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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Is there a way to DISABLE the factory DVD (in Park) restriction?

I have a '14 Rubicon on order and have been doing some research on the 430 Nav radio I ordered it with. I have seen it will only play DVD's when in PARK (not sure how it is wired with a 6spd manual as I will have).

I want my passengers to be able to watch movies on road trips, how do I make this work while driving

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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
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After remembering how most aftermarket units are designed, I bet it is looking for the parking break application, not transmission selection.

Someone must have re-wired or tricked the DVD player somehow...

EDIT- GOOGLE search was more helpful....
http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-write-ups...ing-fix-60388/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f292/...iving-1300733/
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/byp...ve-157165.html
http://www.**********.org/f50/making...ing-17712.html
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Unread 08-06-2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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I've seen them wired to the parking brake, so when it's engaged a wire grounds out so the DVD player works, it's just a matter of grounding out that wire to trick the player
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Unread 08-06-2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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We always just cut the wire that was supposed to go to the parking brake an wired in a toggle switch an grounded it to something, the toggle switch being in case you get pulled over you can flip it an it won't work, "supposedly" you can get a ticket or it's illegal or something to watch a DVD while driving from the front cd/DVD player, how true that is I don't full know we just wired it that way just in case they wanted to check or whatnot
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Unread 08-06-2013, 01:04 PM   #5
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Yeah, after further research, these newer cars are way smarter than that. Supposedly they share data on the CAN bus (kind of an internal Internet of shared info for the car).

Lockpick is the electronic interface that makes it work, along with a whole bunch more options that should work from the factory... Nav input, iPhone album art, iPhone video, etc...

But it's pricey and currently on back order. $350!
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Unread 08-07-2013, 12:44 AM   #6
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For $200 get a new dvd player,ground the wire and life is good.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 09:54 AM   #7
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its like $290.. but its called Lockpick. Removes all speed control disabled functions

http://www.coastaletech.com/MYGIG.htm
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Unread 08-07-2013, 10:07 AM   #8
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I know Iím not going to be very popular with you guys but enabling movies to play in the front is just plain dangerous for all involved. The potential for the driver to look over at it while driving is a real threat. You could end up with serious injuries or even fatalities from a head-on or rear ending a vehicle.

Install some headrest units instead. As far as the passenger goes, well they would be out of luck. Another option for everyone would be to get a few of those hand held cd players, probably a lot cheaper too.

Ok you can start throwing rocks now; Iíve got my helmet on.
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