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Old 03-24-2004, 02:13 PM   #21
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I think they did a pretty good job on the newer ('00+) bonnies...I heard that in independent tests they had less wind noise than any car in their class, and only the serious luxury cars (ie. Mercedes, Lexus, etc) had less. I know mine is much quieter than my GP, and I can't even use the SCV at the minimum setting becasue the car is so quiet even at high speeds that I can hear the volume change. Maybe there is just something not quite right with your fit?
I have the same results Hailey, actually for me its too loud if the scv is on the high setting and thats with headers
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I will risk a "stupid" question - what is the scv?
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I will risk a "stupid" question - what is the scv?
Not stupid at all...it'* the "speed controlled volume" function on the radio...it adjusts the volume to compensate for higher wind and engine noise at higher speeds.

I assume it'* on the '03 radios too, but maybe not (I never noticed when I took one for a test drive). It is a little oval button that says SCV on it...mine is near the volume ****.
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I did not even know I had that on the car - is it automatic? - I can hardly wait to try it on the way home.

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I did not even know I had that on the car - is it automatic? - I can hardly wait to try it on the way home.

This forum is really great.

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Mine has four stages: minimum, (I've forgotten what they called the middle one), maximum, and off...honestly, I leave mine off most of the time because I find it irritating when I can hear the volume change (but I suppose when I get my CAI, headers, and dual Flowmasters I may change my mind ).

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I've driven lots of cars with the SCV option.... I don't like it.
I always turn it off.

Otherwise I always catch myself changing the volume.
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Maybe the self sticking insulation could be inserted behind the weather strip where required to hold it out farther as opposed to using the silicone or caulk? In this manner, it could be completely hidden. I don't understand why GM cannot take these extra steps especially with the top line vehicles?
That'* what I did on mine. The weatherstripping on the front and top has a kind of flap on it that I tucked the foam into. Doesn't show at all
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Yea, one of my other cars has SCV, and I shut it off. It'* a nice attempt by the stereo designers though
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