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Have ordered a Connects 2 fascia kit and adapter leads to replace my factory stereo. The deck i'll be installing is one of those cheapy ebay GPS 2DIN navi units. Prior to installation I would like to know how to / whereabouts to tap into the "park brake activated signal" (to prevent video viewing on the move). The logical place is somewhere near the brake lever but was hoping someone knew of a wire colour from one of the existing harnesses behind the radio?




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Have ordered a Connects 2 fascia kit and adapter leads to replace my factory stereo. The deck i'll be installing is one of those cheapy ebay GPS 2DIN navi units. Prior to installation I would like to know how to / whereabouts to tap into the "park brake activated signal" (to prevent video viewing on the move). The logical place is somewhere near the brake lever but was hoping someone knew of a wire colour from one of the existing harnesses behind the radio?
Firstly, I hope you are lucky to get a good unit, I don't think those Chinese units are good.

Secondly, what I did, is just ground the wire for the handbrake. So you can attach the handbrake wire to the negative connection to the head unit. Well, that's how I bypassed it anyway on mine.
 

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I only paid $200 for the unit though and for the price I don't expect quality or reliability of a name brand. For a bit more I suppose I could've got a US market last generation Pioneer unit (avh-x2500bt) but preferred a unit that provided GPS functionality out of the box and not GPS via App Mode or an MHL adapter. I especially like the AVH-X3500 DAB/ 3600 DAB and the AVIC series but these are way out of my price range.

I actually want to not bypass the brake check function as passengers playing videos on screen would distract my driving (especially at night).

It'll be interesting if I can get the steering wheel control working as connects2 now have a universal adapter lead for no-name brand units.






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In most Honda's is light blue... But Tea method is best because if you connect to blue wire the car will think hand brake is on and the lovely lady in the iMID will nag you
 

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I only paid $200 for the unit though and for the price I don't expect quality or reliability of a name brand. For a bit more I suppose I could've got a US market last generation Pioneer unit (avh-x2500bt) but preferred a unit that provided GPS functionality out of the box and not GPS via App Mode or an MHL adapter. I especially like the AVH-X3500 DAB/ 3600 DAB and the AVIC series but these are way out of my price range.
Not to burst your bubble but I got my AVH-X3500DAB for $176 from JB HI-FI :)
 

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Good news, I contacted Connects2 tech support and if you use their CANbus interface adapter (which comes with the fascia kit or separately), it already provides the 3 signals to tap into - VSS, park brake and reverse. This is required for HU with builf in GPS Navi.



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