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Car dvd player

I have a car dvd player and i hook it up and it works when i ground the parking brake wire but as soon as i turn my headlights on the whole thing freezes up how do i run a toggle switch to stop that

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Re: car dvd player

Disconnect the illumination wire(orange) see if would work. Goodluck.

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this wire is designed to be grounded when oparking brake is on this is so you cannot watch dvd while driving as that is illegal. Some people wire this up on a toggle switch to a ground so they can flip the switch and make it work whenever they want. I cannot tell you to just wire this to a ground as that would be illegal!!!!!! ;) supposed to wire it to the switch on park brake this wire grounds when brake is on

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based on safety concerns. the DVD won't work if brakes are not engaged. The sensor for the enabled/activated brakes is the yellow/blue wire.

To bypass this model would mean grounding the brake wire would allow DVD playback. There is a little trick to make it work. It should start first as +12 before it should be grounded before the DVD will play hence a DPST switch would be required, not only grounding.

This is better explained here. Should you be in need of the manual, it is available here.

Additionally and a friendly reminder, in some regions, it is not allowed to view a DVD movie while vehicle is in motion.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FIXYA.

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