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    2008 WRX w/ Navi: How to watch DVD while driving

    So today I popped in Old School on DVD. It started to play (looks awesome) and I assumed as soon as I put down the e-brake it would turn off.

    It didnt. Huh?

    So then I went to turn up the volume and the screen went black, but the audio kept going.

    At the next intersection i pulled up the e-brake 1 click and the video came back, and I drove away. The video stayed on.

    • Do not touch any button on the stereo or audio steering wheel controls and the DVD will play w/ video.
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    Thats just what we need. As if cell phones aren't bad enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfred024 View Post
    Thats just what we need. As if cell phones aren't bad enough
    hahaha, i agree but my parents who own the 08 drive 5 hours to New Hampshire just about every week so it will be nice for them to have. The MDX has a rear entertainment LCD but no one can see it unless they are in the back seats.
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    That's rather fancy. Be careful in MD it's illegal to have a TV screen viewable to driver while vehicle is in motion. I imagine several states have that now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 302@12psi View Post
    That's rather fancy. Be careful in MD it's illegal to have a TV screen viewable to driver while vehicle is in motion. I imagine several states have that now.
    I think its in all 50 states. Ah well lol.
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    most of the older Nav systems use a switch on the e-brake that allows it to show a video, and those were super easy to 'trick' you just complete the circuit that gets tripped when the e-brake us pulled and the HU thinks the e-brake is on all the time and the video plays whenever,

    Newer systems acually use a gyroscopic sensor that can tell when the vehicle is in motion and disconnect the picture-- tricking those types of systems are a bit more tricky. I am assuming that is what the 08 WRX has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSCspeed View Post
    Newer systems acually use a gyroscopic sensor that can tell when the vehicle is in motion and disconnect the picture-- tricking those types of systems are a bit more tricky. I am assuming that is what the 08 WRX has.
    the 08 is connected to the e-brake. But it wont turn off till you touch a button on the stereo. If it goes black, just pull the e-brake (literally like a half inch, doesnt engage at all) and the video comes back on.
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    stop trying to talk me into getting an 08 chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by rr1911 View Post
    stop trying to talk me into getting an 08 chris
    08 > 06-07 > 04-05 > 02-03

    08 is superior in every way possible. Lighter, faster, higher quality interior, better looking, more interior space, better handling, more comfortable suspension, navi, sirius, and i just got confirmed info from Subaru that the new paint is better. (look for the thread soon).
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    Quote Originally Posted by D0WNxSH1FT View Post
    08 > 06-07 > 04-05 > 02-03

    08 is superior in every way possible. Lighter,
    The only WRX that the 08 is lighter than is the 06-07

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSCspeed View Post
    The only WRX that the 08 is lighter than is the 06-07
    Yes, but the 06-07 are also the only other model to have the 2.5L engine.

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    hahah, tell me about it. look out 5-0 ive got a DVD playing!
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