Originally Posted by ruggedjeep
Got some interior goodies
Pioneer p4000 Just finished installing it about an hour ago.
So these units that play DVD need to be wired into the parking brake to the only time you could actually watch any movies is when your at a stop. Obviously i had to bypass that. Researched some forums and this what needed to be done. A push button momentary switch.
Does it have to be a push button momentary switch? Are you still connecting it to the parking brake wire on the van module? What about the speed sensor? Would this switch give you access to the GPS functions as well? I considered putting a SPDT switch on my parking brake line to get complete GPS & iPod functions.
I have an Eclipse AVN5510 that has GPS, DVD, Backup Camera & iPod. With the proper hookup, once you start moving, most of the GPS functions are locked out & I'm sure that the DVD functions are gone. What really gets me is that they have limited the iPod functions by only allowing me to have access to about 6 albums of songs.
I've considered purchase of the Kenwood DNX8120 that uses Garmin GPS & has lots of other bells & whistles mainly because the Eclipse doesn't dim very well when the radio or iPod screens are on at night. The screen is way too bright & distracting. I was told that even though it is wired to my dimmer switch, the Eclipse will only dim a preset amount because it uses voltage as a dimmer function.