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post #1 of 7 Old Mar 21st, 2010, 1:24 pm Thread Starter
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GPS Can't Be Heard

I have a Navigator III GPS, communication center, head set, mic on the K1200LT. I used Mapsource to plot a route and then told the GPS to navigate the ruote expecting the GPS to give me tirn by turn verbal instruction through the headset as to when a turn was g soming up or even re-route me if I made I wrong turn. I got neither. Why can't I hear the instructions in the headset. Why does it not instantiouslt reroute? I have the speaker on the GPS set at 30% should I go higher? I head nothing.

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post #2 of 7 Old Mar 21st, 2010, 1:38 pm
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Re: GPS Can't Be Heard

The GPS plays only thru the headset. Before setting out, have your helmet on and plugged into the system. Either with the engine running or with the key in the ACC position, try the radio. Can you hear thru the headset? If yes, continue, if not play with the volume until you can. If not, get some help from someone local (or dealer) to verify all the connections are correct.

Assuming you can hear the radio, be sure the GPS is connected and on. Press the <Speak> button on the GPS - he/she should say something, if only "ready to navigate". If you cannot hear, hold the <speak> button until the volume setting appears, and adjust the setting. If you cannot hear at the highest setting (but CAN hear the radio) there is either a connection or an internal issue.

If you can hear the GPS, try the autoroute feature, letting the GPS set a route from here to there, and start riding - should be both visual on-screen AND audible directions. If this works, but your manual route does not, a call to Garmin may be in order - they are usually quite helpful. Also try the Garmin website. Also check with another rider locally and compare notes/installations.

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I have a Garmin 2610 going through an Autocom. I know that a stereo audio plug will not work, I have to use a mono plug or I get no sound.

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post #4 of 7 Old Mar 22nd, 2010, 3:38 pm Thread Starter
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I can not hear the radio in my headset only on the external speakers on the bike. Do I have the control box under the tank cover set up wrong? I can hear my wife talk to me but that's it. BTW: Am I the only one who is going to hear the GPS or is the wife going to hear it too?

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The GPS plays only thru the headset. Before setting out, have your helmet on and plugged into the system. Either with the engine running or with the key in the ACC position, try the radio. Can you hear thru the headset? If yes, continue, if not play with the volume until you can. If not, get some help from someone local (or dealer) to verify all the connections are correct.

Assuming you can hear the radio, be sure the GPS is connected and on. Press the <Speak> button on the GPS - he/she should say something, if only "ready to navigate". If you cannot hear, hold the <speak> button until the volume setting appears, and adjust the setting. If you cannot hear at the highest setting (but CAN hear the radio) there is either a connection or an internal issue.

If you can hear the GPS, try the autoroute feature, letting the GPS set a route from here to there, and start riding - should be both visual on-screen AND audible directions. If this works, but your manual route does not, a call to Garmin may be in order - they are usually quite helpful. Also try the Garmin website. Also check with another rider locally and compare notes/installations.

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Is it possible to set this up where the wife can listen to music but I cannot, however I can hear the GPS but she can't and yet we can talk to one another when need be?

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The GPS plays only thru the headset. Before setting out, have your helmet on and plugged into the system. Either with the engine running or with the key in the ACC position, try the radio. Can you hear thru the headset? If yes, continue, if not play with the volume until you can. If not, get some help from someone local (or dealer) to verify all the connections are correct.

Assuming you can hear the radio, be sure the GPS is connected and on. Press the <Speak> button on the GPS - he/she should say something, if only "ready to navigate". If you cannot hear, hold the <speak> button until the volume setting appears, and adjust the setting. If you cannot hear at the highest setting (but CAN hear the radio) there is either a connection or an internal issue.

If you can hear the GPS, try the autoroute feature, letting the GPS set a route from here to there, and start riding - should be both visual on-screen AND audible directions. If this works, but your manual route does not, a call to Garmin may be in order - they are usually quite helpful. Also try the Garmin website. Also check with another rider locally and compare notes/installations.

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Re: GPS Can't Be Heard

First off which year bike do you have and which model BMW Comm system (radio) ?

I have a 2006 with the Voice II system. The nuvi is using a 3.5mm plug out of the side of the GPS and into the 3.5mm AUX inlet in the oddments box (glovebox). The radio needs to be set to AUX then instructions are heard thru the headsets of BOTH you and the passeger. I have the volume set to about 70% for GPS and 60% for the music on the SD card. I rarely use the radio.

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post #7 of 7 Old Mar 23rd, 2010, 1:23 pm Thread Starter
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It's a 2009 K1200LT with voicecom II. There is only one cable to the Navigator III GPS. It supplies power, etc. I can only assume since the wife and I cannot hear the radio in out headsets we have something on the com center turned off. I guess I'll have to place with it. Standing still with the GPS on, how do I get the GPS to talk to me since I'm not moving and don't want to make these adjustments, while moving.

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