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Need master reset code for KDC-X459

Bought this truck with the stereo in it, unhooked the battery now it says i need a code. I dont have the original code.

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  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    How does this work on a deck that doesn't have a volume up / down key (it has a rotary knob instead). Is there a different process?

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    Have the same problem. several combinations of faceplate buttons that were listed in this bog and others with no success.


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YOU MUST HAVE THE REMOTE to do the procedure. There is no other way to clear the code. I work at an authorized Kenwood service center and I know this for a fact. If you do not have a remote, you will need to either buy one or borrow one from a friend, or take the radio to an authorized Kenwood service center and they can do it for you, but most charge a small fee for doing it. My shop charges $25 to clear a code, all shops have their own rates so a shop near you may be different. Most all Kenwood remotes made for car radios will work, it doesn't need to be a remote from the same model, just a Kenwood remote for a car stereo.

Here is the procedure

1. While the code entry is requested, press and hold the
VOL UP key on the faceplate for 3 seconds while holding the DISP key
pressed on the faceplate. (This should turn "----" off.)
2. Enter "KCAR" from the remote. (Same way as the 01
• Press the 5 key on the remote twice, then press the
Track Up key. (This enters "K".)
• Press the 2 key on the remote 3 times, then press
the Track Up key. (This enters "C".)
• Press the 2 key on the remote once, then press the
Track Up key. (This enters "A".)
• Press the 7 key on the remote twice, then press the
Track Up key. (This enters "R".)
3. The security code is cleared and the unit enters the
ALL OFF mode.
4. If you commit a mistake in the code entry, the unit
enters the code request mode again.

It would be appreciated if you would rate this solution, since this is the only way to clear the code, it is deserving of a FixYa! rating. If you need any further help feel free to post any questions you have right here on this thread and I will answer them as soon as possible.


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