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To prevent injury or fire, take the
· When extending the ignition, battery, or
ground wires, make sure to use automotive-
grade wires or other wires with a 0.75mm2
(AWG18) or more to prevent wire
deterioration and damage to the wire
·To prevent a short circuit, never put or leave
any metallic objects (such as coins or metal
tools) inside the unit.
· If the unit starts to emit smoke or strange
smells, turn off the power immediately and
consult your Kenwood dealer.
To prevent damage to the unit, take
the following precautions:
· Make sure to ground the unit to a negative
12V DC power supply.
· Do not open the top or bottom covers of the
· 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.
· 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
·To prevent a short circuit when replacing a
fuse, first disconnect the wiring harness.
· Do not use your own screws. Use only the
screws provided. If you use the wrong
screws, you could damage the unit.
· If you experience problems during
installation, consult your Kenwood dealer.
· The illustrations of the display and the panel
appearing in this manual are examples used
to explain more clearly how the controls are
used. Therefore, what appears on the display
in the illustrations may differ from what
appears on the display on the actual
equipment, and some of the illustrations on
the display may represent something
impossible in actual operation.
The marking of products using lasers
(Except for some areas)
The label is attached to the chassis/case and
says that the component uses laser beams
that have been classified as Class 1. It
means that the unit is utilizing laser beams
that are of a weaker class. There is no
danger of hazardous radiation outside the
You can enjoy a DVD with this unit alone when
connecting it to an external monitor or audio
Also, you can operate this unit connected to a
center unit made by Kenwood to output
A Kenwood-made center unit that can be
connected to this unit is called "Center Unit".
About a center unit that can be
connected to this unit:
If a center unit (such as CD receivers) has
capability for "N" of <"O-N" switch>, this unit
can be connected to this unit.
According to the operating instructions of a
center unit, the setting of <"O-N" switch> is
"N". This unit is, however, exclusive to "N".
Therefore, <"O-N" switch> is unnecessary.
If using a separate CD/MD changer switching
unit "KCA-S210A", AUX audio input is enabled
also on a disc changer control equipped center
unit not compatible with "N". In this case, this
unit cannot be operated on the center unit.
For connections to this unit, refer to "When
your car audio has RCA input" (page 32).
For details of connection, refer to the
operating instructions attached to KCA-S210A.
The functions available and/or information
displayable may depend on types of units to
which you connect.