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Fitting Pioneer AVH-P5900DVD Need Help!

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by thedozyone, May 29, 2009.

  1. thedozyone
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    thedozyone New Member

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    [May 29, 2009]
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    Hi

    I'm new to Audi but have to say I'm loving it :D

    I have a 2005 2 litre TDi S-line Saloon

    I'm trying to fit a Pioneer AVH-P5900DVD but it needs to be connected to the handbrake line.

    Anyone done this???

    What colour wire is it?

    Cheers

    :racer:
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of Audi.
    I've been here 6 months now - having spent 10 years with the Mazda gang!

    I know this doesn't directly answer your question but all that wire is, is an earth connection.

    I don't know about the Audi - but most cars make an earth connection when you apply the handbrake - thus completing the circuit for the 'handbrake warning light' on the dash. If the Audi is the same there'll be a sprung loaded connection with a wire attached to it (probably brown for earth on the Audi) - this will be the wire to connect to.

    That said though - and considering my first paragraph:

    Connecting to this means that your DVD screen will only work when your handbrake is applied - and therefore the car is stationary.

    If you just connect it to an earth - the screen will 'always work' - even when the car is on the move..........just don't get caught watching Fast and Furious by the Rozzers - whilst driving!

    I did this on my last car, and have to say it's no more distracting that having Sat Nav on.:huh:

    Rich
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    I have the AVH P4000 double din unit , and it isn't an earth, they have made it more clever than that somehow. I had to buy a little box of electronics to allow mine to work when handbrake off. I got it from Ebay.com, was around £20. I tried the old earth trick and it deffo didnt work for me. I will look for a linky now and edit accordingly

    This is what i have
    http://cgi.ebay.com/PIONEER-VIDEO-L...4|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50
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    [May 29, 2009]
    Hi guys

    Thanks for the quick responses, I would prefer to wire up to the handbrake. Does anyone have a wiring diagram to trace the colour??

    Cheers

    Mark

    P.S

    Byzan, are there any UK stockists on this bypass box?

    Cheers
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