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Kenwood KCA-MH100

5-pin cable for using select Android™ smartphones with HDMI-equipped Kenwood multimedia receivers

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Hook up your Android

Kenwood's KCA-MH100 6-foot cable connects your Android phone to select Kenwood multimedia receivers. The HDMI connection plugs into the rear input on your Kenwood receiver, while the 5-pin connector plugs into your compatible Android. You'll be able to check out your smartphone's apps on the receiver's bigger display. Warranty: 1 year.

Works great with my phone I can mirror the screen

Joel, Little Elm, TX

What's in the Box:

  • 6' microUSB-to-HDMI MHL cable
  • "Declaration of Conformity with regard to the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU" note

Kenwood KCA-MH100 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(24 Reviews)

Pointless Samsung?

Robert from Waynesboro, PA on 3/21/2018

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I'm not exactly sure why the description for the Kenwood head unit I bought led me to believe I needed this to use my Samsung phone but I have yet to find need for its usage. Thing is from what I understand Samsung discontinued MTL support awhile back, regular USB C cable works with Android auto, and I just think it's pointless. Maybe other phones need it but not mine, I bought it as an open box and I think mine was generic as it does not have the Kenwood brand or mark. This is a neutral rating but when I plugged my Samsung S7 in with it the phone comes up with a "moisture in port" error, weird right? Maybe my S9+ will be different but its not here yet.

Pros: It's long Seems to be good quality

Cons: It seems to have no function for current Samsung devices and since I was instructed to buy it that's a pretty big con.

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Joel from Little Elm, TX on 9/22/2017

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Works great with my phone I can mirror the screen



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Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 6/5/2017

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Awesome cable. I have a Galaxy note 4 at the moment. I wanted to mirror my phone with my DNX573S Kenwood head unit I purchased for my vehicle. So, now, I plug in the cable and everything that is on my phone mirrors to my car stereo's touch screen. Now I can enjoy Hulu and Netflix shows on my stereo. That is pretty cool for taking trips etc. Of course if I had an apple product, the cable would not have been needed, but if you have an Android and purchase this particular Kenwood unit, you will want to get the cable so you can exercise all of the functions the radio is capable of.



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George from Twentynine Palms, CA on 2/13/2017

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Works great!



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Crutchfield customer from Downey, CA on 12/17/2016

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I haven't had a chance to use the cable yet, but I would like to review "Sony", the employee that was extremely helpful when I purchase my Kenwood DNX773S. His knowledge of the product and the system made ordering very easy. Thank you "Sony"



Nice Cable

Billy J from Arlington, TN on 4/18/2016

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This cable was easy to install. The Android Auto connected very easily. The only downfall is my phone (AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6) is not MHL compatible and I can not play videos from my phone..and the charge rate is ridiculously slow. When plugged in my phone charges at least 5 times slower than it would with a regular microUSB cable. Other than that it works perfectly and connects every time.

Pros: Easy to Install, Ease of Connectivity, Android Auto

Cons: Slow Charging


Edward W from Las Vegas, NV on 4/16/2016

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The cable works with my Jvc/kenwood DDX902s. I can hear the phone connect when i plugged the cable to my Galaxy s7 edge but i couldn't get it to mirror. I tried the kenwood audio smart control app. I tried a bunch of other things as well. I talked to fry's audio techs, best buy audio and the people who installed the system audio express no luck yet. I think the problem is the phone it doesn't have Hdmi / Mhl capability.

Pros: The kca-mh100 solved my first problem now i need to get a phone that has hdmi/mhl capabilites. The g6 edge and the g7 edge doesn't offer this.

Cons: I liked the kca mh100

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ejalvara2 from st louis, MO on 3/1/2016

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The cable arrived on time and the price was the best I could find from multiple locations. The cable works as advertised, though make sure to review the type of phone you have, since older android phones might need a tip adapter to render mirrorlink. Otherwise, the cable is excellent and connects very fast to the deck unit I am using on an DDX9702S.

Pros: Fast connection, mirrorlink capabilities

Cons: Needed a tip adapter for Samsung Galaxy S4.


Rich from Nevada City, CA on 1/20/2016

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It works well.

Pros: Works


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CarmenY from New Jersey on 1/18/2016

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The device works, however... The technology is not ready for prime time. I was able to mirror my screen without any issues and with the touch screen app running on my phone, I was also able to "manipulate" the controls. There are some "keystrokes" that do not work like zoom in/out. My biggest complaint is when the phone is connected via this cable, the bluetooth connectivity for the phone drops out. So while I could use Waze with good results and launch other apps, when a phone call came in and I answered it by pressing a button on the head unit, the phone's speaker/mic were active not the head unit's devices. Since the phone was in my glove compartment, it was not easy to have a conversation. For reference the phone is a Sony Xperia.



Not Sure...

Derek S. from Wisconsin on 1/8/2016

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I tried connecting my phone (Samsung Galaxy S5) to my head unit (Kenwood DNN992) with this cable and was unable to do anything but charge it. I probably am using it wrong but didn't care to try any further with it because I thought it would just allow me to display my phone on my head unit's display. As soon as I realized it charged my phone, I didn't like that and unplugged it. I may never use the cable again. I've had problems with this phone using an HDMI/MHL setup before so I can't totally blame this cable for not displaying on the head unit. I can say that I am now using a HDMI wifi adapter to display my phone on my head unit. It's a "Actiontec ScreenBeam Mini2" wireless display receiver. This thing works awesome. No cables and you charge your phone when you want to.

Pros: Charges your phone.

Cons: Charges your phone even if you don't want it to.

Nice accessory

PaulS from New York on 1/1/2016

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Works well with htc m8, easy to install.

Pros: Fits well in the hdmi slot on my ddx9902

Cons: Very long cable, shorter would be more convenient in my installation.

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NickS from Wisconsin on 12/16/2015

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Hooked the cable to the back of my dnn992 and it worked right then and there.

Pros: Problems with my phone not the cable.

Cons: None

Not worth the effort

SSM from Pennsylvania on 12/13/2015

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Does not work with Galaxy Note 4.. Requires a 5 to 11 pin adaptor not included use a Microsoft wireless dongle instead since Kenwood can seem to sell there own in the USA.



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Curtis from California on 11/23/2015

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I have a Nexus 5. I upgrade my car stereo to use Android Auto and MHL to mirror my screen when I am parked and just hanging out. So I thought I would try with what I have and and it didn't work. I have an extension from the back of the radio to my counsel so I can get to it easy. I used my slim port and didn't work with Kenwood. So I read some more and found out they tell you that you need to use their cable only and no extensions. So I ordered this cable and when I received it I had to remove my stereo and test it. Well it worked the same as it did with the extension and slimport. Well not the same. the extension and slimport worked better. I didn't get a display with either. But the extension and slimport I was able to moved a pointer from the stereo unit to the phone. I have a Yamaha home receiver that works perfect with my Nexus and MHL-slimport but not with the Kenwood MHL cable. So I can't use this cable with anything in my house.

Pros: None for me. I can say if you have a Nexus 5 with any OS version it will not work on the Kenwood DDX9702s. If you are using another phone and stereo, you may have better luck.

Cons: Would be nice if they tell you why their mhl is not the same as others and if it is why you must use theirs. No wiring diagram.

Crutchfield response on 11/23/2015 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help him get this working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

Don't get this.

FatSteve from Tennessee on 10/30/2015

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Didn't do anything but cost me money. All of the documentation I could find says it's the cable I need to connect my Galaxy Note 4 to my Jensen VX7022. It didn't work. Looks like I need a 5-pin to 11-pin adapter, but even then it still may not work. I am considering seeing if I can make a return.

Pros: It's black and looks like a fancy cable.

Cons: Doesn't work.

Good product

JLo from Florida on 10/25/2015

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Good cable. Does what is advertised



Worthless purchase

joker28 from Illinois on 10/17/2015

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Do not buy

Pros: Seems to be well made

Cons: The whole MHL thing is a crock. What is new technology with car audio is already being discontinued by phone manufacturers. They should include the 5 pin to 11 pin adapter for Samsung products.

Does not work with some samsung phones

Jason123 from Pennsylvania on 10/17/2015

Gave it a 3 for the price. Do the research on your phone before buying this. Some samsung phones use an 11 pin micro usb rather than the standard 5 pin. Also, my kenwood dnx692 only puts out 0.9 amps through the html port. This is not enough to charge my note 4. I had to buy a cable from another retailer that dovetails to a usb port that I needed to source and then wire in behind the stereo. Worst part is tearing the dash apart twice. Not so much the cables fault, but there is no documentation on the site that tells you this stuff.

Pros: Well made cable.

Cons: No documentation on the Crutchfield site. Very expensive - multiple times the price of other sites.

May need an adapter

Dane H from Kansas on 9/11/2015

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Works great.... with an adapter. Only reason I give it 4 stars is because of the need for an additional adapter for my Note 4. I failed to read the reviews before purchase & had Crutchfield's Technical Support, which was great, inform me of the needed adapter.

Pros: Works great!

Cons: The need for an additional adapter with newer Samsung phones.

Works with my HTC One m7

Sione from San Jose, CA on 2/4/2015

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Works with the Verizon HTC One m7 on my Kenwood DNX891HD and it charges my phone at the same time which is a big plus.

Pros: I get to watch youtube and NetFlix now from my phone on my Kenwood deck.


you might need more...

G Money from Scarborough, ME on 1/9/2015

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Cable works great. I have a NOTE 4 (and I believe Note 3 will have the same issue) you need a 5 pin to 11 pin adapter. I bought one online. The cable will not work with a samsung note 4 without this adapter. with works perfectly. for the head unit I have a Kenwood DDX8901HD. this is for using the MHL feature. hope this helps save someone some time. but the cable itself is perfect....

Pros: not much to screw up...unless they come in an 11 pin version

Cons: only works with the samsung note 4 (and I believe note 3) with a 5 pin to 11 pin adapter.


highdef1 from OH on 11/1/2014

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This is the second one I purchased from Crutchfield. The 1st on is hooked into my new Kenwood 7" display radio and it worked so well I thought I would try it with my 65" LCD flat screen. Well it's pretty cool looking at the pics taken with my Galaxy S5 through a 65" screen. Works flawlessly thru my Onkyo receiver hdmi input then into the tv. Also checked out iheart radio from my Galaxy, with this connection, sound through my 9.2 surround is system awesome and reading the lyrics for the song was pretty darn easy on 65 inches of screen.

Pros: Harness is six feet in length

Cons: Some phones require an adaptor to function properly. Samsung HDTV Adapter TIP (5 to 11 Pin Converter) EPL-FU10BEBSTD for Galaxy

does the job...ish

Crutchfield customer from honolulu hi on 10/4/2014

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First off if you have a newer phone with the micro usb most likely you'll need a 5-pin to 11-pin adapter in order to use this cable. That being said once i got that this thing works as advertised but it would be nice if they sold these as 11-pin straight out of the box or at least make it an option when ordering. i have a Samsung galaxy note 3 btw. Also if i had to do it over again i would just go with a regular hdmi cable and then buy whatever adapter was needed to fit my phone as it leaves you with more options.


Cons: Needed adapter to function correctly with my phone.


Hands-on research

Product Research


microUSB-to-HDMI MHL Cable: The Kenwood KCA-MH100 is microUSB-to-HDMI MHL cable allows MHL-enabled Android smartphones to connect via microUSB and show apps on the screen of a compatible in-dash receiver with an HDMI input.

Connectors: The Kenwood KCA-MH100 cable features a microUSB connector on one end that plugs into your MHL-enabled Android phone and a HDMI connector on the other end that plugs into the rear-panel HDMI input of your compatible in-dash receiver.

Note: The Samsung Galaxy S3/S4 and Galaxy Note II require an additional 3rd party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter (sold separately).

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

To connect my Android phone to my radio I purchased earlier [ Jason  Sep 20, 2018 ]
you say it's what i need to mirror my phone with my 9703s [ E  Jul 19, 2018 ]
Must have for Android Auto, iPhone is dumb! [ Rob  Mar 08, 2018 ]
to connect android to hdmi hookup for cell phone interconnection to interface with Samsung screen [ charley  Jan 08, 2018 ]
Specified in owners manual [ harold  Jan 06, 2018 ]
Needed for hooking up my phone as an HDL devices on my Kenwood receiver. [ Aaron  Nov 28, 2017 ]
To screen mirror my Galaxy Note 4 to my Kenwood 9903S [ Michael  Nov 19, 2017 ]
Compatible with my Kenwood Excelon DNX693S. [ Clarence  Sep 27, 2017 ]
needed for my new Kenwood radio and my Phone [ Stephen  Aug 28, 2017 ]
need for my samsung android to work with android auto [ Steven  Jun 28, 2017 ]
This cable along with a 5 to 11 pin adapter will allow me to mirror my Samsung Note 4 to my new Kenwood DNX573S Head unit. [ Shane  May 20, 2017 ]
I was afraid to get the wrong item from other vendors. they didn't describe the item as well as your co. does [ michael  Mar 20, 2017 ]
I need this to make my mirroring other work. [ James  Dec 20, 2016 ]
For Connection of phone. [ Jarrell  Nov 24, 2016 ]
cause i need it to connect my phone to my head unit... [ Dale  Sep 19, 2016 ]
Need for my Kenwood DDX9702S. [ CECIL  Feb 19, 2016 ]
This is necessary to interface my Samsung S5 to the Kenwood stereo for mirroring functionality. [ Richard  Jan 07, 2016 ]

8 questions already asked

In order to connect an Android phone to the Kenwood's HDMI input, the phone must support MHL and Samsung stopped supporting MHL after the Note 4: The Kenwood does support Android Auto so, you can take advantage of the Android Auto capable apps by connecting your phone to stereo's USB port. [ Ryan  Jun 22, 2017 ]  Staff
If the stereo will accept an HDMI input and will provide it via the analog composite video output, sure, you can connect the external source to the HDMI in on the stereo and the analog A/V output of the stereo to your overhead monitor. You would not use the KCA-MH100 cable in this scenario though. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: I hope that helps. My Bio: [ Ryan  Oct 26, 2016 ]  Staff
I'm not sure about the Note 3. I used this cable on a Galaxy S5 and it worked but it's a bit finicky. Not so much the cable but the application in general. [ ERIC B.  Oct 13, 2016 ]
Most likely it will but you will need a 5 to 11 pin adapter on it also. I have the galaxy note edge and it works for me. [ Terry  Oct 13, 2016 ]
No [ Karl W.  Oct 12, 2016 ]
there is some software to install for my dnx. i did get it working but going to the phone was easier for me [ edward  Oct 12, 2016 ]
cable worked but i still needed an adapter for my S3. I found that mirroring ain't what i thought it would be. waste of time for me. HUMBLY SPEAKING OF COURSE. [ edward  Oct 12, 2016 ]
It should. I used it for my note 4. [ CHRIS  Oct 12, 2016 ]
You need to buy a 5 pin to 11 pin adapter for this to work with the Galaxy S5. This is a 5 pin cable but the Galaxy S5 has an 11 pin port. You can get the adapters pretty cheap. The last Galaxy phone to use the 5 pin port was the S2. The S3, S4, & S5 have the 11 pin port. The S6 does not have mhl functionality at all. [ Derek  Jan 13, 2016 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Sep 30, 2015 ]  Staff
Hello Michael, my understanding is that you canniot mirror any Android to these models. That ability I believe starts with the 4-digit models. I hopes this helps. [ John  Sep 02, 2015 ]
HI Michael, I'm sorry but I can't be of any help. I basically use my dnx692 for the navigation and the dvd player. So I personally don't even know how to do it. I wish I could be of some assistance to your question. Good luck, jeff C [ JEFFERY  Aug 18, 2015 ]
The short answer is yes, however you will only be able to mirror the phone image over. If you want to use the DNX screen as a touch screen for what is mirrored from your phone, I would recommend using this cable. It does both mirroring and touchscreen functionality for older 5 pin android smart phones. you will have to download the Kenwood Smartphone Control app in the android Play store to do that. I hope to have a video on youtube showing how to setup and use this so hit me back on my email if that is something you'd like to see. Karl [ Karl  Aug 18, 2015 ]
Based on my research, which I believe to be correct, the Galaxy S2 was the last phone to have the 5 pin port. The S3, S4, & S5 all have the 11 pin port. The S6 does not have mhl functionality at all. You need the 5 pin to 11 pin adapter because the cable has 5 pins but most modern phones have an 11 pin port. [ Derek  Jan 13, 2016 ]
My Note 3 needed a 5 pin to 11 pin adapter, no display without it. You can also only view your phone display, no controlling your phone from Kenwood head unit. S4 and up probably need adapter also. [ KEVIN  May 28, 2014 ]
Do not buy this wire buy the Samsung adapter better [ Ernesto  May 28, 2014 ]
Thanks .Everything okay. [ artur  May 28, 2014 ]

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