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dvd player cuts out when I start the engine

Postby buster » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:59 pm

I have an in car dvd player which works fine when the ignition is on. However as soon as I start the engine the sound goes really muffled and then a few seconds later it turns off. Ive tried running it direct from the battery to rule out the option of bad power and earth but it does the same thing
Has anyone any ideas? Would it be the speaker wiring, im stumped on this one

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Re: dvd player cuts out when I start the engine

Postby mike_01 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:31 pm

Not sure if it applies to aftermarket dvd players but some will only run when engine is off, think they pick up the extra voltage (from alternator) and turn off to stop you driving and watching a movie, might need a voltage stabilzer to set the voltage at 12-13 volt so the unit won't pick up the spike,

Does the unit have 2+1 like the cd players do, the earth (black) common (red) and ignition (yellow) wire? if so have you tried not connecting the ignition wire? so only leaving the common?

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Re: dvd player cuts out when I start the engine

Postby npm2 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:51 pm

I know that there is usually an extra wire attached to the DVD players that has to be wired to the handbrake for example so it cant be played when driving. That could be the problem! Any pics of the the back of the player?Might help us a bit!
I did a short cut on it before in my old celica, I wired it to the clock instead and it worked fine! :mrgreen:

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Re: dvd player cuts out when I start the engine

Postby buster » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:59 pm

Cheers guys will give another bash tommorow

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Re: dvd player cuts out when I start the engine

Postby mike_01 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:23 am

Good point missed that one :lol: would be easier to to attach it to the live wire :wink:

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Re: dvd player cuts out when I start the engine

Postby k900 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:49 am

It's usually a pink wire


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