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How do i bypass the parking brake switch in order for my video to play

Cant play dvd but can here the audio how do i bypass

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Hi,
That is safety feature that Do Not Watch DVD Picture While Driving.

You can bypass that feature at your own risk.

There is Wiring Harness at back of unit, find Light-Green wire in that harness, disconnect it from parking sensor and connect it to car body / dvd player body/ ground or join it with black wire of same harness.

You will see another harness at back of unit that has few RCA jacks that is input/ output harness and no need to touch it.

Below is an image of back of player and light-green wire is marked...
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none of this works for the uv7i...anyone got a code? except rerouting the pink wire.

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To bypass the parking brake you should connect the parking brake wire from the unit to ground. It is better to do it via a switch because is illegal to watch video while you're driving. :)

Posted on May 19, 2008

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DVD head units have one extra wire in their wiring harnesses, compared to a standard CD head unit. On my Jensen, it's a peach-colored wire, and is the activation wire for the DVD feature. During the installation, the instructions call for this wire to be tapped into the emergency brake indicator light wire. The reason is this:

The e-brake indicator light is what is called a "ground complete" circuit. That means that the bulb always has power applied, but when you pull the brake, that puts a ground to the wire and completes the circuit, allowing it to illuminate. The head unit sees this ground, and activates the DVD player.

In my Jensen unit, I simply ran this wire to a ground (I used a screw near the fuse box), and I put a switch on the wire, so I could break the ground contact at will. Jensen calls for a procedure to activate DVD playback. In their instructions, they tell you to select DVD from the option menu, and when the "lawyer screen" comes up (the one warning you to park before you watch a movie), you release the e-brake for 3-5 seconds, and then reapply it. To simulate that with the switch I used, I leave the switch closed (activated), and select DVD. Then I flip the switch "off" for 3-5 seconds, and flip it back "on". This tricks the head unit into thinking I put the e-brake off for a few seconds and then put it back on, and the movie will start. Then I can drive away.

Basically, ground the wire that is used for DVD activation, and put a switch inline on it. Then you can break and reapply the ground in whatever manner is required by the manufacturer of your head unit. If there is no off/on sequence with yours, as there is with mine, simply ground the wire to a screw inside the dashboard and you're done.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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you need 2 toggle switches . yello/blue wire to switch - switch to ground.
yellow/black wire to switch- switch to red ing. wire. turn this switch on and pulse the other(yellow,blue) 3 times and leave on, then turn the other switch off and then you can ride and watch dvd. just did it this morn. QTRHRS

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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SOURCE: how do i bypass the parking brake switch in order for my video to play

yea it will work if u leave the car running but once u shut off the car and turn it back on it doesnt work there has to be another way

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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