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Hello all. I have owned my new Lexus IS250 for about 4 weeks now and am enjoying the whole lexus experience again after chopping in an Evo 8.

The luxury is to die for, and something the Evo never had!

Any way, Please can some one tell me if the multi media system can be over-ridden easily to make the DVD function work when the car is taken out of park and the parking break is taken off?

Not that i would think of watching a DVD whilst driving.....because that would be silly!

However, my partner would lov for this to be possible as she gets bord on long journeys....! (more than half an hour)

I have been to my local car stereo specialist and they have quoted me £400 for a by pass lead but this isn't available for another month or so.

Surely its been done before :unsure:

Thanks guys and girls. :winky:

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Hello all. I have owned my new Lexus IS250 for about 4 weeks now and am enjoying the whole lexus experience again after chopping in an Evo 8.

The luxury is to die for, and something the Evo never had!

Any way, Please can some one tell me if the multi media system can be over-ridden easily to make the DVD function work when the car is taken out of park and the parking break is taken off?

Not that i would think of watching a DVD whilst driving.....because that would be silly!

However, my partner would lov for this to be possible as she gets bord on long journeys....!  (more than half an hour)

I have been to my local car stereo specialist and they have quoted me £400 for a by pass lead but this isn't available for another month or so.

Surely its been done before  :unsure:

Thanks guys and girls.  :winky:

if i remember rightly the lead onto the handbrake is what makes the dvd function turn on and off when the handbrake is applied etc.

Someone will be able to confirm this better than i but i believe if u remove the connection to the handbrake and connect it to earth it gives a constant function for the DVD

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I start the engine and turn on the DVD function. Then as soon as i release the hand break (foot break) and engage drive the screen shuts off but the sound carrys on playing. Then when i break to a complete standstill, the screen will not come on untill the car is in park and the foot break is re-applied. I've found a company today that will link my car to a computer and fint the codes to over-ride the multi media player. they then transfer this data onto a curcuit board and plug the board into the multi media player. this will make the DVD player stay on, including the screen when driving!!!

The kit should cost £250 but as they have never done one for the IS250....My car will be the guinnea pig and i get it for free!!!! How pleased am i?!?! :D

Also this may give me access to the other things that shut off when the car is in motion......such as, phone book as well as speed dial, sat nav address entry etc...

Looking to get this done as soon as possible.

I'll let you know the outcome. :huh:

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several test by myself have proven it the SatNav safety features are enabled when you start driving over s certain speed, approx 5mph. They re-enable at slower speeds of if you place the handbrake on.

So disabling the handbrake switch will not override the safety features. We are all keen to hear of the first system override, and I am sure it will come in the form of a CD-ROM and some secret button combos. :duh:

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