GPS Voice Commands


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I have an issue that's bugging me that I just can't seem to straighten out so I'm relying on the expertise herein. I have a 2012 with factory GPS. The voice commands have gone silent. I've followed the instructions in the manual for turning the voice on and or off with no results. Not that I really need another voice telling me what to do, but I would like it to function. Thanks


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baumedagn wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:47 am I have an issue that's bugging me that I just can't seem to straighten out so I'm relying on the expertise herein. I have a 2012 with factory GPS. The voice commands have gone silent. I've followed the instructions in the manual for turning the voice on and or off with no results. Not that I really need another voice telling me what to do, but I would like it to function. Thanks
What are using to give the command through? Wired headset or Bluetooth?
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I use a Sena Freewire with the 20S EVO's. But I get nothing from the speakers either. It was working, then all of a sudden decided to go silent. It's not even muting the radio which leads me to believe it's been disabled somehow.
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baumedagn wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:57 am I use a Sena Freewire with the 20S EVO's. But I get nothing from the speakers either. It was working, then all of a sudden decided to go silent. It's not even muting the radio which leads me to believe it's been disabled somehow.
It could be your sena. My 10c has quit accepting voice commands to my phone.
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I might agree with you however, my headset works with everything else. And, the radio isn't being muted for the commands to come through.
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There is a volume adjustment for the Navi directions voice commands, check your manual for the instructions. You may have inadvertently lowered the volume unwittingly.
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dtcad, thank you for the reply. I've already tried adjusting the volume etc. I'm wondering if there is a way to actually disable the voice prompts.
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baumedagn wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:56 am dtcad, thank you for the reply. I've already tried adjusting the volume etc. I'm wondering if there is a way to actually disable the voice prompts.
Yes you can mute the voice prompts
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To turn the Navi voice on with the Navigation System turned off , push the NAVI button. To turn the Navi voice off with the Navigation System turned on, push and hold the NAVI button.
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If that doesn't fix it the issue might still be in the settings for the Sena. I've tried different things on mine with priorities and things and occasionally turned off something unintentionally.
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dtcad, when trying that, it just turns the nav on or off.

C-dub, I'm convinced the problem is not with the Sena. All other functions operate properly. The commands are not being heard through the external speakers either. Also, the system would mute the music when the gps is giving commands. That is not happening now.
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If you have the Navi manual, look at page 151.
On the bike, push the menu button, select setup info, select setup screen, scroll down to and choose alerts setup, select "turn alert" highlight the type of alert you want. Hit the "back button" on the panel to choose weather and traffic alerts if you want them. HTH, David
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Well, still no luck. I made sure the settings were correct and still no voice. I've disconnected the battery to see if that would work. Nothing through the speakers or headset. The radio doesn't mute to give instructions. Very frustrating.
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Well, darn. I was hoping that would fix it. I'm no expert, the only thing that I can think of would be the map program card became corrupted somehow and it affected the voice vocabulary file. If you have another map card it may be worth putting it in to see if it would work.
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I was hoping that would have straightened it out as well. The strange thing is, it happened all of a sudden. We were on a route when I realized that I wasn't getting the voice prompts. I was trying to keep it simple but apparently that isn't going to work. I guess the next step would be run through the troubleshooting guide. Thanks for your help.
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If you haven't already tried this, you could remove the map card and clean the contacts with a qtip wet with alcohol. Sometimes the contacts get dusty or something and don't make a good connection. This probably isn't the issue, but wouldn't hurt to try.
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Thanks for suggesting the card. Apparently, one of the files had gotten corrupted causing the problem.
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BRAVO!! Glad you have it resolved.


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