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Anyone know about ASL feature on stereo?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RockDoc, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Mar 16, 2009 at 1:01 AM
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    RockDoc

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    Well, I finally finished reading my owners manual (thanks to some slow days at work :eek:) The ASL feature on the stereo is supposed to adjust the volume according to the speed you're traveling, but the owners manual skips right over how the different levels of the feature make any difference (hi, med, low). Does anyone know what happens when you adjust between the 3 levels? I also havent noticed that it is working, but then again maybe thats the point! Any tips welcome...thanks!
     
  2. Mar 16, 2009 at 3:35 AM
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    can't say for sure but it seems to vary the bass level. I just leave mine set on medium.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:42 AM
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    I have mine turned off. The truck is quiet enough that I don't have to adjust the levels very much and don't want some computer doing it arbitrarily.
     
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    It automatically adjusts the volume when coming to a stop and then accellerating. The three levels determines the amount of volume you want to vary.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2009 at 6:18 AM
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    Thanks bmk, thats all I wanted to know; why could't the friggin' manual say this!?
     
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    I just finished reading the whole section on the audio system in the owner's manual and found nothing on ASL. Are you guys talking about the stock radio? I have the stock JBL system. Does it have ASL control? If it does, how do you activate it and set levels? Am I missing something?
     
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    I thought I read it all too, do not remember anything about ASL. New for '09?
     
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    I dont think the JBL stereo has the ASL system. Just push the tuner knob and it will scroll through the different crap (bass, treble, etc) and it would show up there if you have it. Pretty useless feature if you ask me, I don't think it works very well...
     
  9. Mar 20, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    I think it is new for '09
     
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    I think its a great feature and I miss this...had it in my old Titan
     
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    I like it too. I'm one of those drivers that likes to "crank it up" while driving but always finding myself turning it down at intersections. Mostly out of respect for other drivers as I can't stand to hear other cars music blaring right beside me. Having it do it for me automatically is great.
     
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    It's noted in my manual, push the tuner knob like you would for fader or balance, ASL will show up as an ON/OFF choice, choose on and I think there are three adjustments.
     
  13. Mar 20, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    Gentlemen,

    The JBL stereo that came with my '09 Double Cab 4x4 with Bluetooth simply has an ON or OFF ASL (automatic sound leveling) system.

    It is not adjustable per the manual.

    I find it to be inadequate (I prefer it louder when going faster and quieter when going slower) so I use the buttons on the steering wheel.
     
  14. Mar 20, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    You are correct, on/off, no adjustment, my mistake.
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  15. Mar 20, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    That's weird my 09 has ALS on/off, low, med, or high settings.
     
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