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Parking Sensors - Audible Alert Volume

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by galewis, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. galewis
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    Is there any way of increasing the volume of the audible alert when using the reverse parking sensors, or automatically decreasing the volume of the stereo when selecting reverse gear?

    I listen to my car stereo quite loud and I cant easily hear the audible warnings over the music. My other car, a Citroen C4 Coupe, automatically reduces the volume of the stereo whilst the sensors are working.

    Anyone with a solution?
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    Turn it down yourself!
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    Hi , you can increase the volume of the parking sensors be going into the menu settings on your DIS , you can pick a volume level between 1-5...
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    Hi,you say that you can do this via the DIS do you have any instructions on how you complete this, i have looked at the manual you get with the car and can find no mention of this.
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    Never noticed that on my DIS !
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    Are you sure your'e not getting confused with the pitch of the audible alert? This setting can be accessed via DIS with a range of 1 to 5 as you say, but it just alters the pitch of the warning tone, not the actual volume.

    I must say though, that I did change the pitch to something higher, which did help a little. Maybe there's a VAG.COM adjustment?
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    No mine has volume and frequency I think - two distinct settings anyway
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    Hi,,, I def got two settings for parking aid in my DIS.... Volume and Frequency i think they are....... I have a 2007 Model ...
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    I have volume and frequency too, may be a 2007 thing....
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    Apologies.... there are indeed two settings; One for volume and one for frequency.

    However, mine was already on a volume of 5, and so I can't turn it up any further. Guess I must have my music on too loud. I must admit, I do like the way the Citroen C4 auto mutes (well almost mutes, not quite, you can still hear the music) the stereo when the parking sensors are firing.
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