Jensen Stereo Receiver CM715K User Manual

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Installation  
How to Install the CM715K AM/FM  
Stereo Receiver/Cassette Tape  
Player/CD Player  
Contents  
Installation............................. 2  
Before You Begin Installation ..... 2  
Tools and Supplies Needed ....... 2  
Speaker Requirements .............. 2  
Prepare Radio for  
Installation .................................. 2  
Adapters for Easier  
Installation .................................. 2  
• Connections ........................ 3  
• Crimp Connections ............. 3  
• Upgrading your System ...... 3  
Disconnect Battery ..................... 4  
Remove Old Radio ..................... 4  
Wiring....................................... 5  
• Fuse Adapters..................... 5  
Wiring with a Wiring Adapter ...... 6  
Connect Wires............................ 6  
Wiring Color Codes .................... 6  
Attach Wires to Radio ................ 6  
Install Wiring Inside the Car ....... 6  
RESET  
PWR  
CM715K  
INSTALOC II TUNER  
A
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DISC  
CDC CONTROLLER  
SEL  
CD  
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VOL  
VOL  
4
X
50W CD/CASSETTE  
TAPE  
BAND  
DISP  
PROG  
LOUD  
1 SCN  
MUTE  
2 RPT  
RPT  
A-B  
3
4 RDM  
5 PGM  
MEM  
CLR  
6
COM  
PAC  
T
CDC  
MO  
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Welcome!  
What you're holding in your hands is no ordinary owner's  
manual. We've tried to make the instructions in this book  
clear and easy to follow.  
Wiring Diagram–Advanced  
Installation .................................. 7  
For your Jensen stereo to work right, it must be installed  
correctly. This manual will show you how to install your new  
stereo like a pro. It's a good idea to read all of these instruc-  
tions before you begin the installation. Most installations are  
straightforward and can be handled by a do-it-yourselfer with  
the right tools, patience, and the ability to follow instructions.  
But, do-it-yourself installation isn't for everyone. If you still  
don't feel confident after reading this book, consider turning  
the installation job over to someone better suited to it.  
Testing .................................... 8  
Reconnect Battery...................... 8  
Test Power Wiring ...................... 8  
View/Set the Clock ..................... 8  
Test Antenna Connection ........... 8  
Test Memory Wiring ................... 8  
Test Speaker Connections ......... 9  
• Balance ............................... 9  
• Fader .................................. 9  
Attach Brackets ........................ 10  
• GM .................................... 10  
• Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth .. 11  
Warranty Service  
If your Jensen stereo should ever require service, you will  
need to have the original dated receipt. If you ever need to  
return the unit for any reason, always include the receipt  
with the product.  
• Jeep Grand Cherokee,  
Dodge Avenger,  
Plymouth Sebring ............. 11  
Troubleshooting ................ 12  
Reset Button ............................ 12  
Technical Assistance  
Specifications  
and Warranty...................... 13  
For technical assistance with the installation of the  
CM715K, call 1-800-323-0221.  
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Professional Tip  
Professional Tip  
Crimp Connections  
Connections  
Purchase crimp connectors and crimping  
tool. Connectors are color coded. This  
Jensen radio uses BLUE connectors (14-16  
gauge wire).  
Good wire connections are very important for  
best sound and long-term reliability. Here are  
two methods:  
Splice  
1. Strip 1/4 inch (6mm) of insulation from  
both wires.  
2. Insert into connector.  
3. Crimp tightly.  
1. Strip 1/2 inch (12 mm) of insulation from  
both wires.  
2. Wrap wires together.  
You can make permanent splices (using  
butt connectors) or select connectors that  
can be removed and reinstalled.  
3. Fold wires over.  
4. Stretch electrical tape tightly over splice.  
Splice  
1
2
3
Strip Wire  
1/2" (12mm)  
1
2
Solder  
Strip wire  
1/4" (6mm)  
Rosin core  
solder  
Heat  
wires  
not  
solder  
3
4
Soldering  
iron  
Solder  
Professional Tip  
Upgrading Your System  
Solder is the best way to connect wires, but it  
takes skill and practice. Splice the wires (as  
shown above). Before taping, heat the wires  
(not the solder). When the wires are warm  
enough, touch the solder to the splice. The  
solder will flow over the wires. Stretch electrical  
tape tightly over splice.  
Jensen makes a wide range of car stereo  
products that will make your car system  
sound better, great or INCREDIBLE!  
Better Sound  
Install a Jensen tape deck or CD player like  
you’re doing now. High power units can make  
your existing speakers sound better and play  
louder.  
Great Sound  
Replace your existing speakers with Jensen  
speakers. Many of our speakers will fit into  
your car without cutting or drilling. You can  
also add an amplified graphic equalizer to  
tailor the sound to your liking.  
INCREDIBLE Sound  
Jensen offers a full line of amplifiers, high-  
power speakers and subwoofers that can  
turn your car into audio dynamite. You can go  
loud, louder and loudest by selecting Jensen  
components from your retailer.  
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Disconnect Battery  
Before you begin, always  
disconnect the battery  
negative terminal.  
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Remove Old Radio  
1. Remove dash trim to expose radio chassis.  
2. Remove the screws from the mounting bracket and  
remove radio.  
3. Disconnect wiring harness.  
4. Unscrew factory mounting brackets. (Most GM cars only.)  
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Wiring  
Important  
If wiring connections are made wrong, the unit will not operate properly and it could be damaged.  
Follow the installation instructions carefully, or have the installation handled by an experienced  
technician.  
Professional Tip  
Fuse Adapters  
No convenient power wire? Install a fuse  
adapter having a spade connector.  
Fuse  
Fuse  
Adapter  
Crimp on a matching connector and attach:  
Yellow wire–Fuse marked MAIN, BAT  
or PWR  
• Red wire–Fuse marked ACCY  
(accessory), or RADIO  
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Wiring with a Wiring Adapter  
This is the easiest wiring method, because it replaces your existing radio. You will have to buy a wire  
harness adapter from your dealer, a car stereo installation shop or electronics store. If you use a wiring  
adapter, you can connect all wires to the radio before you even start to take your old radio out.  
Connect Wires  
Attach Wires to Radio  
Splice, crimp or solder the wires from the  
Jensen connector to the wiring adapter. Match  
the wires according to the chart (below) and  
the wiring adapter instructions.  
1. After splicing the wiring adapter to the  
Jensen connector, attach the connector to  
the back of the radio as shown.  
2. Attach antenna extender cable (not sup-  
plied) and antenna adapter (if needed).  
Splices  
You can make all  
these connections  
without even being  
in the car  
Radio  
Antenna  
Jack  
Jensen  
Connector  
(attach to  
back of radio)  
Antenna  
extender cable  
(not supplied)  
Wiring Adapter  
(attach to car  
wiring harness)  
Antenna  
adapter for  
GM cars  
(not supplied)  
Wiring Color Codes  
Function  
Color  
LF+ Speaker  
LF– Speaker  
LR+ Speaker  
LR– Speaker  
RF+ Speaker  
RF– Speaker  
RR+ Speaker  
RR– Speaker  
Power Antenna  
Ground  
white  
white/black  
green  
green/black  
gray  
gray/black  
violet  
violet/black  
dark blue  
black  
Install Wiring Inside the Car  
1. Connect wiring adapter to the car's existing  
wiring harness.  
2. Connect antenna extender cable (not  
supplied) to car antenna lead.  
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Car Wiring  
Harness  
Ignition  
red  
Battery  
yellow  
Dimmer  
Cellular Mute  
orange  
pink  
Car  
Antenna  
Lead  
Antenna  
Extender  
Cable  
2
RESET  
(not supplied)  
Go to “Testing” on page 8.  
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Wiring Diagram–Advanced Installation  
If you are installing new speakers or amplifiers or replacing an aftermarket installation, use this diagram.  
Back of Receiver  
Antenna  
Jack  
Amplifier wiring  
(See amplifier instructions)  
RCA-to-RCA cables  
(not supplied)  
AMP  
Antenna  
extender  
cable  
(not supplied)  
Optional  
CD Changer  
Power Antenna  
Connect to power antenna or  
amplifier. If not used, tape bare  
end of wire.  
Dimmer  
Connect to  
existing  
In-line  
Fuse  
Dark Blue  
(2-amp)  
AMP  
Orange  
dimmer wire.  
10-amp fuse  
Ground  
Connect to ground terminal or  
clean, unpainted metal part of  
chassis.  
Black  
Cellular  
Mute  
Filter  
Box  
Pink  
Memory  
Connect to battery or 12 volt  
power source that is always live.  
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Yellow  
In-line  
Fuse  
(2-amp)  
The radio will not work if  
this wire is not connected.  
Red  
Accessory  
Connect to existing radio wire or  
radio fuse.  
LF  
RF  
LF–  
white/black  
RF–  
gray/black  
white  
LF+  
gray  
RF+  
Fuses  
When replacing a fuse, make sure new  
fuse is correct type and amperage. Using  
an incorrect fuse could damage radio.  
The CM715K uses one 10 amp (in the  
filter box) and two 2 amp fast blow AGC  
fuses as part of rear wiring harness.  
LR–  
RR–  
green/black  
violet/black  
green  
LR+  
violet  
RR+  
LR  
RR  
Go to “Testing” on page 8.  
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Testing  
Before you finish the installation, you should do the following tests to make sure the wiring is correct  
and everything is operating properly.  
Reconnect Battery  
Test Antenna Connection  
VOL  
VOL  
When wiring is complete,  
reconnect the battery  
negative terminal.  
1
or  
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VOL  
VOL  
1. Press or . The radio should tune to a  
nearby station. If not, check antenna  
connection.  
Test Power Wiring  
1. Turn ignition switch on. The display should  
light. If not, check the electrical connection  
at the yellow and red wires.  
VOL  
2. Press the VOL button  
to increase volume  
until you can hear the  
radio playing.  
2
VO
2. Press PWR button to turn the receiver on.  
You will see the radio display. If not, check  
electrical connections to the red and  
yellow wires.  
3. If equipped, the power antenna should  
also operate. If not, check electrical  
connections to the dark blue wire.  
Test Memory Wiring  
CH  
1. With the radio playing,  
hold button 1 for five  
seconds. CH 1 will  
appear in the display.  
You just stored the  
current station in  
1
SCN  
Set the Clock  
5 sec  
Press DISP button to temporarily display  
clock.  
2
memory.  
To set the clock:  
2. Turn the key off, then  
turn the key on again.  
DISP  
1. Press and hold DISP  
button for more than  
two seconds. Colon  
will flash.  
1
3
4
VOL  
VOL  
or  
VOL  
VOL  
>2 sec  
2. Within 3 seconds,  
press on the control  
button to change the  
minutes and to  
3. Press or . The  
radio will select a  
different station.  
SCN  
MTL  
SCN RPT  
AMS PGM  
change the hours.  
4. Press button 1 again.  
It should return to the  
station that was  
playing before (step  
1). If not, make sure  
the yellow wire is  
2
0
1
2
3
connected properly.  
VOL  
VOL  
VOL  
or  
M
H
VOL  
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Test Speaker Connections  
These tests make sure the speakers are connected right. If speakers don’t play at all, both wires  
may not be connected. If the wrong speaker plays (you hear front speakers when you expect rear  
speakers) make sure you connected the wires right.  
Balance  
Fader  
+
+
T-IN  
+
T-IN  
SEL  
LOC SCN RPT  
LOUD  
III  
MTL  
AMS PGM RDM  
LOC  
MTL  
AMS PGM RDM  
SCN RPT  
4
1
SEL  
0
LOUD  
0
CH  
CH  
III  
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4. Press SEL five times.  
1. Press SEL four times.  
FAD appears in the display.  
BAL appears in the display.  
5. Hold  
VOL  
on the control button until the  
2. Hold  
on the control button until the  
VOL  
display shows R 12.  
display shows L 12.  
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T-IN  
LOC  
MTL  
AMS PGM RDM  
SCN RPT  
+
T-IN  
5
2
LOC  
MTL  
AMS PGM RDM  
SCN RPT  
LOUD  
0
LOUD  
0
CH  
CH  
III  
VO
+
VO
III  
+
VOL  
VOL  
Only the left speakers should be playing.  
If not, check the wiring. Make sure you con-  
nected the wires just like the chart on page 6.  
Only the front speakers should be playing.  
If not, check the wiring. Make sure you con-  
nected the wires just like the chart on page 6.  
3. Hold  
on the control button until the  
6. Hold  
on the control button until the  
VOL  
VOL  
display shows R 12.  
display shows F 12.  
VOL  
+
T-IN  
VOL  
LOC  
MTL  
AMS PGM RDM  
SCN RPT  
6
+
T-IN  
LOC  
MTL  
AMS PGM RDM  
SCN RPT  
3
LOUD  
0
LOUD  
0
CH  
CH  
III  
+
VO
III  
VO
+
Only the right speakers should be playing.  
If not, check the wiring. Make sure you con-  
nected the wires just like the chart on page 6.  
Only the rear speakers should be playing.  
If not, check the wiring. Make sure you con-  
nected the wires just like the chart on page 6.  
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Attach Brackets  
GM  
NOTE : The brackets supplied with  
your Jensen radio are designed for  
the following vehicles:  
1. Note the position of brackets on the existing  
radio.  
2. Remove the captive bolts and brackets  
from your existing radio and transfer to the  
same location on your new radio.  
(See Note.)  
93-up Firebird/Camaro  
94-up Bonneville  
94-up Grand Prix  
95-up Sunfire  
96-up Grand Am  
Old Radio  
Slide captive bolt  
into opening  
Points on clip will  
lock in holes  
Possible bracket  
locations  
RESET  
Transfer brackets  
to Jensen radio  
RESET  
Supplied. May be  
needed for some  
1993 and newer  
GM vehicles.  
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Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth  
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge  
Avenger, Plymouth Sebring  
1. Note the position of brackets on the exist-  
ing radio.  
1. Note the position of brackets on the exist-  
ing radio.  
2. Match the brackets found in the hardware  
kit to the mounting tabs on your factory  
radio.  
2. Match the brackets found in the hardware  
kit to the mounting tabs on your factory  
radio.  
3. Attach the supplied brackets to the chassis  
of the radio with the four "machine thread"  
Phillips type screws. Use two screws for  
each bracket.  
3. Attach the supplied brackets to the chassis  
of the radio with the four "machine thread"  
Phillips type screws. Use two screws for  
each bracket.  
Typical Bracket Location  
RESET  
RESET  
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