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Kenwood KVT-617DVD - Rear Camera Option Not Working

Had an Audiovox Rearview Color CMOS1 Camera hooked up to our Kenwood KVT-617DVD. Kenwood installed in our truck with a truck camper. The camera installed on rear of camper. Parking brake requirement for DVD was bypassed as camera is used full time as the rear view mirror and back-up monitor for the truck camper. Battery of truck was disconnected and camera no longer worked after battery reconnected......rear cam option does not even come up on screen when video source selection key pressed. Everything else is working. We have not pulled radio out of dash and do now know if that is necessary to check for any blown fuses; but did replace a blown fuse in the truck fuse box.

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  • guava Dec 10, 2007

    Last reply was inadvertanly sent before entire reply typed. This is continuation of that reply. R-Cam settings as explained on page 69 of the manual are set correctly.

    Concerning pink, red wires or any wires for that matter....these were all connected by Best Buy when system installed and everything worked beautifully. It was only after battery disconnected that camera no longer worked.

    The fuse that we did find blown was in fuse box under seat of truck and all fuses under dash are good. Reset button was reset after fuse blown.

    Are there any other fuses to check? Does the camera itself have fuses? Back of radio fuses? If back of radio does have fuses that need to be checked, what is involved in pulling radio out of dash?

    Still needing help. Thanks

  • guava Dec 11, 2007

    Replied to this solution earlier this morning. This solution did not work. We will be hitting the road on Wednesday morning (today is Monday). Hoping we can get this fixed before hitting the road.

  • guava Dec 11, 2007

    ALSO.....why is our problem not posted on the website? I know we payed for the professional solution service; but I also want posted on web for anyone to see in the event someone might have solution.

  • guava Dec 11, 2007

    It is Monday and we are hitting the road Wednesday morning. 1st solution did not work which I stated in my reply this morning. Haven't heard anything since.

  • guava Dec 11, 2007

    Thank you for suggestion....my question is....Where would I look for a fuseable link in the setup?

  • guava Dec 11, 2007

    Assaf,
    Thank you for your reply. I understand your answer but as a paying member, I prefer to also have my question posted on the web for all to see. I am getting excellent response and suggestions from the Fixya Experts. However we are on a short time frame and still trying to pinpoint the problem. It is very possible that someone out there has encountered the same problem and I would like the benefit of having both resources; Fixya Experts and the general public. I will certainly give the Fixya Experts the credit on your website for solutions received. Given that please post my problem. Thank You

  • guava Dec 12, 2007

    All suggestions given by yourself and Benimur have been extremely helpful. We have checked all out but still have no camera. We did find a loose ground coming off the receiver, fixed that which has stopped fuse from blowing. Checked the AV cable leading to the camera which has no power. When battery was disconnected, it was due to welding needing to be done under the truck. We have followed the cable under the truck and see no breaks. Could welding have done something to the cable ? At this point it seems that fixing this might be out of our hands and will have to wait until we get to a repair shop.

    A note on a request I had to have made to have our problem posted on the web for the general public to see......Kimi has been less than customer relation responsive despite several e-mails I've sent him. Thankfully the Benimum and yourself have been very customer relation responsive.

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This is just another possibility . Check for any "fusable links" in your set up. Not a glass or ceramic style. It a coated wire with a wire fuse that is hidden in the coating. You'll need an "Ohm Meter" to check it.

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  • Jerry Hess Dec 11, 2007

    I'm only guessing but if a fusable link was installed it would be either off the battery or the truck's fuse box. They are used when there isn't any place to install a fuse and holder.

    Like it was suggested check to see if you are getting power to the camera. Check it both ends.

    Make sure the camera still has a good ground connection. Good luck.

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Hi,

Since "...everything else is working..." indicates that there is no blown fuse or chances are nor any hardware is at fault.

When the battery was disconnected, the Kenwood KVT-617DVD may have suffered a memory failure and would require a reset.

Have you tried doing a reset? It's a small recessed button near the bottom right side of the font panel underneath the protection panel (right of the Joystick Track/Station Key & above the Eject Disc Key). Pressing the reset button should restore the Kenwood KVT-617DVD to default factory settings. Of course this will also remove any special programming that you may have such as favorite stations, etc.

You also posted "...Parking brake requirement...bypassed..." this is only to allow the display to be always ON. This is the green wire that must be grounded
You need also to check that the "Reverse" wire/trigger is also bypassed that is to set the "...camera...full time...rear view mirror and back-up monitor for the truck camper..." This is the pink wire that must be attached to the ACC of the vehicle's Ignition Switch. Alternately, it may be connected to the red wire of the Kenwood KVT-617DVD.

If the reset does not correct the problem, you may need to run the setup menu again following the user's manual. Should you need a copy, it is available on line here. Pls verify that you set R-Cam Interruption to ON & R-Cam Mirror to Reverse. This is better explained with appropriate illustrations in page 69 of the User's Manual.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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    Louie Role Dec 11, 2007

    Hi again,

    On your post "...ALSO.....why is our problem not posted on the website?", I sent an email to the Community Manager of the site to attend to your query.

    To your original concern, yes there are fuses at the rear of the KVT-617DVD, 5Amps for the monitor unit and 10 Amps for the monitor unit. Both are in line to the wire. Though if the KVT-617DVD is working then neither is busted. That would leave only the supply line of the Audiovox Camera, perhaps you need to check that also as well as verify that the camera is receiving 12volts and that there is no line break on the 25' A/V cable.

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    Louie Role Dec 11, 2007

    sorry that should read "10 Amps for the receiver unit"

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    Louie Role Dec 13, 2007

    and Hello again,

    Welding (electric) done on a vehicle can cause havoc to the on-board electronics, that's why the vehicle's battery was removed which is a 1st stage prevention at most. The electronics should have had their leads disconnected as well.

    Since you have done what we believe would be user accessible and still a no go, then perhaps your best bet would be to seek the professional services of a qualified service personnel. Without being able to "get our hands on the job", the options are rather limited.

    Again, good luck.

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