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Is anyone experiencing a problem with the scrolling text information that displays below the radio station numbers? After 2 weeks of owning my T-Reg, all scolling stopped for any station that produced text information. I took to dealership, who could not identify problem. They gave me a new radio pulled out from a TReg on the lot. Worked fine when I left the dealership, but then within 1 hour all scolling text stopped again. Finally I took it in AGAIN this week. They AGAIN replaced with another radio from a TReg on the lot. When I picked up, the radio text scrolling was working. I proceeded to set my radio memory setting for the "FM1". Scolling feature was still working. Tonight, wife and I were out and I told her to set her radio memory on "FM2". As she did this all the text scrolling stopped AGAIN. Now there is no text scrolling for any of the original radio stations that I saved in memory, that did have text scrolling originally.
Anyone else having this problem??

Thanks...Tony
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Search the forums here for "RDS" or "Radio Data Service". This has been discussed a lot. I haven't seen any explination for the cause, but an easy fix has been discovered.

In the passenger side fuse box, pull fuse # 11 (with the key off). Re-insert the fuse after a couple of seconds or more. Your RDS info will probably reappear.

I discovered this in December, and my RDS info has remained since then. Others have tried this, and it sticks for a while, but sometimes disappears again after some combination of selecting preset stations. No one has nailed down a conclusive pattern yet, but the fuse #11 fix seems to always bring it back.
 

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I have had the same problem and removed fuse 11. The scrolling will appear for about 6 station changes, then disappear again. If I remove the fuse and replace it, it reappears again. There has got to be a better fix than constantly removing and replacing the fuse...
 

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Not usre why your RDS keeps going out after about six station changes. I removed/replaced the fuse and I changed stations at leat 40-50 times now and the RDS still works. The RDS did stop when I tried to preset stations in memory, so I proceeded with setting all the memory stations. Then I removed/replaced the #11 fuse. The RDS worked again, I did not loose any presets, and that is when i changed stations 40-50 times and the RDS still works.
 

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Yeah...I understood what you are doing, but my RDS stays on even when I change stations, or change to FM1, FM2, AS or AM. But I think this problem is so goofy that it may do one thing for one consumer, and then do something else for another. But it still ends up to be the same problem....The RDS keeps disappearing!!
 

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Talk about corporate efficiency. I originally was having RDS problems (every time I went to a given station, the first thing I saw was the artist name of whatever the very first song ever recognized on that station was instead of the scrolling text that should start with the station call sign) and took it in before I found this forum and the tip regarding fuse #11.

Dealership gladly threw in another $2,000 radio at VWA's expense. On the second radio, no success. Same problems. Took it back in, only this time suggested they try the fuse #11 trick. No way. "Let us order you a new one". I'm now on my 3rd radio, and for some reason, it has been working fine since I got it two weeks ago.

You've just gotta love those warranty repairs that the dealer is all too happy to make... except when they end up being more time consuming to us, the drivers, than the simple answers...
 

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LtPearson said:
Talk about corporate efficiency. I originally was having RDS problems (every time I went to a given station, the first thing I saw was the artist name of whatever the very first song ever recognized on that station was instead of the scrolling text that should start with the station call sign) and took it in before I found this forum and the tip regarding fuse #11. ...
Actually, the data displayed is sent every couple of seconds by the radio station. You will see the first bit of text you receive when you tune in the station. If that happens to be the song title, or artist, that's what you will see. In my area (around Boston) the stations are all different in what and how they transmit for RDS data, if they transmit at all.
 

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I had this problem with my radio. RDS comming and going. Tried the fuse #11 trick and it worked until my wife inadvertantly hit the AS button on the radio. lost the RDS for a while then it came back. Just got my T-reg Back from the dealer for an oil change and they swapped out the amplifier on the radio (They never really explained why, just that the amp could potentially cause problems in other systems). Radio sound much better (no hiss on CD's) and the RDS is back. I also really like my dealer because he did not charge me for the oil change (with the cost of synth. oil that was quite a bene -- actually its the second oil change I have gotten at no charge.)
 
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