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post #1 of 6 Old Sep 28th, 2006, 11:16 am Thread Starter
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'T' on radio display

I was on a 30 minute ride yesterday and noticed a small 'T' being displayed in the upper right hand corner of the radio display. I don't know if the T was there at the beginning of my ride, I noticed it after about 15 minutes. The T went away before I got home. I was listening to the 6 CD changer at the time. The ambient temperature was 70F, so I don't think it is a temperature related problem. I have not been able to find any explanation in my owners manuals.

The day before I had to program a new transmitter into the security system. The programming went off without a hitch once I found the card with the system PIN code in my files. I don't think this is related, but I mention it because it is unusual.
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post #2 of 6 Old Sep 28th, 2006, 11:22 am
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It's a traffic program station

The station you were tuned into apparently brodcasts the traffic program signal, although it wasn't active at the time. See attached page from the radio manual...
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It confusd me the first time mine showed the T. Not all stations have it. I suppose it has a purpose but I haven't figured it out.
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I believe it works in conjuction with the TP MUTE button - that button has two functions, "TP" and "MUTE". A quick press mutes/unmutes the radio. A 2-sec hold activates/deactivates the Traffic Program mode. If you're tuned to a radio that broadcasts the Traffic Program signal when they're issuing a traffic report, then the radio will automatically adjust to a different volume for the traffic report. I haven't found a radio station in my area that broadcasts this signal, so I haven't had the oppty to play with this function yet. So take what I said with a grain of salt. After all, as another poster recently said, I'm only 8.

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I'm not sure if it works the same as my truck but most radios normally work the same. If I am listening to a CD and a traffic report comes over the radio the CD will mute and I will hear the traffic report. When the traffic report is done the CD resumes play.

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We gots Traffic Program in the states now!??!? Cool!

Used to use that all the time over in Germany - was a gerat feature. I remember when we came back ('bout time the wall came down), I missed it cuz no one had it here. No US receivers at the time had it and FCC didn't allow for it's broadcast - back then.

I always just figured the 'T' on my LT radio was a left over from fine Teutonic Engineers and it wouldn't work here in North 'Merica.

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