From: Matt G.
Subject: Want to know how to adjust SSV?
Date: June 09, 1999
First, don't be driving while doing this procedure.
Turn the radio off then on again. Dont touch any button except the 'm'
button - the button you use to tune the radio frequency manually.
Press and hold the 'm' button for TEN seconds or until the display changes.
It should show the serial number of the unit. Normally when you press 'm',
the display will reflect that by replacing 'ST' (stereo tuning) with 'm'.
When holding the 'm' button for this procedure, the display should not do
this - you will continue to see 'ST' for the ten seconds.
Now if the display has changed, you are in a configuration mode on the radio.
Press the '>' or '<' button to change modes. The mode you want will display
as "GAL (1-6)". This mode allows you to adjust the speed-sensitive volume
control. Use the radio preset buttons 1-6 to set the amount of volume change
you want at speed. Setting 1 is the smallest change, 6 is the highest.
I use 1 with the windows closed, level 4 when it's a nice enough day to drive
with the windows open which makes for a lot of ambient noise at speed.
The car is so quiet with the windows closed that setting 1 is plenty.
On my car the default setting from the factory was 3 and it bugged me.
Then turn the radio OFF to save the settings.
Turn it back on and go for a drive to test it.
The other semi-useful test mode will tell you the signal strength of any
give station from 0 to 15 (highest). Use the preset buttons to change
stations in the mode. This capability is probably used in the automatic
tuning funtion in the radio.
The E46 guys found that the in-dash CD unit is
slightly different but the procedure is similar.
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