KDC-X997/KDC-BT955HD/KDC-X897/KDC-BT855U/KDC-X697/KDC-655U/KMR-555U>1. Before use>1-2. Important information

1-2. Important information

Before using the this unit for the first time

KDC-X997, KDC-BT955HD, KDC-X897, KDC-BT855U, KDC-X697, and KDC-655U are factory-set to operate in the Demonstration mode initially.

When using this unit for the first time, cancel the Demonstration mode. Refer to <Cancel the Demonstration mode>.

Cleaning the connector

The unit may not function properly if the connectors between the unit and faceplate are dirty. Detach the faceplate and clean the connector with a cotton swab gently, being careful not to damage the connector.


When the car is air-conditioned, moisture may collect on the laser lens. This may cause disc read errors. In this case, remove the disc and wait for the moisture to evaporate.

How to reset your unit

If the unit fails to operate properly, press the Reset button. The unit returns to the factory settings when the Reset button is pressed.


  • When you purchase optional accessories, check with your Kenwood dealer to make sure that they can work with your model and in your area.
  • Characters that conform to ISO 8859-1 can be displayed.
  • The illustrations of the display and panel appearing in this manual are examples used to explain more clearly how the controls are used. Therefore, what appears on the display in the illustrations may differ from what appears on the display on the actual equipment, and some of the images on the display may be inapplicable.

About the remote controls of KMR-555U

A maximum of 3 remote controls (KCA-RC107MR or KCA-RC55MR; optional accessory) can be used with the KMR-555U. For details on how to use the remote control, refer to the operation manual attached to it.

When using the remote control with this unit, you should register the remote control ID. For details, refer to <20-1. Registering a remote control ID>.