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Stereo will not operate correctly

I connected my Kenwood KDC-MP435U to my 1995 Nissan Pickup the way the manual shows to, but the stereo will not display anything. It will however take in a cd and eject it but it will not play or switch on the stereo. I connected the ignition wire from the stereo to the truck ignition wire and the stereo battery wire to the truck battery wire and I get nothing but cd in and cd out no power or display, but I did noticed that when I connect the ignition connection and the battery connection together it will operate but it will not save the settings on the stereo. It reset every single time I turn on the stereo when connected that way. Can someone please help me out here?

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  • molz330 Apr 08, 2008

    driving a 2000 civic. just purchased a similar unit (mp438u). connected all the wiring properly...nothing happens. can insert and eject discs but nothing on the unit lights up nor is anything displayed or played through the speakers. bought a different harness, thinking the current one might be faulty...same problem.

    i also have a kenwood in my explorer, so i took this unit and plugged it into the kenwood wires i already have in there and the unit worked perfectly.

    what's the deal? faulty wires on kenwood's part? the deck we had in the car before this one worked fine. i really don't know what to do.

  • betinsanchez Apr 18, 2008

    the same problem. ejects cd and all that **** but the display not working

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Did you try running a ground wire from the case of the deck to the battery,just for testing?

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Connected my Kenwood KDC-MP435U to my 1995 Nissan Pickup the way the manual shows to, but the stereo will not display anything. It will however take in a cd and eject it but it will not play or switch on...


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