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#1 Narcosises

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:32 AM

So I'm not interested in starting a debate on the stupidity of drivers watching movies while they drive or anything like that. And yes, I understand that in some states it is illegal to have a screen in view of the driver. But I'm not here to debate these issues just try and solve my problem.

I was really hoping by having a dvd player in the console the passenger(s) could watch videos via it while the vehicle is in motion rather than having to keep a laptop out. My wife and I take lots of road trips even going across the whole country and it just gets old having the laptop out (and no the laptop isn't situated for the driver to watch, just for the individual who isn't driving). So I was disappointed to find out that the dvd playback was disabled while the vehicle was in motion. I know a buddy with a Dodge Ram whose dvd player plays while he is driving but after researching this some I'm not sure he just didn't install some aftermarket system to bypass that prevention.

So does anyone know how to enable this playback and remove this driving restriction? I really don't want to have to buy one of these $250 devices and install it. Would much rather figure out a way to do it through the interface and/or by linking up my computer to the vehicle. I'm sure there are plenty of others that are interested in unlocking the navigation features which should be a similar procedure to doing this.

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#2 50racer

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:57 PM

So I'm not interested in starting a debate on the stupidity of drivers watching movies while they drive or anything like that. And yes, I understand that in some states it is illegal to have a screen in view of the driver. But I'm not here to debate these issues just try and solve my problem.

I was really hoping by having a dvd player in the console the passenger(s) could watch videos via it while the vehicle is in motion rather than having to keep a laptop out. My wife and I take lots of road trips even going across the whole country and it just gets old having the laptop out (and no the laptop isn't situated for the driver to watch, just for the individual who isn't driving). So I was disappointed to find out that the dvd playback was disabled while the vehicle was in motion. I know a buddy with a Dodge Ram whose dvd player plays while he is driving but after researching this some I'm not sure he just didn't install some aftermarket system to bypass that prevention.

So does anyone know how to enable this playback and remove this driving restriction? I really don't want to have to buy one of these $250 devices and install it. Would much rather figure out a way to do it through the interface and/or by linking up my computer to the vehicle. I'm sure there are plenty of others that are interested in unlocking the navigation features which should be a similar procedure to doing this.

Thanks.


Here is one option www.coastaletech.com/synclockpick.htm it allows more than just watching dvd while in motion.

Edited by 50racer, 08 April 2011 - 08:58 PM.


#3 Narcosises

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:55 AM

Here is one option www.coastaletech.com/synclockpick.htm it allows more than just watching dvd while in motion.



Thanks for the option. Now just to decide if it is worth the money.

#4 MadMaxetc

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:21 PM

Good to know...

Might watch to see if the price goes down or if one comes up one ebay or CL.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:34 PM

Take the head unit out, find the wire that connects to the parking brake. Take that one and the ground, connect it to a switch that is grounded. Flip the switch twice and it should send a ground pulse to the head unit, making it think that the vehicle it stopped.

#6 jmummery

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:46 AM

Can't you just ground the unit to the metal frame the head unit secures too? All you need is just a ground to trick the truck it is in park, right?






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