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:OCER I have a kenwood KDC-138 installed by The Stereo Store in Eugene last year and it just stopped working giving me a message on the front display screen of :OCER can you help me in fixing the problem

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  • chev69 Sep 24, 2008

    i was listening to music one day n after the song was done it went to ocer n i couldn't fix the problem ever since can you help me

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008



    i cleaned out my car one day and my stereo just stopped working. kept flashing :OCER... anyone know what it means?

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    stopped working one day.. kept flashing OCER i think its water damage

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    i have the same problem. I was driving home, and all of the sudden the song shut off and :OCER keeps flashing on the screen

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    i have this problem, it lfshes:ocer. can you please help?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    My Kenwood is reading ocer and I hit the reset button and it worked the first time now it keeps reading ocer

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Ive had this problem lots of times I cant find the underlying cause but for a quick fix just hit the little reset button on the bottom left corner. Im still trying to find a way to stop it from constantly happening

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The same thing has happened to me and the only short term solution i can find is to click the reset to factory setting button in the bottom left corner. but the :OCER comes back shortly... i think that it has something to do with overheating because my unit is always very hot after it stops working

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I have model kdc-138 & it show "ocer" on the screen & nothing works-radio or cd player...help???


Please check this message. If it is DCER, not OCER, you have a short-circuit in the speaker wiring or a wire is touching the vehicle chassis. Until the wire is fixed (insulated or replaced), the receiver will remain in the Protection mode. This keeps the short from permanently damaging the unit. After you insulate all of the wires, press the RESET button, to the left of and below the volume knob.

If the error persists, then you need to have the receiver professionally serviced. The short is probably inside the receiver itself.

I hope this helps. The troubleshooting guide is on page 18 of the manual. It is available from Kenwood here: http://manual.kenwood.com/files/B64-3898-00_00_KW.pdf . The image of the reset button position is on page 3.

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My kenwood kdc 136 works normal for ten minutes then stops and displays ;ocer


I had an issue like this took me months to fix it. I finally just put in a higher grade fuse in. I think it had a 10 and i put in a 15 worked after that but mine was not wired to the battery. I would say check your fuses and wires.

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I just purchased a new kenwood KDC-138 head unit as well as two car speakers. The speakers were able to be installed onto my 2000 mercury cougar but the head unit gave me some troubles. The wires on my new...


The following will help you out. The first is for the vehicle and the second for the stereo. Good Luck.
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Don't know how to set clock on kenwood kdc-138 without manual


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The screen keeps showing OCER.


It's in protect mode. If you have a reset button, press it, it should be next to the SRC button(very small hole, need a toothpick to press) if it works you're ok. if not unplug speakers one at a time to see if you have a short. good luck

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Ocer


Not sure what Kenwood you have but I have a kdc-135 and all I had to do was reset the stereo. Small tiny (tiny) button under or near volume button. Push it in for a few secs...........bingo.....

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Here's the quote from the manual regarding "dcer": "The speaker wire has a short-circuit or touches the chassis of the vehicle and then the protection function is activated. Wire or insulate the speaker cable properly and press the reset button. If the "PROTECT/DCER" code does not disappear, consult your nearest service center "

I believe the manual can be downloaded from crutchfield .com after you go to the Kenwood KDC-138 page on their website. The reset button is either on the lower left of the face or, removing the face, on the lower left of the body. Hope this helps you.

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