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Kenwood iPod Interface

I have a Kenwood radio with an iPod cable. The first time I plugged the iPod/iPhone in the radio read the iPod/iPhone and everything worked correctly. The second time I used the iPod the radio won't read the iPod. The music will play, but I can't select which song or what order to play it in. I brought the Kenwood radio back in to where I bought the boat (this radio is mounted in a boat), and they reset it or something. Then again, the first time I used the iPod the radio read the iPod and everything worked correctly again the first time. The second time I tried to use it the Kenwood radio could not read the iPod. Could you tell me how to reset the radio to read the iPod? And, can you tell me what I'm doing wrong to cause it not to work the second time around?

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I have a Pioneer Premier Deck in my van and I get the same problem I just unplug it and plug it back in

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