: nav DING



the blur
04-21-13, 07:42 PM
How do you shut off that annoying nav DING ?
I tried every setting, 3 times over, and the NAV will still DING at turns. It is so loud, and annoying.

JFJr
04-21-13, 08:48 PM
You can't if you want voice instructions, they're connected. Just fuss at it.

Jud

Trapspeed
04-21-13, 08:50 PM
How do you shut off that annoying nav DING ?
I tried every setting, 3 times over, and the NAV will still DING at turns. It is so loud, and annoying.

On a side note, while it's talking try lowering the volume with the wheel buttons. If you're quick, you'll at least be able to lower the voice.

JFJr
04-21-13, 08:56 PM
And it all can be set in Configuration, but they're connected.

the blur
04-21-13, 09:34 PM
The ding is twice as loud as the voice guidance, and actually quite distracting. So no matter what volume I have the voice guidance set too, the DING is still way louder.

jzchen
04-21-13, 09:46 PM
The ding is twice as loud as the voice guidance, and actually quite distracting. So no matter what volume I have the voice guidance set too, the DING is still way louder.

Unfortunately I find this true also. I turn off the voice when my son falls asleep, but then sometimes I'll miss a turn. If I find some solution I will post...

Cadillac Cust Svc
04-22-13, 09:56 PM
How do you shut off that annoying nav DING ?
I tried every setting, 3 times over, and the NAV will still DING at turns. It is so loud, and annoying.

Hello the blur,

I understand how this setting can be annoying to you. If you private message me on this forum with your name and VIN# I am more than happy to provide further assistance for you on this issue. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service

Boosted2000si
04-22-13, 11:51 PM
I call it the "please fasten your seat belts" ding. It sound exactly as if the pilot just clicked the fasten seat belts light on the airplanes.

Drives me insane but I can deal with it.

the blur
04-22-13, 11:55 PM
Mine is a 2009. I'd even buy a new nav disc if I can get rid of the DING.

1997BlackETC
04-23-13, 12:01 AM
Really does not bother me very much, it reminds me to take the corner right when the ding goes off.

pat2t2f
04-23-13, 06:20 AM
How often do you guys use the nav system? Most of the time I am driving I know where I'm going so the nav is off and there is no dinging.

jzchen
04-23-13, 06:26 AM
Even when I can figure out how to get where I'm going I like to use the Nav because I sometimes find new and better ways to get there. A lot of times we use the car when we are going to some place far, then I definitely use the Nav.

pat2t2f
04-23-13, 06:59 AM
Actually I like using map quest in my phone better. It's easier to use and I put an ear bud in my left ear so I can hear the directions and I can still talk to other people in the car. I also have the option of putting a bud in my right ear if the other occupants of the car are annoying me and I don't want to hear them anymore. :-))

thebigjimsho
04-23-13, 08:41 AM
As someone who uses a nav and drives for a living, the voice is always off...

garfin
04-23-13, 08:56 AM
As someone who uses a nav and drives for a living, the voice is always off...

+1.
I don't drive for a living, but I turned the voice off on the NAV 2 years ago and haven't had it on since. When I'm following directions on the NAV in an unfamiliar area, that white vertical bar on the screen that fills up exactly at the intersection works for me, especially in conjunction with looking ahead by using the directions screen that tells you all the turns on your route and how far it is between them. Took a little while to learn to trust that white bar, but it's foolproof!

Best regards,

Elie

LeeH
04-23-13, 10:09 AM
An IPad with the Waze App make a great substitute :D

JFJr
04-23-13, 11:03 AM
I use nav all the time, even when I don't have a destination set. Having a moving map display in an unfamiliar area is invaluable. I put up with the "bong"; it's probably there to wake up old farts like me.

Jud

pat2t2f
04-23-13, 11:11 AM
Is it a bong or a ding? A good bong might make a long trip more tolerable

JFJr
04-23-13, 01:00 PM
Is it a bong or a ding? A good bong might make a long trip more tolerable

Ha haa! Double meaning?

SilverrV
04-23-13, 08:39 PM
I set random locations off major highways as landmarks. I usually pick one that's relatively close to my destination to minimize the amount of dings. So annoying.

kwilson
04-23-13, 08:42 PM
Hello the blur,

I understand how this setting can be annoying to you. If you private message me on this forum with your name and VIN# I am more than happy to provide further assistance for you on this issue. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service

She's going to provide you further assistance!!!

pat2t2f
04-24-13, 06:02 AM
That is their standard answer to every issue