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Need to clear the code...

Friends: Hi,In this one,we did replaced the Flex Cable(J84-0121-12)and we need to clear the old code,This radio we it bought on a "Flea Market"for $20.00,and I would like to keep it to myself.Please help us,Thanks. Victor

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Re: Need to clear the code...

Once the code is in there you cant"clear" the code. Im told its a secret on how they change the code but a little birdy told me you have to change the small 8 pin eeprom to setup code back to all 0000's Your gonna need a manual unless your local Kenwood servicer will assist you.

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KENWOOD SECURITY CODE CLEAR procedure Your code number is 5227 (KCAR)

* Press numeric key “5” ( 2 times ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key
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A FixYa rating would be fantastic for helping you out with this techo tip.:)


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