To prevent injury or fire, take the following
• To prevent a short circuit, never put or leave any
metallic objects (such as coins or metal tools) inside
• Do not watch or fix your eyes on the unit's display
when you are driving for any extended period.
• Mounting and wiring this product requires skills and
experience. For safety's sake, leave the mounting
and wiring work to professionals.
To prevent damage to the machine, take
the following precautions:
• Make sure to ground the unit to a negative 12V DC
• Do not install the unit in a spot exposed to direct
sunlight or excessive heat or humidity. Also avoid
places with too much dust or the possibility of
• When replacing a fuse, only use a new fuse with
the prescribed rating. Using a fuse with the wrong
rating may cause your unit to malfunction.
• Do not apply excessive force to the open faceplate
or place objects on it. Doing so will cause damage
• Do not use your own screws. Use only the screws
provided. If you use the wrong screws, you could
damage the unit.
Do Not Load 3-in. CDs in the CD slot
If you try to load a 3 in. CD with its adapter into the
unit, the adapter might separate from the CD and
damage the unit.
About CD players/disc changers connected
to this unit
Kenwood disc changers/ CD players released in 1998
or later can be connected to this unit.
Refer to the catalog or consult your Kenwood dealer
for connectable models of disc changers/ CD players.
Note that any Kenwood disc changers/ CD players
released in 1997 or earlier and disc changers made by
other makers cannot be connected to this unit.
Connecting unsupported disc changers/CD players to
this unit may result in damage.
Set the "O-N" Switch to the "N" position for the
applicable Kenwood disc changers/ CD players.
The functions you can use and the information
that can be displayed may differ depending on the
models being connected.
• You can damage both your unit and the CD changer if you
connect them incorrectly.
When you turn on the car heater in cold weather,
dew or condensation may form on the lens in the
CD player of the unit. Called lens fogging, this
condensation on the lens may not allow CDs to play.
In such a situation, remove the disc and wait for the
condensation to evaporate. If the unit still does not
operate normally after a while, consult your Kenwood