Question about Car Audio & Video

2 Answers

Kenwood Car music system Tel Mute problem

Hi,

I see a CALL display muting the system although I haven't hooked up any telephone device to the system. Its been really annoying. I got myself a brand new car (and the Kenwood player as an accessory) just about 10 days ago. Is there a way I can disable the damn thing? Or better does one know what can be done to fix it (or rather what causes it)?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers

Hi,

To my knowledge, some Kenwood head units have a wire specifically for this purpose, to mute the stereo in the event of an incoming mobile call. This would be the brown wire. Normally when not connected to a mobile phone, this wire is shielded/covered. It it was inadvertently exposed and touches any metal part, then it would enable the muting. If the wire is covered and not grounding, then an internal fault exists and most likely the trigger inside where the brown wire leads to.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Hi my car system use to play fine until the last few days whenever I put in a cd it say ( ERROR 99 ) any ideas please?

Posted on Jan 05, 2013

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How does the mute function work on the Kenwood KDC-5043U. Where do I connect the brown mute wire? I have a Samsung Galaxy S5


If you were installing a separate hands-free phone kit along with the Kenwood head unit, you'd connect the Kenwood mute wire to the muting output on the hands-free kit. This allows the other device to mute the audio from your radio while you're using the phone. If you don't have a hands-free kit, you wouldn't connect the Kenwood's mute wire to anything at all.

Jul 25, 2015 | Kenwood Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

I have a kenwood stereo and im trying to install it but whenever i play my phone through the aux cable it stops and says "call" on the screen. Its an older vehicle so i didnt hook up the brown "mute" wire...


You shouldn't need the mute wire. That is only used to temporary mute the audio, if you do get a call and need the music off.The aux is only for line level audio input. I think your phone goes above and beyond what the radio can do. Sorry.

Dec 30, 2014 | Kenwood Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

Radio mute and displays tel


for some reason the radio thinks you have a phone call and has muted the phone

Apr 25, 2010 | Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

Jensen vm9212 telephone mute problem


I have the same problem...did you find something?

May 16, 2009 | Jensen Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

LG LAC-M8600R TEL MUTE PROBLEM


hi there i just had same problem cut and tape the tel mute wire,usually orange but some times white its the one that goes into a1 of the connector hope this helps,Laura

Aug 13, 2008 | Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

Tel mute


think it may have something to do with the wire on the harness that has the "telephone mute" on it :S try resetting it.

Adam

Jun 08, 2008 | Eclipse CD3422 CD Player

1 Answer

Also


Check the TEL mute wire(brown) properly insulated if you havn't connected any cell phone. If this TEL mute wire touches car metal body, there may be a chance to display "CALL" on the display.

Jan 16, 2008 | Kenwood KDC-MP435U CD Player

1 Answer

Player says "CALL" upon startup


It sounds like the telephone mute wire at the back of the set has got trapped and is shorting to ground and it then mutes the radio, remove the set and look for a trapped tel mute wire and wrap insulation tape around it to prevent it happening again

Jan 03, 2008 | Kenwood KVT-719DVD 7 in. Car Monitor

Not finding what you are looking for?
Car Audio & Video Logo

Related Topics:

562 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Car Audio & Video Experts

xxxxxx xxx

Level 3 Expert

4823 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

71338 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

73118 Answers

Are you a Car Audio and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...