How To Connect Bluetooth To Kenwood Radio

How To Connect Bluetooth To Kenwood Radio

There’s no point in getting an aftermarket car stereo if you aren’t going to utilize all of its important features, such as Bluetooth.

Yes, most people don’t realize that Bluetooth in a car stereo does much more than simple audio streaming.

And all it takes with just a one-time pairing with your phone. After that, it’ll reconnect with just 1-2 button presses.

However, most new car owners find the pairing process difficult.

This post is for those people specifically.

How To Connect Bluetooth To Kenwood Radio

Recently, I have written Bluetooth pairing guides for alpine, pioneer, and JVC car stereos.

Since Kenwood is another major car stereo brand, I decided to publish one of them as well.

Below you can find Bluetooth pairing methods for some popular Kenwood stereos.

How to Connect Bluetooth to Kenwood KDC-BT362U

  • Press the SRC button to turn on the head unit
  • Enable Bluetooth on your phone. Search and select the device name.
  • Once you’ve selected this device, you’ll get a pop-up message to confirm the pairing.
  • Select ‘Pair’ and also press the volume knob of your head unit to start the pairing process.
  • A Bluetooth icon will appear over your head unit screen to indicate that the process is finished.

How to Connect Bluetooth to Kenwood KDC-X301

  • Go to Settings > Bluetooth on your phone and then turn it on.
  • You should see a device named ‘ KDC-X3**’ in the list of available devices
  • Once you’ve selected this device, you’ll get a pop-up message to confirm the pairing.
  • Before tapping on ‘pair’, make sure that you’ve selected the ‘pairing’ option on your car radio.
  • Now tap on ‘pair’ to complete this process.

How to Connect Bluetooth to Kenwood DMX1057XR

  • Press the volume knob.
  • Now you’ll see a bunch of different menu options. Tap on ‘Device List’ on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  • To add your phone, press the + icon on the top side. It will make your car radio available for pairing.
  • Now turn on Bluetooth on your phone. Tap on pair a new device to search for a device named ‘DMX1057XR’ in the list of available devices.
  • Tap on that device to start the pairing process. Now you’ll get a pop message to confirm the pairing. Tap on ‘pair’ and press ‘Yes’ on the car stereo screen.
  • Now you will be able to see your phone in the car stereo’s Bluetooth Device List.

How to Connect Bluetooth to Kenwood DPX500BT

  • Press the SRC button to turn on the car stereo.
  • Turn on Bluetooth on your phone. Search and select ‘DPX5**BT’ in the nearby devices list.
  • You’ll get a pop-up message to confirm the pairing. Tap on ‘Pair’.
  • If you’re asked for a PIN code, enter ‘0000’. Then press the control knob.
  • A message saying ‘Pairing OK’ will appear on your stereo screen indicating that the pairing process has complete.
Asfand Yar

Asfand Yar

Car Audio systems can get quite complicated. My aim is to explain them to you in as simple terms as possible.

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