Take the time to read through this instruction manual. Familiarity with installa-
tion 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
Model KDC-205, KDC-205CR, KDC-105
© B64-2670-00 / 00 (KN)
AMPLI-TUNER-LECTEUR DE CD
RECEPTOR DE CD
MANUAL DE INSTRUÇÕES
REPRODUCTOR DE DISCOS COMPACTOS RECEPTOR DE FM/AM
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
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General features .........................6
Selecting the Source
DSI (Disabled System Indicator)
Theft Deterrent Faceplate
Tuner features .............................9
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
CRSC (Clean Reception System Circuit)
CD player features....................11
Fast Forwarding and Reversing
Installation Procedure ..............13
to Terminals ...........................14
Troubleshooting Guide .............17
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To prevent injury or fire, take the
· Insert the unit all the way in until it is fully
locked in place. Otherwise it may fall out of
place when jolted.
· When extending the ignition, battery, or
ground wires, make sure to use automotive-
grade wires or other wires with a 0.75mm2
(AWG18) or more to prevent wire
deterioration and damage to the wire
·To prevent a short circuit, never put or leave
any metallic objects (such as coins or metal
tools) inside the unit.
· If the unit starts to emit smoke or strange
smells, turn off the power immediately and
consult your Kenwood dealer.
· Make sure not to get your fingers caught
between the faceplate and the unit.
· Be careful not to drop the unit or subject it to
The unit may break or crack because it
contains glass parts.
· Do not touch the liquid crystal fluid if the
LCD is damaged or broken due to shock. The
liquid crystal fluid may be dangerous to your
health or even fatal.
If the liquid crystal fluid from the LCD
contacts your body or clothing, wash it off
with soap immediately.
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 open the top or bottom covers of the
· 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 water splashing.
· Do not set the removed faceplate or 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.
·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
· When replacing a fuse, only use a new one
with the prescribed rating. Using a fuse with
the wrong rating may cause your unit to
·To prevent a short circuit when replacing a
fuse, first disconnect the wiring harness.
· Do not place any object between the
faceplate and the unit.
· 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.
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· If you experience problems during
installation, consult your Kenwood dealer.
· If the unit does not seem to be working
right, try pressing the reset button first. If
that does not solve the problem, consult
your Kenwood dealer.
· Characters in the LCD may become difficult
to read in temperatures below 41 °F (5 °C).
· 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 represent something
impossible in actual operation.
Cleaning the Faceplate Terminals
If the terminals on the unit or faceplate get
dirty, wipe them with a dry, soft cloth.
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 neutral detergent off.
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 CD Slot
As dust tends to accumulate in the CD slot,
clean it every once in a while. Your CDs can
get scratched if you put them in a dusty CD
Right after 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, CDs may be impossible 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.
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· Don't touch the recording surface of the CD.
· CD-R and CD-RW are easier to damage than
a normal music CD. Use a CD-R or a CD-RW
after reading the caution items on the
· Don't stick tape etc. on the CD.
Also, don't use a CD with tape stuck on it.
When using a new CD
If the CD center hole or outside rim has burrs,
use it after removing them with a ball pen etc.
Don't use disc type accessories.
Clean from the center of the disc and move
When removing CDs from this unit pull them
CDs that can't be used
· CDs that aren't round can't be used.
· CDs with coloring on the recording surface
or that are dirty can't be used.
· This unit can only play the CDs with
It may not correctly play discs which do not
have the mark.
·A CD-R or CD-RW that hasn't been finalized
can't be played. (For the finalization process
refer to your CD-R/CD-RW writing software,
and your CD-R/CD-RW recorder instruction
· Don't place them in direct sunlight (On the
seat or dashboard etc.) and where the
temperature is high.
· Store CDs in their cases.