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The mute button on the GTO will not mute the radio, it only turns it down quite a bit. I took it into the dealer and they said that Pontiac is calling it a design function and it isn't designed to mute the radio.
Now, my feeling-- a bull shit response. Mute should mean mute, not down a little.
I will be writing Pontiac. I would like to encourage all of you to do the same so that we can get this issue addressed-
Pontiac Motor Divsion
PO BOX 33172 - GTO Quality Assurance
Detroit, MI 48232-5172
 

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May I quote you on that?
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Doubt if it's fixable. Mute has different meanings to different folks. When I was selling audio equipment, many units would mute 20dB, not cut completely off.
 

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High end stereo equipment has always just put a step down function with it's mute. You're just used to cheap stereo equipment, that's all. :D
 

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It's fine. If you need the stereo off - it's about an 8" reach from the gearshift to the power button. I'm not that lazy yet...
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GTOME said:
Sometimes when I make a turn (usally left) the stereo will get louder. Just started 2 days ago
Could you be brushing against the controls on the wheel? I inadvertently hit one of the function keys all the time. Sometimes even while I'm driving :sneaky:
 

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Most professional audiophiles would argue in favor of indygtoqs on this one. "mute" is a term generally accepted to mean a complete interruption of signal... silence; whereas, what you're all experiencing with your factory installed Blaupunkts is known as "dampening" or "padding" of the signal. Although it was never a show-stopper to me and my new goat, it did strike me as a little odd that when I hit the mute button, it didn't actually do what I expected it to do. Oh well. Rock on, I say.
 

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Me, I could care less about the mute button... I don't use it... what I DON'T like about the factory stereo is: 1) the limiter & 2) the adaptive volume. I'm gonna either figure out a way to bypass or defeat the limiter/autovol. or replace the stereo completely.
 

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Mute usually means "silent". On the Pass Pearl phono preamp I'm building, the mute switch connects the output to ground - no signal. Obviously Blaupunkt has a different idea.....I wonder if this can be "personalized" also ?? How does this stereo sound relative to one of the better Bose set-up's ? (My wife's Bose / Infiniti sounds pretty good.....)
 

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I don't know about comparing it to bose - but it sounds pretty good. That is the times I leave it on. I find myself turning it off to listen to the car a lot...
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I don't know about comparing it to bose - but it sounds pretty good. That is the times I leave it on. I find myself turning it off to listen to the car a lot...
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Ditto that Dan..

Mute on most of my systems have been a 20db drop in volume. Mute does not mean silence to a musican. When I mute the strings on a gutair it is simply quiter (I'm far from a real Musician). When my buddy used a mute on his trumpet in high school it quieted it down a bunch and gave him a cool wa-wa effect. Thank god we don't get the cool wa-wa effect......
 
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