View Full Version : need help unlocking a kenwood excelon ddx8017

01-31-2014, 02:16 PM
ok so last weekend i bought a cobalt ss and it had a kenwood excelon ddx8017 duble din so i said sweet i scored take it home see that the head unit does not turn on figure its the fuse so i check it and the fuse is good so i take the head unit out turns out its not hooked up orderd the instal kit hook it up and now its says it need a code to unlock the duble din. does any one know how i can by pass this or a master code?

01-31-2014, 02:29 PM
The master code is usually "KCAR" but you will need a remote to enter it, cant be done on the display...

02-04-2014, 07:14 PM
ok i have a remote how do i enter the code

02-04-2014, 07:18 PM
Letters correspond with the numbers. Like on your cell phone keys

02-04-2014, 07:27 PM
tryed just doint it like that but nothing changes on the screen

02-04-2014, 07:32 PM
You got he same issue as me I have a nice little kenwood that I need unlocked to I'm calling kenwood tomorrow

02-04-2014, 07:34 PM
hahah yea i mite be doing that as well since mine is a duble din all i can do is use the touch screen to put in the 4 digit code

02-04-2014, 08:21 PM
i had similar issue with a Clarion a while back. it's like $100 to get it unlocked from the manufacture. $20 shipping to and from and $60 for the unlocking.

Side Show
02-04-2014, 08:44 PM
weird.....never herd of a aftermarket deck having a standard code (I no a lot of them you can put a code in)

02-04-2014, 10:31 PM
ended up going to a local shop they charged 35 to reset it for me

02-04-2014, 10:35 PM
ended up going to a local shop they charged 35 to reset it for me

Cool as a dealer I just emailed kenwood