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    I bought the 06 STS 2 days ago

    Everything is fine except I'm a little concerned about this oil eating problem I've read about.
    I also noticed the spare tire is a 17" and the tires on the car are 18". ??
    I paired my Razr Maxx with the bluetooth system but when I push the voice button
    on the steering wheel it activates onstar. I don't know how to make a call with this system.
    AND everytime I get in the car, I have to reconnect the phone.
    HELP Please and Thank You, Kenny
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    Re: I bought the 06 STS 2 days ago

    Go to settings where your phone is listed as a paired device. Select your name and hit the default button on the right. That will underline your selected device making it the default. It will connect automatically from now on as long as your bt on your phone is on. The button on the wheel is not for bt it's for onstar. You make a call through the nav or just make the call on your phone and it will automatically use the car's bt.

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    Re: I bought the 06 STS 2 days ago

    through the nav? I am not very savvy with this type of stuff so I appreciate
    the help

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    Re: I bought the 06 STS 2 days ago

    I don't have Onstar on my steering wheel. That activate voice recognition (if you can really call it that.)

    I do use it for 'Phone dial Name' and the nametags, because those work OK, but the English VR is essentially crippled. Foreign members report better success and it is improved a bit in 2005-2007 models with the Nav firmware upgrade. The topic is all over the forum.

    Oh, maybe you don't have Nav & VR, either... To quote Emily Latella (Gilda Radner RIP) on S.N.L. "Nevermind!"

    Congratulations on your purchase!

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    Re: I bought the 06 STS 2 days ago

    Ah yeah that's the voice recognition sorry. Well I'm in ny right now not with my car but if I recall correctly you press the config hard key then press the Bluetooth button and that should take you to the list of devices paired to your car's bt.
    As for making a call, somewhere in the settings you can manual add contacts. I only add contacts I frequently use. Then you get to the phone book and press on their name and call them. Or you can dial numbers manually. This doesn't work while you're in motion though. That's why I just make the call on my phone as I normally would and it works through the bt. Not sure if this is what you were asking. Just seemed like you needed more clarification. If this isn't enough ill give you more tonight when I'm reunited with my car.

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    Re: I bought the 06 STS 2 days ago

    Thank You , I think I'm good with it now. I just set my phone as default and entered
    the people I call the most in the phone book.

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    Re: I bought the 06 STS 2 days ago

    The Nametags are the one VR feature that works very reliably for me. The rest are too fussy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3
    The Nametags are the one VR feature that works very reliably for me. The rest are too fussy.
    Pardon?

    I also find the name tags to work fairly well.
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    Re: I bought the 06 STS 2 days ago

    HAHAHAHA. Good one. Also good to know the name tags work. Ill try em out.

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    Re: I bought the 06 STS 2 days ago

    Quote Originally Posted by curtc View Post
    Pardon?
    At the risk of re-hashing that pot of VR criticism, even with the frimware upgrade, the STS VR essentially requires the driver to learn what the car will accept for commands. By the early 21st century, relatively inexpensive phones & IVR's were doing fine while the STS keeps lowering all the windows!

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    Re: I bought the 06 STS 2 days ago

    i dont have oil eating issue i did on my other n* engines but that was normal with the cross hatched walls i guess

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    Re: I bought the 06 STS 2 days ago

    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    At the risk of re-hashing that pot of VR criticism, even with the frimware upgrade, the STS VR essentially requires the driver to learn what the car will accept for commands. By the early 21st century, relatively inexpensive phones & IVR's were doing fine while the STS keeps lowering all the windows!
    agreed

    the VR system in the STS is craptastic at best

    but like you say..."The STS is the best value in used luxury cars"

    I agree with that...but this is just another reason why

    Those in an Acura RL or Infiniti M can do the voice commands in their car...not try to figure out what their car will accept


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    Re: I bought the 06 STS 2 days ago

    Ooh why do people keep mentioning Acura in the same sentence as cadillac. I guess feature-wise maybe but that's where it ends. You hear it all the time; ats, 3 series, c class, Infiniti g, Acura tsx something doesn't belong.
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    Agreed.

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    Re: I bought the 06 STS 2 days ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio View Post
    Ooh why do people keep mentioning Acura in the same sentence as cadillac. I guess feature-wise maybe but that's where it ends. You hear it all the time; ats, 3 series, c class, Infiniti g, Acura tsx something doesn't belong.
    LOL... because they are similar in features $$ and size

    in fact as used car the Acura is more expensive than a cadillac that was in its class when new...perfect example would be an RL vs an STS

    I for one dont think some one seriously looking at one of the German care is seriously looking at anything else

    however on a price and feature set basis the list you have there makes sense


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