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Mlebout 09-11-2011 07:47 AM

DVD on while driving
 
Has anyone tried bypassing the parking brake switch, in order to get DVD on main console while driving?
Was thinking of adding a switch to parking brake wiring and wondering what else it might affect.
Would rather not install MyGig, as I understand you loose some functions.

Thanks,

BuckeyeSRT 09-11-2011 08:43 AM

Re: DVD on while driving
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mlebout (Post 482540)
Has anyone tried bypassing the parking brake switch, in order to get DVD on main console while driving?
Was thinking of adding a switch to parking brake wiring and wondering what else it might affect.
Would rather not install MyGig, as I understand you loose some functions.

Thanks,

I would rather not have that distraction from texting while I drive. :D

kxc223 09-11-2011 09:56 AM

Re: DVD on while driving
 
Yeah, texting, shaving, reading the newspaper and eating pretty much take up most of my attention while driving but I guess watching a movie wouldn't hurt.
Seriously besides it being illegal in most places why would you even want this?

ColdCase 09-11-2011 10:21 AM

Re: DVD on while driving
 
BTW, it may take more than a parking brake switch. I think there is also speed and transmission gear on the com bus to fake out. This may be the reason you lose a few features with MyGig or lockpick, or others.

Oh, one may want this feature because the passenger may be interested in a movie and may not want to look goofy sitting alone in the rear seat :)

Mlebout 09-11-2011 05:35 PM

Re: DVD on while driving
 
Of course, it's for the passengers. I don't have the rear entertainment option. This way I don't need to talk on long drives...

Thanks Coldcase. You're probably right.

Robey5 09-12-2011 09:56 AM

Re: DVD on while driving
 
I can understand that people are not crazy about plunking down the wampum for the Lockpick, but this is really worth your time and money to invest if you want to have DVD on while driving...

andylcg 10-27-2011 08:15 AM

Re: DVD on while driving
 
I live in a state where you cant have a DVD playing up Front, I know my Jeep is capably of doing so, I think the Dealer/Jeep locked that option when they sent it to this state. Is there anyway to unlock this?

jeepster23 10-27-2011 11:36 AM

Re: DVD on while driving
 
^^If your in park and cant play a dvd then it is most likely locked and Yes your dealer can enable it with the starscan tool.

Andrew Klossner 10-27-2011 01:44 PM

Re: DVD on while driving
 
But you're not missing much. DVD picture quality is pretty awful, at least on the 430N.

ajs800 10-27-2011 03:06 PM

Re: DVD on while driving
 
typically it deactivates the VSS (vehicle speed sensor), which monitors the movement and speed for GPS purposes. If it is inactive, everything will work as if it's sitting still. This is what the lockpick does in my Tahoe and I know most work the same way. It has nothing to do with your brake. And I agree with the above statement...you're not missing much.

TOW1053 10-27-2011 03:40 PM

Re: DVD on while driving
 
here's the link to purchase the Mygig Lockpick , I have one and it works great . http://www.coastaletech.com/MYGIG.htm

DrLocke 10-27-2011 03:59 PM

Re: DVD on while driving
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BuckeyeSRT (Post 482566)
I would rather not have that distraction from texting while I drive. :D

haha...now that's funny.


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