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post #11 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 01:31 PM
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Re: Want to keep radio off at vehicle startup

Well, this is annoying. But it's nice to know that I'm not crazy or stupid. :-)


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I have the same car in Touring trim. Turning the volume knob all the way to zero before shutting off the car is the only sure fire way to prevent it from playing music when you turn on the ignition. Good news is it works, wether you turn the screen off to black or not.

As an aside, the option to black out the screen is in no way an "off" setting. The system can not be turned off, period. The black screen will not prevent music from playing, in fact the volume knob still works to control the volume of whatever is playing while the screen is set to black.


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post #12 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 02:16 PM
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As stated in many other threads, the best workaround is to tune the radio to SiriusXM channel 0, which is silent. Set the #1 preset button to this channel by holding it in for a few seconds. If you normally listen to radio, always switch to preset #1 before you turn off the car. If you normally listen to CD or USB sources, just leave preset #1 engaged. You will get silence when you turn the car off, and when you restart it.

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This radio issue is so annoying. I just sent a complaint to Subaru America online here asking for a software fix for this.
If enough users email about this perhaps they'll include it in an update.
Submit here in the email form:
https://www.subaru.com/customer-support.html
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As stated in many other threads, the best workaround is to tune the radio to SiriusXM channel 0, which is silent. Set the #1 preset button to this channel by holding it in for a few seconds. If you normally listen to radio, always switch to preset #1 before you turn off the car. If you normally listen to CD or USB sources, just leave preset #1 engaged. You will get silence when you turn the car off, and when you restart it.
So far this has been the best workaround to keep the audio system quiet at startup.
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This is what works for me.
Just turn the volume down to zero before exiting car.
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If I can get into the habit it will have to be turning down the volume before switching off the car.
But honestly, what a clumsy way to keep your radio from yelling at you in the year 2018. I still think we should bomb Subaru with lots of email requests for this to fix with a software update.
Great car otherwise and really love it but stunned how Subaru's designers could mess up so big in such a basic issue. It doesn't seem that exotic a scenario to imagine that a user does not always want the radio to come on when starting to drive, does it? Oh well...
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If I can get into the habit it will have to be turning down the volume before switching off the car.
But honestly, what a clumsy way to keep your radio from yelling at you in the year 2018. I still think we should bomb Subaru with lots of email requests for this to fix with a software update.
Great car otherwise and really love it but stunned how Subaru's designers could mess up so big in such a basic issue. It doesn't seem that exotic a scenario to imagine that a user does not always want the radio to come on when starting to drive, does it? Oh well...
What is most annoying is that I'm usually backing up when it comes on. And when backing up, the mute button doesn't work. It can be very distracting. I hope I don't accidentally run over some starving orphan waifs in wheelchairs because of the radio suddenly blaring.
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What is most annoying is that I'm usually backing up when it comes on. And when backing up, the mute button doesn't work. It can be very distracting. I hope I don't accidentally run over some starving orphan waifs in wheelchairs because of the radio suddenly blaring.
Then the SOWWABS (Starving Orphan Waifs in Wheelchairs Automatic Braking System ) should kick in.

Mute doesn't work when backing up? I'll have to try that one. I know the parking brake doesn't automatically disengage if your seat-belt isn't on; even in reverse where it's legal here to not be using a seat-belt.

What's even crazier is if you're listening to music on USB, switch off the ignition - now you're listening to the radio. Switch to accessory, and now the USB music continues from where it left off. Does the USB power go out when the ignition is off?
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Oh yes, the backing up...
I ran into this too. When the rear camera comes onto the display the silent button does not work until you get out of backup gear. and if I'm not wrong even the volume can't be turned down In that phase. so if you ended your drive with beautiful loud mozart from your phone, you may be greeted with blarring radio ad noise until your done with backing up. Grrrrrrrr..... Who is that design intern that they let screw this up so badly?!
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they fixed backing up while having sound in 2018 - you can actually turn it off. 2015 - 2017 - nope.

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