PhatNoise KDC-W6531 Car Stereo System user manual

Switching preout

Built-in Amp Setting

AMP Control

News Bulletin with Timeout Setting

Local Seek

Tuning Mode

AF (Alternative Frequency)

Restricting RDS Region (Region Restrict

Auto TP Seek

Monaural Reception

External Display Control

Auxiliary Input Display Setting & Disc Naming

Text Scroll

Power OFF Timer

CD Read Setting

Voice Index

ACDrive firmware version display

Unique ID display

Audio Preset Memory

Audio Preset Call

Demonstration mode Setting

Accessories/ Installation Procedure 32

Connecting Wires to Terminals


Removing the Unit

Troubleshooting Guide


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Safety precautions

To prevent injury or fire, take the following precautions:

To prevent a short circuit, never put or leave any metallic objects (such as coins or metal tools) inside the unit.

Attach the panel while you are on the

The panel lock arm will be appeared when the panel is removed. Therefore, the panel must be attached during the driving.

To prevent damage to the machine, take the following precautions:

Make sure to ground the unit to a negative 12V

DC power supply.

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 water splashing.

Do not set the removed faceplate or the faceplate case in areas exposed to direct sunlight, excessive heat or humidity. Also avoid places with too much dust or the possibility of water splashing.

To prevent deterioration, do not touch the terminals of the unit or faceplate with your

Do not subject the faceplate to excessive shock, as it is a piece of precision equipment.

When replacing a fuse, only use a new one 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 or breakdown.

Do not use your own screws. Use only the screws provided. If you use the wrong screws, you could 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.

Unsupported connection may result in damage.

Setting the "O-N" Switch to the "N" position for the applicable KENWOOD disc changers/ CD players.

The functions that can be used and the information that can be displayed will differ depending on the models being connected.

You can damage both your unit and the CD changer if you connect them incorrectly.

Lens Fogging

Right after 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, CDs may be impossible 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 dealer.

Do Not Load 8 cm (3 in.) CDs in the CD

If you try to load a 8 cm (3 in.) CD with its adapter into the unit, the adapter might separate from the

CD and damage the unit.

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If you experience problems during installation,