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Hello everyone, I must say I am going crazy trying to find a sollution to my problem. My 2002 996 has a Radio CDR 220 fitted and I have been unsuccesful in getting the radio to display the programme descriptions such as 'Cassic Rock' or 'Triple M' etc. I have called my Porsche dealer and made me feel like my model was pre-historic and no one had any idea or anyone old enough to know. Had to check for myself (hope the dealer doesnt catch on :huh: ) and test drove a vehicle of the same model same year same radio and of course that radio displayed the program. Can someone help me on the steps I need to follow to set this feature up. Thanks to all.

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Hello everyone, I must say I am going crazy trying to find a sollution to my problem. My 2002 996 has a Radio CDR 220 fitted and I have been unsuccesful in getting the radio to display the programme descriptions such as 'Cassic Rock' or 'Triple M' etc. I have called my Porsche dealer and made me feel like my model was pre-historic and no one had any idea or anyone old enough to know. Had to check for myself (hope the dealer doesnt catch on :huh: ) and test drove a vehicle of the same model same year same radio and of course that radio displayed the program. Can someone help me on the steps I need to follow to set this feature up. Thanks to all.

I believe the function is called RDS. I THINK that if you hold down the TP button to go into the setup menu, you can turn it on or off. However, I don't have the manual in front of me, and I won't be able to check until I get home tonight.

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As I recall you don't need to program anything. If the radio station supports PTY then it displays - if it does not support PTY then it does not display.

From the radio owners manual: "The PTY is broadcast by the RBDS transmitter, provided that the transmitter is equipped with this function."

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As I recall you don't need to program anything. If the radio station supports PTY then it displays - if it does not support PTY then it does not display.

From the radio owners manual: "The PTY is broadcast by the RBDS transmitter, provided that the transmitter is equipped with this function."

Isn't there some button you can press that will automatically search for stations with PTY and preset them for you?

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As I recall you don't need to program anything. If the radio station supports PTY then it displays - if it does not support PTY then it does not display.

From the radio owners manual: "The PTY is broadcast by the RBDS transmitter, provided that the transmitter is equipped with this function."

Isn't there some button you can press that will automatically search for stations with PTY and preset them for you?

Not to my knowledge.
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Hello everyone, I must say I am going crazy trying to find a sollution to my problem. My 2002 996 has a Radio CDR 220 fitted and I have been unsuccesful in getting the radio to display the programme descriptions such as 'Cassic Rock' or 'Triple M' etc. I have called my Porsche dealer and made me feel like my model was pre-historic and no one had any idea or anyone old enough to know. Had to check for myself (hope the dealer doesnt catch on :huh: ) and test drove a vehicle of the same model same year same radio and of course that radio displayed the program. Can someone help me on the steps I need to follow to set this feature up. Thanks to all.

James,

If I understand what you are trying t odo is simply display the program type on your radio display, then here is the way the manual describes the process. It is only on FM bands here in the states that the RDBS info is available ( and not on all channels). Steps are as follows, although I must preface my instructions as from someone who never has completely understood all the functionality that is available in the Becker headunit, so I urge you to get a user manual to validate all the various display settings you have available. I ahve ssen them on ebay.

To simply display program type on your display, here is my attempt to get you this feature:

1. Press radio button and get on a FM band.

2. Press the FM key again and then press the multifunction key "Txt" This will display any info from that particular station that is broadcast thru the RDB/RDBS format available for that particular station. When I tried to access this myself on my radio, I found it helpful to find a station that I listened to regularly that I knew broadcasted RDBS info. the Txt button represents Text on the display and will provide you the program type ( i.e. soft rock etc) as well as the artist and song title.

I hope this gets you what you are looking for. Good luck!! PM me if you have any other questions and I will attempt to send you appropriate info from my manual. I must say however, the user interface on these Becker head units is NOT intuitive by any standards and anyone who has mastered the whole manual has my respect for sure. I have attempted to use some of the "auto programming" features and have given up many times and simply manually programmed my favorite stations on the HU display.

Demosan :cheers:

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Hello everyone, I must say I am going crazy trying to find a sollution to my problem. My 2002 996 has a Radio CDR 220 fitted and I have been unsuccesful in getting the radio to display the programme descriptions such as 'Cassic Rock' or 'Triple M' etc. I have called my Porsche dealer and made me feel like my model was pre-historic and no one had any idea or anyone old enough to know. Had to check for myself (hope the dealer doesnt catch on :huh: ) and test drove a vehicle of the same model same year same radio and of course that radio displayed the program. Can someone help me on the steps I need to follow to set this feature up. Thanks to all.

James,

Loren's last post with the link for radio user manuals post apparently was posted as I was constructing my response to your original post. Sorry for the confusion. My instructions were from my Trafficpro manual, as I replaced my original head unit in my 02 C4S wit hthe trafficpro navigation a year or so ago and assumed the manual was same as Cr/CDR 220 head unit and it appears it may not be. Therefore my instructions in my last post may be bogus :censored:

My bad and as always Loren appears to have you on the right track!!

Demosan

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You Guys, sorry and Galls are great. I am a first Porsche owner and only had the vehicle for 6 months and its good to know there are people out there who can help when needed. Much apprciated, I will give some of the instructions a go tommorrow and will come back with a result. Thank again to all. :P

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