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Kenwood car stereo KDC-W3534 : warning message PROTECT

Hi there!

My Kenwood stereo KDC-W3534 now just reads 'PROTECT' constantly when switched on and i don't have the handbook anymore..

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.

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  • meghalped Aug 24, 2008

    power on but it show protect what that mean no aor even cd not playing it show protect all time

  • shine on Oct 08, 2008

    i iam having the same proplem and i just bought my cd player ?? any help please


  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    my kenwod radio says protect when turned on

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I had the same problem and i just disconnect the battery and and reconnect it and everything works fine!! try it

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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    Under the faceplate there is a little reset button u push with a pin just push it it will reset the headunit

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I've just had the same problem and looking at the above suggestions took the head unit out and what do you know, half of the two part earth wire in my car leading to a crimped joiner had come loose where the headunit had been pushed too far back in the cage by my wife. No big deal, just undo join, put wire back in, tape up with electrical tape and ta-da! Fully functioning head unit again.

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Well its so easy just unplug the earth wire and it will work fine so no more 'PROTECT' good luck ....for any comment just ask

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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Reset button did it for me!:):):) by the way, reset button is behind the removal face-plate

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No need to do any silly thing, just press the RESET button located on the front panel. And there you go, its don't!

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The speaker has a short-circuit or touches the chassis of the vehicle, and then the protection function is activated so try to wire or insulate the speaker cable properly and press the reset button.

Posted on Aug 16, 2010

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This is a safety feature and it usually suggest that there is a problem with the internal amplifier, it could also be a trapped speaker wire. Remove the radio and check if any of the cables have been damaged and if you power up the radio with the speaker plug disconnected that will tell you if the fault is in the car or the radio

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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 i disconnect the batteries and reconnected  it and everything worked  fine for a while then again the message is back PROTECT

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  • shine on Oct 10, 2008

    I found the  answer to this problem just take unplug the earth wire and it will work fine i tried it and its ok now 100/100


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A car audio component like an amplifier (or in this case a headunit) is most likely to go into protection mode when there is a short in one of the speaker outputs-- in other words, if the + and - ends of one of the speaker leads are touching, this can cause damage to the internal amplifier of the unit. Some units will respond by putting the amplifier into "protection" mode, so that it does not damage itself. Check connections on the back of your unit, or take it back to the shop that installed it.

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You need to switch the aux function back on and to do this you need to turn the radio on to standby and press and hold the menu button for a few seconds and then use the toggle switch on the right side of the fascia to get to aux and then flick the switch forward to switch the aux on

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