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Panasonic CQ-C5301U Operating Instructions Manual

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Safety Information

Read the operating instructions for the unit and all other com-
ponents of your car audio system carefully before using the
system. They contain instructions about how to use the sys-
tem in a safe and effective manner. Panasonic assumes no
responsibility for any problems resulting from failure to
observe the instructions given in this manual.
This pictograph intends to alert you to the pres-
ence of important operating instructions and
installation instructions. Failure to heed the
instructions may result in severe injury or death.
Observe the following warnings when using
this unit.
❑ The driver should neither watch the display nor
operate the system while driving.
Watching the display or operating the system will distract
the driver from looking ahead of the vehicle and can cause
accidents. Always stop the vehicle in a safe location and use
the parking brake before watching the display or operating
the system.
❑ Use the proper power supply.
This product is designed for operation with a negative
grounded 12 V DC battery system. Never operate this prod-
uct with other battery systems, especially a 24 V DC battery
❑ Keep batteries and insulation film out of reach of
Batteries and insulation film can be ingested, so keep them
out of the reach of infants. If an infant ingests a battery or
insulation film, please seek immediate medical attention.
❑ Protect the Deck Mechanism.
Do not insert any foreign objects into the slot of this unit.
❑ Do not disassemble or modify the unit.
Do not disassemble, modify the unit or attempt to repair the
product yourself. If the product needs to be repaired, con-
sult your dealer or an authorized Panasonic Servicenter.
❑ Do not use the unit when it is out of order.
If the unit is out of order (no power, no sound) or in an
abnormal state (has foreign objects in it, is exposed to
water, is smoking, or smells), turn it off immediately and
consult your dealer.
❑ The remote control unit should not lie about in the
If the remote control unit lies about, it could fall on the floor
while driving, get wedged under the brake pedal, and lead to
a traffic accident.
❑ Refer fuse replacement to qualified service person-
When the fuse blows out, eliminate the cause and have it
replaced with the fuse prescribed for this unit by a qualified
service engineer. Incorrect replacement of the fuse may lead
to smoke, fire, and damage to the product.
This manual uses pictographs to show you how to use the
product safely and to alert you to potential dangers resulting
from improper connections and operations. The meanings of
the pictographs are explained below. It is important that you
fully understand the meanings of the pictographs in order to
use this manual and the system properly.
This pictograph intends to alert you to the pres-
ence of important operating instructions and
installation instructions. Failure to heed the
instructions may result in injury or material dam-
Observe the following warnings when
❑ Disconnect the lead from the negative (–) battery
terminal before installation.
Wiring and installation with the negative (–) battery terminal
connected may cause electrical shock and injury due to a
short circuit.
Some cars equipped with the electrical safety system have
specific procedures of battery terminal disconnection.
❑ Never use safety-related components for installa-
tion, grounding, and other such functions.
Do not use safety-related vehicle components (fuel tank,
brake, suspension, steering wheel, pedals, airbag, etc.) for
wiring or fixing the product or its accessories.
❑ Installing the product on the air bag cover or in a
location where it interferes with airbag operation is
❑ Check for piping, gasoline tank, electric wiring, and
other items before installing the product.
If you need to open a hole in the vehicle chassis to attach or
wire the product, first check where the wire harness, gaso-
line tank, and electric wiring are located. Then open the hole
from outside if possible.
❑ Never install the product in a location where it inter-
feres with your field of vision.
❑ Never have the power cord branched to supply other
equipment with power.
❑ After installation and wiring, you should check the
normal operation of other electrical equipment.
The continuation of their using in abnormal conditions may
cause fire, electrical shock or a traffic accident.
❑ In the case of installation to an airbag-equipping
car, confirm warnings and cautions of the vehicle
manufacturer before installation.
❑ Make sure the leads do not interfere with driving or
getting in and out of the vehicle.
❑ Insulate all exposed wires to prevent short circuit-
Observe the following cautions when using this
❑ Keep the sound volume at an appropriate level.
Keep the volume level low enough to be aware of road and
traffic conditions while driving.
❑ Do not insert or allow your hand or fingers to be
caught in the unit.
To prevent injury, do not get your hand or fingers caught in
moving parts or in the disc slot. Especially watch out for
❑ This unit is designed for use exclusively in automo-
❑ Do not operate the unit for a prolonged period with
the engine turned off.
Operating the audio system for a long period of time with the
engine turned off will drain the battery.
❑ Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight or exces-
sive heat.
Otherwise these will raise the interior temperature of the
unit, and it may lead to smoke, fire, or other damage to the
❑ Do not use the product where it is exposed to water,
moisture, or dust.
Exposure of the unit to water, moisture, or dust may lead to
smoke, fire, or other damage to the unit. Make especially
sure that the unit does not get wet in car washes or on rainy
Observe the following cautions when
❑ Refer wiring and installation to qualified service
Installation of this unit requires special skills and experience.
For maximum safety, have it installed by your dealer.
Panasonic is not liable for any problems resulting from your
own installation of the unit.
❑ Follow the instructions to install and wire the prod-
Not following the instructions to properly install and wire the
product could cause an accident or fire.
❑ Take care not to damage the leads.
When wiring, take care not to damage the leads. Prevent
them from getting caught in the vehicle chassis, screws, and
moving parts such as seat rails. Do not scratch, pull, bend or
twist the leads. Do not run them near heat sources or place
heavy objects on them. If leads must be run over sharp
metal edges, protect the leads by winding them with vinyl
tape or similar protection.
❑ Use the designated parts and tools for installation.
Use the supplied or designated parts and appropriate tools
to install the product. The use of parts other than those sup-
plied or designated may result in internal damage to the unit.
Faulty installation may lead to an accident, a malfunction or
❑ Do not block the air vent or the cooling plate of the
Blocking these parts will cause the interior of the unit to
overheat and will result in fire or other damage.
❑ Do not install the product where it is exposed to
strong vibrations or is unstable.
Avoid slanted or strongly curved surfaces for installation. If
the installation is not stable, the unit may fall down while
driving and this can lead to an accident or injury.
❑ Installation Angle
The product should be installed in a horizontal position with
the front end up at a convenient angle, but not more than
The user should bear in mind that in some areas there may
be restrictions on how and where this unit can be installed.
Consult your dealer for further details.
❑ Wear gloves for safety. Make sure that wiring is
completed before installation.
❑ To prevent damage to the unit, do not connect the
power connector until the whole wiring is complet-
❑ Do not connect more than one speaker to one set of
speaker leads. (except for connecting to a tweeter)
Observe the following cautions when handling
the battery for the remote control unit.
Use only specified battery (CR2025).
Match the polarity of the battery with the (+) and (–) marks
in the battery case.
Replace dead battery as soon as possible.
Remove the battery from the remote control unit when not
using it for an extended period of time.
Insulate the battery (by placing them in a plastic bag or cov-
ering them with vinyl tape) before disposal or storage.
Dispose of the battery according to the local regulations.
Do not disassemble, recharge, heat or short the battery. Do
not throw a battery into a fire or water.
In case of battery leakage
Thoroughly wipe the battery liquid off the battery case and
insert new battery.
If any part of your body or clothing comes into contact with
battery liquid, wash it with plenty of water.
If battery liquid comes into contact with your eyes, wash
them with plenty of water and get immediate medical atten-



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  Summary of Contents for Panasonic CQ-C5301U

  • Page 1: Safety Information

    The meanings of Avoid slanted or strongly curved surfaces for installation. If tem in a safe and effective manner. Panasonic assumes no the pictographs are explained below. It is important that you Observe the following cautions when using this...
  • Page 2: Before Reading These Instructions

    DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR BY YOURSELF. ¡ This operating instruction manual is for 2 models CQ-C5401U and CQ-C5301U. All illustrations throughout this manual this device. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    XM is over 130 channels of sheer vari- the “Parts” warranty period, there will be no charge for parts. You must carry Panasonic Canada Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in materi- ety: digital-quality music, news, sports, comedy, traffic &...
  • Page 4: Accessories

    MUTE MUTE MUTE RANDOM SCAN REPEAT arrow using a tough pointed object. Back side Battery Type: Panasonic lithium battery (CR2025) TUNE TUNE DISP DISP DISP NUMBER w Put a battery in the case with (+)-side (Included in the remote control) CAR AUDIO facing up.
  • Page 5: General

    General [SRC: Source] (PWR: Power) CD Player mode display Page 19) Volume SQ (Sound Quality) Remote control sensor Page 8) You have 6 preset modes (FLAT, ROCK, POP, VOCAL, (SQ3) indicator Page 30) Spectrum analyzer JAZZ, CLUB). You can customize your setting for these (except SQ-FLAT) and save them for instant recall.
  • Page 6: Each Source

    General (continued) Caution Clock Display (at Power off) ¡ Do not pinch your finger or hand in the face plate. When the power of the unit is set to OFF, press [DISP]. [ u : Eject] (TILT/OPEN) (Clock time) (Default) (Display off) When the power is set to ON, refer to the description for each source mode.
  • Page 7: Radio

    Radio [SRC: Source] []] [[] (TUNE) (Stereo) indicator [BAND] (APM: Auto Preset Memory) [DISP] (Display) Preset Buttons [1] to [6] (Preset station) Display Change Radio Mode Press [DISP] to change the display as follows. Press [SRC] to select the radio mode. Station Preset Frequency Up to 6 stations can be stored in each of the FM1, FM2, FM3 and AM band selections.
  • Page 8: Xm Satellite Radio

    XM Satellite Radio [SRC: Source] (Satellite) indicator Display Change Preset Channel Calling []] [[] q Select a band. Previous page) (Channel Selection) Press [DISP] to change the display as follows. w Press one of the preset buttons from [1] to [6]. [{] / [}] Note: (Category Selection)
  • Page 9: Before Disc Playback

    Before Disc Playback CD Player [SRC: Source] Disc Insert [s] / [d] (a / f) Caution indicator (Track/fast forward/fast ¡ 8 cm {3”} discs are not available for this unit, q Press [ u ] (OPEN). reverse) therefore, do not insert them. When a disc is already loaded ( lights), the disc ¡...
  • Page 10: Mp3/Wma Player

    MP3/WMA Player [s] / [d] (a / f) [SRC: Source] (File/fast forward/fast indicator reverse) [{] / [}] (FOLDER) (Folder selection) [BAND] ( y / 5 : Pause/play) Random Play Repeat Play [5] (SCAN) [DISP] (Display) [3] (SCROLL) All the available files are played in a random sequence. The current file is repeated.
  • Page 11: Notes On Mp3/Wma

    Notes on MP3/WMA What is MP3/WMA? Display Information Recording MP3/WMA files on a CD-media Recording MP3/WMA files on a CD-media ¡ You are recommended to minimize the chances of making a ¡ You may encounter trouble in playing MP3/WMA files or dis- MP3 (MPEG Audio Layer-3) and WMA (Windows Media Audio) Displayed items...
  • Page 12: Cd Changer Control

    [6] (REPEAT) Disc Selection Random Play Repeat Play ¡CD changer functions are designed for optional Panasonic CD changer unit (CX-DP880). [}]: Next disc All the available tracks are played in a random sequence. The current track is repeated. Preparation: [{]: Previous disc ¡Connect the CD changer, and load a magazine (CDs).
  • Page 13: Audio Settings

    Audio Settings Regular mode VOLUME BASS TREBLE Turn [VOLUME]. (Press [VOL ] or ] on the remote control unit.) [VOL [SQ] (Sound Quality) SQ SET SUBW LPF SUBW LEV FADER BALANCE Press [VOLUME] (PUSH SEL: select). Note: ¡ To return to the regular mode, press [DISP]. (Press [SEL] on the remote control unit.) ¡...
  • Page 14 Audio Settings (continued) Regular mode VOLUME BASS TREBLE Turn [VOLUME]. (Press [VOL ] or ] on the remote control unit.) [VOL SQ SET SUBW LPF SUBW LEV FADER BALANCE Press [VOLUME] (PUSH SEL: select). Note: (Press [SEL] on the ¡ To return to the regular mode, press [DISP]. remote control unit.) ¡...
  • Page 15: Function Settings

    Function Settings Turn [VOLUME]. (Press [8] ( ) or [0] Regular mode PATTERN MUTE KEY SECURITY ) on the remote control unit.) Press and hold [VOLUME] (PUSH SEL: select) for more Note: than 2 seconds. (Press ¡ To return to the regular mode, press [DISP]. and hold [SEL] ¡...
  • Page 16: Anti-Theft System

    Anti-Theft System Fuse If the fuse blows out, consult your dealer, or your nearest authorized Panasonic Servicenter. This unit is equipped with a removable face plate. Removing Warning this face plate makes the unit totally inoperable. SLED will ¡Use fuses of the same specified rating (15 A). Using substitutes or fuses with higher ratings, or connecting the unit blink.
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    If the described suggestions do not solve the problem, it is rec- a foul smell, which can cause ignition or elec- Balance/Fader setting is not appropriate. ommended to take the unit to your nearest authorized Panasonic aReadjust Balance/Fader. tric shock. Immediately stop using the unit No sound from speak- Servicenter.
  • Page 18: Error Display Messages

    Troubleshooting (continued) ■ ■ Remote control unit Problem Problem Possible cause Possible solution Possible cause Possible solution The disc is inserted upside down. The battery is inserted in the wrong direction. A wrong battery is inserted. aInsert a disc correctly. No playback or disc aInsert a correct battery in the correct direction.
  • Page 19: Specifications

    Pre-amp output voltage : 5 V (CD mode, 1 kHz, 0 dB) Light source : Semiconductor laser dealer or the nearest Panasonic Servicenter to ask for repairs. Subwoofer output voltage : 5 V Wave length : 790 nm Pre-amp output impedance : 60 Ω...

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