Dodge Avenger: Media center 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM stereo radio with CD player (MP3 AUX 
JACK) and sirius radio - Understanding your instrument panel - Dodge Avenger Owners ManualDodge Avenger: Media center 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM stereo radio with CD player (MP3 AUX JACK) and sirius radio

NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower rightside of the radio faceplate.

Media Center 130 (RES/RSC)

Media Center 130 (RES/RSC)

Operating Instructions — Radio Mode

NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN orACC position to operate the radio.

Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)

Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on theradio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a secondtime to turn off the radio.

Electronic Volume Control

The electronic volume control turns continuously (360degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning theON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases thevolume and to the left decreases it.

When the audio system is turned on, the sound will beset at the same volume level as last played.

SEEK Buttons

Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the nextlistenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switchto seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radiowill remain tuned to the new station until you makeanother selection. Holding either button will bypassstations without stopping until you release it.

Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped

Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ UserManual located on the DVD for further details.

Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone —If Equipped

Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature(if equipped). Refer to “Voice Command” in theUconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for furtherdetails.

If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is notavailable on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped WithUconnect” message will display on the radio screen.

Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped

Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in theUconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for furtherdetails.

If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is notavailable on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped WithUconnect” message will display on the radio screen.

TIME Button

Press the TIME button to alternate display of the timeand radio frequency.

Clock Setting Procedure

1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.

2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/SCROLL control knob.

3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minuteswill begin to blink.

4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL controlknob to save time change.

5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.

The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button.

For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press theSETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to selectSET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satelliteradio, press the SETUP button and then follow the aboveprocedure, starting at Step 2.

INFO Button

Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with callletters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Textmessage broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).

RW/FF

Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttonscauses the tuner to search for the next frequency in thedirection of the arrows. This feature operates in eitherAM or FM frequencies.

TUNE Control

Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwiseto increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.

Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade

Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASSwill display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob tothe right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.

Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a secondtime and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLLcontrol knob to the right or left to increase or decrease themid-range tones.

Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a thirdtime and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLLcontrol knob to the right or left to increase or decrease thetreble tones.

Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourthtime and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust thesound level from the right or left side speakers.

Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth timeand FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL controlknob to the left or right to adjust the sound level betweenthe front and rear speakers.

Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again toexit setting tone, balance, and fade.

MUSIC TYPE Button

Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Typemode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE buttonor turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within fiveseconds will allow the program format type to be selected.

Many radio stations do not currently broadcastMusic Type information.

Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the followingformat types:

By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type iconis displayed, the radio willBy pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type iconis displayed, the radio willBy pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type iconis displayed, the radio will

By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type iconis displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequencystation with the same selected Music Type name. TheMusic Type function only operates when in the FMmode.

If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will beexited and the radio will tune to the preset station.

SETUP Button

Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select betweenthe following items:

• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allowyou to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning theTUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting thehours, press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to setthe minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjustthe minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLLcontrol knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knobto save time change.

AM/FM Button

Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.

SET/RND Button — To Set the PushbuttonMemory

When you are receiving a station that you wish tocommit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RNDbutton. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the displaywindow. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto thisstation and press and release that button. If a button isnot selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but will notbe stored into pushbutton memory.

You may add a second station to each pushbutton byrepeating the above procedure with this exception: Pressthe SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in thedisplay window. Each button can be set for SET 1 andSET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AMand 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.

The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected bypressing the pushbutton twice.

Every time a preset button is used, a correspondingbutton number will display.

Buttons 1 - 6

These buttons tune the radio to the stations that youcommit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FMstations).

DISC/AUX Button

Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switchfrom AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.

Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD andMP3 Audio Play

NOTE:

• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or ACCposition to operate the radio.

• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compactdiscs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks andmultisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.

Inserting Compact Disc(s)

Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CDlabel facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled intothe CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on theradio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must beejected before a new disc can be loaded.

If you insert a disc with the ignition ON/RUN and theradio ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD modeand begin to play when you insert the disc. The displaywill show the track number, and index time in minutesand seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.

CAUTION:

• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discsonly. The use of other sized discs may damage theCD player mechanism.

• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peelaway and jam the player mechanism.

• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to inserta second CD if one is already loaded.

• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, theother side is a CD) should not be used, and theycan cause damage to the player.

EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD

CD.Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.

If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.

A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.

NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed onconvertible or soft-top models (if equipped).

SEEK Button

Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on theCD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginningof the current selection, or return to the beginning of theprevious selection if the CD is within the first second ofthe current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEKbutton will allow faster scrolling through the tracks inCD and MP3 modes.

TIME Button

Press this button to change the display from a large CDplaying time display to a small CD playing time display.

RW/FF

Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player willbegin to fast forward until FF is released or RW oranother CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) buttonworks in a similar manner.

AM/FM Button

Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.

SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)

Press this button while the CD is playing to activateRandom Play. This feature plays the selections on thecompact disc in random order to provide an interestingchange of pace.

Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomlyselected track.

Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop RandomPlay.

Notes On Playing MP3 Files

The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3file recording media and formats are limited. Whenwriting MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.

Supported Media (Disc Types)

The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio areCDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.

Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)

The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.

When reading discs recorded using formats other thanISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to readfiles properly and may be unable to play the file normally.

UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.

The radio uses the following limits for file systems:

• Maximum number of folder levels: 8.

• Maximum number of files: 255.

• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of filenames and folder names is limited. For large numbersof files and/or folders, the radio may be unable todisplay the file name and folder name and will assign.

a number instead. With a maximum number of files,exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in thisdisplay.).

• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:

• Level 1: 12 (including a separator . and a threecharacterextension).

• Level 2: 31 (including a separator . and a threecharacterextension).

Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.

Multisession discs may contain combinations of normalCD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).

Discs created with an option such as keep disc open afterwriting are most likely multisession discs. The use ofmultisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result inlonger disc loading times.

Supported MP3 File Formats

The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extensionas MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3extension may cause playback problems. The radio isdesigned to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and willnot play the file.

When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data toan MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in thefollowing table are supported. In addition, variable bitrates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 filesuse a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 orVBR bit rates.

ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album titleare supported for

ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album titleare supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is notsupported by the radios.

Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are notsupported.

Playback of MP3 Files

When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, theradio checks all files on the medium. If the mediumcontains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take moretime to start playing the MP3 files.

Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affectedby the following:

• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load thanCD-R media.

• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longerto load than non-multisession discs.

• Number of files and folders - Loading times willincrease with more files and folders.

To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommendedto use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create asingle-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” optionbefore writing to the disc.

LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)

Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folderson the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done byturning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting afolder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob willbegin playing the files contained in that folder (or thenext folder in sequence if the selection does not containplayable files).

The folder list will time out after five seconds.

INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)

Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll throughthe following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, FileName, and Folder Name (if available).

Press the INFO button once more to return to elapsedtime priority mode.

Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds ormore and the radio will display song titles for each file.

Press and hold the INFO button again for three secondsto return to elapsed time display.

Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode

The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack whichallows the user to plug in a portable device such as anMP3 player or cassette player and utilize the vehicle’saudio system to amplify the source and play through thevehicle speakers.

Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliarydevice if the AUX jack is connected.

NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and thedevice’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audiois not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If theAUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volumedown.

TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)

Press this button to change the display to time of day. Thetime of day will display for five seconds (when theignition is OFF).

Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone(If Equipped)

Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ UserManual located on the DVD for further details.

Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia(Satellite Radio) (If Equipped)

Refer to “Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio)” in theUconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for furtherdetails.

Uconnect™ Multimedia (SATELLITE RADIO) —IF EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RBZ/RES RADIOSONLY)

Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcastingtechnology to provide clear digital sound, coast tocoast. The subscription service provider is Sirius SatelliteRadio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children,directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.

NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and haslimited coverage in Alaska.

System Activation

Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and youmay begin listening immediately to the one year of audioservice that is included with the factory-installed satelliteradio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcomekit that contains general information, includinghow to setup your on-line listening account. For furtherinformation, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, orvisit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at www-.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.

Electronic Serial Number/Sirius IdentificationNumber (ESN/SID)

Please have the following information available whencalling:

1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius IdentificationNumber (ESN/SID).

2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.

To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:

ESN/SID Access With REQ/RES Radios

With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC positionand the radio on, press the SETUP button and scrollusing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID isselected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and theSirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID numberdisplay will time out in two minutes. Press any button onthe radio to exit this screen.

ESN/SID Access With REN/RER/RBZ Radios

While in SAT mode, press the MENU button on the radiofaceplate.

Next, touch the SUBSCRIPTION tab on the touch screen.

All the ESNs that apply to your vehicle will display.

Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode

Press the SAT button until SAT appears in the display.ACD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radiomode.

Satellite Antenna

To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on theroof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objectsplaced within the line of sight of the antenna will causedecreased performance. Larger luggage items such asbikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, withinthe loading design of the rack. Do not place items directlyon or above the antenna.

Reception Quality

Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of thefollowing reasons:

• The vehicle is parked in an underground parkingstructure or under a physical obstacle.

• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in theform of short audio mutes.

• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings cancause intermittent reception.

• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna cancause signal blockage.

Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia(Satellite) Mode

NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACCposition to operate the radio.

SEEK Buttons

Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the nextchannel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seekup and the left switch to seek down. The radio willremain tuned to the new channel until you make anotherselection. Holding either button will bypass channelswithout stopping until you release it.

SCAN Button

Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search forthe next channel, pausing for eight seconds before continuingto the next. To stop the search, press the SCANbutton a second time.

INFO Button

Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informationbetween Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if available).

Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for anadditional three seconds will make the radio display theSong Title all of the time (press and hold again to returnto normal display).

RW/FF

Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttonscauses the tuner to search for the next channel in thedirection of the arrows.

TUNE Control (Rotary)

Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwiseto increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.

MUSIC TYPE Button

Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Typemode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE buttonor turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within fiveseconds will allow the program format type to be selected.

Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the musictype.

By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Typefunction is active, the radio will be tuned to the nextchannel with the same selected Music Type name.

If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will beexited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.

SETUP Button

Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select thefollowing items:

• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. Thisnumber is used to activate, deactivate, or change theSirius subscription.

SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory

When you are receiving a channel that you wish tocommit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.

The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.

Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channeland press and release that button. If a button is notselected within five seconds after pressing the SET button,the channel will continue to play but will not bestored into pushbutton memory.

You may add a second channel to each pushbutton byrepeating the above procedure with this exception: Pressthe SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the displaywindow. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. Thisallows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored intopushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2memory can be selected by pressing the pushbuttontwice.

Every time a preset button is used, a correspondingbutton number will display.

Buttons 1 - 6

These buttons tune the radio to the channels that youcommit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).

Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone(If Equipped)

Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ UserManual located on the DVD for further details.

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