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Parking brake bypass

How do i bypass the parking brake sensor for this head unit. pioneer avh 5000

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Tie the Parking break sensor to the ground wire, or ground it to a piece of the frame and your done ;)

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I just installed a AVH-P2400BH in my vehicle and the relay trick every talks about DOES NOT WORK. So I attached a wire to the system ground (black wire) and another wire to the stereo parking brake wire and ran them to a micro rocker switch I installed in the dash panel. After starting the vehicle I just turn on the switch and the DVD player works like it's supposed to. The relay does not work because the stereo has to see a ground signal AFTER booting up.

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Google "microbypass"

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The unit needs the parking brake to be set, released, then set again. So you need a 2 prong toggle switch connecting a) parking brake and b) ground. When you turn on the unit, flip the toggle up, down, then back up to trick the unit that the parking brake has been set, released, then set again.

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Hello surfinrulz25,

There should be a cable which is marked to go to the parking brake. Take this cable and connect it to ground and that will bypass the parking sensor. Some manufactures have gotten hip to this and have installed circuitry that senses a hard ground so what you have to do is install a toggle switch between the sensor cable and ground. using the toggle switch you can then simulate the actuation of the parking break, by throwing the switch on or off.

I have to say this in order to protect myself: I do not recommend that you do the above procedure, because it creates an unsafe driving experience for you and those who share the road with you.

If you need further explanation post your question.

I hope this helps,

Thank you,


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