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Kenwood Face Plate Won't flip into place

My Kenwood car stereo CD player will not flip back into place. Everytime I put the face plate back on it will not flip back into place. The stereo also flips all the way around when the car shuts off for anti-theft, however this does not occur either. What should I do? It seems that the flipping mechanism is doing the opposite it should be doing. Thanks Its a Kenwood Excelon KDC-X715

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SOURCE: Kenwood KDC-519 CD Player

Check ribbon cable from main board to face for breaks in the lines. Replace ribbon cable if bad.

Posted on Aug 02, 2007

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SOURCE: kenwood kdc-x869

Alot, of the radios have a common problem with the connection from the radio's detachable face. What happens is corrosion builds up on the connectors between the pin and the connector itself. Sometimes you can clean it off with a small file. Also, some KENWOODS with the motorized face are known to have a problem with the ribbon cable connecting the face plate to the main board. The last time I repaired one I called KENWOOD and aquired the cable for about 65 dollars, what the problem is, is the cable is wrapped around a plastic white spindel with a high tension spring and places alot of pressure on the cable from the wear and tear of the face opening and it will cause strange problems such as: turning on and off, some buttons working while others don't, and the display partially turning on and off.

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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SOURCE: KDC-X869 Face Flips Halfway, Unit Turns Off

I have worked on many of these radios and there is a lever that contacts switch to determine position of face this lever wears out and switch does not operate properly causing radio to lose its mind. This is usually the cause of this failure unless flip gears have been damged somehow. contact for additional info

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Flip bit not working KDC-7090R

hi its going to be the flexi that connects the panel to the main pcb. you can buy a repair kit @


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Posted on Feb 27, 2008

SOURCE: Kenwood KDC-X711 not working

Got the same problem, try taking it out and throwing it on the ground a couple of times.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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SOURCE: kenwood kdc 7027

The home position switch from the angle of the front display is not pushed correctly. the problem is mechanical.
If you glue a little tip of plastic between the actuator and the homeposition switch, your problem is history.
In my case, a tip of a little tiewrap did it.

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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Check ribbon cable from main board to face for breaks in the lines. Replace ribbon cable if bad.

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the usual repair for a morotized face plate with symptions of no display, some buttons working or no buttons working & sometimes even the faceplay not moving, is the ribbon backthat connects the main unit to the face plate. Sometime you might be able to see the gold/yellow flat ribbon as the face plate flips. it's not too difficult to cange but it takes patience. the cables run around $15 to $30.00.if you replace it yourself, watch out incase the spring for the ribbon tension unwinds. good luck

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