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I had my kenwood kvt 729dvd installed today into a golf mark 5. I have 2 problems the first being that for some reaosn my bluetooth screen won't work unless i use the remote. I transfered all my contacts and match my phone to system but nothing happens. Also my ipod controls on screen won't work as it keeps saying ipod disconnect. All the leads and wires are correctly installed. I was wondering if you could help me.

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Try this. This is the Kenwood support. Hope this helps. :)

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My kenwood kvt 729 dvd monitor is not working. The screen remains white with a thin blue line across the screen when powered up. i have reset the unit and checked all wiring. i have audio but no


Thanks for posting your question, I am here to help!

If you hear sound but no video chances are the screen is indeed the issue now here is what you can do.

  • Check for a replacement screen and put it in yourself.
  • Take the unit to a factory authorized repair center.
  • if there are A/V outputs you can hook up a external screen (most models have this)
The screen is bad because of the following issues:

The back light witch is the white background you see is firing (not a back light issue)
There is a bar running across the screen meaning the LCD is damaged or defective.

Now in rare cases you can go in and check and see if the Ribbon cable is dislodged from the main board, do not shoot the messenger but it happens. Other then that I feel you need a new lcd screen for this unit based on what you told me.

I apologize in advance if I was not clear on my answer to you.

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you have to go to the kenwood site and download the firmware update go to this page

after you download the file unzip it and burn it with either nero or roxio, as a data file insert the cd on your kvt-512, if it reads DISK ERROR, press the reset button on the front of the stereo, once the screen comes back up select the DVD function, the system update should start from there. let it finish once it does then you'll be able to plug in your ipod. oh and ofcourse for this you should know that you need the ipod adapter, depending on what you want to do with it for instance i have the KCA-iP300V which allows me to view videos from my ipod as well.

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Just ignore the airplane mode prompt and if your wiring is correct everything should work.
With my BMW I had to connect both the solid blue (pwr ant) wire and the blue with white stripe (p conn) to the solid blue wire from the factory harness.

It isn't obvious that either of these are needed as the KVT-512 has it's own power supply but the way most factory power amps are installed the power from the KVT-512 is not used and the car manufacturers power amp needs to be turned on.

If you are listening to the radio the pwr ant wire will turn on the power amp, this didn't seem obvious because the BMW doesn't have a power antenna. And when you are using the DVD player or the iPod connection you need the P Conn wire to turn on the car power amp as the ant pwr is disabled because you are no longer using the radio and Kenwood assumes you will not need the antenna so no power to this lead.

Solder all three wires together and you should have sound all the time.

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