Unistalled the unit out of my old vehicle and installed into my new car. Of course when power is lost it goes into anti theft mode. Well when I typed in my original password the unit is still locked out. I tried several times. Also 0000,1111,1234, and the Kenwood 3051. I called Kenwood and faxed them my receipt of ownership and they told me to type KCAR, but their instructions on typing KCAR in the unit was confusing and cannot figure out. Anyone have any ideas?
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Re: DNX7100 Security Code Password
While code request mode,point the remote control to the unit and enter this code 55222277or 552222777(depending the remote contro you are using)(try to press the numbers that faster you can) that is way you type KCAR from the remote control.
you will not see any change on the screen while you entering the number,only when you enter the last number the unit will go to standby mode.
if you make a mistake,reset the unit and start all over again.
You call Kenwood, and get the info for the closest national service center, they will tell you how much ($45 for me plus S&H), you ship the whole unit to them, and they send it back unlocked. Major bummer for me, I bought my car used, didn't get the code. I understand the need for security, but all this process does is shift some of the profit away from theives and back into Kenwood's pocket.
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When you disconnect your battery and then reconnect it again, it disables the radio. This is an anti-theft protection for your car radio. The enable your radio the activation code is in your vehicle owner's manual. If you do not have this code you need to go to your vehicle manufacturer's service centre and get them to enter this code for you.
The blinking light is the anti theft light. When face plate is off this light always blinks. As far as the system not working, make sure you have power, check with a voltmeter, then check fuses. Check the fuses on the wire harness and also where you connected the power leads to the vehicle. If you have power, make sure that all wires are connected correctly. Also, check the ports on the stereo and gps unit to make sure no pins are bent over. Sometimes this may happen. If all looks good, there could possibly be a problem with the system. Expensive to get fixed, but there are a few guys on ebay that will fix it for around $150. Might be worth it, but you need to talk to them about that.
if the sterio is not originnally from the vehicle and is factory fitted sometimes instead of a code it can make the dreaded beep. The originalvehicle is syncronised with the head unit and the only way to get it to work in another vehicle is to have it syncronised with the new vehicle. Some garages can do this but charge around £20. Its an anti theft system. Hopr this helps :)
i called the tech support line and they told me to push and hold the mute button and then hold the power button in at the same time for about 12 seconds. after that, a new screen should show up and the code is 122164. i have not been able to get this to work yet as every time i hold the power button in, it turns it off. even though i am holding in the mute button. i thought i would let you know this incase you can get it to work for yours.
Secure mode is the anti theft function. Since you do not know what that is It suggests that you do not know the password. If that is the case then it seems like the unit is or has been stolen at one time. If you do not know the password then you have to bring the unit to a authorized Pioneer service center to have it reset. If the backup up sense wire is cut, or the system is disconnected from the vehicle, or if the reset button is pushed then the unit will ask for a password the next time it fires up.
The unit uses a wire from the back of the head unit to connect to the vehicle wire that sends voltage to your reverse lights. If this wire isn't connected or isn't connected correctly, the head unit can't tell when your vehicle goes into reverse. Most installers don't bother with that wire if the unit isn't being installed with a back-up camera.