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I forgot the security code on my kenwood car stereo. Is there a way to reset the code? I bought it like 10 years ago its a kenwood krc 508s. Please help. Thank you.

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I read this on ecoustics forum:
You could try this:

When you are asked for the code, press and hold the 'AUTO' button and "Next Track" ">>|" for 3 seconds till the (----) disappear.

Now take the remote control and Type "KCAR" with the number pad.
PRESS "5", "5", >>| (NEXT TRACK) you should have a "K"
PRESS "2", "2","2" >>| (NEXT TRACK) you should have a "C"
PRESS "2", >>| (NEXT TRACK) you should have an "A"
PRESS "7", "7", you should have a "R"
PRESS >>| (NEXT TRACK) and hold for 3 seconds

If successful you will see 'Approved' and the stereo will go to standby screen

Good luck

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HI I forgot the code of mine krc-807, I think it´s still with the factory code. Could you please send mi it Thanks


You would require your serial number for the radio as all units are set different and contacting the manufacture on the Free phone number they provide you will be able to get the exact security code upon providing proof of ownership such as photo of radio serial sticker.

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I forgotted the code how can I reset the stereo


Many Kenwood radios are configured with the same security codes:
* KCAR - This seems to be a "backdoor" to some Kenwood models.
* 3051 - This is the security code which is printed in the manual of many Kenwood models.
* 1234 - This is a security code commonly chosen by Kenwood owners.

Entering your Kenwood Security Code
If the car battery fails or is disconnected, the Kenwood will ask for the security code.
The procedure to enter your security code differs on various models of Kenwood car stereos. Here are three of the more common 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 until the "..." display disappears.
* Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote.
Type 2
* Press the "Auto" button and "Track up" on the face of radio at the same time until the four dash lines disappear.
* Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote.
Type 3: Model# DPX-4020 and DPX-4030
* Press and hold the 1 then the 6 preset keys until the display shows the letter 'C'.
* Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote.
Entering Letters on your Kenwood Remote
To enter a letter using your Kenwood remote, press a button once for the first letter, twice for the second letter, and three times for the third letter -- then press the Track Up or Next Track key to send the letter.
To send the letter 'A', press the 2 key once and then press the Track Up key. To send the letter 'B', press the 2 key twice and then press the Track up key.
Finally, when you are done entering all of the letters, press and hold the Track Up button for 3 seconds.
The key sequence to enter the security code KCAR is:
* 5
* 5
* Track Up
* 2
* 2
* 2
* Track Up
* 2
* Track Up
* 7
* 7
* Track Up
Your Kenwood should then enter tuner mode.

Newer Kenwood models have the security information stored in non magnetic flash memory.
Once the code is set, it cannot be retrieved by a "backdoor method".
Proof of ownership is required. You can take the radio in to any AUTHORIZED Kenwood retailer - and in 10 minutes - they can have your radio reset for you.
If all else fails, you can send your stereo back to Kenwood to have the security code reset. They require proof of purchase.

This can be a receipt, or a used car invoice.
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