i'm installing a Kenwwod Excelon stereo with a back-up camera. there's a wire on back of the stereo that is supposed to get hooked up to parking brake sensor. Does anyone know where that is in my 2000 E350 Econoline Sportsmobile? thanks
E-350 V-10; Penthouse, Custom Interior
The reason for that wire is so that you cannot watch DVD's unless the parking brake is on. I think most people bypass it by grounding it, but I'm not 100% sure.
Exactly! Don't hook it up! I don't condone watching DVDs while driving but I did find it important to be able to access this while driving occasionally to help the kids get a movie started. I had mine run to a bigger TV in the back that they watch, but controlled from the front DVD receiver up front. I had to ground my wire, but they don't all work the same way. Eventually I put it on a toggle switch so I could turn the DVD on the front small screen at any time.
Besides DVDs, some of the stereos even restrict GPS input functions. I agree with the others. Just ground it out. Its to protect from stupid, but I think anybody on this forum can take care of themselves.