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    Turning off the radio?

    Hi Everyone!

    We're the super proud owners of a Carrera White Cayman R as of this past Tuesday!
    I have a quick question about the radio (we got the Bose surround sound, and also have the PCM):

    How can we turn the radio off so that it doesn't come on by itself every time we start the car?

    We don't want to turn off the entire PCM unit, because we do use the navigation system, we just want to stop the radio from coming on.

    Thank you in advance for the help!


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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    Welcome

    Another white one. Picked mine up Saturday.

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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    Quote Originally Posted by KnLPetersen View Post
    Hi Everyone!

    I have a quick question about the radio (we got the Bose surround sound, and also have the PCM):

    How can we turn the radio off so that it doesn't come on by itself every time we start the car?

    We don't want to turn off the entire PCM unit, because we do use the navigation system, we just want to stop the radio from coming on.
    I do not know how to turn the radio off permanently, but if you push the volume knob of the PCM, the radio/aux/CD/whatever will be muted. You should still be able to hear prompts from the nav.

    Hope this helps and congrats on the R:

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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    Thanks guys

    I tried to mute the radio, but when we turn the car on again, the radio sound is back on.

    @amdeutch: It looks the best in white.

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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    I'm not sure, but if it works like the PCM on my Cayenne you would probably have to turn the radio off, then save to your seat memory button.

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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    Thanks for the tip, but the Cayman R doesn't have seat memory

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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    Yesterday I got in my Cayman and the radio came on before I put my key in the ignition. What's going on with that?
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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    Quote Originally Posted by KnLPetersen View Post
    How can we turn the radio off so that it doesn't come on by itself every time we start the car?
    Simple answer, you cant and its a real pain

    congrats on white, mine is white with blue stripe and wheels

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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    @craig: Congrats!
    Thanks for the answer. I was afraid of that >_>
    I'll try and call the dealer tomorrow anyways, see if they know some super secret way

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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    Did you press the volume button for a few seconds to turn it off, not just mute? It works on my PCM 3.0.
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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    You can. Turn the radio off before you turn the car off (push the volume button to turn it off). Turning the key to on will activate the radio only if it was on before.
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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    Push the Volume button for a few seconds and it will shut off. Mine doesn't turn on when I start the car.

    I like how simple and easy it is to operate everything, my parents MB is a nightmare to figure out in comparison.
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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    Quote Originally Posted by NE Spyder View Post
    I like how simple and easy it is to operate everything, my parents MB is a nightmare to figure out in comparison.
    My wife's MB has a mute button on the steering wheel. It works like a charm. I wish my Cayman had the same option.
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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    I have the same issue in my GT3. The radio is just a distraction. The only solution I have found is to keep it turned down. When I turn my car on, it keeps the volume it had when it was shut off.

    The other issue is that the volume increases with speed. At speed, I can't hear it but when I slow down the radio does not go all the way down to inaudible. I have to turn in down again.

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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    If you don't have a Bose system you can use the "GAL" setting to adjust the amount of attenuation related to speed. GAL = 0 is no adjustment. The higher setting increases the loudness at speed the most.
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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    @DaveK @Kim From Canada @NE Spyder:
    If I push and hold the volume button (the left knob), the whole PCM system shuts off.
    I wanted to turn just the radio off, so I don't start to hear music/talk show/whatever as soon as I start the car, but I do want the navigation system to be available.

    After I call the dealer tomorrow, I'll post to you guys what they said.

    If it's not possible to shut just the radio sound off, I'll have to try and go with Shine's suggestion to keep the volume turned totally down

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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    Quote Originally Posted by KnLPetersen View Post
    @DaveK @Kim From Canada @NE Spyder:
    If I push and hold the volume button (the left knob), the whole PCM system shuts off.
    I wanted to turn just the radio off, so I don't start to hear music/talk show/whatever as soon as I start the car, but I do want the navigation system to be available.

    After I call the dealer tomorrow, I'll post to you guys what they said.

    If it's not possible to shut just the radio sound off, I'll have to try and go with Shine's suggestion to keep the volume turned totally down
    I don't have a PCM, so maybe this won't work. Can you select a non-existent input - like AUX, SD (does it have SD?), or CD. AUX would be best.
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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    @RSchwerer: I tried that yesterday, and I selected AUX, and that's how the car was turned off too. Unfortunately, the radio came back on next time we started the car again, it didn't keep my AUX preference

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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    Maybe I'm missing your question but ... what about setting the input to AUX (or CD or whichever input you do not need or use or is off)

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    Re: Turning off the radio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moorea View Post
    Maybe I'm missing your question but ... what about setting the input to AUX (or CD or whichever input you do not need or use or is off)
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