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© B64-3051-00/00 (MW)

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Safety precautions
About CDs
About,MP3, and WMA
General features
Selecting the Source
System Q
Audio Control
Audio Setup
Speaker Setting
Theft Deterrent Faceplate
Switching Display
Dimmer Control
TEL Mute
Tuner features
Tuning Mode
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
Preset Tuning
Frequency Step Setting
CD/Audio file/VCD/External
disc control features
Playing CD, Audio file & VCD
Playing External Disc
Fast Forwarding and Reversing
Track/File Search
Disc Search/Folder Search
Direct Track/File Search
Direct Disc Search
Track/File/Disc/Folder Repeat
Scan Play
Random Play
Magazine Random Play
Folder Select
Audio output select
Text/Title Scroll
Menu system
Menu System
Security Code
Touch Sensor Tone
Manual Clock Adjustment
DSI (Disabled System Indicator)
CRSC (Clean Reception System Circuit)
Auxiliary Input Display Setting
Text Scroll
CD Read Setting
Switches the NTSC/PAL setting
Basic Operations of remote
Installation Procedure
Connecting Wires to Terminals
Removing the Unit
Troubleshooting Guide

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Safety precautions
About CD players/disc changers
connected to this unit
KENWOOD disc changers/ CD players released in
1998 or later can be connected to this unit.
Refer to the catalog or consult your Kenwood
dealer for connectable models of disc changers/
CD players.
Note that any KENWOOD disc changers/ CD players
released in 1997 or earlier and disc changers made
by other makers cannot be connected to this unit.
Unsupported connection may result in damage.
Setting the "O-N" Switch to the "N" position for the
applicable KENWOOD disc changers/ CD players.
The functions that can be used and the information
that can be displayed will differ depending on the
models being connected.
· You can damage both your unit and the CD changer if
you connect them incorrectly.
Lens Fogging
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.
To prevent injury or fire, take the
following precautions:
· To prevent a short circuit, never put or leave any
metallic objects (such as coins or metal tools)
inside the unit.
Attach the panel while you are on the
The panel lock arm will be appeared when the
panel is removed. Therefore, the panel must be
attached during the driving.
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
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 equipment.
· 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 malfunction.
· Do not apply excessive force to the open
faceplate or place objects on it. Doing so will
cause damage or breakdown.
· 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 8 cm (3 in.) CDs in the CD
If you try to load a 8 cm (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 fails to operate properly, press the Reset
button. The unit returns to factory settings when
the Reset button is pressed.
· Press the reset button if the disc auto changer fails
to operate correctly. Normal operation should be
Reset button
· The characters which can be displayed by this
unit are A-Z 0-9 @ " ` ` % & * + ­ = , . / \ < > [ ] ( ) : ;
^ - { } | ~ .
· 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.
· Video CD images are displayed on the monitor
unit (an optional accessory) connected to the
No Video CD image is displayed if the parking
brake is released.
Before watching the Video CD images, park your
car in a safety place and apply the parking brake.
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 Faceplate Terminals
If the terminals on the unit or faceplate get dirty,
wipe them with a dry, soft cloth.
About DAB Tuner control
Refer to
A group on the Instruction manual of DAB
Tuner KTC-9090DAB (optional accessory) for the
control method of DAB Tuner function.
However, the following control methods of the
function for this unit may be differed from the
Instruction manual; therefore, refer to the following
supplemental instruction.
<Auto Ensemble Memory Entry>
1. Select the preset band for Auto Ensemble
Memory Entry.
2. Press the [AME] button for at least 2 seconds.
Open Auto Ensemble Memory Entry.
After storing in the memory finishes, the
number of the pre-set buttons and the
ensemble label are displayed.
<Searching by programme type and language>
and <Languages to be displayed>
At the operation to press [DISP] button, press
[AUTO] button.
The marking of products using lasers
(Except for some areas)
The label is attached to the chassis/case and says
that the component uses laser beams that have
been classified as Class 1. It means that the unit
is utilizing laser beams that are of a weaker class.
There is no danger of hazardous radiation outside
the unit.

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Handling CDs
· 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 package etc.
· 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.
CD accessories
Don't use disc type accessories.
CD cleaning
Clean from the center of the disc and move
About CDs
Removing CDs
When removing CDs from this unit pull them out
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 manual.)
CD storage
· Don't place them in direct sunlight (On the seat
or dashboard etc.) and where the temperature is
· Store CDs in their cases.