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Confirming settings through the radio

I have a 2003 Monte Carlo SS with 38000 miles. It runs fine with no problems. However, when I try to change any settings (ie: fob horn, light delay, oil life, etc.) through the radio, nothing will set. I have followed the instructions in the manual, and I can't get the settings to save. I have been to three different garages, and they all want to either "fiddle with it" (which means charging me an arm and a leg), or they have simply said "I don't know." How do I save new settings in for my car when the instructions in the manual don't work? Any ideas what is causing this?

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  • Menace_03 Jun 03, 2008

    I have the factory radio, with the factory speakers. The only changes I have made to the car, besides graphics, are new Motegi rims. The rims are the same ones that came on NASCAR Pace Car replicas. The low tire pressure light came on, and I couldn't get it to reset through the radio, so I turned the ignition key to "ON" and turned the parking lights on and off three times and that reset it. However, the settings still won't set through the radio. When it gets to the step where the display should read "DONE" and chime, there is an audible click and the radio shuts back off. None of the settings save. I have checked the fuses, and they are all fine.


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Check all your fuses and if you have an aftermarket radio make sure to have it rewired the right way, by going to an audio shop will be cheaper than going to an auto repair

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  • fernando arevalo Jun 03, 2008

    why don't you try to talk to the manufacturer?

    or ask the dealer if there is any recalls on it

    if a recall is been made for this problem dealer has to fix it for free,

    but ask first if any recalls with that specific problem is been made


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