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A few weeks ago I had my '08 LT in for an oil change, and the dealer had a brochure for the '09 Malibu. One of the pictures showed the stereo...it was identical but the screen display for XM radio was different.

On my '08, I have the "tabs" across the bottom, with the channel number, description, and current time on top. But in this picture, there were no "tabs." Instead, you could see both the artist and song, and the channel number was to the left, kind of like this:

XM | Artist
30 | Song Title

I like this better...anyone know if I can get this setup on my radio? I paged through the owner's manual but didn't find anything.
 

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malibu2008 - When I got my 09 the XM display showed those tabs that you are seeing on yours, I don't think there is a difference between the 08 and 09 radios. I seem to recall that the tabs sorted the stations into groups but you ended up not seeing the song title or the artists name. If I remember correctly with mine I pressed the menu button which brought up several options, one of them was XM. Select XM from the options and in there somewhere there is a option labelled "text" or XM text, or something like that. It doesn't really jump out but when I turned that setting on the tabs disappeared and the display showed title and artist. After that I setup my 10 or so XM favorities and it was good to go. Others my offers some better details but if not I'll check the car later today and post the exact sequence.
 

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Hit the little Info button in the upper left while listening and it displays like that
 

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When I hit the "i" button the only option is what I want displayed: either the channel name, the song title, the artist, or catalog category. There is no option to get rid of the tabs, and no option to see the title AND artist. Am I missing something?
 

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i have the same issue with mine. i went out to the car and checked the menu but i didnt find any option for the xm text. maybe its a upgraded radio?
 

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I did that too on my 2008! STRANGE!
 

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Here is what mine looks like when you hit that little info button? Also thinking which radios do you guys have? Mine is the 6disc indash one? Maybe thats the difference
 

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i have the same issue with mine. i went out to the car and checked the menu but i didnt find any option for the xm text. maybe its a upgraded radio?
No. I'm quite sure the "issue" here is that the brochure, as sometimes happens, shows a picture of something on the radio that is not possible. Basically? The picture is taken and then retouched with this "ideal" readout.

There's a button, yes, to modify what's shown...but you can't get what that picture shows on this radio, however nice it may be.
 

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No. I'm quite sure the "issue" here is that the brochure, as sometimes happens, shows a picture of something on the radio that is not possible. Basically? The picture is taken and then retouched with this "ideal" readout.

There's a button, yes, to modify what's shown...but you can't get what that picture shows on this radio, however nice it may be.
Alot of times what is shown in the brochures is the upper models of the features. OP was looking in an 09 book and mine does it.. I use the feature all the time
 

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Here is what mine looks like when you hit that little info button? Also thinking which radios do you guys have? Mine is the 6disc indash one? Maybe thats the difference
Your picture is identical to the setup in the '09 brochure and is what I am talking about.

Maybe it is only on the "uplevel" stereo? I only have the one-disc. But you'd think the display issue is software-related...
 

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Your picture is identical to the setup in the '09 brochure and is what I am talking about.

Maybe it is only on the "uplevel" stereo? I only have the one-disc. But you'd think the display issue is software-related...
Yeah it must be the upper level stereo. Does the Info button do anything on yours?
 

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I have an 09 1LT without the 6 disk player and without any upgraded stereo option. My display DOES have this new feature which shows the title song and band/singer.

So this dispells the theory that an upgraded stereo is required and dispells the theory that only uplevel cars get it such as the 2LT or LTZ.

I think it's one of those model changeovers items that wasnt necessarily coincided with the exact 08 to 09 changeover. I'm sure they just used all the older type displays and then started using the new ones.
 

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Wow, I have base everything (2008 LS) even though it has this "FAV" option...I don't know what it is...but it is a 1-6 selector. I've tried putting in a second CD and it won't take it :confused: Anyone know what these 1-6 "FAV"s are? With XM Radio you have your own pre-sets so >.>

Here are some quick shots I made a second ago:

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v289/Truitt/?action=view&current=DSC04509.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/Truitt/DSC04509.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
(Below is what appears when I select MENU)
<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v289/Truitt/?action=view&current=DSC04510.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/Truitt/DSC04510.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


Obviously we have very different radios.
 

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Wow, I have base everything (2008 LS) even though it has this "FAV" option...I don't know what it is...but it is a 1-6 selector. I've tried putting in a second CD and it won't take it :confused: Anyone know what these 1-6 "FAV"s are? With XM Radio you have your own pre-sets so >.>

Here are some quick shots I made a second ago:

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v289/Truitt/?action=view&current=DSC04509.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/Truitt/DSC04509.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
(Below is what appears when I select MENU)
<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v289/Truitt/?action=view&current=DSC04510.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/Truitt/DSC04510.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


Obviously we have very different radios.
The FAV 1-6 lets you have 6 different pages of preset radio stations
 

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Alright, makes sense: I have no load button.

Now...first off...I have what? 6 or 8? presets to begin with. Now they give me 6 more stores of them? I can not even name off of the top of my head 30 radio stations, let alone 40. A nice feature if you travel a lot...but then again, XM is key :D
 

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Alright, makes sense: I have no load button.

Now...first off...I have what? 6 or 8? presets to begin with. Now they give me 6 more stores of them? I can not even name off of the top of my head 30 radio stations, let alone 40. A nice feature if you travel a lot...but then again, XM is key :D
You get 6 pages of 6 Presets on each page :D
 

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Yeah...overkill. Give me 6 disc ability and nerf the 6 sections of 6 presets and I'll be a happy American to purchase another GM vehicle :cool:
 

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Here is what mine looks like when you hit that little info button? Also thinking which radios do you guys have? Mine is the 6disc indash one? Maybe thats the difference
Wish our display looked like that.
A couple years ago if the Artist name or song tittle was too long, it would scroll across the screen so you can read it all. Our display will chop of the name if it is too long.
 
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