It has gotten progressively worse and now it seems to do it every few times I get into the truck. I've had a Kenwood KR-V7040 for years, and somewhat recently got surround sound. Ask Your Own Consumer Electronics Question. All help appreciated. How do I get a Kenwood receiver out of standby mode? Submitted: 10 years ago. Category: Consumer Electronics. You did not tell us if you got out of the protect mode or if you need help with that. RCA cables are colored cables that easily plug into the back of the amp, but make sure the ones you get are compatible with the amp you have. Aric, Technician. Hey guys, I have been having some on going issues with my Kenwood KDC-248U head unit. I am looking to replace it (if replacing it would fix the problem) unless anyone has a solution. It went into protect mode about a month ago, I unplugged the radio, plugged it back in and it worked for about three weeks before it did it again. Hi. The problem is that it costs a lot to have the thing reset every time, so I was wondering how I can do it myself. For the second time in a few months a lightning storm has caused my amp to go into protection mode. Afterward, turn on the amp to see if that solves the issue. Standby mode While the standby indicator of the unit is lit, a small amount of current is flowing into the unit’s internal circuitry to back up the memory. My cb radio puts out 35 watts in my truck and triggers my stereo to protect mode… What’s on the Front Panel of Your Kenwood Audio-Video Receiver? Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Satisfied Customers: 53,578. Answered in 28 minutes by: 12/13/2009. My kenwood kdc mp335 is on protect mode but its not blinking. G.DawG: Posted on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 16:37 GMT . Electronics Technician: Aric, Technician replied 10 years ago. Using speakers with incorrect impedance or running it at excessive volume can trigger the protection circuit. This condition is referred to as the standby mode of the unit. Reset button is not fixing problem. Kenwood car stereos have protect mode and sometimes it gets turned on. While the unit is in the standby mode, it can be turned ON from the Remote Control unit. When it goes into protect mode the amp will shut down with the standby light blinking. Share this conversation . Pull the RCA plug cables out from the back of the amp, then replace them with new ones. Category: Consumer Electronics. Since then, whenever a sudden loud sound comes on, during a movie for example, it goes into protect mode which is very annoying.