20 Most Recent Alpine CVA-1003 Car Video Player Questions & Answers


I connect my alpine cva 1003 to valor dv-169T dvd

if evrything is ok with the dvd (make sure the dvd is working fine), you need to hook up the yellow/ blue wires and yellow / black wires one for parking breack and the other for the breack chek the diagram on top of the alpine radio .
8/8/2013 1:49:53 PM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Aug 08, 2013


I Had to read your post several times to determine your problem. I think that you are saying that the screen displays," picture off for your safety". If this is the case, you need to ground the parking brake wire to view video.
9/13/2012 12:14:45 AM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Sep 13, 2012

Wont show video

First I would check if video jack is connected and installed correctly and if still video don't know i would return it because obviously it broken.
1/3/2012 9:35:00 PM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Jan 03, 2012

I dont know whats wrong

You have to disable the emergency brake bypass. From what I remember there are two wires on the back of the radio one for the brake and one for the emergency brake. One of the wires is a blue yellow and the other one may be a light green. But you have to trigger the brake wire twice and trigger the emergency brake wire once in order for the video to play. The brake has a positive trigger and the emergency brake has a negative trigger.
3/10/2011 3:36:31 AM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Mar 10, 2011

I don't have the wiring diagram for my alpine cva


You can view, download and print the instruction manual with the wiring diagram in PDF format by clicking this link.

On the page which opens, click on the "Download" button to download and save the manual.

The installation and wiring details are givem on pages 45-53 of this manual.

Please note: Adobe PDF Reader is required to view this manual. Download Adobe Reader

Hope this solves your problem. Kindly let me know if you have any difficulty in downloading the manual.

Thanks for using FixYa.
2/12/2011 9:27:06 AM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Feb 12, 2011

Can't get the lock screen to play.

You must hook up the brake wire in this case you'll be available to watch only when the brake is applied or if you want to avoid it, check the local law first about driving wile watching a video, usually in most of the states this is prohibited. After that if you'll like to unlock this is the way;
Just hook up the brake wire to ground (don't do the connection to the brake instead of, connect it to ground) and you will have unlocked the screen at all the times, but it is your responsibility because you may get a ticket for drive wile watching a video.
1/13/2011 3:28:53 PM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Jan 13, 2011

I have a alpine cva1003 and cant get the screen

In order for the video to work you need to hook up both the parking and the foot brake leads so you would have to press in the foot brake pull the ebrake let up on the foot brake then the video should come up but if u want to watch videos all the time moving or stopped youll need to do some custom work so:

Short of making a microprocessor to do the sequence the easiest way is the two switch method. just mount two switches together and do the sequence.

Although the idea of only one switch and the foot brake hooked up correctly might work too.

The best way to go about it is to hook up the system as is should be and use a voltmeter to see what voltage changes are on the lines. Then hook up the switches accordingly.

hope that helps!!
12/2/2010 11:04:37 PM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Dec 02, 2010

I need the wire harness

try pacparts.com
8/26/2010 9:30:46 PM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Aug 26, 2010

Sound but no pic

hold down the setup button until the menu comes up. press the '6' button. press the '6' button until "expand box" is hi-lighted. press 'up/>>l' button.
worked for me. good luck.
7/30/2010 10:39:13 PM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Jul 30, 2010

How to bypass alpine cva 1003 to play movies while driving

legally, you don't.
7/16/2010 10:11:34 AM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Jul 16, 2010

Sound comes on but, on the screen it says for ur

if connected properly you would have to hold the foot brake then set the emergency brake then release the foot brake and the video should play. If not the unit is not connected properly
6/15/2010 8:52:53 PM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Jun 15, 2010

IPod connexion to Alpine CVA 1003R

Yes it can work. but you can only use the audio feature of your iPod and not the video. Try to look for a cable with RCA (red/white) connector and a stereo jack on the other end. Connect the RCA cable where the cd changer connects and the stereo jack to your iPod.

6/7/2010 5:38:19 PM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Jun 07, 2010

Hi my display does not come on

If you don't see the Alpine logo while booting up then the florescent bulb for the LCD must be burnt.
4/25/2010 11:31:16 AM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Apr 25, 2010

I cant see the video

remember it is illegal and dangerous to drive with video on in front seat.
Not sure what model, but most likely this will work. Radio Shack2_bing.gif will have parts.

If its for an Alpine there are 2 switches needed.
1. A toggle to simulate e brake
2. A momentary (push button-PB)simulate the regular brake.

Both switches should go to ground, if I recall. If not put 12 volts on PB switch.
Procedure is as follow press regular brake(PB) and hold. Turn toggle on off and on again, release PB

Let me know if you have more questions.
2/25/2010 12:14:44 AM • Alpine CVA-1003... • Answered on Feb 25, 2010
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