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No sound I installed my stereo but there is no sound. All wires appear to be connected correctly. The wiring harness being used was working fine with my other Kenwood.

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Re: No sound

It sounds like you have a short on two of your speaker wires just connecy front speakers and try then rear then left then right to prove which one or ones 

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If your KENWOOD unit is experiencing audio problems (NO Audio), but do have audio when TUNER is selected as the source, you may have problems with your installation.

NOTE: If using an external amplifier or the unit was installed using a separately purchased wiring harness for your specific vehicle, please check the following

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The P.CONT or REMOTE terminal on the external amplifier requires a “turn on” signal from the stereo. This terminal should be connected to the BLUE/WHITE P.CONT wire on the Kenwood harness and not the solid BLUE ANT.CONT wire.

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