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Hi i have a kenwood KDCW5543U in the car the unit is still working but the lights have went off on the main panel how do you fix this thanks

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SOURCE: Kenwood KDC-MP832U display not working

I had this problem! It was the Cars Battery. Kenwoods unit's fade or go completely blank when there is little power to power the stereo. Try charging your battery or grabing a new one from a scrappy! I was all over the net looking for help but finally sorted it!

P.S. My younger brother had to do the exact thing and it worked for him as well!!!

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenwood kdc-mp239 car stereo overheating

Did you change the speakers, usually this happen because of the Ohms. Let me explain you, The factory radios are usally 8 Ohms and must of the aftermarket speakers are 4 Ohms or less so if you put 4 Ohms in a radio designed to work with 8 Ohms of coures is going to get hot first and them you burn it out.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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SOURCE: kenwood dpx-501

I just solved the problem with my kenwood dpx mp 2090U - (looks similar with 501). FL Display with single CD, USB, 2 Din.
I should share this......... as I received the clue from someone that share the same case to me . Thanks to Mr,Nasirbaek from Indonesia,
The problem is at the main board . Dry (bad) soldering occurred. There are more then 5 resistors in series configuration. The resistor is quiet big (1.5mm x 3.5 mm, surface mount type R) about 2,7Ohms.The position is start from near usb port cable and ended to near big transistor (1 x 1.5 cm power transistor). After resoldering check with multitester to make sure that all R are connected in series configuration.
Just open 3 screws to access the main board. 1 at the top case. 2 at cd assembly, then Carefully take out the CD and the CD ribbon cable.
good luck.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi, my CK440 main oven just stopped working

Had similar fault most likely to be the main oven lower heating element access from back of oven. Main contacts to the element have possibly broken down causing a earth fault which will trip your the RCDs on the consumer unit.costs about £35 to replace using approved Kenwood parts.

Posted on Aug 10, 2010

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DISPLAY ON MY KENWOOD STEREO STOPPED WIORKING


Hi there,

I also created a tutorial on fixing faceplates with 2R7 resistors (refer to my tip).

But, your unit will have a different chassis, as the faceplate is also a video display.

First you need to determine if the buttons on the faceplate are operating the various functions. If the buttons are NOT operating, then the faceplate itself (or connection to the main unit) can be considered faulty.

It's highly probable that the RIBBON cable (which connects faceplate to the inside of the unit) may be defective - this is common in some Kenwood units.

Try searching Google or youtube for ribbon cable repairs etc.


Hope this leads you in the right direction.


Cheers,

Scott

Dec 29, 2012 | Kenwood Car Audio & Video

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My kenwood kdv 2339 faceplate stole last june. where can i find or buy same faceplate? thanks!


Unfortunately the same MODEL FACE PLATE is needed to work the set. So this can be sourced only from Kenwood as a spare as most of the dealers will not have a spare one. You can request to the service support of Kenwood near to your place for ordering the front panel.
The other option is to try for a second hand from a scrapped set most of which has a damaged main unit.

Jul 22, 2011 | Kenwood Car Audio & Video

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Hi, my CK440 main oven just stopped working


Had similar fault most likely to be the main oven lower heating element access from back of oven. Main contacts to the element have possibly broken down causing a earth fault which will trip your the RCDs on the consumer unit.costs about £35 to replace using approved Kenwood parts.

Mar 17, 2010 | Kenmore Kitchen Appliances - Others

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Aftermarket Stereo connection


hi there
if you matched all the wires from the harness to the kenwood deck and its not working don't worry you just missed the last step........(all wires attached that a colour coded connected)
simply turn your car on.........now on the front of the kenwood deck there is a SOURCE button with all units it could be a (S, SRC, Power) hold the source button down till your kenwood unit powers up ..........if your unit still doesn't work check the fuse on back of kenwood unit should be a 10a fuse (blue) if the fuse is fine put the unit back in dash..........now check the fuse panel on driver side dash with the door open you will see this panel pull it off (some describe the fuse panel as looking like an air vent but its not its a handle to open) now on the panel that you just pulled off there is a fuse diagram on the inside look at it find radio fuse it will be a (blue fuse) located in the top row of fuses check it if blown replace and unit should work.............if this doesn't solve the issue than its a (sneaky) fuse not to many people know about if you pop the hood of your car there is a black plastic panel located just below the battery pins and just above the driver head light (usually black box with yellow writing on it......in this there are mini fuses check all of them do not touch the black relays in there just the small tiny fuses the fuse you will look at should be yellow 20a (this fuse is closest to engine and comes after the abs relay if you look inside the lid you took off it will have fuse locations cant remember which one it is for sure but check them..........now see if your kenwood unit powers up if not the last option is to ground to the black wire from back of kenwood unit to metal frame.............this last part is also done if your unit does power on but your car lights don't work if this happens ground the kenwood unit to the frame of car and open up fuse panel on driver side dash replace the blown fuse for lights or radio (make sure the kenwood unit is grounded to the frame before replacing the fuse in dash panel............if this doesnt help you than i would assume the kenwood deck needs to be repaired by kenwood.......
good luck
hope i was able to help and sorry this list is so long

Feb 26, 2009 | Car Audio & Video

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Kenwood KDC-X590 Faceplate display problem


Yes, the problem is inside the main unit. I have fixed hundreds of these radios over the years. 
The solder on these resistors get heat stressed and stop conducting properly. They just need a tiny little touch of solder. 
With the radio in front of you and the face is facing you, take the top off and remove the CD mech. The CD mech can just be set over to the left a little and the ribbon cable to it can stay connected. Just move it out of the way gently. You will see a series of resistors in the right front corner area of the main board on top. They have 2R7 printed on them and there are quiite a few, all in that main area. Just resolder them and put it all back together again and the display will work normal.
Dave

Jan 20, 2009 | Kenwood KDC-X590 CD Player

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Kenwood KDC-MP832U display not working


I had this problem! It was the Cars Battery. Kenwoods unit's fade or go completely blank when there is little power to power the stereo. Try charging your battery or grabing a new one from a scrappy! I was all over the net looking for help but finally sorted it!

P.S. My younger brother had to do the exact thing and it worked for him as well!!!

Jul 20, 2008 | Kenwood 1080VR Receiver

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Light faded out on face plate X590 kenwood


Here is the solution:
There are a series of surface mount resistors in the front right corner of the main board on the top side of the board. Front right while facing the unit looking in. Those surface mount resistors need to be resoldered, they are heat stressed. If you know how to solder, go ahead and do it. If not, I adise you to take it to a shop to have them reflowed. There are a line of them all in series with each other in that right front corner of the main board. That is the only way to fix this problem, have the solder reflowed.

May 22, 2008 | Kenwood KDC-X590 CD Player

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Kenwood dpx-501


I just solved the problem with my kenwood dpx mp 2090U - (looks similar with 501). FL Display with single CD, USB, 2 Din.
I should share this......... as I received the clue from someone that share the same case to me . Thanks to Mr,Nasirbaek from Indonesia,
The problem is at the main board . Dry (bad) soldering occurred. There are more then 5 resistors in series configuration. The resistor is quiet big (1.5mm x 3.5 mm, surface mount type R) about 2,7Ohms.The position is start from near usb port cable and ended to near big transistor (1 x 1.5 cm power transistor). After resoldering check with multitester to make sure that all R are connected in series configuration.
Just open 3 screws to access the main board. 1 at the top case. 2 at cd assembly, then Carefully take out the CD and the CD ribbon cable.
good luck.

Mar 25, 2008 | Kenwood DPX-501 CD Player

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Kenwood x969 not working


hi,this unit sounds like one with a motorised face. the problem could be with the flat ribbon cable connection between face and main pc board. chech for cracks alond the body of the ribbon especially where it bends alot. Also try resetting the unit if the unit has a reset switch or reset function.

Aug 03, 2007 | Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X969 CD Player

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Kenwood KDC 7024


Some flip face stereos use a tiny micro switch to tell the onboard computer when the face is down or up and sometimes it uses the same switch for both positions sensing. It could be this switch is not working properly (dirty contacts, broken, bad wire, mis-aligned, etc.) and that is causing the problem. Good luck.

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