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Kenwood KCA-RC35MR

Wired marine remote control

Item # 113RC35MR

Item # 113RC35MR

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About the Kenwood KCA-RC35MR

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.

Product highlights:

  • controls select Kenwood marine receivers
  • mounting hardware included
  • diameter: 2.6"
  • cutout diameter: 0.7"
  • mounting height; 0.65"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # KCA-RC35MR

What's in the box:

  • 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. Up to 6 of these remotes can be connected and daisy-chained to a compatible Kenwood receiver.

Note: You can also use the KCA-RC35MR remote control in conjunction with Kenwood's KCA-RC55MR remote (113RC55MR, sold separately) on select Kenwood marine receivers. Up to six KCA-RC35MR remotes and three KCA-RC55MR remotes (for a total of 9 wired remotes) can be used with one compatible 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.

Mounting: The Kenwood KCA-RC35MR is designed to be surface-mounted using the supplied mounting bracket and hardware. The wired remote requires a cutout diameter of 0.75" to run its wiring through.

Wiring: 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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21 questions already asked

Can I buy one of these remote controls and use it on a Kenwood head unit missing the face? I lost the Kenwood Kmr-m312bt face plate off the motorcycle and was thinking I might be able to leave it off, not buy a new one and just buy one of these...No?
[ Ray  Jan 24, 2021 ]
2 answers
If you do not need to use the remote mounting bracket you could use this yet it is quite large for a motorcycle application. The LCD display on the new model should not be removed from the circuit board base. Fairing mount or hard saddle bag mount would be suggested.
[ Chieftin  Jan 24, 2021 ]
I'm sorry but I don't know the answer to your question. I have to defer to the experts.
[ LEONARD  Jan 24, 2021 ]
Will this work with a digital multimedia car receiver like the DMX4707S?
[ Clayton  Aug 28, 2020 ]
1 answer
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Calvin  Sep 14, 2020 ]  Staff
Can this be mounted in a rectangular hole?
[ Jonathan  Jun 25, 2020 ]
3 answers
The Kenwood KCA-RC35MR is designed to be surface-mounted using the supplied mounting bracket and hardware. The wired remote requires a cutout diameter of 0.75" to run its wiring through.
[ Jess  Jul 13, 2020 ]  Staff
As long as the square is smaller than the radius. The part that goes through the surface is about a inch in diameter and the outside radius Is about 2 1/2 inch
[ CHRIS  Jul 10, 2020 ]
It depends on the size of the rectangular hole. If it is larger than the fasterner on the back you will have to make modifications to snug the remote to the frame.
[ Christopher  Jul 10, 2020 ]
Will this remote work withKCM325 BT?
[ Brent  Apr 12, 2020 ]
2 answers
Yes it will work
[ Corey  Apr 12, 2020 ]
Works with mine on the boat.
[ Don  Apr 12, 2020 ]
Will this work with the KMR-M315BT head unit? Unit was purchased in 2016
[ David  Mar 27, 2020 ]
1 answer
I believe you have a light blue/yellow wire from your radio. That should work with this remote.
[ DONELL G  Mar 27, 2020 ]
Will kca-rc35mr work with the Kca-BT632U receiver?????
[ Curt  Sep 06, 2018 ]
1 answer
It isn't showing what product you are looking for. All I know is it worked with the receiver I purchased. It should work with most any Kenwood receiver.
[ Donald  Sep 10, 2018 ]
is this compatible with kmr ms22bt?
[ Tammy  Jun 20, 2018 ]
1 answer
I'm not familiar with the stereo model number you've referenced but if it has a SWC remote wire in it's harness (blue/yellow), it should be compatible. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service:
[ Ryan  Jun 27, 2018 ]  Staff
Can this remote be used to answer incoming phone calls on Kenwood Marine Receivers?
[ JMD  Jul 07, 2017 ]
1 answer
This will depend largely on the Kenwood model in question. For more details on compatibility, please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They can confirm functionality between the Kenwood remote(s) and corresponding marine receiver models. Thanks! My Bio:
[ Larry  Jul 12, 2017 ]  Staff
What is the diameter of the control pad? (Not the hole to drill, but the part with the buttons on it.)
[ Bill  Jul 02, 2017 ]
2 answers
Bill, The outside diameter of the control pad is 2 9/16 inches,sorry not to get back to you sooner,hope this helps. Bob M
[ ROBERT  Jul 03, 2017 ]
Unfortunately I sold the boat.
[ paul  Jul 03, 2017 ]
Has anyone else had problems with the search buttons on this remote? When I press them they seem to only work about every third time, and don't cycle through the presets, they only work when the Kenwood deck is on 'seek' mode, finding the next available station.
[ Kevin  Sep 02, 2016 ]
2 answers
Yes same thing here I'd return it butt if had it for about a year I'm not happy with it and will not order any thing made by kenwood ever again
[ Ed  Sep 02, 2016 ]
I have not experienced this at all. The only problem I had was resolved by a software update.
[ Andrew  Sep 02, 2016 ]
Question on the wiring. Kenwood thought it wasnt necessary to have the remote installed more than 8 inches from the head unit. I can't find this specific remote (blue yellow) wire anywhere. Can I use anything else? Also, is the illumination (orange) wire mandatory or can I call it off? Thanks.
[ Brook  Jun 24, 2016 ]
1 answer
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  Jun 24, 2016 ]  Staff
Will this work with automotive radios? I have the kenwood ddx372bt. I want to add a wired remote to my steering wheel
[ higs5391  Jun 16, 2016 ]
1 answer
Yes, 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); including your Kenwood DDX372BT model. I hope that helps! My Bio:
[ Larry  Jun 19, 2016 ]  Staff
Is there a wired remote that is compatible with KMR-D365BT?
[ Stephen Paulette  Apr 01, 2016 ]
2 answers
Yes it is and I have it installed on my boat even lights up at nightEnter an answer to this question.
[ robert  Apr 03, 2016 ]
Yes. I used the Kenwood KCA-RC35MR mounted in the console and installed the receiver in the cabin.
[ ROY  Apr 01, 2016 ]
I have a disability and I can b arely push down, how hard are the buttons to push? Also which units is it compatible with
[ Jimmy  Mar 10, 2016 ]
1 answer
Light touch will work with this unit.There kinda spongie. I had mine working with a Kenwood deck, at the moment can't remember exact model.Goodluck
[ Michael  Mar 11, 2016 ]
Does the Kenwood KCA-RC35MR Wired remote have an extension wire to put the remote farther away from the receiver?
[ Jason  Jun 22, 2015 ]
3 answers
it just uses regular 12 gauge wire, splice it in and mount the remote wherever you want
[ DAVID  Jun 24, 2015 ]
All you need to do is add speaker wire to extend it. Use equal or heavier guage wire to minimize signal loss.
[ PAUL  Jun 23, 2015 ]
Yes I used one on my boat since the radio is on the passenger side of the boat and can't control it while driving
[ MATT  Jun 22, 2015 ]
What is the dimensions of the devise?
[ Warrior  Jun 20, 2015 ]
1 answer
The overall diameter is 2.625" with a depth of 1.1875".
[ Greg  Jun 20, 2015 ]  Staff
My KMR-350U receiver in my boat is at the Captain's helm (right side), can I install one remote on the passenger side glovebox area (left) and a "second" remote unit on the stern of my boat (at the rear of the boat)? So, can two remotes be wired to one Kenwood KMR-350U? Thank you.
[ bgman  Jul 12, 2014 ]
1 answer
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Although the owners manual for the radio and the remote don't mention installing two remotes tech support is saying you can install two remotes. They say you should have a good battery installed (probably should have a good battery whether you have two remotes or not). The owners manual for the remote strongly suggests professional installation for one, so you should definitely consider professional installation for two. The installer will be able to determine the best method for the connections, but tech is saying you can connect the wires from each remote to the wires of the Kenwood radio. Again, a professional will be sure everything is grounded and protected as it should. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Jul 15, 2014 ]  Staff
How many can I hook up to my stereo? Can I just wire 2 of them together?
[ Don  May 25, 2014 ]
1 answer
I bought two remotes and had them installed without any problems. One was placed by the driver and the other on the left side/rear. The wires meet at the reciever and I have not had any problems with the two remotes.
[ MATTHEW  May 26, 2014 ]
Currently have the Kenwood KMR- 525 installed in the boat. I would like to install two of these remotes in the boat. What else is needed to be ordered besides two of these remotes. Also what kind of communication wire is needed between the remote and receiver? Thanks!
[ Grant  Mar 16, 2014 ]
2 answers
The Remote Works Great. No Special Cables Are Needed To Hook Them Up. Each Remote Needs A Connection of 4 Wires. 12V+ , Gnd , A WIre For IlluminatioN, And 1 Wire For Communication. It's Best To Get Your 12V+ From The Same Place That The Radio Is Connected That Way Is Has Power When Your Radio Does. The Gnd Wire Can Connect To The Closest Ground Source. The Illumination Wire can Connect To You Dash Lights Switch Or Just Connect To The Same 12V+ source As above. The Communication Wire Connects To The Wire Labeled "Remote" On The Back Of The radio. Since Your Connecting Two Units Follow The same Procedure For Each. All wires Can Be Standard 16 Or 18 Gauge wire.
[ ANDREW I  Mar 18, 2014 ]
Correction. KMR-555U
[ Grant  Mar 17, 2014 ]
which marine stereo is this remote compatible with?
[ Troy  Jan 23, 2014 ]
1 answer
Of the current models this remote is compatible with the KMR-358 and KMR-555u. You can find the 555u here: When looking at marine receivers you can click on the Accessories tab, then click on marine remotes to see the remotes that are compatible with that receiver.
[ Jeff  Jan 23, 2014 ]  Staff

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