Playing the AM/FM Radio (LX model)

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Playing the AM/FM Radio (LX model)
Playing the AM/FM Radio (LX model)

To Play the AM/FMRadio

The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

Turn the system on by pushing the power/volume knob or the AM or FM button. Adjust the volume by turning the power/volume knob.

The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to is displayed.

To change bands, press the AM or FM button. On the FM band, ST will be displayed if the station is broadcasting in stereo. Stereo reproduction on AM is not available.

To Select a Station

You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: tune, seek, scan, the preset buttons, and auto select.

TUNE - Use the TUNE knob to tune the radio to a desired frequency.

Turn the knob to the right to tune to a higher frequency, and turn it to the left to tune to a lower frequency.

SEEK/SKIP - The seek function searches up and down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal. To activate it, press the side of the SEEK bar, then release or it. side of the SEEK bar, then release it.

 SCAN - The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band. To activate it, press the right side of the A. SEL/SCAN bar, then release it. You will see SCAN in the display. The system will scan for a station with a strong signal.

When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds.

If you do nothing, the system will then scan for the next strong station and play it for 10 seconds. When it plays a station you want to listen to, press the SCAN side of the bar again.

Preset - Each preset button can store one frequency on AM and two frequencies on FM.

1. Select the desired band, AM or FM. You can store one frequency on FM1, and one frequency on FM 2 with each preset button.

2. Use the tune, seek, or scan function to tune the radio to a desired station.

3. Pick a preset button (1 - 6), and hold it until you hear a beep.

4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to store a total of six stations on AM and twelve stations on FM.

AUTO SELECT - If you are traveling and can no longer receive your preset stations, you can use the auto select feature to find stations in the local area.

Press the left side of the A. SEL/SCAN bar. You will see A. SEL flashing in the display, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds. It stores the frequencies of six AM, and twelve FM stations in the preset buttons.

You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after pressing a preset button if auto select cannot find a strong station for every preset button.

If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons as previously described.

To turn off auto select, press the A. SEL side of the bar. This restores the presets you originally set.

For information on AM/FM radio frequencies and reception.

Adjusting the Sound

Press the SOUND (TUNE) knob repeatedly to display the BASS, TREBLE, FADER, BALANCE, and SVC (speed-sensitive volume compensation) settings.

BASS - Adjusts the bass.

TREBLE - Adjusts the treble.

FADER - Adjusts the front-to-back strength of the sound.

BALANCE - Adjusts the side-toside strength of the sound.

SVC - Adjusts the volume level based on the vehicle speed.

Eachmode is shown in the display as it changes. Turn the TUNE knob to adjust the setting to your liking.

When the level reaches the center, you will see ‘‘C’’ in the display.

Except SVC adjustment

The system will return to the audio display about 5 seconds after you stop adjusting a mode.

Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)

The SVC mode controls the volume based on vehicle speed. The faster you go, the louder the audio volume becomes. As you slow down, the audio volume decreases.

The SVC has four modes: SVC OFF, SVC LOW, SVC MID, and SVC HIGH. Turn the TUNE knob to adjust the setting to your liking. If you feel the sound is too loud, choose low. If you feel the sound is too quiet, choose high.

This function is set to MID as the default setting when the vehicle leaves the factory.

Audio System Lighting

You can use the instrument panel brightness control knob to adjust the illumination of the audio system. The audio system illuminates when the parking lights are on, even if the radio is turned off.

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