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How to i reset the password

I just bought a used car with one of these kenwood excelon kdc x990 in it and when i turn the stereo on it asks for a code how do i reset it so i can use it

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This works or kdc series gear... try it and see


KENWOOD SECURITY CODE CLEAR procedure


Your radio will require one of the following procedures.

Type 1
During the code request mode, while holding the DISP key depressed, press and hold the Volume UP or DOWN key for 3 seconds (so that “…” disappears).
Then using your remote enter your code.

Type 2
Press the "Auto" button and "Track up" on face of radio at the same time. The four dash lines ( . . . . ) should "disappear".

Then using your remote enter your code.

Type 3
Model# DPX-4020 and DPX-4030
Press and hold the 1 then the 6 preset key (preset keys are the buttons on face of radio for storing you "favorite" radio stations). "C" should display.
Then using your remote, enter your code.


Enter your number from the remote control unit. Your code number is 5227 (KCAR)

* Press numeric key “5” ( 2 times ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key
* Press numeric key “2” ( 3 times ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key
* Press numeric key “2” ( 1 time ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key
* Press numeric key “7” ( 2 times ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key

The security is canceled and the set enters the TUNER mode! else try this use the remote and press 55222277 nothing will happen until u put in the last numbers.

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 02, 2008

    I GAVE YOU THE METHOD WHAT I FOUND:

    ACTUALLY THE FACT GOES THIS WAY>>

    You can not get the security code for a Kenwood KDC-x990 receiver from Kenwood, with or without the serial number, because the security code is not set at the factory. The x990 comes without a security code set. If the buyer opts to set a code they may do so, but the buyer chooses the code so there is no default setting. You will have to get the code from the previous owner. According to the owners manual, there does not appear to by a bypass, once a code is set, it can't be undone, you will always need a code to power up. Good luck.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 02, 2008

    ELSE TRY THIS TOO:

    it has a volume knob and a knob like joystick at the other end to skip songs and so fourth. Here it what u do. in the bottom left corner hold the button "ame/auto" and hold right on the joystick. after a few seconds the four underscores beside CODE will go away, now grab the remote and type "KCAR" with the number buttons pushing left after each letter. when done hit left and it will say APPROVED and reset the deck. hope that helps, dont ask where i got the info it wasnt easy.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 02, 2008

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These units come with the code printed on the radio passport. If the passport is lost and you don't have it recorded, kenwood says that the code is not easily reset. They advise to return to Kenwood service center, requesting you bring your receipt. Iwould suggest you try and contact the previous owner to attain passport, or maybe receipt. The feature is a theft protection, so they are not willing to share code breaking method. I hope this answers your question. Good Luck!

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Hi,

There are 3 ways you can get the radio code:
1. Reference your car manual or the Grundig's manual that came with the unit. Most times, there is a sticker on the manual with the radio code printed;
2. Call/visit the car dealer and explain your issue. You may need to show proof of ownership of the vehicle and/or the radio;
3. Use firms who specializes in this. You can try here, here or here.

If the Grundig is the original radio installed when the Vauxhall Astra was new. there are some unconfirmed reports that the radio code is also stenciled on the metal plate where the Vehicle Identification Number is.

Hope that this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.
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  • Priya darshan Feb 02, 2008

    During code request mode,just point the remote control to the screen and enter this numbers (from remote control) 55222277

    you will not see any change in the screen until you enter the last digit.

    that will clear the code

    LET ME KNOW IF THIS WORKS

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Usaly meens the head is stolen and u would need to take it infor reset

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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    nick helpap Feb 02, 2008

    u could unplug your main unit from its power and pull fuse then back in see if thats does it

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