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I have a pioneer avh-p2300dvd in my car and i hooked up the parking break input to +12 volts because i want to be able to watch dvd's while driving(for my son in passenger seat) now my screen is stuck on "screen image may appear reversed" i do not have the menue screen anymore it still plays cds and dvds no video? any sugestions?

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The parking brake (light green) connection needs to be connected to a (-) ground (black) wire, not a +12V wire. While it won't damage the unit to put +12V power to that wire, it does need to see a (-) chassis ground to view video while in motion. If changing this wire to ground still doesn't offer the solution, your Pioneer may require wiring of a relay as is necessary on several newer Pioneer navigation units.
Some Pioneer radios will still not allow video to be viewed even if the parking brake wire is grounded. For these units, I recommend using a standard 12V automotive relay (Bosch type). I would recommend consulting a professional installer if you are unsure about wiring this relay. Otherwise, if you are comfortable/knowledgeable, the instructions for wiring the relay are as follows:
85 - chassis ground86 - Blue/white stripe (remote turn-on lead from Pioneer)87 - chassis ground30 - Light green (parking brake lead of Pioneer)
The wiring of the relay will cause the parking brake lead to see the ground wire at the same time that the Pioneer actually powers up. This delay can be necessary for viewing video. An optional timing device can be wired in to do the same function such as PAC electronics' PTR-7.
The message that you are receiving for "screen image may appear reversed" is typically only visible when a reverse camera is used. For this, the Pioneer has a separate purple/white stripe wire for +12V reverse input.
I hope that this information was helpful.- Elliot

Posted on Nov 09, 2011

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