Audiovox Mini Installation guide

UNIVERSAL RDS USB
Installation Guide/User manual
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Copyrights and Trademarks
Copyright 2012 Audiovox Electronics Corporation
The Audiovox and Audiovox Driven by DICE Electronics logos are trademarks of
Audiovox Electronics Corporation
iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple, Inc.
All Trademarks and Logos are the property of their respective owners.
All rights reserved.
Printed in the U.S.A.
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Table of Contents
Warning and safety ..........................................................4
Sirius Connect operation ..............................................17
Product registration .........................................................5
Internet Radio App .........................................................18
Universal RDS USB kit contents ......................................6
Auxiliary audio source ...................................................22
Frequency configuration settings .....................................6
Troubleshooting .............................................................23
Compatible iPod & iPhone Models ..................................7
Firmware update...........................................................26
Note to Installers ..............................................................8
Warranty ........................................................................27
TM
Connection diagram .........................................................9
Installation ......................................................................10
Charging .........................................................................11
Basic operation ..............................................................11
Text display on typical car radios ...................................12
Optional wireless remote function for iPod/App ............13
Optional wireless remote function for USB flash drive ...14
Notes on USB memory source .......................................15
Optional wireless remote function for SIRIUS ................16
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Warning and safety!
Please read these instructions carefully before proceeding. Failure to follow instructions may result in
improper operation or injury. Neither Audiovox Electronics Corporation nor Apple Inc., its regional offices,
distributors or resellers take any responsibility for any damage or injury as a result of using the integration kit.
- Do not open, disassemble or alter the interface in any way.
- Do not insert anything into the casing.
- Do not cut or try to alter cables in any way and always use the correct connections.
- Only operate unit when stationary or ask passengers to operate it for you.
- Do not allow the Apple iPod/iPhone to distract you from driving.
- Exercise good judgement and keep your eyes on the road at all times.
- Do not expose unit to extreme temperatures, humidity or shock.
- Keep the unit and iPod/iPhone away from fluids.
- Keep away from children! - Interface components may contain small parts, can be broken or disassembled
and components may become loose from vibration and heat. Small components and packaging materials
may be a choking hazard when handled by children.
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Congratulations on your purchase!
Thank you for purchasing this integration kit. Please review this booklet before operating the unit. This
interface was designed and manufactured to seamlessly integrate with your vehicle’s factory audio system.
Product registration
We recommend registering your Audiovox product so you can receive news about important firmware updates
and have unlimited access to our online support system.
To register your Audiovox product, please complete the following steps:
1. Visit http://www.audiovoxproducts.com
2. Look up and save the serial number of the product.
3. Complete the product registration form.
4. Submit the form.
5. Save the registration sheet in a safe place for future reference.
If you are unable to complete the registration via internet, please call Audiovox at 1-800-645-4994.
Prior to installation make sure the module’s firmware is up to date to ensure compatibility
with the latest features and enhancements. Please refer to page 26 to update firmware.
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Universal RDS USB kit contents
UNIVERSAL RDS USB
Universal RDS
USB module
user manual
pro-install power
USB
cable
extension
IR Receiver &
Remote
AUX connector
(optional)
Frequency configuration settings
ON/OFF Switch Positions
OFF
Module
ON
12
FM (MHz)
88.7
93.3
97.5
107.7
Dip switch 1
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
Dip switch 2
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
frequency selector
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Supported iPod models and firmware version requirements
Model
Firmware / OS Version
Model
Firmware / OS Version
1G nano
1.3.1
160 GB classic
2.0.4
iPod 5G
1.3
5G nano
1.0.2
2G nano
1.1.3
3G touch
iOS 5
iPod classic
1.1.2
iPhone 4
iOS 5
3G nano
1.1.3
iPhone 4S
iOS 5
iPod touch
iOS 3.1.3
4G touch
iOS 5
iPhone
iOS 3.1.3
6G nano
1.2
iPhone 3G
iOS 4.2.1
4G nano
1.0.4
120 GB classic
2.0.1
2G touch
iOS 4.2.1
iPhone 3GS
iOS 5
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Attention installer! Please read the following!
Audiovox strongly recommends that the unit be installed in an easily accessible place!
DO NOT PLACE IT BEHIND THE RADIO AND DO NOT HIDE UNDER CARPET!
Whether the unit is professionally or self installed, put the module where you, the end user can get to it easily
in the future. (Have the installer show you where the box is.)
Installing the Universal RDS module behind the radio will make it difficult to:
-Add possible future upgrades, changing software, adding new features, improving operation;
-Access the AUX input on the module to attach any audio device;
-Access the DIP switches located on the module;
-Remove the unit in case of failure.
MAKE SURE THAT THE MODULE IS IN AN ACCESSIBLE PLACE!
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Connection Diagram
iPod
antenna
out
wireless remote
antenna
in
3
T
2
1
4
SOURCE
IST
PLAYL
ARTIS
5
ALBUM
6
USB flash
drives
module(front)
MENU
or
MENU
IR receiver
USB/dock cable
SIRIUS SAT radio tuner
(SC-C1, not included)
module(back)
SC-C1 cable
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USB
upgrade port
+12
ground
(yellow) (black)
ignition
(red)
power cable
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Installation
1. Verify compatibility, certain radios require
antenna adapter(s), not included in the kit.
2. Disconnect battery
3. Remove radio from car
5. Test for 12V costant, 12V switched, and ground sources.
Splice into with leads from power cable.
6. Route kit to glovebox or other accessible location.
7. Connect battery & test*
8. Complete install by re-installing radio
4. Install Universal RDS USB cable. Plug the
factory radio antenna to the receptacle on
the module.
9. Save frequency to a preferred preset on the radio if
desired.
*Warning: Do NOT connect any mini-din and iPod cable used on other Audiovox
products to the mini-din port. Failure to follow this will cause permanent damage
to the unit/iPod!
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Charging
The interface automatically charges the battery of the iPod when
connected and your vehicle ignition key is in the ACC/ON position.
Charging may be shown by an
icon that appears on the upper
right corner of the iPod screen.
May vary by model.
Basic operation
1. Power on the radio and select the FM source to tune to the preset station set by the configuration
switches (see page 6).
2. Tune the radio to the channel that is set by the frequency selector.
3. Connect the USB flash drive or iPod via docking cable to the Universal RDS USB module.
4. Use wireless remote to control devices, or control desired music on your iPod/iPhone.
5. To listen to radio stations either disconnect your iPod/iPhone, or press the Source button on the optional
wireless remote controller.
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Text display on typical car radios
AM
FM 88.7 * Song * Artist
+
1
Radio
source
2
3
Radio tuned
to frequency
as selected on
page 6
4
5
6
RDS
--
FM
TEXT
m
Some radios
feature a text/
info button
for additional
station info.
RDS text display
available on RDS
capable radios
Image is for illustration purposes only. Please review your vehicle radio’s documentation
for specific details on how to operate it and for details on RDS technology.
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Wireless remote function for iPod/App
Toggle the audio sources between iPod/
USB, SIRIUS/AUX and FM
iPod: Shuffle SONG (within a PLAYLIST/
FOLDER) / Shuffle ALBUM / Shuffle off
Play / Pause
iPod: Repeat one / Repeat all / Repeat
off
iPod: Next Track
App: Next station/song (App dependant)
3
iPod: Previous Track
App: Prev station/song (App dependant)
6
1
iPod: Skip to the next PLAYLIST
4
iPod: Skip to the previous PLAYLIST
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iPod: Skip to the next ALBUM
iPod: Skip to the previous ALBUM
*Next / Previous ARTIST function is currently not supported.
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Wireless remote function for USB flash drive
MENU
Toggle the audio sources between iPod/
USB, SIRIUS/AUX and FM
SOURCE
Shuffle SONG (within the flash drive) /
Shuffle FOLDER /Shuffle off
Play / Pause
Repeat one / Repeat all / Repeat
FOLDER
Next Track
Previous Track
Skip ahead 10 Tracks every 1 second
Skip back 10 Tracks every 1 second
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PLAYLIST
ARTIST
ALBUM
3
2
1
6
5
4
Skip to the next folder on the USB drive
Skip to the previous folder on the USB
drive
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Notes on USB memory source
• This unit will recognize the first 8 levels of folders, with up to 200 accessible folders within each folder. Only the first 1000
files will be read in each folder, the rest will be ignored.
• Songs play in the order they were added to the flash drive.
• USB device must be in FAT16/32 format and contain supported MP3, WMA or AAC content.
FAT16/32
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MP3 - WMA - AAC
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Wireless remote function for SIRIUS
Next Category
Toggle the audio sources between
iPod/USB, SIRIUS/AUX and FM.
Previous Category
Next Channel
Recall preset SIRIUS channel
Previous Channel
Note: To display SIRIUS ID, go to channel 000.
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Save the current SIRIUS channel in
the corresponding preset.
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Sirius ConnectTM operation (using wireless remote)
• Stations can be saved to PRESET 1-6 by holding the desired PRESET button, while listening to the station.
• If a Sirius Connect compatible tuner is not detected, then either a “No Tuner” vehicle message is displayed,
or the SIRIUS option will not be selectable.
• Go to Channel 000 to view the Sirius Tuner ID for activation. The 12 digit SID display format is in two halves
as SID “123456-” followed by “-789ABC”.
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Internet Radio Application Support (iPhone/iPod touch)
This kit includes support for internet radio streaming apps available on
the iTunes® Store. Thousands of stations can be streamed through data
connections. Supported apps include Livio Car Internet Radio, Pandora,
iHeart Radio and more. Supported features such as text display on screen,
and next/previous track functions will vary by app.
To learn more about each app specifically, please visit the website for the
app you need information about.
Data connection requirements (3G/4G/WiFi)
Users must have an active wireless data connection in order to stream music from an app while in the car. Data
connections including “3G” or “4G” through wireless carriers, or a third party wireless Internet access point
connected to your mobile device through WiFi will work. Because this app requires a data connection, it will only
work on connected devices such as the iPhone and iPod touch.
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Controlling Internet Radio Apps
NOTE: The following features may not be supported by all apps. For
demonstration purposes the following examples will show the features
for the Livio Car Internet Radio app.
The app must be active on the screen of the device. To do so, simply tap
the app’s icon and it will load.
Next/previous TRACK buttons execute application specific features
such as skipping stream or cycling between station presets. PRESET (16) buttons are associated with station presets when used with the Livio
Car Internet Radio application.
iPhone operating system iOS5 enabled application developers to share
the “now playing” screen information. For example, when using the
Pandora App, you will see artist, album and song information on the
radio’s screen. When using an application that doesn’t implement this
feature, or running iOS4, only the name of the application will be shown.
Please note that although iOS 4 (4.2.1) is supported on iPhone 3G and
iTouch 2nd generation, applications do not run in the background. As
such, loading the app takes longer than on devices where the app is
present in the background.
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If your listening experience is interrupted by a call, under most conditions, the app will resume playback at the
end of the call.
Music playback apps running on your iPhone are sent to background automatically when the home button of
the phone is pressed, but the music playback itself is not stopped.
To resume playback of your iPod music library, stop Livio playback by tapping on the screen below the Livio
Radio logo. An icon representing “stop” will show on the main Livio screen. Press the home button to send
the application to the background. (Other apps may need to be terminated manually. Please see next page.)
A few seconds after this, the iPod music playback application will reinitialize itself and become active again if
the iPod was locked when it was connected to the kit. (This is indicated by an Accessory Connected message
being shown when the iPod icon is tapped.)
If the iPod was in unlocked state when it was connected to the kit, press the play button on the iPod application.
Text display from the Internet Radio App
Text that scrolls across the radio’s screen is associated with the stream shown on the radio and displays current
song or station information. Stream must be playing before information on the display is updated.
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Terminate (kill) the App
If you need to terminate (kill) the app please follow the steps below:
1. Double-tap on the home button of the iPhone to bring up the list of running apps. If you don’t see the app’s
icon right away, swipe the screen left or right to locate it. Note: If you do not see such task bar but rather a
music control popup then you have an iOS device that does not support background run of apps, therefore
this section is not applicable to you.
2. Press and hold the icon of the app until a red minus icon shows.
3. Tap the red minus icon shown on top of the app.
4. This will close the app.
5. In a few seconds, the iPod music playback app should reinitialize itself and become active again. This can
be verified by going back to the list of running apps and swiping the screen until the music control section is
shown. The iPod app icon next to the music control sections shows that iPod is your audio source.
Internet Radio App settings
Many radio stations offer lower bitrates. Selecting streams with a lower bitrate will reduce data usage and
may reduce stream interruptions during the drive. For example with the Livio Car Internet Radio app, to adjust
bitrates manually, users can: Go to the Setting menu of the device, select the Livio Radio settings the change
the Maximum Bitrate Filter and set it to 64K. Other settings such as Buffer time and Reliability filter may also
help in getting a more stable connection.
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Auxiliary audio source (only with optional AUX connector)
The optional AUX cable (A-ACC-106-AUX) can be used to connect an auxiliary device, such as an MP3
player, DVD player or other audio source.
To access AUX audio source:
- Plug the mini DIN connector of the AUX adapter cable into the SIRIUS receptacle and connect the 1/8” mini
stereo jack to the sound output of your audio device.
- Access AUX mode using the wireless remote’s source button.
- All music playback is controlled through your audio device.
Note: Sirius ConnectTM is not available when using the AUX cable.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Solution
Interference, loss of refreshing RDS
text, or signal fading.
This generally can occur on radios with two FM antenna inputs. Radios with
a diversity antenna design are able to switch from one antenna input to the
other to find the strongest FM signals. Disconnecting the secondary antenna
from the radio or using a diversity antenna adapter typically resolves this
problem.
Text is not displaying on the screen of
the radio.
Text from the iPod will only display if the radio is RDS capable. Look for RDS
capability: RDS capable radios will show text in addition to the frequency
such as song information while listening to certain FM stations.
Music is distorted or sound level is too
low with iPod connected.
Make sure all EQ and BASS boost options are turned off on your iPod.
Why is the remote not controlling the
iPod?
Please make sure that the iPod dock connection is not loose. Make sure that
an iPod case is not preventing the dock connector from being fully seated.
Disconnect and reconnect the device. If iPod is not responding please try
resetting it. Check the wireless remote’s battery and IR receiver connection.
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Problem
Solution
Why does the radio display show
“EMPTY/STOP” and no music plays?
The iPod does not have playable audio files or end of a playlist is reached.
Please select a new Playlist by browsing there on the iPod or remote.
Cannot hear audio from iPod.
Check DIP switch settings and make sure that radio is tuned to selected
frequency. With the ignition OFF, disconnect Power harness from module for
a few seconds and reconnect. Reset the iPod.
Why does category read
“PRESELCTD”?
Playback of content selected on the iPod before connected to the interface
continues until new content is selected.
iPod does not charge.
Check all connections. See if iPod charges while connected to computer or
wall charger. You may need to reset the iPod.
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Problem
Solution
Text from iPod/iPhone music App
doesn’t show.
Audio stream from internet radio is routed through the Universal RDS kit, but
text information may not be available unless the applications shares the “now
playing” information with the kit.
I can’t control the iPod/iPhone/USB
drive from the radio.
Content control must be done directly on the iPod/iPhone, or via the remote
control.
Cannot hear AM/FM radio stations.
When an iPod/iPhone/USB drive is connected to the Universal RDS USB kit,
the interface cuts out the factory antenna feed to prevent interference form
strong local stations. Disconnecting the iPod/iPhone/USB drive restores the
antenna connection.
If you have the optional remote control, you can press the SOURCE button to
switch between iPod/iPhone/USB drive and factory antenna feed.
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Updating Firmware (Mac OS illustrated)
Audiovox Firmware Updater v3.0.0
Audiovox Firmware Updater v3.0.0
Audiovox
Audiovox Electronics
Audiovox Electronics,
Connect module via mini USB
Device specifications and update selection
License Agreement (click Agree to proceed)
Firmware update progress
Module updated successfully!
http://secure.audiovox.net/audiovox/register/
Product registration notification
The above screen shots are for illustration purposes only.
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12 MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
AUDIOVOX ELECTRONICS CORP. (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this product that should this product or any
part thereof, under normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship within 12 months from the date of original
purchase, such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced with reconditioned product (at the Company's option) without charge for parts and repair
labor. A game controller, if supplied, is similarly warranted for ninety (90) days.
To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product is to be delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated
bill of sale), specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the Company at the address shown below.
This Warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally generated static or noise, to correction of antenna problems, to costs incurred
for installation, removal or reinstallation of the product, or to damage to digital memory/media devices, gaming devices, discs, speakers,
accessories, or vehicle electrical systems.
This Warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the opinion of the Company, has suffered or been
damaged through alteration, improper installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident, or by removal or defacement
of the factory serial number/bar code label(s). THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS
LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY
EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. ANY ACTION
FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY MUST BE
BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 24 MONTHS FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY
BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY.
No person or representative is authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than expressed herein in
connection with the sale of this product.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage
so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Audiovox Electronics Corporation, 150 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, New York 11788
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1-800-645-4994
128-9032
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Installation notes:
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Universal RDS USB
www.audiovoxproducts.com
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