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08-22-2005, 02:20 AM
How do you loop the Pioneer AVIC_N2 to watch movies when you driving? Please helps me, thanks a lot

08-22-2005, 02:26 AM
How do you loop the Pioneer AVIC_N2 to watch movies when you driving? Please helps me, thanks a lot


AVIC- N2: On the Dash unit not the Brain underneath the unit is a small silver sticker, peel this back. There are two contacts with the label "R197" or label "F197" there should be two soldier points loop a wire between those two points AND DONE!!!! Everything bypassed, THE REAL WAY TO DO IT.

AVIC-D1: Find an extra Pioneer wire harness, and pull one of the wires out. Or, if you do not use the A.ANT lead, pull that out of the harness. In the AVIC-D1 harness, there is one open spot on the connector (next to the ground wire). Put the wire into the open spot on the connector, connect the other side to ground, then re-connect the plug to the AVIC-D1. Also, you must ground the Parking Brake wire (or connect to a toggle switch if you feel the need).

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Your warranty will be voided unless you keep this mod very clean so you can undo it and they will never even notice that you did it, our Pioneer rep actually is the person who filled me in on this information. Also, Use 26 Gauge (or something close) and this is very important: DO NOT DROP SOLDIER, if you look carefully, there are traces around these two points that absolutely cannot be contacted. It was hard for me to do because these points were so small and that the wire was so thin. It is best to use a soldering iron that has a super fine tip and heats up better then most…if you feel uncomfortable with this process then take it to a electronics or computer repair shop and they could do it for you in 5 minutes and for around $5 bucks….be very careful, b/c if you touch these traces I do not know what will happen or want to know what will happen...this is like most mods, it’s a very simple mod (the easiest type you can find) although like anything a lot is at stake and could go wrong, please, if you do not feel comfortable doing this then DON’T, spending an extra $5 is worth it to get it done right…

08-22-2005, 06:28 PM
How do you loop the Pioneer AVIC_N2 to watch movies when you driving? Please helps me, thanks a lot

to my knowledge it is illegal to have movies playing while driving.

08-22-2005, 06:30 PM
Whether or not it's illegal, it's criminally stupid...and I would get out of my car and laugh at you if you got into a wreck because of it.

09-11-2005, 11:24 AM
yes i can vouch for the D1 by pass. That does work, just did it yesterday. As far as the N2, i can not say either way.

09-11-2005, 11:01 PM
I may be not understanding but how does the system know if the parking brake is applied? My understanding is that is through the light that comes on when it is applied. Why can you not tap it into another 12 V+, perhaps a constant, and control it with a switch. Is this incorrect or are you trying not to do this. I am planning on getting a N1 one day so this would help.

As for being illegal, I am 50/50 here in TN. I do know it is illegal to play **** or to remove airbags to put in TVs. I believe it is if the police want to be a jerk or not. I know the Infinity G35 will play them while in motion. (coupe = up front)

09-11-2005, 11:10 PM
just short the parking brake wire, my in dash had a parking brake wire on the back i just wired it to the camera out, works fine for me, even though i dont watch anything while driving:rolleyes:

Randy Savage
09-12-2005, 12:11 AM
I have a way to bypass the N2 video...as well as the D1...without doing much at all...FULL video (no rear camera BS).

PM me :)