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Hello, I just installed a dvd indash to my boat, but I can't watch a movie,because my boat do not have a parking brake. Please help me and teach me how to bypass.Thank you so much

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The dvd have a plug to comete to the parking brake juste conet the two condoctors and it will work

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Hello I have just acquired a LEGACY LD58MT the audio it works very well but when putting a movie in any format the screen puts on in black with a message that WARNING PLEASE STOP VIDEO WATCH PLAYER says...


This unit was not designed to be used while the car is in motion. Your parking brake must be in the engaged position in order to view the monitor. The brake wire must be hooked up to the parking brake wire or grounded in order for this function to work properly.

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i believe if you dont have the parking brake hooked up on your unit, you wont be able to watch any thing. check around online or your local audio dealer bout buying a bypass relay so you can drive and watch if you choose to. or hook that wire up right. hope this was helpfull

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most of the times this is solved by putting together the pink wire with the black ground wire and then to your chassis. some newer models require this to be done three times (stepping on the brakes three times before you get a signal). you can use a switch between this connection and turning it on and off three times to get the signal. you will have to repeat this everytime you turn off the unit.

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Is there a way I can watch a DVD movie on my Pioneer AVIC-Z2 screen without having to put on my parking brake?


Yes, there is a way to watch a movie without the parking brake engaged. The parking brake safety mechanism is there for a reason, and I do not suggest that you disable this sytem so that you can watch movies while driving. With that said, the simplest way to bypass the parking brake system is to take the parking brake wire from the head unit, run a wire to a chassis ground point, and then put a toggle switch inline so that you can flip it on and off. This will simulate the engaging/disengaging of a parking brake.

Again, I do not condone or recommend watching movies while driving. There are enough distracted people driving on the roads.

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Rui,

Not sure about the European version, but the American factory version will not play video DVD's while the vehicle is in motion, (Drivers area) due to laws against this. Also...just to cover the non-factory installs, most aftermarket indash DVD players have a safety switch which prevents the driver from playing DVD movies while driving the vehicle. The vehicle must be in park for the DVD player to play a movie.

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Parking brake (pink wire)


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.

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Usually the wire should be grounded. Connect the wire to a ground point via a switch (is illegal to watch TV/DVD while you're driving)

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Connect the parking break wire to the chasis ground. This is a safety feature that is used so the driver will not view the movie. I have these units installed on our boats and just simply hook to ground.
I hope this helps!
T-Mo

Feb 09, 2008 | Car Audio & Video

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