Kenwood KDC-205 Car Stereo System User Manual

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The use of any accessories except for those provided might result in
damage to the unit. Make sure only to use the accessories shipped with
the unit, as shown above.
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.
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.
Installation Procedure
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