Published on April 27, 2014
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Hello, my name is David. I will demonstrate the procedures on how to install a DVD player into the dash of your vehicle. Learning this procedure can save you hundreds of dollars on installation charges. Who Am I and My Purpose? I will be replacing the factory stereo on my 2002 Dodge Ram with a Jensen UV10 DVD player. Procedures shown are common for most vehicles.
iPod controls Video watching Navigation system Bluetooth Touch screen Listening to music in popular formats (mp3) Back up camera Why a DVD Player? Jensen UV10 features
Upgrade stereo system in vehicle More relaxing when driving with children Listen to more of music collection iPod control via touch screen Save money on installation Factory radio DVD Player The Benefits
• Dash opening must measure as a Single DIN or Double DIN (Figure 1) A Single DIN player can fit a Double DIN opening with an install kit; however, Double DIN will not fit a Single DIN Dash Requirements & Player Options Figure 1: Single Din/Double DIN [Photograph]. From Soundz Good 2 Me (n.d.)
Car stereo install kit Wiring harness Wire connectors (at least 13) Install kit and harness are vehicle specific. Materials can be purchased at auto part stores and Walmart for about $50 total. Materials Required
Tools Required Socket set (optional): disconnecting battery cable Wrench set (optional): disconnecting battery cable Connector crimper: crimping wires connectors Flat head screwdriver: prying off dash trim #2 Phillips screwdriver: removing/installing trim and stereo mounting screws
Using wire connectors and crimper tool, connect player harness wires to purchased harness wires per Table 1 Connect Wires Table 1: Wire connection diagram DVD Player wire Wire Harness Function Red Red Power from ignition Black Black Ground Brake Black Video Display (DVD player only Yellow Yellow Constant battery power Blue Blue Power antenna (if equipped Green Green Rear left speaker (+) Green/Black Green/Black Rear left speaker (-) Purple Purple Rear right speaker (+) Purple/Black Purple/Black Rear right speaker (-) Gray Gray Front right speaker (+) Gray/Black Gray/Black Front right speaker (-) White White Front left speaker (+) White/Black White/Black Front left speaker (-) Blue/White n/a External amplifier remote
1) Slide player into install kit; ensure word “TOP” is on top of player (label side) 2) Pry tabs to hold kit in place (2 on top & 2 on bottom) Car Stereo Install Kit
Connect player wiring harness to rear of player per Figure 2 Player Wiring Harness Figure 2: Player harness connection
WARNING: Disconnecting battery will prevent electrical shock and vehicle damage 1) Disconnect RED (+) cable from battery 2) Stow cable to prevent further contact with battery Danger: Electric shock risk [Photograph]. From Sign Aptinet (n.d.) Disconnect Battery
CAUTION: Do not apply excessive force when removing trim or damage to trim may occur 1) Gently pry off trim directly above radio 2) As applicable, remove trim screws and wires connected to trim components 3) Completely remove trim Dash Trim Removal
1) Remove left and right screws from stereo mount per Figure 3 2) Slide stereo out of opening to access rear of stereo 3) Remove antenna cable and wiring harness from rear of stereo per Figure 4 4) Completely remove stereo from vehicle Figure 3: Mounting screw locations Stereo Removal Figure 4: Cable/Harness removal
1) Connect the wiring harness to the vehicle wiring harness per Figure 5 2) Insert antenna cable into rear of player 3) Insert player into dash 4) Tighten mounting screws CAUTION: Do not pinch wires while inserting player into dash Figure 5: Connector connections Install Player
1) As applicable, connect any wires previously disconnected during trim removal 2) Align trim retaining clips to the holes in the dash and snap trim into dash 3) As applicable, tighten trim screws removed during trim removal Install Dash Trim
Reconnect the RED (+) cable to the battery Connect Battery
With engine running and DVD inserted, perform the following operation checks of player: Power to player Audio is heard Video is visible Operation Check of Player
If no power, audio, or video, recheck your wire connections per Table 2; correct as needed and perform operation checks. Troubleshooting Table 2: Wire connection diagram DVD Player wire Wire Harness Function Red Red Power from ignition Black Black Ground Brake Black Video Display (DVD player only Yellow Yellow Constant battery power Blue Blue Power antenna (if equipped Green Green Rear left speaker (+) Green/Black Green/Black Rear left speaker (-) Purple Purple Rear right speaker (+) Purple/Black Purple/Black Rear right speaker (-) Gray Gray Front right speaker (+) Gray/Black Gray/Black Front right speaker (-) White White Front left speaker (+) White/Black White/Black Front left speaker (-) Blue/White n/a External amplifier remote
Hopefully, you learned from this tutorial and have successfully installed your DVD player. Starting with your next drive, enjoy the benefits of your new DVD player to include the following: Touch screen controls Navigation system Watching videos Listening to your music collection Final Thoughts
References Sign Aptinet. (n.d.). Danger: Electric shock risk [Photograph]. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from http://sign.aptinet.com/images/clipart/Safety%20First/Danger/ Horizontal/dangH083%20-%20electric%20shock%20risk.jpg Soundz Good 2 Me. (n.d.). Single DIN/Double DIN [Photograph]. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from http://www.soundzgood2me.com/wp- content/uploads/car_terms_defined_400px.jpg
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