In April of this year my radio dropped the codes. With advice I recceived
in this NG I was able to correct that problem.
Now I've got a new one. Instead of flashing "codes" at me, it flashes
"muted" and the radio goes off. It'll come on again later without me doing
anything, then it'll go off again and give me the muted sign. I've done
nothing to mute the radio. I wouldn't know how to mute it if I tried (other
than turnining it off).
A couple of weeks after this problem began I noticed the red light by the
rear view mirror (the M-B equivalent of GM's Onstar) was flashing. Since
then I glance up to check everytime the radio goes off and sure enough, each
time the light is blinking. And sometimes I briefly hear a phone sound like
a dial tone. I carry a cell phone like almost everybody else but I have no
built-in system that allows me to have a hands-free operation. I could
understand the need to mute the radio under those circumstances but that
does not apply. (The M-B Onstar hardware exists but I do not subscribe to
Conicidentally --- this stuff began about the same time my decklid started