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Enable front DVD while in drive?

Hello all. I have an '08 limited with the DVD,satellite head unit. It will play DVDs but not while in drive. I realize this is a built in safety feature, but is there any way around it?
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See this:
http://www.coastaletech.com/MYGIG.htm

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There is another way, depending on the version firmware of your unit. I believe you have to have version 8.4..

Try this:

1. While in Park, bring up the DVD on the front console and start watching the video.
2. Push the Audio button to bring up the balance adjust menu.
3. Put the tranny in Drive and start driving.
4. Push Done on the Audio screen. My system reverts to the playing DVD instead of the standard MyGig menu.

Note - subsequent DVD function or touching the screen reverts but if you leave it alone it plays along smoothly.

Disclaimer: of course, it is illegal to watch while driving... drive safely.

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I have version 9.112 software. I tried the sequence mentioned above with no luck. Any other possible ways around like above?
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I have version 9.112 software. I tried the sequence mentioned above with no luck. Any other possible ways around like above?
You will need a Lockpic. See the link in my previous post.

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Or downgrade the firmware to 8.4, which is what i did. Those are your two options.

I'm not sure the differences in firmware.. And disclaimer, read up on the downgrade before you do it. Don't fry your deck (if thats possible).

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Where and how would I go about downgrading the software?
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I'm not sure the differences in firmware.. And disclaimer, read up on the downgrade before you do it. Don't fry your deck (if thats possible).
That is a very real possibility.

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Should find everything you need to know here.

http://mofv.com/mygig/

Be very careful.

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lockpic is the way to go. I love mine and you can also program in navigation destinations while moving. Installing it was easy as pie.
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