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Old 09-23-2005, 02:53 PM   #1
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Kenwood Excelon KDC X715 troubles

So I pretty much have my Kenwood Excelon headunit wired up to my car, i just need to redo the wiring for the rear speakers. Anyway, my problem is, that it doesnt turn on. Heres the story on what it does and any help thereafter would be much appreciated.

I wired everything up(As far as i know, everything is correct) when i pluged the harnesses in, i turned the key to the ON position. The faceplate moves up to where it would "Close" but instead once it gets half way up that, it goes back down and shuts off. I press the power button and it does nothing. In order for me to get it to budge again, I have to unplug the harness from the rear of the unit, then re-plug it. Turn the key blah blah... The one time it did turn on, it flashed something about a code for a split second, and then the display read ALL OFF, and i pressed the power/source button to try to switch it to CD or Radio, but instead of doing anything like that, it turned itself back off. Since that one time, I have been unable to get it to do that again, where i will try to press the FM button, or hit Eject since i believe there is a CD in there currently.

And as I've said, to my knowledge, the wiring is correct;

Orange = Illum.
Red = Ignition
Black = Ground
Yellow = Constant
There are a few other colors that are hooked up other than the speaker wires, but I am terribly uneducated when it comes to this stuff.

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Old 09-23-2005, 11:27 PM   #2
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Check the fuses!!!
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Old 09-24-2005, 12:05 AM   #3
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Check the fuses!!!
Fuses checked, all were fine. Did these cars have a ground wire that bolted/screwed to the back of the radios? Reason im asking is because my plymouth acclaim beater has one, so im not sure if that could be a problem aswell or not.
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Old 09-25-2005, 06:34 AM   #4
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heres a link that might help you. http://www.livemanuals.com/partners/.../KW015_09.html
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Old 09-25-2005, 11:20 PM   #5
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Okay, i might have found the problem, but im not sure how to solve this one...

The Red wire on the Kenwood harness was wired to an orange wire from the Crutchfield system box thing...but the only reason that i had it that way was because when i was starting to rewire the thing, there was what was left of a red wire from there..figured that would work; Guess i was wrong.

I searched for a strictly red wire, but the only one i found was one that is a one wire plug, which goes into a 2 grey wire plug that seems to be connected to the antenna.

I really dont feel like ****ing with this anymore I think im just gonna have one of my old bosses from Circuit City check it out for me when iget it tagged.


Unless someone can help me out and possibly had the same problem before...maybe supply me with a wiring diagram?

Its a fairly decent optioned car, minus the 2 speed wipers, no tilt/cruise, no power options...other than that its decent like i said. Is there any possible chance that someone has a Bose CD Unit that would work, has RCA pre outs in the back, and wouldnt midn seperating with for a small price? lol




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Found a bad wire
Cant fix said bad wire
Need Wiring Diagram
Anyone have a Bose CD Radio?
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:39 AM   #6
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http://www.carstereo.com/help/carwires.cfm
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Old 09-26-2005, 12:06 PM   #7
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Well that should help.. theres no red wire needed. No wonder i couldnt find one Just gotta figure out what to do now.
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Sounds like the ribbon cable to the faceplate is bad. Do you still have any warranty on that?
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:54 AM   #9
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Sounds like the ribbon cable to the faceplate is bad. Do you still have any warranty on that?
haha...warranty..that was a good joke

Nah, no warranty, picked it up off my friend for a cheap price, but it worked when it came out of the car.
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Old 09-27-2005, 07:31 PM   #10
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Sounds like the ribbon cable to the faceplate is bad. Do you still have any warranty on that?
Btw, good call... talked to my old boss at Circuit City and he said its bad.

Now i gotta find a wiring harness for my pioneer

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Just as an FYI, Pioneer used two harness that would fit that unit. One is white, on is blue, you need the blue one even though the white one will fit and is a Pioneer harness. If you use the white one the radio will say mute all the time. Or re-pin the white one.
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Old 09-28-2005, 09:38 AM   #12
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Just as an FYI, Pioneer used two harness that would fit that unit. One is white, on is blue, you need the blue one even though the white one will fit and is a Pioneer harness. If you use the white one the radio will say mute all the time. Or re-pin the white one.

...Damn. You know of anyone that has a blue one? I think I've got a whopping one dollar in my paypal
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:19 AM   #13
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Model # would help. Is it the DEH-P47dh? 1-800-421-1404 for Pioneer parts. It'll run $15.00-$25.00 bucks or so, but it'll be new.
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Model # would help. Is it the DEH-P47dh? 1-800-421-1404 for Pioneer parts. It'll run $15.00-$25.00 bucks or so, but it'll be new.
Wish i had even that amount of money...I've been broke for 3 months. Bought the car and got fired from my one job. I started another one about 2-3 weeks ago, decent money but ihavent gotten paid yet lol. damn high school..

Yeah, its the p47
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sounds like your friend screwed you... did you get your money back at least?
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sounds like your friend screwed you... did you get your money back at least?
By "Cheap price" I mean "Free" lol
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CDE6216 is the part # for the harness you need. But you're also going to need money.
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By "Cheap price" I mean "Free" lol
Well that's good.

I've seen so many deals go bad friends... I almost don't even consider it anymore.
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One of my other friends is gonna check the headunit out for me, see if he can fix the cable. I want it fixed by friday atleast so i can listen to the radio when i take it to the track
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I bought a Pioneer DEH-P7200 off of one of my other friends for 150.., had to semi fix the antenna plug. So the radio isnt too clear, gotta stop up at my old work(Circuit City) and get them to fix it since i know the guys at the install bay.

I dont even listen to the radio much as it is..

I'm also gonna buy a 12" Rockford Fosgate HX2 from one of my friends for 100 bucks so i just gotta build a box and get an amp. I sorta need insurance on the car though...
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