E51 Fitting a drop down DVD in place of the rear screen in E51

Dana20000

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Hi all, have just removed my rear monitor and want to put up an xtrons drop down DVD. Have read on here that some people have done this but I need help in finding the relevant wiring. Was hoping to tap into a couple of wires on the original loom that supplied the previous oem screen. Need to find a permanent live and one that powers up when the ignition turns on. Any help appreciated, or if there's another way? Thanks
 

Madfish

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Not having taken a look myself there should be at least a constant 12v supply up there and more than likely a switched... Best way is to check with a multimeter if possible

As for any source signals (video/audio) that aren't getting enraged locally from the xtrons unit you will have to run new cables as the factory wiring wouldn't build suitable for an aftermarket unit
 

Dana20000

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Have tried testing the ‘holes’ in the connector one by one but the end of my tester is just too large to get a good connection. May have to push the end of a paper clip in there to try and test or cut the plug off the old screen leaving some wire to test off when I plug it back in. That’s why I was hoping that I could find a wiring diagram or somebody who knew the wires to choose. Would save so much time if I could find the info.
 

Dana20000

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Not too worried about the av connection, may run a new AV cable and wire in to the plugs in the back so the kids can play movies on the DVD player in the roof.
 

Harvo

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I tested all the wires when I fitted my Xtrons unit and they were all dead. Once you disconnect the original HU/Navi the power to the original rear screen is lost. I ended up taking a permanent live from the interior light (one above the sliding door) and fitting a separate switch inline to turn the dvd on/off.