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Demo mode problem

I recently bought a kenwood kdc-mp232 and installed it in my van ..i cant seem to get it off demo mode can u help me is not asking for a security code and i have not input one yet but i did not "unlike the instructions say"try to turn off demo mode on first install can you help me out im going nuts here...

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Re: demo mode problem

From the user's manual (pg.23): 1. Select the Demonstration Mode. Push the Control knob towards [FM] or [AM]. Select the "DEMO" display. 2. Set the Demonstration Mode. Press the Control knob for at least 2 seconds.

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Select the Demonstration mode
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Select the "DEMO" display.

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At this point forward, the power circuit is monitored, thus when the power is disconnected or drops below 12VDC it shuts down and the code must be entered to reactivate the unit and its functions.

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As for your personal 4 digit code, I cant help you with that but some high-end car audio dealers offer a diagnostic service that can reset a coded/locked out unit.

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Turn the unit onto standby then press and hold the menu button then scroll down to demo using the toggle switch on the right then press and hold the toggle switch for a few seconds and it will change to demo off. It's not too difficult but you are correct, it doesn't tell you correctly in the installation instructions.

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