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© B64-2966-10/02 (E2W)

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Safety precautions
About CDs
About AAC, MP3 and WMA
Notes on Multi-function Key
General features
Selecting the Source
Faceplate Angle Adjustment
Theft Deterrent Faceplate
Speaker Setting
Audio Control
Audio Setup
Equalizer Control
Subwoofer Output
Display Mode Switching
Graphic part/ Spectrum Analyzer Display
Wallpaper selecting
Text Display Switching (Display Type B)
Text Display Switching
(Display Type C/ Display Type D)
Font Color Select
G-Analyzer display Switching
External Display Switching
TEL Mute
Tuner features
Direct Access Tuning
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
Preset Tuning
RDS features
Traffic Information
Radio Text Scroll
PTY (Program Type)
Program Type preset
Changing Language for PTY Function
CD/Audio file/External disc
control features
Playing CD & Audio file
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
Disc Random Play
Folder Select
Switching the Play mode
Letter Seek
Text/Title Scroll
Disc Naming (DNPS)
Menu system
Menu System
Security Code
Touch Sensor Tone
Manual Clock Adjustment
Date Adjustment
Date Mode
Synchronize Clock
DSI (Disabled System Indicator)
Selectable Illumination
Switching preout
Built-in Amp Setting
G-Counter Level set
G-Analyzer Reset
G-Analyzer Calibration setup
G-Analyzer Stop Watch
Dual Zone System Setting
B.M.S. (Bass Management System)
B.M.S. Frequency Offset
AMP Control
News Bulletin with Timeout Setting
Local Seek
Tuning Mode
AF (Alternative Frequency)
Restricting RDS Region (Region Restrict
Auto TP Seek
Monaural Reception
Auxiliary Input Display Setting & Disc Naming

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Text Scroll
Built-in Auxiliary input Setting
Power OFF Timer
CD Read Setting
Picture downloading
Voice Index
ACDrive firmware version display
Unique ID display
Audio Preset Memory
Audio Preset Call
Demonstration mode 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.
About "Media Manager" of PC application
attached to KDC-W8531/W7531
· "Media Manager" is recorded in the CD-ROM
attached to this unit.
· Refer to the attached installation manual for the
installation method of "Media Manager".
· Refer to the user's manual recorded in the
installation CD-ROM and Help of "Media Manager"
for the operation method of "Media Manager".
· The unit can play CD (hereafter called "ACDrive
disc") created by "Media Manager".
· Refer to the following site for the updated
information of "Media Manager".
· Contact Kenwood for the function and operation
of the "Media Manager".
· "Media Manager" is a product of PhatNoise.
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.
· Never watch the G-Analyzer Display screen when
you are driving. Otherwise, a car accident may
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.
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.
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.
The "AAC" logo is trademark of Dolby

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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
· The characters which can be displayed by ISO
· 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 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.
Before using this unit for the first time
This unit is initially set on the Demonstration mode.
When using this unit for the first time, cancel the
<Demonstration mode Setting> (page 44).
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> in
<Programme Type (PTY) Function>
At the operation to press [DISP] button, press [TI]
Reset button
Reset button