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Hey, are u able to use the DVD while driving, and if you are did you wire the cable to the e- brake or did you bypass
My factory radio did have the Bluetooth for phone and speech commands, but I opted out of retaining that feature by telling the Maestro RR during the firmware setup to not include Uconnect. My reason for this was that I plan on having my phone auto-connect to the Kenwood for phone calls and for taking advantage of voice commands using Android Auto and saying "OK Google" to help with the whole hands-free thing and I wanted to keep things as simple as possible. I didn't want to have to juggle 2 different voice command systems to have to connect to and using the aftermarket radio mic and Uconnect mic separately. Plus, I was unsure of how Uconnect would work if you removed the buttons on the radio that were used to activate/initiate the command system, and I have read a few places in forums that say trying to retain Uconnect features when using an aftermarket radio was a headache and not recommended as you have to use one or the other, they cannot be combined. It may be easy to do, and the Maestro does allow it, just look into how to function it.Where you able to retain usage of factory microphone? Mine has bluetooth for phone and I would like to be able to save where possible and continue to use factory mic for my phone if possible.
Another way to do this, if you don't have an O-Ring or some other contraption, is to just ground it by attaching the wire to the frame of the vehicle. There are two bolts directly behind the stereo (they're almost looking straight at you) that are attached to the frame. That's where I connected mine and it fixed this.Hey, are u able to use the DVD while driving, and if you are did you wire the cable to the e- brake or did you bypass
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Also, that carbon fiber wrap on the bezel looks freaking sweet. It gives it a premium look. Where'd you get the material?
The Kenwood media receiver I have installed does not actually have a disc drive to read CD's or DVD's. It's a sign of the times to discover that even a disc reader has become an option these days. I would even say it won't be long before discs are obsolete and if it was not for DVD's that are a bonus when purchasing Blu-ray discs, the DVD disc format would be hard to find for new content. Between Bluetooth and USB connections, I have not personally used a physical disc for some time now, spanning over the use of 2 different radios not including this one.
I am able to play any digital movie file using the USB connection from either my phone or a USB thumb drive/hard drive and I can play it while the vehicle is in motion if I ever needed to do that. In order for Kenwood receivers to bypass the E-brake requirement to view videos, you can simply connect a small O-ring to the shortened, light green wire from the Kenwood harness that should be labeled as "E-brake", unscrew one of the radio chassis screws, and then secure the O-ring by using the screw you just removed. See the image below taken from a youtube video that explains this procedure. Keep in mind that unless you also have a way to easily disconnect and re-connect the e-brake wire then you will need to unscrew this O-ring every time you needed to remove the harness from the radio for whatever future need you may have.
That's all it took to bypass the E-brake requirement to view video while in drive. In the video below, you will have to take my word for it when I say that I was in DRIVE while the movie was playing.
What type of harness/CANbus interface adapter did you use to connect to the factory wiring? Only thing I can think of is the wrong model? or possibly a faulty unit? The CANbus can be sensitive to any changes made in the system so i'm pretty sure that may be whats causing the chime and airbag light.installed new stereo system. Now the airbag light and chime comes on when I drive. Any ideas on how to fix this or what I mis-connected?
Have a 2015 Patriot Sport 5spd. Looking to replace the radio with a new Stereo/GPS. Anyone with any experience with a reasonably easy swap. Would like rear back up and blue tooth also. Looking at the BOSS brand.