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Turn on the car so the radio is flashing "Protect." Look on the front / removable face of the stereo. On it you will find a small round hole - that's a reset button. Find a small paper clip, unfold the clip and stick it gently into the hole. The "Protect" will stop flashing, and Kenwood will be displayed. Unfortunately all your settings/presets will be gone, but at least the stereo is working again!

Kenwood... • Answered on Jun 12, 2021

In order to access the AUX option the stereo needs to be in Standby mode. To do this just hit the SRC or source button until you reach the Standby option. Now hit the menu button and scroll up or down until you reach the AUX on/off option and just turn it on. Hope you find this helpful.

Kenwood... • Answered on Apr 06, 2021

you may have a dirty laser lens. if you know how to remove the deck, you can clean the lens with rubbing alcohol and a qtip. you need to be very gentle cleaning the lens.

Kenwood... • Answered on Apr 01, 2021

Request the diagram from Kenwood.

Kenwood Car... • Answered on Mar 23, 2021

The problem is not the faceplate for any of you, it is inside the main unit. If you know how to solder, you can fix is very easy. First take the top off the unit, there is 1 screw in the back middle. Then take the CD player out. It has 2 screws holding it in at the front corners at the bottom of the CD deck. Use a number 2 phillips and take out the gold screws holding the CD deck in place. Then you can pull out the CD deck, and be careful not to damage the ribbon cable connected from the CD deck to the main board. The deck can just sit up and over to the left to get it out of the way for what needs to be soldered.
Look inside the main unit on the board and you will see in the front right corner a series of surface mount resistors all connected in series. Just reflow that solder on them with a small amount of new solder added and the display will once again work perfectly. That solder is very heat stressed, that is the problem. I have fixed dozens of these over the last few years. Make sure you put it back together the same as it came apart, and you are done.

Kenwood KDC-X590... • Answered on Mar 20, 2021

I don't know who wiried this raido to this 2004 Dodge but it's all backwards thank you for your help.

Kenwood... • Answered on Mar 14, 2021

The code is based on the serial number of the set. There are companies that will sell you the code. If it came with the vehicle as factory standard issue, the dealership will give you the code if you show them the registration document with VIN Number. Also look for a small white sticker in the glove box or the owner's manual. ..

Kenwood Car... • Answered on Feb 28, 2021

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. Press and hold the 1 then the 6 preset keys until the display shows the letter 'C'. Enter the Security code using your Remote

Kenwood Car... • Answered on Feb 19, 2021

I'm not familiar with the color code of this model but I have a copy of the service manual which may help you regarding on the pin-out of the harness. Let me know your email add and I will send you the copy.

Kenwood KDC-138... • Answered on Feb 19, 2021

I’m also getting this. Did you find out what it was?

Kenwood Car... • Answered on Feb 12, 2021

How do I hook a amp up to my Kenwood DVD receiver kvt514

Kenwood Car... • Answered on Feb 10, 2021

You will have to Contact Kenwood with the serial number of the unit. A few Random ideas here Or you buy the code here. They lie when they say it's Free!

Get your free Kenwood radio code online 2021 > kenwood-radio-unlock-code
The car radio code is indicated on many kenwood models on a small white sticker inside the glove box. The unlock code will be labeled "Anti-theft radio code". Or look in the glove box for a small white sticker. Or VIDEOS ..

Kenwood Car... • Answered on Feb 09, 2021

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