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© B54-4661-00/00 (KW)
XM Satellite Radio Interface BOX
BOÎTIER d'interface Radio Satellite XM
CAJA de Interfaz de radio satélite XM
Take the time to read through this instruction manual.
Familiarity with installation and operation procedures will help you obtain the best
performance from your new XM Satellite Radio Interface BOX.
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 the product.
Model KCA-XM100V Serial number
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· Mounting and wiring this product requires skills and
experience. For safety's sake, leave the mounting and wiring
work to professionals.
· If you experience problems during installation, consult your
Kenwood dealer.
· 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 use your own screws. Use only the screws provided.
If you use the wrong screws, you could damage the unit.
· If your car's ignition does not have an ACC position, connect
the ignition wires to a power source that can be turned on
and off with the ignition key. If you connect the ignition
wire to a power source with a constant voltage supply, as
with battery wires, the battery may die.
· After the unit is installed, check whether the brake lamps,
blinkers, wipers, etc. on the car are working properly.
· Just after using the unit, XM Mini tuner (Optional accessory)
may be extremely hot. When you remove the tuner, wait for
a while until it gets cooler and then remove it.
Safety Precautions

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If you cannot install the unit in the
glove box, fix it on the floorboard
using the screws provided (Accessory
3 ; 4×8mm) and commercial L
brackets (thickness: 1.6mm).
Control unit
XM Mini Tuner (optional accessory) loading slot
Control unit
RF antenna
(Accessory 1)
Double-sided tape
(Accessory 2)

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Antenna Installation
Install the RF antenna (Accessory 1) on the trunk lid or roof.
The RF antenna can be installed with magnetic force of the magnet embedded in the antenna.
Install the RF antenna while parking at the place where the reception is good.
An Example of Installing on the Roof
RF antenna (Accessory 1)
When Installing on the Trunk Lid
When you install the RF antenna (Accessory 1)
on the trunk lid, for the purpose of waterproof and
prevention of the cable disconnection, install it using
the waterproof pad for the RF antenna (Accessory 4).
1. Glue the waterproof pad for the RF antenna
(Accessory 4) beside the waterproof rubber of
the trunk room.
2. Draw in the cable of the RF antenna (Accessory
1) from the trunk lid to the trunk room.
Wipe smears off the surface on which the waterproof pad for
the RF antenna (Accessory 4) is installed.
RF antenna (Accessory 1)
Waterproof pad for the RF
antenna (Accessory 4)
Waterproof rubber

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This equipment may generate or use radio
frequency energy. Changes or modifications to this
equipment may cause harmful interference unless
the modifications are expressly approved in the
instruction manual. The user could lose the authority
to operate this equipment if an unauthorized change
or modification is made.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment may cause harmful interference to radio
communications, if it is not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following
· Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
· Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
· Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver is
· Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
XM Receiver
Frequency range
: 2332.500 - 2345.000 MHz
Operational temperature range
: ­10 °C to + 60 °C
Storage temperature range
: ­20 °C to + 85 °C
Dimensions (W × H × D)
: 97 × 32 × 95 mm
3-13/16 × 1-2/8 × 3-6/8 inch
: 310 g (0.7 lbs)
RF antenna Unit
Output impedance
: 50 / SMB connector
Operating voltage
: 5V
Current consumption
: 55 mA
Cable length
: 7 m
Installation Size (W × H × D)
: 36 × 14 × 44 mm
1-7/16 × 9/16 × 1-6/8 inch
: 70 g (0.2 lbs)