Audiovox ACD-16 User Manual
OWNER'S MANUAL MANUEL D'UTILISATION MANUAL DEL USUARIO
DETACHABLE FRONT PANEL, AM/FM/MPX RADIO WITH COMPACT DISC
PLAYER, CD CHANGER CONTROLS
AND QUARTZ CLOCK
AUTORADIO AM/FM/MPX AVEC FAÇADE AMOVIBLE, DOTÉ D'UN LECTEUR DE DISQUES COMPACTS, DE COMMANDES DE CHANGEUR DE CD ET D'UNE MONTRE À QUARTZ
PANEL DELANTERO DESMONTABLE CON
RADIO AM/FM/MPX, CON REPRODUCTOR Y CAMBIADOR
DE DISCOS COMPACTOS Y RELOJ DE CUARZO
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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. 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
NOTE: Adjust AM antenna trimmerNOW. Refer to label on right side of chassis for adjustment instructions.
Once proper operation is achieved, turn off the ignition switch and proceed with final mounting of the chassis.
5. Carefully slide the radio into the mounting sleeve making sure it is
the spring clips lock it into place.
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.
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.
LONGER SCREWS MAY TOUCH AND DAMAGE COMPONENTS INSIDE THE CHASSIS.
14. 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
FASTEN THIS END TO SCREW
STUD ON REAR OF CHASSIS
EXISTING DASH OPENING
FILE EDGES TO FIT IF NECESSARY - DO NOT OVERFILE
NOTE: IF DASH IS SOLID, USE REAR SIDE (WITHOUT THE LIP) OF MOUNTING SLEEVE AS A TEMPLATE & CUT OPENING
BEND TOP TABS UPWARD
FASTEN THIS END TO SECURE
PART OF DASHBOARD.
DRILL HOLE IF NECESSARY.
NOTE: PLASTIC FRAME MUST BE REMOVED
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
M5 x 6
M5 x 6
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REFER TO PAGE 4 FOR SPEAKER WIRING
BLUE (0.5 AMP FUSE)
THE BLUE WIRE CAN BE USED
TO REMOTELY ACTIVATE AN
AUTOMATIC ANTENNA OR AN
EXTERNAL AMPLIFIER (SEE
ANTENNA OR AMPLIFIER
ANTENNA SOCKET ON REAR OF RADIO
RED (0.5 AMP FUSE)
METAL PART OF DASH CAR BATTERY (DRILL HOLE IF
YELLOW (5 AMP FUSE)
THIS WIRE MUST BE CONNECTED AS SHOWN OR RADIO WILL NOT OPERATE PROPERLY
SEE PAGE 4 FOR
POSITIVE (+) TERMINAL 12 VOLT BATTERY
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REFER TO PAGE 3
l THE AMPLIFIERS IN THIS RADIO ARE ONLY DESIGNED FOR USE WITH 4 SPEAKERS.
FOR RADIO WIRING
l NEVER COMBINE (BRIDGE) OUTPUTS FOR USE WITH 2 SPEAKERS.
lNEVER GROUND NEGATIVE SPEAKER LEADS TO CHASSIS GROUND.
lFAILURE TO WIRE EXACTLY AS SHOWN BELOW MAY CAUSE ELECTRICAL
CHECK WITH YOUR RAMPAGE/AUDIOVOX CAR
STEREO SPECIALIST OR CALL
RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MODELS THAT WILL
WORK WITH YOUR RADIO.
FOR USE WITH
LEFT FRONT SPEAKER
WHITE w/BLACK STRIPE
GREEN w/BLACK STRIPE
SEE PAGE 3 FOR
RIGHT FRONT SPEAKER
GRAY w/BLACK STRIPE
VIOLET w/BLACK STRIPE
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 7:00pm Eastern
9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern
LEFT REAR SPEAKER
RIGHT REAR SPEAKER
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Pressthisbutton to turn the unit on or off. The unit will also turn on automatically when a compactdisc is inserted if the ignition switch is “on”.
2 VOLUME/LEVEL CONTROL
(VOL / VOL)
To increase the volume level, press the volume up side of the control. The volume will increase and the level will be shown on the display panel from a minimum of VOL 0 to a maximum ofVOL 63. To decrease the volume level, press the volume down side of the control. The displaywillautomatically return to the normal indication 5 seconds after the last volume adjustment or when another function is activated. This control is also used in conjunction with the Select button3 to
5 adjust the bass, treble, balance and fader
levels as described in 4, 5, 6 and7.
3 SELECT BUTTON (SEL)
This button is used to select the audio function (volume, bass, treble, balance, or fade) to be adjusted using the Level control 2. Pressing the Select button once will set the unit for volume adjustment. It is recommended that the volume level control2 be used. Pressing the Select button twice will set the unit for bass adjustment (BAS will appear on the display panel). Pressing the button additional times will select treble adjustment (TRE on the display), balance (BAL), or fader (FAd). The display will automatically return to the normal indication 5 seconds after the last adjustment or when another function is activated.
4 BASS CONTROL
To adjust the bass level, first select the
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Bass mode by pressing the Select button 3 so theBAS indication appears on the display panel. Within 5 seconds of choosing the Bass mode, press the down side of the Level control2 to decrease the bass response or press the up side to increase it as desired. The level will be shown on the display panel from a minimumBAS
5 TREBLE CONTROL
To adjust the treble level, first select the Treble mode by pressing the Select button 3 so theTRE indication appears on the display panel. Within 5 seconds of choosing the Treble mode, press the down side of the Level control2to decrease the treble response or press the up side to increase it as desired. The level will be shown on the display panel from a minimumTRE
6 LEFT/RIGHT BALANCE CONTROL
To adjust the
balancepositionwillbeshownonthedisplay panel from BAL 10 (full left) toBAr 10 (full right). When the volume level between the left and right speakers is equal,BAL 0 will be shown on the display panel. The display will automatically return to the normal indication 5 seconds after the last adjustment or when another function is activated.
7 FRONT/REAR FADER CONTROL
To adjust the
8 TRACK SELECT (TRACK/
The Track Select functions are used to quickly access the beginning of a particular track during CD player and CD changer operation. Each time the Forward Track Select (TRACK ) side of the button is pressed, the next higher track number will be selected as shown on the display panel. Similarly, each time the Backward Track Select (TRACK ) side of the button is
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pressed, the next lower track number will be selected as shown on the display panel.
9 DISC SELECT (CDCD+)
During CD changer operation, this button is used to select the desired disc play. To advance to a higher number disc, press the CD+ button. To decrement to a lower number disc, press theCD- button. The number of the disc in play will be shown on the display panel.
blCD PLAY/PAUSE SELECTOR ()
During CD player and CD changer operation, pressing this button will temporarily stop play of the disc (the indication will flash on the display panel). Press the button again to resume play of the disc from the point at which it was stopped.
bm AUDIO MUTE SELECTOR (MUTE)
Press this button to mute the volume from the unit (MUTE will appear on the display panel). Pressing the button again or adjusting the Volume control2will return to the volume level setting in use before the Mute function was activated.
bnLIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL
The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panel displays the frequency and activated functions.
NOTE: It is a characteristic of LCD panels that,ifsubjectedtocoldtemperatures for an extended period of time, they may take longer to illuminate than under normal conditions. In addition,thevisibilityofthenumbers on the LCD may slightly decrease.
bo DISC SLOT
With the label surface facing up, fully insert a compact disc into the slot until the
NOTE:This unit is designed for play of standard 5" (12cm) Compact DiscsONLY. Do not attempt to use 3" (8cm)
bp DISC EJECT (EJ)
Disc play is stopped and the disc is ejected by pressing this button (EJCd will appear on the display panel). Remove the disc and insert another disc into the unit tobeginplay of the new disc or press the Function Mode Selectorcmto choose radio or CD changer mode operation. Discs will be ejected when the button is pressed and the ignition switch is on.
Radio or CD changer operation will automatically resume depending on which mode was in operation prior to disc play. If the disc is not removed from the unit within 10 seconds of being ejected, it will automatically be
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prevent it from being accidentally damaged (will appear on the display panel to indicate that a disc is loaded in the player). Play of the disc can be resumed by using the Function Mode Selectorcm to choose CD player function.
NOTE: To prevent an ejected disc from accidentallybeingdamaged,always remove the disc from the unit. Do not leave the disc extending from the disc slot.
bqFRONT PANEL RELEASE BUTTON
This button is used to release the mechanism
that holds the front panel to the chassis. To detach the front panel, press the button so that the panel releases form the chassis. Grasp the panel at the middle and pull it off of the chassis.
NOTES ON USE OF FRONT PANEL
1.Make sure the front panel is right-
2.Do not press very hard on the front panel when attaching it to the chassis. No more than light to moderate pressure should be needed.
3.When attaching the front panel, make sure it is centered in the chassis frame and is pressed straight into position.
4.When taking the front panel with you, please use the supplied carrying case to protect the panel from dirt and damage. Make sure there is no dust or dirt on the electrical terminals on the back of the panel as this could cause intermittent operation or other malfunctions.
Located on the chassis behind the front panel, a
1.Upon initial installation after all wiring is completed.
2.If there is a malfunction of any of the switches on the unit, pressing the
bt MANUAL TUNING CONTROL
Turn this knob clockwise to tune upward in frequency on the band in use, counterclockwise to tune downward in frequency. The frequency to which you are tuned will be shown in digital form on the display panel. When tuning in a station, always adjust
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the control so that the correct broadcast frequency is shown on the display and adjust the control so that you are receiving a clear signal. If the radio is tuned offfrequency, you could experience distorted audio, noise and other reception problems.
bu AM/FM BAND SELECTOR (BAND)
Each time this button is pressed, the radio band is changed. The indication AM orFM will appear on the display panel according to your selection.
cl LEVEL METER
This display consists of two bar segments which indicate the level of the audio signal. The number of segments present in each bar corresponds to the audio signal level (more segments equals a stronger signal). During CD Player and CD Changer operation, the display provides an indication of the audio signal level present on the CD.
cm FUNCTION SELECTOR (MODE)
This button is used to select the playback mode (radio, CD Player or optional CD Changer). With each press of the button, a different playback mode will be selected as indicated on the front panel display.
Radio (FM or AM on display) [ CD Disc Player (CdP on display) [ CD Changer (CdC on display).
During CD Player operation, the button may be used to change to radio or CD changer without ejecting the disc.
cn TIME/FREQUENCY SELECTOR (T/F)
During operation, press this button to call the time display on the incorporated quartz
clock. The display will return to the radio frequency indication after 5 seconds.
During CD player andCDchangeroperation, the first press of the button will call the time display. In either case, the display will return to the disc indication after 5 seconds.
During radio operation, pressing this button selects the local setting for the reception of strong signals. The LOC indication will appear on the display panel. Pressing the button again will deactivate the function. DuringCD PlayerandCDChangeroperation, pressing the button will continously repeat the current disc track. TheRPT indication will appear in the display panel. Pressing the button again wil deactivate this function.
cp LOUD/RANDOM CONTROL
During radio or CD operation when listening to music at low volume levels this feature will boost bass and treble ranges to compensate for the characteristics of human hearing. Press the button momentarily to activate this feature and the indication LOUD will appear on the display panel. Pressing the button again momentarily will deactivate the feature (theLOUD indication will disappear from the display panel). During CD Player and CD Changer operation, pressing and holding this button for several seconds will cause theCdP and CD Changer to play disc tracks in random order. The indicationRND will appear on the display panel. Pressing and holding the button again for several seconds will deactivate this function.
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