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Old 12-15-2004, 05:10 PM   #1
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I drove my folks '03 Grand Am a couple times over the last month... I noticed that when you get going to highway speed, the radio volume automatically increases to overcome the increased RPM and road/wind noise. When you slow down, the volume lowers back to its original volume. Amazing! Anyone know how this works? Is it a feature or sensor that can be added to any head unit? Maybe this is a common feature, and I'm just behind the times. I would *definitely* like it in my Aurora.
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yea my parents blazer has this too. Every 10 mph once you reach 30mph, the radio gets a certain volume. I think that it uses data from the VSS. No Bonneville 92-99 ever had this feature, not sure about the 2000+ models, although that wouldnt apply to you
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Yep, my parents Blazer has it too. On the Blazer'*, theres a little adjuster that goes around the volume ****, so you can adjust how much the volume is adjusted or if it is at all. I think its called "Speed Controlled Volume" or SCV.
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yup SVC that is the name, I forgot about the slider there are 4 settings. its in the manual what each setting is
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00+ has it.. at least on the SSEI
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I find it annoying as hell to be honest....

I turn my music up when I'm on the highway... and then when I get off it and come to a stop... it'* like.... where'd my music go?

First thing I do when I get in a rental (or my folks Envoy) is turn it off.

It works by speed, not actual sound..... it would be cooler in my book if it actually worked by sound.
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Certain aftermarket head units have this feature, too. My Pioneer Premier P-930 is capable of this option, but I do not have it wired to function. I also think it would be more of an annoyance, but its all about personal preference. Look into a new head unit if you're interested. A lot of high end models have this available, I think.
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my parents impala has that feature, but we have it disabled.
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just turn it off.
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Yeah i've got it in my Bonne but i keep it turned off, the hubby had it in his 95 Lumina also and kept it turned off.
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