How do i get the dvd player to work without hooking it up to the parking break. i drive a 2007 darango and i have it in the center console for my son to watch but i cant get the dvd player to come on because i cant hook it up to the parking break how can i bypass that.
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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.
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That is because it has a safety on it to where you can only watch videos when in park. It doesnt want you watching movies while driving. Easy to bypass if you know what your doing. There is probably a wire on the back of the stereo that is in a bundle that you did not use? It should be relatively long. Maybe add a bit of length to it with some more wire and hook it to the ground on your battery if that doesnt work put it on the positive. Sorry i remember doing this in my camaro dont remember if its pos or neg but you are suppose to hook that wire to somthing on the parking break. Hooking it straight to the battery will bypass the parking break safety.
It depends on the dvd player, most just need that wire to be hooked to ground. some units, you have to unhook it and reconect it every time you want to watch video. some you have to go on off, on off. The easiest way to bypass, is to get a togle switch, hook one side to ground, hook the other side to your dvd. then you can just flip the switch to make the dvd think you have engauged the park brake. hope this helps
its a safety feature, the dvd player can only work when your car is in park or if your park break is on, reason being is that the dvd player is grounded so that when your parked you can watch a movie safely, i know boring!!! so all you need to do is find where its grounded at the park break and re-ground the wire to a area that isn't a break( anywhere other then your break switch) and the dvd will play wen in motion.
what i mean by this is that there is a little switch in your centre console where when your break is on the button is down allowing power to the wire, when the break is up it releases the power giving no juice to the wire allowing the dvd player to ground and not work.
all you need is to make the wire able to work without being attached to anything other then a live ground.
i hope that helped, as i had this problem and was so frustrated until i figured it out
take care, matt
yes its saying in toorder to play dvd's u must engage parking brake which means the wire is suppose to be hooked up to the parking brake....BUT i know the trick to make it work where u can play dvd's and drive
This wire goes to the "Hot" side of the parking break switch... When the Parking Break is put on, a switch is closed, thus putting an "Earth" on this wire.. Ya can often bypass this by connecting to earth. Sometimes this wire can be "Hot" +12v so B4 doing anything with unit "On" check this wire for any Voltage.