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© B64-2746-00/00 (EV)

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Safety precautions
About CDs
Notes on playing MP3/WMA
Notes on Multi-function Key
Notes on Sound Management
General features
Hiding the Control Panel
Selecting the Source
Rotary Volume knob operation mode select
Display Mode Switching
Text Display Switching
Side Graphic Display Switching
Graphic part/ Spectrum Analyzer Display
Wallpaper selecting
Text Display Switching
External Display Switching
Auxiliary Input Display Setting
Panel Position Setting
Theft Deterrent Panel
TEL Mute
System Q (KDC-W8027)
System Q (KDC-PSW9527/KDC-W9027)
Audio Control (KDC-W8027)
Speaker Setting (KDC-W8027)
Dual Zone System
Subwoofer Output
Sound management features
Audio control
Audio Setup (Easy mode)
Audio Setup (PRO mode)
Audio Setup Memory (PRO mode)
Audio Setup memory Recall
Tuner features
Direct Access Tuning
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
Preset Tuning
SNPP (Station Name Preset Play)
RDS features
Traffic Information
Radio Text Scroll
PTY (Program Type)
Program Type preset
Changing Language for PTY Function
CD/MP3/WMA/External disc
control features
Playing CD & MP3/WMA
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
Disc Naming (DNPS)
Text/Title Scroll
DNPP (Disc Name Preset Play)
GSM Hands Free Unit control
Receiving a call
Phone Book Search
Direct Dial
SMS (Short Message Service) Mode
Phone Book/ Message (SMS) data synchronize

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Menu system
Menu System
Security Code
Touch Sensor Tone
Manual Clock Adjustment
Phone voice speaker setting
Microphone sensitivity adjust
Auto Response time Adjust
Date Adjustment
Date Mode
Synchronize Clock
DSI (Disabled System Indicator)
Selectable Illumination
Triangle indicator setting
Font Type Select
OFF Wait Time Setting
Eject angle setting
Panel action setting
System Q Setting(KDC-W8027)
Audio Setup (KDC-PSW9527/KDC-W9027)
Built-in Amp Mute Setting
B.M.S. (Bass Management System)
B.M.S. Frequency Offset
News Bulletin with Timeout Setting
Local Seek
Tuning Mode
Auto Memory Entry
AF (Alternative Frequency)
Restricting RDS Region (Region Restrict
Auto TP Seek
Monaural Reception
Text Scroll
Power OFF Timer
Built-in Auxiliary input Setting
CD Read Setting
Picture downloading (KDC-PSW9527)
AMP Control
Rotary volume operation select
Basic Operations of remote
Loading and Replacing the battery
Basic operations
In Tuner source
In Disc source
GSM Hands Free Unit operations
Installation Procedure
Connecting Wires to Terminals
Removing the Unit
Troubleshooting Guide

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Safety precautions
To prevent injury or fire, take the
following precautions:
· Insert the unit all the way in until it is fully locked
in place. Otherwise it may fall out of place when
· 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 coating.
· 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
strong shock.
The unit may break or crack because it contains
glass parts.
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 unit.
· 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.
· 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 apply excessive force to the moving
faceplate. Doing so will cause damage or
· 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.

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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. If the unit still fails to
operate properly after the Reset button has been
pressed, contact your local KENWOOD dealer for
· Press the reset button if the disc auto changer fails
to operate correctly. Normal operation should be
Reset button
· 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.
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 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.
LX-bus connection
The LX AMP and the sensor unit cannot be
connected simultaneously.
You must connect any of them at a time.
(The power supply does not turn ON if you have
connected both of them.)
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.