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DPX-501 Root Menu Help

Like many of you, the display on my Kenwood DPX-501 has gone completely out but I still use it otherwise. My mechanic disconnected the battery last week and therefore reset some of the HU settings. All I really want is to turn the AUX option back on. Can anyone out there help me out with a step-by-step procedure of button strokes to do this (obviously I can't see any on the display). Thanks so much.

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  • Marine1775 Jul 14, 2008

    display stopped working about 4 months ago (2 years old). all other functions seem to work. display came on about 3 weeks ago for about half-hour with complete functionality. turned engine off and then back on, it still worked. driving down the road it just suddenly went back out and hasn't come back on since. I recently installed a subwoofer and while I had the HU pulled from the dash, I checked all the connections and everything seems connected properly. still plays great, but VERY annoying with no display.

  • pinkyjones Dec 04, 2008

    I have the same problem. My display stopped working, we sent it in to get it fixed. The receiver was reset and now its in demo mode. When I try to get it out of demo mode it will not work. HELP!!!

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I emailed Kenwood USA and they gave me the number to an authorized Kenwood service center on the east coast( New Jersey). I sent them the receiver, and within 2 days they sent it back completely fixed. They even fixed an error code I didn't even know wasn't working. Price on the repair will vary depending on the problem. If it is fairly new and still under warranty then there should not be any cost to repair it.

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