I bought a used kenwood car audio CD player. When I installed the unite it asked for a unlock code . I"ve tride almost every way possible that me and Friends could think about. With out the access security unlock and lock the CD player is worthless to me. SO please take time out of your busy schedule too help me OUT!!!!!!!!!! Or if thier is away to override/reset the CD PLAYER
Stereo showed an unlock code request .
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the code is an anti theft device there is only two ways to get the code 1. when the radio was first sold it came with a card that has the code 2. contact kenwood directly they have a master code for each specific model that will unlock it. However they wont give you the code unless your a car audio dealer or can show proof that you were the origanal purchaser needing serial# on unit and reciept
Reset the radio by pushing the small button on left side of the #1 preset. it is probably pulling the code for the anti theft protection. if you already have a lock code use it to unlock the tuner otherwise reset the tuner
Press and hold the reset button (very small concave button to the right and below the main knob) You will have to set up everything on the unit because this will wipe the settings. It will also set the unit to the default of not using the security code. I recommend setting a code so if it locks accidentally, you know what the code is. There is no factory default for this on Kenwoods...it is user programmable.
Go to your local dealership for your make of car. ask them if they do radio/cd player re-codes.. if not they should be able to put you in touch with someone who does as they use them all the time to re-code their trade in car sound systems... it usually costs about 15 quid or so...hope this helps..cheers.
I wish I could have found you a better solution, but the following is Kenwood's official answer according to their FAQ:
you do not know the security code for your unit, you will need to take
the unit to a Kenwood authorized service center to have it decoded. The
code feature can only be activated when the code has been entered
twice, so it isn't accidentally activated. The service center will
often require you to provide a proof of purchase as this feature is
designed for theft prevention and the proof of purchase will ensure you
are the rightful owner of the product."