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Reset code I bought a car from my mom and came with kenwood car stereo. I can't play the stereo because it's asking for a code. My mom doesn't remember the code. How do I reset the code. Please help

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I bought a kenwood car stereo at the flea market and when i got home i found out that it has a lock code,is there any way to reset it without the remote control or shipping it to kenwood? it kdc mp628

you have a problem
one is able to set security code without the remote
without the security code ..not a chance to over ride it
a unit reset wont change the security code

check the user manual link
Kenwood KDC MP628 Manuals

back to the flea market see if the seller is there.. for a refund
or contact that flea markets organizers to track down the stall operators details

you can try and contact kenwood car stereo company direct
in your part of the world

this is USAs other countries have their sites

if you have the gift or sweet talking
they may give you an authorized kenwood repairer to take the stereo to ...and get the code number for you


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Many Kenwood radios are configured with the same security codes:

KCAR - This seems to be a "backdoor" to some Kenwood models.
3051 - This is the security code which is printed in the manual of many Kenwood models.
1234 - This is a security code commonly chosen by Kenwood owners.
Entering Your Kenwood Security Code
If the car battery fails or is disconnected, the Kenwood will ask for the security code.

The procedure to enter your security code differs on various models of Kenwood car stereos. Here are three of the more common 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 until the "..." display disappears.
Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote.
Type 2
Press the "Auto" button and "Track up" on the face of radio at the same time until the four dash lines disappear.
Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote.
Type 3: Model# DPX-4020 and DPX-4030
Press and hold the 1 then the 6 preset keys until the display shows the letter 'C'.
Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote.
Entering Letters on your Kenwood Remote
To enter a letter using your Kenwood remote, press a button once for the first letter, twice for the second letter, and three times for the third letter -- then press the Track Up or Next Track key to send the letter.

To send the letter 'A', press the 2 key once and then press the Track Up key. To send the letter 'B', press the 2 key twice and then press the Track up key.

Finally, when you are done entering all of the letters, press and hold the Track Up button for 3 seconds.

The key sequence to enter the security code KCAR is:

Track Up
Track Up
Track Up
Track Up
Your Kenwood should then enter tuner mode.

A Security Code Bug in some Kenwoods
There is a reported bug in the security code handling of some Kenwood stereos. In models with thie bug, the security code is stored incorrectly. The workaround is to enter the wrong security code.

In models with this bug, you have to decrement the third character of the security code by one. If your security code was 1111, you would enter your security code as 1101. If your security code was 9999, you would enter 9989.

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