Question about Dual XDVD8181 Car Video Player
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: parking brake bypass
make sure you ground the e-brake wire (yellow with blue stripe) then turn the power on, insert a dvd, let it play until you hear a sound, then on the remote press: stop, stop, 2, 6, 6, 0, 4, enter.
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
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 25, 2008
get a toggle switch hook to a ground then to the e-brake wire flip on and off 3 times 4th time leave on worked for me
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
SOURCE: bypassing car dvd parking brake
The yellow wire that the manual says that you "need to hook up to the parking brake" just needs to be grounded. Its that simple, you do not need any switch or anything, just find a part of the car behind the unit and ground it.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
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