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    Hello all. I have just bought some rear headrest DVD players, and need to hardwire them in. I was thinking of wiring them to the rear cig lighter, but I would like it to have a constant live. Can anyone suggest a way of doing that? And if I did use the cig lighter, would I damage anything if I left the ignition on for long periods of time (without the engine on? thanks for any advice.

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    I've done it now anyway. I took a permanent 12v live from the fuse box and earthed it to the car body. Works fine.

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    Here they are, £145 from ebay plus postage. You can download films from youtube and other sites, and play them via usb memory stick.

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    Very Neat.

    They look like factory fit!

    Where did you route the power?

    Also where do you put the USB? Into the ports at the front?

    Best Regards,

    Matt

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    Thanks, I routed the power to the fusebox in the boot (perminant live). It comes with an adapter for a memory stick that plugs into the front of it. It plays just about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesignforLife View Post
    Very Neat.

    Where did you route the power?


    Matt
    Sorry - what I meant was how did you route the power through the seat/ headrest? Cant see any wiring around the headrest pins etc.

    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesignforLife View Post
    Sorry - what I meant was how did you route the power through the seat/ headrest? Cant see any wiring around the headrest pins etc.

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    Matt
    Oh I see sorry. The power cable comes out the metal posts and down inside the seat out the botton. The back of the vec's seats comes off to make it easy to run the cable down. These are the one I bought http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2x-7-HEADREST-...QQcmdZViewItem
    yuo can see in one of the pics were the cable comes out.

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    Sorry the pic on ebay doesn't show what I mean. Anyway I think you'll know what I mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1.8 View Post
    Sorry the pic on ebay doesn't show what I mean. Anyway I think you'll know what I mean?
    Ah Rite,

    Think I get this. So you get the headrests with the monitors already built in then - universal to fit all car seats - is that right?

    Then you simply wire up & plug/ play the media?

    How do the screens play in sequence? If you only use one USB slot?


    Sorry for all the questions - not normally interested in media - but this has caught my eye,

    Matt

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