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Voice Activation disabled in Cabriolet

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by phil1824, Jun 14, 2014.

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    [Aug 14, 2014]
    Hi Phil,

    Car is listed with "Voice Control System".
    Salesman definitely said that you can control your phone with it and use it with the Sat Nav.

    What else are you trying to control with your voice ??

    As my initial post, I'll tell you more next month.

    Cheers.
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    Amazing, would be delighted if you can. Others will be able to say, but you can dictate texts and many other things.
    I look forward to your update.
    I am loving the Cabriolet. What spec have you gone for?
    Phil

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    [Aug 15, 2014]
    A3 S-Line Cabriolet with (nearly) everything included (I think).

    Be interesting to see how the wind deflector works as it just seems to "sit" on the back seats in the pictures I've seen.
    No doubt there will be some sort of fixing device.

    First time with the Xenon Plus lights thingy, so that should be interesting going round corners ?!

    B&O Speakers, again be interesting to compare the difference - if any.

    Another 2 weeks to go, time seems to be going slow now.
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    [Aug 15, 2014]
    The Wind Deflector is great. I was recently on the Autobahn and going 120 MPH with the Wind Deflector in place and minimal wind buffeting.
    There are two "holes" in the rear passenger walls and the deflector locates in those. it is easy to fit and take down.
    I have the B&O and I find it AMAZINGLY good.
    Look forward to hearing how you get on.
    Do you have the heated seats and hot air blower??
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    [Aug 16, 2014]
    Wow, I was thinking about speed and the Wind Deflector staying in place / blowing off. No worries there then, as I'll NEVER get to that speed !!

    Thanks for the update on the Speakers, seems like it was a wise option.

    Yes, heated seats and blower thing included.
    Was surprised to find that the seats are operated manually though with nearly everything else being electronic.

    I was impressed with the CD Player unit being "hidden away" in the Glove Box - good idea - and being able to lower the Screen back in to the dashboard if required.

    You had any issues / concerns since you've had your car ??
    Anything to be aware of / careful with / etc.

    Cheers.
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    [Aug 16, 2014]
    Overall still DELIGHTED. Things to get used to are the Electronic Parking brake. For example on the morning after I got the car, I could not reverse out of the drive as I had not put my seat belt on. When I was getting the Ferry and driving up a ramp, I would have felt more at ease with a NORMAL handbrake, but all was well. Do you have Connect? can't recall if you said you did. I love it, but there can be issues with which SIM to use and certainly issues when roaming on the Continent. I have taken lots of advice from this site re paint protection etc and Love the AutoGlym range. Took me a little while to work out the ACC (not having read the manual) and now find it tremendous and use it a lot. Still getting used to the adaptive light system. I live in Country lanes and it will not automatically choose full beam on the lanes when no one is around. It probably gets confused by the hedges. The deselect Sports suspension option is great for me. My previous S Line Cab was a little hard and the previous S Line estate was even harsher. Took advice from here re how to get play lists on the SD card. I have been very lucky with the weather and have had the roof down a lot. The kids are impressed and my son loves showing off the B&O system to his mates. I have noticed that the Play Music through phone option by Bluetooth keeps switching itself off i.e. going to not selected, when you connect your phone via the cable, so you need to go through a few MMI options to allow. Cannot recall the exact detail as I type, but you need to be aware of it if you have multiple phone users in the car and some wish to play their sound cloud or Spotify or music on their phone through the system,
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    [Aug 16, 2014]
    Other thing to remember is that if you have Alloy wheel protection insurance and have the S Line standard alloys, they are Diamond Cut and many policies will not cover them.
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    [Aug 16, 2014]
    Nice One,
    Thanks for the feedback / tips Phil.
    Really Appreciated.

    I've got the 19" wheels.
    From previous experience, the rears are relatively easy to "scrape" along a Multi-Storey Exit Kerb.
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    [Aug 16, 2014]
    Hi Phil
    Where did you get this information as the brochure description of CC1 wheels is "part polished". I have alloy wheel insurance so I'll have to check on it if they are not covered.
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    [Aug 17, 2014]
    Hi,
    Need to check which wheels I have, but they are the standard on the S Line Cabriolet. I needed to claim on the policy as I kerbed the wheel at 4 in the morning in Germany whilst leaving a Fuel station and not having my Headlights fully on!! Began making a claim via the Insurance, having initially phoned my dealer who said they were not Diamond Cut, However, the claims company said they are and the Broker has refunded the policy. I was initially surprised the dealer said they were ok as there is another post on this forum saying they are Diamond cut. Will post which wheel I have when I find the brochure.
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    [Aug 17, 2014]
    Mine are COJ I think
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    [Aug 17, 2014]
    Thanks for that. I have the standard CC1 on my S-Line SB so to be safe I've sent an email to ALA (my GAP and alloy wheel insurer) to confirm yes or no. The Audi catalogue descriptions says:

    CC1 - 18” x 7.5J “5 parallel-spoke” design part-polished alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres

    Nowhere does it mention Diamond Cut.
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    [Aug 17, 2014]
    ALA where very helpful and immediately refunded the policy. I don't think they will know if yours are covered.They thought mine were. It is worth sending a photo of your wheels to the Insurance Company to see if they regard them as Diamond Cut and out-with the policy. BTW I have found ALA to be excellent. I read about them on this forum and have GAP insurance and Scratch and Dent via them.
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    [Aug 17, 2014]
    Yes I have used ALA for my TT (GAP and alloy wheel) as well but I never gave it a thought about the A3 wheels - the TT wheels are definitely not diamond-cut.
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    [Aug 26, 2014]
    Coding:
    Byte 18 Bit 2 a 1 valore

    Byte 24 Bitt 1 al valore 1

    poi Byte 18 Bit 2 di nuovo impostato al valore 0

    MMI reset
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    [Aug 26, 2014]
    You're right ALA deem the CC1 wheels as outside their policy so have refunded my premium. They say they are looking at trying to introduce a policy to cover such wheels but don't hold your breath!
    Thanks for the heads-up though - I would never have given it a thought until you mentioned it.
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    [Aug 27, 2014]

    sorry for my short post
    this coding seems to unlock/activate SDS on A3 Cabrio
    go to 5F module and look for byte 18:
    1. Byte 18 - Bit 2 -> From 0 to 1
    2. Byte 24 - Bit 1 -> From 0 to 1
    3. Byte 18 - Bit 2 -> From 1 to 0
    MMI reset

    It should go.
    try and tell me if it is ok for you.
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    [Sep 4, 2014]
    Hi Phil,

    You are right - It doesn't work :audibash:

    Comes up with a message along the lines of not activated for the car.
    He definitely said that he'd used it for the Telephone and SatNav.

    I'm wondering if the Salesman was getting confused with "normal" A / S 3s maybe ??

    I haven't had a detailed fiddle with everything yet, although from initial attempts it's not looking good.

    Sorry :asskicking:
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    [Sep 4, 2014]
    Thanks for the update, Hope you enjoy your marvellous car. Phil
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    [Feb 1, 2015]
    This sucks... Nowhere said (visibly) that this feature would be disabled...
    What's the point oh having that button on the wheel only to say that it does not work... If it's Audi decision to disable it in the cabrios, then they should have provided another feature for that button...
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    [Feb 2, 2015]
    Hi Sergio,
    You can allocate a function to this Button using the Menu.
    I had set mine to the SatNav night feature until I read on here that that happens automatically anyway.

    None are obviously as good as having the Voice Activation and agree that this should have been explained prior to buying.
    In my example, I genuinely think the Salesman was confused about the feature as opposed to trying to mislead in any way.
    Obvious thought is that if it works in the "normal" A3 / S3s then it'll work in the Cabrio - that was my thought anyway plus I could see the Voice Symbol on the Steering Wheel Controls !!

    Ah well, you pays your money, you don't take your choice on this occassion !!
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    [Feb 2, 2015]
    Hi :)
    Yo can allocate new function to this key?
    I was only able to find a setting where I could change the function to the asterisk key.
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    [Feb 2, 2015]
    Yes I think you are talking about a different button. Every A3/S3 has a programmable * button on the steering wheel which can be assigned to a selected list of functions in the MMI but Sergio is talking about the dedicated Voice Button which works on my SB but presumably does nothing on a Cab?
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    [Feb 2, 2015]
    Oh, you could be right there.
    I'm thinking about the Asterisk Button. Sorry.

    :asskicking:
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