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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Operation

Radio Controls without Touchscreen

The infotainment system is operated by using the pushbuttons, multifunction knobs, menus shown on the display, and steering wheel controls, if equipped.

Turning the System On or Off
O /VOL (Power/Volume)

Press to turn the system on and off.

Automatic Switch-Off

If the infotainment system is on after the ignition is turned off, the system will turn off automatically after 10 minutes.

Volume Control
O /VOL (Power/Volume)

Turn to adjust the volume.

5 / > (Phone/Mute)

For vehicles with OnStar, press and hold 5 / > to mute the infotainment system. Press and hold 5 / > again, or turn the O /VOL knob to cancel mute.

For vehicles without OnStar, press 5 / > to mute the infotainment system. Press 5 / > again, or turn the O /VOL knob to cancel mute.

Menu System

Controls

The MENU/TUNE knob, MENU/TUNE button, and / BACK button are used to navigate the menu system.

MENU/TUNE Knob:

Turn to:

  • Enter the menu system.
  • Highlight a menu option.
  • Select a value.

MENU/TUNE Button:

Press to:

  • Select or activate the highlighted menu option.
  • Confirm a set value.
  • Turn a system setting on or off.

/ BACK:

Press to:

  • Exit a menu.
  • Return from a submenu screen to the previous menu screen.
  • Delete the last character in a sequence.

Selecting a Menu Option

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Submenus


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An arrow on the right-hand edge of the menu indicates that it has a submenu with other options.

Activating a Setting

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Entering a Character Sequence

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Audio Settings

The audio settings can be set for each radio band and each audio player source.

To quickly reset an audio setting value to 0:

Press the / BACK button to go back to the Tone Settings menu.

Adjusting the Treble, Midrange, and Bass

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Press the / BACK button to go back to the Tone Settings menu.

Adjusting the Fader and Balance

Press the / BACK button to go back to the Tone Settings menu.

Adjusting the EQ (Equalizer)

For vehicles with an equalizer:

Press the / BACK button to go back to the Tone Settings menu.

System Settings

Configuring the Number of Favorite Pages

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To configure the number of available favorite pages:

Auto Volume

The auto volume feature automatically adjusts the radio volume to compensate for road and wind noise as the vehicle speeds up or slows down, so that the volume level is consistent.

The level of volume compensation can be selected, or the auto volume feature can be turned off.

Radio Controls with Touchscreen

The infotainment system is operated by using the pushbuttons, menus shown on the display, and steering wheel controls.

Turning the System On or Off

O (Power)

Press and hold to turn the radio on and off.

Automatic Switch-Off

If the infotainment system has been turned on after the ignition is turned off, the system will turn off automatically after 10 minutes.

Volume Control

z VOL y (Volume)

Press to increase or decrease the volume or press the volume bar.

> (Mute)

Press z VOL y, then press > to mute and unmute the system.

System Settings

Auto Volume

This feature automatically adjusts the radio volume to compensate for road and wind noise.

The level of volume compensation can be selected, or the feature can be turned off.

Audio Settings

The audio settings can be set for each radio band and each audio player source.

Tone Settings

Press menu, then tone settings from the AM or FM menu.

Press OK to exit Tone Settings.

OnStar Overview
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Overview (AM-FM Radio)
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