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Hello all,

This is my first post on this forum but my ten thousandth on forums in general. I searched and searched and searched some more but could not find an answer to this particular question. Sorry if it is common knowledge but I have a 2011 Volt that I am fixing up and like the title states, when I press the Climate button on the center console the radio turns on. If I turn off the radio with the lower radial knob the Climate control screen goes away. This makes it so the radio has to be on if I want to play around with the climate control which I find strange. (I know I can turn down the volume.) The service writer at my local dealer insists that this is normal for a 2011 car but my 2013 Volt does not do this.

Is he correct?

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Jim
 

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Yes it is. All the center dash electronics are a single system, turn one on they all come on turn one off they all go off.
 

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Thanks. Seemed hard to believe the 2011 is so different from the 2013 but my Volt adviser said the same. Huh. Guess I'll have to live with it. I can see why they changed it.

Jim
 

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I proposed a simple software fix involving controlling the volume, but without a lot more support from the Volt community, GM won't do it.

Just because the radio is powered on doesn't mean it has to play at the previously set volume.
 

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Hi Jim,

Could you please clarify - which button do you mean when you say "climate button"? Could you perhaps attach a photo?

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It's the one left of top center that says "Climate". I have no convenient way to post a photo.
 
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