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VR182 

MOBILE AUDIO SYSTEM 

Installation and Operation Manual 
















































SAFETY IIMFORMATIOIXI 

When Driving 

Keep the volume level low enough to be aware of the road and traffic conditions. 

Protect from Water 

Do not expose the product to water, as this can cause electrical shorts, fire or other damage. 

Protect from High Temperatures 

Exposure to direct sunlight for an extended period of time can produce very high temperatures 
inside your vehicle. Give the interior a chance to cool down before starting playback. 

Do not mount radio within close proximity of engine compartment. 

Use the Proper Power Supply 

This product is designed to operate with a 12 volt DC negative ground battery system. 

Protect the Disc Mechanism 

Avoid inserting any foreign objects into the disc slot. Misuse may cause malfunction or 
permanent damage due to the precise mechanism of this unit. 

CAUTION: 

THIS MOBILE CD PLAYER IS A CLASS I LASER PRODUCT. THIS UNIT USES A VISIBLE/ 
INVISIBLE LASER BEAM WHICH COULD CAUSE HAZARDOUS RADIATION IF EXPOSED 
DIRECTLY. BE SURE TO OPERATE THE MOBILE CD PLAYER AS INSTRUCTED. 

USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OR PROCEDURES OTHER 
THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION 
EXPOSURE. 

DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR BY YOURSELF. PLEASE REFER 
SERVICING TO A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN. 

WARNING: 

• TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS 
EQUIPMENT TO WATER. 

• TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK AND INTERFERENCE, USE 
ONLY THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. 

• THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED FOR CONTINUOUS OPERATION. 


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DISC NOTES 

Depending on the recording status, conditions of the disc, and the equipment used for 
recording, some CD-Rs/CD-RWs may not play on this unit. For more reliable playback, please 
adhere to the following recommendations: 

• Use CD-RWs with speed 1 x to 4x and write with speed 1 x to 2x. 

• Use CD-Rs with speed lx to 8x and write with speed lx to 2x. 

• Do not play a CD-RW which has been written more than 5 times. 

Compatible Disc Types 

Table 1: General Disc Information 


Disc Type 

Logo 

Diameter/ 
Playable Sides 

Playback Time 

Audio CD 

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12 cm single side 

74 minutes 


NOTE: CD-R and CD-RW discs will not play unless the recording session is closed and 
the CD is finalized. 


Disc Maintenance 

• A dirty or defective disc may cause sound dropouts while playing. Before playing, wipe 
the disc using a clean cloth, working from the center hole towards the outside edge. 
Never use benzene, thinners, cleaning fluids, anti-static liquids or any other solvent. 



Be sure to use only round CDs for this unit and do not use any special shape CDs. Use of 
special shape CDs may cause the unit to malfunction. 

Do not stick paper or tape on the disc. Do not use CDs with labels or stickers attached or 
that have sticky residue from removed stickers. 

Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air-ducts, or leave them 
in a vehicle parked in direct sunlight where there can be a considerable rise in 
temperature inside the vehicle. 




NOTE: A disc may become scratched (although not enough to make it unusable) 
depending on how you handle it and other conditions in the usage environment. These 
scratches are not an indication of a problem with the player. 






















INSTALLATION 

Before You Begin 

1. Disconnect Battery 

Before you begin, always disconnect the battery negative terminal. 

2. Remove Transport Screws and discard. 

Important Notes 

• Before final installation, test the wiring connections to make sure the unit is connected 
properly and the system works. 

• Use only the parts included with the unit to ensure proper installation. The use of 
unauthorized parts can cause malfunctions. 

• Consult with your nearest dealer if installation requires the drilling of holes or other 
modifications to your vehicle. 

• Install the unit where it does not interfere with driving and cannot injure passengers if 
there is a sudden or emergency stop. 

• If the installation angle exceeds 30 e from horizontal, the unit might not give optimum 
performance. 

• Avoid installing the unit where it will be subject to high temperatures from direct sunlight, 
hot air, or from a heater, or where it would be subject to excessive dust, dirt or vibration. 

Dl N Front Mount 

This unit can be installed in a dashboard with an opening of the following dimensions: 


IGESTED RADIO OPENING 
WITH DIN SLEEVE 


182.6mm-► 


93mm 

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1. Slide the mounting sleeve off of the chassis if it has not already been removed. If it is 
locked into position, use the removal keys (supplied) to disengage it. Insert the keys 
through the holes in the front panel as far as they will go, and then slide the sleeve off the 
back of the unit. 


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2. Check the dashboard opening size by sliding the mounting sleeve into it. If the opening is 
not large enough, carefully cut or file as necessary until the sleeve easily slides into the 
opening. Do not force the sleeve into the opening or cause it to bend or bow. Check that 
there will be sufficient space behind the dashboard for the radio chassis. 

3. Locate the series of bend tabs along the top, bottom and sides of the mounting sleeve. 
With the sleeve fully inserted into the dashboard opening, bend as many of the tabs 
outward as necessary to firmly secure the sleeve to the dashboard. 



4. Place the radio in front of the dashboard opening so the wiring can be brought through the 
mounting sleeve. 

5. Follow the wiring diagram carefully and make certain all connections are secure and 
insulated with crimp connectors or electrical tape to ensure proper operation. 

6. After completing the wiring connections, reconnect battery and turn the unit on to confirm 
operation (vehicle ignition switch must be on). If the unit does not operate, recheck all 
wiring until the problem is corrected. Once proper operation is achieved, turn the ignition 
switch off and proceed with final mounting of the chassis. 

7. Carefully slide the radio into the mounting sleeve making sure it is right-side-up until it is 
fully seated and the spring clips lock it into place. 

8. Test radio operation by referring to the operating instructions for the unit. 





















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Ford Vehicle Mount 

1. Remove the mounting sleeve (see step 1 of “DIN Front Mount” on page 4). The mounting 
sleeve is not used in this application. 

2. Use the supplied mounting screw and the rear installation bracket to secure the unit in 
place. 



3. Place the radio in front of the dashboard opening so the wiring can be brought through the 
mounting sleeve. 

4. Follow the wiring diagram carefully and make certain all connections are secure and 
insulated with crimp connectors or electrical tape to ensure proper operation. 

5. After completing the wiring connections, reconnect battery and turn the unit on to confirm 
operation (vehicle ignition switch must be on). If the unit does not operate, recheck all 
wiring until the problem is corrected. Once proper operation is achieved, turn the ignition 
switch off. 

6. Carefully slide the radio onto the guide rail inside the vehicle dash until it is fully seated 
and the spring clips lock into place. 

7. Test radio operation by referring to the operation section for the unit. 

Removing the Unit 

To remove the radio after installation: 

1. Make sure the ignition is turned off, and then disconnect the cable from the vehicle's bat¬ 
tery negative (-) terminal. 

2. Insert the removal keys straight into the holes on the front of the unit, as far as they will 
go. 

Pull the radio straight out. 


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WIRING 


SIRIUS Connector 


CD Changer Connector 


Antenna Connection 


Aux-ln RCA 
Connections 


Aux-Out RCA 
Connections 


IR Remote Connector 


iPOD Connector 



Power Antenna 

Connect to power antenna 
or amplifier, if not used, 
tape bare end of wire. 



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Chassis Ground 

Connect to ground terminal or clean 
unpainted metal part of chassis. 


+ 12V Battery/Constant 

Connect to battery or 12 volt power source 
that is always live. The radio will not work if 
this wire is not connected. 


12V Ignition/Switched 

Connect to existing radio wire or radio fuse. 


PIN NO. 

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BASIC OPERATION 


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Power On/ Off 

Press any button (except the eject A button (23)) to turn the unit ON. Press the VOLUME/ON/ 
OFF button (1) to turn the unit OFF. 

Volume Control 

To increase the volume, rotate the volume control (1) clockwise. The maximum level is “46”. 

To decrease the volume, rotate the volume control counter clockwise. 

Mute 

Press the MUTE button (26) on the control panel to mute the audio output. “Mute” will appear 
on the LCD display. Press MUTE again to restore the audio output to the previous level. 

Mode 

Press the MODE button (4) on the control panel to select a different mode of operation, as 
indicated on the display panel. Available modes include TUNER, CD, SIRIUS, IPOD, CDC and 
AUX IN. 


NOTE: CDC, IPOD, or SIRIUS mode will be skipped if the module is not installed. 


Adjusting the Clock (DISP) 

The current time is displayed in the lower right hand corner of the LCD display. 
To adjust the clock: 

1. Press the DISP button (14) until the hour flashes on the LCD. 




2. Rotate the VOLUME control (1) within 5 seconds to adjust the hours. 

3. Press the DISP button again and the minutes will flash. 

4. Rotate the VOLUME control within 5 seconds to adjust the minutes. 

5. Press DISP again to exit time set mode. After 5 seconds, time set mode will exit 
automatically. 


NOTE: If the time mode is set to “12 HOUR” in the setup menu, continue turning the 
VOLUME control to change between AM (A) and PM (P). 


NOTE: If “P-CLOCK ON” is selected in the setup menu, the clock will be displayed in the 
center of the LCD in large characters when the unit is turned off while the ACC is on. 


Reset 

Use a ball point pin or thin metal object to press the RESET button (18). The reset button 
should be activated for the following reasons: 

• initial installation of the unit when all wiring is completed 

• function buttons do not operate 

• error symbol on the display 

To recover factory default settings, press and hold the MODE button (4) for more than 3 
seconds. The LCD will display “EEP-INIT” and all settings will return to the original factory 
values. 

Audio Menu 

Press the AUDIO/MENU button (3) on the control panel to access the Audio Menu. You can 
navigate through the Audio Menu items by pressing the AUDIO/MENU button repeatedly. 
Once the desired menu item appears on the display, adjust that option by turning the VOLUME 
control (1) within 5 seconds. The unit will automatically exit the Audio Menu after five seconds 
of inactivity. The following menu items can be adjusted. 

Bass Level 

Use the volume control to adjust the Bass level range from “-6” to “+6”. 

Treble Level 

Use the volume control to adjust the Treble level range from “-6” to “+6”. 

Balance 

Use the volume control to adjust the Balance between the left and right speakers from “12L” 
(full left) to “12R” (full right). 

Fader 

Use the volume control to adjust the Fader between the rear and front speakers from “12R” 
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System Menu 

1. Press and hold the MENU/AUDIO button (3) for more than 3 seconds to enter the system 
menu. 

2. Rotate the VOLUME control (1) to highlight the desired item. 

3. Press the VOLUME button (1) to select the highlighted item. 

4. Rotate the VOLUME control to select a value. 

5. Press the VOLUME button to return to menu selection mode. 

The following feature functions can be adjusted: 

• BEEP (ON/OFF): Turn the audible beep ON/OFF (heard when functions/buttons are 
selected). 

• P-VOLUME (00 - 46): Select an automatic turn-on volume. 

• AREA (EURO/USA) 

• P-CLOCK (ON/OFF): Choose “ON” to display the clock in large format when the radio is 
turned off while ACC is on. 

• CLOCK (12/24 HOUR) 

• CONTRAST (-6 - +6) 

• BRIGHTNESS (0-7) 

• AUTO IPOD (ON/OFF): Choose “ON” to automatically switch to iPod mode when an iPod 
is connected. 

Default values: BEEP ON, P-VOLUME 12, USA, CLOCK ON, 12 HOUR, CONTRAST 0, 
BRIGHTNESS 4, AUTO IPOD ON. 

Equalizer 

Press the EQ/LOUD button (11) to select one of the following equalization sound settings: EQ 
FLAT, EQ JAZZ, EQ ROCK, EQ CLASSIC, EQ VOCAL or EQ DISP OFF. 

Loudness 

Press and hold the EQ/LOUD button (11) to turn the loudness feature setting on/off. 

Auxiliary I nput 

To access an auxiliary device: 

1. Connect the portable audio player to the AUX in on the front panel (21) or to the AUX IN 
cables on the back of the radio. 

2. Press the MODE button to select Aux In mode. 

3. Press MODE again to cancel Aux In mode and select another available playback mode. 


NOTE: The front AUX input overrides the rear Auxiliary Input. 


Disp/ Scroll 

When in Sirius Satellite Radio or iPod mode, press the DISP/SCROLL button (14) to view the 
entire program information. 

Remote Sensor 

Point the remote control handset (sold separately) at the remote sensor IR (2) and press the 
function keys on the handset to control the system. 


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Select a Band 

Press the BAND button (16) on the control panel to change between two FM bands and one 
AM band. In WB, CD, CDC, AUX IN or IPOD mode, press the BAND button to automatically 
switch to radio mode. 

Tuning 

Rotate the TUNE ADJUST knob (22) clockwise or counter-clockwise to tune up or down in one 
step increments. Press the SEEK > (19) or SEEK < button (20) to seek the next strong station. 

Preset Stations 

Six numbered preset buttons store and recall stations for each band (FM1, FM2, AM). 

Store a Station 

Tune radio to desired station. Press and hold a preset button (27) for three seconds. A beep 
tone will confirm the stored station and the preset number will appear in the display. 

Recall a Station 

Select a band (if needed). Press a preset button (27) to select the corresponding stored 
station. 

Automatic Store / Preset Scan (AS/ PS) 

Automatic Store 

Select a band (if needed). Press and hold the AS/PS (15) button for more than three seconds 
to automatically select six strong stations and store them in the current band. New stations 




replace any stations already stored in that band. After stations have been stored, the radio will 
enter Preset Scan and preview each stored station. 

Preset Scan 

Select a band (if needed). Press AS/PS (15) to scan stations stored in the current band. The 
unit will pause for ten seconds at each preset station. Press AS/PS again to stop scanning 
when the desired station is reached. 

Weather Band Selection 

In any mode, press the WB button (17) to access the weather band (NOAA seven frequency 
broadcast). In weather band mode, the tuner will automatically seek the active weather band 
automatically and stop. 

Rotate the TUNE ADJUST knob (22) clockwise or counter-clockwise to choose a channel from 
CPU - CPI7. You can also press the six preset buttons (27) to select CFI1 - CH6 directly. 

Press the SEEK < / > buttons (20/19) to seek the stations down/up. 

Press the BAND (16) or MODE (4) button to exit weather band mode. 


NOTE: The weather band channel frequency is fixed in preset memory and cannot be 
changed. 


RDBS Operation 

While in FM Radio mode, press the TA button (12) to start search of a Traffic Announcement in 
your area. If no TA information is being broadcast, the radio will display “NO TA” and return to 
the previously tuned station. 

In any mode, press the TA button to access Traffic Announcement mode. If a TA is being 
broadcast, playback of the current mode will be interrupted and the radio will switch to the FM 
station issuing the TA. Press the TA button again to exit TA mode. 

In FM radio mode, press the PTY button (13) to list the following search options: ANY / News / 
Information / Sports / Talk / Rock / Classic Rock / Adult Hits / Soft Rock / Top 40 / Country / 
Oldies / Soft / Nostalgia / Jazz / Classical / Rhythm and Blues / Soft R&B / Language / 
Religious Music / Religious Talk / Personality / Public / College / Weather / Emergency Test / 
Emergency. 

Use the TUNE ADJUST knob (22) to select an item from the list, then press SEEK < / > (20/ 
19) to search the corresponding program. “PTY SEARCH' will be displayed in the upper right 
corner of the LCD. If a corresponding program is found, the unit will play the program. If there 
is no corresponding program, “PTY NOT FOUND” will be displayed on the LCD. 

Stereo (ST) 

The unit will automatically pick up an FM stereo signal, when available. When in stereo mode, 
the “ST” icon appears in the display. When no stereo signal is available, the unit will 
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CD/MP3/WMA OPERATION 


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Inserting and Ejecting a Disc 

Insert a disc, label-side up, into the disc slot (24) with the unit turned on. The unit will 
automatically draw the disc in and play the first track on the disc. 

Press the eject ± button (23) to stop disc play and eject the disc. The unit does not have to be 
turned on to eject the disc. 

Controlling Disc Playback 

Selecting Tracks 

Press the SEEK > (19) or SEEK < button (20) to advance to the next track on the CD. The 
selected track number will appear on the display. Press and hold the SEEK > (19) or SEEK < 
button (20) to fast forward or fast reverse through the disc. CD play starts when the button is 
released. 

For an MP3/WMA disc, press the DISC/DIR UP or DN button (10/9) to skip to the following/ 
previous folder. 

Play/Pause Disc Playback 

Press the >/|| button (26) to suspend disc play. Press the >/|| button again to resume disc Play. 
Previewing Tracks 

Press the SCAN button (6) on the control panel to play the first 10 seconds of each track 
sequentially. Press SCAN again to stop Intro Scan and resume normal play at the current 
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Repeat Play 

Press the RPT button (5) during disc play to repeat play the current track. Press RPT again to 
stop repeat play 

Random Play 

Press the SHUF button (7) on the control panel during disc play to play all tracks on a CD in 
random, shuffled order. “SPIUFFLE” will display in the upper right corner. Press SFIUF again to 
stop random play. 

Selecting MP3/ WMA Tracks 

The AS/PS button (15) functions as the Digital Audio Mode selection button during MP3/WMA 
operation. 

Direct Track Search 

1. Press the AS/PS button (15) once to search for a track name directly. The current track 
number will be displayed: “DIRECT 002". 

2. Rotate the VOLUME control (1) to change the track number. 

3. Press the ENTER button (22) to search the track. 

Directory/File Name Search 

1. Press the AS/PS (15) button two times to search for a Directory or File Name. 

2. Use the VOLUME control (1) to input numbers 0-9 and characters A - Z. 

3. Press the AUDIO button (3) to confirm entry of each character. 

4. Press the ENTER button (22) to start the title search. The unit will search files and 
directories containing the specified characters. 


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SIRIUS RADIO OPERATION 


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Switching to SI Rl US Mode 

Press the MODE button (4) to change the mode to Sirius Satellite Radio mode. 

Activating Sirius Satellite Radio 

In Sirius mode, press and hold the S-MOD button (22) to select DIRECT mode. The LCD will 

display “DIRECT_” upon entry. Use the TUNE ADJUST UP/DN knob (22) to select “0” and 

then press the ENTER button (22) to input the number. Continue for remaining digits. Enter 
“000” to display the 12 digit Sirius ID. 

Selecting a Band 

In Sirius mode, press the BAND button (16) to access the Sirius user-preset channel groups in 
the following order: SIR1, SIR2, SIR3. 

Tuning a Channel 

Rotate the TUNE ADJUST UP/DN knob (22) clockwise to tune up or counter-clockwise to tune 
down the available Sirius channels. The channel information display can be changed to 
emphasize either Artist or Song Title by pressing the DISP button (14). Press and hold the 
DISP button to scroll. 

Selecting a Category 

Press the CATEGORY < / > buttons (20/19) to view available categories. Each category title 
and associated channels will be displayed in increments. While in the category mode, the 
individual channels within a category may be accessed by rotating the TUNE ADJUST UP/DN 
knob (22). Once a highlighted channel has been selected, press the ENTER button (22) to 




tune to that channel. While viewing a category list, press the DISP button to change display 
information between Channel Name, Artist, or Song Title. 

Storing Preset Channels 

The preset buttons (27) can be used to store 6 channels per band (SIR1, SIR2 and SIR3), 
allowing convenient access to your favorite channels. 

Programming Channels 

1. Select the channel you want to store in memory. 

2. Press and hold a preset button (27) until the corresponding preset button number 
appears. 

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to program additional channels. 

Recalling a Preset Channel 

Press one of the six preset buttons (27) within a selected band to tune a preset channel 
directly. 

Channel Preset Scan 

Press the AS/PS button (15) to preview each stored preset channel in SIR1, SIR2 and SIR3 for 
10 seconds. 

Press the AS/PS button again to stop scanning and play the current channel. 

Direct Tune Mode 

1. Press and hold the S-MOD button (22) to switch to Direct Tune/Skip Channel mode. After 

accessing Direct mode, “DIRECT_” appears on the display. 

2. Use the TUNE ADJUST UP/DN knob (22) to select a number for the hundreds digit 
position. 

3. Press the ENTER button (22) to confirm entry of the hundreds digit. The tens digit will 
flash on/off. 

4. Use the TUNE ADJUST UP/DN knob to select a number for the tens digit position. 

5. Press the ENTER button again to confirm entry of the tens digit. The ones digit will flash 
on/off. 

6. Use the TUNE ADJUST UP/DN knob to select a number for the ones digit position. 

7. Press the ENTER button to tune to the selected channel. 

Skip Channel Mode 

1. Press and hold the S-MOD button (22) to switch to Direct Tune/Skip Channel mode. 

2. While the display is showing “DIRECT_”, press the S-MOD button to access Skip 

Channel mode. 

3. Use the TUNE ADJUST UP/DN knob (22) to select the channel to be skipped. 

4. Press and hold the ENTER button (22) to skip or release the current channel. (If the 
channel was previously skipped, the “SKIP” icon will be displayed.) 

5. Press the S-MOD button (22) to return to normal mode. The unit will automatically return 
to normal mode after several seconds of inactivity. 


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IPOD OPERATION 



If AUTO IPOD “ON” is selected in the system menu, your iPod will play automatically when 
connected to the unit. “IPOD” will appear in the upper left corner of the display. 

If AUTO IPOD “OFF” is selected in the system menu, your iPod will not play automatically 
when connected. In this case, press the MODE button (4) to change to IPOD mode. 

If you press the BAND, WB or MODE button during iPod playback, the iPod will resume 
playback when you return to IPOD mode. 

Selecting a Playlist 

1. When an iPod is playing, press the ENTER button (22) to display the playlists on the LCD. 

2. Rotate the TUNE ADJUST UP/DN button (22) to change the playlist between Artist / 
Album /Genre /Song / Composer. 

3. Press ENTER to confirm the selected playlist. 

Press the EXIT (AS/PS) button (15) to exit or back out of the current menu. 

Controlling Playback 

Pausing Playback 

During playback, press the >/|| button (26) to pause the iPod player. “Pause” will appear on the 
LCD. Press >/|| again to resume playback. 

Repeat Play 

During playback, press the RPT button (5) to repeat the current song. “Repeat” will appear on 
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Random Play 

During playback, press the SFIUF button (7) to play all songs in the current category in random 
order. Random play will begin once the current song has finished playing. “Shuffle” will appear 
on the LCD. Press SFIUF again to stop random playback. 

Selecting Tracks 

During playback, press the SEEK < / > button (20/19) to play the previous or next track in the 
current category. Press the SEEK < button (20) once to play the song from the start position or 
press SEEK < twice to play the previous track. 

Press and hold the SEEK < / > button (20/19) to fast reverse/forward the song. iPod playback 
will continue when the button is released. 


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CD CHANGER OPERATION 

After an optional CD changer has been installed and properly connected, press the reset 
button (11) to initialize the installation. Refer to the owner’s manual included with the CD 
changer for instructions on installing, loading and using the CD magazine. 

Switching to CDC Mode 

Press the MODE button (4) until “CDC” appears on the LCD display. Playback begins with the 
first CD that the CD changer detects. 

Controlling Disc Playback 

Pausing Playback 

Press the >/|| button (26) to pause the CD player. Press >/|| again to resume playback. 

Selecting Tracks 

Press the SEEK < (19) or SEEK > button (20) to move to the following or previous track. The 
track number appears on the LCD display. 

Press and hold the SEEK < or SEEK > button to fast reverse or fast forward. Disc play starts 
when you release the button. 

Previewing Tracks 

Press the SCAN button (6) to play the first ten seconds of each track on the current disc. Press 
and hold the SCAN button to play first ten seconds of the first track on each disc in the CD 
magazine. 

Press SCAN again to stop intro scan and listen to the current track. 

Repeat Play 

Press the RPT button (5) to continuously repeat the same track. 

Press and hold the RPT button to continuously repeat all tracks on the current disc. 

Press RPT again to stop repeat playback. 

Random Play 

Press the SHUF button (7) to play all tracks on the current disc in random order. 

Press and hold the SHUF button to select a random disc and play the selected disc in random 
order. Press SHUF again to cancel the random playback. 

Selecting a Disc 

Press the DISC DN (9) or DISC UP button (10) to select the previous disc or next disc. 


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REMOTE CONTROLLERS 

Steering Wheel Remote (SOLD SEPARATELY) 

Installing the Steering Wheel Remote 

Use the mounting bracket to attach the remote control to the steering wheel: 

1. Use the screwdriver to remove the two screws on the bottom of the mounting cabinet and 
remove the cabinet. 

2. Unfold the binding, then let the binding surround the pole of the steering wheel tightly. 
Adhere the soft-hook side to the hair curler side. The mounting base and the binding are 
fixed to the steering wheel. 

3. Use the two screws to fix the mounting cabinet to the mounting base. 


Binding 



4. Fix the remote control to the mounting cabinet. Aim the outshoot on the mounting cabinet 
to the groove on the side of the remote control. 



5. If the main unit is placed on the right side of the steering wheel, to operate the unit 
conveniently, you can install the remote control on the right pole of the steering wheel, 
then you can use the right hand to press the keys on the remote control to control the 
main unit. 


VR182 


Inserting the Battery 

1. To open the battery compartment cover, push the cover marked “OPEN” on the back of 
the remote control. 

2. Insert the new battery (CR2025 3V) into the battery compartment. Make sure the positive 
and negative terminals of the battery are oriented as indicated. 

3. Close the cover. 




Key Functions 

• UP/DN: Navigates presets in AM/FM/WB/SAT modes. 

• SEEK +/-: Seeks to next strongest station in AM/FM modes. Tunes to next station in SAT 
mode. Tunes to next track in CD/CDC/iPod mode. 

• ENT: Enter key. 

• WB: Directly accesses weatherband. 

• MODE: Cycles through all available play modes (Radio, CDP, CDC, SAT, iPod, Aux). 


NOTE: If CDC, SAT or iPod hardware is not connected, the corresponding mode will be 
skipped in the sequence. 


• POWER: Powers on/off. 

• MUTE (Play/Pause): Mutes audio in all modes. Pauses/resumes play in CDP/CDC/iPod 
modes. 

• BAND: Sequences bands/preset-banks (AM, FM1, FM2) in Radio mode. Sequences 
preset banks (SAT1, SAT2, SAT3) in satellite mode. 

• VOLUME +/-: Adjusts volume level. 


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VR182 


Credit Card Remote (SOLD SEPARATELY) 

• POWER: Powers on/off. 

• MOD: Cycles through all available play 
modes (Radio, CDP, CDC, SAT, iPod, Aux). 

• VOL: Adjusts volume level. 

• AUD (MENU): Accesses Audio and System 
Menu. 

• ENT (S-MOD): Enter key. 

• TUNE/CH +/-: Changes frequency/channel 
by one step in AM/FM/SAT modes. 

• MUTE: Mutes audio in all modes. 

• WB: Directly accesses weatherband. 

• BAND: Sequences bands/preset-banks 
(FM1, FM2, AM) in Radio mode. Sequences 
preset banks (SAT1, SAT2, SAT3) in satellite 
mode. 

• AS/PS (EXIT/SCH): Scans all stored presets 
in SAT or radio mode (any button press 
during PS will stop the scan). 

• DISP (SCROLL): Sets clock. Scrolls ID3 
information. 

• DN/DISC/UP: Moves to next/previous disc in 
CDC mode. 

• EQ (LOUD): Turns on/selects preset 
Equalizer functions. 

• PTY: Cycles though a list of RDS program types in FM radio mode (seek +/- is pressed to 
search the band for the selected program type). Scans all stored presets in SAT mode 
(any button press during PS will stop the scan). 

• TA: Enters Traffic Announcement mode. 

• CATEGORY </>: Changes category in SAT/iPod mode. 



RPT SCAN SHUF SCROLL 

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DN* DISC/DIR* UP LOUD 

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CARE AIMD MAINTENANCE 

• Keep the product dry. If it does get wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids might contain 
minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits. 

• Keep the product away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature wear of parts. 

• Plandle the product gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit boards and 
cases, and can cause the product to work improperly. 

• Wipe the product with a dampened cloth occasionally to keep it looking new. Do not use 
harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the product. 

• Use and store the product only in normal temperature environments. FHigh temperature 
can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage batteries, and distort or melt plastic 
parts. 

I gnition 

The most common source of noise in reception is the ignition system. This is often a result of 
the radio being placed relatively close to the ignition system (engine). This type of noise can be 
easily detected because it will vary in intensity of pitch with the speed of the engine. 

Usually, the ignition noise can be suppressed considerably by using a radio suppression type 
high voltage ignition wire and suppressor resistor in the ignition system. (Most vehicles employ 
this wire and resistor, but it may be necessary to check them for correct operation.) Another 
method of suppression is the use of additional noise suppressors. These can be obtained from 
most CB/A radio or electronic supply shops. 

I nterference 

Radio reception in a moving environment (automobile) is very different from reception in a 
stationary (home) environment. AM reception will deteriorate when passing through a tunnel or 
when passing under high voltage lines. Noise can be picked up from passing automobiles. 
Although AM is subject to environmental noise, it can received at great distances. This is 
because broadcasting signals follow the curvature of the earth and are reflected back by the 
upper atmosphere. 


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TROUBLESHOOTING 


Symptom 

Cause 

Solution 

No power 

The vehicle’s ignition is not 
on 

If the power supply is properly 
connected to the vehicle acces¬ 
sory terminal, switch the ignition 
key to “ACC”. 

The fuse is blown 

Replace the fuse. 

Disc cannot be loaded or 
ejected 

Presence of CD disc inside 
the player 

Remove the disc in the player and 
insert the new one. 

Inserting the disc in reverse 
direction 

Insert the compact disc with the 
label facing upward. 

Compact disc is extremely 
dirty or disc is defective 

Clean the disc or try to play a new 
one. 

Temperature inside the 
vehicle is too high 

Wait until the ambient tempera¬ 
ture returns to normal. 

Condensation 

Leave the player off for an hour or 
so, then try again. 

No sound 

Volume is too low 

Adjust volume to audible level. 

Wiring is not properly con¬ 
nected. 

Check wiring connections. 

The operation keys do 
not work 

Control panel not properly 
installed 

Reinstall control panel. 

The built-in microcomputer 
is not operating properly 
due to noise 

Press the RESET button. 

Sound skips 

The installation angle is 
more than 30 degrees. 

Adjust the installation angle to 
less than 30 degrees. 

The disc is dirty or defec¬ 
tive. 

Clean the disc and try to play 
again or use new disc. 

Cannot tune to radio sta¬ 
tion, auto-seek does not 
work 

The antenna cable is not 
connected. 

Insert the antenna cable firmly. 

The signals are too weak. 

Select a station manually. 


VR182 


SPECIFICATIONS 


CD 


Signal to Noise Ratio. 

Channel Separation. 

Frequency Response . 

.> 60dB 

.: More than 50 dB 

.: 40Hz - 18 kHz 

FM Radio 


Frequency Coverage (USA). 

Frequency Coverage (Europe). 

Sensitivity (S/N-30dB). 

Image Rejection. 

Stereo Separation. 

.87.5 to 107.9 MHz 

.87.5 to 108 MHz 

.4pV 

.>45 dB 

.>25dB 

AM/MW 


Frequency Range (USA). 

Frequency Range (Europe). 

Sensitivity (S/N-20dES). 

. 530-171 OKHz 

. 522-1620KHz 

.36 dB 

General 


Operating Voltage. 

Grounding System. 

Speaker Impedance. 

Tone Controls: 

Bass (at 100 Hz). 

Treble (at 10 kHz). 

Power Output. 

Current Drain. 

Dimensions. 

.DC 12 Volts 

.Negative Ground 

.4-8 ohms per channel 

.:+10dB 

.:+10dB 

.40W x 4 

.15 Ampere (max.) 

.80 (W) x 183 (D) x 100 (H) 



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