Voice Commands (12 Plate) E220

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Evening all - I have recently bought a 12 plate E220. The steering wheel has a voice command button but when I press it nothing happens :wallbash::dk:

I found some online videos re voice commands and tried to follow by going through System and try to find some help on Voice Activation but only found Bluetooth, Display, Reset and there was something else.

Does voice commands need special module fitted? I would of thought since the button is there on the steering wheel, it came fitted :(
 

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Do you have an owner's manual? If not, put the details in here Owners Manual: A Go-To Source for Information on your Vehicle | Mercedes-Benz and you will have downloads for owner's and COMAND manual. I can't think why it doesn't work as all we do is push and speak…I don't know if you might have the button and not the Linguatronic module on COMAND; you would need the build sheet to know for sure.
 
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Our gives a little 'Bong' before activating…other than that, being complete witchcraft, I leave well alone! Sorry.
 
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just curious thats all. I strongly doubt it will pick up my funny accent but wanted to give it a try esp if it worked on commanding to navigate to an address while driving rather than fiddling with the knob :p
 
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Not sure what system I have tbh but on System menu, (in no particular order) I have, Bluetooth, Display, Language & Reset.

Is there a seperate module one can/need to fit for voice commads?
 

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You need COMAND satnav system for voice recognition. That is the one which has navigation built in (and not via a module in the glovebox) and a NAV button on it

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Edit: Soundly beaten to it by Richard due to operator error.:doh:

I don't know if you might have the button and not the Linguatronic module on COMAND; you would need the build sheet to know for sure.
Is there a seperate module one can/need to fit for voice commads?
Yes.

Try this site to get your build sheet (i.e. what your car has on it) Checking VIN for Mercedes-Benz | CARInfo and if you need parts/repair/retrofit, these are the guys to speak to Mercedes Retrofit Specialist - Comand.co.uk
 
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Wow - at this pace, I am not too far from spending night in the car :doh:

I dont have anything in my glovebox except manual and little plastic box with tyre nuts :dk:


You need COMAND satnav system for voice recognition. That is the one which has navigation built in (and not via a module in the glovebox) and a NAV button on it

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Thank you mate. I will look up for VIN number (if I can work out where that is :doh:) and use the buildsheet to find out more! I will report back if I find anything worthy!!
In the little window at the bottom of the screen, on the logbook (V5) or on your paperwork from the dealer.:thumb:
 
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In the little window at the bottom of the screen, on the logbook (V5) or on your paperwork from the dealer.:thumb:
Cheers - I figured it out (not without your pointer tho') :)

So, I have W212 (no idea what that is) but below is copy paste from the VIN checking link -

SA codes

Code Value
052 AEJ 11/2
064 STEUERCODE MAGNETVENTIL M651
108 CONTROL CODE MARKETING
197U OBSIDIAN BLACK
200A LEATHER
201A LEATHER - BLACK/ANTHRACITE
205B OWNERS MANUAL AND SERVICE RECORD - ENGLISH
213 SPEED-SENSITIVE POWER STEERING/VARIO STEERING
230 PARKING GUIDANCE
240 LED DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
249 INSIDE AND OUTSIDE MIRROR AUTOMATIC DIMMING
255B MB MOBILO WITH DSB AND GGD
265 LINES-NO.PLATE DISCONTINUED
279 ELECTRONIC GEAR RANGE SELECTION
283B AIRBAGLABLE - ENGLISH
291 PELVIS AIRBAG (PELVISBAG)
294 KNEE AIRBAG
305B HEAD UNIT LANGUAGE - BRITISH ENGLISH
309 CUP HOLDER
335B INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/HU LANGUAGE - ENGLISH
427 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 7-SPEED
428 STEER.WHEEL GEARSHIFT BUTTONS/SHIFT PADDLE PAINTED
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
474 DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER
477 TIRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNER
525 RADIO AUDIO 50 APS
537L GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
580 AIR CONDITIONER
58U ROOF INTERIOR TRIM GRAY FABRIC
5XXL EUROPE
600 HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT
613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
666 PRODUCT PROT.F.TRANSPORT VEH. W/O TIE-DOWN HOOKS
677 AVANTGARDE/STANDARD SUSPENSION
690 EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE (MINI SPARE)
736 TRIM PIECES - WOOD ASH BLACK
802 N/A
817 SIREN BRACKET FOR INCREASED THEFT PROTECTION
873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS
875 HEATED SCREEN WASH SYSTEM
882 INTERIOR SAFEGUARD
885 HIGHTEN THEFT PROTECTION
928 EXHAUST GAS CLEANING WITH EURO 5 TECHNOLOGY
954 EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR AVANTGARDE VEHICLES
966 COC PAPER EURO 5 TECH. W/O REGIST. CERT. PART 2
989 IDENTIFICATION LABEL UNDER WINDSHIELD
A20 DIRECT START
A21 SHIFT BY WIRE
A62 FE TORQUE CONVERTER HOUSING 19
A66 FE CONVERTER 19 MM
A86 T VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY WITH VGS 3
A89 REDUCED-FRICTION
B03 DIRECT START / ECO START/STOP FUNCTION
B09 REFRIGERANT COMPRESSOR WITH MAGNETIC COUPLING
B12 WHEEL REPLACEMENT TOOL
F212 MODEL SERIES 212
FW LIMOUSINE
G908 TRANSMISSION CODE VERSION 08
GA AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
HA REAR AXLE
J1A NAT2 WITH OPTIMIZED DSM
J82 FULL-LOAD VENTILATION OM668
K11 ADAPTIVE STOP LIGHT FLASHING
K13 STEUERCODE FUER SERVICEINTERVALL 25000 KM
K22 SOFTWARE CONTROL F. LOW BEAMS WITHOUT NIGHT DESIGN
M22 DISPLACEMENT 2.2 LITER
M651 R4-DIESEL ENGINE M651
P54 THEFT PROTECTION PACKAGE
R RIGHT-HAND STEERING
R01 SUMMER TIRES
R11 17" LT ALLOY WHEEL 5 DOUBLE-SPOKE DESIGN ALL-ROUND
U01 REAR BELT STATUS INDICATION
U18 AUTOMATIC CHILD SEAT RECOGNITATION (AKSE)
U41 FUEL - WATER SEPARATOR AND LUBRICATION PACKAGE
U60 PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION - ACTIVE ENGINE HOOD
V06 SPEED- + LOADINDEX 95W
VL FRONT AXLE HALF, LEFT
VR FRONT AXLE HALF, RIGHT

SPRINGS

Parameter Value
Front suspension strut A 212 320 40 13 ,
Front springs A 212 321 14 04 ,
Rear springs A 204 324 03 04 ,
Rear shim A 210 325 03 84 ,
Other information
Parameter Value
EU approval date 20110823
EU approval number e1*2001/116*0501*11

Additional info for engine

Parameter Value
Engine 651924 30 909524
AGG_VAR A 651 010 59 07
Variant A 651 010 59 07
Number for spare parts

System information

Parameter Value
Manufacturer's data version DW 05/2015 Delta 2
DB storage version 1.2
Data language en
Record was added in database 2015-05-26 22:44
Last query date 2015-05-26 22:44
Last update date 2015-05-26 22:44
Data display version 2.2
 
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Sorry for that long message - not sure what (if anything) in there is useful to fig out what I have?
 
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Just read those codes and my word, some of things it says in there under SA Codes like HU display, parking guidance - I didn't even know about!! Is HU display is what I think it is? Shows up on your windscreen? I have used NAV in the car last week but didn't see any option about that?

Are these codes std, meaning whatever is listed in there under my VIN should all be there?

This is defo off to a good start :)

Cheers everyone for all your help and input!
 

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Code 525 is the APS 50 Navigation system, which doesn't have Linguatronic.

The reference to HU display is the Head Unit, i.e. the radio / nav unit, and specifically that it's configured to display English language.
 
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Aah, bit of let down but none the less its still awesome toy :) Can I ask if W212 means much when I refer to this car? what is it?
 

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W212 is the identification code for the platform / bodyshell, in this case the current E-Class Saloon. There's a good explanation of the Mercedes-Benz model nomenclature on Wikipedia.
 
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Hi - I just tried flicking the knob by the armrest up, down, left ad right whilst in -

1) radio (FM) - Left and right changed the frequency (same as rotating the knob) Up did nothing and down bought it to 4 Menus (Preset, Info, Sound and something else)

2) Navigation - Left and Right moved the map in the screen and up & Down bought a zoom in circle

Net Net - Still not able to Change Radio from FM -> AM -> LW or move between Navigation <-> Radio <-> CD

Someone help?
 

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Net Net - Still not able to Change Radio from FM -> AM -> LW or move between Navigation <-> Radio <-> CD

Someone help?
This applies to COMAND, but you have Audio-50, so may be wrong ..

Press the Radio button and it will switch between FM/AM/LW each time you press it ? Audio button will switch the audio sources (radio, CD, and others if you have the options)

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