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Post by Gareth Wales » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:32 pm

Could anyone decipher some control labels on my Aiwa CT-R429M PLL Synthesized Tuner car radio. What does A.ME/DISP and DRV mean. It also calls itself a CD Changer Control, but momently, it will only play tapes.
Finally RDS - EON ? I haven't a clue.
Is it possible to get the users manual on-line, I wonder.
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Post by Vanny » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:48 pm

closest manual i can find to yours is;

http://www.eu.aiwa.com/en/pdf/manuals/CT-R154.pdf


the 'CD CHanger Control' means if you could find a suitable Aiwa CD Changer then you have a 1 in 10 chance of getting the bugger to work correctly with the head unit and play CD's! However i doubt you'll be that lucky and will be stuck with tapes :(


RDS is Radio Display System, it means that along with the audio that is send through the wireless, a little piece of information is included which tells the player what the name of the radio station is, it then displays this information on your head unit display!

Have a look in that manual for some of the other meanings!

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Post by Way2go » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:49 pm

Dunno about the first bit but RDS-EON stands for (deep breath)

Radio Data System - Enhanced Other Networks.

RDS gives you text on the display & search facilities, EON allows traffic news etc from other stations to the one you are listening to interrupt and to be switched to you for the duration of that news.
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Post by Gareth Wales » Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:11 pm

Multi-thanks guys. I think the UN weapons inspectorate should be diverted from Iran to look into this.
You're proably right, Vanny, I'll stick to tapes - after all I bought Petula Clark's Sixties Hits for only 10p.

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:01 pm

I have an AIWA stereo with the CD changer controls on it too, it never came with a manual, there was supposed to be a downloadable one for it but the link didnt work :? I am currently popping the face off to switch it on/off, it does have a walkman jack though which works a treat.
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Post by Gareth Wales » Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:48 pm

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I switch mine off by keeping my finger pressed on the MUTE button until it says Goodbye :P
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Post by sleepy0905 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:33 pm

Gareth I have the manual i will find it on disk and email it too you as mine is the same stereo.

Gareth i have sent you the manual by email if you need any more help just ask I also have the circuit diagram if you need it and its fitting instructions.
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Post by Gareth Wales » Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:09 am

Many thanks Aaron - the manual is excellent - my radio can even tell the time.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:01 am

No problem, I bought mine of ebay but i had to replace the power amp ic but that was nice and easy even though it was a surface mount chip, the replacement chip only cost £10.
Pleased i could help :D
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:21 pm

I pressed my mute button, and it stopped, said gooodbye too :) I will check the model number, think i would like a copy of the manual sleepy
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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:25 pm

Hi stewart my manual covers models CTR429M , CTR419 , CTR409 you can have a copy if you want it is no problem.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:22 am

Thanks sleepy, just looking at mine now, its a CT R430M, I did find a non working link for a PDF manual when I bought it so if you could send me a copy of the manual I think it might be worth having.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:45 pm

No probs email sent. :D
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