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ok i have a kenwood kdc-mp342u the word protect was flashing

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ok i have a kenwood kdc-mp342u the word "protect"was flashing so i hit the reset button now its askin for a code i dont know the code wut do i do
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Aric replied 6 years ago.

Hello, The "protect" meant that either the unit overheated, or a short was in the speaker wires, or a blown speaker. You didn't need to reset it to shut off the protect, but you did get it to ask for the code (which was never de-activated). Here is a procedure you can try with the remote control of the unit. If this doesn't work, it will need to be sent to Kenwood along with proof of purchase to unlock it.

 

 

KENWOOD KDC SECURITY CODE CLEAR procedure



Your code number is XXXXX (KCAR)

* Press numeric key "5" ( 2 times ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key
* Press numeric key "2" ( 3 times ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key
* Press numeric key "2" ( 1 time ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key
* Press numeric key "7" ( 2 times ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key


Your radio will require one of the following 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 (so that "..." disappears).
Then using your remote enter your code.

Type 2
Press the "Auto" button and "Track up" on face of radio at the same time. The four dash lines ( . . . . ) should "disappear".

Then using your remote enter your code.

Type 3
Model# XXXXX and DPX-4030
Press and hold the 1 then the 6 preset key (preset keys are the buttons on face of radio for storing you "favorite" radio stations

 

). "C" should display.
Then using your remote, enter your code.


Enter your number from the remote control unit. Your code number is XXXXX (KCAR)

* Press numeric key "5" ( 2 times ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key
* Press numeric key "2" ( 3 times ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key
* Press numeric key "2" ( 1 time ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key
* Press numeric key "7" ( 2 times ) and press the Track UP/Next Track key

The security is canceled and the set enters the TUNER mode!

Also on completion of the code reset procedure , hold the track up button down for 3 seconds.

 

 

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