How to disable radio volume compensation in your volvo.
Volvo audio is equipment installed in a car or other vehicle to provide in-car entertainment and information for the vehicle occupants. Until the 1950s it consisted of a simple AM radio. Radio volume can be adjusted with the push of a button or twist of a knob. Additions since then have included FM radio (1952), CD players (1985), navigation systems, Bluetooth telephone integration, and smartphone controllers like CarPlay and Android Auto. Once controlled from the dashboard with a few buttons, they can now be controlled by steering wheel controls and voice commands.
Initially implemented for listening to music and radio, vehicle audio is now part of car telematics, telecommunication, in-vehicle security, handsfree calling, navigation, and remote diagnostics systems. It is also used to create fake engine noise.
MVS Forum Member Niknak asks:
Hi, don’t know if anyone out there can help me, but I own a late old-shape V70 and have an original Radio/CD player fitted.
I don’t have a hand book for the radio and I want to know a bit more about the automatic radio volume control, the faster you go, the louder it gets!! When i bought the car, it had just the standard Volvo radio in it, and this did the same. I have been told this is something it does, to compensate for the engine noise, (I have a 2.5TDi) but it is really annoying, but because i am not the owner of the hand book, I don’t know whether it is possible to switch this off, and it is really annoying.
Can anyone help me please?
MVS Forum Member JRL replied:
Just push the ASC buuton and hold until it says “off”