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I just got a vehicle that has the MAX385vd and won't play video

It comes out on screen and says its against law to show video while driving stop and put parking brake on. I don't know what to do to get the video playing. I don't have a code. Anyone help????

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Do you mean it has this warning all of the time? If so, it is not wired properly, or there's a short not allowing it to read that it is in park and the parking brake is on.

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