Heavy Duty CD Player / Weather Band Receiver with CD Changer Control Heavy Duty CD player/Weather Band Receiver CQ-5500U/5300U Operating Instructions Please read these instructions carefully before using this product and save this manual for future use.
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Use This Equipment Safely ...Page 2 Laser Products ...Page 4 Part 15 of the FCC Rules ...Page 4 Power and Sound Controls ...5 How to adjust the volume, mute, balance, and tone for best listening Radio Basics...7 Mode selection, manual and automatic tuning, band selection, preset stations Compact Disc Player Basics...11 Play, repeat, random and scan...
Laser Products (Applies to laser product used in the United States only.) Caution: This product utilizes a laser. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. Laser products: Wave Length 780 nm Laser Power No hazardous radiation is emitted with safety protection.
Power and Sound Controls BASS/TREB/BAL/FADER BASS/TREB/BAL/FADER BASS/TREB/BAL/FADER Power If the vehicle is not running yet, turn the key in the ignition until the accessory indicator lights. Press [PWR] to switch on the power. Volume Press the knob to select the volume mode and then turn it clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the volume level.
Press and hold [MUTE] (S•HDB) for more than 2 seconds to cancel. Tone Enhancement (Loudness) (Only for CQ-5300U) Press and hold [MUTE] (LOUD) for more than 2 seconds to enhance bass and treble tones when listening at low or medium volume.
Power and Sound Controls 5500U Press and hold SS/TREB/BAL/FADER Mute Press [MUTE] to mute the sound completely. Press [MUTE] again to cancel. Selecting Auxiliary Source (Only for CQ-5500U) Press and hold [MODE] (AUX) for more than 2 seconds to select AUX Input mode.
Radio Basics BASS/TREB/BAL/FADER SS/TREB/BAL/FADER SS/TREB/BAL/FADER ASS/TREB/BAL/FADER 5500U Hold and release 5500U Mode Selection Press [MODE] to change the operation mode as follows. Radio a Compact Disc a To change to the tuner mode In case of CD changer mode or CD mode, press [MODE]. Selecting a Band Press [BAND] to change the band setting as follows.
Radio Basics Station Preset FM1, FM2 and AM can save maximum 6 stations each in their preset station memories. Caution: To ensure safety, never attempt to preset stations while you are driving. ASS/TREB/BAL/FADER 5500U Press and hold Press and hold ASS/TREB/BAL/FADER (continued) Manual Station Preset...
Tuning in a Weather Band Station Press any of the buttons  to  to monitor the preset station. The frequency (162) remains unchanged. Weather Band Frequency Channel Number Note: The weather band (CH1-6) has been preset. CH7 is selected by pressing [ j j ] or [ i Weather Band Stations National Weather Radio Broadcasts from over 380 locations...
Compact Disc Player Basics Caution: Only 12 cm CD is available for this unit. BASS/TREB/BAL/FADER 5500U 5500U Hold and release 5500U To play CD Insert the disc and play starts automatically. "LOAD" will be displayed until the disc is loaded. Play starts from the first track.
Repeating a Track Press (RPT: REPEAT) to repeat the current selection. REPEAT Press (RPT: REPEAT) again to cancel. Random Selection Press (RDM: RANDOM). A random selection of music is played from all available tracks. RANDOM Press (RDM: RANDOM) again to cancel. Scanning Track Press (CD SCAN).
CD Changer Basics Note: CD changer functions are designed for an optional CD changer unit. BASS/TREB/BAL/FADER SS/TREB/BAL/FADER /BAL/FADER 5500U Hold and release 5500U Starting the CD Changer Once the CD changer has been connected, press [MODE] to change to the CD changer mode. When a disc magazine is inserted, CD play starts automatically.
Error Display Messages Appears on the display when the compact disc is dirty or inverted. Selects the next available compact disc. Appears on the display when compact disc is scratched. Selects the next available compact disc. Track Repeat Press (RPT: REPEAT) to repeat the current selection. "REPEAT"...
Clock Basics BASS/TREB/BAL/FADER Press and hold (The clock system is 12-hours.) Initial Time Press and hold [CLK] to set time. Display blinks, and the time setting mode is activated. Press [ i i ] to set the hour. Press [ j j ] to set the minute.
Press and hold 5500U 5500U Cautions: Be careful not to set wrong alarm time, otherwise, the alarm may sound while driving. If the alarm is set, be sure to check the set alarm time by pressing and holding [ALM] for more than 2 seconds.
Temperature Reading Press and hold BASS/TREB/BAL/FADER Press and release BASS/TREB/BAL/FADER In Case of Malfunction BASS/TREB/BAL/FADER To read the temperatare outside the vehicle, press and hold the knob [SEL] for more than 2 seconds. The current temperature in Fahrenheit appears on the display. Press and hold the knob [SEL] for more than 2 seconds again to cancel the temperature reading mode.
Before you begin installation, look for the following items included in the packing with your unit. Warranty Card ... Fill this out promptly Panasonic Servicenter for Service Directory ... Keep for future reference in case the unit needs servicing Installation Hardware ... Needed for in-dash...
Installation Guide Required Tools You'll need a screwdriver, a 1.5 volt AA battery and the following: 12 V DC ELECTRICAL TEST BULB TAPE Dashboard Specifications THICKNESS MIN. 3/16" (4.75 mm) MAX. 7/32" (5.56 mm) 7-5/32" (182mm) Identify All Leads The first step in installation is to identify all the vehicle wires you'll use when hooking up your sound system.
A handy way to identify the speaker leads and the speaker they connect with is to test the leads using a 1.5 volt AA battery as follows. Hold one lead against one pole of the battery and stroke the other lead across the other pole. You will hear a scraping sound in a speaker if you are holding a speaker lead.
Installation Guide Battery Connect the yellow battery lead to the correct radio wire or to the battery fuse port on the fuse block. Antenna Connect the antenna by plugging the antenna lead into the antenna receptacle. Equipment Connect any optional equipment such as amplifier, according to the instructions furnished with the equipment.
Installation Procedures When bending the mounting tab of the mounting collar with a screwdriver, be careful not to injure your hands and fingers. We strongly recommend you to wear gloves for installation work to protect yourself from injuries. Note: Disconnect the cable from the negative (–) battery terminal. 1.
Installation Guide Using the Rear Support Strap Using the Rubber Cushion (option) (If there is an existing Rear Support Bracket on the fire wall of the vehicle.) Cover Mounting Bolt on the rear of the unit with Rubber Cushion (option), and mount it into the existing Rear Support Bracket.
To remove the unit from the vehicle's dashboard Insert each Removal Tool and pull. Note: Do not lose Removal Tool. They will be needed to remove the unit from the vehicle's dashboard. Removal Tool (U-shaped)
Electrical Connections (Only for CQ-5500U) Cautions: This product is designed to operate with a 12-volt negative ground battery system. To prevent damage to the unit, be sure to follow the connection diagram below. Remove the covering of the leads approx. 5 mm long from their end before connecting. Do not insert the power connector into the unit until the wiring is completed.
Electrical Connections (Only for CQ-5300U) Cautions: This product is designed to operate with a 12-volt negative ground battery system. To prevent damage to the unit, be sure to follow the connection diagram below. Remove the covering of the leads approx. 5 mm long from their end before connecting.
Product Servicing If the suggestions in the charts do not solve the problem, we recommend that you take it to your nearest authorized Panasonic Sorvice Center. The unit should be serviced only by a qualified technician. Replacing the Fuse Use fuses of the same specified rating (10 amps).
Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Tips PROBLEM Unit does not turn on. Radio has static. Radio memory buttons do not work. No sound can be heard even if the disc is properly loaded. Sound distorted due to vibration Inverted sound (Left/Right conn- ections.) No sound from front or rear speakers Sound distorted sometimes...
A new disc may have rough edges on its inner and outer perimeter. If a disc with rough edges is used, proper setting will not be possible and the CD player will not play the disc. Therefore, remove the rough edges in advance by using a ball-point pen or pencil as shown on the right.