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I have a Kenwood KVT617/DVD monitor with GPS hookup. The GPS audio is turned up to full volume but is so low you can not hear it. The unit use to work fine. Also now the radio audio will shut off for a minute or two and then come back on continuously. The video on the GPS works fine. Is this worth repairing, and where would I get it repaired, or should I purchase a used radio thru EBay or similar for about $200?
The GPS (Garmin) video went out about a year ago. I had to send the unit to the kenwood repair service as we could not repair by phone. The unit car was in the shop at Best Buy where I originally bought it many years ago. Finally we packaged the radio, cables, and the brain and sent it off. Service found a problem in one of the connectors on the cable. Cable was replaced and sent back. the on screen video worked fine, but the volume giving directions was very low. The radio worked fine. I did not want to send it back again, so I lived with it and mainly used the screen directions. But now the radio cycles sometimes on and off. Between paying Best Buy, shipping both ways, Service charges. It may have been better to buy a used one that works. If there is no way to determine what to replace, as I don't know what to test without someone knowledge with this system. The unit is installed in a 1997 Jeep Wrangler which will only house a one and one half size face in the dashboard. Who would you recommend? or simply buy a used unit. They do not make this unit anymore. Any suggestions?
Further to my previous e mail. The cable used was installed by kenwood service. I am located in Tampa, Florida.
Garmin GPS, KNA G510 Radio model no. KVT 617 DVD
I don't think this could be diagnosed by Email, Unless it was an old timer
who actually worked with these radios.
I honestly do not know how to rate you. I do not have a clue how to check anything on the unit. I guess I will have to get in touch with the Kenwood service center, The navigation works fine (minus the audio)
The radio now is shutting down for longer periods. I'm sure your good on newer systems, but this older unit when working properly is as good as any new system you could purchase.