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AM/FM/Cassette Car Stereo
Please read before using this equipment.
Owner’s Manual
with Front Auxiliary Jack
and Detachable Front Panel
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ˆ Contents
Features .................................................................................................................................. 3
Installation ..............................................................................................................................
Before You Begin the Installation ......................................................................................
Preparing the Mounting Area .....................................................................................
Routing Speaker Wires ..............................................................................................
Making the Connections ....................................................................................................
Using an Adapter Harness .........................................................................................
Connecting Ground, Power, and Optional Components ............................................
Testing the Power Connections .................................................................................
Connecting an Equalizer or Booster ..........................................................................
Connecting Two Pairs of Speakers ............................................................................
Connecting One Pair of Speakers .............................................................................
Connecting the Antenna ............................................................................................
Completing the Connections ......................................................................................
Testing the Connections ....................................................................................................
Mounting the Stereo ..........................................................................................................
Removing the Stereo from the Dash .................................................................................
Using the Detachable Control Panel .................................................................................
Installing the Control Panel ........................................................................................
Removing the Control Panel ......................................................................................
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Operation .............................................................................................................................. 10
Turning the Stereo On and Off ........................................................................................ 10
Setting the Clock ............................................................................................................. 10
Adjusting the Sound/Tuning ............................................................................................ 10
Using an External Audio Component .............................................................................. 11
Radio Operation .............................................................................................................. 11
Playing the Radio ..................................................................................................... 11
Memory Tuning ........................................................................................................ 11
Using the Cassette Player ............................................................................................... 13
Playing a Cassette ................................................................................................... 13
Fast-Forward and Rewind ........................................................................................ 13
Care .......................................................................................................................................
The FCC Wants You to Know .........................................................................................
Tape Tips .........................................................................................................................
Restoring Tape Tension and Sound Quality .............................................................
Cleaning the Tape-Handling Parts ...........................................................................
Replacing the Fuses .......................................................................................................
Resetting the Stereo .......................................................................................................
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Specifications ....................................................................................................................... 15
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ˆ Features
Your RadioShack AM/FM/Cassette Car Stereo has an auto-reverse cassette deck and
an AM/FM radio with memory and seek tuning, making the stereo easy to use. The tuner's digital synthesized PLL (phase-locked
loop) circuitry gives you precise tuning and
drift-free reception.
Caution: Use common sense. Do not
change your stereo's settings in heavy traffic
or during hazardous driving conditions.
Bass, Treble, Fader, and Balance Controls — let you adjust high and low sounds,
the balance between the left and right speakers, and the balance between the front and
rear speakers, so you can tailor the sound to
suit your preferences.
Loudness Control — lets you boost your
stereo's high and low frequencies for better
sound at low volume levels.
Mute Control — lets you attenuate the stereo's sound with the touch of a button.
This stereo's features include:
Flat-Face Design — provides push-button
operation for all controls; there are no knobs
to turn.
Anti-Theft Control Panel — lets you quickly
remove and store the stereo’s control panel
in the supplied carrying case. This discourages theft because the stereo cannot operate without the control panel.
Front Auxiliary Jack — lets you quickly
connect a portable music player (such as a
CD [compact disc], MD [mini-disc], or MP3)
to the stereo so you can play your favorite
music in your vehicle.
Line-Level Outputs — let you connect the
stereo to external power amplifiers, boosters,
or other accessories that have line-level input jacks.
Band Button — lets you easily select one of
the memory groups in the AM or FM band.
Memory Tuning — lets you store into memory up to 12 AM and 18 FM stations so you
can quickly tune to those stations.
Memory Scan Tuning — scans all stations
stored in the selected band, playing for about
5 seconds on each station.
Seek Tuning — searches forward or backward to the next strong station in the selected band.
Auto Reverse — allows continuous play of
both sides of a cassette tape.
Locking Fast-Forward/Rewind — let you
quickly wind the tape to the end or the beginning without holding down the button.
Buzz Alarm — sounds if you connect the
speaker wires in such a way that circuit damage could result.
Built-In Noise Suppression Choke — reduces the noise caused by your vehicle's
electrical system.
Liquid Crystal Display with Clock — lets
you easily see the stereo's current functions,
as well as the time.
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ˆ Installation
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
THE INSTALLATION
Cautions:
Before you install your stereo, read all the instructions in this owner's manual. You should
be able to answer all of these questions
about your vehicle's electrical and sound
systems.
• Which of the stereo's wires is the power
wire?
• Which terminal in my vehicle's fuse box
is for accessories?
• How do I connect a wire to the fuse box?
• Which stereo wires are line-level outputs
and which are speaker outputs?
Also, be aware that installation in your vehicle might require cutting or modifying your
vehicle.
Preparing the Mounting Area
Before you mount the stereo, make sure you
have all the necessary materials. Then confirm that the stereo fits your vehicle's mounting area.
Notes:
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• Make sure your vehicle's mounting area
is as level as possible.
• Be sure to avoid obstructions behind the
mounting surface.
Routing Speaker Wires
If you install speakers, avoid routing the
speaker wires near moving parts or sharp
edges. You can usually route them along the
wiring channel beneath the vehicle's door
facings by carefully removing the molding
that holds the carpet in place. After you route
the speaker wires, replace the molding.
MAKING THE
CONNECTIONS
The supplied wiring harness with the 14-pin
connector includes all the wires you need to
connect the stereo to ground, power, some
optional components, and speakers.
Important: Do not cut these wires. If you cut
any wire, you cannot obtain a refund or exchange on this product. RadioShack will provide warranty service if you cut a wire and
find the product is defective.
• This auto sound stereo system is a DINE size unit that requires a 21/8 inch (54
mm) high by 73/16 inch (183 mm) wide
and 611/16 inch (170 mm) deep mounting
area.
You might need additional wire to complete
the connections, depending on your individual auto sound system. Your local RadioShack store carries a full line of wire and
wire management accessories.
• If the mounting area is too large, you
might be able to mount the stereo with
an in-dash installation kit, available at
your local RadioShack store. Follow the
installation kit's instructions to mount the
stereo.
Cautions:
• For added safety and to protect your
stereo, disconnect your vehicle battery's
negative (–) cable before you begin.
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• Be sure your speakers can handle 32
watts of power (16 watts per channel).
Each speaker must have an impedance
of at least 4 ohms. Your local
RadioShack store carries a full line of
speakers.
• You must connect the GROUND (–), +12V
TO IGNITION, and +12V TO BATTERY
wires first, then make all other connections as described in the following sections before you plug the harness with
the 14-pin connector into the stereo. If
you do not make connections in the
order shown, damage to the stereo is
possible.
• You must connect a separate wire to
each speaker terminal as described in
the following procedure. Do not use a
common wire or chassis ground for any
speaker connection.
Note: Each wire in the wiring harness is a
different color and is labeled as shown.
White
FRONT LEFT
White/Black
Wiring
Harness
Using an Adapter Harness
If you are replacing an existing stereo, or if
your vehicle has been factory-wired for auto
sound components, you might be able to use
an adapter harness to connect the power
and speakers. RadioShack stores sell adapter harnesses for most vehicles.
Follow the directions that come with the
adapter harness to temporarily connect the
power and speakers.
Connecting Ground, Power, and
Optional Components
Follow these steps to connect the supplied
wiring harness to ground, primary and memory backup power, and optional components.
1. Disconnect your vehicle battery's negative (–) cable.
2. Connect the black GROUND (–) wire
(with filter and fuse box) to a chassis
ground, such as a metal screw attached
to a metal part of the vehicle's frame. Be
sure the screw is not insulated from the
chassis by a plastic part.
Gray
FRONT RIGHT
Gray/Black
Green
REAR LEFT
Green/Black
3. Connect the red power (+12V TO IGNITION) wire (with in-line fuse holder) to a
point in your vehicle's fuse block that
has power only when you turn the vehicle's key to either the accessory (ACC)
or START position.
Violet
REAR RIGHT
This connection turns on the stereo
when you turn on the ignition or turn the
key to ACC, and turns off the stereo
when you turn off the ignition. This prevents your vehicle's battery from being
drained if you leave the stereo on when
you turn off the ignition.
Violet/Black
Black
5A
Yellow
GROUND (–)
+12V TO BATTERY
Blue/White
AMP REMOTE TURN
ON 500MA MAX
0.5A FUSE
Red
+12V TO IGNITION
4. Connect the yellow power/memory
(+12V TO BATTERY) wire (with filter and
fuse box) to your vehicle battery's positive (+) terminal or to a point in your
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vehicle's fuse block that provides a continuous source of 12 volts.
4. Disconnect your vehicle battery's negative (–) cable.
This connection provides power for the
stereo's components, and continuous
power for the stereo's memory when the
ignition is turned off.
5. Disconnect the wiring harness from the
stereo's 14-pin wiring socket.
5. If you have any optional equipment that
you want the stereo to turn on and off
(such as a booster or a power antenna),
remove the black cover from the end of
the blue/white (AMP REMOTE TURN ON
500MA MAX) wire. Then connect the wire
to that equipment, as long as it is
designed to run from a switched source.
Connecting an Equalizer
or Booster/Amplifier
To connect the stereo to a separate equalizer or booster/amplifier, you will need additional wires (not supplied, available at your
local RadioShack store). First, remove the
protective covers from the phono connectors
on the ends of the stereo's split LINE OUTPUT
wire.
This wire does not provide power to the
components. If you do not use this wire,
secure it with a wire tie and do not let it
touch metal.
Stereo’s Phono
Connectors
Testing the Power Connections
1. Temporarily connect the wiring harness
to the stereo's 14-pin wiring socket.
2. Reconnect your vehicle battery's negative (–) cable.
3. Turn on your vehicle's ignition and install
your stereo's control panel (see “Installing the Control Panel” on Page 9). Verify
that everything works properly (the stereo works properly when the display
lights).
Notes:
• If the display does not light, immediately turn off your vehicle's ignition
and disconnect your vehicle battery's
negative (–) cable. Then recheck
your connections.
• If the stereo works properly, remove
your stereo's control panel.
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For specific instructions about connecting
wires to the equalizer or booster, consult the
owner’s manual for the equalizer or booster.
Connecting Two Pairs
of Speakers
If you are using both front and rear speakers,
follow these steps to connect the wiring harness to the speakers.
1. Connect the white wire to the left front
speaker's positive terminal. This terminal is usually marked with a plus (+) sign
or a red mark.
2. Connect the white/black wire to the left
front speaker's negative terminal. This
terminal might be marked with a minus
(–) sign or it might not be marked at all.
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3. Connect each of the other six wires to its
appropriate speaker terminal, as specified by the label attached to each wire
(see the diagram in “Making the Connections” on Page 4).
Connecting One Pair of Speakers
If you are using only one pair of speakers,
follow these steps to connect the wiring harness to the speakers.
1. Connect the white wire to the left
speaker's positive terminal. This terminal is usually marked with a plus (+) sign
or a red mark.
2. Connect the green/black wire to the left
speaker's negative terminal. This terminal might be marked with a minus (–)
sign or it might not be marked at all.
into the stereo's 14-pin wiring socket. Then
reconnect your vehicle battery's negative (–)
cable.
TESTING THE
CONNECTIONS
Reset your stereo's display (see “Resetting
the Stereo” on Page 15). Then install your
stereo's control panel (see “Installing the
Control Panel” on Page 9). The display
should light and you should hear a station
through the speakers when you play the radio (see “Playing the Radio” on Page 11).
Note: If the display does not light and you do
not hear a station, immediately turn off
your vehicle's ignition and disconnect
your vehicle battery's negative (–) cable.
Then recheck your connections.
3. Connect the gray wire to the right
speaker’s positive terminal.
After you verify that the display lights and
you hear a station, follow the instructions in
“Mounting the Stereo.”
4. Connect the violet/black wire to the right
speaker’s negative terminal.
MOUNTING THE STEREO
Connecting the Antenna
Connect the vehicle's antenna cable to the
stereo's large black antenna connector on
the back of the stereo.
Be sure you verify that the stereo is connected properly (see “Testing the Connections”).
Then follow these steps to mount the stereo.
1. Make sure the ignition is turned off, then
disconnect your vehicle battery's negative (–) cable.
2. Disconnect the 14-wire harness from the
stereo's 14-pin wiring socket, then disconnect the antenna.
3. Press REL (release) on the upper left
corner of the control panel and remove
the control panel.
Antenna Connector
4. Lift the top of the outer trim ring then pull
it out to remove it.
Vehicle’s Antenna Cable
Completing the Connections
After you have securely made all other connections, plug the wiring harness' connector
5. The two supplied keys release tabs
inside the stereo’s sleeve so you can
remove it. One key is marked R (for the
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right side) and the other is marked L (for
the left side). Insert the keys as far as
they will go (with the notches facing up)
into the appropriate slots at the middle
left and right sides of the stereo. Then
slide the sleeve off the back of the stereo.
the supplied metal strap to the mounting
bolt on the back of the stereo. If necessary, bend the metal strap to fit your
vehicle's mounting area. Then use the
supplied sheet metal screw to attach the
other end of the strap to a solid metal
part of the vehicle under the dashboard.
This strap also helps ensure proper
electrical grounding of the stereo.
Sleeve
L Key
L Key
Mounting Bolt
R Key
Outer Trim Ring
Metal Strap
6. Insert the sleeve into the dash. Then
secure the sleeve to the dash by bending out all the tabs with a screwdriver.
Tabs
11. Reconnect your vehicle battery's negative (–) cable. Then replace the outer
trim ring and install the stereo's control
panel.
You might need to reset the stereo's clock after you reconnect the vehicle battery’s cable
(see “Setting the Clock” on Page 10).
REMOVING THE STEREO
FROM THE DASH
7. Pull the wiring harness through the front
of the sleeve, then reconnect it to the
stereo's 14-pin wiring socket.
8. Pull the vehicle’s antenna cable through
the front of the sleeve, then reconnect
the antenna.
9. Being careful not to pinch any wires or
cables, slide the stereo into the sleeve
until it locks into place.
10. To further secure the stereo, use the
supplied hardware to attach one end of
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To remove the stereo from the dash, follow
these steps.
1. Make sure the ignition is turned off, then
disconnect your vehicle battery's negative (–) cable.
2. Remove the metal strap from the back
of the stereo (if attached).
3. Press REL to remove the control panel.
4. Lift the top of the outer trim ring then pull
it out to remove it.
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5. Insert the supplied R (right) and L (left)
keys as far as they will go (with the
notches facing up) into the appropriate
slots at the middle left and right sides of
the stereo. Lift up slightly on the keys,
then use the keys as handles to pull the
stereo part way out of the dash. Grasp
the front portion of the stereo with your
hand to pull it out the rest of the way.
6. Disconnect the 14-wire harness from the
stereo's 14-pin wiring socket, then disconnect the antenna.
7. Reconnect your vehicle battery's negative (–) cable.
Slot
Tab
2. Gently press the left edge of the control
panel into the recess until you hear a
click.
Removing the Control Panel
1. Press REL until you hear a click. The
control panel swings out.
USING THE DETACHABLE
CONTROL PANEL
The stereo's control panel must be in place
for the stereo to operate. When you remove
it, the display turns off, the stereo cannot be
used, and a red indicator flashes. This is a
simple but effective security measure.
2. Remove the control panel, then store it
in the supplied carrying case.
Any stored stations remain in memory when
you remove the control panel.
Installing the Control Panel
Caution: Avoid pushing on the display or
pressing any buttons while installing the control panel.
1. Insert the right edge of the control panel
into the right edge of the stereo’s front
recess. Make sure the tabs in the recess
fit into the slots near the edge of the
control panel.
Caution: To keep the metal connecting pins
clean, do not touch the connecting pins in the
stereo’s front recess or the back of the control panel.
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ˆ Operation
TURNING THE STEREO
ON AND OFF
SEL (select) — Repeatedly press to select
the Volume, Bass, Treble, Balance, or Fader
audio setting.
To turn the stereo on or off, press PWR (power).
VOL (volume)
SETTING THE CLOCK
1. If the stereo is off, press PWR to turn it
on.
2. The display normally shows the clock. If
necessary, press DSP (display) until the
clock display appears.
3. Hold down DSP until the time display
flashes. (If you do not press a button
within about 3 seconds, the display
stops flashing.)
4. Repeatedly press TUN/SEK (tune/seek)
until the stereo displays the correct
hour. (To quickly advance the hour, hold
down TUN/SEK .)
5. Then press TUN/SEK
until the stereo
displays the correct minute. (To quickly
advance the minute, hold down TUN/
SEK .)
Warning: To protect your hearing, do not listen at high volume levels. Slowly increase
the volume to a comfortable listening level.
or TUN/SEK
— Hold down for
TUN/SEK
about two seconds to automatically seek the
next clear station. Repeatedly press for manual up or down tuning.
AMS (automatic memory scan) — Hold down
to automatically scan and store the next six
strong stations in the selected band, or press
to scan all stations stored in a selected memory group (see “Memory Tuning” on
Page 11).
BND (band) — Press to select the desired
band and memory group.
LOC (local/DX) — Press to improve reception
of a strong station.
M/S (monaural or stereo) — press to select
stereo or mono reception (FM band only).
ADJUSTING THE SOUND/
TUNING
LOU (loudness) — Press to boost the audio
When you listen to your stereo, adjust these
controls to suit your listening preferences
and tune the stereo.
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or VOL
— Press to adjust the level of Volume, Bass, Treble, Balance, or Fader.
output.
MUT (mute) — Press to attenuate the sound.
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USING AN EXTERNAL
AUDIO COMPONENT
RADIO OPERATION
You can connect a separate audio component, such as a portable CD player, to your
stereo, as long as the component has a linelevel output or headphone jack. To make the
connection, you need a stereo mini-jack cable with a 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) plug (not supplied,
available at your local RadioShack store).
Connect one end of the cable to the stereo's
AUX in jack, then connect the other end of the
cable to the component’s line-level output
jack.
Playing the Radio
1. Press BND to change between the FM
and AM bands. The FM band is divided
into three memory groups; the AM band
is divided into two memory groups. You
can store up to six stations in each
memory group.
2. Repeatedly press BND to select a specific memory group. FM1, FM2, or FM3
appears when you select an FM band.
AM1 or AM2 appears when you select
an AM band.
3. Tune to a station in one of the following
ways:
Manual Tuning: Repeatedly press TUN/
or TUN/SEK
to tune up or
down to the desired station.
SEK
Component’s LineLevel Output or
Headphone Jack
Stereo’s
AUX In Jack
or
Seek Tuning: Hold down TUN/SEK
for about two seconds to
TUN/SEK
seek the next clear station.
When you connect an external audio component then turn it on, you hear the component's sound through your speakers. You
can use the stereo's controls to adjust the
sound.
Notes:
• The stereo stops on both strong and
weak stations. To limit seek tuning to
only strong stations, press LOC until
LOC appears.
Notes:
• If you connect an external audio component's headphone jack to the stereo,
adjust the audio component's volume to
a low level then adjust the stereo's volume to a comfortable listening level.
• When you connect a cable to the stereo's AUX in jack, the radio and cassette
player do not operate. PLY appears for
about 5 seconds before the clock displays the time. Disconnect the audio
component when you are not using it.
• When the stereo receives an FM signal, ST appears. The sound is in stereo.
4. Adjust the stereo's controls to suit your
listening preferences (see “Adjusting the
Sound/Tuning” on Page 10).
Memory Tuning
You can manually store up to 12 AM and 18
FM stations in memory groups. Each memory group (FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2)
holds up to six stations. You can manually
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• If the stereo could not find 6 strong
stations, it scans again, searching for
weaker stations and storing them into
any remaining memory locations.
enter stations into a memory group, or you
can let the stereo search for six stations in a
band and automatically enter these into a
group.
Manually Storing Stations
1. Repeatedly press BND to select the
desired memory group (FM1, FM2,
FM3, AM1, and AM2).
4. When the stereo has stored all the stations you want or you want to stop
searching for stations before all stations
are stored, press AMS again.
Note: If you do not press AMS, the stereo continues to scan the band, tuning
to each stored station for about 5 seconds.
2. Tune to the station you want to store.
3. Hold down the desired memory channel
button (1–6). The stereo beeps; continue
holding the button. In about 5 seconds
you hear another beep and the stereo
displays the memory channel number
and the selected station’s frequency.
Release the button.
Selecting a Stored Station
To select a stored station, repeatedly press
BND to select the desired memory group,
then press the desired memory channel button.
Automatically Storing Stations
1. Repeatedly press BND until the stereo
displays the band and memory group
where you want to store a group of stations. For example, to store the first
group of AM stations into AM1, repeatedly press BND until AM1 appears.
2. Tune to a frequency just before the first
station you want to store.
3. Hold down AMS (automatic memory
scan) for about 3 seconds. Beginning
where it was last set, the stereo scans
the selected band and automatically
stores the first 6 strong stations it finds.
The memory group number (such as
FM2), station frequency (such as
97.7), and memory channel number
(such as 3) appear when each station is
stored. After all 6 stations are stored, the
stereo tunes to the first station and
begins to play.
Note: Do not hold down the memory channel
button. This stores the currently tuned station
into that channel.
Scanning Stored Stations
The radio can scan all stored stations in the
selected band, pausing for 5 seconds at
each station. It scans all three memory
groups in the FM band or both memory
groups in the AM band.
To start scanning stored stations, briefly
press AMS. As the radio scans each memory
channel, its channel number flashes.
Note: Do not hold down AMS. This causes
the radio to automatically store stations into
the selected memory group.
To stop scanning when the radio pauses on
a station you want to listen to, press AMS
again. The memory channel number stops
flashing.
Notes:
• The stereo beeps as it stores each
station.
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USING THE CASSETTE
PLAYER
(fader). Then press VOL
or VOL
to
adjust the selected setting as desired.
6. Press all the way in to stop the tape
and eject it. The radio plays.
Playing a Cassette
Caution: Avoid using C-120 cassette tapes.
They are very thin and can easily become
tangled in the tape-handling parts.
Caution: When you insert a tape into
the cassette compartment, the tapehandling parts continue to touch the
tape until you press to eject the tape.
Be sure you eject the tape as soon as
you finish playing it or before you leave
your vehicle to release it from the tapehandling parts. This reduces the possibility of a tape being inadvertently tangled or damaged.
Follow these steps to play a cassette tape.
1. Take up any slack by turning the cassette's hub with your finger or a pencil.
(Avoid touching the tape.)
Notes:
• When the tape reaches one end, the
cassette player automatically changes
the tape's direction and plays the other
side. Play continues until you press .
• During play, you can play the other side
of the cassette by pressing
and
at the same time.
2. If the stereo is off, press PWR to turn it
on.
Fast-Forward and Rewind
3. Insert the tape into the cassette compartment with its open edge to the right.
TAPE
or TAPE
and PLY appear,
and the tape begins to play.
To fast-forward or rewind the current side,
firmly press
or
, depending on which
side of the tape is playing. The button locks
internally and the tape quickly winds in the
selected direction. Play resumes when the
end of the tape side is reached.
To stop fast-forward or rewind before the end
of the tape side, gently press the opposite
button. Play continues.
4. Press VOL
or VOL
volume as desired.
to adjust the
5. Repeatedly press SEL until the desired
audio setting appears — BAS (bass),
TRE (treble), BAL (balance), or FAD
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ˆ Care
TAPE TIPS
To enjoy your RadioShack AM/FM/Cassette
Car Stereo for a long time:
Restoring Tape Tension and
Sound Quality
• Keep the stereo dry. If it gets wet, wipe it
dry immediately.
After you play a cassette tape several times,
the tape might become tightly wound on the
reels. This can cause playback sound quality
to deteriorate.
• Handle the stereo gently and carefully.
Do not drop it.
• Keep the stereo away from dust and dirt.
To restore the sound quality, fast-forward the
tape from the beginning to the end of one
side, then completely rewind it. Then loosen
the tape reels by gently tapping each edge of
the cassette on a flat surface.
• Wipe the stereo with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
Modifying or tampering with the stereo’s internal components can cause a malfunction
and might invalidate its warranty and void
your FCC authorization to operate it. If your
stereo is not performing as it should, take it
to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
Caution: Be careful not to damage the cassette when tapping it. Do not touch the exposed tape or allow any sharp objects near
the cassette.
THE FCC WANTS YOU TO
KNOW
Cleaning the Tape-Handling Parts
• Moving your stereo away from the
receiver
Dirt, dust or particles of the tape's coating
can accumulate on the tape heads and other
parts that the tape touches. This can greatly
reduce the performance of the cassette player. After about every 20 hours of cassette
player operation, clean the tape-handling
parts. Insert a special head-cleaning cassette (not supplied, available at your local
RadioShack store), and follow the cassette's
directions to clean the tape head.
• Contacting your local RadioShack store
for help
REPLACING THE FUSES
Your stereo might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly. To
determine whether your stereo is causing the
interference, turn off your stereo. If the interference goes away, your stereo is causing it.
Try to eliminate the interference by:
If the stereo does not operate, you might
need to replace the red wire's in-line fuse
with the supplied 0.5A spare fuse. If the clock
resets or stored stations are lost when the ignition is off, you might need to replace the
black and yellow wires’ fuse (inside the filter
and fuse box) with the supplied 5A spare
fuse. Check both fuses.
If you cannot eliminate the interference, the
FCC requires that you stop using your stereo.
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Caution: Make sure you replace a fuse only
with another fuse of the same rating.
clip. Then lift the fuse and gently pull it
out of the other fuse clip.
Note: A fuse's amp rating is stamped on its
metal end. Be sure to use the correct spare
fuse to replace a failed fuse. Use only 6 × 30millimeter fast-acting fuses.
If the fuse is blown, replace it with the
supplied 5A spare fuse. Press the fuse
into the fuse clips, then close the fuse
box. Close the latch by pressing on it
until both the right and left sides of the
latch snap into place.
1. Disconnect your vehicle battery's negative (–) cable.
2. Lift the long latch on the red wire’s inline fuse holder, then open the holder.
Lift the fuse out of the holder by lifting up
on the red wires at both ends of the
fuse. Remove the fuse from the fuse
clips.
4. Reconnect your vehicle battery's negative (–) cable.
RESETTING THE STEREO
If the stereo locks up, or does not work properly, reset the stereo.
If the fuse is blown, replace it with the
supplied 0.5A spare fuse. Replace the
fuse clips and press the fuse back into
the holder. Squeeze the in-line fuse
holder together until it latches.
1. If the stereo is on, press PWR to turn it
off.
2. Press REL to remove the control panel.
3. Use a pointed object (such as the tip of
a pen or a straightened paper clip) to
press the small black rectangular RESET
button in the lower right portion of the
stereo’s front recess.
3. Lift the latch near the bottom edge of the
black and yellow wires’ filter and fuse
box, then open the box. Use the tip of a
pen to lift one end of the fuse out of its
4. Replace the control panel.
ˆ Specifications
RADIO
FM (Nominal)
AM (Nominal)
Frequency Range
88–108 MHz
530–1710 kHz
Frequency Response (±3 dB)
50–12,000 Hz
IF Rejection
60 dB
60 dB
Image Rejection
48 dB
50 dB
Selectivity
35 dB
30 dB
Signal-to-Noise (S/N) Ratio
60 dB
48 dB
Stereo Separation
30 dB
Usable Sensitivity
5.0 µV (50 dB S/N)
Specifications
50–2000
N/A
56.23 µV (20 dB S/N)
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CASSETTE PLAYER
Cassette Mechanism .............................................................................................................. Auto Reverse
Wow and Flutter .................................................................................................... Less than 0.35% WRMS
Signal-to-Noise Ratio .......................................................................................................................... 50 dB
Separation ........................................................................................................................................... 38 dB
Frequency Response (±3 dB) ................................................................................................ 125–8,000 Hz
GENERAL
Power Source ...................................................................................................... 12V DC Negative Ground
Speaker Output Impedance ..................................................................................................... 4 or 8 Ohms
Maximum Power:
One Pair of Speakers ............................................................................................... 25 Watts/Channel
Two Pairs of Speakers ............................................................................................... 7 Watts/Channel
Power Output (10% THD @ 1 kHz):
One Pair of Speakers ...................................................................................... 16 Watts RMS/Channel
Two Pairs of Speakers ...................................................................................... 5 Watts RMS/Channel
Chassis Size (HWD) ................................................................. 25/16 × 71/8 × 7 Inches (59 × 181 × 178 mm)
Weight .................................................................................................................................. 3.9 lb (1.76 kg)
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change and improvement without notice.
Limited One-Year Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal
use for one (1) year from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack
franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES
AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES
CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR
DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING
OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING
FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack sales receipt as
proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a)
correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same
or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund
is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the original
warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs other than those provided by a RadioShack
Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation,
shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, 200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor, Fort Worth, TX 76102
We Service What We Sell
RadioShack Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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