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Take the time to read through this instruction manual.
Familiarity with installation and operation procedures will help you obtain the best
performance from your new CD-receiver.
For your records
Record the serial number, found on the back of the unit, in the spaces designated on the
warranty card, and in the space provided below. Refer to the model and serial numbers
whenever you call upon your Kenwood dealer for information or service on the product.
Model KDC-132/ KDC-1032/ KDC-132CR Serial number
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Selecting the Source
Theft Deterrent Faceplate
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
CRSC (Clean Reception System Circuit)
CD player features
Fast Forwarding and Reversing
Accessories/ Installation Procedure 15
Connecting Wires to Terminals
Removing the Unit
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may
result in hazardous radiation exposure.
In compliance with Federal Regulations, following
are reproductions of labels on, or inside the product
relating to laser product safety.
KENWOOD CORP. CERTIFIES THIS EQUIPMENT
CONFORMS TO DHHS REGULATIONS N0.21 CFR
1040. 10, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER J.
Location : Bottom Panel
This equipment may generate or use radio
frequency energy. Changes or modifications to
this equipment may cause harmful interference
unless the modifications are expressly approved
in the instruction manual. The user could lose
the authority to operate this equipment if an
unauthorized change or modification is made.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment may cause harmful
interference to radio communications, if it is
not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which
you can determine by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following
· Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
· Increase the separation between the equipment
· Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver is
· Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
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When you turn on the car heater in cold weather,
dew or condensation may form on the lens in the
CD player of the unit. Called lens fogging, this
condesnation on the lens may not allow CDs to
play. In such a situation, remove the disc and wait
for the condensation to evaporate. If the unit still
does not operate normally after a while, consult
your Kenwood dealer.
To prevent injury or fire, take the
· To prevent a short circuit, never put or leave any
metallic objects (such as coins or metal tools)
inside the unit.
To prevent damage to the machine, take
the following precautions:
· Make sure to ground the unit to a negative 12V
DC power supply.
· Do not install the unit in a spot exposed to direct
sunlight or excessive heat or humidity. Also avoid
places with too much dust or the possibility of
· Do not place the faceplate and the faceplate case
in areas exposed to direct sunlight, excessive heat
or humidity. Also avoid places with too much dust
or the possibility of water splashing.
(Faceplate case : KDC-1032/ 132CR only)
· To prevent deterioration, do not touch the
terminals of the unit or faceplate with your
· Do not subject the faceplate to excessive shock,
as it is a piece of precision equipment.
· When replacing a fuse, only use a new fuse with
the prescribed rating. Using a fuse with the wrong
rating may cause your unit to malfunction.
· Do not use your own screws. Use only the screws
provided. If you use the wrong screws, you could
damage the unit.
Do Not Load 3-in. CDs in the CD slot
If you try to load a 3 in. CD with its adapter into the
unit, the adapter might separate from the CD and
damage the unit.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
· If you experience problems during installation,
consult your Kenwood dealer.
· If the unit fails to operate properly, press the Reset
button. The unit returns to factory settings when
the Reset button is pressed.
· Characters in the LCD may become difficult to
read in temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F).
· The illustrations of the display and the panel
appearing in this manual are examples used to
explain more clearly how the controls are used.
Therefore, what appears on the display in the
illustrations may differ from what appears on the
display on the actual equipment, and some of the
illustrations on the display may be inapplicable.
Cleaning the Unit
If the faceplate of this unit is stained, wipe it with a
dry soft cloth such as a silicon cloth.
If the faceplate is stained badly, wipe the stain off
with a cloth moistened with neutral cleaner, then
wipe it again with a clean soft dry cloth.
· Applying spray cleaner directly to the unit may affect its
mechanical parts. Wiping the faceplate with a hard cloth
or using a volatile liquid such as thinner or alcohol may
scratch the surface or erases characters.
Cleaning the Faceplate Terminals
If the terminals on the unit or faceplate get dirty,
wipe them with a dry, soft cloth.