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© B64-2435-
10/01 (MW/MN)
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Safety precautions......................3
About Cassette tape ...................4
About RDS ..................................4
General features .........................5
Selecting the Source
dB (Sound Coordinate)
Audio Control
Switching Display
TEL Mute
Theft Deterrent Faceplate
Tuner features (KRC-266RG).......8
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
Preset Tuning
RDS features .............................10
Traffic Information
Presetting Volume for Traffic Information
PTY (Program Type)
Program Type Preset
Changing Language for PTY Function
Tuner features
(KRC-266LA/266LG) ...............13
Tuning Mode
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
Preset Tuning
Cassette player features...........15
Playing Cassette Tapes
Fast Forwarding and Rewinding
Tuner Call
External disc control features ..16
Playing External Disc
Fast Forwarding and Reversing
Track Search
Album Search
Track/Album Repeat
Track Scan
Disc Scan
Random Play
Magazine Random Play
Disc Naming (DNPS)
Text/Title Scroll
Menu system.............................19
Menu System
Touch Sensor Tone
Manual Clock Adjustment
Synchronize Clock
News Bulletin with Timeout Setting
Local Seek
Tuning Mode
Auto Memory Entry
AF (Alternative Frequency)
Restricting RDS Region
(Region Restrict Function)
Auto TP Seek
Monaural Reception
Text Scroll
Accessories ...............................23
Installation Procedure ..............23
Connecting Wires
to Terminals ...........................24
Installation ................................26
Troubleshooting Guide .............28
Specifications ...........................31
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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 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
strong shock.
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.
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 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 break or
Setting the "O-N Switch" to the "N" position for
the applicable KENWOOD disc changers/ CD
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.
Safety precautions
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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.
·Press the reset button if the Disc auto
changer fails to operate correctly. Normal
operatin should be resloved.
· 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.
Safety precautions
RDS (Radio Data System)
When listening to an RDS station, the
programme service name of the station is
displayed, advising you quickly which station is
being received.
RDS (Radio Data System) stations also
transmit frequency data for the same station.
When you are making long trips, this function
automatically alternative switches to the
particular frequency with the best reception
for the particular network of stations that you
want to listen to. The data is automatically
stored, allowing you to switch quickly to
another RDS stations, broadcasting the same
programme, that has better reception. These
include stations stored in the station preset
memory that you often listen to.
Enhanced Other Network
Stations that offer <Enhanced Other
Network> also transmit information about
other RDS stations that have traffic
information. When you are tuned to a station
that is not transmitting traffic information, but
another RDS station starts transmitting a
traffic bulletin, the tuner automatically
switches to the other station for the duration
of the bulletin.
When an emergency transmission (announcing
disasters, etc.) is sent, all current functions are
interrupted to allow the warning to be
About RDS (KRC-266RG)
Cleaning the tape head
When there's noise or the sound quality is bad
during tape play the tape head maybe dirty,
clean the tape head.
About Cassette tape
· If the tape is slack tighten it.
· If the cassette tape label is peeling off glue it
on again.
· Don't use deformed cassette tape.
· Don't place cassette tape on the dashboard
etc. where the temperature is high.
· Don't use cassette tape that's 100 minutes
long or longer.
About Cassette tape
Reset button
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Press the [SRC] button.
Source required
External disc
Standby (Illumination only mode)
Selecting the Source
Turning ON the Power
Press the [SRC] button.
Turning OFF the Power
Press the [PWR OFF] button for at least 1 second.
General features
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ATT indicator
LOUD indicator
Release button
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