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Code & reset problem

I had to reset my deck, and now im asked for a enter code. i dont know the code or default code, and when i pushed every button in, and read the manual, nothing happens...actaully, it just turns off after and not say anything. any help?

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  • migetto Aug 14, 2008

    Same problem here, I entered my chosen security code, held the control knob for 3 seconds like the manual says to and the player just turns off.

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    how much is it to reset it at a shop


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I contacted Kenwood. They refered me to a shop that had to reset it. There is no other way. The unit has to be reset!

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

I have the same problem and where I live there is no Kenwood store around? I bought a 93' ford probe and the stereo wont turn on unless I have a code! It is a kenwood KDC-MP4032 any suggestions?

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I have this same problem, has anyone found an answer?

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Have you contacted kenwood?

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