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I think it is true for all in dash dvd players, it is illegal to have a tv there unless you have that function. However, they all can be disabled by grounding the wire that goes to your ebrake sensor. I did it on my kenwood ddx and it works fine when im driving.
 

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Having your parking brake 1 click up will probably do the trick, also.
 

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Pull the parking brake till it clicks once. Your "BRAKE" idiot light will come on - that will fool the eclipse into thinking that you are parked.

I think playing video while driving is not very smart and there is a reason why they added this extra check before allowing dvd playback. Hope you are doing it for the passangers...
 

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Originally posted by CHINORAY@Mar 7 2005, 06:56 PM
TO BYPASS IT ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GROUND THE PARK BRAKE WIRE. THAN YOU CAN WATCH MOVIES WHEN YOU DRIVE
Watch the caps there body and we all know there is a way around it but it is illegal and not factory implemented for a reason. Its about as safe as reading the paper and driving.
 

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thats exactly what I do, my friends enjoy watching the music videos when im driving, plus i love it when people drive by me and are staring at my car cuz they can see the tv playing. I have to admit though on long trips on an empty road it can make time go by faster by taking a few glances at the tv.
 

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Watching video while driving = accident = vehicular manslaughter = jailtime and lawsuit...don't be a dumbass, it's just not worth it!

BTW - Anyone caught helping someone to bypass the safety lockout could also be deemed liable in a civil and/or criminal case. Some of you may want to edit your post.
 

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I guess this thread can be quoted in our "Funny quotes from SL" thread...
 

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As I have stated in a previous post, if the manufacturers don't stop making video products that are viewable by the driver. The feds will step in and do it for them. When you have an accident and someone dies because you felt that you needed to play GT4 while driving, I wouldn't want to be you, the installer, the retailer, the manufacturer or the UPS guy who delivered it.
There was a case in AK where a hwy death was blamed on a driver watching DVD. The driver managed to escape criminal prosecution. Video manufacturers breathed a sigh of relief. If it was proven that was the cause, that family would own a piece of all of them!
 

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The AK case - was it about a guy in a truck who killed someone? I think the police figured out that this dvd had this playback protection disabled, but he still got away.
 

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ok, I guess you guys misunderstood what I meant, I said on an empty road where no one is around I take a few glances at my music videos. If there is any cars around I dont look at the tv at all, and even when there is no one around I dont stare at it, i said few glances like 1 or 2 seconds tops. I dont watch movies or play video games or anything like that.
 

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One or two seconds is enough time for a little kid or an animal to run out in front of your car and be hit. More than that, though, even if you NEVER intentionally look over at the screen, it's a HUGE distraction.
 
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