Kenwood Car Stereo: Security Code

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by 66217, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. 66217 Guest

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    I've had a Kenwood stereo for over two years, and today, after picking up my car from maintenance, the stereo is asking me for some sort of security code to unlock it.

    I don't remember ever introducing one before, and after trying many possible codes I had given up. Anyone here knows how to reset this code?

    Thanks
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

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    I had the same problem after having maintenance done on my old car with a honda head unit in it. I just called Honda and explained what happened and they gave me the security number. If I remember right they were hesitant to give it to me because they thought I may have ripped the unit off. Good luck!
     
  3. minicoop503 macrumors regular

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    It usually happens once you unplug the battery. If you bought the head unit yourself, do you have the box still? They usually come with some kind of card with the number on it that you should try not to lose haha.

    If not, you could try calling up kenwood and give them the serial number of the deck, and they might give it to you.
     
  4. 66217 thread starter Guest

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    Well, it was just a quick air conditioner fix, so I took it to an external repair center, not the Ford agency, so I highly doubt the place I took the car has any security codes.

    I'll search thru my room and see if I can find the box, but I don't think I still have it around.

    Anyone had any luck trying some different methods? Something tells me Kenwood won't have very friendly service center.:(
     
  5. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    I have a feeling that you will have an extremely hard time getting the code from Kenwood, from their perspective you may just have made up the story to cover up a theft or something, and there is a slight chance that any advice here may be frowned upon since this easily could be a cover-up story to a theft, but I trust you just by your lengthy membership here. I hope you are able to get it.
     
  6. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502

    ivtecDOu

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    i once forgot mine after my k-pro install and i had to call kenwood and they gave it to me.
     
  7. 66217 thread starter Guest

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    I also think Kenwood won't be that helpful.

    I just called Ford and they tell me that they can un-lock it for me for $40 USD, at least I know I have an option if Kenwood doesn't turn up that helpful. Funny the guy at Ford also told me of a certain place in town were they would do it for much less. Obviously, that part of town is known for being full of robbed car parts, and also as a risky place to go to, so not a place you want to go just to save $40.:p
     
  8. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    I would make the phone call first. Nothing to loose, and $40 to save... ;)
     
  9. 66217 thread starter Guest

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    Well, it seems this anti-theft security code is just not so good. By searching in Google I quickly found out that there is a quick work-around.

    Just press Next Track+Auto for 4 seconds (the underscore lines would disappear) and then introduce KCAR with the remote. And that's it! So, this anti-theft security code really only works if the guy that robs you don't know how to search Google.:p

    BTW, thess steps were within the first ten links that appear at Google.
     
  10. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502

    ivtecDOu

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    great thats all i need is someone to steal my HU. the downside of the internet.
     

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