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Old 02-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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Need help! Protect mode on radio

I have a kenwood head unit that I got back in December and recently it has continuously been going into protect mode, in order for me to get it out, I have to unplug the whole thing and plug it back in, but within a minute of driving, it happens again, anyone know what could be causing this?
I checked the wiring for the new sound bar, nothing is loose and touching the metal to short anything, I have no idea what it could be

It is the Kenwood KDC-152 radio

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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Try resetting it with a paper clip wire to push the tiny reset button inside the hole under the faceplate. A flashing red light may indicate the reset hole's location. A common cause of this is the speaker wiring not being properly connected or shorting together.
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Try resetting it with a paper clip wire to push the tiny reset button inside the hole under the faceplate. A flashing red light may indicate the reset hole's location. A common cause of this is the speaker wiring not being properly connected or shorting together.
Thanks, ill try that tomorrow and check all of the speaker wiring to make sure it's all good
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:17 PM   #5
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Yeah I had my kenwood unit going into protect mode not too long ago. I looked everywhere for a short, tried resetting it, and tearing everything apart. Finally gave up and took it to best buy and after 40 minutes of troubleshooting they fixed it. They don't know how they did, but it went out of protect mode. They said the littlest things will force it into protect mode
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:41 AM   #6
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disconnect the speaker outputs from the stereo and see if it goes out of protect mode. Try to pinpoint the bad speaker by hooking it back up individually and testing it. Usually a short in the speakers would cause it to go into protect mode. You might want to inspect each speaker wire making sure there's not an area where it could've been crimped and exposed to the tub.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:15 AM   #7
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disconnect the speaker outputs from the stereo and see if it goes out of protect mode. Try to pinpoint the bad speaker by hooking it back up individually and testing it. Usually a short in the speakers would cause it to go into protect mode. You might want to inspect each speaker wire making sure there's not an area where it could've been crimped and exposed to the tub.
I reset the radio this morning and any speaker wire that I thought was slightly exposed I taped up with electrical tape, so far so good, hasn't gone into protect mode yet, hoping it doesn't anymore

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