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I have a kenwood (kdc-mp638U)car stereo that has a Ipod interface cable built in. I've connected the Ipod and it reads on the display like it's playing, buy I get no sound. What am I doing wrong?

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  • carlosb Jun 15, 2008

    The cable on the car stereo is a usb cable that the ipod usb plugs into.

  • carlosb Jun 15, 2008

    I have the manual and I'm using the right ipod that should work with the unit. It displays the songs that are playing on the ipod, but no sound. I do have sound on the tuner.

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Hi,

Please CLICK HERE to view the user manual for your model.Step by step instructions are given for connecting the ipod.

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Posted on Jun 15, 2008

  • Priya darshan Jun 15, 2008

    Yes i knoe that you'll have to connect it via a USB cable.Please refer the user manual and your problem will be solved.

    All manuals are available in PDF Format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to get the free Adobe Reader.

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Have a look at your manual below
http://inform3.kenwoodusa.com/manuals/kdcx792.pdf

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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The cable MUST be precisely the same as the output...what Ipod you using?

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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    P.Michael D'Acre Jun 16, 2008

    sounds like a simple case of impedance mismatch. there enough boost on that ipod to drive those speakers?

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