Phone, unavailable message

hawgfan

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I have a 2005 LeSabre Limited. It came with an owners manual but no radio manual. Was there a separate manual for the radio?
Every time I open the driver's door and turn the key on, I hear an audible message "Phone, unavailable". Is there a way to turn that message off?
 

MelsRegal

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Did you compare your radio to what the owners manual shows?
Perhaps you don't have a factory radio?
If you dont have an owners manual they can be downloaded.
There was no separate radio manual.
There is no indication in the manual that there was any voice system, bluetooth system or anyway of connecting the phone.
 

hawgfan

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I do have the original Radio. I had a 2003 LeSabre and the radio in my 2005 is very similar. I can't find anything in the manual to tell me how to get rid of that annoying message either.
 

MelsRegal

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Where did you buy the car?
Find out if something was added to the car.
That is not a factory feature in a 2005.
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hawgfan

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I bought the car at a Copart auction in Fayetteville, AR. with 108,000 miles. It replaced my 2003 LeSabre Custom that had 279,000 miles. My grandson still drives the 2003.
On the 2005 I replaced the front end sheet metal, struts, and lower control arms. The radio looks like the one in the owners manual.
Maybe some aftermarket item was added inside the radio to link up with a phone. Thanks for the info.
 

CorvairGeek

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See if you have an aftermarket module plugged in instead of the OnStar module behind the carpet in the passenger's side of the trunk.
 

hawgfan

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I will check as soon as it stops raining. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

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As a side note some aftermarket bluetooth units had a additional speaker installed so if the notification isn't coming from the factory speakers check under the dash when the prompt is sounding.
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