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Security code I have a kenwood KDC7028 CD player that I got in a car that I bought used and cant get the security code. I need help to get this off please

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I wish I could have found you a better solution, but the following is Kenwood's official answer according to their FAQ:

"If you do not know the security code for your unit, you will need to take the unit to a Kenwood authorized service center to have it decoded. The code feature can only be activated when the code has been entered twice, so it isn't accidentally activated. The service center will often require you to provide a proof of purchase as this feature is designed for theft prevention and the proof of purchase will ensure you are the rightful owner of the product."

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