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KCH-20 key assignments

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Sep 23, 2006
Took over three days, but I've finally got my NX-5700/5700/5800 stack and KCH-20 installed in my 2016 Honda Pilot. Pictures coming soon. But first, is there any shared wisdom about key assignments on the control head? Who's using what for RF deck selection vs. zone selection? I think I want buttons for direct OST, zone select, and RF deck select and talkaround at the very least, but curious how others have set it up.
Jul 14, 2002
I use second function, a,b,c to switch between decks, a to to switch between multi deck and single, b for GPS display, c forgot, one dot for high low power, two dot encrypted, the lower keys, I stuck a couple of things and on second function, I stuck in my FPP.

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