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Old 11-27-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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Is there a way to call a number that was a extension through Onstar when you have NAV. Their instructions say that you press the OnStar button and they come on and say OnStar ready. You say dial and they tell you to speak the whole number. They repeat it back and ask you to say yes or no. Then the number is dialed. This is the problematic part. You're supposed to press the mute button and then speak the number for the extension. But the NAV has no mute button. So what do you do?
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:17 PM   #2
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I also can't use it to check my work vw for that same reason, no keypad to enter ext and password
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Is there a way to call a number that was a extension through Onstar when you have NAV. Their instructions say that you press the OnStar button and they come on and say OnStar ready. You say dial and they tell you to speak the whole number. They repeat it back and ask you to say yes or no. Then the number is dialed. This is the problematic part. You're supposed to press the mute button and then speak the number for the extension. But the NAV has no mute button. So what do you do?
It is not possible with the 05 - 08 Corvette, even if you have upgraded your 2005 to the Gen 6 Digital OnStar.

On other vehicles that have the OnStar "Talk Button" button, ON THE STEERING WHEEL, it is possible.

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My CTS-V salesman told me how last year and darn if I remember--I thing it involved buttons on the radio. I'll call him tomorrow and post.
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I also 'think' I read somewhere that there are buttons on the nav that allow you to dial. I just do not know how to access them. It may have been some crackpot that said woohoo look what I did, then could not back it up and lockdown occured. But, it would be cool if we can figure it out. Voice dialing sucks.
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Is there a way to call a number that was a extension through Onstar when you have NAV. Their instructions say that you press the OnStar button and they come on and say OnStar ready. You say dial and they tell you to speak the whole number. They repeat it back and ask you to say yes or no. Then the number is dialed. This is the problematic part. You're supposed to press the mute button and then speak the number for the extension. But the NAV has no mute button. So what do you do?
Couldn't you just call OnStar (hit the blue button) and
ask them. Just a thought.
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Is there a way to call a number that was a extension through Onstar when you have NAV. Their instructions say that you press the OnStar button and they come on and say OnStar ready. You say dial and they tell you to speak the whole number. They repeat it back and ask you to say yes or no. Then the number is dialed. This is the problematic part. You're supposed to press the mute button and then speak the number for the extension. But the NAV has no mute button. So what do you do?
Good Point haven't ran into it but would like to know
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:33 AM   #9
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Couldn't you just call OnStar (hit the blue button) and
ask them. Just a thought.




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I do know they used to make pocket phone tone generators. You could hold to the mic and send a tone to your answerer that way. I might even have one laying around here.



OK I found some on e-bay. This unit will allow you to tone your answerer through the onstar microphone.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Automatic-Teleph...QQcmdZViewItem

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Couldn't you just call OnStar (hit the blue button) and
ask them. Just a thought.
Had already tried that. Their suggestion was to go to the dealer and have a mute button installed.
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Had already tried that. Their suggestion was to go to the dealer and have a mute button installed.
Just as I figured.
Ask them a question that's not in their database and those minimum wage "advisors" are as clueless as a Circuit City "associate".
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Is there a way to call a number that was a extension through Onstar when you have NAV. Their instructions say that you press the OnStar button and they come on and say OnStar ready. You say dial and they tell you to speak the whole number. They repeat it back and ask you to say yes or no. Then the number is dialed. This is the problematic part. You're supposed to press the mute button and then speak the number for the extension. But the NAV has no mute button. So what do you do?
Hey Tom when you figure it out please let me know.I too have an 08 with NAv and haven't yet been able to figure it out either.PS onstar is no help they tell you about buttons we dont even have,apparently there is many different versions of the onstar phone.






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My CTS-V salesman called back today and his explanation,that I had forgotten,on how to connect to an extension is as follows: hit phone button, say "dial", speak the number of the phone you want to reach and when it connects to a menu, hit phone button again and say "dial" again, then speak the extension number. I haven't tried this in the Caddy nor my 08 Vette but give it a shot--failing this CALL ONSTAR.
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nmerhaut the second time you press the phone button just ends the call. Like said I already called Onstar.
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It is not possible with the 05 - 06 Corvette, even if you have upgraded your 2005 to the Gen 6 Digital OnStar.

On other vehicles that have the OnStar "Talk Button" button, it is possible.
The Nav menu indicates that button as the talk symbol and says the following:

Press this talk symbol hard key and release it when you hear a beep. The audio system, if on,
will mute.


Corvette Junkie, you might try pressing the Nav voice command button and see what happens.
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NAV voice command button is still no go.
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NAV voice command button is still no go.
Bummer, sorry.
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My CTS-V salesman called back today and his explanation,that I had forgotten,on how to connect to an extension is as follows: hit phone button, say "dial", speak the number of the phone you want to reach and when it connects to a menu, hit phone button again and say "dial" again, then speak the extension number. I haven't tried this in the Caddy nor my 08 Vette but give it a shot--failing this CALL ONSTAR.
Not the "phone button" , it is the "Tallk Button" which the Corvette does not have. And no, it can not be installed by the dealer.
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