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Sony MEX-N4280BT Operating Instructions Manual

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Audio System

Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the
bottom of the unit.
Record these numbers in the spaces provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
Serial No.
To cancel the demonstration (DEMO) display, see
page 21.
For the connection/installation, see page 37.
Pour annuler l'affichage de démonstration (DEMO),
reportez-vous à la page 23.
Pour le raccordement/l'installation, reportez-vous à
la page 41.
Operating Instructions
Mode d'emploi


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  • Page 1: Audio System

    The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Serial No. To cancel the demonstration (DEMO) display, see page 21.
  • Page 2: Warning

    For safety, be sure to install this unit in the Warning dashboard of the car as the rear side of the unit becomes hot during use. FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE USA. For details, see “Connection/Installation” NOT APPLICABLE IN CANADA, (page 37).
  • Page 3 OFF until the display disappears each time you turn the ignition off. Disclaimer regarding services offered by third parties Services offered by third parties may be changed, suspended, or terminated without prior notice. Sony does not bear any responsibility in these sorts of situations.
  • Page 4: Important Notice

    Important notice leakage of information during BLUETOOTH communication. Caution IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY BE LIABLE FOR If you have any questions or problems ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR concerning your unit that are not covered in CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR OTHER...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Playing a Disc ..... . . 14 Connection (For MEX-N4280BT) ..39 Playing a USB Device ....14 Installation .
  • Page 6: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls Main unit  Front panel release button  Disc slot  SRC (source)  Display window Turn on the power.  (SEEK –/+) Change the source. Tune in radio stations automatically. Press and hold to tune manually. Press and hold for 1 second to turn the /...
  • Page 7 ALBUM / RM-X231 Remote commander Skip an album for audio device. Press and hold to skip albums continuously. (Not available when a USB device in Android mode or iPod is connected.) Press  to thumbs up, or  to thumbs down in Pandora®...
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Press DSPL and (back)/MODE for more than 2 seconds. Getting Started Note Resetting the unit will erase the clock setting and some stored contents. Detaching the Front Panel You can detach the front panel of this unit to Setting the Clock prevent theft.
  • Page 9 between various devices, such as mobile phones and IC tags. Thanks to the NFC function, data communication can be achieved easily just by touching the relevant symbol or designated location on NFC compatible devices. For a smartphone with Android OS 4.0 or Place the BLUETOOTH device within lower installed, downloading the app “NFC 1 m (3 ft) of this unit.
  • Page 10 lights up when the connection is To connect with the audio device, press SRC to select [BT AUDIO] and press  (play/ made. pause). Note To connect with the cellular phone, press While connecting to a BLUETOOTH device, this unit CALL.
  • Page 11: Connecting A Usb Device

    Connecting a USB Device Listening to the Radio Turn down the volume on the unit. Connect the USB device to the unit. Listening to the Radio To connect an iPod/iPhone, use the USB To listen to the radio, press SRC to select connection cable for iPod (not supplied).
  • Page 12: Using Radio Data System (rds)

    Using Radio Data System Listening to the SiriusXM (RDS) Radio (For MEX-N5200BT) Selecting program types (PTY) Activating your SiriusXM Subscription Press PTY during FM reception. Only SiriusXM brings you more of what you Rotate the control dial until the love to listen to, all in one place. Get over desired program type appears, then 140 channels, including commercial-free press it.
  • Page 13 Notes After entering the passcode, press ENTER. • The activation process usually takes 10 to 15 minutes, but may take up to an hour. To unlock the channels, select [LOCK-OFF]. • Your radio will need to be turned on and receiving the SiriusXM signal to receive the activation To change the passcode message.
  • Page 14: Playback

    • Playback of the following files is not supported. MP3/WMA/FLAC: – copyright-protected files Playback – DRM (Digital Rights Management) files – Multi-channel audio files MP3/WMA: Playing a Disc – lossless compression files Before making a connection, select the USB Insert the disc (label side up). mode (Android mode or MSC/MTP mode) depending on the USB device (page 22).
  • Page 15: Searching And Playing Tracks

    Adjust the volume on this unit. Rotate the control dial to select the desired search category, then press it Notes to confirm. • Depending on the audio device, information such as title, track number/time and playback status Repeat step 2 to search the desired may not be displayed on this unit.
  • Page 16: Listening To Pandora

    When activating the BLUETOOTH function Listening to Pandora® You can adjust the volume level. Press MENU, then select [SOUND]  [SET BTA VOL] (page 23). Pandora® is available to stream music through your iPhone and Android smartphone. You can control Pandora® on a Available Operations in BLUETOOTH connected iPhone/Android smartphone from this unit.
  • Page 17: Handsfree Calling (via Bluetooth Only)

    Rotate the control dial to select an initial from the initial list, then press Handsfree Calling (via Rotate the control dial to select a BLUETOOTH only) name from the name list, then press To use a cellular phone, connect it with this Rotate the control dial to select a unit.
  • Page 18: Available Operations During Call

    Rotate the control dial to select To switch between handsfree mode [REDIAL], then press it. and handheld mode The phone call starts. During a call, press MODE to switch the phone call audio between the unit and cellular phone. By voice tags Note Depending on the cellular phone, this operation You can make a call by saying the voice tag...
  • Page 19: Useful Functions

    SRC, rotate the control dial to select the operate the application desired source, then press ENTER. while driving. • “SongPal” is an app for controlling Sony audio To display the source list devices which are compatible with “SongPal”, by Press SRC.
  • Page 20: Using Siri Eyes Free

    Activating voice recognition (Android smartphone only) By registering applications, you can control an application by voice command. For details, refer to the help of the application. To activate voice recognition Press and hold VOICE to activate voice recognition. For details on settings, refer to the help of the Say the desired voice command into the application.
  • Page 21: Canceling The Demo Mode

    • If you play a track with an iPhone using the BLUETOOTH audio connection, when the track starts playback via BLUETOOTH, Siri Eyes Free Settings automatically quits and the unit switches to the BLUETOOTH audio source. • When Siri Eyes Free is activated during audio Canceling the DEMO Mode playback, the unit may switch to the BLUETOOTH audio source even if you do not specify a track to...
  • Page 22: General Setup (general)

    function to. When registration is General Setup (GENERAL) complete, [REGISTERED] is displayed.  To register other functions, repeat steps  and . DEMO (demonstration) (Available only when [STR CONTROL] is Activates the demonstration: [ON], [OFF]. set to [CUSTOM].) RESET CUSTOM CLOCK-ADJ (clock adjust) (page 8) Resets the setting of the steering wheel CAUT ALM (caution alarm)
  • Page 23: Sound Setup (sound)

    Adjusts the subwoofer volume level: FIRMWARE [+6 dB] – [0 dB] – [-6 dB]. (Available only while the source is off and ([ATT] is displayed at the lowest setting.) the clock is displayed.) SW PHASE (subwoofer phase) Checks/updates the firmware version. For Selects the subwoofer phase: [NORM], details, visit the support site on the back [REV].
  • Page 24: Display Setup (display)

    [OFF]. and the head light is turned on.) (Not available when the AUX or tuner is For MEX-N4280BT: [OFF], [ON], [CLK]. selected.) To set this function to be active only during a fixed period, select [CLK], then set the start and end times.
  • Page 25: Songpal Setup (songpal)

    BT INIT (BLUETOOTH initialize) Initializes all the BLUETOOTH related Additional Information settings (pairing information, preset number, device information, etc.): [YES], Updating the Firmware [NO]. When disposing the unit, initialize all the To update the firmware, visit the support site settings. on the back cover, then follow the online (Available only while the source is off and instructions.
  • Page 26: About Ipod

    Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod or iPhone may affect wireless performance. If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit that are not covered in this manual, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 27: Maintenance

    Maintenance Specifications Replacing the lithium battery of the FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE USA. NOT remote commander APPLICABLE IN CANADA, INCLUDING IN Under normal conditions, the battery will THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC. last approximately 1 year. (The service life POUR LES CLIENTS AUX ÉTATS-UNIS. may be shorter, depending on the NON APPLICABLE AU CANADA, Y conditions of use.)
  • Page 28: Wireless Communication

    Compatible Android Open Accessory Audio outputs terminal: protocol (AOA): 2.0 MEX-N5200BT: FRONT, REAR, SUB Corresponding codec: MEX-N4280BT: REAR, SUB MP3 (.mp3) Power antenna (aerial)/Power amplifier Bit rate: 8 kbps – 320 kbps (Supports control terminal (REM OUT) VBR (Variable Bit Rate)) Inputs: Sampling rate: 16 kHz –...
  • Page 29 Bluetooth list of conditions and the following SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony disclaimer in the documentation and/or Corporation is under license. Other other materials provided with the trademarks and trade names are those of distribution.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    During playback or reception, the Troubleshooting demonstration mode starts.  If no operation is performed for 5 minutes The following checklist will help you remedy with [DEMO-ON] set, the demonstration problems you may encounter with your unit. mode starts. Before going through the checklist below, –...
  • Page 31: Usb Device Playback

    * This unit supports FAT16 and FAT32, but some USB device may not support all of these FAT. For details, refer to the operating instruction of each PTY displays [- - - - - - - -]. USB device or contact the manufacturer. ...
  • Page 32  While connected to two BLUETOOTH conditioner is loud, lower the air devices, this unit cannot be detected from conditioner. another device. The phone is not connected. – Disconnect either connection and search  When BLUETOOTH audio is played, the for this unit from another device.
  • Page 33: Messages

    Pairing failed due to a timeout. Messages  Depending on the connecting device, the time limit for pairing may be short. The following messages may appear or flash – Try completing the pairing within the during operation. time. CD ERROR: The disc cannot be played. The BLUETOOTH function cannot operate.
  • Page 34 For SongPal operation: USB NO DEV: A USB device is not connected or recognized. APP --------: A connection with the  Make sure the USB device or USB cable is application is not established. securely connected.  Make the “SongPal” connection again (page 19).
  • Page 35 LICENSING - RESTRICTIONS: Pandora® is not UPDATE - PANDORA APP: An old version of available outside your country. Pandora® is connected.  Update the Pandora® application to the MAINTENANCE - PLEASE - TRY AGAIN - latest version. LATER: The Pandora® server is under maintenance.
  • Page 36  SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner is having If these solutions do not help improve the difficulty receiving the SiriusXM satellite situation, consult your nearest Sony dealer. signal. If you take the unit to be repaired because of – Verify that your vehicle is outdoors with CD playback trouble, bring the disc that was a clear view of the sky.
  • Page 37: Connection/installation

    Parts List for Installation Connection/Installation   Cautions • Run all ground (earth) leads to a common ground (earth) point. × 2 • Do not get the leads trapped under a screw, or caught in moving parts (e.g., seat  ...
  • Page 38: Connection (for Mex-n5200bt)

    Connection (For MEX-N5200BT) Subwoofer* Power amplifier* Satellite radio tuner (SiriusXM)*  White White/black striped Front speaker* Gray Gray/black striped Green Green/black striped Rear speaker* Purple Purple/black striped Black Yellow For details, see “Making connections” (page 40). Blue/white striped Orange/white striped from a wired remote control (not supplied)* ...
  • Page 39: Connection (for Mex-n4280bt)

    Connection (For MEX-N4280BT) Subwoofer* Power amplifier*  White White/black striped Front speaker* Gray Gray/black striped Green Green/black striped Rear speaker* Purple Purple/black striped Black Yellow For details, see “Making connections” (page 40). Blue/white striped from a wired remote control (not supplied)* ...
  • Page 40: Making Connections

    Note Making connections Use a subwoofer with an impedance of 4 Ω to 8 Ω, and with adequate power handling capacities to  To a common ground (earth) point avoid damage. First connect the black ground (earth) Memory hold connection lead, then connect the yellow and red power supply leads.
  • Page 41: Installation

    where you purchased this unit, or the car dealer, before installation.  Note Before attaching the double-sided tape , clean the surface of the dashboard with a dry cloth. Using the wired remote control When using the steering wheel remote Insert both release keys ...
  • Page 42 You may not be able to install this unit in rating stated on the some makes of Japanese cars. In such a original fuse. If the fuse case, consult your Sony dealer. blows, check the power TOYOTA connection and replace the fuse.
  • Page 43: Operating Instructions

    Web suivant : If you have any questions/problems regarding this product, try the following: Read Troubleshooting in these Operating Instructions. Please contact (U.S.A. only); 1-800-222-7669 Call ©2016 Sony Corporation Printed in Thailand

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  • Mark Arends Aug 25, 2019 03:25:
    When using phone via bluetooth, I cant figure out how to turn on the mic so the other party can hear me.
  • travis Mar 02, 2019 05:46:
    when I hook up my amp should I use the sub outputs or the rear outputs