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Pioneer avh-5700 dvd

Just installed today did not know about the ebrake thing. went back and taped into the one wire coming out of thee brake. but the unit has locked me out of touch screen controls and the dvd plays sound no picture and gives me a mesage of illegal to operate dvd while driving plays stereo plays sirius but i cant get any of the audio video menu touch buttons to work cant adjust bass treble ltr fader nothing can someone help please also tell me how to defeat the ebrake thing step by step what kind of switch and where the green ebrake wire goes and the other two wires(prongs get wired) to thanks greatly im in great need of some help

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  • hotrod phil Dec 01, 2007

    its like it is locked out the reset didnt work tied into the ebake with the green wire put the ebrake on off and back on that did not fix it either. help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hotrod phil Dec 02, 2007

    can i just unplug the plugs and take the unit out also i have checked the wires and they are all correct except for not using mute wire not using back up camera. the only thing that was wired incorrectly was the green wire. when you say wire it direct you mean to ground correct or should i install a togle for ground thanks

  • hotrod phil Dec 03, 2007

    hello can you please reply to the second posting thanks phil

  • hotrod phil Dec 03, 2007

    my green lead says it must be connected to the posiyive side of my parking switch not negative my parking brake has only one wire not two so should i hook the green lead to positive of a switch and then turn it off to nothing or ground this came from the manual

    thanks phil

  • hotrod phil Dec 08, 2007

    i tried everything you asked me i noticed that the buttons on top of the unit will not work the open and close all that stuff no touch screen functions it plays cds sirius radio screen opens and closes but i noticed that all the that stuff im operating off the front not the touch screen still wont play dvd comes up with screen says warning cant play dvd while vehicle is in motion stumped hotrod phil i guess the unit is bad



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Hi you need to unwire it all and leave it off for 24 hours this will reset any problem you have.
It sounds like it is wired up wrong somewere you can wire it direct without the brake this will also allow you to play dvd whislt driving this way passengers can watch dvd whilst driving also you will need to check all the wires as your problem sounds like either a wire wrong or the system has shorted out if this is the case and it has shorted it is going to be hard to get repaired and also expensive so iwould try unplugging it for 24 hours and then rewire it checking everywire is in the right place.
If you are 110% sure that it is wired up properly then the chances are the unit itself is damaged.
When you wire it back up make sure you do all the wires at the same time dont chage one after as this can cause the unit to malfunction give this a try and let me know how you get on ok

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  • paul proctor Dec 03, 2007

    The wire that goes to the postitive side of your parking switch it should only be conected like this as a safety measure to stop you watching dvds whilst you drive.

    You can put this wire to any positive wire like from the clock or something similar.

    If it says the green lead goes to positive connector long as this is any auxilary positive wire this will rule out the brake causing the problem.

    The only problem i have known people to have with this model is if it is not wired properly before it is switched on ie make sure all wires are connected properly makes sure you have a good earth.

    If it isnt wired correctly and you have to change wires after this can cause unit to malfunction.

    So i would start again if you have manuall go throught it carefull checking all wires are correct and that the earth you are using is good connection then the unit should opperate as it should even getting speakers wrong way round can cause problems.

    If you are 100% sure the wires are correct and secure and you have a good eart - then the unit should be ok.

    if you still have problems then the chances are its either got software problem or that the unit itself has shorted and blown a resistor so if you try again and still have problems you will either need multi meter to check all wires are getting right power and if this is correct then you need to either look at getting the resistors tested and also the software.

    This can only be done by makers as you cant get the software or schematics for this unit.

    Let me know how you get on ok

  • paul proctor Dec 10, 2007

    Hi sorry i havnt been around for a while i was having huge problems acessing my email account.
    I think your absolutely right and the unit probably is no good.
    If when you wire it up and the unit does come on if you are unable to acess the controlls or certain functions then the problem will be with the unit itself.
    Its not worth trying to repair as it would probably cost as much as it would to replace the whole unit

  • paul proctor Dec 11, 2007

    are you 100% sure the green lead goes to the possitive as other makes it goes to the earth i dont know your models instruction but i might be wrong let me know

  • paul proctor Dec 11, 2007

    Hi the unit must be bad have you tried wiring the brake wire to another live wire this should then not give you message about brake if you still get this message then i would take the unit back.
    Let me know how you get on ok



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