Owner`s Manual Radio Swing
Radio Swing
Owner's Manual
Swing: Fabia, Roomster, Praktik, Rapid, Yeti, Superb
Rádio anglicky 11.2013
5J0 012 720 DD
Structure of this Owner's Manual
This Owner's Manual has been systematically designed to make it easy for you to
search for and obtain the information you require.
At the beginning of this manual you will find a table of contents where all the topics arranged sequentially.
Direction indications
All direction indications such as “left”, “right”, “front” “rear”, relate to the direction of
travel of the vehicle.
Explanation of symbols
Denotes the end of a section.
Denotes the continuation of a section on the next page.
Denotes a registered trademark.
The most important notes are marked with WARNING. These WARNING notes
draw your attention to a serious risk of accident or injury.
A CAUTION note alerts you to the possibility of damage to your vehicle (e.g. damage to the gearbox), or points out general risks of an accident.
A normal Note draws your attention to important information about the operation
of your vehicle.
Table of Contents
General information
Important information
Anti-theft protection
Device specification and operation
Unit set-up
Using the system
CD player
Using the system
External sources
Using the system
Parking and manoeuvring
Visual parking system
Table of Contents
General information
Concentrate fully at all times on your driving! As the driver, you are fully responsible for the operation of your vehicle.
■ Only use the device such that you are in full control of your vehicle in every
traffic situation – there is the risk of accidents!
■ Adjust the volume to ensure that acoustic signals from outside the vehicle,
e.g. sirens from vehicles to give way to, such as the police, ambulance and fire
brigade , can be heard at all times.
■ High volumes can cause hearing damage!
Important information
Introductory information
Please read this Radio Swing (hereinafter referred to only as device) Owner's
Manual carefully, because operation in accordance with these instructions is a
prerequisite for proper use of the unit.
This Owner's Manual describes all possible equipment variants without identifying them as special equipment, model variants or market-driven equipment.
Screen care
Consequently, this vehicle does not need to contain all of the equipment components described in these operating instructions.
Do not use solvents such as benzine or turpentine, which may damage the
screen surface.
■ Treat the screen with care. Finger pressure or contact with sharp objects may
cause dents and scratches on the surface.
The scope of equipment of your vehicle relates to your purchase contract for the
vehicle. More information is available from the ŠKODA Partner1) where you bought
the vehicle.
Please note that these instructions are meant only as an addendum to the information provided in your vehicle's owner's manual. Therefore, they can be used
only in conjunction with the latest manual for this vehicle. For a detailed description of some of the functions listed in these instructions, see the owner's manual
for your vehicle.
The screen can be cleaned with a soft cloth and alcohol if necessary.
If you have any questions about your device, please contact a ŠKODA Partner.
The illustrations can differ in minor details from your device; they are only intended for general information.
Device operation
The device should only be used when traffic conditions permit safe use.
Anti-theft protection
Anti-theft coding
Your device is equipped with a convenience coding. If the device is being operated for the first time, the safety code is not only stored in the radio but also in the
After disconnecting and reconnecting the battery, you must first switch on the ignition using the ignition key before switching on the device.
If you want to install the device in another vehicle you will need to enter the safe
ty code. In this case you will have to call on a specialist garage.
Explanation of terms » Owner's Manual, chapter Foreword.
General information
As the unit only functions after entering the safety code, this practically excludes
its use after a theft - a contribution to increased anti-theft safety.
Device specification and operation
Device specification
The code is stored in the instrument cluster. This ensures that it is automatically
decoded (convenience coding). Manual input of the code is normally not necessary.
Enter code
› Switch on the radio with the ignition turned on.
› Use the selection buttons 1 - 4 12 » Fig. 1 on page 3 to enter the safety
› Confirm the safety code by pressing the selection buttons
6 12 .
If an incorrectly entered code is confirmed, the procedure can be repeated once
If the code number is entered incorrectly for the second time, the unit will be
blocked for approx. one hour. It is possible to enter the safety code again after
one hour has expired if both the device and the ignition have stayed turned on
during that time.
The cycle - two attempts, blocked for an hour - will continue to apply.
Fig. 1 Equipment overview
- Setting up button
to switch the device on/off
for volume control (turn)
Settings knob
› to access a menu for setting the parameters of the device or CD player
› to activate the Scan function
MEDIA button to activate the play function of audio sources
RADIO button to activate the radio mode
Buttons  
› fast station finding in radio mode
› Select the track in the CD mode, fast forward/rewind in the CD mode
General information
› FADER - setting of the volume ratio between the front and the rear;
› ON VOL - the device stores the last volume set before switching off. If this value
Display of radio text information
Display of additional information of MP3 CDs
Button  for sound adjustment
AS button to store radio stations automatically
Button TP to activate the reception of traffic reports
CD slot
CD eject button
Function buttons
› Select and store radio stations
› Select CD
› Enter code
is higher, the volume is reduced to the value of the parameter ON VOL after
switching on the device again.
› PDC VOL - if your vehicle has been fitted with a “parking aid”, the volume is automatically reduced to a pre-defined value when the “parking aid (PDC) ” is active;
› GALA - the device will increase the volume automatically in response to an increase in speed (higher numbers result in a steeper increase in the volume);
› LOUD - in case of low volume level, this function boosts the range of bass and
treble frequencies.
Setting special functions
› Press and hold the settings knob 2 » Fig. 1 on page 3.
› Use the function keys to select individual menu functions.
› Use the settings knob 2 or the function buttons to set the desired value.
Switching the unit on and off
› The unit is switched on or off by briefly pressing the on/off knob
1 » Fig. 1 on
page 3.
Switching on/off the functions of the external audio source.
If the key is removed from the ignition while the unit is still switched on, it will
turn off automatically. The unit can be switched on again by pressing the on/off
knob 1 . If the ignition is switched off, the unit protects the vehicle battery by
switching itself off automatically after approx. one hour.
If you have switched the device off by removing the ignition key, the radio
switches back on when the ignition is turned on again.
Unit set-up
Adjusting the sound
› Press the
button followed by the selection button 12 » Fig. 1 on page 3 and
then select the desired parameter.
› Set the desired value by turning the settings knob 2 .
The following parameters are available:
› BASS - bass setting;
› MIDDLE - midtone setting;
› TREBLE - treble setting;
› BALANCE - setting of the volume ratio between the left and right side;
General information
Setting of the input sensitivity AUX LEV:
› LEV 1 - high level, used in particular for notebooks;
› LEV 2 - medium level, used for cassette or CD player;
› LEV 3 - low level, used for MP3 player.
If your vehicle is equipped with a hands-free system, the monophone play function of mobile phone calls can be switched on/off via the loudspeakers.
Switching on/off the tone signal when storing the radio stations.
Switch on (value 2) or switch off (value 1) lighting up of the control buttons.
Switching on/off the alternative frequency (AF) function.
This ensures that the best receivable frequency of the selected station is automatically set. The replay of the broadcast can be muted briefly during the search
process according to the best receivable frequency. If no alternative frequency
can be found for the set station and the station no longer offers a satisfactory
quality, please select another station.
Switching a regional program on/off.
Some stations broadcast regional programs with different content.
The unit attempts initially to set only alternative frequencies for the selected station.
If the quality is however so low, that there is a risk of a “program loss”, the unit
also accepts “related” frequencies.
› FIX - the receiver switches to a regional “related” station, if the reception of the
current station could be interrupted;
› AUTO - the receiver can access the regional “related” station unlimited.
Switching on/off wireless transfer of files from a connected Bluetooth® device.
General information
Function SCAN
The stations of a waveband can be played briefly one after the other (for ten seconds).
Using the system
› By briefly pressing menu knob
2 » Fig. 1 on page 3, the device automatically
searches for all available stations within the current waveband.
› To return to the original radio station, press the selection button CANCEL
12 » Fig. 1 on page 3.
› The automatic station search is terminated by pressing the function button OK
12 . The current radio station remains selected.
› To choose other radio stations, press the selection button SKIP 12 .
Change frequency range
Your device is capable of receiving a radio reception in the FM and AM analogue
frequency range.
Two storage groups are available for each of these frequency ranges, FM1/FM2/
FM3 and AM1/AM2/AM3. There are 6 memory slots available for each of these
RDS Function
› To change the frequency range, press and hold the
RADIO button and select the
FM or AM frequency range using the function key 12 .
› Briefly press the RADIO button to change the storage group of the selected frequency range.
Certain radio stations transmit additional text information - designated as radio
› The information of the radio text is displayed by pressing the button
The text information must not be available to all radio stations.
Depending on the quality of the signal, the device may need some time in order
to load all the displayed characters.
2 » Fig. 1 on page 3.
Store station
› After selecting the radio station, press the selection button 12 , on which the
station should be stored and hold it pressed in until the radio station briefly
switches to mute and a brief signal sounds.
Traffic news function
Switching on/off
TP switch.
› Press the
Automatic station finding with storing the radio stations
AS . An automatic station finding is started during which the 6
stations with the strongest signal in the memory level FM3 and/or AM3 are stored.
› Press the button
The traffic service is deactivated by pressing the
 icon goes out.
switch again. The displayed
Activating/deactivating traffic reports
Functional readiness of the traffic news service is indicated via the  icon.
When the process of storing the radio stations on the selection buttons 12 is complete, you can press any selection button 12 to call up the desired radio station.
Manual search
› Set the frequency of the desired radio station by turning the settings knob
Searching for and storing radio stations
The stored radio stations of the current waveband are updated and stored once
again in the memory level FM3 and/or AM3 by repeatedly pressing the button AS .
During playback in Media mode, the last selected radio station that supports traffic news will continue to be received in the background. If a traffic news station
has not been set recently, then the most appropriate traffic news station is set
automatically in the background. While searching for an appropriate station, TP
SEEK is displayed on the screen.
If the set radio station does not broadcast traffic news,   is displayed on the
An incoming traffic report automatically interrupts playback or listening to a radio
station that is not currently transmitting traffic news. INFO and station name is
displayed on the screen. Once the traffic news have ended, the device automatically returns to the original playback mode.
Some radio stations misleadingly identify themselves as traffic programs. It is
therefore not an error with the unit that there are no traffic news on these stations.
CD player
The CD Player is a laser product. On the manufacturing date, this unit was
classified as a class 1 laser product in accordance with the national/international standards DIN EN 60825-1: 2008-05 and DHHS Rules 21 CFR,
Subchapter J. The laser used in this class 1 laser product is so weak that there
is no risk of danger when operated correctly. This product is designed such
that the laser is restricted to the inside of the unit. However, the installed laser could be classified in a higher class were the housing to be removed. For
this reason, never remove the housing of the unit.
Using the system
Information on how to use a CD
The internal drive can play CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW discs.
Insert the CD
With the labelled side facing up, only insert a CD into CD slot
until it is automatically drawn in.
» Fig. 1 on page 3
Never insert CDs with the designation “ into the internal drive. Do not insert in
drives without a drawer ” or use Eco Discs.
■ There is a time delay of a few seconds after the  button is pressed before the
CD is ejected. During this time the lock in front of the CD slot is open.
■ Be sure to wait until the CD has been fully ejected before you try to insert a new
CD. Otherwise you can damage the drive inside the unit.
■ A dirty, mechanically damaged, unreadable or incorrectly inserted CD can cause
playback problems. The CD may not be playable or may jump because of this.
Check the CD and insert it properly into the unit. Should the problem persist , try
using another CD and visit a specialist garage if necessary.
■ If the internal temperature of the device is too high, no CDs will be accepted.
The unit switches into the last active operating mode.
■ Never use liquids such as gasoline, paint thinner or record cleaner to clean the
surface of the CD - this may cause damage.
■ Never expose the CD to direct sunlight!
■ Only write on the CD using appropriate pens.
■ Do not stick anything to the CD.
The play function will start automatically.
Taking out the CD
Press the  button – the CD is ejected.
If the “ejected” CD is not taken out within 10 seconds, it will be drawn in again for
safety reasons.
Buttons on the unit for controlling the current audio source
During CD playback briefly press the  or  button or turn the menu button 2
to select the previous or next track.
For quick playback of the title press the backward and forward buttons
 for longer. The play function is continued after releasing the button.
To scroll through folders or playlists (if they are available on the CD) press the selection button 12 (applies to MP3 files).
Changing between the audio sources
Press the MEDIA button to select the audio source: CD (internal CD drive), CDC (external CD changer), AUX/MDI (external input) and BT-AUDIO (wireless transfer of
MP3 files from the telephone installation).
Poor or unpaved road surfaces and severe vibrations may cause the CD to jump.
■ In cold weather or after rain showers, moisture (condensate) may deposit in the
unit. This can effect the CD jump or impair the play function. Wait until the moisture has evaporated if this happens.
■ Should a CD be dirty, never clean it in a circular motion, but instead work from
the inside out. Use a soft, lint-free cloth. For heavy stains, we recommend that
you clean the CD with a commercially available CD cleaner and allow it to dry.
■ It is possible that CDs protected by copyright and home-made CD-R and CD-RW
will not be played back at all or only in certain circumstances.
CD player
Please also note the additional information for MP3 mode.
The national copyright laws that apply in your country must be observed.
The CD Player does not contain parts that need to be serviced or repaired. In
the case of a defective CD player, please visit a specialist garage.
■ If the ejected CD is not taken out, it will be retracted again for safety reasons.
■ If a TP station was set before changing to CD mode, CD playback will be interrupted during the traffic news and the device switches to radio mode. Once the
traffic news have ended, CD playback will resume.
Playback of tracks from folders.
Playback of tracks from playlists (folder of selected tracks from individual folders,
which is stored on the CD).
This function is only active for external audio sources, which are connected via
the MDI input.
Function SCAN
› CANCEL - ends function BROWSE;
› TOP - returns to the root folder;
› UP - returns to a level higher;
› PLAY ALL - replays all titles from the selected folder;
› OPEN - opens the list of the sub-folders of the selected folder;
› PLAY - starts the play function of the selected title.
Consecutive play back of each title for the first 10 seconds.
› Briefly press the settings knob
2 » Fig. 1 on page 3 to start scrolling through
the CD. The first 10 seconds of each title are played.
› In order to call up the original title played, press the selection button CANCEL
12 .
› The automatic scan is stopped by pressing the selection button OK 12 The already replayed title remains selected.
› To select another track, press the selection button SKIP 12 .
Scroll through the entire folder structure.
Play function of titles in random order.
Selective functions in CD mode
During CD playback the following functions are displayed on the screen:
Selection of the mode for repeating the title.
› OFF - Play function in continuous order;
› TRACK - repeated play function of the selected title;
› FOLDER - if a CD containing MP3 files is inserted, the tracks (files) from the folder that was active at the start of repeat mode will be repeated.
FLD DOWN (PREV PL - for the play function of the play list)
Scroll downwards in the folders.
FLD UP (NEXT PL - for the play function of the play list)
Scroll upwards in the folders.
Confirm the OPEN and PLAY functions using the selection button or by pressing
menu button 2 » Fig. 1 on page 3.
General information for MP3 operation
MP3 file and MP3 storage device requirements
› CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW with a capacity of 650 MB and 700 MB.
› The CDs must meet the ISO 9660 Level 2 standard and the Joliet file system
(single and multi-session).
› Data names must be no longer than 64 characters.
› The list structure is restricted to a depth of 8 list levels.
› The name of the artist, the album and the title of the played MP3 file can be displayed if such information is available in the form of so-called ID3 tags. The directory and data name will be displayed if no ID3 tag is available.
Valid for a folder structure with sub-folders.
Valid for a folder structure without sub-folders.
CD player
› Playlists are not supported.
› WMA files(Windows Media Audio) can also be played, as long as they are not
copyright protected through the DRM procedure (Digital Rights Management).
These kinds of WMA files are not supported by the device.
Display of additional information (MP3 files)
Press the INFO button to display additional information about the current track
on the screen.
Using the selection buttons 1 - 6 12 » Fig. 1 on page 3 additional information
about MP3 files can be selected to appear in the display.
Bit rate (data flow per time unit)
› The system supports MP3 files with bit rates of 32 to 320 kb/s as well as MP3
files with variable bit rates.
› The indicated playing time data with variable bit rates is not reliable.
CD player
External sources
We recommend that you purchase an adapter for connecting the USB devices, the
devices with Mini USB output or an iPod, at an authorised ŠKODAService Partner.
Using the system
Adjust the play function volume of the external audio source
The playback volume of the external audio source can be adjusted via the volume
control on the device.
Advice for dealing with external sources
Depending on the connected audio source, the output volume on the external audio source can be changed.
It is possible to play back external audio sources in the vehicle via the device.
A different audio source can be selected on the device at any time. As long as the
external audio source is not switched off, it always remains active in the background.
See the owner's manual of the specific manufacturer for operating the external
audio source.
In addition, if an external audio source is connected via the multimedia input the
display in the Audio menu will be the selection button AUX instead of the selection button MDI . It is important to note that an audio source connected via the
AUX input can only be played if no data storage unit is connected to the multimedia input.
Conditions for a successful connection
External audio sources are connected via the AUX input using a 3.5 mm standard
jack plug. If the external audio source does not have this jack plug, you must use
an adapter.
› Only USB devices with the specification 2.0 can be connected.
› The version of the file allocation table FAT (File Allocation Table) of the connec-
ted device must be FAT16 ( <2 GB) or FAT32 (> 2 GB).
› In order to replay from a unit with a hard disk (HDD) which includes a large data
volume, it can lead to a time delay when reading in the overview of the music
› In order to replay from a unit, which includes a complicated folder structure, it
can lead to a time delay when reading in the overview of the music data.
› The folder structure in the connected unit must not exceed a depth of 8 levels.
One folder must not contain more than 1,000 files.
› A USB extension cable or USB distributor (HUB) must not be used to connect
the unit.
A special adapter is required to connect audio sources via the MDI input.
You can also change the input sensitivity of the external audio source, in order to
adapt the play volume of the external audio source to that of the other audio
sources or to avoid distortions.
Never place external sources on the dashboard. These could be thrown into
the passenger compartment during sudden driving manoeuvres, injuring the
■ Never place external sources close to the airbags. These could be thrown into the passenger compartment when the airbags are deployed, injuring the
■ Never hold external sources in your hand or on your knees while driving.
These could be thrown into the passenger compartment during sudden driving manoeuvres, injuring the occupants.
■ Always route the connection cable of the external source such that does not
restrict you when driving.
The AUX input must only be used for audio sources!
■ See the owner's manual of the specific manufacturer for instructions on operating the external source.
■ The external audio source connected via AUX can only be used if no other unit
is connected via MDI at the same time.
■ If an external audio source equipped with an adapter for external power supply
is connected via AUX, it is possible that the audio signal may be disrupted. This
depends on the quality of the adapter which is used.
External sources
AUX input
Note any pairing requests shown in the Bluetooth® player.
We recommend adjusting the volume on the portable player to the maximum
The AUX input for external audio sources is located under the front armrest.
› Activate the AUX input by pressing the
button followed by the
lection button.
The play function starts automatically after connecting the source.
External audio sources connected via the AUX input cannot be controlled via the
MDI input - multimedia input
The input for the external audio sources MDI is located under the front armrest, in
the storage compartment of the front passenger side or in the storage compartment of the centre console (according to vehicle model).
A special adapter is required to connect audio sources via the MDI input.
› The MDI input is activated by pressing the
pressing the
button and subsequently by
selection button.
Audio files in MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis and AAC format from external data storage
devices connected to the MDI input can be played through the device.
External audio sources connected to the MDI input can be controlled from the device.
Bluetooth® player
The device makes a wireless connection to the Bluetooth® player possible.
› Pairing process of the Bluetooth® player with the device» Owner's Manual,
chapter Communication and multimedia.
› A fast pairing process is possible if the Bluetooth® player supports it. If a PIN
code is displayed on the screen of the Bluetooth® player or device, confirm this
› Playback is started and controlled via the Bluetooth® player.
External sources
Parking and manoeuvring
Visual parking system
Fig. 2
Display example of the device
Your device assists the driver via the display screen when parking and manoeuvring.
For more information on parking assist see » Owner's Manual, chapter Parking
Explanation of graphic
An obstacle detected in the collision area.  Do not continue to drive!
An obstacle detected outside the collision area thus far.
Parking and manoeuvring
ŠKODA AUTO a.s. pursues a policy of constant product and model development.
We trust that you will understand that changes to models in terms of shape,
equipment and engineering, may be introduced at any time. The information
about appearance, performances, dimensions, weights, standards and functions
of the vehicle is correct at the time of publication. Some equipment might only be
introduced at a later date, or might only be offered in certain markets; information is provided by ŠKODA Partners. It is therefore not possible for legal claims to
be made based on the data, illustrations and descriptions contained in this Owner's Manual.
Reprinting, reproduction or translation, either in whole or in part, is not permitted
without the written consent of ŠKODA AUTO a.s..
ŠKODA AUTO a.s. . expressly reserves all rights relating to copyright laws.
Subject to change.
Issued by: ŠKODA AUTO a.s.
© ŠKODA AUTO a.s. 2013
Radio Swing
Owner's Manual
Swing: Fabia, Roomster, Praktik, Rapid, Yeti, Superb
Rádio anglicky 11.2013
5J0 012 720 DD
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