OWNER’S MANUAL
PLCD32
PLL SYNTHESIZER STEREO RADIO WITH
COMPACT DISC PLAYER DIGITAL
INSTALLATION
Notes:
• Choose the mounting location where the unit will not interfere with the normal
driving function of the driver.
• Before finally installing the unit, connect the wiring temporarily and make sure it is
all connected up properly and the unit and the system work properly.
• Use only the parts included with the unit to ensure proper installation. The use of
unauthorized parts can cause malfunctions.
• Consult with your nearest dealer if installation requires the drilling of holes or other
modifications of the vehicle.
• Install the unit where it does not get in the driver’s way and cannot injure the
passenger if there is a sudden stop, like an emergency stop.
• If installation angle exceeds 30˚ from horizontal, the unit might not give its optimum
performance.
30˚
• Avoid installing the unit where it would be subject to high temperature, such as from
direct sunlight, or from hot air, from the heater, or where it would be subject to dust,
dirt or excessive vibration.
DIN FRONT/REAR-MOUNT
This unit can be properly installed either from “Front” (conventional DIN Front-mount)
or “Rear” (DIN Rear-mount installation, utilizing threaded screw holes at the sides of
the unit chassis). For details, refer to the following illustrated installation methods.
DIN FRONT-MOUNT (Method A)
Installation the unit
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2
1. Dashboard
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3
(Fig. 1)
2. Holder
After inserting the holder into the
dashboard, select the appropriate tab
according to the thickness of the
dashboard material and bend them
inwards to secure the holder in place.
3. Screw
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1. Dashboard
1
2. Nut (5mm)
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3. Spring washer
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4
2
4. Screw (5 x 25mm)
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5. Screw
3
6. Strap
Be sure to use the strap to secure the
back of the unit in place. The strap can
be bent by hand to the desired angle.
(Fig. 2)
7. Plain washer
Removing the unit
1. Frame
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2. Insert fingers into the groove in the front
of frame and pull out to remove the
frame. (When reattaching the frame,
point the side with a groove downwards
and attach it.)
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3
3. Lever
Insert the levers supplied with the unit
into the grooves at both sides of the unit
as shown in figure until they click.
Pulling the levers makes it possible to
remove the unit from the dashboard.
DIN REAR-MOUNT (Method B)
Installation using the screw holes on the sides of the unit.
Fastening the unit to the factory radio
mounting bracket.
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2
4
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3
1. Select a position where the screw holes
of the bracket and the screw holes of
the main unit become aligned (are fitted),
and tighten the screws at 2 places on
each side.
Use either truss screws (5 x 5mm) or
flush surface screws (4 x 5mm),
depending on the shape of the screw
holes in the bracket.
2. Screw
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3. Factory radio mounting bracket
4. Dashboard or Console
5. Hook (Remove this part)
Note: The mounting box, outer trim ring,
and half-sleeve are not used for method B
installation.
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HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE FRONT PANEL
1. Press the release button and pull-off the front panel.
Keep front panel into the case.
2. To install the front panel, insert the panel into the housing and make sure the panel
is properly installed, otherwise, abnormalities occurs on the display or some keys
will not function properly.
REMOVING THE FRONT PANEL
Front Panel
Release Button
INSTALLING THE FRONT PANEL
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WIRING CONNECTION
MAIN UNIT
ANTENNA CONNECTOR
IGNITION RED
SWITCH (B+)
(GREY)
RCA CABLE
MEMORY YELLOW
BACK-UP
BLACK
GROUND (B–)
POWER
ANTENNA
2-SPEAKERS SYSTEM
WHITE
Rch RED
Lch WHITE
BLUE
4-SPEAKERS SYSTEM
FRONT
Lch SPK.
4-SPEAKERS SYSTEM
WHITE
GREY
WHITE/BLACK
GREY/BLACK
2-SPEAKERS SYSTEM
GREY
FRONT
Rch SPK.
Lch
SPK.
Rch
SPK.
GREEN/BLACK
REAR
Lch SPK.
GREEN
VIOLET
GREEN/BLACK
VIOLET/BLACK
REAR
Rch SPK.
VIOLET/BLACK
Note:
1. For 2-speakers system, green, violet, white/black and grey/black wire leads are
unconnected and isolated.
2. For 2-speakers system, keep the fader indicator at center position to maintain the
existing volume level.
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OPERATION
7 17 2
1
16 18 13 20
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21
5
8
22 14 23
12
10
11
4
19 15 6
9
24
25
GENERAL OPERATION
• ON/OFF
Switch on the unit by pressing any button [except button (4) and RELEASE button
(7)]. When system is on, press button (9) to turn off the unit.
• FACEPLATE RELEASE
Press RELEASE button (7) to detach the removable faceplate.
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• SOUND ADJUSTMENT
Press SEL button (10) to select the desired adjustment mode.
The adjustment mode will change in the following order:
Volume
Bass
Treble
By pressing VOL button (11) or VOL
desired sound quality.
Balance
Fader
button (12), it is possible to adjust the
• LOUDNESS
Press BND/LOU button (13) for several seconds to reinforce the bass output and
display will show “LOUD”. Press it for several seconds again to release this
function.
• SET THE CLOCK
Holding down the DSP button (15) until the clock is shown on the LCD display and
flashed. Then press the TUNE/SEEK/TRACK
button (17) to change hours or
TUNE/SEEK/TRACK
button (16) to change minutes.
• SELECT MODE
Press MOD button (6) to choose desired listening mode.
(e.g. radio mode to CD mode)
• MUTE
Press MUT button (3) to silence the receiver. Press it again to resume listening.
• LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY
Exhibit current frequency and activated functions on the display (8).
• EQUALIZATION
Press EQ button (19) to turn on equalization function and to select desired audio
mode. There are five kinds of mode as below:
FLAT
CLASSICS
POP M
ROCK M
DSP OFF
• FLASHING LED
If the front panel does not install in the unit, the LED (24) will be flashing.
• RESET
RESET button (25) must be activated with either a ball point pen or thin metal
object. RESET button (25) is to be activated for the following reasons:
- Initial installation of the unit when all wiring is completed.
- All the function buttons do not operate.
- Error symbol on the display.
Note: If press RESET button (25), the unit can’t work yet, please use a cotton swab
soaked in isopropyl alcohol to clean the socket on the back of the front panel.
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RADIO OPERATION
• BAND SELECTION
At tuner mode, press BND/LOU button (13) shortly to select the desired band.
The reception band will change in the following order:
FM1
FM2
FM3
AM
• STATION SELECTION
Press TUNE/SEEK/TRACK
button (16) or TUNE/SEEK/TRACK
button
(17) shortly to activate automatic seek function. Press for several seconds until
“MANUAL” appeared on the display, the manual tuning mode is selected. If both
buttons have not pressed for several seconds, they will retune to seek tuning mode
and “AUTO” appeared on the display.
• LOCAL/DISTANCE
Press LOC button (2) to select between local and distant stations.
Local setting for reception of strong station, and a distant setting for reception of
weaker stations. This function is effect during AUTO SEEK operation.
• AUTOMATICALLY MEMORY STORING & PROGRAM SCANNING
- Automatically Memory Storing
Press AMS button (18) for several seconds, the radio searches from the current
frequency and checks the signal strength until one cycle search is finished.
And then 6 strongest stations are stored into the corresponding preset number
button.
- Program Scanning
Press AMS button (18) shortly to scan preset station. When the field strength
level is more than the threshold level of stop level, the radio is holding at that
preset number for several seconds with releasing mute, then searches again.
• STATION STORING
Press any one of the preset buttons (14) (M1 to M6) to select a station which had
been stored in the memory. Press this button for several seconds, current station
is stored into the number button.
• MONO/STEREO
Press MON button (1) to select mono or stereo mode. You can sometimes improve
reception of distant stations by selection mono operation.
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CD OPERATION
• SELECT TRACKS
Press TUNE/SEEK/TRACK
button (16) or TUNE/SEEK/TRACK
button
(17) to move to the previous track or the following track. Track number shows on
display.
Hold TUNE/SEEK/TRACK
button (16) or TUNE/SEEK/TRACK
button
(17) to fast reverse or fast forward. CD play starts from when you release the button.
• PAUSE PLAYING
Press PAU button (20) to pause CD player. Press it again to resume play.
• REPEAT THE SAME TRACK
Press RPT button (22) to continuously repeat the same track. Press again to stop
repeat.
• PREVIEW ALL TRACKS
Press SCN button (21) to play first several seconds of each track on the current
disc. Press again to stop intro and listen to track.
• PLAY ALL TRACKS IN RANDOM
Press SHF button (23) to play all tracks on CD in random order. Press again to
cancel the function.
• EJECT
Press button (4) to stop CD playing and eject the disc from the disc slot (5).
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SPECIFICATION
GENERAL
Power Supply Requirements
Chassis Dimensions
Tone Controls
- Bass (at 100 Hz)
- Treble (at 10 KHz)
Maximum Output Power
Current Drain
: DC 12 Volts, Negative Ground
: 178 (W) x 165 (D) x 50 (H)
:
:
:
:
+ 10 dB / – 10 dB
+ 10 dB / – 10 dB
40W x 4 (ch)
5 Ampere (max.)
CD PLAYER
Signal to Noise Ratio
Channel Separation
Frequency Response
: More than 60 dB
: More than 60 dB
: 20 Hz - 20 KHz
RADIO
FM
87.5 to 107.9 MHz
10.7 MHz
3 µV
> 30 dB
Frequency Coverage
IF
Sensitivity (S/N = 30 dB)
Stereo Separation
:
:
:
:
Frequency Coverage
IF
Sensitivity (S/N = 20 dB)
AM
: 530 to 1710 KHz
: 450 KHz
: 32 dBu
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Before going through the check list, check wiring connection. If any of the problems
persist after check list has been made, consult your nearest service dealer.
Symptom
No power.
Disc cannot be
loaded or ejected.
Cause
Solution
The car ignition switch is
not on.
If the power supply is properly
connected to the car accessory
circuits, but the engine is not
moving, switch the ignition key
to “ACC”.
The fuse is blown.
Replace the fuse.
Presence of CD disc inside
the player.
Remove the disc in the player,
then put a new one.
Inserting the disc in reverse Insert the compact disc with
direction.
the label facing upward.
No sound.
Sound skips.
Compact disc is extremely
dirty or defective disc.
Clean the disc or try to play a
new one.
Temperature inside the car
is too high.
Cool off or until the ambient
temperature return to normal.
Condensation.
Leave the player off for an hour
or so, then try again.
Volume is in minimum.
Adjust volume to a desired level.
Wiring is not properly
connected.
Check wiring connection.
The installation angle is
more than 30 degrees.
Adjust the installation angle less
than 30 degrees.
The disc is extremely dirty
or defective disc.
Clean the compact disc, then
try to play a new one.
The operation keys The built-in microcomputer
do not work.
is not operating properly
due to noise.
Press the RESET button.
Front panel is not properly fixed
into its place.
The radio does not
work. The radio
station automatic
selection does not
work.
The antenna cable is not
connected.
Insert the antenna cable firmly.
The signals are too weak.
Select a station manually.
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