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watch dvd while driving

does anyone know where someone would hook up the bypass wire to make it so that an aftermarket stereo with a dvd player could show a movie while driving? I think it just needs a constant on but i'm not sure where to get that.
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no just hook the parking brake wire to ground and your golden
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yep just went out there and toyed with the volt reading tool

apparently it puts out around 3 volts that just need any ground anywhere in the car
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I have found something out, these people are smart that make these.


if the unit starts and the low voltage source is grounded it knows that it started grounded; that you are trying to bypass it. It needs a ground source that is a swith type, something that ungrounds then re grounds..

Anyone have any clue what type of source that starts off then on or something that starts on and flicks off for a few seconds?

I had used the switch on the windows as a test it worked great, but then when I use up or down like I normally would it turns off... this is tricky because i dont want to have to add my own switch that I have to manually flick everytime i start my car
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what unit is it? i know that the newer ones are doing what you have described. It will since hat its already grounded on startup and not allow it to be bypassed. im sure there is some other way to do it, other than making its only switch source, which youve stated you dont want to do.
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Just use a standard switch, once the engine is started you can hit the switch and it will take it to ground. I did this on a buddies jeep with a seven inch screen. He used the switch incase he got pulled over and it was playing, he could flip it and then it would read cannot view while driving.
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that was the idea i had, but you would need to switch it off and on everytime i want to use it.


Is there a way to tap into something like the little airbag light that is down under the center console or something else that always flicks on and off for a second upon turning on the car, maybe the thing that tells you to put your seat belts on

the unit is a clarion VRX765VD
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that was the idea i had, but you would need to switch it off and on everytime i want to use it.


Is there a way to tap into something like the little airbag light that is down under the center console or something else that always flicks on and off for a second upon turning on the car, maybe the thing that tells you to put your seat belts on

the unit is a clarion VRX765VD
I wouldnt tap into anything airbag related even if it is just the indicator. It should still be a output from the airbag module.

A switch wouldnt be all that annoying to switch off and on. If the screen does not come up reach down hit the switch and you are done.
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you could still do it with relays. dont ask me how but i bet you can. it should be easy. couple relays one NC and one NO but dont take my word for it id have to try it.
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you could still do it with relays. dont ask me how but i bet you can. it should be easy. couple relays one NC and one NO but dont take my word for it id have to try it.
Alot easier to run a switch though lol. It could be done with relays similar to the way that the LED door lock mod is done.
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Or you could look at the road instead :)
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jeez matt... maybe hes just trying to provide a more entertaining driving experience for his passengers! ;o)
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If it were me I'd do what bill is saying, I have my headunit hooked up to a constant power so I have to turn in on manualy when I get in and out, but it will come on with out having to turn anything else in the car on, and I like that. So I'm already used to hitting a button or swtich every time I get in, it's not annoying at all.
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Yea i'll be doing the door lock mod in the near future, i just did the power windows up and down with those modules off of jusnes

maybe doing the relays on that will teach me a secret...
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Or you could look at the road instead :)
lol yea im glad im not in NJ
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Using relays is a great idea, since only certain import cars use the idea of removing ground to drop a circuit. Just use the radio power circuit to energize the relay, and the ground circuit will be the one that's "turned on" when the circuit energizes.
If the unit doesn't like that, try the radio illumination circuit. That way, the ground won't be there unless you turn on the lights.
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mine had the same set up only being a JVC..i had to hooke that wire up to the other wire on the E-brake never had a problem again it stopped flashing that stupid i will not work light and never had a problem since.
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jeez matt... maybe hes just trying to provide a more entertaining driving experience for his passengers! ;o)

Ditto. I have about 5-6 gigabytes of music videos that im going to setup so taht passengers can watch music vids when im driving. I have one screen.

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in reply to what george said, it needs to always be grounded while watchin a video but if its on the ground when the car starts it doesnt count it as on, it needs to think the ground switches off then back on, i think that if I ran something that pulsed and completed a circuit for a very short time to something that was normally ground when it was done using it as a circuit it would sit as a ground again, i'm just not sure what does that in the car..
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