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Avic n2 I just purchased this unit and it wont allow me to view dvds while in motion

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You could use a RCA cable to connect the video output from the head unit to the backup camera input. and view the DVD on the backup camera screen. but you have to install a swith on the backup light to activate the backup camera .

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Do not do that! it dont work!

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You have to bypass the Parking Safety feature. Here is the info I have found. I have not verified it myself for accuracy, so use at your own risk. AVIC-N2 lockout bypass: Underneath the MAIN unit (not the hideaway) is a small silver sticker, peel this back. There are two contacts with the label "R197". Drop a bit of solder between these to connect them. Also, you must ground the Parking Brake wire.

Posted on Sep 26, 2007

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underneath the mounting bracket of the radio not the brain theres a silver sticker like mentioned above there are two silver solder points right beneath the sticker it must be jumped with a wire or you can use the solder to connect the two contact points after this you must still ground the green parking brake wire to the car.

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buy a ptr7 pheriphial device and wire as follows (they come factory ready to bypass alpine and pioneer units)

wire as follows-white wire to green parking break of the deck your bypassing
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