding the file formats it’s compatible with etc… I understand it has an SD slot so I was thinking about using that for music playback rather than iOS. Cheers anyway.

    Premier Icon scholarsgate
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    @ask1974

    I have a 64gb usb stick plugged in to the mdi interface in the glovebox with all my music on in mp3 format.

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    The only problem I have is deciding which of my 4700 songs to play.

    Premier Icon scholarsgate
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    @Skyliner – What do you think to roof bars on the passat b7 saloon? What’s the load capacity?

    ask1974
    Member

    Nice one scholarsgate, thanks.

    Mr_C
    Member

    One annoying bug though, is that when the unit is on DAB, it is more often than not totally silent when turning on the ignition – I have to power off/on or select Media and then back to radio. 2 years on and as yet no fix.

    Mine does this as well, but I just change the channel up or down to a different station and this kicks it back to life.

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