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How do you override the DVD auto-lock in a 2009 Hyundai Sonata so the DVD plays while the car is in drive?

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  • swescott317 Sep 06, 2009

    Are there any other ways to do it?

  • swescott317 Sep 06, 2009

    Thank you for your rapid responses and good insight. I appreciate your assistance. Thanks!

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    ellenbryant Apr 21, 2012

    I have recently purchased a 2009 Santa Fe and couldnt believe they would be put a DVD player that cannot be used while the engine is running.. Who thought of that?? What good is it then?? Drives my kids nuts!! I dont think I would be able to rig it like was suggested, but am happy for you.

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I first warn you that it is totally illegal but as you wish I will obey you:- Yes very easy to do....

All you need to do is get a toggle switch... Put a 12 volt fused power to it, a good known ground to it and use the parking brake wire for the other pin.

Once you do this you have to flip the switch a few times and it will turn the DVD feature off because it works like this...

power ground power ground power and it disables it
I told you the above sentences because the dash board DVD player has a wire to the parking break board which resticts the Player from being used in times of driving. Thank you.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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    Nandini Dhar Sep 06, 2009

    One another way:-----------
    That wire will be 'looking' for a negative (-) contact, so it knows when handbrake is on even when car ignition switched off (Acc on), try grounding it, if that don't work try it on a positive (+) & see if that works - as you stated its illegal and not recommended by anyone - on other hand why can't your passenger view a video while you drive, as long as monitor is not in your view (headphones Highly recommended with this procedure as you NEED full awareness when operating a deadly weapon)

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