Kenwood KDC-MP142 Car Video System User Manual

Accessories/ Installation Procedure
Installation Procedure
1. To prevent a short circuit, remove the key from the
ignition and disconnect the - battery.
2. Make the proper input and output wire
connections for each unit.
3. Connect the speaker wires of the wiring harness.
4. Connect the wiring harness wires in the following
order: ground, battery, ignition.
5. Connect the wiring harness connector to the unit.
6. Install the unit in your car.
7. Reconnect the - battery.
8. Press the reset button.
If you connect the ignition wire (red) and the battery wire
(yellow) to the car chassis (ground), you may cause a short
circuit, that in turn may start a fire. Always connect those
wires to the power source running through the fuse box.
• Mounting and wiring this product requires skills and
experience. For safety’s sake, leave the mounting and wiring
work to professionals.
• Make sure to ground the unit to a negative 12V DC power
• 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 use your own screws. Use only the screws provided.
If you use the wrong screws, you could damage the unit.
• If the power is not turned ON (“PROTECT” is displayed),
the speaker wire may have a short-circuit or touched the
chassis of the vehicle and the protection function may
have been activated. Therefore, the speaker wire should be
• If your car’s ignition does not have an ACC position, connect
the ignition wires to a power source that can be turned on
and off with the ignition key. If you connect the ignition
wire to a power source with a constant voltage supply, as
with battery wires, the battery may die.
• If the console has a lid, make sure to install the unit so that
the faceplate will not hit the lid when closing and opening.
• If the fuse blows, first make sure the wires aren’t touching
to cause a short circuit, then replace the old fuse with one
with the same rating.
• Insulate unconnected wires with vinyl tape or other similar
material. To prevent a short circuit, do not remove the caps
on the ends of the unconnected wires or the terminals.
• Connect the speaker wires correctly to the terminals to
which they correspond. The unit may be damaged or fail to
work if you share the - wires or ground them to any metal
part in the car.
• When only two speakers are being connected to the
system, connect the connectors either to both the front
output terminals or to both the rear output terminals (do
not mix front and rear). For example, if you connect the +
connector of the left speaker to a front output terminal, do
not connect the - connector to a rear output terminal.
• After the unit is installed, check whether the brake lamps,
blinkers, wipers, etc. on the car are working properly.
• Mount the unit so that the mounting angle is 30° or less.
About CD players/disc changers connected
to this unit
If the CD player/ disc changer has the “O-N” switch, set
it to the “N” position.
The functions you can use and the information that
can be displayed may differ depending on the models
being connected.