HFT uses Bluetooth technology to communicate with your handset and enables wire-free interaction between car and phone, subject to your phones compatibility with the system. The Hands Free Telephone (HFT) is controlled by two buttons mounted on the steering wheel (as shown above). Firstly you need to pair your (Bluetooth) handset with the car. Pairing your phone 1. Firstly, switch the Bluetooth function on your phone to ‘on’ and find your phone’s menu that will enable you to search for a new Bluetooth device, as you will need to operate this at a later stage. 2. Press and release the HFT ‘talk’ button on the steering wheel and after the beep say ‘Phone set-up’. 3. You will be offered five options; status, pair, edit, delete and list. 4. Press the HFT ‘talk’ button and say ‘Pair’. The system will then ask you to state a four digit pass code for pairing. 5. Press the HFT ‘talk’ button and quote a pass code, e.g. ‘1,2,3,4’. 6. The phone will then repeat your pass code and ask you if this is correct. Press the HFT ‘talk’ button and say ‘Yes’. The system will then search for your phone, but you will now also need to activate the Bluetooth search function on your phone (as mentioned in step 1) as the 2 devices need to be searching at the same time to establish a connection. 7. On your phone, select the ‘Connect to Honda HFT’ option when it appears. The phone will then ask for your pass code. Input the pass code you selected in step 5. 8. The system will then say this “A new phone has been found, what would you like to name this phone?” You can then give this phone a name that will be stored in the HFT memory by pressing the talk button and stating the name you wish to use. 9. On Civic the radio and heater/climate control display panel will display a small symbol shaped like a phone to show you that the phone is correctly paired. 10. On Accord there will be no symbol displayed, the only way to see if the phone is paired is by looking at the display panel on your phone. Refer to your phones owners manual for exact details on which symbol should be displayed. Making a call 1. Make sure the phone you are using is paired to the car (see above). 2. Press the HFT ‘talk’ button, you will see the word “TEL” displayed on the Civics’ or Accord’s (with Navigation) upper info panel, on Accord without Navigation it will be shown on the Audio unit’s display. Say ‘Call’ or ‘Dial’ and the system will then ask what name or number you would like to ring. 3. Press the HFT ‘talk’ button and after the beep clearly say the number you wish to call e.g. ‘0.1.7.5.22.214.171.124.5.0.0’,remember to direct your voice towards the microphone unit which is located in the ceiling console at the front of the roof area. When calling out the number ‘0’ it is best to say the word ‘zero’ not ‘oh’. 4. The system will then read back the number to you (If you have made an error push the back button and try again) and asks whether you want to call or continue adding numbers. Press and release the HFT ‘talk’ button and say ‘Call’ or ‘Dial’, you and will then hear the phone ringing. 5. If you have stored the number you wish to call on the cars phonebook e.g. ”Home” then press the HFT ‘talk’ button and then say ‘Call’ or ‘Dial’ and then the system asks what name or number would you like to call. 6. Press the HFT talk button and after the beep clearly say ’Home’, again remembering to direct your voice towards the microphone. The system will again ask you to confirm that you wish to call ‘Home’. Press and release the ‘talk’ button and say ‘Call’ or ‘Dial’ and then you will hear the phone ringing. Receiving and Ending a call When an incoming call is detected a ringing tone will be heard through the car’s audio speakers, and the audio system will be muted. To answer the call press the HFT ‘talk’ button on the steering wheel, again direct your voice towards the roof console microphone during the call or the person on the other end of the line might not be able to hear you clearly. To hang up after the call press the HFT back button. Tips for getting the most out of HFT 1. You can alter the volume of the person speaking to you by using the audio unit’s volume knob, this will control the sound output level but can only be adjusted during a call. 2. Always direct your voice towards the microphone unit in the front roof console unit. You do not have to speak directly at the unit or turn your head to the unit, but speak clearly and slowly whilst facing the road. Try not to mumble or talk too quickly as the system may not fully understand your commands or your speech may not be clearly heard during a call, speak to the system as you would talk to another person. 3. Give the system multiple word commands i.e. instead of saying ‘Call’, then the name or number, then ‘Call/dial’ again, you can say ‘Call Home’ or ‘Call 01753 590500’ as one command. Then as the system speaks to you asking you if that’s what you would like to do then press the ‘HFT Talk’ button again, as long as you press this button whilst the system is still talking it will assume you meant to confirm the next voice command. So by doing this you will reduce the number of button presses, voice commands and also the chances of the system misinterpreting your commands. 4. Allow time to learn how soon you can speak or press the ‘Talk’ button whilst giving commands and also how long you can leave the system before it assumes you’ve finished and returns to the menu. Trying to rush the system or waiting too long between commands will result in system errors which may be mistaken for a fault with the HFT system. 5. Like every complex electronic system the HFT system will occasionally make a mistake, you may say, for example, ‘Dial’ and the system may respond with a random set of numbers or may even speak in another language. Use the ‘Back’ button to cancel the last command and try again. 6. If you are pairing more than one phone to the system then please ensure that the first phone paired has had its Bluetooth function switched off, or the system may not allow the new phone to pair correctly. 7. If in any doubt then please consult your owner’s manual, or if you need any further assistance then please contact your nearest Honda dealer. This is most commnly asked question my HFT has changed to another language from English? how do I change it back? Language reset procedure for Hand Free Telephone (HFT) system If you find that the Hands Free Telephone systems language has been changed from English to another language by accident, the owner’s manual states that you need to reset the system by giving the appropriate commands in the new language. If you encounter this problem then follow the procedure listed below to change the language back to English. 1. Press the ‘talk’ button and after the beep clearly say ”English”. 2. The system will now respond in English to tell you that you have requested a language change and how this will affect any stored name’s and do you wish to carry out this change, it will then repeat this statement in the original and incorrect language. 3. Once the system has stopped speaking then press the ‘talk’ button again and say “yes”. 4. The system will then respond by confirming that the language has been changed and will return back to the main menu. 5. If you find that the language will not change back to English then try clearing the HFT pass code by using HDS and then try changing the language again. If anyone is near Leeds and wants free assistance for this by all means drop me a PM I have the latest HDS system and i can do the pass code reset for you.