Question about Kenwood KTS300MR Marine Rcvr AM/FM CD Receiver, Sirius Ready
This unit is installed in a customers boat. The wired remotes (it has two), stoped working soon after purchase and Kenwood replace the stereo itself and that took care of it but soon failed again. The customer was sent a new stereo that he replaced himself. It worked for another few days or trips and for the third time the remotes are dead. Trouble shooting through Kenwood kept saying the stereo was the problem but after three stereo, it seams it's either a junk system, or the remotes are blowing something in the stereo that controls them or both. And Kenwood won't replace anymore. NOTE: the actual stereo never stops working.
If this is in a boat, I would check the amp unit for moisture damage, as a marine items is a specially built units that fends off water as well as moisture damage exposture. it does not mater if the amp is enclosed inside the hual or cabinet. The problem you are encountering is most likely because of a bad main amp unit, as if you disconnect the speakers and turn uo the unit, and it still goes into protection or shutdown mode, something is wrong with the amp. Like I said before, the fault is most likely due to water damage or moisture damage to the main printed circuit board. Good Luck.
Posted on Mar 24, 2007
Here's the quote from the manual regarding "dcer": "The speaker wire has a short-circuit or touches the chassis of the vehicle and then the protection function is activated. Wire or insulate the speaker cable properly and press the reset button. If the "PROTECT/DCER" code does not disappear, consult your nearest service center "
I believe the manual can be downloaded from crutchfield .com after you go to the Kenwood KDC-138 page on their website. The reset button is either on the lower left of the face or, removing the face, on the lower left of the body. Hope this helps you.
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
does it keep cutting in and out?
if so i think you have your polarities crossed
make sure you have negative to negative positive to positive
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
behind the face plate there is a little recessed reset button. push it using the tip of a pen or similar. that will fully reset the radio to like it was when you bought it.
Some times head units hicup. this is how you reset it. In most error cases this solves the problem.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
SOURCE: I purchased a Kenwood KDC-
i had a similar issue only mine read the song title and everything but just gave no sound. i called up kenwood and the solution for me was take the ipod (5th gen nano) turn it on, flip the hold switch on then off, then press and hold both the menu and center button of the scroll wheel until the apple logo showed up and release them. wait for it to go back to the menu and plug it in. fixed my problem. they said it was something w/ the ipod not connecting properly or something. hope this helps a bit
Posted on Jan 10, 2011
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