Smell My Cheese!
Join Date: 17th May 2006
Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire
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Was speaking to a Honda dealer today about the on-going problems with the Hands Free Telephone, and although he has had no complaints there is a method of checking the mic level when speaking, it is in the diagnostics menu.
To enter the menu hold down the "map" , "menu" and "backup" button on the dash, after 2 or 3 seconds the diagnostics menu pops up, has all sorts of checks for the GPS, mic levels etc. too much for me to go into and try to understand, but maybe one of the more techy peeps can shed light on it.
Honda recommend that the mic level should give the green bars in the top 1/3 when talking into the microphone. I did this stationary and just a normal voice was well in to this area, tried the same thing whilst moving and the background noise is actually higher than my voice when stationary. Might explain a few things. I do not know the purpose of this check, whether it is so you can fine tune the loudness of your shouting in to the microphone when travelling at anything over 20mph.
I am waiting for the full information emailing through and will post it later, not sure if you can tune the microphone to take away the backgroiund or not.
Not sure whether this is off topic, but how many people are actually satisfied with the quality of the calls made using the HFT, want to make sure I am not accusing the system of being poor when there might be a fault, I know we have the How to change the microphone position, but who actually has issues with the mic.