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    Question Handbrake wire?

    What is the handbrake wire supposed to be used for currently?

    Currently I am just testing the G4 in my home hooked up to a PC power supply, and the hanbrake wire is NOT hooked up. But I don't see any loss of functionality in StreetDeck - GPS, movies, and music all work.

    I'm getting my G4 installed Thursday... want to tell the installer to hook up that wire to prevent any loss of functionality in the future for the passenger while I'm driving.

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    The handbrake wire is currently non-functional, this may change in the future so you should hook up the handbrake wire. Certain features are currently disabled based on the GPS.
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    I dont know if this is releated, but ive found that the screen will turn off on reverse. Any way to turn that off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duranike View Post
    ive found that the screen will turn off on reverse.
    This must be because the video input is switched to the rear view camera. If you've got none, you get the blank screen.
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    Any way to turn that off
    Don't know an easy way but I probably wouldn't connect the back gear wire if I didn't have a rear view camera...

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    Yes, this is because it switches to the reaview camera. Simply leaving that wire unhooked will make it not switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu View Post
    ... Certain features are currently disabled based on the GPS.
    I've looked eslewhere and haven't found it, but what are the certain features that are disabled based on the GPS? Video Playback?

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    Yes, typically it's for video playback, internet browsing, and searching of any kind that requires you to look at the screen for any length of time.

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    How about the RCA video out? Will the GPS disable DVD playback to the secondary monitor or is the system unable to differentiate between the two and prevents DVD playback altogether?

    Also, does anyone know if it is StreetDeck that monitors this or is it hardwired into the system?

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    In SD, DVD playback is altogether disabled while in motion.

    The frontend software monitors this. If the handbrake wire were functioning and connected, the hardware would come into play.

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