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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 CD-receiver.
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 KDC-MPV8025, KDC-MP825
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Notes on playing MP3/WMA
Notes on Multi-function Key System 10
Hiding the Control Panel
Selecting the Source
Rotary Volume knob operation mode select
Dual Zone System
Display Mode Switching
Text Display Switching
Illumination Color Setting
Station/Disc Naming (SNPS/DNPS)
Auxiliary Input Display Setting
Panel Position Setting
Theft Deterrent Panel
Direct Access Tuning
Station Preset Memory
Auto Memory Entry
CD/MP3/WMA/External disc control
Playing CD & MP3/WMA
Playing External Disc
Fast Forwarding and Reversing
Disc Search/Folder Search
Direct Track/File Search
Direct Disc Search
Magazine Random Play
DNPP (Disc Name Preset Play)
SIRIUS tuner control features
Select SIRIUS Satellite Radio Mode
Switching Seek Mode
Select the channel
Direct Access Tuning
Selecting the Preset Band
Channel Preset Memory
Text Scroll for SIRIUS tuner source
HD Radio control features
Auto Memory Entry
Touch Sensor Tone
Manual Clock Adjustment
DSI (Disabled System Indicator)
Triangle indicator setting
OFF Wait Time Setting
Eject angle setting
Panel action setting
Built-in Amp Mute Setting
SIRIUS ID (ESN) display
CRSC (Clean Reception System Circuit)
Built-in Auxiliary input Setting
CD Read Setting
Rotary volume operation select
Receive mode Setting
Auto Memory Entry
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may
result in hazardous radiation exposure.
In compliance with Federal Regulations, following
are reproductions of labels on, or inside the product
relating to laser product safety.
KENWOOD CORP. CERTIFIES THIS EQUIPMENT
CONFORMS TO DHHS REGULATIONS N0.21 CFR
1040. 10, CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER J.
Location : Bottom Panel
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
· 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.
Basic Operations of remote
Accessories/ Installation Procedure 38
Connecting Wires to Terminals
Removing the Unit
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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
· 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.
To prevent injury or fire, take the
· 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
· 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
· 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
The unit may break or crack because it contains
· 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
If the liquid crystal fluid from the LCD contacts
your body or clothing, wash it off with soap
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/
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.
Do Not Load 3-in. CDs in the CD slot
If you try to load a 3 in. CD with its adapter into the
unit, the adapter might separate from the CD and
damage the unit.
· 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
· We recommend the use of 'Security Code' (page
32) to prevent theft.
· 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.
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