Hey I just installed the dnx 7100 into my 07 vw gti and i'm having problems with the deck shutting off sporadically. Now I know my 12v and ground connections are good because i heat shrinked all the wires with heat shrink butt connectors. have you heard this problem before? Is the deck faulty?
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Re: kenwood dnx 7100 shuts off sporadically
If it is shutting off and coming right back on I would defintley take another look at your ground connection. This is the most likley cause for the sudden turn offs. Especially if it comes right back on.
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Airbag Warning Light Reset Procedure:
The reason for this is that you turned your car on with the airbag
warning light for the passenger located in the vent panel above the
radio disconnected. To reset it. Turn your car off. without starting
the car (foot off the brake) Turn the car to the "on" position. wait
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Have USB Read error problems..
Anyway I had a 30gb hdd, replaced it with a 100gb (according to manual, will use up to 120gb w/out external power...)
Anyways long story short, the 100gb drive worked fine for....20-25 mins...
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Tried a 160 (I knew it wasn't going to work) and it didn't either.
Anyway was thinking what to do.....most of the USB external drives I had came with a power port on it aside from the USB port plug. Or the drives came with the Y Cable....
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