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Old 12-04-2009
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03 stock 6 disc questions

What does the traffic feature mean on the stock 6 disc? also how does the RDS system work with cd's? just got it today and was browsing thru the menu options just wondering what there uses were
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wow you already found features I never knew it had. LOL hope it serves you well.I only had it in the truck for about 6 months tho so..
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RDS stands for Radio Data System. It will tell you what station you are on and what song is playing or whatever that station chooses to broadcast. It doesn't tell you what is on the CD you have in there. Not sure how the traffic feature works. Check your manual.
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my manual is for an 04 so it tells me the 04's features not the 03....
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my manual is for an 04 so it tells me the 04's features not the 03....
I might be able to find it in mine then. I have the 03 manual
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see what it says in there...i tried to look up an 03 manual online but everyone wanted money
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I'll check it out sometime, I didn't even know my 03 radio has all this!
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anyone?
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i'm sure its not a working feature with out an add on from Ford
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you are probably right but i am curious as to what it does...i have RDS figured out but still unkinown to the traffic feature
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From my manual:

"Traffic: Allows you to hear traffic broadcasts. with the feature ON, press SEEK or SCAN to find a station broadcasting a traffic report, (if it is broadcasting RDS data). Traffic information is not available in most U.S. markets."
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My Mustang has that feature, never knew what it was for!
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I can’t find much on the Traffic Feature either.
Probably one of the PAY feature of Broadcast Radio.
Every time I press it I get a message “No Traffic in this area” or something like that.
I press it once in a while on the road just to see what comes in.

The RDS info is interesting but the screen is too small to really get the whole picture at once but still you get the artist and name of the song; not sure if it will feed back to the iPod and record the song for future download.
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