Installation guide | Audiovox XMC10 Car Satellite Radio System User Manual

Xpress® Satellite
Radio Receiver
XMC10 Car Cradle
Installation Guide
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CONTENTS
Congratulations ........................................................................................ 3
Cautions and Warnings ............................................................................ 4
Contents XMC10 ...................................................................................... 5
Accessory Kit ............................................................................... 5
Installation/Wiring Precautions ................................................................. 6
Setting Up and Installing Your Kit .............................................................. 7
Interconnect Diagram ................................................................... 6
Using Other Manufacturer’s Mounts ............................................. 9
Installing the Xpress XM® Into the Cradle ...................................... 9
Connection Options ............................................................................... 10
Mounting the Vehicle Antenna ................................................................. 12
Warranty ................................................................................................. 15
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Congratulations
Thank you for purchasing the Audiovox Xpress XM® Satellite Car Kit. You are one step closer to experiencing the
latest innovation in XM® Satellite Radio. XM® Satellite Radio will revolutionize your vehicle or in-home entertainment.
XM® features over 150 digital channels — 100% commercial-free music, over 30 channels of news, sports, talk
and entertainment, over 20 dedicated channels of XM® Instant Traffic & Weather, and the deepest play-list in the
industry with access to over 2 million titles!
XM® Satellite Radio service gives you the power to choose what you want to hear - wherever and whenever you want
it. XM® is America’s #1 Satellite Radio provider with over 4 million customers.
Your Audiovox Xpress XM® receiver must be used with an accessory kit, such as the Audiovox Home Kit, Boom Box
or Vehicle Kit as required by your specific installation needs. These kits are available at retailers where Audiovox
main units are sold.
Required subscription for service sold separately.
Installation costs and other fees and taxes may apply, including a one-time activation fee. All fees and programming subject to change. College sports games subject to availability. Subscriptions subject to Customer Agreement included with the XM Welcome Kit and available at www.xmradio.com. Only available in the 48 contiguous
United States.
© 2005 XM® Satellite Radio Inc. XM® is a trademark of XM® Satellite Radio. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Cautions and Warnings
1. Do not install the XMC10 car cradle in a position that
hinders your view through the windshield, or obstructs
viewing of the dashboard indicators and displays.
2. Do not install the unit where it may obstruct the
operation or deployment of safety devices, such as
airbags, etc.
3. Do not allow operation of the unit to detract from safe
driving practices; remember that you are responsible as
the vehicle operator to adhere to all safe driving and
traffic regulations.
4. This unit complies with the interference limits relative to
a Class B digital device, applicable under Part 15 of the
FCC Rules regarding installation in a residential environment. If the unit is not installed in accordance with
these instructions, it could cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception. If this condition persists
after corrective action, consult your dealer or experienced
installation facility.
5. By adhering to these warnings and safety considerations, serious accidents and/or personal injury can be
avoided.
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Contents XMC10
Install Manual
(P/N 1287472)
Antenna
(P/N 118-1133)
CLA Female Socket
(P/N 154-1132)
Swivel Bracket
(P/N 136-4048)
OPTIONAL
Audio Cable
(P/N SAT-RCA)
1 pc.
1 pc.
1 pc.
Cradle XMC10
(P/N 136-4041)
ACCESSORY KIT
1 pc.
Alcohol Cleaning Pad,
Surface Cleaning Pad,
Instruction Sheet,
Antenna Cable Exit Plug
12 Volt-to-5 Volt
DC Power Adapter
(P/N 112-3456)
FM Direct Adapter
P/N XMFM-1
(P/N 170-0054)
1 pc.
1 pc.
1 pc.
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Installation/Wiring Precautions
Setting Up and Installing Your Kit
1. To prevent a short-circuit, be sure to turn off the
ignition and remove the negative (-) battery cable
prior to installation. Connect power wires last.
2. Do not install the unit in the locations exposed to
direct sunlight or, in areas subject to extreme
temperatures.
3. Incorrect installation may cause damage to the
system. Mount the unit firmly in place, using
the supplied hardware.
4. Be careful not to damage the vehicle wiring.
5. Be sure to use the supplied screws and washers.
6. Be careful not to snag any wires when tightening
screws.
7. Use only the 12 Volt-to-5 Volt DC Power Adapter
supplied. Use of an alternative power adapter may
damage the Xpress XM® unit and/or the XMC10
cradle.
CAUTION:
NOTE: The XM signal can be received and processed
virtually anywhere as long as there are no
obvious satellite signal obstructions such as
nearby buildings, high terrain, parking garages
or tunnels.
1. Cabling Interconnections
You can begin to enjoy XM® Satellite Radio as
soon as the Xpress XM® Receiver and Vehicle
Kit installation are complete. Set up your Audiovox
Xpress XM® System using the following
installation instructions, or enlist the help of a
professional installer:
2. Installing the Cradle Mount Base Assembly
a. Interconnect all of the components as shown
on the adjacent page to verify that the system
operates normally.
b. Locate a firm, reasonably flat surface within your
car to permit optimum viewing and line-of-sight
access by the supplied remote control unit.
You could drain the vehicle battery if
the DC power adapter remains
plugged in after the ignition is turned
off. Unplug the adapter to prevent
this possibility.
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Interconnect Diagram
NOTE:
1. IF THE XMC10 IS INSTALLED
USING THE OPTIONAL XMFM-1 FM
DIRECT ADAPTER, DO NOT
CONNECT AN AUDIO CABLE TO THE
LINE OUT CONNECTOR OF THE
CRADLE.
2. THE FM TRANSMITTER OPTION
MUST BE SET TO ”FM ON” IN THE
XPRESS XM USER MENU. (REFER TO
THE OWNER’S MANUAL, PUBLICATION NO.128-7454.)
XMC10 CRADLE
(LEFT SIDE VIEW)
AUX AUDIO INPUT TO AUDIO OUTPUT
OF EXTERNAL PLAYBACK DEVICE. THIS
PERMITS AUDIO FROM AN EXTERNAL
DEVICE SUCH AS A PORTABLE CD
PLAYER OR MP3 PLAYER TO BE
PLAYED THROUGH THE XPRESS XM
WIRELESS FM TRANSMITTER.
XMC10 CRADLE
(REAR VIEW)
XM ANTENNA
XMC10 CRADLE
(RIGHT SIDE VIEW)
+12V to +5V
DC POWER
ADAPTER
OR
TO VEHICLE
RADIO ANTENNA
JACK
TO VEHICLE
+12 VDC POWER
RECEPTACLE
OPTIONAL FM DIRECT
ADAPTER XMFM-1
(PURCHASED SEPARATELY)
CLA FEMALE SOCKET WIRES
TO VEHICLE +12 VDC POWER
RECEPTACLE
OPTIONAL SAT-RCA
AUDIO CABLE
(PURCHASED
SEPARATELY)
(CONNECT TO
AUXILIARY AUDIO
INPUTS ON VEHICLE
HEAD UNIT.)
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CAUTION:
Do not install the swivel bracket
on a leather or fabric surface, or
in a position that could impair
your vision, block air bag(s) or
obstruct vehicle dashboard
controls and/or radio CD/
cassetteoperational displays.
the bracket using a portable hair dryer, or by
holding the backing surface in front of a
vehicle heater vent.
e. Remove the plastic liner from the adhesive
backing on the bracket, and fix the base in
position on the surface; make sure the
mounting pad is accurately positioned on
the first try, since repositioning may be
difficult, if not impossible.
NOTE:
The adhesive backing on the bracket
will not permit easy repositioning once
it has been mated to the surface; use
extreme care and planning when
selecting the mounting location. If the
bracket is to be screwed to the surface,
make sure the area in back of the
mounting surface is clear of wires or
other items to prevent unintentional
damage.
c. Using the alcohol swab supplied with your kit,
clean the mounting surface and thoroughly wipe
the area dry with a clean lint-free cloth.
d. If the outside air temperature is cold, it may be
beneficial to warm the adhesive backing on
f. If the bracket is to be screwed in place, do
not remove the plastic liner from the
adhesive backing. Use appropriate sheet
metal or machine screws for this purpose.
g. To mount the XMC10 cradle atop the swivel
bracket, line up the slot at the rear of the cradle
with the bracket retainer tab, and slide the cradle
down so that the slot and tab mesh together in
a locked position.
NOTE:
Allow a 72-hour period for the adhesive
backing to cure completely.
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SWIVEL
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
VERTICAL
MOUNTING
CONFIGURATION
3. Using Other Manufacturer’s Mounts
SIDE (HORIZONTAL)
MOUNTING
CONFIGURATION
The XMC10 Cradle can also be installed using
other manufacturer’s mounts; the mounting
plate provisions on the rear and bottom of the
cradle provideyou with two mounting options
within the vehicle using various vehicle-specific
aftermarket brackets.
4. Installing the Xpress XM® Receiver into the Cradle
Install the Receiver as follows:
XMC10
CRADLE
ASSEMBLY
PLASTIC LINER
AND ADHESIVE
BACKING
SWIVEL
BRACKET
a. After making sure the connectors and guide pin
hole are properly lined up, gently lower the
Xpress XM® Receiver into the cradle and press
down on the Xpress XM® Receiver to mate the
connectors together. The raised detent on the
cradle will enter the notch on the rear of the
Receiver, indicating the Xpress XM® is properly
seated.
SCREW HOLES
(2) FOR DIRECT
HARD MOUNTING
b. The Xpress XM® Receiver should now be
secured in the cradle
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RECEIVER
NOTCH
5. Connection Options
The Xpress Receiver and Cradle provide an audio
output signal in three ways:
Xpress XM
a. FM Wireless Transmitter - When using the
XMC10 cradle with the wireless FM transmitter
option, the XM audio signal can be received
through your vehicle radio on selectable FM
frequencies using the menu options included
in your Xpress Receiver. (Refer to the Receiver
owner’s manual.) The XM audio signal can
then be played through your vehicle radio when
the car radio is tuned to one of the available
frequencies.
Xpress XM®
RECEIVER
SYSTEM
CONNECTOR
®
RECEIVER
REAR VIEW
RAISED
DETENT
CRADLE
FRONT VIEW
CONNECTOR
GUIDE PIN
XMC10
SYSTEM
CONNECTOR
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XMC10 CRADLE
(RIGHT SIDE VIEW)
b. FM Direct Wiring - If the FM wireless transmitter
does not provide satisfactory performance in
your vehicle, use the optional FM Direct Adapter,
Part # XMFM-1, which provides a hard-wired FM
output.
TO VEHICLE
RADIO ANTENNA
JACK
c. Low-Level Audio Output - For vehicles
equipped with radio head units with auxiliary
audio inputs, the audio signal can be routed
through an optional audio cable (Part No. SATRCA) and applied to the auxiliary inputs of a
radio or entertainment system. In this case, it is
best to turn the Xpress Receiver FM modulator
option off to avoid interference.
OPTIONAL SAT-RCA
AUDIO CABLE
(PURCHASED
SEPARATELY)
OPTIONAL FM DIRECT
ADAPTER XMFM-1
(PURCHASED SEPARATELY)
(CONNECT TO
AUXILIARY AUDIO
INPUTS ON VEHICLE
HEAD UNIT.)
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7. Mounting the Vehicle Antenna
The antenna should be placed on a relatively flat
surface on the vehicle exterior, preferably on the
roof (high point) or on the trunk (convertible). To
mount the antenna:
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SYSTEM
(TYPICAL)
a. Plug the antenna into the ANT connector
on the back of the cradle.
b. Place the antenna at the preferred location on
the roof or trunk surface. If the vehicle is
equipped with a roof or trunk rack, the antenna
may have to be mounted off-center on the
surface. The magnet will secure the antenna in
the desired position.
12V-TO-5V
DC POWER
ADAPTER
SAT
ANTENNA
(TYPICAL)
c. Apply power to the Xpress XM system as
outlined in the associated User Guide and
obtain an audio output. If no audio is heard,
first check the signal strength indicator located
on the bottom left corner of the display to ensure
the antenna is receiving an optimum signal. If
necessary, move the antenna to different
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positions on the surface until an audio output
is heard. The desired antenna position
should be marked with masking tape or by
another non-scratch method.
d. After determining the optimum position, turn off
Xpress XM power, disconnect the power
adapter from the vehicle cigarette lighter
receptacle and disconnect the antenna cable.
e. Plan the routing of the antenna cable to the
cradle. Make sure you avoid any obstructions
that could crimp, kink or twist the cable; use
protective grommets wherever rough openings
are encountered.
f.
ANTENNA
ROUTING
THE CABLE
Route the cable from the antenna position to
the interior of the vehicle, working the cable
under the rear window molding; make
adjustments and take up slack whenever
necessary.
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g. At the lowest point of the rear window, route
the cable into the trunk, taking advantage of
existing cable conduits. Then snake the cable
around the passenger compartment to the
back of the XMC10 cradle.
h. In SUV’s, minivans, etc., route the cable into
the vehicle under the rubber molding of the
hatch door or tailgate, and then under the
interior trim.
NOTE:
Avoid exposing the cable in the driver
and passenger areas where it could
become entangled in feet or other
objects.
i.
Plug the antenna cable into the ANT
connector on the back of the cradle; then plug
the cigarette lighter adapter into the lighter
receptacle.
j.
You are now ready to enjoy XM programming
within your vehicle.
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12 MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
AUDIOVOX ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (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 new or reconditioned product (at the Company's option) without charge for parts and repair labor.
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 an approved warranty station or the Company at the address shown below.
This Warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally generated static or noise, to costs incurred for installation, removal or reinstallation of the
product, damage to speakers, accessories, or vehicle and home electrical systems, malfunction of satellite transmissions, repeater signal or receiver unit.
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'SLIABILITYEXCEEDTHEPURCHASEPRICEPAIDBYPURCHASERFORTHEPRODUCT.
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 48 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, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. 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.
U.S.A. : AUDIOVOX ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, 150 MARCUS BLVD., HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK 11788 (1-800-645-4994)
CANADA : CALL 1-800-645-4994 FOR LOCATION OF WARRANTY STATION SERVING YOUR AREA
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