This page is for Clarion head units only.
Why is the Clarion DCI different? Because the head unit and factory remote control operate differently than other head units. For example, on most hand-held remotes there are buttons for "Next Folder" and "Previous Folder" for use when playing MP3 CD's. Not so on Clarion. None of the remotes I've seen have these buttons - you have to press a button on the head unit to change MP3 folders.
In addition, Clarion pairs the "AM/FM Band" function with "Disc Up", which is totally goofy. And if you're listening to a CD or MP3 disc, pressing "Disc Up" doesn't do "up" at all - it goes back to the first song on the Disc or Folder. What were these guys thinking?
In the charts below, functions that are different than the "standard" DCI are shown in red text.
|Press this button||to get this function|
|MUTE||mutes or attenuates the audio output|
|MODE||changes from Radio to CD|
cycles through AM and FM bands (if in
goes to next disc (if in CD changer mode)
goes back to first song on disc/folder (if in CD or MP3 mode)
|Volume Up/Dn||adjust volume up or down in steps, hold to change volume rapidly|
|Hold this button||and press this button||to get this function|
|MODE||Volume Up|| selects next higher radio
(next track in CD/MP3 mode)
|MODE||Volume Down|| selects next lower radio
(previous track in CD/MP3 mode)
|CH||Volume Up|| goes
into SCAN mode - press again to cancel SCAN:
- if in CD play, scans first few seconds of each song
- if in radio play, jumps to next preset and plays for a few seconds then jumps to next preset station
It's possible to use this function to do a "Next MP3 Folder" command. If you hold CH and press-and-hold Volume Up for 1 second it will go into "Folder Scan" mode and jump to the next folder. But as soon as it starts playing the song preview you must cancel the scan by releasing Volume Up (still holding CH) then press Volume Up again for a short press.
|CH||Volume Down||changes display (title, track, folder, etc)|
|CH||toggles SCV feature ON and OFF
(new feature added 9/22/03)