Audiovox ACD-13 User Manual
WITH DETACHABLE FRONT PANEL,
COMPACT DISC PLAYER
AND QUARTZ CLOCK
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This unit is designed for installation in cars, trucks, and vans with an existing radio opening. In many cases, a special installation kit will be required to mount the radio to the dashboard. These kits are available at electronics supply stores and car stereo specialist shops. Always check the kit application before purchasing to make sure the kit works with your vehicle. If you need a kit but cannot find it available, call our
UNIVERSAL INSTALLATION PROCEDURE USING MOUNTING SLEEVE
1.Remove the front panel from the unit by pressing the RELease button at the top right corner; then slide the mounting sleeve off of the chassis. If it is locked into position, use the removal tools (supplied) to disengage it.
2.Check the dashboard opening size by sliding the mounting sleeve into it. If the opening is not large enough, carefully cut or file as necessary until the sleeve easily slides into the opening. Do not force the sleeve into the opening or cause it to bend or bow. Check that there will be sufficient space behind the dashboard for the radio chassis.
3.Locate the series of bend tabs along the top, bottom, and sides of the mounting sleeve. With the sleeve fully inserted into the dashboard opening, bend as many of the tabs outward as necessary so that the sleeve is firmly secured to the dashboard.
4.Place the radio in front of the dashboard opening so that the wiring can be brought through the mounting sleeve. Follow the wiring diagram carefully and make certain all connections of the wiring harness are secure and insulated with wire nuts or electrical tape to insure proper operation of the unit. After completing the wiring connections, turn the unit on to confirm operation (ignition switch must be “on”). If unit does not operate, recheck all wiring until problem is corrected.
5.Carefully slide the radio into the mounting sleeve making sure it is
6.Attach one end of the perforated support strap (supplied) to the screw stud on the rear of the chassis 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 provided. Bend the strap to position it as necessary.
CAUTION: The rear of the radiomust be supported with the strap to prevent damage to the dashboard from the weight of the radio or improper operation due to vibration.
7.Test radio operation by referring to the Operating Instructions.
INSTALLATION USING KITS
1.If your vehicle requires the use of an installation kit to mount this radio, follow the instructions included with the installation kit to attach the radio to the mounting plate supplied with the kit.
2.Wire and test the radio as described in Step 4 above.
3.Install the radio/mounting plate assembly to the
4.Attach the support strap to the radio and dashboard as described in Step 6 above.
5.Replace the dashboard trim panel.
ISO INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
This unit has threaded holes in the chassis side panels which may be used with the original factory mounting brackets of some Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Hyundai and Honda vehicles to mount the radio to the dashboard. Please consult with your local car stereo specialist shop for assistance on this type of installation.
1.Remove the existing factory radio from its dashboard or center console mounting. Save all hardware and brackets as they will be used to mount the new radio.
2.Carefully unsnap the plastic frame from the front of the new radio chassis. Remove and discard the frame.
3.Remove the factory mounting brackets and hardware from the existing radio and attach them to the new radio. CAUTION: DO NOT EXCEED M5 X 6 MM MAXIMUM SCREW SIZE.
4.Wire the new radio to the vehicle as per step 4 above.
5. Mount the new radio assembly to the dashboard or center console using the reverse procedure of step 1.
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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
MON. - FRI.
5:30AM - 4PM
6:30AM - 5PM
7:30AM - 6PM
8:30AM - 7PM
6AM - 2PM
7AM - 3PM
8AM - 4PM
9AM - 5PM
UNIVERSAL INSTALLATION USING MOUNTING SLEEVE
EXISTING DASH OPENING
FILE EDGES TO FIT IF NECESSARY - DO NOT OVERFILE
FASTEN THIS END TO SCREW
NOTE: IF DASH IS SOLID, USE REAR SIDE (WITHOUT THE LIP) OF
MOUNTING SLEEVE AS A TEMPLATE & CUT OPENING
STUD ON REAR OF CHASSIS
FASTEN THIS END TO SECURE
PART OF DASHBOARD.
DRILL HOLE IF NECESSARY.
NOTE: PLASTIC FRAME MUST BE REMOVED (UNSNAP ON LEFT
AND RIGHT SIDES) TO USE REMOVAL TOOLS.
FOR PROPER OPERATION OF THE CD PLAYER, THE CHASSIS MUST BE
MOUNTED WITHIN 20° OF HORIZONTAL. MAKE SURE THE UNIT IS
MOUNTED WITHIN THIS LIMITATION.
REMOVE THE PLASTIC FRAME FROM THE FRONT OF THE CHASSIS BY CAREFULLY UNSNAPPING IT.
UNSNAP ON LEFT AND
M5 x 6
M5 x 6
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REFER TO PAGE 6 FOR SPEAKER WIRING
CONTAINS: 1- 15A FUSE 1- 0.5A FUSE
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REFER TO PAGE 5 FOR RADIO WIRING
!NEVERCOMBINE (BRIDGE) OUTPUTS FOR USE WITH 1 SPEAKER.
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 7:00pm Eastern
9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Press this button ( ) to turn the unit on and off when the ignition switch is on. When the unit is off, the time of day is automatically displayed on the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panel unless the ignition switch is off. If the radio is off when the ignition switch is turned off, the POWER button must be pressed to turn on the radio after the ignition switch is turned on. If the ignition switch is turned off while the radio is on, the radio will come on automatically when the ignition switch is again turned on.
To increase the volume level, press the VOL + button. The volume will increase and the level will be shown on the display panel from a minimum of V 0 to a maximum ofV 63. To decrease the volume level, press the VOL - button. The display will automatically return to the normal indication 5 seconds after the last volume adjustment or when another function is activated. These buttons are also used in conjunction with the SEL button to adjust
the bass, treble, balance and fader levels as described in 4,5,6,and7.
This button is used to select the audio function (volume, bass, treble, balance or fade) to be adjusted using the VOL + and - buttons. Pressing the Select button once will set the unit for volume adjustment (VOL will appear on the display panel, followed by the setting number). Pressing the button additional times will select bass adjustment (BAS on display panel), treble adjustment (TRE), balance (BAL), fader (FAd), and volume (VOL) again. The display will return to the normal indication 5 seconds after the last adjustment or when another function is activated.
To adjust the bass level, first select the Bass mode by pressing the SEL button until the BAS indication appears on the display panel.. Within 5 seconds of choosing the Bass mode, press the VOL + or - buttons to adjust the bass conditions; the unit should be left in the stereo
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response as desired. The bass level will be shown on the display panel from a minimum of B
To adjust the treble level, first select the Treble mode by pressing the SEL button until the TRE indication appears on the display panel. Within 5 seconds of choosing the Treble mode, press the VOL + or - buttons to adjust the treble response as desired. The treble level will be shown on the display panel from a minimum ofTRE
To adjust the
To adjust the
on the display panel. Within 5 seconds of choosing the Fader mode, press the VOL + or - buttons to adjust the
When listening to music at low volume levels, this feature will boost the bass and treble ranges to compensate for the characteristics of human hearing. Momentarily press the LOUD/RND button to activate this feature as indicated by LOUD on the display panel. Pressing the button again will
During radio play, each time the BAND button is pressed, the radio band changes. The indications AM orFM will appear on the display panel according to your selection.
During CD play, pressing this button will change to radio operation without ejecting the disc.
bl MANUAL TUNING CONTROL
Turn this knob clockwise to tune upward in frequency on the band in use,
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bm FM MONO/INTRO (INT) SELECT BUTTON
During FM radio operation, press this button to select mono or stereo reception of the broadcast signal. Under normal reception mode as indicated by the ST icon on the display panel when tuned to an FM stereo signal. If the stereo signal is too noisy for comfortable listening, press the MONO/INT select button to switch to monaural reception (theST icon will disappear from the display panel). To return to stereo reception mode, press the button again so that theST indication reappears.
bn LOCAL (LOC)/REPEAT (RPT) BUTTON
During radio operation, received signals are usually in stereo mode as indicated by the ST icon; however, when the signals are weak or intermittent, it may be worthwhile activating the Local (LOC) mode by pressing the LOC/RPT button (LOC appears on the display). This mode favors access to local stations whose signals are much stronger, thereby improving radio reception. Press this button again to terminate local receive mode;LOC disappears from the display panel.
bo AUDIO MUTE (MUTE)
This button is used to mute the volume from the system. By pressing the button, a MUTE indication will appear on the display panel and the volume will be muted. Pressing the MUTE button again, or pressing the Volume Control buttons or Select (SEL) button will return the volume level to the setting in use before the Mute function was activated.
bp MODE BUTTON
This button enables selection of either radio or disc play. When a CD is loaded, pressing this button will revert to radio operation; the disc icon ( ) will still be displayed, indicating a disc is still loaded in the unit. Pressing the button again will return to disc play, but the current track will start from the beginning.
bq LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL FUNCTIONS
The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panel displays the frequency, time, and all activated functions, including five bar graphs which provide a visual representation of the audio signal power level.
NOTE: It is a characteristic of LCD panels that, if subjected to cold temperatures for an extended period of time, they may take longer to illuminate than under normal conditions. In addition, the visibility of the numbers on the LCD may slightly decrease. The LCD
br DISC SLOT
With the label surface facing up, fully insert a compact disc into the slot until the load mechanism engages; LOAdCd will appear, followed immediately byCdP and the fixed disc
symbol ( ). The symbol will then become animated and play will begin from the firstTRACK (01) on the disc, accompanied by the elapsed time of track play.
NOTE: This unit is designed for play of standard 5" (12cm) Compact DiscsONLY. Do not attempt to use 3" (8cm)
bs CD PLAY/PAUSE (/) SELECTOR
During disc play, pressing this button will temporarily stop play of the disc (the disc symbol
( ) will flash on the display panel). Press the button again to resume play of the disc from the point at which it was stopped. Playback will
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continue until all tracks on the disc have been played, after which playback will automatically stop (unless the repeat mode had been selected).
bt FORWARDTRACK/SKIPSELECTOR( )
During disc play, this button is used to quickly select or skip to the beginning of a particular track in the forward direction. With each press of the button, the next higher TRACK number will be selected as shown on the display panel.
bu BACKWARD TRACK/SKIP SELECTOR ()
During disc play, this button is used to quickly select the beginning of a particular track in the backward direction. With each press of the button, the next lower TRACK number will be selected as shown on the display panel.
cl REPEAT PLAY SELECTOR
During disc play, pressing the LOC/RPT button will select the track repeat play mode. RPT appears on the display panel. Play of the selected track will continue to repeat until the Track Repeat function is canceled by pressing the button again or by activating the
cm INTRODUCTION (INT) SCAN SELECT
During disc play, press the MONO/INT button to sample or scan the introduction, or first 10 seconds, of each track on the disc. INT appears on the display, and each track is played in order. By using this option, you can quickly choose the track(s) on the disc that you prefer. When the desired track is recognized, press the MONO/INT button again to cancel the INT mode, or activate the Repeat or Random function so thatINT disappears from the display.
cn RANDOM (RND) SELECT
During disc play, press and hold the LOUD/ RND button for 2 seconds to play the tracks on the disc in a random or shuffled order (RND will appear on the display panel). In Random Play mode, pressing the Forward Track Select
button () will also select tracks in a random order instead of the normal progression.
Pressing the Backward Track Select button () will also select tracks in random order. The Random Play mode can be cancelled by pressing the button again for 2 seconds (RND indication will disappear from the display panel) or by activating the Track
co DISC EJECT () BUTTON
When pressed, disc play is stopped and the
disc is automatically ejected; will disappear from the display panel and the unit will revert to radio operation. If the disc is not removed from the unit, it will automatically be reloaded within 10 seconds to prevent accidental disc damage.
The icon will remain displayed to indicate a disc is still loaded in the unit.
NOTE: Always remove the disc from the unit when the disc player is not to be used for an extended period of time to prevent accidental disc
damage and to preserve disc life.
cp TIME/FREQUENCY SELECTOR (T/F)
This unit can display either the clock time or radio frequency/CD player functions. Ordinarily, the radio frequency or CD player track indication is displayed, but the display can also show the time when this button is pressed. The time will then be displayed for approximately 5 seconds after which it will return to the radio or CD player function display.
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