GMC VUE User Manual
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Notice: Before adding any sound equipment to the vehicle, such as an audio system, CD player, CB radio, mobile telephone, ortwo-wayradio, make sure that it can be added by checking with your dealer/retailer. Also, check federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. If sound equipment can be added, it is very important to do it properly. Added sound equipment can interfere with the operation of the vehicle’s engine, radio, or other systems, and even damage them. The vehicle’s systems can interfere with the operation of sound equipment that has been added.

Notice: The chime signals related to safety belts, parking brake, and other functions of the vehicle operate through the navigation system. If that equipment is replaced or additional equipment is added to the vehicle, the chimes may not work. Make sure that replacement or additional equipment is compatible with

the vehicle before installing it. See “Accessories and Modifications” in the Index

of the vehicle’s owner manual.

Playing the Radio

O (Power/Volume):

¥Press to turn the audio system on and off.

¥Turn to increase or to decrease the volume.

¥Press and hold for more than two seconds to turn off the navigation system, the Rear

Seat Entertainment (RSE) video screen, and Rear Seat Audio (RSA). If the vehicle has not been turned off, the RSE and the RSA can be turned back on by pressing this knob. The last active source resumes playing.

f (Tuning/Tone Knob):

¥Turn to go to the next or previous frequency.

¥Press to go to the Sound menu.

AUDIO (Hard Key):

¥Press to display the audio screen.

¥Press to switch between AM, FM, or XM (if equipped), DISC, AUX (Auxiliary), or select the screen button. Read through this section,

Satellite Radio on page 21, CD/DVD Player on page 21, or Auxiliary Devices on page 35for more information.

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Finding a Station

There are three ways to Þnd/change stations:

¥If viewing a full map screen, use the ¨ ©SEEK keys andf knob. Preset stations

cannot be directly changed from the full map screen, but can be selected by using the steering wheel control w orx buttons. The station will display at the top for the screen.

AM source shown, other sources similar

¥If viewing a full map screen, select the source screen

(AM, FM, XM, CD, etc.) button. The display splits between

the audio screen and the map screen. All station-changingfunctions can be performed from this screen.

FM source shown, other sources similar

¥If you do not want to view a split screen or you are not on a map screen, press the AUDIO hard key to enter the audio menu screen.

AM/FM/XM: Select the source (AM, FM, or XM, if equipped) screen button or press the AUDIO key repeatedly until the desired source is selected.

FM source shown, other sources similar


1.Select the screen button, located in the middle of the screen, to receive a list of all of the selected band stations in the area.

2.Use the up and down arrow screen buttons to scroll the frequencies.

3.Select the desired frequency.

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XM lists also contain a category to select and the stations or channels that pertain to the category. For XM, select the left and right arrow screen buttons to change categories.

The station information displays. See ÒRadio MenuÓ later in this section to add and remove XM categories from the category list. When listening to XM stations, all of the categories can be selected when using the right and left arrow screen buttons on the main audio screen. Categories cannot be selected from the category list screen when they have been removed.

FM lists may contain a category to select if stations in the area

support Radio Data Systems (RDS).

2 Refresh List: Select this screen button to refresh the list of stations.

When viewing a map screen the name of the station or channel displays in the top center tab.

¨SEEK / ©SEEK: To seek stations, press the right or left arrow keys to go to the next or previous station.

This function is also available on the steering wheel controls. See ÒSteering Wheel ControlsÓ in

the index of the owner manual for more information.

To scan stations, press and hold either arrow for more than

two seconds. The radio goes to a station, plays for a few seconds, then goes on to the next station. To stop scanning, press either arrow again.

Storing Radio Station Presets

This feature allows up to 30 preset stations (six FAV pages) to be stored. You can mix AM, FM, and XM (if equipped). To store presets:

1.Press O to turn the system on.

2.If viewing a map screen, select the source screen button, press the AUDIO key, or press the FAV (favorite) key. The

number of presets is determined by your selection of how many FAV pages you have selected. See more information on ÒNumber of Preset PagesÓ

later in this section.

3.Select the band.

4.Seek, scan, or tune to the desired station, to select the station.

5.Press and hold one of the preset screen buttons for more than two seconds or until a beep is heard.

6.Repeat the steps for each preset.

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Sound Menu

Base shown; Uplevel similar

SOUND: Press this key or press the MENU key to access the Sound menu to adjust the treble, midrange, bass, fade, balance, and equalization. Settings for treble, midrange, and bass are remembered for each source, such as AM/FM, XM (if equipped), CD/DVD, and AUX.

Setting the Tone

TREBLE: Select and hold the

plus (+) or minus (−) sign to increase or decrease the treble. If a station is weak or noisy, decrease the treble.

MID (Midrange): Select and hold the plus (+) or minus (−) sign to increase or decrease the midrange.

BASS: Select and hold the

plus (+) or minus (−) sign to increase or decrease the bass.

Adjusting the Speakers

L/R (Left/Right) (Balance): To adjust the balance between the left and the right speakers, select

and hold the L or R screen buttons.

Front/Rear (Fade): To adjust

the fade between the front and the rear speakers, select and hold

the Front or Rear screen buttons.

If a DVD movie with surround sound is playing, fading to the rear speakers will automatically cause

the radio to play stereo sound. Fading back to the center speakers will re-engagethe surround

sound if it was on before fading was adjusted. See CD/DVD Player on page 21 for more information.

Automatic Equalization

If equipped with automatic equalization customized equalization settings designed for Rock, Pop, Country, Classical, and Talk can

be selected. Select one of the equalization screen buttons to hear the change in sound.

Custom: Select this screen button to adjust the bass, treble, and midrange settings as desired.

The system saves separate settings for each source.

Talk: The Acadia, Enclave, OUTLOOK, and Traverse

has only an equalization setting for Talk.

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Select Talk to adjust the tone settings to an automatic preset for talk radio.

Rear Seat Audio (RSA)

With this feature, if the Rear Seat Audio (RSA) system has been turned on, it can be turned off by selecting the Rear Seat Audio Off screen button. See ÒRear Seat Audio (RSA)Ó in the Index of your vehicles owner manual.

If a DVD movie with surround sound is active, turning RSA on will force a stereo downmix of the audio. Some DVDs do not contain downmix information. In this case, no sound through RSA headphones may occur.

Radio Menu

Press the MENU key to enter the conÞgure menu screen, then press it repeatedly until Radio is selected, or select the Radio screen button to make changes for radio information displayed, number of preset

pages, XM categories (if equipped), and automatic volume control.

Limit Features While Driving

Touch the Limit Features While Driving screen button to turn on and off the ability to limit functions while driving. When this screen button is highlighted, the following functions will be limited while driving:

¥Music Navigator Scrolling

¥Radio Category Scrolling

¥Navigation Menu Scrolling and some functions

See ÒCategoryÓ earlier in this section for more information. See ÒFrom MapÓ under Maps on page 38 for more information.

Number of Preset Pages

Select the Number of Preset Pages screen button to change the number of preset pages,

1 through 6. Each preset page can contain Þve preset stations. Select the desired numbered screen button.

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Automatic Volume Control

With automatic volume control, the audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise while driving.

To use Automatic Volume Control:

1.Set the volume at the desired level.

2.Press the MENU key to enter the menu screen, then press it repeatedly until Radio is selected, or touch the Radio screen button.

3.Press the Automatic Volume Control screen button.

4.Touch the LOW, MEDIUM, or HIGH screen buttons. Each higher setting allows for more compensation at faster vehicle speeds.

Then, as the vehicle is being driven, automatic volume control automatically increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any speed.

The volume level should always sound consistent while driving. To turn automatic volume control off, touch the OFF screen button.

Remove/Add XM Categories

1.Select the Remove/Add XM Categories screen button to remove or add XM categories when selecting from the category list screen. The list of XM categories appear on the screen.

2.Use the up and down arrow screen buttons to scroll through the list. The categories to remove highlights and the categories to add are dark in color.

3.Select the category that you would like to add or remove.

4.Select the Restore All Categories screen button to add all categories that have been removed.

Radio Data System (RDS)

The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. With RDS, the radio can:

¥Receive announcements concerning local and national emergencies

¥Display messages from radio stations

This system relies on receiving speciÞc information from these stations and only work when the information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may broadcast incorrect information that can

cause the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, contact the radio station.