That, it's not. The control isn't a mechanical potentiometer; I suspect the knob just sends a series of on/off pulses to the logic in the radio. The actual volume is a software function. Can you adjust the minimum? Beats me.Just wondering if it's not a bad pot in the HU or something.
That's strange. The lowest sound level in both my OEM HUs (one Monsoon, one not) were quiet enough to conduct a conversation.When I meant "it's too loud" I didnt mean too loud to listen, I meant the lowest level is still too loud to talk on phone or chat with passenger.
I always thought that the Vagcom had a setting for the lowest and loudest setting for volume.
Yes, the single din monsoon makes a beep at min. And min in the single din units means silent etc.My single DIN non-monsoon OEM radio will volume down to absolute silence. At the last "click" of turning it down, the system will sound a "beep" through the speakers. My guess is your radio is broken. Do you know someone with the same model radio you could swap as a test? If the problem moves with the radio... it's the radio at fault.
Actually, that's right in the owner's manual for the radio - page 5. You press and hold the Dolby button for three seconds plus. What you're setting at that point is not the minimum volume level - there's no setting for that - but the default volume level. Normally the radio comes on at the last used volume, but you can set it to come on at a selectable fixed volume. Perfect if someone else uses the car and habitually leaves it turned up.I spent several hours searching through the shop manual and experimenting with Vagcom. No luck. Through experimentation, I found there is a programming mode you can enter into on the Monsoon by pressing some combination of buttons which I've forgotten. It allows you to change your CDs to play in random mode and a few other things I've also forgotten. It also has a setting for changing the minimum volume level.
Mine was at 8, which is too loud for "minimum" and yours is probably also high. The problem was that while I could adjust whatever else was in the programming mode I couldn't adjust "minimum." So it's still at 8.
Yes, right in the manual. I have a 2003 1.8T GLS with a double-DIN Monsoon. However, you can set the default volume level exactly once as far as I can tell. After that, you will never see that capability again. I suppose you could somehow do a complete reset on the radio somehow and then reset it, but you would be allowed to do it only once before another complete reset.Actually, that's right in the owner's manual for the radio - page 5. You press and hold the Dolby button for three seconds plus. What you're setting at that point is not the minimum volume level - there's no setting for that - but the default volume level. Normally the radio comes on at the last used volume, but you can set it to come on at a selectable fixed volume. Perfect if someone else uses the car and habitually leaves it turned up.
You can also enable a setting to increase volume automatically as the vehicle speed increases.
I'm almost sure that won't work. Was '"someone" talking about a B5 Passat? As far as I can tell, the volume control is not an analog potentiometer; it has no minimum or maximum setting, it just freewheels. This would indicate it's a simple momentary switch that sends a series of "up" or "down" pulses to the radio logic.I posted about this problem last week. Someone responded to pull off the face and spray the volume control with WD 40. You have to unscrew the circuit board first . It works.