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JCS05Rubi 07-12-2007 10:35 AM

Jensen in dash dvd player
Ok electronic gurus, I need some info. I got a Jensen vm-9511 for free in working condition. Its a 7" touch screen, in dash dvd player.

First of all, is it even worth putting in the Jeep, or save for my next vehicle when I sell my Rubi?

Second, what would be involved in installing this in my Rubi? I have factory 7 speaker / sub and single cd player. I assume its more in depth than just hooking in a cd player wiring harness and install kit?

dj_chizzle 07-12-2007 10:38 AM

i don't think you'd need more than the wiring harness and install kit. for what it's worth i say do it and put your factory radio in storage so you can reinstall that when you sell the vehicle.

JCS05Rubi 07-12-2007 11:46 AM

Alrighty, thanks. Ill wait untill some others chime in though, because this thing has wiring up the ying-yang! Control modules, antennas, TV antennas, radio harness..all kindsa crap :p

dj_chizzle 07-12-2007 11:55 AM

i think you can even hook up a rear bumper camera to that thing, you know, to check out that rock you just climbed over ;)

debruins 07-12-2007 01:46 PM

or better yet one right infront of you diff to see if your gonna hit a rock!!

for me it would be way to complicated and daunting to even try, i would just sell it and buy something i wanted or needed, but if you think you can figure out how to do it it would be really cool!

vin211 07-12-2007 02:48 PM

Well lets say you get $500 for it. You can get a really good hooker for $500 or 500 really ugly hookers for $1. Use your judgement on what you want to do with it.

JCS05Rubi 07-12-2007 08:54 PM

So no one here has hooked up a DVD player in a Wrangler, or even any vehicle? Wheres Triple at.. hes got the high school tech thing going on! :)

4.0l sahara 07-12-2007 09:45 PM

your selling the rubi so save it.:D

4.0l sahara 07-12-2007 09:51 PM

Or don't sell the rubi and put it in the jeep.:D

Buffalo97 07-13-2007 03:48 PM

I'll take it off your hands if you don't feel like bothering with it. I'll pay shipping too.

I'll give you my CD player too... Plays all cds CDR's, Burned, ripped,

skeeter 07-13-2007 04:08 PM

JCS05Rubi 07-13-2007 05:30 PM

Awesome, thanks skeeter. Didnt see that when I checked out the DVD player on the internet:rolleyes:

Buffalo, I already have a factory CD player, dont really need another. I cant really sell it either, I would feel bad. My father pissed off a lot of his employees by keeping it for me, and not giving it to them. Not to mention my sis was PISSED when she found out I got it, and daddys-girl didnt :p :flipoff: I just dont want to put it in, and have to tell him that some @#%%#$*%#$* from "B-MORE YO!" decided he wanted it more :chair: :) Ill check out whats involved later and let yall know, incase you were wondering.

Levinoss 07-13-2007 05:33 PM

Your selling your rubi? For anther jeep hopefully?


JCS05Rubi 07-13-2007 07:40 PM

Id really rather not go into detail about it and offend any of the hardcore jeepers here :) Let me say that I love my Rubi, I really do, and I am not planning on selling it TOMMORROW. Just not planning on keeping it forever (originally I was):cool:

4.0l sahara 07-13-2007 09:28 PM

should be a cool project can we get pics of it.:D

JCS05Rubi 07-14-2007 08:58 AM

Of the dvd player, or it installed in the vehicle?

4.0l sahara 07-14-2007 09:02 AM


JCS05Rubi 07-14-2007 09:11 AM

dj_chizzle 07-14-2007 09:29 AM

wow, that am a MUTHA F'N lotta wires!:eek:

JCS05Rubi 07-14-2007 11:28 AM

I know, right! But think about this way... it has an SD media card slot in the headunit, which is what my cell phone (palm pilot phone) and my digital camera use. My laptop also has an SD media card slot, so I could just toss my music on that and go, without having to buy anymore cds. Also, it is Ipod and xm/sirius ready, although I already have XM and Sirius recievers at my house, and refuse to buy an IPOD.

Plus, think about this too. Pick up your favorite girl (in this cause my gf/fiance'..w/e) and take her out to a good woods trail. Maybe something that crosses a creek by the moonlight or something. Have the top/doors off and park there in the woods, where nothing but a Jeep can get to, and pop in a movie. Have a little picnic in the Jeep, watch a movie, maybe pitch a tent and spend the night there, or just have some fun after the movie and go home :D :D Sounds like a good idea to me anyway :)

BTW, that program you sent me to didnt do too much skeeter :( Just told me what I already knew. 1 1/2 din stock, and what color wires are what. Since I plan on taking it out in less than a year, Id rather try to find a wiring harness than have to solder then twice in a year. Im gonna stop at best buy on the way home from the red cross. Damn people called my house twice a day for the last 3 weeks. Finally said theyd give me a 10 dollar gas card to drive out of my way to one of their places, so I figured they must be desperate and made an apointment for today (no gas card though.. id feel like crap using it). Apprently A negative is a rare blood type? I dunno.. Ill let yall know what best buy says about dvd players in a TJ

JCS05Rubi 07-14-2007 03:44 PM

Alright, I am trying to get this STOOOPID thing installed :mad:

I hate putting radios in cars lol. Well, the butane powered sodering iron litterally exploded while I was 5 wires in, and turned me into a fireball.. That was fun, especially with my GF freaking out and crying, rather than putting me out or calling 911 lol.

Now I have another problem. I cant seem to get power to the new radio. I can get power to the old, so no blown fuses etc. but the new one just wont turn on. I have all the wires connected except the Cell Phone wire and the power antenna wire. I also have the control module hooked up.

I am using the metal plate behind the headunit, to ground out the "Emergancy barking brake" wire so it will turn on. Is that good enough or do I need to actually splice into the Ebrake wires? I only want to test the radio, NOT install it right now.

Also, I am holding the power wire INTO the radio;s harness. When I caught fire, It got ripped out of the plug.... Besides the fact that I have no Idea where to hook it up, does anyone have a trick to reinstalling these clips into the harness? This is a pic of what came out, and teh black connector is where it goes. I tried pushing it back into the connector, even got a butter knife and pushed it in real good, but it just came right back out.

Triple88a 07-14-2007 08:39 PM

so the head unit is the same size as the stock right.. just the screen sticks out. Most of it should be just this plug and play. Obviously dvd players have so many inputs and outputs so it might all seem confusing from that pic.. sort it out and i'm pretty sure more than half of those wires wont even be used. If you want dvd in ur rig.. i'd say do it. I dont know if it will be much better than a stock system since 7.1 system is hard to beat. The ebrake thing.. dont even worry about it. i dont know for sure but i think it requires a ground. So connect it to a ground and see if it turns on. Basically its a "safety" so the dvd play a movie unless the vehicle is parked so the driver cant watch it while driving.

as for that plug there should be a little cut that you have to push out from the other way so it snaps into place. .. if that dont work.. super glue it.

hardy1531 07-14-2007 09:14 PM

Hooked that model up in my buddy's Titan a few weeks ago. It works good. Yea the e brake thing is kinda tricky. I usually install a switch to turn it on and off. This way if the 5-0 pull u over u can flip the switch and it won't play DVDs. Trust me here in TN they will pull u over for such. Triple is right you won't use about half of the wires. Check with Circuit City, They carry plugs for most model radios so all you have to do is plug it into a factory harness. makes it so much easier. U will probally still have to hook up some of the other wires but it shouldn't be a big deal. I think it will make your factory system sound better. Good luck let me know if you need any help installing.

Levinoss 07-15-2007 02:15 AM

WoW, imo the only good thing about those butane soldering irons is they make good cig lighters. Hope your ok man?

Odhinn left his yellow one over here, had to use it to light a cig or two when I lost my lighter. -.-

Post some pics once you get done installing it, does it have like a screen that comes out?


Triple88a 07-15-2007 02:46 AM


Originally Posted by Levinoss (Post 104276)
Post some pics once you get done installing it, does it have like a screen that comes out?

It seems like it does :) a 7" screen folds out.

I use a soldering gun i found at Radioshack .. 5 years.. no problems..

Levinoss 07-15-2007 02:52 AM


Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 104290)
It seems like it does :) a 7" screen folds out.

I use a soldering gun i found at Radioshack .. 5 years.. no problems..

Yea, I dident see one in the pic and got confused. =/


Triple88a 07-15-2007 03:09 AM

I'm with you though I want pics when its installed ^ I've never seen some 1 go that big as far as radio goes in a wrangler :)

Levinoss 07-15-2007 04:01 AM


Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 104293)
I'm with you though I want pics when its installed ^ I've never seen some 1 go that big as far as radio goes in a wrangler :)

Me personally I wouldent put anything that expensive in it. >.<

I dont even like keeping my Jeep magazines (jeep porn) in my back seat.


JCS05Rubi 07-15-2007 06:27 AM

Well, I am still not comfortable doing it, but the radio was free. When my pops first gave it to me, he baggered me about putting it in the wrangler. I kept telling him it would get stolen in a week. Finally I gave in and said ok fine Ill put it in :p Apparently a lot of younger guys at his work were not happy that he took the radio (despite the fact that hes the manager..). Anyway, Ill stop by circuit city today if they are opened, but I dont really see a a reason. I have all the wires connected except the Pink ebrake wire, which I held against the metal braket behind the radio to ground it out, and the power antenna & cell phone wire. Everything else is hooked up, but I cant get the darn thing to turn on :mad: It probably has something to do with this power wire that got ripped out... I dont know which of the 2 holes it goes in, and I cant get it to "clip" into the harness. Even on the smaller hole, after I jam it in, it pops right back out. Sucks too, cause itll pop out, hit something metal, short itself, and blow 3 fuses :p

JCS05Rubi 07-15-2007 08:12 AM

Super glue trick worked. It turns on!! Now I have to figure out this mute problem. It has a picture of a cell phone, and a mute symbol next to it. Wont go away, and its obviously muted because of it. I tried grounding the "Cell phone" wire, that didnt help. Gotta do more research! With any luck, some time near the end of today, I should have some fully installed pics.

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