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Old 02-26-2010, 11:26 PM   #1
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How do you turn off harman kardon Auto Volume ?

when i'm driving as the engine get's louder the volume of the harman kardon stereo goes up and down to compensate for noise.

Does anybody know how to turn this off?

The car is a bmw e46 2004 coupe with sat nav and harman kardon factory stereo.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:05 AM   #2
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It is in the Wikki. But I took the trouble copying it here.

Changing speed sensitive volume control

[edit]On cars without NAV

First, don't be driving while doing this procedure.
Turn the radio off then on again. Dont touch any button except the 'm' button - the button you use to tune the radio frequency manually. Press and hold the 'm' button for TEN seconds or until the display changes. IIRC, it shows the serial number of the unit. Normally when you press 'm', the display will reflect that by replacing 'ST' (stereo tuning) with 'm'. When holding the 'm' button for this procedure, the display should not do this - you will continue to see 'ST' for the ten seconds.
Now if the display has changed, you are in a configure mode on the radio. If you press the '+' or '-' button you change modes. The mode you want will display as "GAL (1-6)". This mode allows you to adjust the speed-sensitive volume control. Use the radio preset buttons 1-6 to set the amount of volume change you want at speed. Setting 1 is the smallest change, 6 is the highest.
I use 1 with the windows closed, and 4 when it's a nice day and I drive with the windows open which makes for a lot of ambient noise at speed. The car is so quiet with the windows closed that setting 1 is plenty. On my car the default setting from the factory was 3 and it bugged me too.
Then turn the radio OFF to save the settings. Turn it back on and go for a drive to test it. The other semi-useful test mode will tell you the signal strength of any give station from 0 to 15 (highest). Use the preset buttons to change stations in the mode. This capability is probably used in the automatic tuning funtion in the radio.

[edit]On cars with NAV

Get in the car, close the door, and turn the ignition to position 1 (accessory. As soon as the monitor comes on, press and hold the RDS button for aprox 12 sec. Using the arrow keys, near the Tone and Select buttons, scroll to heading "GAL" (German acronym for speed depandant volume) The default setting will be displayed. To change, use the number keys 1-6, 1 being less increase, 6 being maximum.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:37 AM   #3
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check the manual....

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Old 02-27-2010, 12:48 AM   #4
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hold the music note.. speed volume will come up, lower it with the + and -
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:46 AM   #5
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You can't turn it "off" but you can adjust the sensitivity like said before.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:45 PM   #6
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Uh. I have car with a nav. There is no RDS button. You sure you can do this on a NAV equipped car?
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:43 AM   #7
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For someone else who searches in the future...
Steps are correct for nav, but it is the SEL button, not rds.
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