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Kenwood Tuner Frequency Steps Problem

I have a problem with my Kenwood KDC-MP5033 unit. I made a reset to it and since than my tuner frequencies (in manual tuning mode and in auto tuning as well) steps are too big. For instance, I can go to 87.9 FM or to 88.1 FM, but I can't set it to 88.0 FM. Actually, I cannot set any even frequencies (96.6, 91.8 etc). I can only set odd frequencies (96.5 or 91.7) and the steps are by 0.2. If I recall it right, I didn't have this weird problem before... Is it a known bug? Is there any way to fix it?

Thanks in advance,
Misha Pletinsky

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Re: Kenwood Tuner Frequency Steps Problem

MichaelBlackDo you know where I can find the remote key combination to do the same with KDC-MP538U? (To transform it to the European system)

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Kenwood Tuner Frequency Steps Problem

Bobby what do you mean by program the remote to work with radio
remotes come preset to sterios signal i need a little more info on what your asking
if remote not working it could be the battery

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