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#1 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 02:59 PM
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Well, I just discovered that my new-to-me SL has a voice command system. I have serached through the manual and can find nothing explaining how to use it. I have searched the forum using every combination of the words in the subject line and still can't find anything. I pulled back the stalk on the right side of the steering column and heard a female voice. I determined I could change the CD track, but that's all I've tried so far. Does anyone know of a resource to give a list of commands? On a related note, should there have been a separate audio system manual with the car? If so, does nayone have a copy saved they could email to me? Thanks for the help.
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Well, I played around with the system last night and discovered that by pulling the stalk towards the driver it activated the system. I said 'Help' and the system asked for which component I wished to have more info - Radio, CD, Phone or WB. Saying one of the 4 provides a list of commands that can be spoken. So, I was able to switch from CD to radio by pulling the stalk and saying 'radio'. It takes you to the last tuned station. I then said 'AM' and it switched to the AM band. I could then call up a specific frequency or go to the next pre-set. It was as easy as saying 'frequency six-eighty'. Like wise while listening to a CD, I could go to the previous or next track, ar call up a specific track. Very neat indeed. My BMW 525i has voice-activation, but as I do not have Nav, it only functions for the bluetooth connection to my Razr phone.

Quite a handy safety feature really, the ability to control the audio system without having to look down at the controls. The only thing I haven't found is the ability to change volume. I'll have to keep playing with it.
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Hi Sc00p try to pull the stalk and say ......volume up ........or volume down.
Maybe it works....

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Hi Sc00p try to pull the stalk and say ......volume up ........or volume down.
Maybe it works....

Cheers.
I tried that last night - no success. I think I'll continue to experiment with it - there are probably more things I can do than I realize. The 'help' menu was certainly helpful.

In the meantime, if anyone has knowledge of the system, I'd be grateful for a mnual of some sort. Cheers,
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I tried that last night - no success. I think I'll continue to experiment with it - there are probably more things I can do than I realize. The 'help' menu was certainly helpful.

In the meantime, if anyone has knowledge of the system, I'd be grateful for a manual of some sort. Cheers,
I was unable to find a manual or flow chart that explains what voice commands to enter into the system but it looks like you are aware of the 'Help' command. Please see the attached PDF's.
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What audio system do you have for the car? European models weren't available with any sort of voice activated commands - I can't see the US being any different as the instrument cluster doesn't even allow programming for the APS30 Nav system.
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What audio system do you have for the car? European models weren't available with any sort of voice activated commands - I can't see the US being any different as the instrument cluster doesn't even allow programming for the APS30 Nav system.
Because he is a new owner of the car it looks like only another U.S. SA owner would be able to answer your question. But here is a picture of the 'Push to Talk' lever. Do you have this lever on your SA?
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Try this:

Wolfgang's ML Page: Mercedes voice control - Linguatronic

and the manual for 2001:

http://phdwebsite.powerpulse.cc/VCM/...M%20Manual.pdf
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Thanks. This 2001 Voice Control Manual.PDF is now a part of the 'R129 Owners Manual' sticky.
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Maybe it's a good thing that most of us don't have voice activation fitted.
About three weeks ago I again nearly lost the car around a tight bend and for the second time since owning the car heard the metallic grating noise of the roll bar deploying.
I don't know what a voice recognition system would have made of the comment
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