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Aftermarket Stereo with Factory Rear DVD System

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by YamahaDrtRdr, July 29, 2007.

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    1. YamahaDrtRdr

      YamahaDrtRdr New Member

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      I recently purchased an in-dash multimedia reciever (Dual XDVD8265), but ran into a problem installing it. Once you remove the factory stereo the rear entertainment system will no longer work, bummer right? My plan was to have the rear screen be a secondary monitor for the in-dash unit. (Basically I wanted play movies from the front, have it also show from the back, and have sound from the speakers)

      I had to figure out how to power the rear system without the factory headunit. So I pulled down the rear player to find out what color wires were coming and going from it. I matched them with ones coming in and out of the harness behind the headunit. 3 matched, a tan, blue/pink, and a green/black. I narrowed it down to the green/black wire. So I soldered this green/black wire to a switched power source (same one used for the new headunit). Now I can power the rear entertainment system without the factory headunit.

      Outcome: I can watch a movie from the front and back while listening through the speakers -OR- friends can watch a movie in the back using wireless headphones, while I can listen to music in the front(or watch a different movie)

      The reason I posted this was because when I tried searching for a solution on this website, all I found was new threads asking for help, but no response.(or it was solved using e-mail and wasnt posted in a forum for everyone else to view) Hope this helped someone else trying to figure out what to do.
       
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    3. chaseracer22

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      hey i know this is an old thread but hopefully youll get this...
      iv got a valor 700w as my headunit well its not in yet, so you are saying that the back headunit thing isnt going to work or it doesnt have power. because i was wanting to take that out and put a small monitor there. and how did you get yours out and do you know the demensions?
       
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      ive tried this, and it didnt work. how do you get the screens to play the same thing. do you have to hook up any other wires.
       
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      Thanks for sharing this info. I did exactly as you described and it worked perfectly!
       
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      ok, just wondering what year this applies to?? i had tried to do the same thing, but what i did was buy an aftermarket harness for the deck and subwoffer, and the light for the dvd on button turns on. after fooling around with the dvd wiring, if i had connected a 12v source to the dvd green/black wire, the dvd player turns on and shuts off after a few seconds. did you guys run into the same problem. how did you guys install the deck, cut the factory harness for the headunit, or did you buy a aftermarket harness???
       
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      Have you found a fix to this? I have the 04 ford explorer and am doing the same but the dvd player comes on then of again.
       
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      I have a 05 mountaineer and I have a pioneer avh-601ex but can't get the rear screen to work.
       
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      Hi.
      I have a 2005 Lincoln aviator and im trying to keep my rear factory dvd player. I bought a pioneer radio, the steering wheel control retainer and the 5 volt wiring harness. Any help on what I can do to keep the dvd player would be most helpful. Thank you in advance.
      Rose. voodoo.chyld21@gmail
       

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