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Old 12-26-2010, 08:44 PM
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Default Deck help please

so i bought a kenwood kdc-x794 deck and installed it, it has a usb port in the back of the deck and i plug my ipod into it and it charges the ipod as well as giving me control of the ipod through the head unit. i love it, probably the best most tuneable head unit i have ever owned...

my problem is this when i turn my headlights on (i have ddm hi/lo HIDs) it makes the ipod freeze up, i can unplug the ipod and imideately plug it back in and its fine, but i hate doing that... why would it do that? i would assume that the headlights are causing a heavy draw that trips out the deck for a second?

i want to fix it asap, cause its annoying.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:47 PM
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so i bought a kenwood kdc-x794 deck and installed it, it has a usb port in the back of the deck and i plug my ipod into it and it charges the ipod as well as giving me control of the ipod through the head unit. i love it, probably the best most tuneable head unit i have ever owned...

my problem is this when i turn my headlights on (i have ddm hi/lo HIDs) it makes the ipod freeze up, i can unplug the ipod and imideately plug it back in and its fine, but i hate doing that... why would it do that? i would assume that the headlights are causing a heavy draw that trips out the deck for a second?

i want to fix it asap, cause its annoying.
H/O alternator, nothing else i can think of.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:49 PM
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but i can run my stereo blazing loud with my headlights and fogs and a phone charger all at once no problem, its just right when i turn the headlights on...
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:53 PM
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but i can run my stereo blazing loud with my headlights and fogs and a phone charger all at once no problem, its just right when i turn the headlights on...
well battery could be the problem, more likely jus cus the draw is too much for it briefly... or you might jus have to live with it.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:58 PM
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yeah i would like to get an optima or something similar, i just dont want to do that until this one is done, seeing as i dont think its all that old...
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:08 PM
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yeah i would like to get an optima or something similar, i just dont want to do that until this one is done, seeing as i dont think its all that old...
i have the original motorcraft one and it's not starting to well in the morning... getting a new duralast gold tmrw with 3 year free replacement and 8 year prorated warranty for $100.. which is $100 less than the yellow top which has a 3 year warranty and 0 pro rated.

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Old 12-26-2010, 09:20 PM
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but see which will run a winch or lights when you need em to work. and duralast gold has an 8 year warantee, but the last like 5 years are pro rating, not full replacement cost...
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:32 AM
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