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Hello all and thanks to everyone for sharing their knowledge here!

I've recently got my B7 A4 w/ factory installed RNS-E, TV, and BT phone interface.

The RNS-E was properly coded as 309716 and the BT functioned properly with a Motorola V3 phone. However the speech dialog system was disabled for the RNS-E and the phone. In other words, when i pushed the button on the steering wheel all i heard was a gong and the word "speak" on the DIS but without accepting any voice commands.

So i went at the dealer and asked to enable the SDS feature for the phone as well as for the RNS-E itself (i have the SDS module as it appears from Engineering). Here are the results.

The SDS for the RNS-E (radio/cd/mp3 control) was not enabled at all as the guy did not know what to do to enable it.

The SDS for the BT phone kit was enabled, and seemed to work ok, however i noticed that after the coding of the phone module (i didn't keep the original number - silly of me!) the BT icon no longer appeard on my MMI screen bottom, next to the signal strength where it always appeared. Also, I was no longer able to access the phonebook of my phone, missed/received/dialled numbers from the RNS-E, altough the phonebook was available from my DIS using the steering wheel button. It looked like the RNS-E did't understand for some reason that the phone kit is a BT one. Even the "bluetooth pin" on the setup phone screen was grayed out.

So i went there again today and spent 90 minutes with the guy and the diagnostic module (vas-5052) without any luck. We tried to code my BT phone interface as 11882 but the car would not accept it. When we did the step-by-step configuration (where it asked for the systems installed) and coded it as 11622. I guess this is where the problem lies. According to openobd.org, the third digit (6) corresponds to "MFK and K-line" while the (8) is "MFL, HU and K-line" which is probably what i really wanted.
We even checked the preferences of the BT module (the one that has the gain settings for mic) without any luck.

He also told me that the car was coded in Germany before arriving in Greece and that he didn't have any clue on how to proceed.

Has anybody got any idea what the problem might be? I called another dealer later today but they said that they have not much experience with the phone module (it is not very popular here in greece because the RNS-E costs 4100 euros (without a map of Greece yet) and the phone module 600 euros. As you can imagine very few people spend 5000 euros for something that does not do it's main function (navigation). So help is minimal here and everyone has the tendency to say "i don't know" or as many of you have previously quoted "it's not possible".

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide me with
 

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Geia sou file,

I suggest you buy a VAG-COM and try with that. There are certain things which for some reason do not work on the VAS.

Do you know if there will be a map for greece?
 

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Make sure you use the beta 5.10 version of VAG-COM, earlier versions do not talk to the BT module in some cases.
 

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vanos said:
Geia sou file,

I suggest you buy a VAG-COM and try with that. There are certain things which for some reason do not work on the VAS.

Do you know if there will be a map for greece?
Yes, that will be my next move, but i just find it weird that nobody in the dealership can help me with this.

I've contacted 3 dealers in Athens (Gratsias/Karenta/Filosidis) none of which has any clue as to when the Greece DVD will be released (if it will ever be released!)
Karenta mentioned that they have a CD for Athens only for the older CD-based RNS-D but no info on the RNS-E. Lucky us!

Thanks,
GrSpider
 

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Don't know whether your problem is resolved already.
For full SDS functionality the MIC needs to be connected to the RNS-E i.s.o. the phone module (FSE).
Probably in your case it isn't and connected to the FSE.
In that case you need to program 11822 i.s.o. 11882. The second digit "8" tells the FSE that the voicecontrol is by an external device (i.e. RNS-E) which needs the MIC wired to the RNS-E.
Please let me know if this resolves your problem.
 

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waterpetter,

I have discovered that my RNS-E unit does not support SDS, which is probably why my BT module won't accept 11882!

What i don't understand is why it does not allow me to use American English (11877) for the phone SDS. I have to pronounce everything i say like i'm British, which is not pleasant. I don't recall ever dialling a number correctly using SDS more than twice! Most of the times i say "dial number" and i get the response "the phonebook is empty!" and FYI i've been speaking english for a very very long time! (i.e. it's not my fault!)
I have managed to select any other language except american english. Has anybody got any clue on this?

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That's because you have the europe version BT module. You have to buy the US BT module to be able to code US English. Also, the US BT module cannot be coded for any other language besides US English.
 

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grspider said:
We tried to code my BT phone interface as 11882 but the car would not accept it. When we did the step-by-step configuration (where it asked for the systems installed) and coded it as 11622.
waterpetter said:
In that case you need to program 11822 i.s.o. 11882. The second digit "8" tells the FSE that the voicecontrol is by an external device (i.e. RNS-E) which needs the MIC wired to the RNS-E.
I'm a little confused by your reply. I suggested that you try to program 11822 and not 11882 (which apparantly is also not possible).
 

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That's because you have the europe version BT module. You have to buy the US BT module to be able to code US English. Also, the US BT module cannot be coded for any other language besides US English.
I don't believe that is correct. The second least significant digit needs to be programmed "2" for UK English and "7" for US English. So in this case you would need to program 11872. I should try this myself since I prefer US English over UK myself.
 

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Well, at least I do know that it is not possible to program the US BT module for any other language other than 7-US English.
 
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