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Overhead DVD Monitor and player for about $150 - Easy Step-by-Step

I have searched and searched the net for step-by-step install pics of overhead DVD monitor for the commander and could not find one. So I am posting this for someone who wants to do the same thing on their commander. It is very easy to do and costed me around $150 to do. I bought this ACT 8.2 inch LCD TFT flip down display for $80 on ebay. It has built in IR transmitter for wireless headphones. I also got a $35 DVD player from Best Buy, and another $20 for wireless headphones.

First step is to remove the plastic molding that surrounds the rear sunroof. This molding is held down with clips. Just pull it out and it will come off.


Get a 3/4 thick wood and cut into 8"x8". This piece of wood will go in betwen the headliner and the roof. I wrapped a small towel around it to prevent it from rattling.


Insert this wood between the headliner and the metal roof. Pull down on the headliner to get it in. Between the sunfroof, there is a square space (where the OEM dvd player goes). Your 8x8 wood will fit well in this space.


Place the mounting plate on the center of the roof then use the screws to secure it to the wood inside the headliner. Once the screws are on, the wood will stay down and wont move around.


Mount the display onto the metal plate. For the model I have, it took four screws to mount the monitor to the metal plate.

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Re: Overhead DVD Monitor and player for about $150 - Easy Step-by-Step

I routed the wires around the sunroof molding and down to the side plastic driver side pillar. The RCA jacks went to under the seat. The positive and negative wires went all the way under the steering wheel area. Note: Take out the rear overhead handle bar to make routing the wires easier.








For the red (positive) wire, splice into the blue wire under the dashboard right under the steering wheel is located (make sure you test this wire first to see if power comes on only when ignition switch is on). The connect the black (ground) wire to any metal part of the car.



Install the DVD player under the seat and connect the appropriate wires.
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Re: Overhead DVD Monitor and player for about $150 - Easy Step-by-Step

Here is the finished install:







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Re: Overhead DVD Monitor and player for about $150 - Easy Step-by-Step

Thanks for the pics, I am installing the factory one and counld not figure out how to get the trim off around the small sky lights (looks like I just need tp pull harder).

How come you didn't make a little hole and run your monitor wire up under the unit?





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Re: Overhead DVD Monitor and player for about $150 - Easy Step-by-Step

Great thread! I was wondering how to do this myself!

Thanks, TexasHemi
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Thanks for the pics, I am installing the factory one and counld not figure out how to get the trim off around the small sky lights (looks like I just need tp pull harder).

How come you didn't make a little hole and run your monitor wire up under the unit?
At first I didnt want to make a hole in the headliner just in case I was to remove the unit.. But eventually I did make a penny sized hole in the headliner and routed the wires that way. It now looks cleaner than what the pics show.
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Re: Overhead DVD Monitor and player for about $150 - Easy Step-by-Step

great write up, do you know of a way to do something similar if you didnt have the sunroof???


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Re: Overhead DVD Monitor and player for about $150 - Easy Step-by-Step

The process is a whole lot easier without the sky lights, The trim for them is the hardest to remove. If you do not have sky lights your headliner will come out real easy.





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how do I do this install and hook it up to the 6 disc factory satellite radio with the DVD player already built into it?? Are there RCA jacks in the back of the radio??
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I know this post is a little old, but do you have any pics/specs on the dvd player that you installed? How easy is it to change discs from under the seat (I presume its the passenger seat)?
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