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Found a "new" feature after 18 months of ownership

I found a "new" feature of the stereo system after having owned my GTO for a year and a half. I've occasionally had the stereo come on when its been turned off. I figured out last night that, if the stereo is off, it will turn on if you hit the mode button on the steering wheel. Guess I should have known that from the beginning.

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I found a "new" feature of the stereo system after having owned my GTO for a year and a half. I've occasionally had the stereo come on when its been turned off. I figured out last night that, if the stereo is off, it will turn on if you hit the mode button on the steering wheel. Guess I should have known that from the beginning.
That's okay...do you know that your amp can be increased from the factory setting? The factory only has it set at 50% of it's true power....turn that joker up and it will improve the sound of your system!
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I didn't know that either. Thanks.
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Probably another obvious one, but it took me a month to figure out that, when in CD mode, if you hold down one of the << or >> keys on the wheel for about 2 seconds, you will switch CD's. I guess I should RTFM!

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Does this also go for the 04, we've only had the GTO for 2 months tomorrow(in fact).

Hmmmmm, might have to take her out for an anniversary celebration!!

But seriously does this go for the 04 amp as well.

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Does this also go for the 04, we've only had the GTO for 2 months tomorrow(in fact).

Hmmmmm, might have to take her out for an anniversary celebration!!

But seriously does this go for the 04 amp as well.

Monica
I think it does....
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I think it does....
Yes it does. I didn't think it made a huge difference though I didn't crank mine. Mainly I just had to turn the bass down in as it was too low end heavy for my tastes.

Xman - I hit the mode button with my long monkey fingers a long time ago, but the first couple of times I was like "what the heck!!...." to why the stereo suddenly turned on for no reason!
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In addition to turning the amp gain up, I found the sound was best when the "EQ" feature was turned off, and the sound modified with the standard bass and treble.

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In addition to turning the amp gain up, I found the sound was best when the "EQ" feature was turned off, and the sound modified with the standard bass and treble.

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Thanks for the tip! I did not know that!!!!
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I also found that there are 4 presets for the over speed sensor "chime" mine are set to 30, 50, 60, 130 pretty handy when your in and out of so many cotton pickin' speed zones. Press mode till the O/Speed shows up and quickly press MODE again and then use the SET & UP, DOWN keys. Also it's cool when ya press MODE & SET at the same time and turn the ignition to the on position LOTS of useful information here.

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