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Old 03-08-2011, 08:42 AM   #1
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wiring tv /dvd to work while driving

who has rewired there tv to work while driving ? fara would like to watch dvds while in driving thanks

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Old 03-08-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
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who has rewired there tv to work while driving ? fara would like to watch dvds while in driving thanks

Usually its just a matter of removing 12v ignition wire from the relay. Many coaches also have a second outlet behind the tv that is not switched from the factory.

That said, be aware that what you are asking to do, run a video display device forward of the driver while in motion is illegal in most states and can be ticketed. Be careful out there.

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Not only get a ticket, if you get in an accident, you could be in big time trouble, especially if there is someone injured.
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No need to cut a wire or remove a fuse.. Just move the TV's power plug to different outlet (you may need to put in a cube tap is all)

However that said, IF the television is where the driver can see it consider the following thoughts (NOTE: I did not say he was looking at it, nor does it need to be where he can EASILY see it,, just where he can see it)

You are driving down the road in house that likely cost 100-200 thousand dollars or more

The police officer passing you can also see the TV through the window

He feels he is overworked and underpaid (I know this because though not an officer (i was a dispatcher) I am retired from the state police)

And there is a law you are violating that says "NO televisions where the driver can see them"
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I rewired mine. Just replaced the outlet with one that was not switched.

In my 99 pace arrow, the TV is in the dash, not the overhead. Passing cops cannot see it.
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...........It's wired that way for a reason, to possibly save your life as well as others. JMHO
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I was going to do the same thing. make the tv work while driving.
My wife advice me not to as she is a retired insurance vp and told me that insurance could not pay if in a accident. There is really no need to do that as I was thinking of grand daughter but as wife said let her see the sights on a trip
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On mine I just remove a fuel from one of the front panels. But I decided not to do it. Just too dangerous

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