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Old Nov 29th, 2006, 05:14 AM
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Old Nov 29th, 2006, 04:24 PM
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So far so good, that said I've only driven from the dealer to my house in it. Can't figure out the DAB audio for the life of me!
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I've ordered the DAB, let us know how you get on with it.
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So far so good, that said I've only driven from the dealer to my house in it. Can't figure out the DAB audio for the life of me!

It's not straightforward! Use the left and right arrow to search for a station. It should find one. Give it 30 seconds (maybe less) until SLIST flashes up towards the right hand side of the options. Once this is here, the system has the other stations available within this group. You can hit SLIST to see them as a list, or just go one by one through them using the main knob. You can press TRACK to get track info or other news etc. being broadcast by the station. As you find stations you want to keep, hold down a preset number (1-6). To get to presets 7-12, hit DAB. To get back to 1-6, hit DAB twice more.

Hitting search again will take you to the next group of stations and (after a few seconds) you can then scroll through each of those. For example, most of the BBC stations are in one group, Capital group stations (XFM, Capital etc.) are in another. There seem to be about 6 or 7 groups, from memory, each having about 8 stations.

Hope this helps. I haven't read the manual yet, so there may be one or two other tricks you can use.

I mainly listen to 5 Live and XFM. It's odd to listen to 5 Live in crystal clear stereo, but a pleasant change! Round north London, XFM's coverage drops in and out so it's also an improvement to get uninterrupted coverage of that as well. Driving from home to the south coast the DAB signal dropped out a couple of times, but only in areas like the South Downs where you don't pick up a MW signal anyway.
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I really want it for Five Live (have DAB at home and it's horrible on am now!) and 6 music, and to see what else is out there! So far I only got what I guess is the Capital group! Instructions are hopeless too! Thanks for the help.
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Those instructions are so much better than the ones in the little booklet. All done now.
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I'd agree it's not the most straightforward process - I'd expected all of the stations to be accessible just by turning the knob, with each click being a new station.

Instead, it's basically use the left and right arrows to go from group to group, then use the knob to select stations within each group. It takes a few seconds for all the stations within a group to be selectable - if you try using the knob to select a different station straight away, nothing happens!

Paul - did you get all the ones you wanted in the end? I'm still not 100% sure how it works. The first time I went through, I couldn't see 5 Live Sports Xtra. The next day, while setting up my wife's presets, I saw it.

It can't be that bad though - I've not used the standard radio once!
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I think you can only pick up sports xtra when it's broadcasting? Or I could be wrong, but I couldn't see it either!
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That could be it - when I did pick it up it was a Saturday lunchtime and there was a match on. Cheers.
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Had the car 2 days now, and not driven any other since. here is a pic of the car , and i have a few more in my gallery , i have already changed the lamps to silver ( front and back ) , what you think ? i think it looks great. im getting 27mpg but only using to and from work at the mo, up the motorway at the weekend , so hope it gets better.

Did anyone else order the smokers pack , and not get the ash tray, i dont smoke , but thought it would be handy to keep coins in, also the cigar lighter does not have a light on it, not sure if this is a fault.

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