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Kenwood I have an indash navi, I am looking into purchasing a new system. I hate it because I cannot navigate while driving. An installer advised if I purchase any Kenwood model (ie: Kenwood DNX8120) I am able to access all points in the navigation and watch a dvd if I choose while the car is in motion without rigging the system, however, I contacted Kenwood directly and they advised me that is not possible. I do not want to throw away money on yet another system and find there is nothing different between this pile of garbage and the new garbage. I want to make sure I do not void a warranty, I can access all points on my navi, as well as, use all features (speed etc). please someone help me.

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I bought the Kenwwod DNX7120 today 11/24/2008 All I did got a 12gauge or smaller grade about 6" long took the parking brake female out ( the plastic thing that connects to the side prong place on the pedal strip both sides of cable, one side obout 1/2 inch and put into the female plastic casing and plug it back in, took the other side strip it 2 iiches and loop it around the metal holder of the switch an put some tape. So you can press the parking pedal if needed and everything stays in place no dangling wiere. Very easy. you can watch video or use the phone book and make a call. wiout having to press the parking brake. WARNING!!!! DRIVE SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

I have a 7100 and everything works while moving all you do is ground the p brake wire . should not void warranty because if you install the wire according kenwood it gets grounded when you apply the p brake anyway...

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

Wire the video wire to the hazard light switch.

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You can do it on the dnx7100 as well as the dnx7120. I have had both systems. the installer needs to mess with a couple wires. the sales guy you were talking to is trying to up sell you. the only benifit I see in the dnx8120 is its bluetooth ready..

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