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How to watch dvd on dash monitor while driving.

I have 2007 GMC Yukon with factory dvd player that drops down from the ceiling and one in the dash.  You can only watch the one in the dash when the car is in park.  Is there a way to watch when the car is in drive?

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  • Craig Shelton
    Craig Shelton Oct 18, 2007

    My remote doesn't have a setup button so I don't think this will work for me.  I did find a Gen 4 lockpick.  Any comments on this device?

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2008

    i have the same problem with a panasonic dvd player. what do i connect it to? i know the wire is green

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    I have 2008 gmc dooley with flip down monitor and indash dvd player with navi it is also touch screen is there a way to bypass the ebrake so i can watch while driving. Is it as simple as grounding the ebrake wire??

  • Dave504 Apr 30, 2008

    I have a Phase Linear In-Dash Tv in a Intrepid And I am trying to bypass the tv to where it play video while i'm driving.

  • speedsource May 14, 2008

    I FOUND THE PROBLEM If you can access the navigation antenna, wrap it in foil. It worked out for me. Took me a while. Give it a try.

  • jgorr Oct 01, 2008

    I have a new 09 Ford Flex with the new Sony DVD Navi system. The video goes off when in Drive...How can I bypass to watch while in drive?

  • Ryan French Jan 19, 2012

    Are you people F'ing ignorant.They made it that way for a reason!!!! KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD *******!!! Brought to to by your local ****** off FIREMAN.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Our DVD player in our Yukon XL will work for about 5 minutes and then the screen goes black with fuzzy lines coming down it. The sound continues to work (through the radio), but there is nothing on the screen. Is there any way to fix this without buying a new DVD player?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Watch DVD while driving in a 2014 Nissan armada



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WHat you need to do is get the wire that has been connected to your parking brake wiring, and simply connect it to earth. You will then trick the unit into thinking it is parked, and safe to watch a DVD.

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Does this work for 2007 GMC Yukons also?

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You need to buy a part called Navi-tv interface this will make the navi unit play dvd and also you can control navi in drive

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The best way to do it is connect the wire that has to be hooked up up to a a switch then hook that switch to a ground. cuz on a lot of the after market flip up monitors everytime you turn it on you have to apply the ebrake then release it then apply it again for it to run so on mine i hid a switch under my dash so you cant even see it and when i want to watch it i just flick it on and off and then back on again and it works. most of the aftermarket flip ups have the same sequence. if you simply just ground it it wont work because you have to do that sequence.

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There is a wire that connects to a sensor on the parking brake to indicate that is is engaged.

I went to Best Buy and asked one of the install guys and they told me where it was on my Nissan Armada.

Throw them a few dollars and im sure they can help you.

Best of Luck.

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The wire that connects to the ebrake wire to a separate switch and just hide the switch in the car so when the screen comes up and says you cant watch while driving just flip the switch and the screen will come up. by flipping the switch it makes it think that it is connected to the ebrake. i have a dual flip up dvd touch screen and thats what i did.

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I have a 2008 silverado

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I have a 2006 mustang and putting in a boss BV9990, what due i need to due to keep the video running while driving a switch or a program,, explain both ,, thanks

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What about GM I have a 2011 Suburban

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The eBrake goes to ground whenever you apply the parking brake. So If you connect that brakewire from the Eclipse system to a ground(black) wire on your car (you can just tap it into the car stereo black wire) and that will trick your system into believing that you have your parking brakes on.

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  • Guest44 Aug 26, 2010

    When you run over that family of four while driving/watching movies, be sure to come back here and post your apology for a REALLY bad idea.

    Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you should. See you on the road Jackwagon

  • mazda6monsta Oct 16, 2010

    Bad Idea? maybe its not for the driver but for the passengers. If it is a distraction to the driver then it shouldn't be done however that all depends on the driver. Meanwhile in most states you still can't get pulled over for talking on a cell phone; therefore be of better judgement. If you have ADD then I would say nogo lol.

  • Patti Gilmore
    Patti Gilmore Jun 20, 2014

    This may not be for the driver to watch the screen but it would be very nice as a passenger on a trip to watch the dvd also the children inthe backseat would enjoy watching it. I dont know to many drivers of a vehicle that would be stupid enough to watch tv whiledriving while some of you are posting such negetive comments. Maybe you should take the time to ask if its for the driver or passengers of the vehicle instaed of assumimg its for the driver.


The best way to conquer this is to connect the brake wire from the stereo to a ground wire. This worked on two my aftermarket radios. It was suggested by Circuit City.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

1: Go into AM/FM mode
2: Hit "setup" on the remote control
3: Enter 543210 on the remote, listening for the beep for each number entered
4: A new menu will appear. Touch the button that has the hammer/screwdriver on it in the upper left-hand part of the screen.
5: Select Brake bypass to "ON" and hit the "X" near the bottom of the screen.
6: Use the unit wisely and above all safely. A ticket is one thing, causing a fatal accident due to negligence is another.


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  • Nicole Apr 12, 2013

    Any chance you know how to get this same type of process to work for a 2010 yukon? I don't have a remote to use to enter the numbers...

  • Nicole Apr 12, 2013

    Any chance you know how to get this work for a 2010 yukon? I don't have a remote to use to enter the numbers...

  • Randi Twoey May 28, 2013

    how do you do it on a gmc terrain 2010


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