My son just gave me the above DVD player as his van was written off. I'd like to install in my 2001 Pontiac Montana GT. I'll need the wiring harness and a manual not to mention some expert advice. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Did you ever get this issue resolved??? Sorry - I don't have a solution, however I own the same player & van - and even the install guy I brought it to is having a heck of a time figuring it out with this van!
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the unit is trying to read the disc. when it cant do this as a security feature so the disc is not jammed in the unit it discharges it. the reason is a dirty laser or bad disc. as im sure you have tried several disc then i would move to the last stage or repair you need to get the lazer clean there are two ways to do this send it into the shop for a servcie pro to take the unit apart and clean the lazer. but in most cases its just a little dust on the laser lens that can be removed using a laser disc cleaner you can buy them at most electronics shops that sell electronic equipment such as tvs dvds etc. they range from $5 to $40. purchase one and run it through you dvd player several times and you should be right back on track..
If you go to any Car Audio shop, you can get the installation kit, wire harness, and antenna adapter. 90% of the installation can be done at the kitchen table, then pull the factory radio and the new unit will plug into the factory harness and bolt into the factory locations. Make sure you have the vehicle with you when you get the parts so they can look at the factory radio and make sure you get the right parts. If it a factory Bose system, let a professional do it, there is rewiring that will have to be done. Hope this helps
There should be a small hole somewhere in the front of the player on or very close to the door. This is an "emergency" door latch.
If you straighten out a paper clip, you can (WITH THE POWER OFF) insert the end of the paper clip into the hole. Just inside the hole, you will feel the clip stop (about 1/2 inch). press slightly on the paper clip, and you will over ride the door latch.
If you have any doubts about doing this, contact the manufacturer first.
Some dealers installed a modulator for the radio; look under your driver's side dash to see if there is a small on/off toggle switch. If there is, flip it 'on', tune the radio to 89.1 and you should get audio.
If they haven't installed this, no problem. You can buy a modulator from most electronic stores that is used to play MP3 players through the car stereo; instead of an MP3 player, simply plug the cable into the headphone jack of your DVD player.
If you are loading a store bought DVD and that it what it say's. The transport needs to be replaced. roughly 150-200. If you are loading "burned" DVD's the format may be wrong and the unit cannot read it. Best suggestion I can give you is to first buy a "Laser Lens Cleaner" on that uses fluid. Any electronics store sells them for 15-20. Run it thru the unit a couple of times then try a clean, store bought DVD. If it plays, problem solved. With your DVD's, if you have any liquid car polish like mother's or meguiars, put a couple drops on the disc and spread around with your finger, let it set a couple then buff off with a microfiber towel. This works wonders for old scratched cd's and dvd's and helps protect new ones from getting scratched. As for the Lens cleaner, run it thru every product you have that uses discs 3 or 4 times a year, it's the best preventative maintance and only maintanance you can do on a CD player DVD or PC. Hope this helps
most all infrared headphones are interchangeable just do a search and should find plenty of sources to buy from you dont need to get gm ones.I know audiovox works as i have used these on gm vehicles before