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Category: Home Theater-Stereo
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My stereo is always in stand by mode every time i time the

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hi my stereo is always in stand by mode every time i time the key off i have to reset the radio.
JA: What's the make/model number of your stereo? How old is it?
Customer: ***** ***** KDCMP343 stereo.
JA: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: i have wired it up yellow and red together black to earth left brown out.
JA: Anything else you want the theater expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: hi i have a Kenwood KDC343MP stereo it always stays in stand by mode.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Louie replied 8 months ago.

Hi Ray and welcome to the site, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially and if "...wired it up yellow and red together...", are these 2 wires then connected to an always available +12V source? ...or only when the key is set to ACC or IGN ?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
hi i have done that put red and yellow to 12v power still get same result, So i put yellow to power and red to acc.
Expert:  Louie replied 8 months ago.

Yes; yellow wire to an always available +12V source such as the battery's + terminal while the red wire to a source that would only have +12V when the ignition switch is turned to ACC or ON.