Contents 7 Adjust sound Adjust volume Turn Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB) on/off 23 Select preset equalizer 1 Important Other sound settings Safety Notice 8 Adjust system settings Set PIN code 2 Your Car Audio System Set bluetooth connection Introduction Select blackout setting What’s in the box Turn demo mode on/off Overview of the main unit...
To avoid short circuit, do not expose the purposes. unit, remote control or remote control FCC Declaration of conformity batteries to rain or water. Model number: PHILIPS CEM250/55 • Never insert objects into the ventilation Trade Name: Philips slots or other openings on the unit.
residential installation. This equipment generates, When you see the crossed-out wheel bin uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy symbol attached to a product, it means the and, if not installed and used in accordance product is covered by the European Directive with the instruction manual, may cause harmful 2002/96/EC: interference to radio communications.
Quick start guide System m Standard connector Congratulations on your purchase, and welcome to Philips! To fully beneﬁ t from the support that Philips offers, register your product at www.Philips.com/welcome. Introduction With the in-car audio system, you can enjoy your drive while you listen to: •...
Overview of the main unit p o n m l p o n m l • Connect or disconnect bluetooth (green/red) connection, • Answer phone (green) • Dial number (green) / MUTE • View call log (green) • Turn the unit on or off. •...
• Access system menu. t Panel power connection u Disc slot • Return to previous menu. • Stop search. • Take disc out. • Disable screen blackout. w RESET g Display panel • Restore default settings x SD/SDHC/MMC card slot •...
• Select EQ setting. • Tune for radio station p DBB • Skip/search for a track. • Turn on or off Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB) sound. • Mute or restore volume. q SEARCH • Set radio station memory • Turn the unit on or off. automatically.
Always follow the instructions in this chapter in sequence. Overview of parts If you contact Philips, you will be asked for the model and serial number of your unit. The These are the supplied parts needed to model number and serial number are on the connect and install this unit.
A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 Connector Connect to Microphone REAR LINE Rear right Green/black strip Left speaker OUT R speaker...
Ignition key +12V DC when ON/ACC BLUE Motor/electric antenna relay control lead/ Ampliﬁ er relay control lead Ground BLACK ORANGE/ Illumination switch WHITE YELLOW To the +12V car battery which is energized at all times Remove the mounting sleeve with the Connect the supplied standard connector supplied disassembly tools.
Slide the unit into the dashboard until you hear a click sound. Reconnect the negative terminal of the car battery. Attach the front panel Install the sleeve into the dashboard and Attach the trim plate. bend the tabs outward to ﬁ x the sleeve. Insert the right side of the panel in the chassis until it is correctly engaged.
Press the left side of the panel and point • To turn off the unit, press for 3 the left hole at the left pillar. seconds. Release the panel to engage the left side. Set clock Install remote control battery Press MENU / DISP for 3 seconds.
4 Listen to radio Store radio stations in memory Tune to a radio station You can store up to 6 stations in each band. Press SOURCE repeatedly to select Tuner. Store staions automatically Press to select band: [FM1] , [FM2] , Press SEARCH for 3 seconds.
Make a call Turn on bluetooth function on the device. Setup bluetooth fuction on your device. Press SOURCE repeatedly to select BT Select “CEM250” in the pairing list. MUSIC. Enter default password “0000”. Press . Press to select from the following “...
Call waiting If there is another incoming call during call, [ CALL WAITING ] ﬂ ashes on the display panel. Press to terminate the present call. The other call is automatically » answered. The ﬁ rst call is terminated. » Call transfer You can transfer voice from loudspeaker to mobile phones during call.
6 Play audio files Play from USB/SD/MMC device Note Note • • Ensure that the disc or device contains playable ﬁ les. Ensure that the USB or SD//MMC device contains playable music. Insert the USB device Play a disc Open the cover marked on the front panel.
Search for an MP3/WMA Insert SD/MMC card track Note Press SEARCH for 3 seconds. • The system supports SDHC cards. Search menu is displayed. » [FILE] : search by track name. » Press to release the panel. [FOLDER] : search by folder sequence. »...
Repeat play During play, press 3, REP repeatedly to select: [REP 1] (repeat one track): play the • current track repeatedly. [REP FOLD] (repeat one folder): play all • tracks in the current folder repeatedly. [REP ALL] (repeat all tracks): play all tracks •...
7 Adjust sound Press repeatedly to select the item to be adjusted: • [BAS] (bass) range: -7 to +7. • [MID] (bass) range: -7 to +7. Adjust volume • [TRE] (treble) range: -7 to +7. • [BAL] (balance) range: 12L to 12R. (L Turn clockwise/anticlockwise to = left speaker, R = right speaker)
8 Adjust system [BKO 20 S] : Turn off the screen • automatically 20 seconds after last settings operation. • [BKO OFF] : Never turn off the screen. Press to conﬁ rm. Set PIN code You can set a password for bluetooth Turn demo mode on/off connection.
Press MENU / DISP for 3 seconds. Note repeatedly to until [V - Press • If any special characters are present in the MP3 track LAST] or [V - ADJ] is displayed. name or album name, it may not display correctly on the screen because these characters are not supported.
Preset adjustments such as preset » channels and sound adjustments are erased.
FUSE 15A Note • If the new fuse gets damaged again, there may be an internal malfunction. Consult your Philips dealer. Remove the unit You can remove the unit from the dashboard. Detach the front panel. Pull out the unit by using the removal keys.
10 Product Frequency range 87.5 - 108.0 MHz - FM (Europe) information 87.5 - 107.9 MHz (American) Frequency range 522 - 1620 KHz (Europe) - AM(MW) 530 - 1710 HKz Note (American) Usable sensitivity 8 dBu • Product information is subject to change without prior notice.
• AAC, WAV, PCM audio ﬁ les • DRM protected WMA ﬁ les (.wav, .m4a, .m4p, .mp4, .aac) • WMA ﬁ les in Lossless format • ISO9660, Joliet • Maximum title number: 999 (depending on ﬁ le name length) • Maximum album number: 255 •...
• The disc, USB or SD device cannot be the Philips web site (www.Philips.com/support). read in two minutes. When you contact Philips, ensure that your Display show ERR-3 unit is nearby and the model number and serial • USB/SD/MMC data error.
12 Glossary MultimediaCard. A type of memory card with a ﬂ ash memory. A ﬁ le format with a sound data compression system. MP3 is the abbreviation of Motion Picture Experts Group 1 (or MPEG-1) Audio Layer 3. With the MP3 format, one CD-R or CD-RW can contain about 10 times more data than a regular CD.