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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 12-03-2011, 04:03 AM
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Muting the radio to hear Navigation Lady?

Does anyone know if your radio can be muted when the Navigation Lady speaks to you? My 335d used to do it, but in my 2011 x5, it doesn't seem to do this. Is there a setting someplace? Thanks!
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:31 AM
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The volumes are relative. Try turning up the volume while she's giving an instruction. There may be an iDrive setting as well. Works in my '11.
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for the tip. I used the volume to raise "her" voice, and that worked fine. But she's extra loud along with the radio at a similar volume. My last car used to mute the radio some to hear Navi Lady speak, then the radio volume would return to normal. I'll go through the manual and see what's up.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:59 PM
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Should be an iDrive setting to set the nav volume...increasing it will make her voice louder but the radio will remain low (or wherever you have it)
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:42 PM
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I am pretty sure it mutes music when spoken directions come in my X5. I was just doing a test run, but I haven't had a chance to use it in a real case where I didn't know how to get there..
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:07 PM
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You have to adjust the volume while she's talking, using the radio volume control.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:57 AM
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My truck automatically lowers the volume of the radio when the nav has something to say. For me, it's a little annoying since I usually have the nav voice turned completely off since I see directions from the HUD, so it sounds like my speakers' volume drops for no reason.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:02 AM
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Mine lowers automatically as well, never had to adjust anything. Now if only we could change the voice.........
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:05 AM
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Yeah, can't tell you if it's an iDrive option or not since I never configured it. It's just how it is and I've never looked for it. As to the voice, I'm showing the geek in me, but to me it sounds like the computer on the Enterprise in Next Generation
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:45 AM
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Correct, the radio automatically reduces volume when directions are being provided, however you may also have to adjust the nav volume using the method I described above.
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