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DIGITALAM/FM/MPXRADIOWITH AUTO-REVERSECASSETTEPLAYER3-BANDGRAPHICEQUALIZERANDQUARTZCLOCK

INDEX

How To Use This Manual .................................................................

Page 1

Kit Information ..................................................................................

Page 2

Universal and Import Car Installations .............................................

Pages 3,4

Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Pontiac-Buick-GMC-Cadillac-Saturn

Pages 5,6

Installations.........................................................................

Ford-Lincoln-MercuryInstallations ...................................................

Pages 7,8

Chrysler-Dodge-PlymouthInstallations ............................................

Page 9

Radio Wiring .....................................................................................

Page 10

Speaker Wiring- 2 Speaker Systems................................................

Page 11

4 Speaker Systems................................................

Page 12

Operating Instructions ......................................................................

Pages 13-15

Setting the Clock ..............................................................................

Page 15

Specifications ...................................................................................

Page 16

Troubleshooting ...............................................................................

Page 17

Care and Maintenance .....................................................................

Page 18

Warranty ...........................................................................................

Back Cover

Toll-FreeAssistance

The installation and wiring connections for this unit are so simple, we doubt you'll need our help, but, if you do, we're here to help you. Just call our toll-freeassistance line at (800)645-7102during days/hours shown.

 

 

TIME ZONE

 

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CENTRAL

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MON.-FRI.

5:30AM - 4PM

6:30AM - 4PM

7:30AM - 6PM

8:30AM - 7PM

SATURDAY

6AM - 2PM

7AM - 3PM

8AM - 4PM

9AM - 5PM

HELP!

1-800-645-7102

Monday-Friday8:30am-7:00pmEastern

Saturday 9:00am-5:00pmEastern

HOWTOUSETHISMANUAL

1.Identify the make and year of the car in which you will be installing this sound system.

2.Refer to the Kit Listing and Kit Information sections on page 2 to determine if a kit is required.

3.If a kit is required, follow the directions in Kit Information section.

1 4. Follow the specific installation instructions for your particular make of car as listed in the index.

KITINFORMATION

1.The years shown in the Kit Listing below are approximate. Always check the application chart at your retail store to find information on your specific make, model, and year of vehicle. If a kit is required, read the description on the kit you intend to purchase to make sure it applies to your vehicle. If you have any doubts or questions, call our toll-free"HELP" line.

2.The kits shown below are Audiovox kits. Your retailer may sell kits made by other manufacturers which may also be usable to install this radio. Always check the kit application before purchasing it to make sure it will work with your vehicle.

3.If you believe you need a kit but cannot find a retail store where it is available, call our toll-free"HELP" line.

KITLISTING

 

 

VEHICLE TYPE

KIT REQUIREMENT/NOTES

 

Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Buick-Pontiac-Cadillac-Saturn

 

 

1981 and Older ...............................................................

No Kit Required

 

1982 and Newer ..............................................................

AX-93-FCGM

 

Chevrolet-GMCFull Size Vans

 

 

1987 and Older ...............................................................

No Kit Required

 

1988 and Newer ...............................................................

AX-88-CHV

 

Chevrolet-GMCFull Size Pickups

 

 

1987 and Older ...............................................................

No Kit Required

 

1988 and Newer ...............................................................

AX-88-CHT

 

Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth

 

 

U.S. Built 1974 and Newer ...............................................

AX-93-FCGM

 

Imported ..........................................................................

Refer to In-StoreChart

 

Ford-Lincoln-Mercury

 

 

1984 and Older ................................................................

No Kit Required

 

1985 through 1990 ...........................................................

AX-93-FCGM

 

1991 and Newer ...............................................................

AX-88-SNP

 

AMC-Jeep-Eagle

 

 

1971 and Newer ...............................................................

No Kit Required

 

IMPORTCARS

 

 

Due to the wide variety of import cars and the different installations required, this manual does not show

 

specific installations in these vehicles. However, this sound system can be installed in many import cars by

 

following the "Universal Installation" section on pages 3 and 4. Check the application chart at your retail store

 

or call our toll-free"HELP" line for specific information on your particular car.

 

IMPORTS:

 

 

Acura-Audi-BMW-Daihatsu-Fiat-Honda-Hyundai

 

 

Mercedes-Peugeot-Porsche-Saab-Subaru

 

 

Volkswagen-Volvo-Yugo ..............................................

Will Fit Most Years; Some Require AX-88-SNPKit *

 

Datsun-Nissan(Most Models)

 

 

1982 and Newer ...................................................

Will Fit Most Years; Some Require AX-88-NABKit *

 

Mazda (Most Models)

 

 

1986 and Newer ...................................................

Will Fit Most Years; Some Require AX-87-MAZKit *

 

Toyota (Most Models)

 

 

1982 and Newer ...................................................

Will Fit Most Years; Some Require AX-88-TOYKit *

 

* Refer to In-StoreChart to determine if kit is required.

2

For vehicles not listed or more specific information, refer to the in-storeapplication chart or call our "HELP"

 

line.

 

 

UNIVERSAL AND IMPORT CAR INSTALLATION

3

UNIVERSAL INSTALLATION FOR VEHICLES WITH AN EXISTING RADIO OPENING

This installation is designed for cars, trucks, vans, and boats that have an existing radio opening. It can also be used as an option on some of the vehicles listed as requiring the AX-88-SNPkit. It will not work on all vehicles, but can be used on most newer Fords and many imports.

1.InspecttheExistingRadioOpening:

A.Use the trimplate supplied with the radio to cover the existing opening. If it completely covers the opening, you can install the radio as explained below. If it does not cover the opening, you will need an installation kit.

B.Check that there will be sufficient space behind the dashboard for the radio chassis.

2.WiretheRadiototheVehicle'sWiring:

A.In most cases it is easier to wire the radio before mounting it. Place the radio near the dashboard so the wires can be led through the opening.

B.Carefully follow the diagrams on pages 10 and 11 or 12 (depending on how many speakers you are using) to wire the radio, making certain all connections are secure and insulated with wire nuts or electrical tape to insure proper operation of the unit.

C.After completing the wiring, turn the unit on to confirm operation (ignition switch must be "on"). If unit does not operate, re-checkall wiring until problem is corrected. Once proper operation is achieved, turn off unit and ignition switch, and proceed with final mounting of the radio.

3.MountingtheRadio:

A.Thread a shaft nut half-waydown each radio shaft.

B.Place a metal back-upplate on each radio shaft against the shaft nut.

C.Position the radio behind the dashboard opening so that the back-upplates are snug against the back of the opening. Adjust the shaft nuts behind theback-upplates so that the desired amount of radio extends through the opening. If possible, the best appearance is usually achieved when there is enough of the radio extending to be flush with the front of the trimplate.

D.Place the trimplate over the front of the radio and secure it with a shaft nut on each radio shaft.

E.Attach one end of the perforated support strap (supplied) to the screw stud on the radio using the hex nut provided. Fasten the other end of the perforated strap to a secure part of the dashboard either above or below

the radio using the screw and nut provided. Bend the strap to position it as necessary.

CAUTION: The rear of the radio must be supported with the strap to prevent damage to the dashboard from the weight of the radio or improper operation of the radio due to vibration.

F. Install knobs on radio shafts.

 

PERFORATEDSTRAP

HELP!

HEXNUT

SCREWSTUD

 

 

1-800-645-7102

 

 

RADIO

 

 

Monday-Friday8:30am-7:00pmEastern

 

SCREW

Saturday 9:00am-5:00pmEastern

 

 

SHAFTNUT

 

 

DASHBOARD

METALPARTOF

DASHBOARD

 

BACK-UPPLATE

HEXNUT

 

DRILLHOLEIFNECESSARY

TRIMPLATE

 

EXISTINGOPENING

 

SHAFTNUTS

UNIVERSALINSTALLATION FOR VEHICLES WITHOUT AN EXISTING RADIO OPENING

This installation is designed for cars, trucks, vans, and boats that do not have an existing radio opening. It will require cutting an opening in a surface of the vehicle, so it is important to mark and measure carefully.

1.SelecttheMountingArea:

A.Using the trimplate supplied, verify that there will be sufficient space on the selected mounting surface.

B.Check that there will be sufficient space behind the dashboard for the radio chassis.

2.CuttheRequiredOpening:

A.Using the trimplate as a template, place it on the selected mounting surface and mark the 2 shaft holes and nosepiece opening that will need to be cut.

B.Carefully cut the 3 holes using a drill and keyhole saw as appropriate. File edges of the openings to remove any burrs.

3.WiretheRadiototheVehicle'sWiring:

A.In most cases it is easier to wire the radio before mounting it. Place the radio near the dashboard so the wires can be led through the opening.

B.Carefully follow the diagrams on pages 10 and 11 or 12 (depending on how many speakers you are using) to wire the radio, making certain all connections are secure and insulated with wire nuts or electrical tape to insure proper operation of the unit.

C.After completing the wiring, turn the unit on to confirm operation (ignition switch must be "on"). If unit does not operate, re-checkall wiring until problem is corrected. Once proper operation is achieved, turn off unit and ignition switch, and proceed with final mounting of the radio.

4.Mountingtheradio:

A.Thread a shaft nut half-waydown each radio shaft.

B.Place a metal back-upplate on each radio shaft against the shaft nut.

C.Position the radio behind the dashboard opening so that the back-upplates are snug against the back of the opening. Adjust the shaft nuts behind theback-upplates so that the desired amount of radio extends through the opening. If possible, the best appearance is usually achieved when there is enough of the radio extending to be flush with the front of the trimplate.

D.Place the trimplate over the front of the radio and secure it with a shaft nut on each radio shaft.

E.Attach one end of the perforated support strap (supplied) to the screw stud on the radio using the hex nut provided. Fasten the other end of the perforated strap to a secure part of the dashboard either above or below the radio using the screw and nut provided. Bend the strap to position it as necessary.

CAUTION: The rear of the radio must be supported with the strap to prevent damage to the dashboard from the weight of the radio or improper operation of the radio due to vibration.

F. Install knobs on radio shafts.

PERFORATEDSTRAP

HEXNUT

SCREWSTUD

RADIO

SCREW

SHAFTNUT

CUTOPENING

METALPARTOF

DASHBOARD

BACK-UPPLATE

HEXNUT

DRILLHOLEIFNECESSARY DASHBOARD

TRIMPLATE

SHAFTNUTS

INSTALLATION CAR IMPORT AND UNIVERSAL

4

CHEVROLET-OLDS-BUICK-PONTIAC-GMC-CADILLACINSTALLATION

5

CHEVROLET-OLDSMOBILE-BUICK-PONTIAC-GMC-CADILLACINSTALLATION 1981ANDOLDER

Important-Thisinstallation is designed for 1981 and older U.S. made GM cars, trucks, and vans. For 1981 and newer vehicles, an installation kit may be required. See Kit Listing on Page 2 of this manual or refer to thein-storeapplication chart. If a kit is not required, use the following instructions.

1.RemoveExistingRadio:

A.Remove radio knobs and shaft nuts behind the knobs.

B.Locate and remove support brace at back of radio.

C.Push radio back into dashboard to access the wiring and antenna cables plugged into the rear of the chassis.

D.Un-plugthe wiring harness(es) and antenna cable and remove the radio.

2.WiretheNewRadio:

A.In most cases it is easier to wire the radio before mounting it. Place the radio near the dashboard so the wires can be led through the opening.

B.Carefully follow the diagrams on pages 10 and 11 or 12 (depending on how many speakers you are using) to wire the radio, making certain all connections are secure and insulated with wire nuts or electrical tape to insure proper operation of the unit.

C.After completing the wiring, turn the unit on to confirm operation (ignition switch must be "on"). If unit does not operate, re-checkall wiring until problem is corrected. Once proper operation is achieved, turn off unit and ignition switch, and proceed with final mounting of the radio.

3.InstalltheNewRadio:

A.Thread a shaft nut half-waydown each radio shaft.

B.Trim the top edge off of the nosepiece collar at the "CUT OFF FOR GM" mark and place the collar on radio nosepiece.

C.Place the radio behind dashboard and through the radio opening. Adjust the position of the shaft nuts so that the radio nosepiece and collar are flush against the back of the dashboard.

D.Secure the radio with a shaft nut on each radio shaft.

E.Attach one end of the perforated support strap (supplied) to the screw stud on the radio using the hex nut

provided. Fasten the other end of the perforated strap to a secure part of the dashboard either above or below the radio using the screw and nut provided. Bend the strap to position it as necessary.

CAUTION: The rear of the radio must be supported with the strap to prevent damage to the dashboard from the weight of the radio or improper operation of the radio due to vibration.

F. Install knobs on radio shafts.

HEXNUT

 

HELP!

SCREWSTUD

 

PERFORATEDSTRAP

 

1-800-645-7102

 

RADIO

 

 

SCREW

 

Monday-Friday8:30am-7:00pmEastern

 

 

Saturday 9:00am-5:00pmEastern

 

 

TRIMFOR"GM"

METALPARTOF

DASHBOARD SHAFTNUT

HEXNUT NOSEPIECECOLLAR (INCLUDEDWITHRADIO)

DRILLHOLEIFNECESSARY

DASHBOARD

SHAFTNUTS

 

 

 

CHEVROLET-OLDSMOBILE-BUICK-PONTIAC-GMC-CADILLAC-SATURNINSTALLATION 1982ANDNEWER

Important-Thisinstallation is designed for most 1982 and newer GM cars, trucks, and vans where an installation kit is required. See Kit Listing on Page 2 of this manual or refer to thein-storeapplication chart. If a kit is not required, use the instructions on Page 5.

1.RemoveExistingRadio:

A.Remove the existing dashboard trimpanel surrounding the radio opening. This panel is usually secured by screws and/or snap-inclips.

B.Remove the screws used to secure the radio to the sub-dashboard.

C.Pull the radio forward to access the wiring and antenna cables plugged into the rear of the chassis.

D.Un-plugthe wiring harness(es) and antenna cable and remove the radio.

2.InstalltheNewRadio:

A.Follow the instructions included with the installation kit to attach the radio to the mounting plate supplied with the kit.

B.Place the radio near the dashboard so the wires can be led through the opening and following the instructions of Step 2 on Page 5, carefully wire the radio making certain all connections are secure and insulated and confirm proper operation.

C.Install the radio/mounting plate assembly to the sub-dashboardaccording to instructions of installation kit.

D.Attach one end of the perforated support strap (supplied) to the screw stud on the radio using the hex nut provided. Fasten the other end of the perforated strap to a secure part of the dashboard either above or below

the radio using the screw and nut provided. Bend the strap to position it as necessary.

CAUTION: The rear of the radio must be supported with the strap to prevent damage to the dashboard from the weight of the radio or improper operation of the radio due to vibration.

E.Replace the dashboard trimpanel.

F.Install knobs on radio shafts.

HEXNUT

PERFORATEDSTRAP

SCREWSTUD

RADIO

SCREW

HEXNUT

MOUNTINGPLATEFROMKIT SHAFTNUT (NOTINCLUDEDWITHRADIO)

IMPORTANT

AMOUNTINGKITISREQUIRED EXISTINGDASHTRIMPANEL

FORTHISINSTALLATION

INSTALLATION SATURN-CADILLAC-GMC-PONTIAC-BUICK-OLDS-CHEVROLET

6

FORD-LINCOLN-MERCURYINSTALLATION

7

FORD-LINCOLN-MERCURYINSTALLATION - 1984ANDOLDER

Important-Thisinstallation is designed for 1984 and older U.S. made Ford cars, trucks, and vans. For newer vehicles, an installation kit may be required. See Kit Listing on Page 2 of this manual or refer to thein-storechart.

1.RemoveExistingRadio:

A.Remove radio knobs and shaft nuts behind the knobs.

B.Locate and remove support brace at back of radio.

C.Push radio back into dashboard to access the wiring and antenna cables plugged into the rear of the chassis

D.Un-plugthe wiring harness(es) and antenna cable and remove the radio.

2.WiretheNewRadio:

A.In most cases it is easier to wire the radio before mounting it. Place the radio near the dashboard so the wires can be led through the opening.

B.Carefully follow the diagrams on pages 10 and 11 or 12 (depending on how many speakers you are using) to wire the radio, making certain all connections are secure and insulated with wire nuts or electrical tape to insure proper operation of the unit.

C.After completing the wiring, turn the unit on to confirm operation (ignition switch must be "on"). If unit does not operate, re-checkall wiring until problem is corrected. Once proper operation is achieved, turn off unit and ignition switch, and proceed with final mounting of the radio.

3.InstalltheNewRadiio:

A.Thread a shaft nut halfway down each radio shaft.

B.Place the nosepiece collar on the radio nosepiece.

C.Place the radio behind dashboard and through the radio opening. Adjust the position of the shaft nuts so that the radio nosepiece and collar are flush against the back of the dashboard.

D.Secure the radio with a shaft nut on each radio shaft.

E.Attach one end of the perforated support strap (supplied) to the screw stud on the radio using the hex nut

provided. Fasten the other end of the perforated strap to a secure part of the dashboard either above or below the radio using the screw and nut provided. Bend the strap to position it as necessary.

CAUTION: The rear of the radio must be supported with the strap to prevent damage to the dashboard from the weight of the radio or improper operation of the radio due to vibration.

F. Install knobs on radio shafts.

HEXNUT

PERFORATEDSTRAP

SCREWSTUD

RADIO

SCREW

NOSEPIECECOLLAR (INCLUDEDWITHRADIO)

 

METALPARTOFDASHBOARD

HEXNUT

DRILLHOLEIF

NECESSARY

IMPORTANT

 

AMOUNTINGKITISREQUIRED

DASHBOARD

FORTHISINSTALLATION

SHAFTNUTS

FORD-LINCOLN-MERCURYINSTALLATION - 1985 AND NEWER

Important-Thisinstallation is designed for most 1985 through 1990 U.S. made Ford cars, and vans and an installation kit is required for these vehicles. See Kit Listing on Page 2 of this manual or refer to thein-storeapplication chart. For 1991 and newer vehicles, the radio can be installed as shown on Page 3 of this manual or you can use theAX-88-SNPkit. Instructions for use of theAS-88-SNPkit are included with the kit and are not shown in this manual.

1.RemoveExistingRadio:

A.Remove existing dashboard trimpanel surrounding the radio opening. This panel is usually secured by screws and/or snap-inclips.

B.Remove the screws used to secure radio to the sub-dashboard.

C.Pull the radio forward to access the wiring and antenna cables plugged into the rear of the chassis.

D.Un-plugthe wiring harness(es) and antenna cable and remove the radio.

2.InstalltheNewRadio:

A.Follow the instructions included with the installation kit to attach the radio to the mounting plate supplied with the kit.

B.Place the radio near the dashboard so the wire can be led through the opening and following the instructions of Step 2 on Page 7, carefully wire the radio making certain all connections are secure and insulated and confirm proper operation.

C.Install the radio/mounting plate assembly to the sub-dashboardaccording to instructions of installation kit.

D.Attach one end of the perforated support strap (supplied) to the screw stud on the radio using the hex nut provided. Fasten the other end of the perforated strap to a secure part of the dashboard either above or below

the radio using the screw and nut provided. Bend the strap to position it as necessary.

CAUTION: The rear of the radio must be supported with the strap to prevent damage to the dashboard from the weight of the radio or improper operation of the radio due to vibration.

E.Replace the dashboard trimpanel.

F.Install knobs on radio shafts.

PERFORATEDSTRAP

 

 

HELP!

 

SCREWSTUD

1-800-645-7102

HEXNUT

Monday-Friday8:30am-7:00pmEastern

 

 

Saturday

9:00am-5:00pmEastern

 

 

RADIO

MOUNTINGPLATEFROMKIT (NOTINCLUDEDWITHRADIO)

SCREW

HEXNUT

IMPORTANT

SHAFTNUTS

AMOUNTINGKITISREQUIRED

FORTHISINSTALLATION

EXISTINGDASHTRIMPANEL

INSTALLATION MERCURY-LINCOLN-FORD

8

CHRYSLER-DODGE-PLYMOUTHINSTALLATION

9

CHRYSLER-DODGE-PLYMOUTHINSTALLATION ALLU.S.MADECARS,TRUCKS,ANDVANSBUILTSINCE1974

Important-Thisradio cannot be installed in any U.S. made Chrysler, Dodge, or Plymouth vehicle without an installation kit. Refer to the Kit Listing on Page 2 for the required kit. Complete kit installation is explained in the instructions included with the kit.

1.RemoveExistingRadio:

A.Remove the existing dashboard trimpanel surrounding the radio opening. This panel is usually secured by screws and/or snap-inclips.

B.Remove the two large screws used to secure radio to the sub-dashboard.

C.Pull the radio forward to access the wiring and antenna cables plugged into the rear of the chassis.

D.Un-plugthe wiring harness(es) and antenna cable and remove the radio.

2.InstalltheNewRadio:

A.Follow the instructions included with the installation kit to attach the radio to the mounting plate supplied with the kit.

B.Place the radio near the dashboard so the wires can be led through the opening and following the instructions of Step 2 on Page 3, carefully wire the radio making certain all connections are secure and insulated and confirm proper operation.

C.Install the radio/mounting plate assembly to the sub-dashboardaccording to instructions of installation kit.

D.Attach one end of the perforated support strap (supplied) to the screw stud on the radio using the hex nut

provided. Fasten the other end of the perforated strap to a secure part of the dashboard either above or below the radio using the screw and nut provided. Bend the strap to position it as necessary.

CAUTION: The rear of the radio must be supported with the strap to prevent damage to the dashboard from the weight of the radio or improper operation of the radio due to vibration.

E.Replace the dashboard trimpanel.

F.Install knobs on radio shafts.

 

HELP!

PERFORATEDSTRAP

1-800-645-7102

Monday-Friday8:30am-7:00pmEastern

HEXNUT

SCREWSTUD

Saturday 9:00am-5:00pmEastern

RADIO

MOUNTINGPLATEFROMKIT

 

(NOTINCLUDEDWITHRADIO)

SCREW

SHAFTNUT

 

HEXNUT

IMPORTANT

AMOUNTINGKITISREQUIRED

FORTHISINSTALLATION EXISTINGDASHTRIMPANEL