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Kenwood car audio KDC-4019

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I bought this almost 7 years back and now I've hadthe car battery changed and fogotten the code..can you please tell me how to reset it? I don't have a remote control so those three methods can't be used..and I'm at least 3 hrs from any car dealer/service..please help!! thank u!

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1. Forced Power ON mode (All models)
Even when the security (Mask key) is approved,
resetting the unit while holding the ATT and Preset 4
keys makes it possible to turn the power ON for 30
minutes.
After 30 minutes have elapsed, it is not possible to
return to the previous condition unless the unit is reset
again.


This is the only real way of clearing it but you need a remote
3. Simplified method of clearing the security code
(K Type only)
1. While the code entry is requested, press and hold the
VOL UP key for 3 seconds while holding the DISP key
pressed. (This should turn "----" off.)
2. Enter "KCAR" from the remote. (Same way as the 01
model)
• Press the 5 key on the remote twice, then press the
Track Up key. (This enters "K".)
• Press the 2 key on the remote 3 times, then press
the Track Up key. (This enters "C".)
• Press the 2 key on the remote once, then press the
Track Up key. (This enters "A".)
• Press the 7 key on the remote twice, then press the
Track Up key. (This enters "R".)
3. The security code is cleared and the unit enters the
ALL OFF mode.
4. If you commit a mistake in the code entry, the unit
enters the code request mode again.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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