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 #3728  by teamDATA
 Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:47 pm
I am taking my car into the dealership for its third Kenwood DNX series DVD/Nav unit. I want to know which Kenwood DNX units are installed into your cars.
I know the second one installed into my car isn't the same as the original. The second one is way old and no longer sold anywhere.

So, please list what Kenwood DNX series DVD/Nav unit is installed in your Kizashi. Thanks.
 #3729  by lookin
 Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:50 pm
if you must get a kenwood get the dnx 9960...the one suzuki use is crap....if yo want in my opinion an even better unit get pioneer z120bt...i got both and pioneer is better.....not to say 9960 aint good its a helluva unit
 #3824  by teamDATA
 Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:32 am
The tech from Kenwood called me after I have gone through two Kenwood units. The unit that comes with the Kizashi is custom made from Suzuki, Kenwood, and Rockford. The unit is a DNX6020EX.
The first unit rebooted a few times when playing a MP3 disc. Suzuki replaced it. The second unit installed did not play any type of CD or DVD. That is when Kenwood called.
Kenwood shipped a third unit and Suzuki installed it today. So far it is working fine.
I updated the Garmin software using a microSD card. That went smoothly.
The DNX6020EX is pretty much identical to the DNX6960.
I sent them an email asking how, or if, the firmware could, or should, be updated. We shall see what they say.
 #3826  by lookin
 Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:11 pm
the rebooting has nothing to do with suzuki thats a know problem software issue with kenwood ....happy your up and running still think you shoulda got the 9960......but that would been out of your own pocket ..much better unit most kinks worked out from kenwood.....
 #3935  by mapeterson2
 Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:26 am
Agreed on the 9960 if you want a Kenwood. It's VERY nice.
 #4085  by teamDATA
 Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:36 pm
Just a quick update, the unit does not play movies. I repeat, does not. The instruction books says to use the remote. Well, you do not get a remote with the unit. Back to Denver Suzuki.
 #4094  by mapeterson2
 Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:43 pm
Wow, that's retarded lol
 #6015  by skNow
 Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:17 pm
Is replacement of the DNX6020EX the only option? I just purchased a Kizashi 2011 SLS and have a similar problem - the DVD doesn't display the video (although the sound and title info is available).
 #6020  by ~tc~
 Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:57 pm
The unit in my 2011 plays movies, I've done it ... the ebrake has to be on though.

Is there anyway to unlock the "normal" Kenwood settings? The Safe Mode on the Nav has to go ...