Playing the AM/FM Radio (EX-L model with navigation system)

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Playing the AM/FM Radio (EX-L model with navigation system)
Playing the AM/FM Radio (EX-L model with navigation system)

Voice Control System

The audio system can also be operated by voice control. See the navigation system manual for complete details.

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/FM button. Adjust the volume by turning the power/volume knob.

Pushing the AUDIO button will also turn on the system.

You can also operate the audio system without using the control icons on the audio screen. Use the control buttons on the left side of the screen. The status bar appears on the bottom of the screen each time you operate any of the control buttons. On the navigation screen, you can also see audio information by touching the AUDIO INFO icon on the lower half of the screen.

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

To change bands, press the AM/FM button, or touch the desired band icon (FM1, FM2, AM, XM1, or XM2).

On the FM band, STEREO will be displayed if the station is broadcasting in stereo. Stereo reproduction on AM is not available.

For information on XM Radio.

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 bar to tune the radio to a desired frequency.

Press the to a higher frequency, and press the side of the bar to tune to a higher frequency, and press the Press and hold the  or side to tune to a lower frequency.

Press and hold the side of the TUNE bar until you hear or two beeps to change the frequency rapidly. Release the bar when the display reaches side of the TUNE bar until you hear two beeps to change the frequency rapidly. Release the bar when the display reaches the desired frequency.

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

SCAN - The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band. To activate it, press the SCAN button, then release it.

You will see SCAN in the display.

When the system finds a strong signal, 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 button 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, 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.

Each preset button’s frequency is shown on the bottom of the audio display.

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 AUDIO button to view the audio control icons, then touch the AUTO SEL icon. You will see AUTO 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 AUTO SEL icon. This restores the presets you originally set.

For information on AM/FM radio frequencies and reception, see page.

Adjusting the Sound

You can adjust the sound on the navigation screen. To adjust the sound, push

You can adjust the sound on the navigation screen. To adjust the sound, push the AUDIO button, then enter the sound grid by touching the SOUNDicon on the display.

BASS - Adjusts the bass.

BASS - Adjusts the bass.

TREBLE - Adjusts the treble. To adjust the treble and bass, touch either on the treble or bass adjustment bar. or The adjustment bar on the lower right display shows you the current setting. on the treble or bass adjustment bar. The adjustment bar on the lower right display shows you the current setting.

FADER - Adjusts the front-to-back strength of the sound. To adjust the front/rear fader, touch the FR or RR icon.

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

To adjust the left/right balance, touch the L or R icon.

SUBWOOFER - Adjusts the strength of sound from the subwoofer speaker. To adjust the sound strength, touch or  on each side of the adjustment or bar. on each side of the adjustment bar.

The right upper display shows you the current setting of the sound strength coming from each speaker.

SVC (speed-sensitive volume compensation) - 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. Touch the appropriate icon (Low, Mid, Hi, Off) to select the mode.

This function is set to MID as the default setting when the vehicle leaves the factory. If you feel the sound is too loud, choose low. If you feel the sound is too quiet, choose Hi.

You can also select the icon with the joystick. Move it up and down to move the highlighting and scroll through lists. Select the icon, then move the joystick to left or right to change the setting.

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

Screen Mode

You can select the background screen to display the sound level.

There are three screen modes: level (the sound level is shown with the vertical bars), spectrum analysis (the sound level appears as ripples of water), and off. Each time you touch the background icon, the display changes.

Audio System Lighting

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

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