My kenwood kdc-x817 has a conection problem with the face I think? cause i can wiggle it and or apply presure at a certain angle and it will come on but only the demo not any funcions what can i do or is there maybe a problem with these decks
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I have the same problem with the KDC-x817 and i tried following these steps, but when I am in the menu and scrolling through the options, I don't see anything that says AUX off. Am i missing something??
Don't remember but I think you need "Keys" a couple of funny shaped forks to press in the sides of the head unit...Frankly, if the PCB cable is bad (and you have one). Why not contact a local car audio dealer that sells Kenwood? Good Luck
my problem as i think was same..
..problem actually not plate...it something inside...
repair guy just fixed something inside...as i understand some condinsators heats and after some pereod of time its broked by himself..so he first was thinking that it was plate but after it he foung the problem in this condensators....actually problem in tape and not in plate...
I work at a Kenwood authorized service center and have seen this problem many times. It is a common problem with this model and many other Kenwood models as well.
It has a ribbon cable that connects the display to the main board and they are almost always the cause of your problem.
The ribbon cable has a part number right on the cable in the skinny little area that laps over the connector that is on the main board of the radio.
the part number starts with either J84-xxx-xx or J86-xxx-xx
The "xxxx-xx" is the remainder of the part number. You can see what it is when you look at the cable. I just can't remember the entire part number right now without the service manual in front of me.
You can get that part at an authorized Kenwood repair center. If they don't have it in stock, they can order it for you. It cost around $20 to $30 depending on the shops mark-up of the part.
To replace that part you will also need to un-solder the metal connector that the face plate comes in contact with and solder it back on to the new cable.
You must also be careful taking apart the radio to repair it. Making sure that you don't force anything apart and causing more problems.
If you decide to do this yourself, let me know and I can give you some better instructions tomorrow when I have the service manual to look at.
It is reccomended that you let a proffesional do it for you.
The repair should not cost more than $100 for parts and labor. My shop would charge about $85.
I hope this helps you make an informed desicion on how to approach this problem.
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Thanks and good luck, just let me know if you need more help.
I have worked on many of these radios and there is a lever that contacts switch to determine position of face this lever wears out and switch does not operate properly causing radio to lose its mind. This is usually the cause of this failure unless flip gears have been damged somehow. contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional info
the kenwoods with the motorized face platesdevelop one problem with time. the flexable ribbon cable between the main unit & the face plate. as the face open & closes, over time wares out the cable. problem consists of face plate not opening/closing, display missing & and/or some or all buttons not working. note these can also be intermittent problems. typically the part number is located on the cable itself on the side where it pluggs into the main board. since you have a service manual, you should verify it in the manual.