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Kenwood excelon KDC-X689

The fold up hide away cover actually folded up w/o the face plate in it. How can I reset it so it folds back down ready to accept face plate?
I have already disconnected the battery as a first attempt,, then removed radio from vehicle and used different power source,, to no avail,,, also fuse on back of radio tested fine

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  • unionsparky May 29, 2011

    Did you ever solve this problem? My radio is doing the same.

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SOURCE: Kenwood Manual for KDC-X589

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Kenwood-KDC-X589-Car-Receivers-manual/id/479dj585/t/2/


There you go, i dont know if you already found it but there it is for anyone else as well.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: what is the security code for this kenwood car

Common Kenwood Security Codes
Many Kenwood radios are configured with the same security codes:

KCAR - This seems to be a "backdoor" to some Kenwood models.
3051 - This is the security code which is printed in the manual of many Kenwood models.
1234 - This is a security code commonly chosen by Kenwood owners.
Entering Your Kenwood Security Code
If the car battery fails or is disconnected, the Kenwood will ask for the security code.

The procedure to enter your security code differs on various models of Kenwood car stereos. Here are three of the more common procedures:

Type 1
During the code request mode, while holding the DISP key depressed, press and hold the Volume UP or DOWN key for 3 seconds until the "..." display disappears.
Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote.
Type 2
Press the "Auto" button and "Track up" on the face of radio at the same time until the four dash lines disappear.
Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote.
Type 3: Model# DPX-4020 and DPX-4030
Press and hold the 1 then the 6 preset keys until the display shows the letter 'C'.
Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote.
Entering Letters on your Kenwood Remote
To enter a letter using your Kenwood remote, press a button once for the first letter, twice for the second letter, and three times for the third letter -- then press the Track Up or Next Track key to send the letter.

To send the letter 'A', press the 2 key once and then press the Track Up key. To send the letter 'B', press the 2 key twice and then press the Track up key.

Finally, when you are done entering all of the letters, press and hold the Track Up button for 3 seconds.

The key sequence to enter the security code KCAR is:

5
5
Track Up
2
2
2
Track Up
2
Track Up
7
7
Track Up
Your Kenwood should then enter tuner mode.

A Security Code Bug in some Kenwoods
There is a reported bug in the security code handling of some Kenwood stereos. In models with thie bug, the security code is stored incorrectly. The workaround is to enter the wrong security code.

In models with this bug, you have to decrement the third character of the security code by one. If your security code was 1111, you would enter your security code as 1101. If your security code was 9999, you would enter 9989.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: I want to change the clock on my Kenwood Excelon KDC-X589.

Put it in standby and push the "menu" button, once in there use the right am/fm knob to scroll.... done

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Where can I download a free operating manual for a

Click here to download the user's guide.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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SOURCE: I need the manual for a Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X993

You can download the original user's manual from Kenwood website. Click on the link below and an online pdf will open in you browser window:

Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X993


Be sure to have the free adobe pdf installed. You also right-click on the above link and select "save as" to save this online manual for further reading.

To visit Kenwood website for this receiver click here.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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