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IPod Interface not working

I have the DPX-501 head unit, I have Kenwood's iPod interface hooked up to it, it worked for about 6 months then stopped, it says Error 60, I cannot find error 60 in the manual, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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That happened to me and the PFD Manual online said it means it's a communication error between the ipod adapter and the ipod. The ipod in my case was totally froze and I had to reset it using the hold on off then holding in menu and select for 10 seconds and it rebooted.

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

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