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Does the up/down button on your steering wheel controls changed your radio between sources, AM/FM/XM

Need help with steering wheel radio controls

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I have a 2019 Passport Touring - regarding the radio controls on the left side of the steering wheel, the left/right arrows changes the radio or XM channels but is the up/down arrows supposed to do something. From what I can tell in the manual it should change between AM/FM/XM (my friends Civic does this) but mine is not doing anything. Does yours??
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My 18 crv toggled thru the available sources but my passport does not. I asked my sales person about it and she referred me to the “kids” that show new buyers how to use their new car and the kids also said that it wasn’t a feature of the PP. however, like you, I also looked at the manual for the PP and the crv and they both have the same wording of being able to cycle thru sources using the up and down buttons in the left side of the steering wheel.

Edit... I think I figured out what’s going on. The PP has the home button on the left side of the steering wheel. If you go to “now playing” you can cycle thru the music sources but you have to then hit the home button and go back to the main menu and go back to whatever screen you were on. For me I keep it on trip meter. My crv did not require these extra steps.
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That’s correct. You have to toggle to Now Playing for it to work. I toggle between sources pretty frequently, so I have the information screen set here most of the time.
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I have a 2017 CRV EX-L and my wife recently got a 2019 Passport EX-L. These controls in my CR-V are perfect and the PP is really frustrating. I mean, why not have them common? Up/down makes sense for the input selection and keeps my display with fuel economy etc. There's gotta be some workaround to make the PP like CR-V, right?
Hadn't driven my wife's Passport for months and took it yesterday to the dealer to get an oil change and address the recalls. Anyway, I forgot how annoying this is! Our 2017 and 2020 V's are perfect for the controls.

Do you guys all typically drive with the fuel economy showing on your dash (not center console, like the through-the-steering-wheel dash display)? Or do you commonly just leave it on the audio, phone, or other screen for the most part? I like fuel economy....just dumb that the up/down can't change the audio source!
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