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Ametuer installing CAR DVD player

What wiring mistakes can an enthusiastic ametuer avoid when trying to install a car DVD player?
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  • anjalifa May 19, 2009

    hi i live in INDIA....and this is for a research article for my project. still i would love ur help. can u tell me some common mistakes to avoid while installing the dvd player....? please

  • anjalifa May 19, 2009

    hey friend ...thank u so much for your very useful input. take care and good luck:-)

    thanks from India....



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Wel if its a newer car you can blow your bcm and all your gauges if your uncomfortable doing it i say save up and get it done right or if you live in missouri id be glad to do it for 35 bucks not including parts

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    Brandon Kennison May 19, 2009

    first thing is radio size most vehicles have a single size or single DIN opening and some have an oversized or double din dvd players come in both sizes so thats first. second if its a newer car the wires from the factory harness may not be standard power ground speakers but in fact data wires therfore you will need a pricey interface harness (GM is commonly the gmrc01) only with the harness can a proper install even in older cars its best to get the wire harness adapter and not cut off the factory plug say you want to put the factory radio back in youll need that factory harness in tact. another point is that most first timers use black tape to hold the wires together ok for short term but after a short amount of time the tape degrades and then you have open wires, another option is wire nuts they twist on the wires pretty tightly but they are bulky and hard to fit behind the radio properly, in my opinion the best way is to use **** connectors they make a permanent connection they are not bulky and do not degrade,now for the screen on some dvd players it is common that (on the flipout screens the ones that come out and angle up) the screen may obstruct some dash controls or actually hit the dash when they come up most cars this is not a problem but still worth looking into, now the brake wire on some higher end and newer dvd players cannot be just grounded, rather a sequence must be used ( on off on) or whatever it calls for in the instructions but it can still be bypassed by using a hidden switch connected to the ground

    i hope this is sufficient info glad to help good luck on ur project


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Want to avoid mistakes when choose and installing car dvd player, i think you should try your best to know what kinds of car dvd and what function you need.and then go to ebay or like that online store to choose one.

as for the installation, the best choice is that installing it by professional.or you can find a Comprehensive installation guide and DIY step by step.

here is a Comprehensive installation guide for reference:Car DVD GPS Installation Guide

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