2011 Buick Regal Infotainment Getting Started

welcome to your 2011 buick regal infotainment system this program is designed to provide an overview of key controls and basic operations so you can start using the system right away for a complete fully detailed explanation of all the capabilities this versatile system offers including important safety cautions be sure to consult your regal navigation system guide in fact you may want to keep the navigation system guide and the vehicle owner manual handy while you watch the all-new Riegel’s infotainment system is chiefly operated by two sets of conveniently position controls the primary control panel is located on the center stack just below the systems display screen you’ll also find a set of controls on the center console the center console controls are redundant to those on the primary control panel in other words they duplicate some of the most often used controls on the center stack so they’re easier to find and operate while driving let’s begin with a review of some basic controls and functions first is the power and volume control it’s the large knob at the top of the primary control panel press it to turn the system on and off and rotate the knob to adjust the volume look below the power and volume control and you’ll see the two-part menu select knob rotate the outer ring to select a menu item then press in the outer ring to enter the choice you can also use the 4-way rocker button at the center of the menu select knob to highlight a menu selection it works a little like a computer mouse or game joystick and can be moved up and down or from side to side once you’ve selected a menu item press the outer ring to enter the selection keep in mind that the multifunction controller on the center console operates in much the same way as the menu select knob on the center stack turn the controller to highlight menu choices then pressed down to enter a menu selection when you want to listen to the radio simply press the radio ban button on the left side of the primary control panel to choose am/fm or XM satellite then turn the outer ring of the menu select knob to select a station you can also use the audio button on the center console to step through the radio bands then turn the multi-function controller to tune in a station but whether you use the radio band button on the primary control panel or the audio button on the center console it’s important to note that selecting stations with XM satellite radio works a little differently than conventional AM and FM tuning once you’ve selected XM satellite push the outer ring of the menu select knob or push down the multi-function controller to open a menu of listening categories on the display screen use the menu select knob or the multifunction controller to scroll through the menu of categories select a category and open the corresponding submenu of stations in that category by pressing down the outer ring of the menu select knob or the multi-function controller then scroll through the stations and press down the outer ring or the multifunction controller to make your selection now find the buttons numbered one through six on the right side of the primary control panel these buttons serve a variety of functions depending on how you’re using the system for example when you’re listening to the radio they work as station presets oysters and when you’re in navigation mode they allow you to select between different routing possibilities just keep in mind that when you see a row of numbered options at the bottom of the display screen you need to press the corresponding numbered button on the control panel to make your selection next is the config button on the center control panel this button is used to configure your preferences for several different system functions when you press config the setup menu appears as a row of options at the top of the display screen press config to highlight radio of display vehicle phone or time as you press the config button a menu corresponding to each choice will appear on the screen when you arrive at the desired menu turn the outer ring of the menu select knob to move through the menu choices then press the outer ring to turn a menu choice on or off or to open a submenu when you select a submenu you’ll notice the word back appears on the display screen whenever you see the back choice on the screen you can press

the back button on the side of the primary control panel to return to the previous screen the back button only works when the word back appears on the display typically within sub menus now that you’re familiar with the basic infotainment system controls let’s take a closer look at how to operate your Regals powerful navigation capabilities after this section you’ll also have the option of viewing a variety of other how-to segments that cover it selecting radio presets connecting an ipod cell phone setup and more the chief functions of Regals navigation system are centered around several key control buttons and setup choices first is the nav button press it to view a map showing your vehicle’s current location press nav again for a split screen with the map on one side and audio system information on the other to zoom in and out of a map rotate the outer ring of the menu/select knob on the primary control panel or the multi-function controller on the center console you can set the map to compass view where North is always at the top or heading view where what’s ahead on your route is always at the top of a map to choose your preference for compass or heading view press nav to enter navigation mode and bring a map up on the display screen then press in the menu select outer ring or press down on the multifunction controller to open the map menu scroll through the choices and make your selection when you’re ready to set a destination simply press the destination button on the primary control panel or on the center console this will open a menu where you can input your desired destination along with a variety of corresponding options and functions keep in mind that some destination entry functions are not available while the vehicle is in motion while all the menu options still appear on the display screen you’ll note that some are not selectable when driving there are several different ways to select a destination will begin with address entry while the vehicle is stationary start by pressing the destination button you’ll find on the primary control panel or the center console controls use the keyboard function that appears on the display screen to enter the desired state or province city numerical address and Street once you’ve entered the required information press the numbers 6 button which corresponds to the okay that appears on the display this confirms your destination choice and enters it into the system at this point you’ll see some numbered choices on the bottom of the screen offering you different types of routes such as fastest shortest and easiest each is color-coded to match the route highlighted on the map press the number that matches your desired route then press number 6 to start and you’re on your way you’ll be able to see your route progress in real time on the map display with spoken turn-by-turn directions provided by the system if you want to adjust the volume of the systems spoken directions use the config button to open the nav menu select voice prompt and then turn the outer ring on the menu select knob to adjust the volume press the outer ring to preview the volume level guidance will be at this volume while using the navigation system you’ll be able to see key data and directional icons in the Driver Information Center to view navigation updates in the Driver Information Center press the menu button on the turn signal lever then rotate the thumb wheel to scroll to the turn-by-turn option another method of selecting a destination is choosing a point of interest or Pio eye points of interest include everything from gas stations ATMs fast-food drive-throughs and airports to historical landmarks sports venues universities shopping malls and hotel properties to select a point of interest press the destination button and then choose the point of interest option next enter a selection manually or press the number-6 button to browse through the provided list the address book entry method lets you select a destination from the addresses that you’ve previously stored in the system press the destination button select

address book and the list of addresses will appear select the desired address from the list then select the number-6 button for go on the confirmation screen choose your preferred route and then select the start guidance button number 6 again to begin your trip you can also choose a previous destination in the same manner up to 15 previous destinations are automatically stored for recall press destination select previous destination from the menu then select the stored destination and follow the subsequent prompts you can also pick a destination visually by scrolling over the map graphic with the four-way rocker button refer to your Eagle navigation guide for details Riegel’s on star system provides yet another way to enter a destination using the directions and connections capability hello and welcome to our daughter just press the OnStar button tell the operator where you’d like to go I need directions if you could to one two nine five zero Grand River Avenue in Brighton Michigan four eight one one six okay and the directions are downloaded keep in mind that this function is available while you’re driving you can also plan a trip by using the popular MapQuest website on your home or office computer forward the route to OnStar and then download it directly to your Regal navigation system via on Starz virtual adviser service refer to the map quest website for details there are numerous other options and capabilities that allow you to customize how you use your navigation system for example by using the config button to step to the nav menu you can adjust voice prompt volume and settings select route preferences backtrack to previous waypoints activate a function that automatically shows where the closest gas stations are when you run low on fuel or select between a conventional flat map graphic or a map where landmark buildings appear in 3d and when you see this icon on a map graphic just press in the outer ring of the menu select knob or press down on the multifunction controller to open a menu where you can select choices for compass view and heading receiving traffic updates weather conditions and rerouting information with XM Nav traffic and show icons for preferred points of interest along your route in addition when you enter a business address or a point of interest as your destination a call option appears on the display when a phone connection is available just press the corresponding number on the primary control panel and your connected be sure to review your Regal navigation system guide for details on these and many other functions available if you’re watching this DVD on your regal infotainment system use the skip ahead and skip back buttons located on the center control panel to find and view the sections you want the printed guide that comes with this DVD also includes a list of these sections to listen to radio programming start by pressing the audio button on the center console to choose am/fm or XM satellite with a.m. or FM band selected turn the multifunction controller to choose a station with XM satellite push down on the multi controller to bring up the menu of listening categories on the display screen turn the controller to scroll through the menu and then push down to open the corresponding sub menu listing the various stations in that category scroll through the stations and push down the controller to tune in your selection you can also use the radial band button on the primary control panel to select a radio band and then use the outer ring of the menu select knob to scroll through the station’s or listening categories with XM then press the outer ring to tune in your selection the forward and reverse buttons on the primary control panel can also be used to seek a station on the AM FM or XM radio bands to select presets for your favorite radio stations simply tune in the station then press and hold one of the numbered preset buttons on the primary control panel until you see the confirmation message displayed notice

that the station ID appears along with the numbered preset at the bottom of the display screen you can store up to 36 presets across the three radio bands by using the fav or favourites function see your Eagle navigation system guide for more details on how to use favourites and other radio functions the Regal infotainment system provides the capability to playback audio recordings from a variety of sources this system includes a CD player a USB port for compatible iPods mp3 players and flash drives and a 3.5 millimeter auxiliary jack that allows you to use the controls on iPods mp3 players and other devices to operate the system directly from the hardware you plug in plus there’s 10 gigabytes of hard drive space reserved for audio downloads there’s also a DVD player that can playback both audio and video DVDs to play a CD simply place the disc label side up in the slot below the primary control panel the player pulls the disc in and begins playing to select a track press the forward or reverse buttons to fast forward or rewind during playback press and hold the forward or reverse buttons notice the CD menu icon on the left side of the display screen when you use this icon you can press in the multifunction controller or the outer ring of the menu/select knob to open a menu that allows you to select shuffle for random play or display a list of tracks on the CD from which you can select for immediate playback you will notice similar menu icons when the playback source is an mp3 disc a USB device and iPod or the hard drive in each instance simply press down on the multifunction controller or the menu select outer ring to open a menu that provides a list of artists albums and tracks along with a selection of playback choices to eject a disc press the eject button on the lower right of the primary control panel to connect a compatible iPod mp3 player or a flash drive with music files to the system begin by locating the USB port in the center console connect to the USB port using the cable that came with your player if you’re using a flash drive simply plug the drive into the port the system will automatically recognize the device and allows you to control playback and other functions via the primary control panel or the multifunction controller on the center console you’ll also have the option of downloading music files for storage onto the hard drive Riegel’s infotainment systems harddrive reserves 10 gigabytes of real estate for audio files that translates to about 2500 4-minute songs the system’s auxilary Jack can also be used to connect compatible iPods and mp3 players as well as other devices but where USB devices are controlled by the infotainment system auxilary plugins are operated by the controls on the devices themselves playing a DVD video works much the same as CD playback however the vehicle must be in park for the video to appear on the screen refer to your Regal navigation system guide for important details on playback controls hard drive music downloads and device compatibility requirements your regal infotainment system is capable of pairing up to five cell phones to provide hands-free communication via wireless bluetooth connections before you begin it’s a good idea to have your user manual that came with your phone handy and remember that you can only pair a bluetooth phone when the vehicle is not moving start by pressing the config button and step to the phone menu select bluetooth from the menu then select pair device and a four digit personal identity number or pin appears on the display screen locate the device named General Motors in the list on your cell phone select general motors on your phone and then enter the code

five six six eight and follow the instructions to enter the pin when prompted by your phone the system will ask you to select a name for your phone clearly state the name and wait for confirmation from the system please say the name tag you want associated with this phone my phone about this door my phone watch out ok yes my phone have been successfully paired that’s all there is to it please note that your system automatically recognizes the first phone you pair to use a different phone you have to select it using the change phone function change phone change also keep in mind that only one paired cell phone can be actively connected to the system at a time consult your Regal owner manual for additional details on using bluetooth phones along with instructions on how to place receive and disconnect calls many regal features can be customized to match your personal preferences locate the config button on the primary control panel and press it repeatedly to move through the choices at the top of the display until vehicle is highlighted and the vehicle configuration menu appears the main vehicle configuration menu includes personalization choices for climate and air quality comfort and convenience collision detection systems language lighting power door locks remote locking unlocking starting and return to factory settings use the outer ring of the menu select knob to scroll through the menu choices and press in the ring to make a selection within each personalization menu category you’ll find a number of sub menu choices for example when you select climate and air quality you’ll see the following submenu items Auto fan speed auto compartment zone temp air-conditioning mode Auto de fog and auto rear de fog take some time to explore the different settings and find out what your preferences are use the back button to return to previous menu screens when you’re done making your personalization selections for greater details and more in-depth explanations on how the choices you make will affect your day-to-day driving experience consult your regal owner manual to set the clock on your regal infotainment system start by pressing the config button on the primary control panel to step through the menu options at the top of the display screen keep pressing the config button until the time adjustment options appear turn the outer ring on the menu select knob to adjust hours and then press in the outer ring when you’ve entered the correct hour turn the outer ring again to adjust the minutes display and then press in the outer ring to enter the correct minutes the system’s connection to navigation satellites provides the correct year and month but due to different time zones it may be off by one day use numerical buttons one and two to select the correct day as necessary to choose between a 12-hour clock with AM and PM designations or a 24-hour clock format like that used by the military and travel industry use numerical buttons three and four on the primary control panel