Question about Mercedes-Benz Cars & Trucks
I am unable to turn off my bright lights. The switch is not working. And the radio is on Phone Mode... How do I get the radio out of phone mode?
The switch is made into the turn signal indicator and the arm swings up and down (backward click up- backward click down)..there is a connector rod between the arm and the switch and it may have broken..this rquires lowering the steering column as the switch is on top of the column under the dash (on most models) some may still have it on the floor up by the upper floorboard left of the brake pedal(where mine is on my 89 ford)...may have to completely disconnect the battery of the car to totally kill the radio,,reconnect and see if it resets itself...good luck...
Posted on Jan 19, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Heard a similar complaint, try disconnecting the main battery leads. This should clear the head unit and allow you to return to default menu.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
I had the same problem. I disconnected the car battery and reconnected it. The clock and everything will have to be reset after doing this.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
haha i have had this problem the other day, i took it to the dealers and they told me the radio is failing, the other tech said the amp is failing....but i told them if thats the cause why when the key is in access. position it works fine....i took it to advance auto parts and tested the battery..it fail, although the suv started right up with no problems, the fancy tester printed out the battery crancking amps is lower than the manufacturer specs and the voltage was half the manufacturer specs....i change it out and bam i save about 1500 buck plus labour....test your battery ..im pretty sure thats the problem...
Posted on Oct 31, 2010
SOURCE: 2008 Chevy Cobalt: cd player
The problems you are experiencing are caused by the wiring inside the steering wheel. The radio input changing at random is the effect of a contact in the steering wheel control interface. If you have no steering wheel control interface check at the back of the radio for a short in steering wheel control connector's contacts.
The clicking noise when you turn is not coming from the flasher relay, but it is simulated and played by the same system that plays the seat belt chime. If both noises are gone it is probably because of a problem the wiring that goes to the internal car audio system or because a short circuit has impaired both functions.
Problems with steering column wiring are quite common in new Chevy Cobalt. GM has not issued yet any recall for such problems. Here a forum.
There is instead a recall to prevent sudden loss of power steering assist. The recall has been issued to face a critical problem, as loss of power steering while driving may represent an hazard. The recall will entitle you to a free power steering pump and control replacement. I suggest going to the nearest dealer place and asking about the recall. While the steering column is being disassembled to carry the repair you can also ask to have a look at the wiring in there.
Below recall number and details. Mention the recall number when you ask the dealer about repair conditions. The repair under recall is supposed to be free of charge.
10023D SEP 10 Recall - Loss Of Power Steering Assist- Here GM official bulletin: Recall Bulletin.
Posted on Aug 31, 2011
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