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KCD-X590 is looking for a code that i never put in, and i bought the deck brand new

Every time i turn on my deck via source button it says "enter code - - - -" i never put in a code, i have asked the tech that i paid to install the deck if he put in a safe guard code and he didn't either, i went to a service center and paid 40 for the guy to work for all of 10 seconds and he immediately fixed my radio, i want to know what he did. thanks.

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Re: KCD-X590 is looking for a code that i never put in,...

Method of clearing the programmable security
code (KDC-MP632U/X590)
1. While "– – – –" is being displayed, press [->> ] key for at
least 3 seconds while pressing [AUTO] or [TI] key.
This makes "– – – –" display disappear.
2. Using the remote controller, input "KCAR".
Press remote controller [5] key 2 times (Input for "K") and
then press [->> ] key.
Press remote controller [2] key 3 times (Input for "C") and
then press [ ->>] key.
Press remote controller [2] key once (Input for "A") and then
press [->> ] key.
Press remote controller [7] key 2 times (Input for "R") and
then press [->> ] key.
3. The security is released and the unit enters the STANDBY
4. If a wrong code is input, the unit goes into the Code Re-quest

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