20 Most Recent Kenwood Excelon KDC-X789 CD Player Questions & Answers


What is error 5?

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2/26/2017 10:23:18 PM • Kenwood Excelon... • Answered on Feb 26, 2017

Need to know what the wiring diagram for kdc-x789

well if you mean how to wire it up to ur car buy a radio adapter from best buy and color match all wires
4/11/2015 3:20:04 AM • Kenwood Excelon... • Answered on Apr 11, 2015

Security code

If you never set the code and forgot it, with most stuff the code put in by the factory is 0000. Same goes with anything bluetooth most of the time.
3/6/2011 10:41:28 PM • Kenwood Excelon... • Answered on Mar 06, 2011

Set clock

Set the unit to STANDBY mode. Press and keep pressed the MENU button for about a second. Now with the control button on the right, select CLOCK ADJUST. Now press and keep pressed the control button for about a second. The clock display should be blinking now. Moving the control button up/down and left/right will set the hours/minutes.When done press the menu button once. You should now have a functioning clock. Here is a link to Kenwood support page:http://www.kenwoodusa.com/Support/Car_Entertainment_Owners_Manuals/ select your model from the model drop down list, it's there. or send me your email and i will send you the PDF file myself. It is always a good idea to keep the manuals of all your equipment. dreamsystems
2/12/2011 11:04:27 AM • Kenwood Excelon... • Answered on Feb 12, 2011

Power problems with my kdc-x789

It should be taken back to the installer.
7/2/2010 8:54:39 PM • Kenwood Excelon... • Answered on Jul 02, 2010

Trying to hook up last few wires and not sure what they are

Hello jtracer,

Here's a link to the Kenwood manual at Crutchfield.

Here's a link to the color code for the 2000 Dodge Durango.

If you are splicing directly into the vehicle wiring, just match up the wires from your Kenwood to the appropriate vehicle wire by function, not color. If you are using an aftermarket vehicle specific wiring harness, such as the Metra 70-1817, the colors should match up with the Kenwood wires.

Hope this helps.
9/1/2009 3:39:25 AM • Kenwood Excelon... • Answered on Sep 01, 2009

I need the wires connector

ebay is a good place to search.
if that doesnt turn up 1 try any audio visual store or a kenwood approved retailer will be able to order 1 for you
5/20/2009 3:07:16 AM • Kenwood Excelon... • Answered on May 20, 2009

Need help unlocking code on kdc-x789

Make sure you're entering the code correctly; use the control knob's 4-way controls to select the numbers, and when you're done press and hold the control knob for at least 3 seconds.
10/2/2008 2:14:19 AM • Kenwood Excelon... • Answered on Oct 02, 2008

No display

some people will tell you to reset the unit, you can try that but I don't think it will work.
it has a small little button inside of a very small hole in the display, you can press it with a pen tip or something small like that, but you will lose all things stored in memory. Preset stations, clock ect.

The problem you are having is an electrical one on the main board, or you have a broken connection somewhere on the main board.

The supply voltage for the dislau illumination comes from a transistor ref # Q41. If you have a multimeter and are very good at taking thing apart and putting them pack together perfectly you can try to figure it out yourself. But you also need a power supply and would need to take the wiring harness out of the car to power the radio on.

Your best bet is to take it in and have it looked at by a professional.

This is not a very old radio and may still be under warranty. It gets a 2 year warranty from Kenwood, and if you got the extended warranty, it will be longer.

I hope this helps you, but there is no easy fix for this problem that can be done without some serious electronic troubleshooting skills.

Let me know if you need any further help.
6/23/2008 1:08:22 AM • Kenwood Excelon... • Answered on Jun 23, 2008

Amps and sub-woofer not working

Enter into the Audio Setup mode(press and hold volume button for at least 1 second). Next, repeatedly push the volume button until the display shows "2 ZONE". Make sure this feature is turned off. Hold the volume button again for at least 1 second to leave Audio Setup mode.

Now you need to make sure the Subwoofer Output is turned on. Do this by holding down(AM position) on the control knob(toggle stick) for at least 1 second. Each time the button is pressed, the Subwoofer Output is turned ON/OFF. the display should show "SW ON".

Next, you can go into Audio Control mode(press but do not hold volume button). Keep pressing on the volume knob until "Sub-WLevel" is displayed. Here you can adjust the amount of gain for the Subwoofer ranging from -15 to +15.

I hope this fixes your problem with it.

3/13/2008 11:39:09 PM • Kenwood Excelon... • Answered on Mar 13, 2008

Ste the Time


Below is an excerpt from the User's Manual:
In Standby mode, Manual Clock Adjustment (this adjustment can be done when the <Synchronize Clock> is set as OFF).
1. Select Clock Adjustment mode, Push the Control **** to [FM] or [AM]. Select the "Clock Adjust" display.
2. Enter Clock Adjust mode, Press the Control **** for at least 1 second. The clock display blinks.
3. Adjust the hours, Push the Control **** to [FM] or [AM].
Adjust the minutes, Push the Control **** to [4] or [¢].
4. Exit Clock adjustment mode, Press the [MENU] button.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.
3/10/2008 1:28:39 PM • Kenwood Excelon... • Answered on Mar 10, 2008

CD/Aux play

for the "AUX input" source put it in standby mode and hold menu... scroll down to "aux in" and turn it on by pushing right
2/29/2008 10:08:59 PM • Kenwood Excelon... • Answered on Feb 29, 2008

My kenwood 700w has stopped working. There is no response at all when I press the starter button.

It really depends on whether it is a Kenwood 700W stick blender or a Kenwood 700watt car audio amplifier (the category you posted to) Stick Blender, you just buy another. Car audio, you take to a Kenwood service centre after first checking the inline fuse and car fuses. 'make model (what it is)' in all questions please. https://www.google.com/search?q=kenwood+700w+has+stopped+working ..
12/3/2021 10:04:01 PM • Kenwood Car... • Answered on Dec 03, 2021

There is no red nor white rca input on my kenwood KVT-512

Hi.. Same problem.. I went bought something called high and low converter, hooked it @the back of my OEM harman radio... Works properly screenshot_20211203_152640_com.opera.browser-town2aqw4nyk3bhnghm3rasp-6-0.jpg
12/3/2021 1:30:24 PM • Kenwood Car... • Answered on Dec 03, 2021
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