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Kenwood KDC x689 will not start

My kenwood sceen started fading out (faded out about two months before it stopped working) then it stopped working. This radio has the door that opens and closes, mine is stuck in the mid open position, I have checked the power to the radio, red and yellow wire, both are good, fuse on back of radio is good. Is there a way to check the face piece? Thank You.

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  • GreegR Dec 31, 2008

    This is a known problem with this Kenwood model (I've had this problem myself with 2 different units). What happens is the flexible printed wiring assembly between the motorized faceplate and the main chassis goes bad over time, and the only solution is to replace it (supposedly replacements are available from Kenwood). I gave up after the second failure and switched to a different brand. I WON'T be going back to Kenwood ever again in the future.



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