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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: AM-FM Radio

Radio Data System (RDS)

The RDS feature is available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. This system relies upon receiving specific information from these stations and only works when the information is available.

While the radio is tuned to an FM-RDS station, the station name or call letters display. In rare cases, a radio station could broadcast incorrect information that causes the radio features to work improperly.

If this happens, contact the radio station.

Finding a Station

BAND: Press to switch between AM or FM.

(Tune): Turn to select radio stations.

  SEEK or  SEEK: Press to go to the previous or to the next station.

To scan stations, press and hold either button for a few seconds until a beep sounds. The radio goes to a station, plays for a few seconds, then goes to the next station. Press either button again to stop scanning.

The radio only seeks and scans stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

Storing a Radio Station as a Favorite

Drivers are encouraged to set up their radio station favorites while the vehicle is in P (Park). Tune to favorite stations using the presets, favorites button, and steering wheel controls. See Steering Wheel Controls on page 5-2.

FAV (Favorites): A maximum of 36 stations can be stored as favorites using the six softkeys below the radio station frequency tabs and by using the radio FAV button. Press FAV to go through up to six pages of favorites, each having six favorite stations available per page. Each page of favorites can contain any combination of AM, FM, or SiriusXM stations (if equipped).

The balance/fade and tone settings that were previously adjusted, are stored with the favorite stations.

To store a station as a favorite:

  1. Tune to a radio station.
  2. Press FAV to display the page where to store the station.
  3. Press and hold one of the six pushbuttons until a beep sounds. When that pushbutton is pressed and released, the station that was set returns.
  4. Repeat the steps for each radio station to be stored as a favorite.

To set up the number of favorites pages:

  1. Press MENU to display the radio setup menu.
  2. Press the pushbutton below the FAV 1-6 label.
  3. Select the desired number of favorites pages by pressing the pushbutton below the displayed page numbers.
  4. Press FAV, or let the menu time out, to return to the original main radio screen showing the radio station frequency labels and to begin the process of programming favorites for the chosen number of numbered pages.
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