I just inherited a 2002 ML320 (my mom decided to get a 2004 Lexus
GX470 instead) and i've noticed that the Bose stereo (argh) does the
auto volume thing, which is driving me insane. i'd rather the volume
stay the same when i come to a stop, thank you. I can't figure out
how to turn that feature off.
thanks in advance,
Yeah, I hate it too! Bad enough the Bose system is over-rated and
over-priced, but getting off the highway drops the volume enough that I have
to turn it back up. Also, if my windows are open and I get a good gush of
air while say, stopped at a light, the volume jumps up to ear splitting and
highly distorted levels.
I asked my service writer and she said there wasn't a way to disable it.
However, someone in this newsgroup once posted a solution that mentioned
cutting a blue wire somewhere (I know this isn't much help). Problem is I
thought I filed the response and apparently I didn't. Perhaps a google
newsgroup search will yield the answer.
I've just grown used to it.
thanx. another case of "it's not a bug, it's a feature!" damn, i
hate when you get "features" that you can't turn off! damb bastidges.
btw, any info (links) on adding xm to the system? i see that there's
a cassette player behind the screen; i wonder if I could replace that
with (a) a singld cd player (so i don't have to go into the trunk and
pull out the changer just to listen to a new cd, or (b) an xm
The cassette player cannot be removed as it is an integral part of the MCS
unit. However, you can add a CD player to the MCS in the blank space above
the cassette. That's assuming you don't have the NAV option, in which case
you already have a CD or possibly a DVD-ROM reader there which will also
play audio CD's. You can have this dealer installed, or if you want to DIY,
it is available at www.clairparts.com for $350. The DIY install is very
easy. It helps to have the blade-style tool for removing the MCS which can
be purchased from the dealer for a very reasonable price, or fashioned from
a hacksaw blade. Even so, you may still have to visit the dealer to have
the system "coded" to recognize the new player.
I installed an aftermarket DVD entertainment system and used a cassette
adapter to pipe the audio through the MCS. It actually works quite well. I
did remove the blank panel above the cassette player to route the wire
behind the MCS so that the screen closes flush. It is possible to route a
thin wire out the front at the upper corner of the screen, but it does not
look as neat as it being hidden behind the dash.
I know that there is some OEM method of connecting the Sirius satellite
receiver to the MCS because it is a dealer option. however, I do not know
if it requires an upgrade (either physical or electronic) to the MCS. I
would check with a reputable dealer.
On 1 Jun 2004 15:18:04 -0700, email@example.com (Goro) wrote:
I thought I heard somewhere (can't remember exactly where) that the DB
change for this feature was adjustable at the dealership. They might
not be able to make it zero, but maybe adjust it low enough to make
the change inaudible.
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