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    How to use RDS

    I have a 2002 DHS with the Bose radio that has the RDS EON. I was reading the manual and it says that the radio should show a stations call letters but my radio never does. It has the RDS and MSG on the screen so I know that something is working. The stations show the call letters in other vehicles so I know that they work. Do I have to turn something on.

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    Re: How to use RDS

    have you tried cycling through the display?

    other cars i've been in that had RDS usually are defaulted to cycle the display automatically but i don't think this one is

    also the station has to be sending the RDS signal (which most larger stations do now anyway)
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    I know the station is broadcasting RDS. How do I cycle the display. The manual says that it will just do it after 5 seconds from tuning to the station.

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    Re: How to use RDS

    ok well i just read the relevant pages in an 2001 deville owners manual (yours will be slightly different maybe) but the idea is that if the station is sending an RDS signal then you will see RDS on the display

    the RDS SELECT button should be at the bottom right of the radio ... to turn it on you should press that then preset #1 (which will also have RDS on it)

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    once RDS is on that should be it - no need do do anything else

    if the station has a message MSG will appear on the display and you can access the message by pressing the RDS SELECT button and then preset #3 (which should have MSG on it also)
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    I have the new style radio so no yellow square to push and select anything. The radio is show the RDS AND MSG. When I push the MSG button with will show some information but not the stations call letters like it should.

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    Re: How to use RDS

    do you have a button that says RDS on it in the upper left corner of the radio?
    kind of a rocker and the other side of the rocker says TA?
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    Yes I have that button and when I push it the radio just seeks to the next RDS station.

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    Re: How to use RDS

    that's correct operation ... and none of those stations display their call letters?
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    Not one of the of the how many RDS stations will show the call letters. 2 or 3 of them will show the MSG but won't give much information. Is it possible that there is a special setting like with the home and away presets.

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    Re: How to use RDS

    hmm... well i tried it here in a 2003 and the station call letters showed up and the msg showed up for some

    the messages were usually the station's tagline

    i'm pretty sure that newer radios will show the song information as well ... at least they do back home in my parents' pontiac vibe
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    Well pushing every button sequence I could think of didn't change anything. My mom had a 2002 Oldsmobile and that would show all the song information as well. So I know the stations are broadcasting it and it can't be the age of the car. I will try cleaning the HU and see if that helps anything.

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    Re: How to use RDS

    i'm pretty sure that these radios just don't grab the song info ... only the call letters and the msg

    but if you're not getting the call letters then something is up
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    Ok so I disassembled the radio and used air to blow it out. That did nothing. Then I got to thinking about the MSG because the would show information and what that is showing is that same as what my moms 09 escape shows so that's working but while hers is showing call letters mine still won't.

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    Just thought of one other thing the directs talk about the program type for FM radio as well and this isn't working either. When I push the PTY button I get "no satellite radio".

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    Re: How to use RDS

    hmm well i do know that PTY is used for finding stations by groups our genres for both RDS and XM ...

    the owners manual that i'm checking doesn't really seem to have any info on that message and doesn't really seem to know how to switch between XM PTY and RDS PTY (i would guess that the radio just does it automatically depending on which band you're currently on)

    furthering that logic it would seem that your radio is a bit mixed up ... possibly there's a short somewhere inside

    i'm not really sure what else to try
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    Re: How to use RDS

    Extract from user's manual:

    Using RDS Mode
    Your audio system is equipped with Radio Data Systems
    (RDS). RDS mode gives you many useful new features.
    When RDS is on, the radio can:
    seek only to stations with the types of programs you
    want to listen to.
    seek to stations with traffic announcements.
    0 receive announcements concerning local and
    national emergencies,
    0 receive and display messages from radio stations and
    0 search for a stronger station when a station is too
    weak for listening.
    RDS features are only available four se on FM stations
    which broadcast RDS information.
    0 RDS SELECT Press the orange rectangular
    button to use the alternate RDS functions (RDS, TA,
    MSG, PTY and < PTY > ) located on the six numbered
    pushbuttons. RDS SELECT: will appear on the display.
    The alternate RDS functions are only available when
    you are using the FM band of your radio.
    RDS (1): With RDS off, press the RDS SELECT button,
    followed by this button to turn RDS on. The RDS
    display will turn on. You must have RDS on to use the
    new RDS functions. The RDS display will also turn on
    if one of the other RDS function buttons has been
    pressed on. If you are tuned to a station broadcasting
    RDS information, the station’s call letters and Program
    Type (PTY) will replace the station’s frequency on the
    display. After five seconds, the program type will be
    replaced on the display by the station’s program type
    name. The program type and program type name may be
    the same or different. Press SOURCE to recall the
    frequency and program type displays. If the radio is
    tuned to a station that is not broadcasting RDS
    information, the station’s frequency will remain on the
    display. While RDS is on, the radio will search for a
    stronger station in the network when a station gets too
    weak for listening. Press the RDS SELECT button,
    followed by this button again to turn RDS off. All RDS
    functions will be turned off.
    REGION: You can also use the RDS button to access
    the region function. When an RDS station becomes
    weak, this function searches for a stronger station within
    the same network. A network can span a great distance.
    One network can have stations spread across a country
    or continent. Each network breaks down into regions.
    With regions, local news items like weather and traffic
    are available to you. When the region function is on, the
    radio only searches for stations in the same network and
    region. You can only use the region function when RDS
    is already on. Press the RDS SELECT button. Then
    press and hold the RDS button for two seconds.
    REGION: ON will appear on the display. While
    REGION: ON appears on the display, press the RDS
    button again to turn the region function off. REGION:
    OFF will appear on the display. The region function can
    be turned on again by pressing the RDS button.
    TA (2): Press the RDS SELECT button, followed by
    this button to receive traffic announcements. The radio
    will turn on the TA display. TP will appear on the
    display if the tuned station broadcasts traffic
    announcements. You may also receive traffic
    announcements from stations in the network related to
    the tuned station. If the current tuned station does not
    broadcast traffic announcements, the radio will seek to a
    station which does. When the radio finds a station which
    broadcasts traffic announcements, it will stop. If no
    station is found, NONE FOUND will appear on the
    display. When SEEK or SCAN isp ressed with the
    traffic announcement function on, the radio will only
    stop at stations which broadcast traffic announcements
    While a traffic announcement plays, the radio uses a
    special type of volume called TA volume. To increase TA
    volume, turn the PWRNOL knob to the right. Turn it to
    the left to decrease volume. TA VOLUME will appear on
    the display while the volume is being adjusted.
    When a traffic announcement comes on the tuned radio
    station or a related network station, you will hear it,
    even if the volume is muted or a cassette tape or
    compact disc is playing. If the radio tunes to a related
    network station for a traffic announcement? it will return
    to the original station when the announcement is
    finished. If the cassette tapeo r compact disc player was
    being used, the tape or compact disc will stay in the
    player and resume play at the point where it stopped.
    Press the RDS SELECT button, followed by this button
    again to turn TA off.
    MSG (3): When RDS iso n, if the current station has a
    message, MSG will appear on the display. Press the
    RDS SELECT button, followed by this button to see the
    message. If the whole message does not appear on the
    display, parts of the message will appear every three
    seconds until the message is completed. To see the parts
    of the message faster than every three seconds, press this
    button again. A new group of words will appear on the
    display. Once the complete message has been displayed,
    MSG will disappear from the display until another new
    MSG is received. Each message can only be read once.
    PTY (4): This button is used to turn on and off Program
    Type (PTY) seeks and scans. Press the RDS SELECT
    button, followed by this button. The PTY display will turn
    on. RDS SELECT. PTY NEWS will appear on the display
    for three seconds. (The PTY shown will be the last PTY
    selected.) Press the RDS SELECT button, followed by this
    button again to turn the PTY display off.
    < PTY > (5) (6): With RDS on, press the RDS SELECT
    button, followed by < or > . The F’TY display will turn
    on, if it is not already on. RDS SELECT: PTY NEWS will
    appear on the display for three seconds. (The PTY shown
    will be the last PTY selected.) While this message is
    displayed, use < *and > to move up and down the PTY
    list. If you pause on a PTY for three seconds, PRESET
    PTY NEWS will appear on the display. W eth is
    message is displayed, you can savet he PTY in a preset by
    pressing one of the six numbered pushbuttons until you
    hear a beep. Allow three seconds for the message to
    disappear if you do not want to save the ITY in a preset.
    See “Radio Data Systems (RDS) Program Type (PTY)
    Selections” in the Index.
    When the PTY display is on, press SEEK and SCAN to
    find radio stations of the PTY you want to listen to. The
    last PTY selected will be used for seek and scan modes.
    If a station with the selected PTY is not found, NONE
    FOUND will appear on the display. If both PTY and TA
    are on, the radio will search for stations with traffic
    announcements and the selected PTY.
    PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let
    you return to your favorite Program Types (PTYs).
    These buttons have factory PTY presets. See “Radio
    Data Systems (RDS) Program Type (PTY) Selections”
    in the Index. You can set up to 12 PTYs (six FMl and
    six FM2). Just:
    1, Turn PTY on.
    2. Press BAND to select EM1 or FM2.
    3. Tune an RDS station with the PTY you desire.
    4. Press and hold one of the six numbered buttons for
    more than two seconds until you hear a beep.
    Whenever you press that numbered button for less
    than two seconds, the PTY you set will return.
    5. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.
    When battery power is removed and later applied, you
    will not have to reset your RDS presets because the
    radio remembers them.
    HR or MN: Press the RDS SELECT button, followed
    by one of these buttonst o display the timef or the
    current station. STATION TIME IS will be displayed. If
    a time has not been sent to the radio, NO STATION
    TIME will be displayed. If you have recently tuned to
    the station, you may need to wait a minute before the
    time is available to the radio. To set the clock to the
    current displayed station time, press and hold HR or MN
    until TIME UPDATED is displayed. There is a two
    second delay before the time is updated. RDS mode
    does not have to be on to use this function. but you must
    be tuned to an FM RDS station.
    ALERT This type of announcement warns of national
    or local emergencies. You will not be able to turn off
    alert announcements. Alert announcements will come on
    even if RDS mode is turned off. ALERT appears on the
    display when an alert announcement plays. The radio
    uses TA volume during these announcements. To
    increase volume, turn the PWRNOL knob to the right.
    Turn it to the left to decrease volume. TA VOLUME
    will appear on the display while the volume is being
    adjusted. When an alert announcement comes on the
    tuned radio station or a related network station, you will
    hear it, even if the volume is muted or a cassette tape or
    compact disc is playing. If the radio tunes to a related
    network station for an alert announcement, it will return
    to the original station when the announcement is
    finished. If the cassette tape or compact disc player, play
    will stop for the announcement and resume when the
    announcement is finished.

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