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Trouble keeping it on

My stereo keeps turning off everytime i turn it on and then it say protect and all the wires to the speakers are connected properly i cant figure out why

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  • kaykay15 Apr 16, 2008

    mine is also doing the same thing...and i have tried unplugging it and everything...is it fixable or do you think its broke?

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Its the fuse for the power thats how far i got but mine dose the same

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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Hmmm....try unpluging it plugging it back in then turning it on then run along the wire there maybe a splice in your wire causing it to shut off

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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Check speaker wiring on the back for shorts, if okay! the problem is in the audio output ic in the unit.

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My stereo sysytem is a mini stereo: serial number 10200055. It currently says "protect", what is this and how do we return our system to normal operations?


Hi there,

When the word PROTECT appears on this display, this means the unit has detected a critical fault which could potentially cause harm to your stereo system.

The most common cause is a short circuit somewhere - something even as simple as loose speaker wiring could cause a short, triggering the Protect message.

You will need to determine if there is a possible short somewhere, so I recommend you start by firstly turning power OFF, disconnecting all speaker wires, then turn unit back ON.

Operate the stereo (without speakers) and turn volume up:
  • If Protect message appears when turning volume up, then stereo unit itself has an internal fault
  • If no Protect message appears, then suspect the speakers may be causing the issue.
  • Reduce volume and turn unit OFF
Re-connect speakers (ensure the connections are secure), turn unit ON:
  • If turning volume up triggers the Protect message again, there is an issue with the speakers or connections

Hope this helps.....

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Radio flashes (protect)cant get any stations at all


This is an indicator of an output load problem, turn unit off! remove the speaker wires from the back of the stereo, now turn power on and turn the volume down. If the word protect stays off there is a short in the wire or one of the speakers, but! if the word protect comes on " with the speakers and wires dis-connected " it indicates a short in the audio output ic pack in the stereo.

Feb 23, 2011 | Kenwood Audio Players & Recorders

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How do I reset? I keep getting "prot" message when trying to turn unit on. It keeps shutting down..is not overheating.


The prot is the protection warning message that the amplifier defaults to when there is a problem. Try this: Turn the volume control WAY down. Disconnect your speaker leads from the rear of the component. Turn the unit on and see if it still protects itself. If the protection still comes on the amplifier is bad and needs serviced. If it appears OK, then connect one pair of speakers at a time to see which set has the problem. Usually the wires not the speakers themselves are the trouble.

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My stereo says" protect" everytime i turn it on. can't get anything else.


Hello grammagrisbo, hi your Kenwood head units will show "protect" when there's a problem with the speaker outputs so check to see if the impedance load meets your radio, 8ohms or 4 ohms?. having parallel two speakers on a single channel may cause this dilemma. This might also mean a shorted speaker wire, a blown speaker, or an internal defect in the head unit. Once the condition that's causing the "protect" mode is fixed, the CD player should be back to normal, the next time you turn it on.
If it's staying in "protect", then you'll definitely have to remove the stereo and do something to fix it. Many car audio stores will do system troubleshooting, for a fee. If you want to do it yourself, here's what you need to do:

Pull the Kenwood unit from the dash and disconnect all the speaker wires. power it on and see if the "protect" message displays. If it does, the stereo has an internal defect and will need to be serviced. If it doesn't, then turn it off, and re-connect one speaker only. Turn it on again and see if it will displays "protect" message.

If the radio works with one speaker connected, connect the other speaker to the second channel, you may have now the idea where the problem begun, you will identify the speaker that's causing the problem. There may be a wiring problem or defective speaker in that channel.

If it displays "protect" with a single speaker connected, then disconnect that one and try the other one. If all the speakers cause a "protect" mode, then you're probably back to a defective head unit.

Aug 31, 2010 | Kenwood Car Audio & Video

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MY KENWOOD CAR CD PLAYER IS SAYING PROTECT??


Hi,

Kenwood head units show "protect" when there's a problem with the speaker outputs. This might mean a shorted speaker wire, a blown speaker, or an internal defect in the head unit. Once the condition that's causing the "protect" mode is fixed, the CD player should be back in normal mode the next time you turn it on.

If it's staying in "protect", then you'll definitely have to remove the stereo and do some troubleshooting to fix it. Many car audio stores will do system troubleshooting, for a fee. If you want to do it yourself, here's what you need to do:

Pull the Kenwood unit from the dash and disconnect all the speaker wires. Turn it on and see if the "protect" message displays. If it does, the stereo has an internal defect and will need to be serviced. If it doesn't, then turn it off, and re-connect one speaker. Turn it on again and see if it displays "protect".

If it works with a single speaker connected, keep re-connecting the others until you identify the speaker that's causing the problem. There may be a wiring problem or defective speaker in that location.

If it displays "protect" with a single speaker connected, then disconnect that one and try a different one. If all the speakers cause a "protect" mode, then you're probably back to a defective head unit, unless your friend managed to blow all your speakers at once.

Thanks,

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My stereo keeps saying ''protect''. how can i fix it? ive tried to unplug it for 4 hours and it still dont work


Check the speaker wire connections and make sure that none of them are crossed. Shorted wires will cause the reciever to turn on the protect mode to keep the amplifier from shorting out. Try disconnecting the speaker wires from the reciever. if you turn it on and it still says "protect" then the short is possibly in the reciever itself.

Nov 08, 2009 | Cars & Trucks

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My jbl stereo wont turn on. when i turn my truck on it just lights up and then goes straight back off


Hi there Willieulin.
I wonder if the speakerwires are shorting the amp in the JBL stereo!
One or more speakers could be blown......
The protection circuit is most likely doing its job, protecting your stereosystem from damage.
If you have a extra amp connected to the stereo, check if it is wired right.
Try to turn the ignition key "only" so the lights on the stereo turn on. If you turn it further so you start the engine it most likely turns the stereo off.
If that happens the powerwires to the stereo are wrongly connected.
Luck with the problem.
Iceman.

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Everytime i turn my car off and take the key out of the ignition all my stereo presets reset. all connections made are correct, however there is one wire which is left over. it is orange with white stripes...


Most stereos have two power connections. One is "constant" (aka always connected to +12V) and the other is switched on/off by the ignition. They may go be various names. The idea is that the constant +12V keeps the stereo from losing all of the settings while the switched power turns the stereo off when the key is not on "start" or "accessory". It sounds like the both connections may be made to the switched power on your car, causing it to go completely powerless when your car is off.

Are the presets reset after you turn the car off or only after you turn your car back on? If they only reset after turning the car back on, it's possible the battery and/or electrical system is having trouble keeping the system voltage up while the starter is trying to turn the engine.

The illumination signal is usually used to let the stereo know when you've turned your headlights on, so it can dim the display automatically. Should be completely separate from your issue.

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