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To prevent injury and/or fire, take the
· Insert the unit all the way until it is fully
locked in place. Otherwise it may fly out of
place during collisions and other jolts.
· When extending the ignition, battery or
ground cables, make sure to use automotive-
grade cables or other cables with an area of
0.75mm2 (AWG18) or more to prevent cable
deterioration and damage to the cable coat-
· To prevent short circuits, never put or leave
any metallic objects (e.g., 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.
· Be careful not to drop the unit or subject it to
The unit may break or crack because it con-
tains glass parts.
· Do not touch the liquid crystal fluid if the LCD
is damaged or broken due to shock. The liq-
uid crystal fluid may be dangerous to your
health or even fatal.
If the liquid crystal fluid from the LCD con-
tacts your body or clothing, wash it off with
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 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.
· Do not set the removed faceplate or the face-
plate case in areas exposed to direct sunlight,
excessive heat or humidity. Also avoid places
with too much dust or the possibility of water
· Do not subject the faceplate to excessive
shock, as it is a piece of precision equipment.
· To prevent deterioration, do not touch the
terminals of the unit or faceplate with your
· 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 mal-
· To prevent short circuits when replacing a
fuse, first disconnect the wiring harness.
· During installation, do not use any screws
except for the ones provided. The use of
improper screws might result in damage to
the main unit.
· If you experience problems during installa-
tion, consult your Kenwood dealer.
· If the unit does not seem to be working right,
try pressing the reset button first. If that does
not solve the problem, consult your Kenwood
Cleaning the Unit
If the front panel gets dirty, turn off the
power and wipe the panel with a dry silicon
cloth or soft cloth.
Do not wipe the panel with a stiff cloth or a
cloth dampened by volatile solvents such as
paint thinner and alcohol. They can scratch
the surface of the panel and/or cause the
indicator letters to peel off.
Cleaning the Faceplate Terminals
If the terminals on the unit or faceplate get
dirty, wipe them with a dry, soft cloth.