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      03-15-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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Newbie Advice.

Hi. I'm new to this site and bmw ownership and would appreciate some advice. I've recently bought a 2013 116d efficient dynamics business.

My understanding was that this comes with the bmw business advanced media package which has voice control activation.

I can't get the voice control to work. Pressing the button on the steering wheel doesn't do anything.

So questions:
1. Should voice be enabled with this media package?
2 if yes, do I need to do anything to configure it?

Any advice would be appreciated.
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1. It looks like it takes either Professional navigation or (6NS) "Enhanced Bluetooth telephone with USB & Voice Control" to have this feature.

2. Say "Please!". No you don't (the language you speak is presumably set, but that does not add it): the button you noticed is all it takes, provided it's there (according to the manual, page 21).
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I tried "please" an when that didn't work I tried a load of expletives. Funily enough that didn't work either!

How can I tell if I have enhanced or not, and if not can I upgrade to it?

Thanks for your help.
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I tried a load of expletives. Funily enough that didn't work either!
That was excessive. Here's what "works every time".

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How can I tell if I have enhanced or not, and if not can I upgrade to it?
You can look up your car's factory configuration (no retrofit history ) by it's VIN. There are different facilities, this one has been promoted here recently: www.bmwvin.com. A dealer must be at your service as well.

A few links regarding upgrade:

1. Retrofit USB - Help;

2. Enable Enhanced Bluetooth (EBT) Package on BMW 1-Series F20/F21;

3. Combox Media Retrofit.

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Thanks again for your help. The VIN website is useful, and I'll check that out over the weekend.

It's a "nice to have", but if it costs £3000, as iBeech quotes in one of your links, I think I'll learn to live without it!
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