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The radio unit I have a problem with is a Kenwood. It is a 'factory installed option' on a 1987 Honda Helix motorcycle. I believe the model is a KRM-100H. The radio was called a HondaLine Kenwood, but several people have told me that the 'KRM-100H' is the model designation. This unit has remote controls (wired) volume, tuning, and band selection. No power on/off on the remote control panel. This radio works! However, the push button power on/off button will not stay 'in' when depressed, so the unit only will function if the power button is depressed and held in. The face of the unit is encased in a plyable plastic cover for weather sealing. I would like to repair this unit if I can on my own, however I am not all that versed in electronics but I am not afraid to tackle a repair if it is a fairly simple matter and I would not be risking further damage.

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SOURCE: model krc 777r car stereo

sounds like the ribbon cable has gone out to the controls. can be repared but really not worth it

Posted on May 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Wiring a Kenwood KSC-WD250 Subwoofer

7e83231.jpgi had the same problem Here is the diagram i used from someone else on fixya.  Thank you.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a 1997 BMW

in most cases it's often more costly to repair it than to replace it. the only way you can save costs on repair is if you do the work yourself or have a buddy that knows how to do it, otherwise the labor costs are just not worth it. please rate this

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Mustang GT

a savvy installer can make a circuit using your garage remote (installed in the dash) or some wireless lights (with remote) and with the push of a button, your (insert item here) will function.
Depending on the voltage required, one is really just a ground, and the other is a positive trigger.

It requires a SPDT relay, and if the remote is not 12V, a resistor of the right value to lower the voltage.

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Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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SOURCE: replacement Kenwood KSC-WA82RC Car Subwoofer remote control wire

It looks like the S-video you need one end to be male and the other is female end.The high quality the S-video wire the better the sound.Make sure you get a long enough cord. Take it with you to radio shack or and car audio or home audio find the female end of the S-Video and it should plug in perfect.Wire it up and enjoy some tunes

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Kenwood DNX8120

I do not know what sub woofer and speakers you have and how they are installed, don't change the JL Audio amplifiers, they are very good amplifiers. Also amongst others, I have been using Kenwood in my installs for many years and believe them to be one of the top brands for head units. The unit that you have is a good, very good unit, honestly. In a nut shell, the equipment that you mention are all top class and if functioning correctly, should not be the cause of your disappointment. Low quality cables, bad installations or even incorrect tuning, are often the guilty party in cases such as these. You could fill me in on what else you have and what kind of box the sub woofer is in and what car they are installed in? Search for the source of your disappointment somewhere else. dreamsystems.

Posted on Feb 22, 2011

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Owners Manual for Kenwood Car radio Model KDC-M4527


KDC-M4527
CD Receiver with WMA/MP3 decoder Built-in

Audio Features
- 4 x 50 watt maximum output power by MOSFET Power IC
- 1 RCA preout, 2 Volt
- Separated tone control: Bass/Mid/Treble
- Source tone memory
- Balance/Fader/Loudness control
- System Q: Sound control with pre-programmed tone curves
- Auxiliary input with optional unit (CA-C1AX or KCA-S210A)
- Attenuator (-20dB) with smooth volume return

Tuner Features
- 24 presets: 18 FM, 6 MW/LW
- K3I clean reception Tuner
- Radio Data System (RDS) with Radio text
- Auto memory entry (AME)
- Up/Down seek tuning
- Local Seek
- FM Stereo/Mono selector
- Tuning mode : Auto1/Auto2/Manual
- DAB reception with optional unit KTC-9090DAB

CD Features
- CD-R/RW compatible
- 8 times over-sampling
- 1 bit D/A converter
- S/N ratio: 105 dB
- Dynamic range: 93 dB
- Channel separation: 85 dB
- MP3 decoder with ID-3 Tag display
- MP3 decoder MPEG-1/2 Audio layer-3
- WMA decoder: windows media audio
- CD-text
- Random/Repeat/Scan Play

Changer Features
- Dual changer control capability (CH1/CH2 & AUX)
- CD-Text with compatible units
- Disc Name Preset System with compatible units
- Disc & Track repeat
- Disc & Track scan
- Disc & Magazine random play

General Features
- Removable faceplate
- Protection case for faceplate
- Disabled System Indicator (DSI)
- Mono Colour LCD display
- 14 segments x 8 characters
- White LED display backlight
- Selectable key illumination (red or green)
- 24 hours clock
- Auto Dimmer
- 2 way telephone mute
- All off select (20/40/60 min.)
- Built-in fuse/coil
- ISO A/B connector
- Remote sensor for optional remote control unit
- OEM steeringwheel remote hardwired connection
thats the most i could get go here http://kenwoodusa.com/Contact/ and have them send u one hopw that helps.

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Installing self amplified sub to factory stereo


Hello Jax GS300,

Yes, you can use RCA cables. Just wire in a "low-level" converter.

Using RCA's is really the best way, allowing you to run shielded wiring to the sub, making it less likely that the wiring will pick up electrical interference. I'd install the converter on the rear speaker wires behind the dash.

If you do not want to convert the speaker output, you can drive the Kenwood directly from the speaker wires. The diagram in the install manual shows the connections coming off the rear speakers.

Here's a link to one output converter. This one will convert all 4 speakers.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142SLC4/Scosche-SLC4.html?search=level+converter

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Factory code for Kenwood car stereo


5227

KENWOOD SECURITY CODE CLEAR procedure

These codes are applicable for all Kenwood radios that do not have DVD or DVD screens located on unit.


Your radio will require one of the following procedures.

Type 1
During the code request mode, while holding the DISP key depressed, press and hold the Volume UP or DOWN key for 3 seconds

(so that “…” disappears).
Then using your remote enter your code.

Type 2
Press the "Auto" button and "Track up" on face of radio at the same time. The four dash lines ( . . . . ) should "disappear".

Then using your remote enter your code.

Type 3
Model# DPX-4020 and DPX-4030
Press and hold the 1 then the 6 preset key (preset keys are the buttons on face of radio for storing you "favorite" radio

stations). "C" should display.
Then using your remote, enter your code.


Enter your number from the remote control unit. Your code number is 5227 (KCAR)

* Press numeric key “5” ( 2 times ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key on the remote
* Press numeric key “2” ( 3 times ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key on the remote
* Press numeric key “2” ( 1 time ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key on the remote
* Press numeric key “7” ( 2 times ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key on the remote

The security is canceled and the set enters the TUNER mode!

The above was pulled from:
http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/4/134366.html

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