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Mechanical Face Plate Assembly

Well, I have a friend who doesn't live by you motto, sadly. My husband was given a radio that a friend of ours destroyed. He bent and broke all the mechanical parts on the face plate assembly area. Turns out the only problem was the ribbon that my husband fixed. now we need to order the other parts but we do not know the names of them. We need everthing from the face plate back. Do you happen to know anything about this? And also where can I find a Service Manual for this? Thanks for your time, Walli

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Re: Mechanical Face Plate Assembly

I dont have a manual but you might be able to download a service manual from the following website , I hope its helpful since some parts may not be serviceable on that face plate.........

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The red wire is for power when the key is on, the yellow wire should get power all the time, the black wire is ground.

If you have those correct, the radio should at least turn on. If you have these right, you may need a new ribbon cable. The connector that interfaces with the detachable face must also be taken off the old ribbon cable and put on the new one, or get a new connector and just replace it. The ribbon cable does not come with that connector. It is soldered on the ribbon cable, so if you are not very good with a soldering iron, you should have a service center do it for you.

Let me know if you want the part number for the ribbon cable and/or connector, I can get those for you.

I can not guarantee that the ribbon cable is the problem, or that it is the only problem, but it is the most likely problem with that model number of Kenwood. I have repaired many of them, so I have a good idea what causes most of the problems, but I have seen times when the usual suspect is not the problem and something else like the LCD in the face is bad, or the IC that controls the display is bad. Even a voltage regulator on the main board of the radio can be at fault as well. There are probably about 10 different things that can cause that one problem, having an experienced technician is always the best way to determan the problem with certainty.

Let me know if I can be any more help for you.


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