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Sony CDX-4180 Instalation Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
Model No. CDX-4180 Serial No.
For installation and connections, see the supplied installation/connections
1998 by Sony Corporation
3-861-516-31 (3)



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. CDX-4180 Serial No.
  • Page 2 The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. Welcome ! Thank you for purchasing the Sony Compact Disc Player. This unit lets you enjoy a variety of features. You can use an optional rotary commander (RM-X4S).
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Location of controls ... 4 Getting Started Resetting the unit ... 5 Detaching the front panel ... 5 Setting the clock ... 6 CD Player Listening to a CD ... 6 Playing a CD in various modes ... 7 Radio Memorizing stations automatically —...
  • Page 4: Location Of Controls

    Location of controls MODE SEEK/AMS SOURCE RELEASE Refer to the pages for details. 1 SEEK/AMS (seek/Automatic Music Sensor/manual search) control 6, 7, 8 2 MODE (band select) button 7, 8 3 SOURCE (source select) button 6, 7, 8 4 Dial (volume/bass/treble/left-right/ front-rear control) 6, 10 5 SOUND button 6, 10 6 Display window...
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Getting Started Resetting the unit Before operating the unit for the first time or after replacing the car battery, you must reset the unit. Press the reset button with a pointed object, such as a ball-point pen. Reset button Notes •...
  • Page 6: Setting The Clock

    “CD” appears. 0215 Elapsed playing time Note To play back an 8 cm (3 in.) CD, use the optional Sony compact disc single adapter (CSA-8). Press Stop playback 6 or (OFF) Eject the CD Changing the displayed items...
  • Page 7: Playing A Cd In Various Modes

    Locating a specific point in a track — Manual Search During playback, push the SEEK/AMS control up or down and hold for about two seconds. Release when you have found the desired point. SEEK/AMS To search forward To search backward Note If “...
  • Page 8: Memorizing Only The Desired Stations

    Memorizing only the desired stations You can store up to 6 stations on each band (18 for FM I, FM II and FM III, 6 for AM) in the order of your choice. Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the tuner. Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band.
  • Page 9: Other Functions

    Other Functions You can connect an optional rotary commander (RM-X4S) with this unit. Using the rotary commander The rotary commander works by pressing buttons and/or rotating controls. By pressing buttons (the SOURCE and MODE buttons) (SOURCE) Each time you press (SOURCE), the source changes as follows: TUNER ˜...
  • Page 10: Adjusting The Sound Characteristics

    Changing the operative direction The operative direction of controls is factory- set as in the illustration below. To increase To decrease If you need to mount the rotary commander on the right side of the steering column, you can reverse the operative direction. Press (SOUND) for two seconds while pushing the VOL control.
  • Page 11: Additional Information

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit that are not covered in this manual, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Notes on handling CDs A dirty or defective disc may cause sound dropouts while playing.
  • Page 12: Maintenance

    If the fuse blows again after replacement, there may be an internal malfunction. In such a case, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Warning Never use a fuse with an amperage rating exceeding the one supplied with the unit as this could damage the unit.
  • Page 13: Attaching The Label To The Rotary Commander

    Attaching the label to the rotary commander You can control this unit with the optional rotary commander (RM-X4S). Several labels are supplied with the rotary commander. Attach the label that matches the functions of this unit and the mounting position of the rotary commander. After you mount the rotary commander, attach the label in the illustration below.
  • Page 14: Specifications

    Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION 17 watts per channel minimum continuous average power into 4 ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with no more than 1 % total harmonic distortion. Other specifications CD player section System Compact disc digital audio...
  • Page 15: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide The following checklist will help you remedy the problems that you may encounter with your unit. Before going through the checklist below, check the connection and operating procedures. General Problem No sound. The contents of the memory have been erased. Indications do not appear in the display.
  • Page 16: Error Displays

    Cause A CD is dirty or inserted upside down. The CD player cannot be operated because of some problem. If the above-mentioned solutions do not help improve the situation, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Sony Corporation Printed in Korea Solution Clean or insert the CD correctly.