Using steering wheel voice command with bluetooth

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htiguy79
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Using steering wheel voice command with bluetooth

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I just had a kenwood dmx706s installed with maestro idlink. Controls work with android auto. I press voice command on wheel and I get google assistant. My question is how do I use voice command with data turned off? With factory stereo i would press voice command and could make a call via bluetooth. Is this possible with my aftermarket head unit? When I press voice command offline I get a pop up box on head unit that says voice configuration has been completed, Press Restart. When I press restart it flashes "talk into Mic" for an instant. Nothing happens.

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Dara DeGrand
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Re: Using steering wheel voice command with bluetooth

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Kenwood's design/configuration for voice command simply activates google voice or siri. I don't know that voice commands will work with the data turned off. That might be more of a question for Kenwood.
Dara DeGrand
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Automotive Data Solutions Inc.
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htiguy79
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Re: Using steering wheel voice command with bluetooth

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Update:
Solved.
To use my steering wheel control "offline" to make a bluetooth call with voice recognition thru my kenwood dmx706s, I have to press the off hook button instead of the voice command button. It then listens and makes my call like when I used my Toyota factory setup. Thanks.

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Re: Using steering wheel voice command with bluetooth

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Thanks for the update- that's good to know. Glad you got it figured out!
Dara DeGrand
Maestro Technical Support Manager
Automotive Data Solutions Inc.
8400 Bougainville, QC
T 514.807.2888
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