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Kenwood kdc-w3041 protect mode

My kenwood kdc-w3041 keeps showing up "protect". Everytime i take out two fuses in the engine bay, one of them which is the Radio 7.5amp and the other is a AUG 7.5amp, and put the fuses back in, the stereo comes back on, it'll last 5 minutes or so and protect shows up again. I'm so confused

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Hello ia737,

The "protect" display is probably being caused by a shorted or grounded (touching vehicle chassis or other ground) speaker wire. Check the speaker wires for bare spots, etc and insulate or replace as necessary.

You do not need to remove the fuses to force a "cold reset" of the W-3041. You can simply press the "reset" button on the front of the unit. It's the little recessed button at the lower left of the volume control. Use the straightened end of a paper clip or ballpoint pen to momentarily hold the button in.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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