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Startup radio volume control

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Doug Piranha, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Doug Piranha
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    [Oct 10, 2013]
    Hi folks

    Is there any way to control how the radio behaves when the car is turned on? I've noticed that every time I start the car, the radio comes on (quite loudly) even if it was turned off before the car was last stopped.

    I looked through all the MMI options but couldn't see anything. Ideally, it would do what it was last doing when the car was turned off. Or alternatively set it to come on at a lower volume.

    Does anyone else even have this issue?

    Thanks

    DP
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    I am sure mine turns on to the volume it was at before I switched off the ignition .... will test it out later
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    It does within limits. If you had it very loud or very quiet before you turned the ignition off, it resets the volume back to a normal level.
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    [Oct 10, 2013]
    I'm 99% sure mine starts with the volume where I turned the car off.
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    When I start my car in the morning I can swear that I wasn't listening to the music that loud before! Probably because I'm not fully aware yet
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    I just turn it off before i kill the engine so that it is off when i start.
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    But that's the problem I am having - even when I do this, the radio starts automatically next time!
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    [Oct 11, 2013]
    This is one thing I've looked for, can't find, and miss! My old 2002 Octavia had an option to set the max volume the radio would power on at. Really useful if I'd ended up turning it up really loud one journey, but didn't want a shock early the next morning... It's a shame that with all the options on the A3, one I used to have isn't there!

    However, I think mine does come on at the volume I had when I last used it. I hardly ever mute it, so can't comment on that, but at the volumes I use I think it comes back where I've left it.
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    [Oct 11, 2013]
    my 06 S3 with RNS-E does this, turn on ign and the volume is pretty loud. does my head in.
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    [Oct 11, 2013]
    Hold down the power / volume / track wheel until the AMI screen goes down and the central display says "entertainment off." The system then won't come back on next time you start the car.
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    Yeh, but then you can't use nav, phone etc either
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    So it looks like, in order for the radio not to come on automatically when you start the car, you have to turn off the MMI ?
    seriously ?
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    Yeh, it's stupid. Can't believe they didn't think of that and at least make it a setting you can change.
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    [Jun 30, 2014]
    That is so weird, as all the test cars I've taken for a spin, each time the radio volume is down, and if I want to test the sound system, I've always used the switch on the steering wheel to put up the volume.
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    i am sure i saw a pre set for volume levels somewhere in the mmi menu.
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