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Old 07-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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Dvd only plays while in park

Is there a remedy to play your DVDs while the vehicle is moving... 2013 jeep wrangler

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Old 07-01-2013, 08:03 PM   #2
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Lockpic is the only thing I know that will let you bypass it.

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Old 07-01-2013, 08:15 PM   #3
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I know on aftermarket systems there is a wire (usually pink on aftermarket) that runs to a ground when the car is parked (generally the parking break). This is to levy the audio companies responsibility for you wrecking because you were watching a movie while rolling. I would always just locate that wire (from a wiring schematic) and find a good ground point on the frame and ground it. That would allow it to work while you move. Not sure about a factory system though?
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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Hello!

You would need to purchase an item called a Lockpick (available at www.coastaletech.com). It allows you to bypass the Park-only DVD restriction. When I installed my MyGig, I intentionally passed on the Lockpick because I thought it would be very distracting to drive with the DVD player on...even if it was for the kids/wife to watch.

I don't recommend trying to watch a DVD while driving, but that is your choice! And short of "hot-wiring" the unit yourself, you'll need to purchase a Lockpick.

Good Luck!

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Old 07-01-2013, 08:45 PM   #5
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I had the aftermarket unit in my last Jeep wired to show movies while driving. I can assure you that the Spongebob Squarepants videos NEVER distracted me from driving AND it kept my granddaughter entertained on long trips together. Sanity prevailed and since she's older now, Bob has been retired and my '13 doesn't play videos.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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Hopefully, Coastal Tech has overhauled their customer service department. When I was shopping around for a similar device for my Chrysler years ago the Lockpick people were quick to answer any email questions I had.

Fast forward a year after I bought the thing and I emailed them with a problem I was having with it. They acted like I didn't exist. After probably 10 or more emails over a 2-month period I never received a reply. I tossed their garbage Lockpick in the trash and I will never have another one, even if it is given to me free.

Good luck to you Lockpick owners. Hope you never have any customer service problems with it.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:40 AM   #7
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Hey, Jeff!

Thanks for the added information...just to clarifiy, I have never had any dealings with Coastal Tech...I simply researched for options to be able to play the DVD player while driving, and they were the only aftermarket supplier I could find. I cannot speak to their customer service, but it sounds like your warning is sage advice.

Back then, I decided against the expense. At one time, it definitely would have been helpful with the kids, as PecosRiver suggested. It is always a personal choice with stuff like this, and I have no issue with someone deciding for or against the device. My personal concern was that it could be a distraction (part of an age-old debate).

To be honest, I wanted a MyGig (added it myself) because I was interested in both the GPS and MP3 capabilities. I don't think I've ever used the DVD player, except to update the unit. I absolutely love the navigation, and the music player is OK (though library management is a pain...at least on mine).

Anyway, good luck with a solution, CrazyKid! I hope this information has been helpful!

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Old 07-02-2013, 11:01 PM   #8
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I simply researched for options to be able to play the DVD player while driving, and they were the only aftermarket supplier I could find. I cannot speak to their customer service, but it sounds like your warning is sage advice.
Another option I read about on the forum is that you can send your head unit to oemautopartsco.com and supposedly they can unlock the DVD in motion and GPS functions for around $100.

Here's the thread: 2008 navigation radio work around

The title is for an '08 but I might contact them and ask if they can do it for later years. Also, a company called NAV-TV sells a DVD in-motion override module.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:25 PM   #9
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Doesn't Nav tv do this?
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:01 AM   #10
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The reason you can't play DVDs while moving is....so you don't die in a firery crash, or worse kill someone else just so you can watch family guy at 75MPH
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The reason you can't play DVDs while moving is....so you don't die in a firery crash, or worse kill someone else just so you can watch family guy at 75MPH
I understand that, it's not for myself, I have a 4, and a 6. Year old that would love to watch Disney movies during our 10 hour trip to Tennessee...
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:16 AM   #12
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Spend a hundred bucks and get a DVD player that hangs on the back of the front seat.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:00 AM   #13
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Spend a hundred bucks and get a DVD player that hangs on the back of the front seat.
The in-motion bypass also lets the passenger input a destination while moving. That's a feature I wish ours had and I might consider either the NAV-TV or the oemautopartsco.com links that I mentioned earlier to enable it.

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