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Cannot connect ipod to KVT-522DVD. I am using the KCA-IP300v. I have updated the firmware to 1.4.0. But I still cannot get control of the ipod

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How did you manage to update your headunit to 1.4? I have the same unit and it will not accept the update. Can you help please? My email is akerfpg@hotmail.com. cheers

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Hello. Thanks for everyones help. I went around to a dealer to explain the problem and they spotted that the connection lead was not a genuine one. I had been missold this item as being a genuine item. I bought a geniune lead and everything works fine now.

Thanks once again.

Paul

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With my BMW I had to connect both the solid blue (pwr ant) wire and the blue with white stripe (p conn) to the solid blue wire from the factory harness.

It isn't obvious that either of these are needed as the KVT-512 has it's own power supply but the way most factory power amps are installed the power from the KVT-512 is not used and the car manufacturers power amp needs to be turned on.

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Try this. This is the Kenwood support. Hope this helps. :)

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