4-576-780-31(1)
FM/AM
Digital Media
Player
To cancel the demonstration (DEMO) display, see page 11.
To switch the FM/AM tuning step, see page 6.
For the connection/installation, see page 19.
DSX-A200UI
Operating Instructions
GB
For safety, be sure to install this unit in the
dashboard of the car as the rear side of the unit
becomes hot during use.
For details, see “Connection/Installation”
(page 19).
The nameplate indicating operating voltage, etc., is
located on the bottom of the chassis.
Warning if your car’s ignition has no ACC
position
Be sure to set the AUTO OFF function (page 11).
The unit will shut off completely and
automatically in the set time after the unit is
turned off, which prevents battery drain. If you
do not set the AUTO OFF function, press and hold
OFF until the display disappears each time you
turn the ignition off.
Disclaimer regarding services offered by third
parties
Services offered by third parties may be changed,
suspended, or terminated without prior notice.
Sony does not bear any responsibility in these sorts
of situations.
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Connection/Installation
Table of Contents
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Getting Started
Detaching the Front Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching the FM/AM Tuning Step . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a USB Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting Other Portable Audio Device . . . . . . .
Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Parts List for Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
5
6
6
6
6
Listening to the Radio
Listening to the Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using Radio Data System (RDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Playback
Playing a USB Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Searching and Playing Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Listening to Pandora®
Setting up Pandora® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Streaming Pandora®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Available Operations in Pandora®. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Settings
Canceling the DEMO Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Basic Setting Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
General Setup (GENERAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Sound Setup (SOUND) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Display Setup (DISPLAY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Additional Information
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Guide to Parts and Controls
Main unit
 Front panel release button
 SRC (source)
Turn on the power.
Change the source.
OFF
Press and hold for 1 second to turn the source
off and display the clock.
Press and hold for more than 2 seconds to turn
off the power and the display.
 Control dial
Rotate to adjust the volume.
PUSH ENTER
Enter the selected item.
MENU
Open the setup menu.
 Display window
 SEEK +/–
Tune in radio stations automatically. Press and
hold to tune manually.
/ (prev/next)
/ (fast-reverse/fast-forward)
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 PTY (program type)
Select PTY in RDS.
(browse) (page 9, 10)
Enter the browse mode during playback.
 MODE (page 7, 9, 10)
(back)
Return to the previous display.
 Receptor for the remote commander
 Number buttons (1 to 6)
Receive stored radio stations. Press and hold to
store stations.
ALBUM /
Skip an album for audio device. Press and hold
to skip albums continuously.
Press  to thumbs up, or  to thumbs down in
Pandora® (page 10).
(repeat)
(shuffle)
PAUSE
 MEGA BASS
Reinforces bass sound in synchronization with
the volume level. Press to change the MEGA
BASS setting: [1], [2], [OFF].
 AUX input jack
 DSPL (display)
Press to change display items.
SCRL (scroll)
Press and hold to scroll a display item.
 USB port
Getting Started
Detaching the Front Panel
You can detach the front panel of this unit to
prevent theft.
1
Press and hold OFF  until the unit turns
off, press the front panel release button
, then pull the panel towards you to
remove.
Caution alarm
If you turn the ignition switch to the OFF position
without detaching the front panel, the caution
alarm will sound for a few seconds. The alarm will
only sound if the built-in amplifier is used.
Attaching the front panel
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Switching the FM/AM Tuning
Step
Set the FM/AM tuning step of your country. This
setting appears only while the source is off and
the clock is displayed.
1
Press MENU, rotate the control dial to
select [SET GENERAL], then press it.
2
Rotate the control dial to select [SET
TUNER-STP], then press it.
3
Rotate the control dial to select from [SET
50K/9K], [SET 100K/10K] or [SET 200K/
10K], then press it.
Setting the Clock
1
Press MENU, rotate the control dial to
select [SET GENERAL], then press it.
2
Rotate the control dial to select [SET
CLOCK-ADJ], then press it.
The hour indication flashes.
3
Connecting a USB Device
1
2
Connect the USB device to the unit.
To connect an iPod/iPhone, use the USB
connection cable for iPod (not supplied).
Connecting Other Portable
Audio Device
1
2
3
Rotate the control dial to set the hour
and minute.
To move the digital indication, press SEEK +/–.
4
Turn down the volume on the unit.
Turn off the portable audio device.
Turn down the volume on the unit.
Connect the portable audio device to the
AUX input jack (stereo mini jack) on the
unit with a connecting cord (not
supplied)*.
* Be sure to use a straight type plug.
After setting the minute, press MENU.
The setup is complete and the clock starts.
To display the clock
Press DSPL.
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Press SRC to select [AUX].
To match the volume level of the connected
device to other sources
Start playback of the portable audio device at a
moderate volume, and set your usual listening
volume on the unit.
Press MENU, then select [SET SOUND]  [SET AUX
VOL] (page 12).
Listening to the Radio
Listening to the Radio
Tuning step setting is required (page 6).
To listen to the radio, press SRC to select [TUNER].
Storing automatically (BTM)
1
Press MODE to change the band (FM1,
FM2, FM3, AM1 or AM2).
2
Press MENU, rotate the control dial to
select [SET GENERAL], then press it.
3
Rotate the control dial to select [SET
BTM], then press it.
The unit stores stations in order of frequency on
the number buttons.
Tuning
1
Press MODE to change the band (FM1,
FM2, FM3, AM1 or AM2).
2
Perform tuning.
To tune manually
Press and hold SEEK +/– to locate the
approximate frequency, then press SEEK +/–
repeatedly to fine adjust to the desired
frequency.
To tune automatically
Press SEEK +/–.
Scanning stops when the unit receives a station.
Storing manually
1
While receiving the station that you want
to store, press and hold a number button
(1 to 6) until [MEM] appears.
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Receiving the stored stations
1
Select the band, then press a number
button (1 to 6).
Using Radio Data System (RDS)
Selecting program types (PTY)
1
2
Press PTY during FM reception.
Rotate the control dial until the desired
program type appears, then press it.
The unit starts to search for a station
broadcasting the selected program type.
Type of programs
NEWS (News), AFFAIRS (Current Affairs), INFO
(Information), SPORT (Sports), EDUCATE
(Education), DRAMA (Drama), CULTURE (Culture),
SCIENCE (Science), VARIED (Varied), POP M (Pop
Music), ROCK M (Rock Music), EASY M (M.O.R.
Music), LIGHT M (Light classical), CLASSICS (Serious
classical), OTHER M (Other Music), WEATHER
(Weather), FINANCE (Finance), CHILDREN
(Children’s program), SOCIAL A (Social Affairs),
RELIGION (Religion), PHONE IN (Phone In), TRAVEL
(Travel), LEISURE (Leisure), JAZZ (Jazz Music),
COUNTRY (Country Music), NATION M (National
Music), OLDIES (Oldies Music), FOLK M (Folk Music),
DOCUMENT (Documentary)
Playback
Playing a USB Device
In these Operating Instructions, “iPod” is used as a
general reference for the iPod functions on an iPod
and iPhone, unless otherwise specified by the text
or illustrations.
For details on the compatibility of your iPod, see
“About iPod” (page 13) or visit the support site on
the back cover.
MSC (Mass Storage Class) and MTP (Media Transfer
Protocol) type USB devices (such as a USB flash
drive, digital media player, Android™ phone)
compliant with the USB standard can be used.
Depending on the digital media player or Android
phone, setting the USB connection mode to MTP is
required.
Notes
 For details on the compatibility of your USB device,
visit the support site on the back cover.
 Playback of the following files is not supported.
MP3/WMA/FLAC:
 copyright-protected files
 DRM (Digital Rights Management) files
 Multi-channel audio files
MP3/WMA:
 lossless compression files
1
Connect a USB device to the USB port
(page 6).
Playback starts.
If a device is already connected, to start
playback, press SRC to select [USB] ([IPD]
appears in the display when the iPod is
recognized).
Setting clock time (CT)
The CT data from the RDS transmission sets the
clock.
2
1
To stop playback
Set [SET CT-ON] in [SET GENERAL]
(page 11).
Adjust the volume on this unit.
Press and hold OFF for 1 second.
To remove the device
Stop playback, then remove the device.
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Caution for iPhone
When you connect an iPhone via USB, phone call
volume is controlled by the iPhone, not the unit. Do
not inadvertently increase the volume on the unit
during a call, as a sudden loud sound may result
when the call ends.
Operating an iPod directly (Passenger
control)
1
During playback, press and hold MODE
until [MODE IPOD] appears.
Operations of the iPod become available.
Note that the volume can be adjusted only by
the unit.
To exit passenger control
Press and hold MODE until [MODE AUDIO] appears.
2
Rotate the control dial to select the
desired search category, then press it to
confirm.
3
Repeat step 2 to search the desired track.
Playback starts.
To exit the Quick-BrowZer mode
Press
(browse).
Searching by skipping items
(Jump mode)
1
2
3
Press
(browse).
Press SEEK +.
Rotate the control dial to select the item.
The list is jumped in steps of 10% of the total
number of items.
Searching and Playing Tracks
4
Press ENTER to return to the QuickBrowZer mode.
The selected item appears.
Repeat play and shuffle play
1
During playback, press
(repeat) or
(shuffle) repeatedly to select the desired
play mode.
5
Rotate the control dial to select the
desired item, then press it.
Playback starts.
Playback in the selected play mode may take
time to start.
Available play modes differ depending on the
selected sound source.
Searching a track by name (QuickBrowZer™)
1
During USB playback, press
(browse)*
to display the list of search categories.
When the track list appears, press
(back)
repeatedly to display the desired search
category.
* During USB playback, press
(browse) for more
than 2 seconds to directly return to the beginning
of the category list.
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Listening to Pandora®
Pandora® is available to stream music through your
iPhone. You can control Pandora® on a USBconnected iPhone from this unit.
Pandora® is only available in certain countries.
Please visit
http://www.pandora.com/legal
for more information.
Setting up Pandora®
1
Check the compatibility of your mobile
device by visiting the support site on the
back cover.
2
Download the latest version of the
Pandora® application from your
smartphone’s app store. A list of
compatible devices can be found at
www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile
Available Operations in
Pandora®
“Thumbs” feedback
“Thumbs Up” or “Thumbs Down” feedback allows
you to personalize stations.
1
During playback, press  (Thumbs Up) or
 (Thumbs Down).
Using the station list
The station list allows you to easily select a desired
station.
1
2
During playback, press
3
Rotate the control dial to select the
desired station, then press it.
(browse).
Press SEEK + to select the sorting order
[BY DATE] or [A TO Z].
Playback starts.
Streaming Pandora®
Bookmarking
1
2
3
Connect the iPhone to this unit (page 6).
The track currently being played can be
bookmarked and stored in your Pandora® account.
Press SRC to select [PANDORA USB].
1
4
Press PAUSE to start playback.
Launch Pandora® application on your
mobile device.
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During playback, press MODE.
General Setup (GENERAL)
Settings
Canceling the DEMO Mode
You can cancel the demonstration display which
appears when the source is off and the clock is
displayed.
DEMO (demonstration)
Activates the demonstration: [ON], [OFF].
CLOCK-ADJ (clock adjust) (page 6)
TUNER-STP (tuner step) (page 6)
(Available only while the source is off and the
clock is displayed.)
1
Press MENU, rotate the control dial to
select [SET GENERAL], then press it.
2
Rotate the control dial to select [SET
DEMO], then press it.
CAUT ALM (caution alarm)
Activates the caution alarm: [ON], [OFF] (page 5).
(Available only while the source is off and the
clock is displayed.)
3
Rotate the control dial to select [SET
DEMO-OFF], then press it.
BEEP
Activates the beep sound: [ON], [OFF].
The setting is complete.
4
Press
(back) twice.
The display returns to normal reception/play
mode.
AUTO OFF
Shuts off automatically after a desired time
when the unit is turned off: [NO], [30S] (30
seconds), [30M] (30 minutes), [60M] (60
minutes).
Basic Setting Operation
CT (clock time)
Activates the CT function: [ON], [OFF].
You can set items in the following setup categories:
General setup (GENERAL), Sound setup (SOUND),
Display setup (DISPLAY)
BTM (best tuning memory) (page 7)
(Available only when the tuner is selected.)
1
2
Press MENU.
Rotate the control dial to select the setup
category, then press it.
The items that can be set differ depending on
the source and settings.
3
Rotate the control dial to select the
options, then press it.
To return to the previous display
Press
(back).
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Sound Setup (SOUND)
This setup menu is available when any source is
selected.
EQ5 PRESET
Selects an equalizer curve from 10 equalizer
curves or off:
[OFF], [R&B], [ROCK], [POP], [DANCE], [HIP-HOP],
[ELECTRONICA], [JAZZ], [SOUL], [COUNTRY],
[CUSTOM].
The equalizer curve setting can be memorized
for each source.
EQ5 SETTING
Sets [CUSTOM] of EQ5.
BASE
Selects a preset equalizer curve as a basis for
further customizing: [BAND1] (low frequency),
[BAND2] (mid-low frequency), [BAND3] (mid
frequency), [BAND4] (mid-high frequency),
[BAND5] (high frequency).
The volume level is adjustable in 1 dB steps,
from -10 dB to +10 dB.
BALANCE
Adjusts the sound balance: [RIGHT-15] –
[CENTER] – [LEFT-15].
FADER
Adjusts the relative level: [FRONT-15] – [CENTER]
– [REAR-15].
AUX VOL (AUX volume level)
Adjusts the volume level for each connected
auxiliary device: [+18 dB] – [0 dB] – [-8 dB].
This setting negates the need to adjust the
volume level between sources.
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Display Setup (DISPLAY)
BLK OUT (black out)
Turns off the illumination automatically for any
source (e.g., during radio reception, etc.) if no
operation is performed for 5 seconds: [ON],
[OFF].
To turn the light back on, press any button on
the unit.
DIMMER
Changes the display brightness: [ON], [OFF].
SND SYNC (sound synchronization)
Activates the synchronization of the illumination
with the sound: [ON], [OFF].
AUTO SCR (auto scroll)
Scrolls long items automatically: [ON], [OFF].
(Not available when the AUX or tuner is
selected.)
Compatible Model
USB
iPhone 5

iPhone 4s

Precautions
iPhone 4

 Cool off the unit beforehand if your car has been
parked in direct sunlight.
 Do not leave the front panel or audio devices
brought in inside the car, or it may cause
malfunction due to high temperature in direct
sunlight.
 Power antenna (aerial) extends automatically.
iPhone 3GS

iPod touch (5th generation)

iPod touch (4th generation)

iPod touch (3rd generation)

iPod classic

iPod nano (7th generation)

To maintain high sound quality
iPod nano (6th generation)

iPod nano (5th generation)

Additional Information
Do not splash liquid onto the unit.
Playback order of audio files
Folder (album)
Audio file (track)
 “Made for iPod,” and “Made for iPhone,” mean
that an electronic accessory has been designed to
connect specifically to iPod or iPhone,
respectively, and has been certified by the
developer to meet Apple performance standards.
Apple is not responsible for the operation of this
device or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards. Please note that the use of
this accessory with iPod or iPhone may affect
wireless performance.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit that are not covered in this manual,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
About iPod
 You can connect to the following iPod models.
Update your iPod devices to the latest software
before use.
Compatible iPhone/iPod models
Compatible Model
USB
iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6

iPhone 5s

iPhone 5c

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Maintenance
Cleaning the connectors
The unit may not function properly if the
connectors between the unit and the front panel
are not clean. In order to prevent this, detach the
front panel (page 5) and clean the connectors with
a cotton swab. Do not apply too much force.
Otherwise, the connectors may be damaged.
531 – 1,602 kHz (at 9 kHz step)
530 – 1,710 kHz (at 10 kHz step)
AM tuning step:
9 kHz/10 kHz switchable
Antenna (aerial) terminal:
External antenna (aerial) connector
Sensitivity: 26 μV
USB Player section
Specifications
Interface: USB (Full-speed)
Maximum current: 1 A
The maximum number of recognizable tracks:
 folders (albums): 256
 files (tracks) per folder: 256
Corresponding codec:
MP3 (.mp3)
Bit rate: 8 – 320 kbps (Supports VBR (Variable
Bit Rate))
Sampling rate: 16 – 48 kHz
WMA (.wma)
Bit rate: 32 – 192 kbps (Supports VBR (Variable
Bit Rate))
Sampling rate: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
FLAC (.flac)
Bit depth: 16 bit, 24 bit
Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Tuner section
Power amplifier section
Notes
 For safety, turn off the ignition before cleaning the
connectors, and remove the key from the ignition
switch.
 Never touch the connectors directly with your fingers
or with any metal device.
FM
Tuning range:
87.5 – 108.0 MHz (at 50 kHz step)
87.5 – 108.0 MHz (at 100 kHz step)
87.5 – 107.9 MHz (at 200 kHz step)
FM tuning step:
50 kHz/100 kHz/200 kHz switchable
Antenna (aerial) terminal:
External antenna (aerial) connector
Intermediate frequency:
FM CCIR: -1,956.5 to -487.3 kHz and
+500.0 to +2,095.4 kHz
Usable sensitivity: 7 dBf
Selectivity: 75 dB at 400 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: 73 dB
Separation: 50 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response: 20 – 15,000 Hz
AM
Tuning range:
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Output: Speaker outputs
Speaker impedance: 4 – 8 ohms
Maximum power output: 55 W × 4 (at 4 ohms)
General
Outputs:
Audio outputs terminal (rear)
Power antenna (aerial)/Power amplifier control
terminal (REM OUT)
Inputs:
Remote controller input terminal
Antenna (aerial) input terminal
AUX input jack (stereo mini jack)
USB port
Power requirements: 12 V DC car battery (negative
ground (earth))
Rated current consumption: 10 A
Dimensions:
Approx. 178 mm × 50 mm × 120 mm
(7 1/8 in × 2 in × 4 3/4 in) (w/h/d)
Mounting dimensions:
Approx. 182 mm × 53 mm × 102 mm
(7 1/4 in × 2 1/8 in × 4 1/8 in) (w/h/d)
Mass: Approx. 0.7 kg (1 lb 9 oz)
Package contents:
Main unit (1)
Parts for installation and connections (1 set)
Your dealer may not handle some of the above
listed accessories. Please ask the dealer for detailed
information.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Copyrights
Windows Media is either a registered trademark or
trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
This product is protected by certain intellectual
property rights of Microsoft Corporation. Use or
distribution of such technology outside of this
product is prohibited without a license from
Microsoft or an authorized Microsoft subsidiary.
iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod
touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
 Redistributions of source code must retain the
above copyright notice, this list of conditions and
the following disclaimer.
 Redistributions in binary form must reproduce
the above copyright notice, this list of conditions
and the following disclaimer in the
documentation and/or other materials provided
with the distribution.
 Neither the name of the Xiph.org Foundation nor
the names of its contributors may be used to
endorse or promote products derived from this
software without specific prior written
permission.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT
HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS” AND ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO
EVENT SHALL THE FOUNDATION OR CONTRIBUTORS
BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR
SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR
BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND
ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN
CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY
OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Pandora®, the Pandora® logo, and the Pandora®
trade dress are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc., used with
permission.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
libFLAC
Copyright (C) 2000-2009 Josh Coalson
Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Xiph.Org Foundation
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms,
with or without modification, are permitted
provided that the following conditions are met:
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Troubleshooting
The following checklist will help you remedy
problems you may encounter with your unit.
Before going through the checklist below, check
the connection and operating procedures.
For details on using the fuse and removing the unit
from the dashboard, see “Connection/Installation”
(page 19).
If the problem is not solved, visit the support site on
the back cover.
General
No sound or the sound is very low.
 The position of the fader control [FADER] is not
set for a 2-speaker system.
 The volume of the unit and/or connected device
is very low.
 Increase the volume of the unit and connected
device.
No beep sound.
 An optional power amplifier is connected and
you are not using the built-in amplifier.
The contents of the memory have been erased.
 The power supply lead or battery has been
disconnected or not connected properly.
Stored stations and correct time are erased.
The fuse has blown.
Makes a noise when the position of the ignition
is switched.
 The leads are not matched correctly with the car’s
accessory power connector.
During playback or reception, the demonstration
mode starts.
 If no operation is performed for 5 minutes with
[DEMO-ON] set, the demonstration mode starts.
 Set [DEMO-OFF] (page 11).
The display disappears from/does not appear in
the display window.
 The dimmer is set to [DIM-ON] (page 12).
 The display disappears if you press and hold OFF.
 Press OFF on the unit until the display appears.
 The connectors are dirty (page 14).
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The display disappears while the unit is
operating.
 [BLK OUT] (black out) is set to [B.OUT-ON]
(page 12).
The display/illumination flashes.
 The power supply is not sufficient.
 Check that the car battery supplies enough
power to the unit. (The power requirement is
12 V DC.)
The operation buttons do not function.
 Press DSPL and
(back)/MODE for more than
2 seconds to reset the unit.
The contents stored in memory are erased.
For your safety, do not reset the unit while you
are driving.
Radio reception
Stations cannot be received.
The sound is hampered by noises.
 The connection is not correct.
 If your car has built-in radio antenna (aerial) in
the rear/side glass, connect an REM OUT lead
(blue/white striped) or accessory power supply
lead (red) to the power supply lead of a car’s
antenna (aerial) booster.
 Check the connection of the car antenna
(aerial).
 If the auto antenna (aerial) will not extend,
check the connection of the power antenna
(aerial) control lead.
 The tuning step setting has been erased.
 Set the tuning step again (page 6).
Preset tuning is not possible.
 The broadcast signal is too weak.
RDS
PTY displays [- - - - - - - -].
 The current station is not an RDS station.
 RDS data has not been received.
 The station does not specify the program type.
USB device playback
You cannot play items via a USB hub.
 This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB
hub.
A USB device takes longer to play.
 The USB device contains files with a complicated
tree structure.
The sound is intermittent.
 The sound may be intermittent at a high-bit-rate.
 DRM (Digital Rights Management) files may not
be playable in some cases.
Audio file cannot be played.
 USB device formatted with file systems other
than FAT16 or FAT32 are unsupported.*
* This unit supports FAT16 and FAT32, but some USB
device may not support all of these FAT. For details,
refer to the operating instruction of each USB device
or contact the manufacturer.
Pandora® operation
Pandora® connection is not possible.
 Shut down the Pandora® application on the
mobile device, and then launch it again.
Error displays/Messages
HUB NO SUPRT: USB hubs are not supported.
IPD STOP: iPod playback has finished.
 Operate your iPod/iPhone to start playback.
NO DEV: A USB device is not connected or
recognized.
 Make sure the USB device or USB cable is securely
connected.
OVERLOAD: The USB device is overloaded.
 Disconnect the USB device, then press SRC to
select another source.
 The USB device has a fault, or an unsupported
device is connected.
READ: Now reading information.
 Wait until reading is complete and playback
starts automatically. This may take some time
depending on the file organization.
USB ERROR: The USB device cannot be played.
 Connect the USB device again.
USB NO MUSIC: There is no playable file.
 Connect a USB device containing playable files
(page 14).
USB NO SUPRT: The USB device is not supported.
 For details on the compatibility of your USB
device, visit the support site on the back cover.
For Pandora® operation:
CANNOT SKIP: Skipping tracks is not allowed.
 Wait until the commercial ends, next track
begins, or select another station on the list.
Pandora® limits the number of skips allowed on
their service.
NO NETWORK: The network connection is unstable
or lost.
 Make the network connection again on the
device, or wait until the network connection is
established.
NO STATION - PLEASE - CREATE - STATION - IN PANDORA APP: No stations on your account.
 Create the station on the mobile device.
NOT ALLOWED: The selected operation is not
allowed.
 “Thumbs” feedback is not allowed.
 Wait until the commercial ends.
 Some functions, such as Shared Station, do not
permit feedback. Wait until the next track
begins, or select another station on the list.
 Bookmark is not allowed.
 Wait until the commercial ends.
 Select another track or station, then try it again.
PAN ERROR: The selected operation could not be
performed.
 Wait for a while, then try again.
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PAN MAINT: The Pandora® server is under
maintenance.
 Wait for a while, then try again.
PAN NO SUPRT: Pandora® does not support the
device.
 For details on compatible devices, visit the
support site.
PAN OPEN APP: Pandora® is not running.
 Launch the Pandora® application on the iPhone.
PAN RESTRICT: Pandora® is not available outside
your country.
PLEASE LOGIN - PANDORA APP: You are not
logged into your Pandora® account.
 Disconnect the device, log into your Pandora®
account, then connect the device again.
UPDATE PAN: An old version of Pandora® is
connected.
 Update the Pandora® application to the latest
version.
If these solutions do not help improve the situation,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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Connection/Installation
Parts List for Installation


Cautions
 Run all ground (earth) leads to a common
ground (earth) point.
 Do not get the leads trapped under a screw, or
caught in moving parts (e.g., seat railing).
 Before making connections, turn the car ignition
off to avoid short circuits.
 Connect the yellow and red power supply leads
only after all other leads have been connected.
 Be sure to insulate any loose unconnected leads
with electrical tape for safety.
×2


5 × max. 8 mm
(7/32 × max. 5/16 in)
×4

Precautions
 Choose the installation location carefully so that
the unit will not interfere with normal driving
operations.
 Avoid installing the unit in areas subject to dust,
dirt, excessive vibration, or high temperature,
such as in direct sunlight or near heater ducts.
 Use only the supplied mounting hardware for a
safe and secure installation.
Note on the power supply lead (yellow)
When connecting this unit in combination with other
stereo components, the amperage rating of the car
circuit to which the unit is connected must be higher
than the sum of each component’s fuse amperage
rating.
 This parts list does not include all the package
contents.
 The bracket  and the protection collar  are
attached to the unit before shipping. Before
mounting the unit, use the release keys  to
remove the bracket  from the unit. For details,
see “Removing the protection collar and the
bracket” (page 22).
 Keep the release keys  for future use as they are
also necessary if you remove the unit from your
car.
Mounting angle adjustment
Adjust the mounting angle to less than 45°.
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Connection
*3
Power amplifier*1

White
White/black striped
Gray
Front speaker*1*2
Gray/black striped
Green
Green/black striped
Rear speaker*1*2
Purple
Purple/black striped
Black
Yellow
Red
For details, see “Making
connections” (page 21).
Blue/white striped
from a wired remote control
(not supplied)*4
from a car antenna (aerial)
*1 Not supplied
*2 Speaker impedance: 4 – 8 Ω × 4
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*3 RCA pin cord (not supplied)
*4 Depending on the type of car, use an adaptor for a
wired remote control (not supplied).
Making connections
 To a common ground (earth) point
First connect the black ground (earth) lead, then
connect the yellow and red power supply leads.
Subwoofer Easy Connection
You can use a subwoofer without a power amplifier
when it is connected to a rear speaker cord.
Front speaker
 To the +12 V power terminal which is
energized at all times
Be sure to first connect the black ground (earth)
lead to a common ground (earth) point.
 To the +12 V power terminal which is
energized when the ignition switch is set to
the accessory position
If there is no accessory position, connect to the
+12 V power (battery) terminal which is
energized at all times.
Be sure to first connect the black ground (earth)
lead to a common ground (earth) point.
 To the power antenna (aerial) control lead or
the power supply lead of the antenna (aerial)
booster
It is not necessary to connect this lead if there is
no power antenna (aerial) or antenna (aerial)
booster, or with a manually-operated telescopic
antenna (aerial).
To AMP REMOTE IN of an optional power
amplifier
This connection is only for amplifiers and a
power antenna (aerial). Connecting any other
system may damage the unit.
Subwoofer
Note
Use a subwoofer with an impedance of 4 to 8 ohms,
and with adequate power handling capacities to avoid
damage.
Memory hold connection
When the yellow power supply lead is connected,
power will always be supplied to the memory
circuit even when the ignition switch is turned off.
Speaker connection
 Before connecting the speakers, turn the unit off.
 Use speakers with an impedance of 4 to 8 ohms,
and with adequate power handling capacities to
avoid damage.
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Mounting the unit in the dashboard
Installation
Removing the protection collar and the
bracket
Before installing the unit, remove the protection
collar  and the bracket  from the unit.
1
Before installing, make sure the catches on both
sides of the bracket  are bent inwards 2 mm (3/32
in). When mounting in a Japanese car, see
“Mounting the unit in a Japanese car” (page 23).
1
Pinch both edges of the protection collar
, then pull it out.
Position the bracket  inside the
dashboard, then bend the claws outward
for a tight fit.
182 mm (7 1/4 in)
53 mm (2 1/8 in)

2
Insert both release keys  until they
click, and pull down the bracket , then
pull up the unit to separate.

2
Catch
Mount the unit onto the bracket , then
attach the protection collar .





Face the hook inwards.
Notes
 If the catches are straight or bent outwards, the unit
will not be installed securely and may spring out.
 Make sure the 4 catches on the protection collar 
are properly engaged in the slots of the unit.
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Mounting the unit in a Japanese car
You may not be able to install this unit in some
makes of Japanese cars. In such a case, consult your
Sony dealer.
TOYOTA

to dashboard/center console
Fuse replacement
When replacing the fuse, be sure
Fuse (10 A)
to use one matching the
amperage rating stated on the
original fuse. If the fuse blows,
check the power connection and
replace the fuse. If the fuse blows
again after replacement, there
may be an internal malfunction. In such a case,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Bracket
Bracket

Existing parts supplied with
your car
NISSAN

to dashboard/center console
Bracket
Bracket
Existing parts supplied with
your car

Note
To prevent malfunction, install only with the supplied
screws .
Detaching and attaching the front panel
For details, see “Detaching the Front Panel”
(page 5).
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