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Old 31st May 2016, 19:32   #1471
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I am pleased to inform you of the following findings from painstaking research conducted during several minutes today .

1) Except when you are actively receiving or making a call the phone buttons function as follows:

a) Single press - Tunes radio up or down (accept/call and reject/end buttons respectively) by 0.10 MHz.

b) Long press (>2 seconds) - Seeks next station up or down the bands (accept/call and reject/end buttons respectively).

2) In Music Mode:

a) Long Press (>2 seconds either button) - Does not seem to do anything.

b) Single press/tap - Changes to next or previous track (accept/call and reject/end buttons respectively).

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1) Except when you are actively receiving or making a call the phone buttons function as follows:

a) Single press - Tunes radio up or down (accept/call and reject/end buttons respectively) by 0.10 MHz.
It is still annoying to keep pressing it till you reach your desired station right?

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b) Long press (>2 seconds) - Seeks next station up or down the bands (accept/call and reject/end buttons respectively).
It does the work but still is time consuming for something that you want to know instantly, For instance we need to go through all the radio stations to find the song that we would like to listen right? which again means it gets a bit annoying.

A Single tap on the screen works for me, Rather listening to music via USB and changing songs with the steering control is the best.
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Welcome to a Mahindra vehicle again, Where you cannot change the FM radio channels using the steering mounted controls, Only way to change it is to use your one hand while driving.
Haha OK I was hoping there was a way around that. Maybe a software update gets this feature. Mahindra guys are you listening.
Also tanveer read somewhere you can connect two mobile devices via Bluetooth one for calls and the other for music. That's pretty cool though I have all my music on the iPhone 6 plus.

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I am pleased to inform you of the following findings from painstaking research conducted during several minutes today .

1) Except when you are actively receiving or making a call the phone buttons function as follows:

a) Single press - Tunes radio up or down (accept/call and reject/end buttons respectively) by 0.10 MHz.

b) Long press (>2 seconds) - Seeks next station up or down the bands (accept/call and reject/end buttons respectively).

2) In Music Mode:

a) Long Press (>2 seconds either button) - Does not seem to do anything.

b) Single press/tap - Changes to next or previous track (accept/call and reject/end buttons respectively).
Wow that's some great information and will try out all of the above tomorrow. Was also wondering how to take and end calls from the steering and have found the answer to that as well from your post.
For navigation have already reduced the volume from settings but as long as it's on at every turning / navigation announcement the music volume will change especially if the music is on the louder side.

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Haha OK I was hoping there was a way around that. Maybe a software update gets this feature. Mahindra guys are you listening.
Mahindra is not listening, Changing radio channels with a single tap was not available in the previous generation XUV 500 too.


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For navigation have already reduced the volume from settings but as long as it's on at every turning / navigation announcement the music volume will change especially if the music is on the louder side.
There is an option to completely mute the navigation setting, I think the option comes on once you go in the settings where it says NAV MUTE, ON or OFF, Just select on and your good to go, Can't tell you exactly where this setting was, Maybe someone else can check and let you know.

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Mahindra is not listening, Changing radio channels with a single tap was not available in the previous generation XUV 500 too.


There is an option to completely mute the navigation setting, I think the option comes on once you go in the settings where it says NAV MUTE, ON or OFF, Just select on and your good to go, Can't tell you exactly where this setting was, Maybe someone else can check and let you know.
Maybe they will now since it's from a friend of a two time xuv 5OO owner
I will definitely be trying that though I've gone through most of the settings and didn't find anything like that.
OH and finally the remaining accessories namely magnetic shades and rain visors were fitted today. Got details of the RM also albeit 3 weeks later.

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Latest news reports say that Xuv500 will soon get a petrol engine. Which it is M&M's strategy to tackles the diesel bans.
It's Good news for people like me who would love to own Xuv500 but would have to keep it for more than 10 years as my use is very limited and can't afford to change vehicle frequently.
Source : http://www.oncars.in/car-news/mahind...ine-soon/10754
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One of my friend who has some connection to the Mahindra development center in Chennai had earlier mentioned that Mahindra may come up with a lower-spec'ed, lower-priced XUV to compete with the newer compact "SUV"s.

Today, I saw an XUV being road-tested along with a whole bunch of newer cars - Duster, Creta, Ecosport, Brezza and Mobilio!

What's cooking? Any info available on these lines?
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Mahindra may come up with a lower-spec'ed, lower-priced XUV to compete with the newer compact "SUV"s.
Wasn't the KUV100 supposed to do that? Plus they already have the W4 and W6 which are relatively less expensive than W8 and W10.

Perhaps they are actively developing a 1.99L petrol engine, and maybe that is what htey are working on
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Today, I saw an XUV being road-tested along with a whole bunch of newer cars - Duster, Creta, Ecosport, Brezza and Mobilio!

What's cooking? Any info available on these lines?
That's most probably the XUV500 petrol being tested against those benchmark cars. Supposed to come with a 2.2L petrol-powered engine, jointly developed with Ssangyong.

It is scheduled to be launched later this year, together with the Scorpio petrol.

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Thanks to Prateek Deogirikar for sharing!

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The current discussion is around changing of FM channel through one touch steering wheel.

I would like to share that FM channels can be changed through one touch VR mode by saying command " Preset 1" for channel 1 and "Preset 2" for channel 2 and so on. Hope you can post this on the forum for the benefit of all. Cheers!
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Thanks to Prateek Deogirikar for sharing!
Problem is, The voice command doesn't work well for me, Doesn't understand what i try to say, Even if this is a way to change, I find pressing a button on the steering wheel just once (Like it happens in jetta) to be the most convenient way to toggle through radio channels.
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Problem is, The voice command doesn't work well for me, Doesn't understand what i try to say, Even if this is a way to change, I find pressing a button on the steering wheel just once (Like it happens in jetta) to be the most convenient way to toggle through radio channels.
When you say the 'easiest way', I guess voice command is. However not discounting your comfort with buttons on steering wheel!
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When you say the 'easiest way', I guess voice command is. However not discounting your comfort with buttons on steering wheel!
Yeah, The convenience by just pressing a button and changing through the channels is unbeatable, Specially for me if there is someone else in the car and ill try to give a voice common which the car won't recognise or the car might understand something else would be a little embarrassing.
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I left my Sep2015 new age XUV for 2nd service at Sireesh Auto Singasandra today. Later in the afternoon, I was told that my vehicle is in recall list for gearbox component replacement. I am yet to get the exact details. Did anyone gone through this for your vehicle ?

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I left my Sep2015 new age XUV for 2nd service at Sireesh Auto Singasandra today. Later in the afternoon, I was told that my vehicle is in recall list for gearbox component replacement. I am yet to get the exact details. Did anyone gone through this for your vehicle ?
Had spoken to my service advisor just yesterday, He did not say there is any update or recall for my car which is also a 2015 model, Apart from just one update for the infotainment system.
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