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in case some of you were not aware there is a secret menu built into the radio. press the 3 and 6 button together and hold. there is alot of info. i found it by accident on Evilution and have looked and searched and cannot find it again, it explains everything

i even looked in the owners manual quickly and saw nothing
 

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Nice tip, can you elaborate as to which radio you have? Stock radio 9, stock radio 10, aftermarket/?
 

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Is radio 9 the basic slimline unit? And what info is displayed? I don't want to press 3 and 6 and have the German police show up to demand that I stop doing that., or else
 

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in case some of you were not aware there is a secret menu built into the radio. press the 3 and 6 button together and hold. there is alot of info. i found it by accident on Evilution and have looked and searched and cannot find it again, it explains everything

i even looked in the owners manual quickly and saw nothing
Very interesting discovery, thanks!

I have the radio 9 (single CD unit in a 2009 451). Pressing the 3 & 6 buttons while it is in radio mode (aux mode does not work) brings up about a dozen parameters, one at a time. To step through these items, the "<" & ">" buttons next to the volume button are used. To select an item (if available), turn the volume knob.

Here's what my radio revealed:

  • ZB VMEUSN8
  • ZB 0002950
  • SWV 020306
  • HWV 010700
  • ALL PIX ON <-- turning the vol knob activates all pixels
  • SPKR TEST <-- turning the vol knob displays "FL 500HZ" then "FR 500HZ" while playing a tone through each speaker respectively
  • VIEW DTC <-- turning the vol knob displayed "NO DTC"
  • CLEAR DTC
  • ANT ON
  • SIG 0199
  • MUL 00
  • MSV 030107

Some of these items are probably serial numbers and firmware versions.

~toaster
 
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