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Tried again today and it works only when I turn the volume to the max! I guess the design is just to assist a bit when the driver wants to speak with the passengers in the rear row because the distance between them is not that far and the driver's original voice should somehow reach the rear row.

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My wife tried it on an EX trim at the dealer lot and I was in the 2nd row. The sound of her voice came through the speakers loud and clear. I did not notice if it was 2nd or 3rd row speakers only though.
 

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I just tried to position the sound all the way to the back row to see if the speakers are working. I don’t hear anything. I’ll have to take it in to the dealer.
 

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I just tried to position the sound all the way to the back row to see if the speakers are working. I don’t hear anything. I’ll have to take it in to the dealer.
I am also thinking to do the same even though I can hear a little bit but at max volume. Please let us know if you have any updates about this.
 

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Y’all!!! I figured it out!!! Mine wasn’t working-kids couldn’t hear me at all. Two different dealerships were worthless! So it’s because the microphone for the driver isn’t on the steering wheel or directly on the dash so when I talked facing forward in a standard driving position, nothing was heard in the back speakers. By accident, I was opening the sunroof and talking up into the center control (where the lights and sunroof buttons are). All of a sudden the kids looked up in complete surprise! The microphone for the driver is in that area. So lean to the center and talk UP!!
Sadly that’s a crappy design location. Good luck!!
 

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I'm also expexperiencing the same problem. I've looked through the manuals & its not at all helpful. I did read above that the mic might be located near the roof center but in the manual it states something along the lines of the driver seat having a mic....I have no idea!
 

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I'm also expexperiencing the same problem. I've looked through the manuals & its not at all helpful. I did read above that the mic might be located near the roof center but in the manual it states something along the lines of the driver seat having a mic....I have no idea!
That’s what I mean they believe the little control panel in that’s in the middle of the windshield where the sunroof controls is, is close enough to the drivers seat! Lean into it and speak! That’s where they put it!
 

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First time I tried passenger talk people in the back could not hear me at all. But once I adjusted the volume to the max they can hear me fine during drives on highways, and I don't need to lean up to talk to the control panel either.

In order to adjust the volume you first need to enable passenger talk (press the talk button), then use the volume knob and turn it all the way up to 20. Volume settings for passenger talk is separate from regular audio, so you can leave it up without impacting anything else.
 

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I'm new here. Should be receiving our SXP in a couple weeks. Can anyone answer if the passenger talk system works over the sound on the RES? If my kids have headphones, will the passenger talk mute the audio and push my voice through?

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I'm new here. Should be receiving our SXP in a couple weeks. Can anyone answer if the passenger talk system works over the sound on the RES? If my kids have headphones, will the passenger talk mute the audio and push my voice through?

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I'll answer my own question here as we just took our first road trip in our week-old SX Prestige. Passenger talk does NOT work over bluetooth headphones connected to the RES.

Furthermore, I cannot for the life of me get passenger talk to work over the speakers. Volume is up, I'm speaking towards the mic, Quite Mode is off, so I believe there is a bug with this. I'll have the dealer look into this.
 
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