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this is JUST great. when i go to turn on my car today my didnt turn on. At first i thought it was a wiring problem. I checked everything, even reconnected the power wires. The Head unit would turn on for a while, then turn off. Then turn on. then off, and so on for a good 5 minutes. Once it stayed on long enough for me to put the unit back into its harness. then it turned off.

 

So i check the fuses. everythings fine. i take the face off... the security light is blinking so i know that there is power going thru it. So i put the Face back in. Nothing.

 

So my hypothesis is something is jacked up with the face, or the unit itself.

 

Is my HU just busted, or is there something i am missing?


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told u to stay away from kenwood a get a pioneer


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sighhhhhhhhhhh it was such a nice HU tho


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"I like you. You have balls. I like balls."

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that sux, going on and off as you described sounds like a loose connection. If all of your wiring is good it could be a solder joint inside the unit. Does it smell like you let the smoke out of it? If it isn't under warranty open it up and check the connections where the power leads come into the unit.

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no the thing is

 

that power IS going to it. The anti-theft light still flashes.


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"I like you. You have balls. I like balls."

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It would come on/off pretty much randomly too right? Not like when it got bumped around? I think mine started to do that right before i took it out. I just assumed it was a connection in the harness coming loose.


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oh no i was jerking it around (that soudnds wrong) and as i was messing with the power connections it would turn on and off. but then after a while it wouldnt turn on anymore. but the security light is still on... thats wat im confused about


1998 Acura TL 3.2L

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"I like you. You have balls. I like balls."

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You checked the fuse(s) in the car's fuse box right? Sounds like something is wrong with the acc wire somewhere/how if it isn't the deck itself.


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acc wire. hmm ill check tomorrow. but i dont get why the security lights flashing if the face doesnt work


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"I like you. You have balls. I like balls."

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security light dosn't run off of the switched 12v line. The switched line is the one you need to check conections and fuses on

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oh okay

 

ill check the acc then ill report back!


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"I like you. You have balls. I like balls."

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lol money is the problem eclipse is rather spensive.

 

but i checkd the acc wire today, reconnected it. no worky

 

I CANT STAND NOT HAVING MUSIC!!

 

my friend has an hu that needs installed. now if that doesnt work in my car, then wiring is messed up in my car.


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wohennankan37pf.jpg"Hi ladies, my name is Wo-Hen Nankan"

 

"I like you. You have balls. I like balls."

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aww poor flakko.... his headunit was pretty nice though...hope it all works out fer ya buddy


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can anyone else tell wat my prob is??? :(


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"I like you. You have balls. I like balls."

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did you try running a new constant to the battery yet?


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is that unit a DEMASK??? could be a ribbon. check ur fuses under ur hood and under ur steering colum. do u have a power regualtor? if u do check it on there get the red and yellow together too the positive and the black too the negative. and see if it powers on right


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is that unit a DMASK??? could be a ribbon.

 

The X789 is not a D-Mask unit, netherland. It's from the '05 lineup and has...what is it Kenwood calls it now...the "Auto-Slide" faceplate. Motorized but doesn't revolve.

 

Flakko - my first guess would be that the switched power wire (red) has a loose connection in the plastic plug that snugs into the back of the deck. You've not had that deck long and unless I've missed my guess you're not one to abuse your audio. I can't imagine that the deck would have gone bad that fast - I'm going to hope for a loose connection in the harness, anyway. That'll be the cheapest fix - matter of fact if that's what it is I have a NIP Kenwood harness I can let ya have for w/e it would cost to ship it :)


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The X789 is not a D-Mask unit, netherland. It's from the '05 lineup and has...what is it Kenwood calls it now...the "Auto-Slide" faceplate. Motorized but doesn't revolve.

 

Flakko - my first guess would be that the switched power wire (red) has a loose connection in the plastic plug that snugs into the back of the deck. You've not had that deck long and unless I've missed my guess you're not one to abuse your audio. I can't imagine that the deck would have gone bad that fast - I'm going to hope for a loose connection in the harness, anyway. That'll be the cheapest fix - matter of fact if that's what it is I have a NIP Kenwood harness I can let ya have for w/e it would cost to ship it :)

 

hmmm i might take you up on that offer prowler. um let me check the rear harness

 

but interesting discovery today. when i have the faceplate inserted, and slide the face out manualy to insert the cd, the unit takes the CD, and when i want it to come back out, i just press the eject button and viola, the cd comes out.

 

sighh....


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"I like you. You have balls. I like balls."

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hmmm i might take you up on that offer prowler. um let me check the rear harness

 

but interesting discovery today. when i have the faceplate inserted, and slide the face out manualy to insert the cd, the unit takes the CD, and when i want it to come back out, i just press the eject button and viola, the cd comes out.

 

sighh....

 

I had this problem once on my kdc-x679 and one day it just started working again, never did figure out what was wrong but it's been fine for ~2 months now...Sorry i can't help you on this because i don't know what it was either, but maybe it's a kenwood problem?

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