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How to bypass the e-brake for dual xdvd 8183

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Re: bypass e-brake wire


Normally, to by-pass, you need to ground the yellow/blue wire of the Dual XDVD 8183. This would simulate the condition where the vehicle is in “Park” and the parking brake is engaged thus allowing the unit to operate even if the vehicle in reality is not in “Park” and/or the parking brake is not engaged. Some regions have restrictions on this condition.

Additionally, some versions would require a SPDT switch moving the yellow/blue wire from 12V+ to GND to be bypassed.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information. A friendly reminder pls, "Drive Safe".

Good luck and Kind regards.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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