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Scroll down to page 15 on this link i gave you. If you removed the factory stereo, don't throw away the connector that plugs in to the back of the factory radio. Go to wal mart or any car audio install shop and buy yourself the wiring harness for your particular model car and year, it will definitely save you a headache due to the fact that some car wiring systems are wired differently and are somewhat complicated at times.
Common Kenwood Security Codes Many Kenwood radios are configured with the same security codes:
KCAR - This seems to be a "backdoor" to some Kenwood models. 3051 - This is the security code which is printed in the manual of many Kenwood models. 1234 - This is a security code commonly chosen by Kenwood owners. Entering Your Kenwood Security Code If the car battery fails or is disconnected, the Kenwood will ask for the security code.
procedure to enter your security code differs on various models of
Kenwood car stereos. Here are three of the more common procedures:
Type 1 During
the code request mode, while holding the DISP key depressed, press and
hold the Volume UP or DOWN key for 3 seconds until the "..." display
disappears. Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote. Type 2 Press the "Auto" button and "Track up" on the face of radio at the same time until the four dash lines disappear. Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote. Type 3: Model# DPX-4020 and DPX-4030 Press and hold the 1 then the 6 preset keys until the display shows the letter 'C'. Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote. Entering Letters on your Kenwood Remote To
enter a letter using your Kenwood remote, press a button once for the
first letter, twice for the second letter, and three times for the
third letter -- then press the Track Up or Next Track key to send the
To send the letter 'A', press the 2 key once and then
press the Track Up key. To send the letter 'B', press the 2 key twice
and then press the Track up key.
Finally, when you are done entering all of the letters, press and hold the Track Up button for 3 seconds.
The key sequence to enter the security code KCAR is:
5 5 Track Up 2 2 2 Track Up 2 Track Up 7 7 Track Up Your Kenwood should then enter tuner mode.
A Security Code Bug in some Kenwoods There
is a reported bug in the security code handling of some Kenwood
stereos. In models with thie bug, the security code is stored
incorrectly. The workaround is to enter the wrong security code.
models with this bug, you have to decrement the third character of the
security code by one. If your security code was 1111, you would enter
your security code as 1101. If your security code was 9999, you would
I wish I could have found you a better solution, but the following is Kenwood's official answer according to their FAQ:
you do not know the security code for your unit, you will need to take
the unit to a Kenwood authorized service center to have it decoded. The
code feature can only be activated when the code has been entered
twice, so it isn't accidentally activated. The service center will
often require you to provide a proof of purchase as this feature is
designed for theft prevention and the proof of purchase will ensure you
are the rightful owner of the product."