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Kenwood kdc-x869 The face flip out for about a second with no lights, then its closes and know the only way the the unit will open is if I disconncet the plug for the back and plug it back up.

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Re: kenwood kdc-x869

Alot, of the radios have a common problem with the connection from the radio's detachable face. What happens is corrosion builds up on the connectors between the pin and the connector itself. Sometimes you can clean it off with a small file. Also, some KENWOODS with the motorized face are known to have a problem with the ribbon cable connecting the face plate to the main board. The last time I repaired one I called KENWOOD and aquired the cable for about 65 dollars, what the problem is, is the cable is wrapped around a plastic white spindel with a high tension spring and places alot of pressure on the cable from the wear and tear of the face opening and it will cause strange problems such as: turning on and off, some buttons working while others don't, and the display partially turning on and off.

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I am having a similar problem...the unit will flip open and then close...I am unsure what I can do to resolve this there something I should look for if it is the ribbon cable?

Thank you very much

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Hi Homer, sorry mate, unless you have a remote control, thatas the only way I know of to do it.I assume that you have read this.

Other way is to ask your friends if they have the same, or go to a car audio installer in your area, and check to see if they can help you out. I used to do this for people. And not charge them. You don't by chance live in Brisbane do you?


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