Originally Posted by Horatio
If the car has it, then there will be a two button switch on the dash (next to the ESP button), one with a picture of a speaking face on it, and the other with a 'mute' symbol (crossed out loudspeaker.) If you don't have these switches, then you don't have the voice synth. If you do have the system but the mute button is pressed in, it'll chime whenever something happens and you'll have to press the other button for the spoken version.
I'm not exactly sure when, but they seemed to drop the voice synth sometime during either 02 or 52 (my 02 has it, but a colleague's 52 doesn't.)
Many thanks for the reply , I don't have the switch