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Kenwood KDC-MP438U When i started my car this morning it stuttered when started and i guess that triggered a protect mode on my cd player. I have no idea how to turn this off. I took out the deck and rewired everything including the speakers and checked my fuses but nothing will work. PLease HELP

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Solution is simple and no code is needed. Make sure all wirw are secures and not opening spliced. Ones verifying, make sure radio is turned off and reset the protect button.

The Protect Button is pin hole size and is located right above the headphone jack. Hence all shpuld be good from there on.

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To get past the protect mode, use the manufacture default code. KCAR.

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