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Just installed kdc W3537 but cant figure out how to make it work with aux lead?

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  • 2928 Jun 17, 2008

    Kenwood KDC-W3537A is what's on the box!

  • 2928 Jun 17, 2008

    I've got the instructions but they are not the most helpfull i've come across! the trouble is that when you press the src you don't get aux input only tuner and standby... I've got an aux cable and an ipod nano plugged in.... unless the cable is worng!

    instructions say set built in axiliary input function... but it looks like you should be able to see aux off, aux on1 or aux on2!?

  • 2928 Jun 21, 2008

    Think I've just about got it.... It's still in demo mode so need to stop that... then if i press menu for 1 sec and scroll through options i get a aux off that i can switch on and it works..... te pain at the moment is that everytime i switch off the demo thing comes on and i have to set up again.... The sound is brill.....but the instructions are bad... but hopefully ill get there soon... Thanks for your help....

  • 2928 Jun 23, 2008

    Yes i think it's poor instructions.... a friend is going to come round and see if they can figure it out.... if so i'll let you knnow what we had to do.... what a shame clearly a good product but needs to be made more user friendly!!!

  • oconnorn Nov 01, 2008

    cant get aux to work when i-pod plugged in - i have tried every part of src button & gone through every combination on menu - sounds like a typical design fault that is being ignored - no wonder they replaced this model very quickly

  • Dave DeGain
    Dave DeGain May 11, 2010

    check the model number of your radio, I don't think it is correct.

    Kenwood has no information on kdcw3537



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I've had the same problem myself but just fixed,firstly you take your instuction manual to a well ventilated area and set fire to it.Second you put your stereo in stand-by,then press and hold the menu button,and beep on or off will be displayed.Third you move the control stick situated on the right up or down until aux is displayed then just move stick left or right and it will show ...aux off...aux 1...aux 2.Choose aux 1 and away you go

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Im having the same problem
it does not go to aux!!

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I seem to be having the same problem with connecting my ipod. along with this everytime i tune in my radio stations it wont save them so im tuning them inn everytime i get in the car. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

I am having the same problem. So i would guess a design fault rather than a malfuction. Unless someone knows what were doing wrong.

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Bottom right corner of the radio is a button that has "src" on it. That is the source button. The aux input may not come up unless you have a device connected to the aux input. After connecting a device to the aux input try pressing the "src" button a few times to select that source. You should go thru all the different sources for your radio.
If you have the box, you may also have the users manual in the box. If so, it should explain how to use the aux input.
kenwood still has no service information on this radio, it may be a new model they have not yet put on the service website. I work at an authorized kenwood service center and have not yet seen this model.
If what I have wrote above does not help, please leave a little more info about what you have done to try and use it, what you have connected to it, ect. Too much information is always better than too little.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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    Dave DeGain Jun 20, 2008

    sorry for the trouble you are having, it sounds like the radio is just not sensing anything being input. You have done all that any end user can do. it is most likely an electrical problem on the main board of the radio. if it is still under warranty I would take it back to be repaired. if it is not under warranty, you must decide if the repair is worth the time and trouble and cost. Most shops have an estimate charge, some even offer free estimates. With the cost of car stereos getting so low, sometimes it just doesn't make much sense to get one fixed, unless there is some sentimental value or you just really like that particular piece of equipment.

    Good luck with it.


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