Kia Sorento: Audio system - Features of your vehicle - Kia Sorento XM Owners ManualKia Sorento: Audio system

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Audio system

✽ NOTICE

If you install an after market HID head lamp, your vehicles audio and electronic device may malfunction.

Antenna

Your vehicle uses a roof antenna to receive AM or/and FM broadcast signals.


Your vehicle uses a roof antenna to receive AM or/and FM broadcast signals.

This antenna is removable. To remove the roof antenna, turn it counterclockwise. To install the roof antenna, turn it clockwise.

CAUTION

Steering wheel audio control (if equipped)

The steering wheel may incorporate audio control buttons. These buttons are installed


The steering wheel may incorporate audio control buttons. These buttons are installed to promote safe driving.

CAUTION

Do not operate audio remote control buttons simultaneously.

VOLUME (VOL + / - ) (1)

SEEK/PRESET ( /  )
/ (2) )
(2)

The SEEK/PRESET button has different functions based on the system mode. For the following functions the button should be pressed for 0.8 seconds or more.

RADIO mode

It will function as the AUTO SEEK select button.

CD/USB/iPod mode

It will function as the FF/REW button. If the SEEK/PRESET button is pressed for less than 0.8 seconds, it will work as follows in each mode.

RADIO mode

It will function as the PRESET STATION buttons.

CD/USB/iPod mode

It will function as TRACK UP/DOWN button.

MODE (3)

Press the button to change audio source.

- FM(1~2)➟AM➟SAT(1~3)➟CD➟ USB AUX(iPod) FM...

MUTE (4)

Detailed information for audio control buttons are described in the following pages in this section.

Aux, USB port (if equipped)

If your vehicle has an aux and/or USB(universal serial bus) port, you can use


If your vehicle has an aux and/or USB(universal serial bus) port, you can use an aux port to connect audio devices and an USB and also an iPod.

✽ NOTICE

When using a portable audio device connected to the power outlet, noise may occur during playback. If this happens, use the power source of the portable audio device.

How vehicle audio works

AM and FM radio signals are broadcast from transmitter towers located around


AM and FM radio signals are broadcast from transmitter towers located around your city. They are intercepted by the radio antenna on your vehicle.

This signal is then processed by the radio and sent to your vehicle speakers.

When a strong radio signal has reached your vehicle, the precise engineering of your audio system ensures the best possible quality reproduction. However, in some cases the signal coming to your vehicle may not be strong and clear.

This can be due to factors, such as the distance from the radio station, closeness of other strong radio stations or the presence of buildings, bridges or other large obstructions in the area.

AM broadcasts can be received at greater distances than FM broadcasts. This is


AM broadcasts can be received at greater distances than FM broadcasts. This is because AM radio waves are transmitted at low frequencies.

These long distance, low frequency radio waves can follow the curvature of the earth rather than traveling straight. In addition, they curve around obstructions resulting in better signal coverage.

FM broadcasts are transmitted at high frequencies and do not bend to follow the


FM broadcasts are transmitted at high frequencies and do not bend to follow the earth's surface. Because of this, FM broadcasts generally begin to fade within short distances from the station. short distances from the station. Also, FM signals are easily affected by buildings, mountains, and obstructions. This can lead to undesirable or unpleasant listening conditions which might lead you to believe a problem exists with your radio. The following conditions are normal and do not indicate radio trouble:



Using a cellular phone or a twoway radio

When a cellular phone is used inside the vehicle, noise may be produced from the audio system. This does not mean that something is wrong with the audio equipment. In such a case, try to operate mobile devices as far from the audio equipment as possible.

CAUTION

When using a communication system such as a cellular phone or a radio set inside the vehicle, a separate external antenna must be fitted. When a cellular phone or a radio set is used with an internal antenna alone, it may interfere with the vehicle's electrical system and adversely affect safe operation of the vehicle.

WARNING

Do not use a cellular phone while driving. Stop at a safe location to use a cellular phone.

Caring for disc

✽ NOTICE - Playing an Incompatible Copy Protected Audio CD

Some copy protected CDs, which do not comply with international audio CD standards (Red Book), may not play on your car audio. Please note that inabilities to properly play a copy protected CD may indicate that the CD is defective, not the CD player.

NOTE:

Order of playing files (folders) :

1. Song playing order :  to  sequentially.
to 2. Folder playing order : sequentially.


2. Folder playing order :


WARNING


WARNING

CAUTION

Roof rack (if equipped)
If the vehicle has a roof rack, you can load cargo on top of your vehicle. ✽ NOTICE If the vehicle is equipped with a sunroof, be sure not to position cargo onto the roof rack in such a wa ...

Using the USB device
To use an external USB device, make sure the device is not connected when starting up the vehicle. Connect the device after starting up. If you start the engine when the USB device is connected ...

See also:

Interior Trim Components
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AUX(Auxiliary) Jack Removal
   Put on gloves to protect your hands.    ...

Thermostat Troubleshooting
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