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Kenwwod KDC-X811lost graphics and volume control etc


My X811 has worked perfectly for years in my weekend driver. Suddenly the face rotates, but there is no display. Sometimes there is volume and sometimes there is not. When there is volume, its fixed. You cannot increase or decrease the volume. You cannot select modes or anything and none of the function keypads work. The amp pilot light comes on and all its fuses are good.

I saw a previous post about a 'ribbon cable', but it did not indicate if the unit was repaired by its replacement. Do you think a later model Kenwood will plug right in eliminating a re-wire?

Thanks in advance.

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SOURCE: How to set europe freq on KENWOOD KDC-BT838U car radio

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