Question about Panasonic Strada CN-NVD905U GPS Receiver

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Anyone disable the Parking Brake?

I have the 905U coming in the mail and I want to disable the parking brake thing. I have checked around and everyone says to just put the parking brake sense cable to ground. Has anyone done this for the Strada? Have any luck or issues? Thanks.

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  • fusionmeat Dec 26, 2007

    What about the speed sense cable and reverse cable? Are these necessary? I think reverse would only be for the camera, but what about the speedo cable?

  • fusionmeat Dec 30, 2007

    Thanks for the comments. I just finished hooking everything up, but had one questionable wire, the "illumination" and "dimmer". I hooked the stereo illumination to the illumination on my vehicle, but when I turn the lights on it doesn't go into night mode (the lights box in info doesn't come on either). I guess the stereo "illumination" needs to be hooked to my vehicles "dimmer"? Anyone have any feedback on this? Haven't swapped them since the unit is completely installed...

  • kevin mcintyre Jan 22, 2009

    Hey I have the same problem with the parking brake wire also. And it is a panasonic also!!!!! The main problem I believe that I have is that I do not have a maual and Im not sure which one is the parking brake wire!!!!! I do know what Im doing!!! But it is a guessing game and just decided to see what everyone had to say!!!!! When I play a dvd I hear sound but then the screen says " please enjoy the music" Any help would be great!!!!! I also get a loud popping sound when I start the car!!! Its a 2005 dodge magum rt!!!!! And the sound is through the highs!! lol.... Please help!!! I have 2 kicker l7 12's a 2400 watt orion on one sub and 2400 watt orion on the other!!! And a 800 watt orion on my highs, mtx crossover. cap alpine type r 6x9 all the way through and oh mb quart tweets in the dash!!!!!! Thanks....



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Hey thanks guys for all that info...very helpful

Posted on Feb 24, 2008


Well it is nice to have the Speed sensor. Just find the appropriate wire on the ECU or other guys have spliced it into the speedo wire coming out of their speedometer/gauge area. The unit will actually give you your speed when in the install status screen. Yes you can just ground the parking break wire on a screw in a metal area and it will read it as being on all the time. As for the illumination I hooked it directly into the illumination wire that went into my stock radio and it works fine. The reverse I found on the passenger side under the door sill. Just found the right wire and tested it with a voltmeter to double check and it's perfect. I honestly don't suggest grounding the parking break wire because it's bad enough fiddling with the GPS or iPod controls while your driving. If you really want your passengers to enjoy movies install a visor monitor (although the significant other will not like the lack of mirror) or in the headrest. This stuff isn't all that hard.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008


Hey Guys
The panasonic strada is one of the easiest double din navi units to bypass. just ground the parking brake sensor and your done! it doest matter if your speed sense or reverse wire is hook up.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

I didn't hook up the speed sensor or reverse wire and just grounded the parking brake wire to the system ground.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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Yes, I did it to mine, Just ground it and it will always be *Parking Brake mode* and you can .... You know. :)

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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