How to Troubleshoot the Hands Free Telephone System
The hands free telephone (HFT) works only with Bluetooth enabled cell phones with the Hands Free Profile. If you are not sure if your cell phone is compatible with the HFT.
The HFT gives the user the convenience of hands-free operation. It can't control the phone's performance (call quality and signal strength). To avoid performance problems, don't put the phone in a metal briefcase or in a purse under the seat.
This guide shows you just a few of the HFT's many features. You will see how to pair your phone to the HFT and then make and receive calls, all using simple voice commands. If you want a complete description of this system, please refer to the owner's manual and quick start guide.
Voice Control Tips
To give any voice command, press and release the Talk button. Always wait for the beep, then give your command in a clear, natural voice. The HFT microphone is on the ceiling, by the front spotlights.
If the HFT doesn't recognize your voice command, you'll hear ‘‘Pardon.'' If after repeating your command, it still doesn't recognize it, you'll hear ‘‘Please repeat.'' If after repeating your command again, it still doesn't recognize it, the HFT sends you to the Help menu.
To hear a list of available options at any time, say ‘‘Hands free help.''
You can give many voice commands together. For example, you can say ‘‘Dial 123-456-7890.''
To give a string of numbers in a call or dial voice command, you can say them all at once, or separate them into blocks of 3, 4, 7, 10, or 11.
To skip a voice prompt, press and release the Talk button while the HFT is speaking. The HFT begins listening for your next voice command.
To go back a step in a voice command sequence, press and release the Back button, or say ‘‘Go back.''
If you don't say anything while the HFT is listening for your voice command, it will time out and stop its voice recognition. The next time you press and release the Talk button, the HFT begins listening from the point where it timed out.
To stop a voice command sequence at any time, press and hold the Back button, or press and release the Talk button, wait for the beep, and say ‘‘Cancel.'' The next time you press and release the Talk button, the HFT begins from its main menu. You'll see MAIN on the multi-information display (MID) in the instrument panel.
When you're done with a voice command sequence, the HFT goes back to its main menu. The next time you press and release the Talk button, you'll be at the main menu and you'll see MAIN on the MID.
Remember to press and hold the Back button until you exit the main menu, otherwise, the audio system stays muted.
NOTE: This procedure should be used only if HDS is unavailable.
To run the self-diagnostic function, do the following:
Exiting the Self-diagnostic Mode
Press the HFT BACK button and exit the self-diagnostic mode.
Pairing Your Cell Phone (A One Time Procedure)
You must pair a Bluetooth compatible phone to the HFT before you can make and receive calls. The following steps show you what you need to do. You can also refer to the phone's operating manual or call the phone retailer. Make sure the vehicle is stationary when you pair the phone;