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

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

Media Center 130

Media Center 130 (RES)

Operating Instructions — Radio Mode

NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACCposition 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. Turningthe ON/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.

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.

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.

AM/FM Button

Press the buttons 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 to 6) you wish to lock ontothis station and press and release that button. If a buttonis not selected within five seconds after pressing theSET/RND button, the station will continue to play butwill not be 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 Button

Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch fromAM/FM modes to Disc modes.

Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD AndMP3 Audio Play

NOTE:

• The ignition switch must be in the ON 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 and the radioON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode andbegin to play when you insert the disc. The display willshow the track number, and index time in minutes andseconds. 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 the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CDplayer will begin to fast forward until FF is released, orRW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse)button works 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 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 assigna 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 rate.

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.

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 DISC/AUX button will change the mode toauxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.

NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and thedevice’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio isnot loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUXaudio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.

TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)

Press this button to change the display to time of day. Thetime of day will display for five seconds (when ignition isOFF).

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