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Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 11:28 pm 
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I just bought a DVD headunit.

Just wondeirng apart form AV cables is it any different t wire up from a normal head unit?
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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 10:12 pm 
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they are basicly the same cept for a light green wire in the H/U loom which is needed to hooked up to the hand brake and then maybe a switch to earth so its on when u drive and a diode to stop the hand brake light coming on the dash when u drive.
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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 12:50 am 
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they are basicly the same cept for a light green wire in the H/U loom which is needed to hooked up to the hand brake and then maybe a switch to earth so its on when u drive and a diode to stop the hand brake light coming on the dash when u drive.


Why do I need the handbrake wire? Whats it for?
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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 1:10 am 
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im pretty sure its so u can only use the unit while the handbrake is on therefore stopping u watch it while driving.... like moby fone laws etc etc...

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 3:27 am 
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Yeh, linking a DVD unit to the handbrake or auto selector switch (park) should be done. It is good in theory but i have seen too many people wathcing the DVD or TV at the lights !
BMW drivers are the worst as when the car is stationary at lights, the screen comes on but when the car moves, the screen goes off. Many need to be prompted to move using the horn :evil:

Sorry for going off topic but can you DVD head unit play DVD's containing lots of MP3's rather than video ?

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 11:40 am 
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on the pioneer it has a clamp to go on the handbrake cable and ity senses when there is voltage running thru it. Mine just so happened to get hooked on to the constant wire ;)

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 12:04 pm 
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on the pioneer it has a clamp to go on the handbrake cable and ity senses when there is voltage running thru it. Mine just so happened to get hooked on to the constant wire ;)


yeah i don't know of anyone that installed it themselves that didn't set it up to run all the time. stupid law, since if ure stupid enuff to try and watch tv while driving more than pay attention to the road, you deserve to crash

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 12:32 pm 
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When I had the Xbox in the car even when I had it running I hardly ever glanced at the screen. Thats the beauty of the Simpsons, you dont need to watch it because you know whats going on anyway

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 10:22 pm 
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When I had the Xbox in the car even when I had it running I hardly ever glanced at the screen. Thats the beauty of the Simpsons, you dont need to watch it because you know whats going on anyway


Yeah I watch TV while I drive. Im careful about it but its still stupid.

Handbrake...wahts that again? :wink:
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Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 12:05 pm 
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ItchiOne wrote:
Sorry for going off topic but can you DVD head unit play DVD's containing lots of MP3's rather than video ?

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Yes you can buy a DVD player that will play MP3's and video.

 

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