Audiovox kcd3180 undercabinet kitchen cd clock radio --- MOUNTING UNDER CABINET
Just bought one used. Have some brackets and screws and what I'll guess are 3 guide bracket half-loops for the cord, but it seems some mounting parts are missing. Is there a blow-up diagram that I can reference to see how this mounts under cabinet and what parts I may be missing?
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The Bose has the option for external antenna, but uses the AC cord as the antenna, so first try stretching your AC cord to its fullest extent in a straight line, then in different directions to see if that improves the situation. This is for FM only. The AM uses an internal ferrite rod antenna, and this is sensitive to direction, so try rotating the radio in different directions to see if signal improves on AM, and place unit as near a window as possible.
If none of this helps, you will be able to use an external antenna, and no it is not mandatory that they be mounted outside ... as long as you have room indoors. In fact, several manufacturers market indoor antennas for apartment dwellers and others under restrictions against mounting antennas outdoors.
But, logically, the best way to improve reception is the largest antenna mounted as high up and as far away from obstructions between the antenna and transmitter as possible.
Don Miller, CET
Bose Wave Radio Repairs
Battery replacement will require opening the case of the Powerpack 600. The four rubber feet must be removed first (Phillips head #2 screwdriver). Next the two orange handle halves come off starting on the radio side. The screw heads may be either 9/32" or 1/4" heads depending on age of your Powerpack 600. Use either a 9/32" or 1/4" nutdriver to remove the screws. The orange handle halves swing open like a clamshell at the carrying handle and lift off. The orange handle half on the flashlight side has two hidden latches in the handle area that must be released with a flat head screwdriver first before that half can be fully removed. Now that the orange handles are out of the way, slip off the bumpy rubber handgrip from the gray handle. On the radio side of the gray plastic case are 9 Phillips head #2 screws that are in recessed holes to remove. Once those screws are removed, the gray plastic case seperates in half and you can unplug the two pin connector going to the radio and set the radio half aside. You are now inside the Powerpack 600 and can replace the battery if needed.<br><br>Replacement 12 volt, 28ah battery numbers:<br>Sealake # FM12280<br>Zipp Battery # 12V-28AH-T3<br>CSB # GP12260<br>Powersonic PDC-12260<br>Tempest # TD28-12<br>Panasonic LC-C1228PG<br>Universal Power Group # UB12260<br>BB Battery # BP28-12
The antenna works with the power cord. Try extending the length of its power cord with an extension cord.
Position of the radio in the room, the furniture in the room and your position in relation to the radio all affect its reception.
If there is a place to connect an external antenna, this will be helpful. Check with Radio shack and best buy for a FM loop antenna. Usually the wire is flat.
An inexpensive antenna for FM only is also a cheap alternative
First, do you have a cord to plug it in? Make sure it's plugged in. Then turn the unit upside down. Inside the battery department is a "reset" slot. Insert the tip of an unbent paperclip into the opening to reset the unit, display and memory..
Press the power button located on the lower half of the unit and adjust the volume switch located on the lower left of the unit. Sharper Image is out of business. The licensing has been bought by another company. Their customer service number is 877-714-7444. They are not servicing older units but may be able to offer some assistance. The number for spare parts is 888-856-6781.
1) Does the remote have batteries? See other posts that describe how to do this (4 screws in back need to be removed). Temperature should be displayed in small window of the sending unit if it's working. 2) Hold Channel button for 3 seconds until it beeps - the unit then searches for a signal.
I just did this over the weekend, so, I'll expand on how to get there.
1. Pop off the speaker covers. 2. There are 4 screws on each side (not the speaker screws, the recessed screws). Remove those from each side. 3. On the back of the unit, there are 4 more recessed screws. You'll need to remove those, and separate the back from the unit (you may have to disconnect some of the wire connectors). 4. Flip the unit over (so the bottom is up). Remove the screws from the bottom, and remove that base. Note: you'll need to remove all the foot-pads as well (there is a screw under each). 5. Once you've removed that, you'll need to then remove the next set of screws from the "sub bottom" I believe there were 8 that need to be removed. 6. Carefully flip the unit over (you can put the "base" back on without the screws so it sits right). 7. At this point, you'll need to remove the top cover. You'll have to pry away at this one a bit, but it wasn't too hard. There is a connector for the snooze/mute button that I disconnected to make it easier once the cover was open. 8. Once the top cover is off, you'll see the CD player. There are two screws holding the CD player to the faceplate. Remove those. 9. There are three screws on the back of the cd player. Remove those, and you can maneuver the CD player at that point (I didn't need to take mine all the way out, as I just needed to get a quarter out of the player).
Then... gently reassemble. This is not an easy machine to tear apart by any means. Took me about an hour and a half to do it all (but I was also doing some trial and error).
Setting the Clock
1 Turn the Mode control until the clock icon is highlighted
with brackets .
2 Press the Mode control. The clock icon and time display will
3 Turn the Mode control to adjust the time.
4 Press the Mode control again to set the time. The display
reverts to its previous mode and the new time is set.
Note: The clock can display time in either 12 hour or 24 hour
format. To change the time display turn the mode control to
highlight the clock icon with brackets . Press and hold the mode
control for 5 seconds. The display will show “12H” or “24H”. Turn the
mode control to select the time format you want, then press the
Like everyone else here I have accidentally hit the NAP button and couldn't turn it off. This morning at 2am I accidentally hit it with my husband in bed. I decided one and for all to guide this out. By flashlight and my cell phone i Googled a solution. I came across many, none of which worked. I resorted to trying methods that were posted for other models of this brand of clocks. The solution that I found that worked was to hold down the back part of the NAP button until the seat the time displayed and the nap light off. By back part of the button I mean hold down the tiny section closest to the rear of the clock. I got this solution from instructions for model RP3721A clock. It took me 17 minutes.That's just 3 minutes before the alarm would have gone off.