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Hooking stereo to parking brake

I am trying to hook my stereo to my parking brake. I am not sure if I am hooking it up right. I am hooking the stereo to the blue cable on the brake switch. Is this the right cable? If not where would the correct one be located. I have a 2003 dodge durango. Please Help. Rebecca

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  • aklunder72 Dec 08, 2008

    I have the Pioneer AVIC-D1 how would i go about doing this for my unit? I just hook up the wire that is supposed to go to the parking brake to a toggle switch then ground the toggle switch and I'm golden?

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Don't even bother hooking it up to the e-brake. You can bypass the e-brake. Take the peach-colored wire and ground it to metal inside the dash. Put a toggle switch inline on the wire and mount it somewhere you can reach it. When you get the blue screen when starting a movie, open the switch for 3-5 seconds, then close it again to reapply the ground. Your movie will start up, and you can then drive away with it playing. The bonus is that you can play a DVD while driving, and you also don't have to worry about tapping into the wrong wire and potentially damaging the head unit.

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