SKODA RAPID 2013 1.G Swing Car Radio Manual
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Swing: Fabia, Roomster, Praktik, Rapid, Yeti, Superb
Rádio anglicky 11.2013
5J0 012 720 DD
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Structure of this Owner's Manual
This Owner's Manual has been systematically designed to make it easy for you to
search for and obtain the information you require.
At the beginning of this manual you will find a table of contents where all the top-
ics arranged sequentially.
All direction indications such as “left”, “right”, “front” “rear”, relate to the direction of
travel of the vehicle.
Explanation of symbolsDenotes the end of a section.Denotes the continuation of a section on the next page.®Denotes a registered trademark.
WARNINGThe most important notes are marked with WARNING. These WARNING notes
draw your attention to a serious risk of accident or injury .
A CAUTION note alerts you to the possibility of damage to your vehicle (e.g. dam-
age to the gearbox), or points out general risks of an accident.
A normal Note draws your attention to important information about the operation
of your vehicle.
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Table of Contents
Device specification and operation
Using the system
Using the system
Using the system
Parking and manoeuvring
Visual parking system
131Table of Contents
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Please read this Radio Swing (hereinafter referred to only as device) Owner's Manual carefully, because operation in accordance with these instructions is a
prerequisite for proper use of the unit.
This Owner's Manual describes all possible equipment variants without identify-
ing them as special equipment, model variants or market-driven equipment.
Consequently, this vehicle does not need to contain all of the equipment compo-
nents described in these operating instructions.
The scope of equipment of your vehicle relates to your purchase contract for the vehicle. More information is available from the ŠKODA Partner 1)
where you bought
Please note that these instructions are meant only as an addendum to the infor-
mation provided in your vehicle's owner's manual. Therefore, they can be used
only in conjunction with the latest manual for this vehicle. For a detailed descrip-
tion of some of the functions listed in these instructions, see the owner's manual for your vehicle.
If you have any questions about your device, please contact a ŠKODA Partner.
The illustrations can differ in minor details from your device; they are only inten-
ded for general information.
The device should only be used when traffic conditions permit safe use.
WARNING■ Concentrate fully at all times on your driving! As the driver, you are fully re-
sponsible for the operation of your vehicle.■
Only use the device such that you are in full control of your vehicle in every
traffic situation – there is the risk of accidents!
Adjust the volume to ensure that acoustic signals from outside the vehicle,
e.g. sirens from vehicles to give way to, such as the police, ambulance and fire
brigade , can be heard at all times.
High volumes can cause hearing damage!
■ Do not use solvents such as benzine or turpentine, which may damage the
Treat the screen with care. Finger pressure or contact with sharp objects may
cause dents and scratches on the surface.
The screen can be cleaned with a soft cloth and alcohol if necessary.
Your device is equipped with a convenience coding. If the device is being operat-
ed for the first time, the safety code is not only stored in the radio but also in the
After disconnecting and reconnecting the battery, you must first switch on the ig-
nition using the ignition key before switching on the device.
If you want to install the device in another vehicle you will need to enter the safe-ty code. In this case you will have to call on a specialist garage.
Explanation of terms
» Owner's Manual , chapter Foreword .
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As the unit only functions after entering the safety code, this practically excludes
its use after a theft - a contribution to increased anti-theft safety.
The code is stored in the instrument cluster. This ensures that it is automatically
decoded (convenience coding). Manual input of the code is normally not necessa- ry.
Switch on the radio with the ignition turned on.
Use the selection buttons 1 - 4
» Fig. 1 on page 3 to enter the safety
Confirm the safety code by pressing the selection buttons 6
If an incorrectly entered code is confirmed, the procedure can be repeated once
If the code number is entered incorrectly for the second time, the unit will be
blocked for approx. one hour. It is possible to enter the safety code again after
one hour has expired if both the device and the ignition have stayed turned on
during that time.
The cycle - two attempts, blocked for an hour - will continue to apply.
Device specification and operation
- Setting up button
› to switch the device on/off
› for volume control (turn)
Settings knob › to access a menu for setting the parameters of the device or CD player
› to activate the Scan function
button to activate the play function of audio sources
RADIO button to activate the radio mode
Buttons › fast station finding in radio mode
› Select the track in the CD mode, fast forward/rewind in the CD mode
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› Display of radio text information
› Display of additional information of MP3 CDs
for sound adjustment
AS button to store radio stations automatically
Button TP to activate the reception of traffic reports
CD eject button
› Select and store radio stations
› Select CD
› Enter code
Switching the unit on and off
The unit is switched on or off by briefly pressing the on/off knob
» Fig. 1 on
If the key is removed from the ignition while the unit is still switched on, it will
turn off automatically. The unit can be switched on again by pressing the on/off
. If the ignition is switched off, the unit protects the vehicle battery by
switching itself off automatically after approx. one hour.
If you have switched the device off by removing the ignition key, the radio switches back on when the ignition is turned on again.
Adjusting the sound
Press the button followed by the selection button
» Fig. 1 on page 3 and
then select the desired parameter.
Set the desired value by turning the settings knob
The following parameters are available:
- bass setting;
- midtone setting;
- treble setting;
- setting of the volume ratio between the left and right side;
- setting of the volume ratio between the front and the rear;
› ON VOL
- the device stores the last volume set before switching off. If this value
is higher, the volume is reduced to the value of the parameter ON VOL after
switching on the device again.
› PDC VOL
- if your vehicle has been fitted with a “parking aid”, the volume is au-
tomatically reduced to a pre-defined value when the “parking aid (PDC) ” is ac-
- the device will increase the volume automatically in response to an in-
crease in speed (higher numbers result in a steeper increase in the volume);
- in case of low volume level, this function boosts the range of bass and
Setting special functions
Press and hold the settings knob
» Fig. 1 on page 3.
Use the function keys to select individual menu functions.
Use the settings knob
or the function buttons to set the desired value.
Switching on/off the functions of the external audio source.
Setting of the input sensitivity AUX LEV:
› LEV 1
- high level, used in particular for notebooks;
› LEV 2
- medium level, used for cassette or CD player;
› LEV 3
- low level, used for MP3 player.
If your vehicle is equipped with a hands-free system, the monophone play func- tion of mobile phone calls can be switched on/off via the loudspeakers.
Switching on/off the tone signal when storing the radio stations.
Switch on (value 2) or switch off (value 1) lighting up of the control buttons.
Switching on/off the alternative frequency (AF) function.
This ensures that the best receivable frequency of the selected station is auto-
matically set. The replay of the broadcast can be muted briefly during the search
process according to the best receivable frequency. If no alternative frequency
can be found for the set station and the station no longer offers a satisfactory
quality, please select another station.
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Switching a regional program on/off.
Some stations broadcast regional programs with different content.
The unit attempts initially to set only alternative frequencies for the selected sta-
If the quality is however so low, that there is a risk of a “program loss”, the unit also accepts “related” frequencies.
- the receiver switches to a regional “related” station, if the reception of the
current station could be interrupted;
- the receiver can access the regional “related” station unlimited.
Switching on/off wireless transfer of files from a connected Bluetooth ®
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Using the system
Change frequency range
Your device is capable of receiving a radio reception in the FM and AM analogue frequency range.
Two storage groups are available for each of these frequency ranges, FM1/FM2/
FM3 and AM1/AM2/AM3. There are 6 memory slots available for each of these
To change the frequency range, press and hold the RADIO button and select the
FM or AM frequency range using the function key
Briefly press the RADIO button to change the storage group of the selected fre-
Searching for and storing radio stations
Set the frequency of the desired radio station by turning the settings knob
» Fig. 1 on page 3.
After selecting the radio station, press the selection button
, on which the
station should be stored and hold it pressed in until the radio station briefly switches to mute and a brief signal sounds.
Automatic station finding with storing the radio stations
Press the button AS. An automatic station finding is started during which the 6
stations with the strongest signal in the memory level FM3 and/or AM3 are stor-
When the process of storing the radio stations on the selection buttons
plete, you can press any selection button
to call up the desired radio station.
The stored radio stations of the current waveband are updated and stored once
again in the memory level FM3 and/or AM3 by repeatedly pressing the button AS.
The stations of a waveband can be played briefly one after the other (for ten sec- onds).›
By briefly pressing menu knob
» Fig. 1 on page 3, the device automatically
searches for all available stations within the current waveband.
To return to the original radio station, press the selection button CANCEL
» Fig. 1 on page 3.
The automatic station search is terminated by pressing the function button OK
. The current radio station remains selected.
To choose other radio stations, press the selection button SKIP
Certain radio stations transmit additional text information - designated as radio
The information of the radio text is displayed by pressing the button INFO.
The text information must not be available to all radio stations.■Depending on the quality of the signal, the device may need some time in order
to load all the displayed characters.
Traffic news function
Press the TP switch.
The traffic service is deactivated by pressing the TP
switch again. The displayed
icon goes out.
Activating/deactivating traffic reports Functional readiness of the traffic news service is indicated via the
During playback in Media mode, the last selected radio station that supports traf-
fic news will continue to be received in the background. If a traffic news station
has not been set recently, then the most appropriate traffic news station is set
automatically in the background. While searching for an appropriate station, TP
SEEK is displayed on the screen.
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If the set radio station does not broadcast traffic news, is displayed on the
An incoming traffic report automatically interrupts playback or listening to a radio station that is not currently transmitting traffic news. INFO and station name is
displayed on the screen. Once the traffic news have ended, the device automati-
cally returns to the original playback mode.
Some radio stations misleadingly identify themselves as traffic programs. It is
therefore not an error with the unit that there are no traffic news on these sta-
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Using the system
Information on how to use a CD
The internal drive can play CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW discs.
Insert the CD
With the labelled side facing up, only insert a CD into CD slot
» Fig. 1 on page 3
until it is automatically drawn in.
The play function will start automatically.
Taking out the CD
button – the CD is ejected.
If the “ejected” CD is not taken out within 10 seconds, it will be drawn in again for
Buttons on the unit for controlling the current audio source
During CD playback briefly press the
or button or turn the menu button
to select the previous or next track.
For quick playback of the title press the backward and forward buttons
for longer. The play function is continued after releasing the button.
To scroll through folders or playlists (if they are available on the CD) press the se- lection button
(applies to MP3 files).
Changing between the audio sources
Press the MEDIA
button to select the audio source:
CD (internal CD drive), CDC (ex-
ternal CD changer), AUX/MDI (external input) and BT-AUDIO (wireless transfer of
MP3 files from the telephone installation).
WARNINGThe CD Player is a laser product. On the manufacturing date, this unit was
classified as a class 1 laser product in accordance with the national/interna-
tional standards DIN EN 60825-1: 2008-05 and DHHS Rules 21 CFR,
Subchapter J. The laser used in this class 1 laser product is so weak that there is no risk of danger when operated correctly. This product is designed such
that the laser is restricted to the inside of the unit. However, the installed la- ser could be classified in a higher class were the housing to be removed. Forthis reason, never remove the housing of the unit.
■ Never insert CDs with the designation “ into the internal drive. Do not insert in
drives without a drawer ” or use Eco Discs.■
There is a time delay of a few seconds after the button is pressed before the
CD is ejected. During this time the lock in front of the CD slot is open.
Be sure to wait until the CD has been fully ejected before you try to insert a new
CD. Otherwise you can damage the drive inside the unit.
A dirty, mechanically damaged, unreadable or incorrectly inserted CD can cause
playback problems. The CD may not be playable or may jump because of this.
Check the CD and insert it properly into the unit. Should the problem persist , try
using another CD and visit a specialist garage if necessary.
If the internal temperature of the device is too high, no CDs will be accepted.
The unit switches into the last active operating mode.
Never use liquids such as gasoline, paint thinner or record cleaner to clean the
surface of the CD - this may cause damage.
Never expose the CD to direct sunlight!
Only write on the CD using appropriate pens.
Do not stick anything to the CD.
■ Poor or unpaved road surfaces and severe vibrations may cause the CD to jump.■In cold weather or after rain showers, moisture (condensate) may deposit in the
unit. This can effect the CD jump or impair the play function. Wait until the mois-
ture has evaporated if this happens.■
Should a CD be dirty, never clean it in a circular motion, but instead work from
the inside out. Use a soft, lint-free cloth. For heavy stains, we recommend that
you clean the CD with a commercially available CD cleaner and allow it to dry.
It is possible that CDs protected by copyright and home-made CD-R and CD-RW
will not be played back at all or only in certain circumstances.