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Kenwood KCA-RC35MR

Wired marine remote control

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Stay in control of your Kenwood marine receiver even if it's mounted below decks. The KCA-RC35MR wired remote gives you access to major functions of your Kenwood marine receiver — features like power on and off, volume, source, and track up/down. This wired remote eliminates any need to be in the receiver's line of sight, and its operation isn't affected by bright sunlight.

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Easy insulation works great

Written By C. Klemm, Texas on Saturday, October 03, 2015

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East install, works great, i hooked up the illumination wire to the navigation lights works great.

Pros: Easy mount and hookup

Cons: None

Does what it needs to

Written By Nate, Burlington, VT on Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Does what it needs to. I had originally bought the KCA-RC55 to pair with a Kenwood KMR-M312BT but had to swap remotes due to size constraints. Wiring is pretty straightforward. Unfortunately I had a terrible experience with Kenwood customer service (the rep seemed unsure of what she was talking about, couldn't give me basic information on the product in question, incorrectly thought Kenwood receiver and remote were incompatible ect.)

Pros: Simple wiring, compact design.

Cons: Comcast-esq customer service

Kenwood KCA-RC35MR

Written By John, Aurora, IL 60504 on Monday, May 25, 2015

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Works great

Pros: Simple hook up

Kenwood KCA-RC35MR

Written By bp, clearwater fl on Friday, January 30, 2015

I cannot believe what crap this is also kenwood's support is non existent, save your money buy any other brand

Kenwood Remote

Written By Steve, Wichita, KS on Thursday, July 03, 2014

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I use it for my hot tub... works great!

Cons: Wish had more detailed instructions to connections

great accessory

Written By Stormin99, Annapolis, MD on Saturday, July 20, 2013

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Easy install and large keys make control easy.

Pros: Large legible keys

Cons: None

Kenwood KCA-RC35MR

Written By Michael W., North Charleston, SC on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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I was dreaming about a device that could control the radio from across the boat and WHAT. Kenwood made it. How fantastic was this. the device works well and easy to install.

Pros: functionallity is great

Cons: Trying to figure out where to drill the hole for ease of access while driving on the water.

Simple yet sophisticated

Written By bigtxp, Cincinnati, OH on Monday, June 17, 2013

I just purchased and installed this remote over the weekend (paired with the KMR-355u headunit) near the transom of my boat so that it is accessible from the water. So far, it does everything as described. The only thing that it doesn't do is turn the headunit on and off (it will put it in standby mode which is very similiar to off). This isn't a big deal for me because I can turn the headunit off at the source but i don't have to get out of the water to control the volume and what is playing. I'm unsure of the longevity at this point, but will keep everyone updated. One thing I would recommend on the remote wiring diagram is to connect the orange wire (illumination) to the power control wire on the headunit instead of wiring it into the power wire (red) on the remote. This will allow your remote to illuminate only when the CD unit is in use thus saving precious boat battery. Great product so far, only reason for 4 stars is that I don't know how long it will last and that is most important to me.

Pros: Simple, does the job, looks nice.

Cons: none

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  • Marine wired remote (with 8" attached power/ground/illumination/SWC leads)
  • 1-Amp mini-ATC fuse (installed on power wire)
  • Mounting bracket
  • Bolt
  • Lock-washer
  • Wing nut
  • Self-adhesive foam gasket
  • Instruction Manual

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Compatibility: The KCA-RC35MR marine wired remote control is compatible with Kenwood marine and in-dash head units that feature a SWC remote wire (blue/yellow). The Kenwood KCA-RC35MR marine wired remote control is designed to withstand the harsh marine environment.

Note: Up to three of these remotes can be connected to a Kenwood marine receiver.

Backlit Controls: The Kenwood KCA-RC35MR features source selection, music search, volume up/down, and mute control buttons. The KCA-RC35MR provides backlit illumination so it is easy to see at night.

Installation: The Kenwood KCA-RC35MR is designed to be surface-mounted using the supplied mounting bracket and hardware. The KCA-RC35MR offers a 4-wire installation; Ignition (red), Remote (blue/yellow), Illumination (orange), and Ground (black). The attached 4-wire harness is only 8" long and may require the purchase of additional lengths of wire (sold separately).

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