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Word 'PROTECT ' displayed when turn on the player/deck

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Ther is a wire shorting somewhere. Check speaker leads to make sure they are not touching

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I have protect displaying on my stereo


This is most likely due to speaker, speaker wiring, or faulty headunit problems. To troubleshoot this you need to slide the deck out and disconnect only the speaker connections. Turn on the stereo and if it still says "protect" then it's most likely a faulty deck. Otherwise, repeat the procedure of plugging in one set of speakers at a time until the "protect" comes back on. This is now your faulty speaker line. This could be the wiring or the speaker causing the problem so you could try swapping a speaker that you know works. If the problem persists you'll have to run new wire in place of the faulty line.

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Protect word appears on the display and lock all buttons


check all your speakers and speaker wires for shorts and/or bare spots.if they are all good. you may have a bad output ic inside of the deck.

Sep 10, 2010 | Kenwood KDC-MP4028 CD Player

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The word protect comes out on my radio and i dont' have a manual for it


"protect" displays when there is a wiring fault. Check all connections at the deck to the wiring harness and then check where all the speakers and amp are connected.
"Protect" usually indicates a short or loose ground. So make sure all your connections are snug and not shorting out or coming loose.

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KENWOOD DECK FLASHING (PROTECT)


protect mode means some speaker wires somewhere in the car are grounded out or are crossed... find the short and it will fix the problem. try testing all of the speakers one by one from the wiring harness... you'll find the problem. Good luck.

Nov 30, 2009 | Kenwood KDC-MP208 Car CD/ MP3 Player

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Protect comes on the screen


look at you speaker wire behind the deck. or it mite be the amp inside the h/u.

Jul 01, 2009 | Kenwood Excelon DDX-7015 Car DVD Player

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This deck is in protect mode


A couple things may cause this:
If a speaker wire shorted out (either a voice coil or the wire itself is grounded; touches the vehicles chassis ground)
Solution: disconnect each speaker from the deck and see if it turns back on. 90% of the time thats the problem.

It could be overheating.


Jun 03, 2009 | Kenwood KDC-X590 CD Player

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Kenwood deck reads protect and won't function


you have one of your speaker wires shorted out to the body of the car somewhere, or the speakers that you installed are bad. That is the only two reasons it will go into protect. Correct the problem, then reset the deck - it should work fine.
Kenwood builds this feature in to protect the outputs - so they dont burn up in the case of shorted speakers or wiring.

Jan 16, 2009 | Kenwood KDC-MP235 CD Player

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My kenwood head deck kdc-mp6036 shows on the screen protect what's wrong with it


Hi,

A "PROTECT" message/display normally indicates a problem with your speaker or your speaker wires. Pls check for any open or shorted (busted speakers) or if any of the wires are touching the chassis/ground.

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

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May 11, 2008 | Car Audio & Video

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Flashing PROTECT


This is often caused by a problem with the speakers or speaker wiring. A speaker wire that's pinched behind the head unit will cause this problem if it's shorted to dash metal or the deck chassis. The first thing to do is remove the head unit and inspect all the speaker wiring for bare spots or pinched spots. If everything looks okay, disconnect all four speakers from the deck and switch it on. If it still shows "protect" then you have a defective head unit. If not, then turn it off, re-connect one of the speakers, and turn it on again. Continue until you find the speaker output that puts the deck into protect mode.

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