Using the hands-free phone system (for mobile phones)

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Hands-free system for mobile phones

The hands-free system is a function that allows you to use your mobile
phone without touching it.
This system supports Bluetooth® mobile phones. Bluetooth® is a wireless
data system that allows the mobile phone to wirelessly connect to the
hands-free system and make/receive calls.

- Vehicles with a navigation system.
Owners of models equipped with a navigation system should refer to
the “Navigation System Owner's Manual”.
- Vehicles without a navigation system.

Conditions under which the system will not operate

Conditions under which the system will not operate

If using a mobile phone that does not support Bluetooth®.
If the mobile phone is switched off.
If you are outside service range.
If the mobile phone is not connected.
If the mobile phone's battery is low.
If the mobile phone is behind the seat or in the glove box or console box.
If metal is covering or touching the phone.

When using the hands-free system

The audio system and voice guidance are muted when making a call.
If both parties speak at the same time, it may be difficult to hear.
If the incoming call volume is overly loud, an echo may be heard.
Try to face toward the microphone as much as possible when speaking.
In the following circumstances, it may be difficult to hear the other party:
• When driving on unpaved roads.
• When driving at high speeds.
• When a window is open.
• When the air conditioning is blowing directly on the microphone.
• When the air conditioning is set to high.

When transferring ownership of the vehicle

Be sure to initialize the system to prevent personal data from being improperly
accessed.

About Bluetooth®

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of
Bluetooth SIG. Inc.

Compatible models

Compatible with HFP (Hands Free Profile) Ver. 1.0 or higher (Conformed: Ver. 1.5)
and OPP (Object Push Profile) Ver. 1.1.
If your mobile phone does not support HFP, you cannot enter the Bluetooth®
phone. If your mobile phone supports OPP alone, you cannot use the Bluetooth®
phone.

Certification for the hands-free system

FCC ID: AJDK018.
IC ID: 775E-K018.
MADE IN JAPAN.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and RSS-Gen of IC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.

CAUTION:
FCC WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Radio Frequency Radiation Exposure. This equipment complies with FCC radiation
exposure limits set forth for uncontrolled equipment and meets the FCC radio frequency
(RF) Exposure Guidelines in Supplement C to OET65. This equipment has
very low levels of RF energy that it deemed to comply without maximum permissive
exposure evaluation (MPE). But it is desirable that it should be installed and operated
with at least 7.9 in. (20 cm) and more between the radiator and person’s body
(excluding extremities: hands, wrists, feet and ankles).
This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
Caution while driving
Do not use a mobile phone or connect the Bluetooth® phone.

NOTICE:
To prevent damage to mobile phones
Do not leave mobile phones in the vehicle. The temperature inside the vehicle may
become high, resulting in damage to the phone.

Using the hands-free system (for mobile phones)

Audio unit

1. Display.

1. Display.
A message, name, phone
number, etc. is displayed.
Lower-case characters and
special characters cannot be
displayed.
2. Displays information that is
too long to be displayed at
one time on the display (press
and hold).
3. Selects speed dials.
4. Selects items such as menu
and number.
Turn: Selects an item.
Press: Inputs the selected
item.
5. Bluetooth® connection condition.
If “BT” is not displayed, the
hands-free phone system
cannot be used.
6. Reception level.

Steering wheel switches

1. Volume.

1. Volume.
During an incoming call:
Adjusts the ring tone volume.
During an ongoing call:
Adjusts the receiver volume.
The voice guidance volume cannot
be adjusted using this button.
2. Off-hook switch.
Turns the hands-free system
on/starts a call.
3. On-hook switch.
Turns the hands-free system
off/ends a call/refuses a call.
4. Talk switch.
Turns the voice command
system on (press)/turns the
voice command system off
(press and hold).

Microphone

Operating the system using voice commands

Operating the system using voice commands

By following voice guidance instructions output from the speaker, voice
commands enable the operation of the hands-free phone system without
the need to check the display or operate Operation procedure when using voice commands.

Operation procedure when using voice commands

Press the talk switch and follow voice guidance instructions.

Auxiliary commands when using voice commands

The following auxiliary commands can be used when operating the
system using a voice command:
“Cancel”: Exits the hands-free phone system.
“Repeat”: Repeats the previous voice guidance instruction.
“Go back”: Returns to the previous procedure.
“Help”: Reads aloud the function summary if a help comment is registered
for the selected function.

Using the hands-free phone system for the first time

Before using the hands-free phone system, it is necessary to register a
mobile phone in the system. The system will enter phone registration
mode automatically when starting the system with no mobile phone registered.
Follow the procedure below to register (pair) a mobile phone:
1. Press the off-hook switch or the talk switch.
The introductory guidance and phone name registration instructions are
heard.
2. Select “Pair Phone” using a voice command or 3. Register a phone name by either of the following methods:.
3. Register a phone name by either of the following methods:
a. Select “Record Name” using say the name to be, and say the name to be
registered.
b. Press the talk switch and say the name to be registered.
A voice guidance instruction to confirm the input is heard.
4. Select “Confirm” using a voice command or A passkey is displayed and heard, and a voice guidance instruction for.
A passkey is displayed and heard, and a voice guidance instruction for
inputting the passkey into the mobile phone is heard.
5. Input the passkey into the mobile phone.
Refer to the manual that comes with the mobile phone for the operation
of the phone.
Guidance for registration completion is heard.
If the mobile phone has a Bluetooth® audio player, the audio player can
be registered at the same time. A voice guidance instruction to register a
Bluetooth® audio player is heard.
6. Select “Yes” or “No” using a voice command or Menu list of the hands-free phone system.

Menu list of the hands-free phone system

Normal operation

Short cut key operation

Short cut key operation

Automatic volume adjustment

Automatic volume adjustment

When vehicle speed reaches 50 mph (80 km/h) or more, the volume automatically
increases. The volume returns to the previous volume setting when vehicle
speed drops to 43 mph (70 km/h) or less.

When using a voice command

For numbers, say a combination of single digits from zero to nine, # (pound),
∗ (star), and + (plus).
Say the command correctly and clearly.

Situations in which the system may not recognize your voice

When driving on rough roads.
When driving at high speeds.
When air is blowing out of the vents onto the microphone.
When the air conditioning fan emits a loud noise.

Operations that cannot be performed while driving

Operating the system withRegistering a mobile phone to the system..
Registering a mobile phone to the system.

Making a phone call

Making a phone call

Dialing by inputting a number
“Dial by number”.
Dialing by inputting a name
“Dial by name”.
Speed dialing.
Dialing a number stored in the outgoing history memory
“Redial”.
Dialing a number stored in the incoming history memory
“Call back”.

Receiving a phone call

Answering a phone call.
Refusing a phone call.

Transferring a phone call

Call waiting

Using the call history memory

l Dialing.
Storing data in the phone book.
Deleting.

Dialing by inputting a number

1. Press the talk switch and say “Dial by number”.
2. Press the talk switch and say the phone number.
3. Dial by one of the following methods:
a. Press the off-hook switch.
b. Press the talk switch and say “Dial”.
c. Select “Dial” using Dialing by inputting a name.

Dialing by inputting a name

1. Press the talk switch and say “Dial by name”.
2. Select a registered name to be input by either of the following
methods:
a. Press the talk switch and say a registered name.
b. Press the talk switch and say “List Names”. Press the talk switch
when the desired name is read aloud.
3. Dial by one of the following methods:
a. Press the off-hook switch.
b. Press the talk switch and say “Dial”.
c. Select “Dial” using Speed dialing.

Speed dialing

1. Press the off-hook switch.
2. Press the preset button in which the desired number is registered.
3. Press the off-hook switch.

When receiving a phone call

Answering a phone call

Press the off-hook switch.

Refusing a phone call

Press the on-hook switch.

Transferring a phone call

A call can be transferred between the mobile phone and system while
dialing, receiving a call, or during a call. Use one of the following methods:
a. Operate the mobile phone.
Refer to the manual that comes with the mobile phone for the operation
of the phone.
b. Press the off-hook switch*1.
c. Press the talk switch and say “Call Transfer”*2.
*1: This operation can be performed only when transferring a call
from the mobile phone to the system during a call.
*2: While the vehicle is in motion, calls cannot be transferred from
the system to the mobile phone.

Call waiting

When a call is interrupted by an incoming call from a third party, the following
options will become available:
Answer the incoming call: Press the off-hook switch. (Press the offhook
switch again as necessary to switch back and forth between
calls.)
Refuse the incoming call: Press the on-hook switch.

Using the call history memory

Follow the procedure below to use a number stored in the call history
memory:
1. Press the talk switch and say “Redial” (when using a number
stored in the outgoing call history memory) or “Call back” (when
using a number stored in the incoming call history memory).
2. Select the number by either of the following methods:
a. Say “Previous” or “Go back” until the desired number is displayed.
b. Select the desired number using 3. The following operations can be performed:.
3. The following operations can be performed:
Dialing: Press the off-hook switch or select “Dial” using a voice command
or Storing the number in the phone book: Select “Store” and then.
Storing the number in the phone book: Select “Store” and then
“Confirm” using a voice command or Deleting: Select “Delete” and then “Confirm” using a voice command.
Deleting: Select “Delete” and then “Confirm” using a voice command
or Call waiting.

Call waiting

If your phone does not support HFP Ver. 1.5, this function cannot be used.
Call waiting operation may differ depending on your mobile phone and service
provider.

Call history

Up to 5 numbers can be stored in each of the outgoing and incoming call history
memories.

When talking on the phone

Do not talk at the same time as the other party.
Keep the volume of the incoming voice down. Otherwise, voice echo will
increase.

Setting a mobile phone

Registering a mobile phone in the hands-free phone system allows the system
to function. The following functions can be used for registered mobile
phones:

Functions and operation procedures

To enter the menu for each function, follow the steps below using a
voice command or :
Registering a mobile phone
1. “Setup” → 2. “Phone Setup” → 3. “Pair Phone”.
Selecting a mobile phone to be used
1. “Setup” → 2. “Phone Setup” → 3. “Connect Phone (Connect)”.
Changing the registered name of a mobile phone
1. “Setup” → 2. “Phone Setup” → 3. “Change Name”.
Listing the registered mobile phones
1. “Setup” → 2. “Phone Setup” → 3. “List Phones”.
Changing the passkey
1. “Setup” → 2. “Phone Setup” → 3. “Set Passkey”.
Deleting a registered mobile phone
1. “Setup” → 2. “Phone Setup” → 3. “Delete Phone”.

Registering a mobile phone

Select “Pair Phone” using a voice command or procedure for registering a mobile phone., and perform the
procedure for registering a mobile phone.

Selecting a mobile phone to be used

1. Select “Connect Phone (Connect)” using a voice command or
- Pattern A..
- Pattern A.
2. Select the mobile phone to be used by either of the following
methods, and select “Confirm” by using a voice command or
a. Press the talk switch and say the name of the desired mobile:
a. Press the talk switch and say the name of the desired mobile
phone.
b. Press the talk switch and say “List Phones”. When the name of
the desired mobile phone is read aloud, press the talk switch.
- Pattern B.
3. Select the mobile phone to be used using Changing the registered name of a mobile phone.

Changing the registered name of a mobile phone

1. Select “Change Name” using a voice command or - Pattern A..
- Pattern A.
2. Select the name of the mobile phone to be changed by either of
the following methods, and select “Confirm” using a voice command
or a. Press the talk switch and say the name of the desired mobile:
a. Press the talk switch and say the name of the desired mobile
phone.
b. Press the talk switch and say “List Phones”. When the name of
the desired mobile phone is read aloud, press the talk switch.
- Pattern B.
2. Select the desired mobile phone name to be changed using
3. Press the talk switch or select “Record Name” using.
3. Press the talk switch or select “Record Name” using say the new name., and
say the new name.
4. Select “Confirm” using a voice command or Listing the registered mobile phones.

Listing the registered mobile phones

Select “List Phones” using a voice command or mobile phones will be read aloud.. The list of registered
mobile phones will be read aloud.
When listing is complete, the system returns to “Phone Setup”.
Pressing the talk switch while the name of a mobile phone is being read
aloud selects the mobile phone, and the following functions will become
available:
Selecting a mobile phone: “Connect Phone (Connect)”.
Changing a registered name: “Change Name”.
Deleting a mobile phone: “Delete Phone”.

Changing the passkey

1. Select “Set Passkey” using a voice command or - Pattern A..
- Pattern A.
2. Press the talk switch, say a 4 to 8-digit number, and select “Confirm”
using a voice command or - Pattern B..

- Pattern B.
2. Select a 4 to 8-digit number using The number should be input 1 digit at a time..
The number should be input 1 digit at a time.
3. When the entire number to be registered as a passkey has been
input, press If the number to be registered has 8 digits, pressing of the knob is notagain.
If the number to be registered has 8 digits, pressing of the knob is not
necessary.

Deleting a registered mobile phone

1. Select “Delete Phone” using a voice command or - Pattern A..
- Pattern A.
2. Select the mobile phone to be deleted by either of the following
methods and select “Confirm” using a voice command or a. Press the talk switch and say the name of the desired mobile:
a. Press the talk switch and say the name of the desired mobile
phone.
b. Press the talk switch and say “List Phones”. When the name of
the desired mobile phone is read aloud, press the talk switch.

- Pattern B.
2. Select the desired mobile phone to be deleted using If the mobile phone to be deleted is paired as a Bluetooth® audio player,.
If the mobile phone to be deleted is paired as a Bluetooth® audio player,
the registration of the audio player can be deleted at the same time. A
voice guidance instruction to delete a Bluetooth® audio player is heard.
3. Select “Yes” or “No” using a voice command or The number of mobile phones that can be registered.

The number of mobile phones that can be registered

Up to 6 mobile phones can be registered in the system.

Security and system setup

Security setting items and operation procedures

To enter the menu for each function, follow the steps below using a
voice command or Setting or changing the PIN (Personal Identification Number):
Setting or changing the PIN (Personal Identification Number)
1. “Setup” → 2. “Security” → 3. “Set PIN”.
Locking the phone book
1. “Setup” → 2. “Security” → 3. “Phonebook Lock (Phbk Lock)”.
Unlocking the phone book
1. “Setup” → 2. “Security” → 3. “Phonebook Unlock (Phbk
Unlock)”.

System setup items and operation procedures

To enter the menu for each function, follow the steps below using
Setting voice guidance volume:
Setting voice guidance volume
1. “Setup” → 2. “System Setup” → 3. “Guidance Vol”.
Displaying the Bluetooth® device address and name
1. “Setup” → 2. “System Setup” → 3. “Device Name”.
Initializing the system
1. “Setup” → 2. “System Setup” → 3. “Initialize”.

Setting or changing the PIN

Setting a PIN

1. Select “Set PIN” using a voice command or 2. Enter a PIN using a voice command or.
2. Enter a PIN using a voice command or When using , input the code 1 digit.
When using at a time., input the code 1 digit at a time.

Changing the PIN

1. Select “Set PIN” using a voice command or 2. Enter the registered PIN using a voice command or.
2. Enter the registered PIN using a voice command or 3. Enter a new PIN using a voice command or.
3. Enter a new PIN using a voice command or When using , input the code 1 digit.
When using at a time., input the code 1 digit at a time.

Locking or unlocking the phone book

1. Select “Phonebook Lock (Phbk Lock)” or “Phonebook Unlock
(Phbk Unlock)” using a voice command or 2. Input the PIN by either of the following methods and select “Confirm”.

2. Input the PIN by either of the following methods and select “Confirm”
using a voice command or a. Press the talk switch and say the registered PIN.:
a. Press the talk switch and say the registered PIN.
b. Input a new PIN using Setting voice guidance volume.

Setting voice guidance volume

1. Select “Guidance Vol” using 2. Change the voice guidance volume..
2. Change the voice guidance volume.
To decrease the volume: Turn To increase the volume: Turn clockwise.counterclockwise.
To increase the volume: Turn Displaying the Bluetooth® device address and nameclockwise.

Displaying the Bluetooth® device address and name

1. Select “Device Name” using 2. Turn to display the Bluetooth®.
2. Turn device address and name.to display the Bluetooth® device address and name.
3. Select “Go Back” using to “System Setup”.to return to “System Setup”.

Initializing the system

1. Select “Initialize” and then “Confirm” using 2. Select “Confirm” again using ..
2. Select “Confirm” again using Initialization.

Initialization

The following data in the system can be initialized:
• Phone book.
• Outgoing and incoming call history.
• Speed dials.
• Registered mobile phone data.
• Security code.
• Registered Bluetooth® enabled portable player data.
• Passkey for the mobile phones.
• Passkey for the Bluetooth® audio players.
• Guidance volume.
• Receiver volume.
• Ring tone volume.
Once the initialization has been completed, the data cannot be restored to its
original state.

When the phone book is locked

The following functions cannot be used:
Dialing by inputting a name.
Speed dialing.
Dialing a number stored in the call history memory.
Using the phone book.

Using the phone book

To enter the menu for each function, follow the steps below using a
voice command or Adding a new phone number:
Adding a new phone number
1. “Phonebook” → 2. “Add Entry”.
Changing the registered name in the phone book
1. “Phonebook” → 2. “Change Name”.
Listing the registered data
1. “Phonebook” → 2. “List Names”.
Setting speed dials
1. “Phonebook” → 2. “Set Speed Dial (Speed Dial)”.
Deleting the registered data
1. “Phonebook” → 2. “Delete Entry”.
Deleting speed dials
1. “Phonebook” → 2. “Delete Speed Dial (Del Spd Dial)”.

Adding a new phone number

The following methods can be used to add a new phone number:
Inputting a phone number using a voice command.
Transferring data from the mobile phone.
Inputting a phone number usingSelecting a phone number from outgoing or incoming call history..
Selecting a phone number from outgoing or incoming call history.

Adding procedure

1. Select “Add Entry” using a voice command or 2. Use one of the following methods to input a telephone number:.
2. Use one of the following methods to input a telephone number:
Inputting a telephone number using a voice command:
STEP2-1 Select “By Voice” using a voice command or STEP2-2 Press the talk switch, say the desired number, and.
STEP2-2 Press the talk switch, say the desired number, and
select “Confirm” using a voice command.
Transferring data from the mobile phone:
STEP2-1 Select “By Phone” and then “Confirm” using a voice
command or STEP2-2 Transfer the data from the mobile phone..
STEP2-2 Transfer the data from the mobile phone.
Refer to the manual that comes with the mobile phone for
details on transferring data.
STEP2-3 Select the data to be registered by either of the following
methods:
a. Say “Previous” or “Next” until the desired data is displayed,
and select “Confirm” using a voice command.
b. Select the desired data using Inputting a phone number using :.

Inputting a phone number using STEP2-1 Select “Manual Input” using .:
STEP2-1 Select “Manual Input” using STEP2-2 Input a phone number using ,.
STEP2-2 Input a phone number using and press, and pressagain.
again.
Input the phone number 1 digit at a time.
Selecting a phone number from the outgoing or incoming call history:
STEP2-1 Select “Call History” using a voice command or STEP2-2 Select “Outgoing” or “Incoming” using a voice command.
STEP2-2 Select “Outgoing” or “Incoming” using a voice command
or STEP2-3 Select the data to be registered by either of the following.
STEP2-3 Select the data to be registered by either of the following
methods:
a. Say “Previous” or “Go back” until the desired data is
displayed, and select “Confirm” using a voice command.
b. Select the desired data using 3. Select the name to be registered by either of the following methods,.

3. Select the name to be registered by either of the following methods,
and select “Confirm” using a voice command or a. Press the talk switch and say the desired name.:
a. Press the talk switch and say the desired name.
b. Select “Record Name” using say the desired name.and say the desired name.
4. Select “Confirm” using a voice command or In , selecting “Set Speed Dial (Speed Dial)” instead of “Confirm”.
In , selecting “Set Speed Dial (Speed Dial)” instead of “Confirm”
registers the newly added phone number as a speed dial.

Changing the registered name in the phone book

1. Select “Change Name” using a voice command or - Pattern A..
- Pattern A.
2. Select the name to be changed by either of the following methods,
and select “Confirm” using a voice command or a. Press the talk switch and say the desired name.:
a. Press the talk switch and say the desired name.
b. Press the talk switch and say “List Names”. When the desired
name is read aloud, press the talk switch.
- Pattern B.
2. Select the desired name to be changed using 3. Press the talk switch or select “Record Name” using
3. Press the talk switch or select “Record Name” using say the new name.and
say the new name.
4. Select “Confirm” using a voice command or Listing the registered data.

Listing the registered data

Select “List Names” using a voice command or data will be read aloud.. The list of the registered
data will be read aloud.
When listing is complete, the system returns to the “Phonebook”.
Pressing the talk switch while the desired data is being read aloud selects
the data, and the following function will become available:
Dialing: “Dial”.
Changing a registered name: “Change Name”.
Deleting an entry: “Delete Entry”.
Setting a speed dial: “Set Speed Dial (Speed Dial)”.

Setting speed dials

1. Select “Set Speed Dial (Speed Dial)” using a voice command or
- Pattern A..
- Pattern A.
2. Select the data to be registered as a speed dial by either of the
following methods and select “Confirm” using a voice command
or a. Press the talk switch and say the desired name.:
a. Press the talk switch and say the desired name.
b. Press the talk switch and say “List Names”. When the desired
name is read aloud, press the talk switch.
- Pattern B.
2. Select the desired data using 3. Select the desired preset button and register the data into speed.
3. Select the desired preset button and register the data into speed
dial by either of the following methods:
a. Press the desired preset button and select “Confirm” by using a
voice command orb. Press and hold the desired preset button. .
b. Press and hold the desired preset button.

Deleting the registered data

1. Select “Delete Entry” using a voice command or - Pattern A..
- Pattern A.
2. Select the data to be deleted by either of the following methods
and select “Confirm” using a voice command or a. Press the talk switch and say the name of the desired phone:
a. Press the talk switch and say the name of the desired phone
number.
b. Press the talk switch and say “List Names”. When the name of
the desired phone number is read aloud, press the talk switch.
- Pattern B.
2. Select the desired data to be deleted using Deleting speed dials.

Deleting speed dials

1. Select “Delete Speed Dial (Del Spd Dial)” using a voice command
or 2. Press the preset button to which the desired speed dial is registered.
2. Press the preset button to which the desired speed dial is registered
and select “Confirm” using a voice command or Limitation of number of digits.

Limitation of number of digits

A phone number that exceeds 24 digits cannot be registered.

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