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For those of you with double din dvd/navi players..

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by jefferson, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Dec 30, 2008 at 9:29 AM
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    jefferson

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    I was curious if any of you have done a hack to be able to use your dvd player when the parking break is not engaged. My instruction manual states that I should run the green cable to the parking break switch so when the break is not engaged it will not allow the dvd options to work. I don’t want to drive around watching dvds or anything, but I’m not much of a fan of wiring safety switches for myself!

    Do you guys/gals know if I just ground out the wire and it will work (or maybe put it directly in line with the negative side of the stereo harness itself??)

    Any hints will be great. Otherwise my double din install went in great!
     
  2. Dec 30, 2008 at 9:34 AM
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    montgomery_30824

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    it should just be a ground wire. when i had mine in the ranger i put it on a switch so when i wanted it on i could flip the switch.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2008 at 9:36 AM
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    808trdsport

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    yup just ground it.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2008 at 9:38 AM
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    my jvc exad KW-avx800 just the requires the parking brake wire to be grounded. Ground it all the time and it plays DVD's all the time.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2008 at 9:54 AM
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    awesome. thanks =D
     
  6. Dec 30, 2008 at 10:34 AM
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    What do you think of just looping my green wire to the negative wire? Would that work or will that cause the wiring gremlins to come out of the dashboard..
     
  7. Dec 30, 2008 at 2:17 PM
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    Rippin101

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    Just connect it to the black ground wire, works great. :D
     
  8. Dec 30, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    grounded the wire to the neg side of the harness. works great - thanks guys!
     
  9. Jan 2, 2009 at 12:31 AM
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    I grounded the parking brake cable to the ground of the wiring harness and I've been watching the entire series of Seinfeld from Minnesota to Texas and back!
     
  10. Jan 2, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    Some radios require just grounding the brake wire while others are more complex.

    My Pioneer Avic Z3 requires you to remove an unused wire from one of the Pioneer Harnesses, then place it in a specific unused pin on the same harness. After that, you just ground that newly placed wire and the brake sense wire and you are good to go. I just tapped mine to the black negative on the harness and it works fine.
     
  11. Jan 3, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    thought id post a picture of my install. Got my 3rd gen 20 gig ipod hooked up and works great!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jan 3, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    Good work! :thumbsup:
     
  13. Jan 4, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    Is it me or does the head unit look crooked in this picture??

    Mine doesnt look like that, see attached.

    avic.jpg
     
  14. Jan 4, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    it does look crooked in the picture but not in real life. Must be a bad angle! haha
     
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