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Installed unit, there is obvious power, but the display does not light. Will accept and eject cd, but will not play.

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If you can turn the unit ON/OFF and change stations using your faceplate, then the faceplate is OK.

The problem lies with the internal display resistors.

Check out my tutorial which will explain how to repair this fault:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r16293427-repair_no_display_kenwood_faceplate

Cheers,Scott

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At times a radio can have voltage at the yellow (12v memory wire) and no voltage at the red (12v ignition wire) which turns the radio on and off. If this is the case you may have a blown fuse or if it is a data based system the factory radio turns on with data and not voltage. If you have a data system in your vehicle there will be no 12 ignition wire present. You will then have to use a data/can-bus interface (recommended) or run a wire to and ignition source (this method does not retain any factory data features or safety chimes)

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