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Old 02-04-12, 06:58 PM   #196
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I wanted to ask when connecting the wires to the switch do you guys twist and then tape it up? This is a stupid question but how do you ground the yellow wire, to get the dvd to play while driving?
You really should solder the wires to the switch to ensure a good connection and they won't fall off. As far as grounding the yellow wire, on the back of the Nav unit, there is a black box on top held on by 2 bolts. Add some wire to the yellow wire and loosen the bolt near the wire harness and wrap the yellow wire around that.
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Old 02-11-12, 08:08 PM   #197
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I have an 08 350 with ML System.

I mostly want to just be able to use the dvd player while driving (for passengers), what is the easiest/cheapest way to do this? If I have to override the navigation that is fine too but I dont use the nav anyway (its outdated and my phone is easier)

Im assuming there are more updated navigation discs than what I have in my car as it is missing a major highway (485 in Charlotte, NC). How can I find out what the latest is. I would prefer to burn or buy a burned disc but if members look down on that they do not have to point me how to do this but just let me know what the latest disc is.

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Old 02-11-12, 10:49 PM   #198
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I have an 08 350 with ML System.

I mostly want to just be able to use the dvd player while driving (for passengers), what is the easiest/cheapest way to do this? If I have to override the navigation that is fine too but I dont use the nav anyway (its outdated and my phone is easier)

Im assuming there are more updated navigation discs than what I have in my car as it is missing a major highway (485 in Charlotte, NC). How can I find out what the latest is. I would prefer to burn or buy a burned disc but if members look down on that they do not have to point me how to do this but just let me know what the latest disc is.

Thanks in advance!
If you just want to be able to watch DVD while driving, DIY way is to find the parking brake line and ground it. If you don't want to mess with the factory harness, you can get our kit:

http://www.beatsonicusa.com/beat-son...ss-module.html
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Old 02-20-12, 09:48 AM   #199
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wow... this is awesome!!! i did it and now i can press the "play" button on the screen for dvds while the car is in motion... back then, i had to wait for a red light..... i can make fone calls now too!!! GREAT post great write-up!!!
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Old 04-08-12, 10:32 PM   #200
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I have a 2006 GS 430 with ML, NAVI and DVD.

I tried the wire mod today and got the DVD to work while driving, but when I added the switch, I don't get turn by turn guidance and I still have to do the finger dance to add in a address. Does anyone know what I did wrong? I connected both pink wire (passenger side harness) and purple wire (driver side harness) from the deep inside of the dash (not coming out from the screen) to the switch. IS that correct or was I suppose to connect the it to the navi side. Thank you in advance.
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Old 04-19-12, 04:16 PM   #201
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Old 04-19-12, 08:40 PM   #202
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A friendly note/suggestion/request to vendors on this thread.

Build me a no cut kit with a nice SQUARE factory looking switch (that doesn't require me to glue and cut and perform all kinds of silicon magic) and I'm a customer. Till then I will wait.

Every third gen GS has at least one spare cut out just begging to be filled with a switch like this... many have two or more..

The goofy color light up "torpedo shaped" dongle might work fine, but is not a good match to the interior of our cars.

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Old 08-14-12, 07:25 AM   #203
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Here's my switch setup. I just did this mod yesterday. Pretty cool. Thanks for the write up and all of the follow up info. Pretty easy. Took about an hour.

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Old 09-07-12, 03:41 PM   #204
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Thanks for the awesome writeup and all the research you guys put into this! Just finished option 3 on my 07 gs450h. Using a switch the DVD, Navi & Phone options during movement works like a charm!

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I tried doing "Option 3 - Wire modification for navigation input while in motion" today but I couldn't seem to make it work. I cut the purple wire on the farthest left and the white with silver dots and put a switch in between but nav would still not let me input addresses while driving. It would let me dial numbers on the bluetooth though. Could it be that my switch doesn't work? But, I even tried bridging the purple and white wire to see if that would work (even if only for a few minutes) but it didn't either. I'm a bit confused as to what it could be.

I grounded the yellow wire so at least the DVD works now
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Old 03-25-14, 12:05 PM   #207
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Are anyone you in GA or TN? I would love some assistance with this mod.
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Old 04-28-14, 12:14 PM   #208
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Good day.
Is there a way to have the navigation work on all speakers VS just the drivers side one ?
I have the 08 GS 350.
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Is there a way to have the navigation work on all speakers VS just the drivers side one ?
I have the 08 GS 350.
I don't think there is actually, not an option in the menus at least
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Old 07-01-14, 11:08 AM   #210
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some of you guys make this sound easy lol. I don't have confidence to start taking the dash and monitor out.
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