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I know the voice activation button can be programmed by using the VAG-COM I think it's called cable hooked up to a laptop. Has anyone had the dealer activate it for them? I think paying $300 plus for a cable is crazy.
60K for a car that I have to program myself WTF.
 

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By far, that cable/software is aimed at shops and serious motorheads. So, I completely understand the price (and it's really about the cost of their software development and information gathering, I'm sure).

Audi doesn't want us to have this friggin' feature even though it's sitting right there. THAT'S what bugs me!
 

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I think there is a thread on AudiZine called "$20 VAG-COM cable" have a look.
 

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Check on audiworld.com, it was done there, actually there is a whole post with step by step instructions on how to do it. Next thing is be nice, offer a 6pack to somebody that owns teh VAG tool near you and make a new friend. That's perhaps the easiest and entertaining way to get it done.
http://forums.audiworld.com/a5/msgs/15745.phtml
 

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Hi Talyvan. Thanks and welcome to the forum. Yes, we caught that before and posted the link to those step by step instructions in another thread. Definitely useful.
 

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I will also have to try and find someone in the Kansas City area who has this cable. Otherwise I will spend the $300 to purchase my own. Then if any of you are in the area we can update your cars.
 

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I wouldnt think so, all your doing is changing a sequence of numbers using vag-com software

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you need some hardware to get the voice recognition working - check this out http://www.kufatec.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p890_Speech-Dialog-System-A5-B8.html

Once you've installed the hardware, that's when you need the VAG-COM to code it into your car. Also, allegedly there's a potential problem with A5/S5 in that when your dealer hooks your car up to their system, it will check for updates according to what the 'factory' thinks is installed in your car, and might wipe out any coding for aftermarket devices.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you need some hardware to get the voice recognition working - check this out http://www.kufatec.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p890_Speech-Dialog-System-A5-B8.html

Once you've installed the hardware, that's when you need the VAG-COM to code it into your car. Also, allegedly there's a potential problem with A5/S5 in that when your dealer hooks your car up to their system, it will check for updates according to what the 'factory' thinks is installed in your car, and might wipe out any coding for aftermarket devices.
I wasnt aware there was even a module, i was just answering the vag-com question, im also willing to bet that you can turn off that update feature with the vag.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you need some hardware to get the voice recognition working - check this out http://www.kufatec.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p890_Speech-Dialog-System-A5-B8.html

Once you've installed the hardware, that's when you need the VAG-COM to code it into your car. Also, allegedly there's a potential problem with A5/S5 in that when your dealer hooks your car up to their system, it will check for updates according to what the 'factory' thinks is installed in your car, and might wipe out any coding for aftermarket devices.

Hum... interesting. Can we get a report from someone who as successfully turned on their voice activation, and if so, what was needed?
 
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