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Kenwood KDC - MP 235

My Kenwood in dash stereo keeps flashing "PROTECT" across the face plate. The unit was on and it just switched over to this flashing message. I have removed the face plate numerous times. i have not tried disconecting the unit or diconecting the car battery. Please help
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I would also check the speaker outputs from the deck. If any of the speaker outputs are touching any metal on the vehicle, it could give that message.

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