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Hd ready? I was woundering if there was something you need to do to get hd radio. I have model ## kdc-mp528. i have read the booklet, and it says to use the src button to select the tuning source. But I can not get it to show up. Is there something that i need to bye to make it work?

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Yes , you need the HD tuner module that connects thru a din cord in the back of the radio. When a device says it is "HD ready" that means that it does not have it, but it can be connected and then used. Always look for that little tell-tale of being "ready". That is the give-away as to if it has it now, or it is only ready for it, meaning that it is compatible.

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HI Ramo,

I appears to be impossible to put in a security code after the owner sets one. If you purchased this radio from someone and it is used, you need to get the code from the original owner.
Tha owners manual is at this URL

Good luck dude.

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