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I am slowly learning the Volt. I have looked in the manual for the answers but they eludes me.

There is a button on the centre panel AS1-2 that apparently does nothing. Can anyone tell me what it is supposed to do.

The radio volume bar on the bottom of the display keeps flashing on and off at irregular intervals, is this normal.

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Stands for "Auto Store" - it's designed for use when traveling in the pre-XM/Pandora era - it scans through the AM/FM bands and automatically loads the strongest stations as presets so you can jump between them to find something you want to listen to.
 

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Funny, I have that button and never got the nerve to press it. Similarly, I have always wondered if the TP button was some secret toilet paper launcher feature that automatically adorns your neighbors trees. Someone in the user interface design department really failed on the G1 volt. I really don't like the center console design nor the graphics on either screen, but my daily commute at 70+ MPG more than makes up for these shortfalls.
 

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Funny, I have that button and never got the nerve to press it. Similarly, I have always wondered if the TP button was some secret toilet paper launcher feature that automatically adorns your neighbors trees. Someone in the user interface design department really failed on the G1 volt. I really don't like the center console design nor the graphics on either screen, but my daily commute at 70+ MPG more than makes up for these shortfalls.
TP I think stands for Time Program - in any case, it's a short cut to setting the clock.
 

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I am slowly learning the Volt. I have looked in the manual for the answers but they eludes me.

There is a button on the centre panel AS1-2 that apparently does nothing. Can anyone tell me what it is supposed to do.

The radio volume bar on the bottom of the display keeps flashing on and off at irregular intervals, is this normal.

Thanks

Gordon
The AS1/2 button is in the manual and allows you to auto find/store stations in areas you don't otherwise have programmed.

I have an intermittent volume-type display come up in my 2013 when I have the Climate set to Fan Only and Fan Off. It seems to be tied to when the battery's own thermal system turns on or off, as near as I can tell. A little radio bug that made it past quality control, apparently.

What I see isn't volume though, it looks similar but shows the Fan Only status. If you actually have the volume displaying randomly, it may be a faulty button on the steering wheel or a faulty volume knob on the center console.
 

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The AS1/2 button is in the manual and allows you to auto find/store stations in areas you don't otherwise have programmed.

I have an intermittent volume-type display come up in my 2013 when I have the Climate set to Fan Only and Fan Off. It seems to be tied to when the battery's own thermal system turns on or off, as near as I can tell. A little radio bug that made it past quality control, apparently.

What I see isn't volume though, it looks similar but shows the Fan Only status. If you actually have the volume displaying randomly, it may be a faulty button on the steering wheel or a faulty volume knob on the center console.
I've seen that too, but then realized that I was accidentally tapping one of the volume buttons on the steering wheel while turning.

The other thing that drives me nuts is when I inadvertently tap the seat heater in the middle of the summer. Minutes later I'm wondering why it's so hot, then see the telltale 3 amber lights.
 

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Yeah, the TP and AS1-2 buttons seem like some of the most ridiculous wastes of button function/real estate ever in the history of automotive design. (Okay, that's probably something of an exaggeration but I do feel strongly about it.) I could literally see more use for a passenger-accessible stereo mute button than either of them.
 

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There is a button on the centre panel AS1-2 that apparently does nothing.
Auto store. If you press and hold it will scan and store the strongest radio stations at that location. Once programmed you can press the button to go through the stations.

As I understand it the design is mostly for people who travel a lot. You can program your "favorites" for your home area, then use AS when you go visit the parents out of state or whatever to listen to local stations.

The radio volume bar on the bottom of the display keeps flashing on and off at irregular intervals, is this normal.
Mine did that for a bit until I took a compressed air can and blew out the volume switch edges on the steering wheel. I think something had gunked it a bit so the button was "sort of" pressed and random road bumps would trigger it.
 

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Yeah, the TP and AS1-2 buttons seem like some of the most ridiculous wastes of button function/real estate ever in the history of automotive design. (Okay, that's probably something of an exaggeration but I do feel strongly about it.) I could literally see more use for a passenger-accessible stereo mute button than either of them.
I hate how when you start the car, and the previous driver had the volume too loud, all attempts to turn down the volume knob on the center console fail in the first 5-10 seconds. Makes me miss the old analog knobs that always respond (until the get gummed up then you get all sorts of static)
 

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I hate how when you start the car, and the previous driver had the volume too loud, all attempts to turn down the volume knob on the center console fail in the first 5-10 seconds. Makes me miss the old analog knobs that always respond (until the get gummed up then you get all sorts of static)
There is a "Maximum Startup Volume" some where in the radio settings menu. It fixes this exact problem.
Page 62 of the 2013 Infotainment Manual:

Startup Volume: Press to set the
maximum volume level for startup
that will be used even if a higher
volume had been set when the radio
was turned off.
 

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There is a "Maximum Startup Volume" some where in the radio settings menu. It fixes this exact problem.
Page 62 of the 2013 Infotainment Manual:

Startup Volume: Press to set the
maximum volume level for startup
that will be used even if a higher
volume had been set when the radio
was turned off.
Great to know. There seem to be so many features in these volt's. Of course that exposes you as a nerd for knowing this feature exists.... Sheldon!
 

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Great to know. There seem to be so many features in these volt's. Of course that exposes you as a nerd for knowing this feature exists.... Sheldon!
I found that one,,just by sitting in the car and going thru all the menus.
 

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Great to know. There seem to be so many features in these volt's. Of course that exposes you as a nerd for knowing this feature exists.... Sheldon!
Guilty as charged.
 
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