Important Notice
An LCD panel and/or video monitor may be installed in a motor
vehicle and visible to the driver if the LCD panel or video monitor is
used for vehicle information, system control, rear or side
observation or navigation. If the LCD panel or video monitor is
used for television reception, video or DVD play, the LCD panel or
video monitor must be installed so that these features will only
function when the vehicle is in “park” or when the vehicle’s parking
brake is applied.
An LCD panel or video monitor used for television reception, video
or DVD play that operates when the vehicle is in gear or when the
parking brake is not applied must be installed to the rear of the
driver’s seat where it will not be visible, directly or indirectly, to the
operator of the motor vehicle.
Important Note
The VOD128A incorporates three new features:
1) A wireless FM Modulator*
2) Touch controls
3) Snap on Covers with matching Trim Rings (Shale
and Pewter).Select the color that matches the
interior trim.
*Please be advised that the wireless FM modulator will
perform well in most applications. However, in certain applications the
quality of the wireless signal may be less than optimal, resulting in
static or strong local station bleed thru. If this is the case, an optional
relay box is available. The Audiovox part number is SIRSWB and it
plugs into the 1/8" jack located next to the FM antenna on the side of
the chassis. This relay box is installed between the vehicle antenna
and the car radio to provide the best possible FM reception of the DVD
player audio. When the SIRSWB is installed it is recommended that
the wireless FM antenna that is plugged into the printed circuit board
next to the 3.5mm jack be unplugged.
MATERIALS INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
12.1” LCD Overhead Monitor With DVD Player – (1pc)
12 Pin Power / Signal Harness (P/N 112-3483) – (1pc)
2 Pin Power Wire Harness With Choke (P/N 112B3143) – (1pc)
9 Pin ~ 3 RCA Jack Pigtail (P/N 112-3682) – (1pc)
Hardware Package
Screws ISO 3 x 6mm Long – (10pcs)
#8 x 3/8" Self Drilling Screws – (4pcs)
M5 Screws (4pcs)
6) Wireless Game Controller (P/N 136-4197) – (1pc)
7) Remote Control (P/N 136-4427) – (1pc)
8) Trim Ring (Shale: P/N 102-4244) – (1pc), (Pewter: P/N 102-4245) – (1pc)
9) Mounting Bracket (P/N 108-3930) – (1pc)
10) Pry Tool (P/N 100-2424) – (1pc)
11) Snap On Cover (Shroud) ~ Shale: P/N 102-4398 – (1pc), Pewter: P/N 102-4399 – (1pc)
12) Snap On Cover (Screen Back Cab) ~ Shale: P/N 102-4483 – (1pc), Pewter: 102-4484 – (1pc)
13) Wireless Headphone (P/N IR1CFF) – (2pcs)
14) AUX Cable – (1pc) (P/N 112-3910)
Optional Accessories
15) SIRSWB Relay Box (P/N 112C3159) (1pc) – See important note on previous page
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TOOLS REQUIRED:
#2 Phillips Screwdriver
#1 Phillips Screwdriver
Utility or Razor Knife or Shears
Wire Strippers
Upholstery hook tool (for removal of panels as necessary)
Electrical Tape
Masking Tape
Multimeter (to verify 12 volt DC and continuity: Do not use a test light or logic probe)
Marker pen – to mark headliner
Scribe (to mark trim ring if used)
Misc. electrical connectors (to connect to vehicle power source). Requirements will vary
from vehicle to vehicle)
DVD Movie (to verify system operation after installation)
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(Optional)
Installing The Snap On Covers
1.
2.
3.
Snap On Cover
(Shroud)
1 Pewter, 1 Shale
Housing
4.
Snap On Cover
(Screen Back Cab)
1 Pewter, 1 Shale
Pry Tool
Place the pod on a soft surface to avoid damaging the plastic.
Installing The Shroud
catch
catch
(A)
Begin by hooking area “A” (above) over the dome light and slide the cover over the pod. The
cover will snap in place.
Installing The Screen Cover
(B)
(B)
Open the screen and hook the two tabs “B” on the bottom edge of the screen. Snap the
opposite side over the hinge
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Removing The Snap On Cover (Shroud) From The Housing
Work on a soft surface to avoid damaging the plastic.
Insert the supplied pry tool between the Housing and Snap On Cover (Shroud), then press
the pry tool to release the Snap On Cover (Shroud).
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Removing The Snap On Cover (Screen Back) From LCD The Housing
Insert the supplied pry tool between the Housing and Snap On Cover (Screen Back), then
press the pry tool to release the Snap On Cover (Screen Back).
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GENERAL INSTALLATION APPROACH:
1) Decide upon system configuration and options that will be installed (i.e.: what components,
VCP, Video Game, external amp, wireless headphones, VCP, etc.).
2) Review all manuals to become familiar with electrical requirements and hook ups.
3) Decide upon mounting locations of all components and method of mounting.
4) Prep the vehicle by removing any interior trim necessary to gain access to vehicle's wiring
aswell as all areas where interconnecting wire harnesses will need to be located. If any
access holes need to be cut into the vehicle (headliner, other trim components etc.), this
should be done now as well.
5) Route the wiring harnesses throughout the vehicle as necessary. (Refer to the Wiring
Diagrams on this manual as well as the wiring instructions for the individual components
and accessory options being installed). Be sure that all wiring is protected from sharp edges
and is routed in such a manner that pinched when all components and interior trim are fully
installed. Be sure to leave enough slack in the wiring at each component to allow working
room.
6) Remove all A/V system components from their packaging and place them loosely in the
vehicle at their respective locations.
7) Connect all components together (electrically) and verify proper operation of all system
functions.
Note: This is best done BEFORE, components have been permanently mounted.
8) After verifying proper operation of the system, proceed to mount of each component.
9) When all components are mounted, recheck function of entire system again to ensure that
no wiring was pinched or connected improperly during final installation.
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VEHICLE PREPARATION:
1) Locate an accessory power source (+12v when key is in the ACC. and run positions,
and 0v when key is off), and also a good ground generally, these wires can be found at
the ignition switch or fuse-box.
2) The mounting method and location will vary from vehicle to vehicle, so this manual will
only focus on the installation of the VOD128A and related console accessories.
3) Generally, the best location for the video monitor is where the vehicle's factory dome
light is installed. The monitor should be located in such a manner that it can be
comfortably viewed by rear seat passengers.
NEVER INSTALL THE MONITOR IN A PLACE WITHIN THE DRIVER'S VIEW. THIS IS
NOT ONLY DANGEROUS, BUT IT IS ALSO ILLEGAL IN MANY STATES.
4) Once the mounting location of the monitor has been determined, there may be
additional preparation work necessary, depending on the vehicle structure and
installation method. Some of the steps that may be required are:
A) Removal of the vehicle's dome light
B) If the trim ring will be used, it may have to be trimmed to fit the contour of the
vehicle's headliner. Refer to the "Trim Ring Installation" section in this manual.
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GENERAL SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS:
The following is intended to provide some of the system configurations that are possible
with the VOD128A Drop Down Video Systems:
The VOD128A has an option that allows the user to select from two IR transmit and
receive codes (M1 or M2). This feature can be used when using two VOD128As in the
same installation or if the vehicle has an RSA (Rear Seat Audio) that uses an “A” channel
headset. The VOD128A comes factory set to M1. When in the M1 mode the unit will
respond to remote commands when M1 is selected on the remote and will transmit audio
on the A channel. When in the M2 mode the unit will respond to remote commands when
M2 is selected on the remote and will transmit audio on the B channel.
Note: OSD will appear on the screen for 4~5 seconds
Selecting a Monitor Code (M1 or M2)
1.
Power ON unit and waiting M1 OSD appear, the M1 OSD will appear on the screen
from 4~5 seconds. After the M1 OSD disappear, within 10 seconds limit, press remote
TV button and continue press code number 6353. It will change M1 to M2.
2.
To select monitor code from M2 to M1, repeat number 1 instruction.
FMM 88.3MHz
VIDEO 3
FMM OFF
M1
DVD
M2
IRT ON
IRT OFF
Notes:
There are a few options that can be added as follows:
a) Wired relay box for wireless FM Modulator (P/N SIRSWB).
b) TV Tuner (P/N PODTVT2).
The VOD128A video system is only intended for an overhead, drop down installation. It
is not intended for Seatback or any other type of mounting. The hinging mechanism is
designed for horizontal, drop down use only.
The two pods can be connected together using the 8010730 accessory cable plugged
into the VIDEO 1 Din connector on one pod and plugging the RCA connectors into the
AV out RCA connectors on the other pod. Two 8010730 cable can be used to allow the
video program on each pod to be viewed on the other.
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TRIM RING INSTALLATION:
Note: This page only covers special installation considerations for thick trim ring installation. If
the video monitor is to be installed in a vehicle with the thick trim ring, it may need to be trimmed
to fit the contour of the vehicle Head liner.
Note: The trim rings supplied with this unit are not designed to be trimmed.
1)
In this installation, the video monitor is mounted directly to the overhead cross-member in
the roof using the mounting screw bosses. These screw bosses should contact the crossmember directly (i.e.: no gap between the screw boss and the roof structure). Also, be sure
that the screws do not pierce the outer roof skin when fully fastened to the cross-member.
The trim ring is attached to the video monitor using the perimeter screw bosses. It is
important that the screws used in this installation are not over tightened, and that the video
monitor and trim ring are mounted in such a way that the assembly does not distort (or
bend) when the mounting screws are tightened. An alternate method is to use the
mounting bracket. First secure the mounting bracket to the cross-member, then screw the
monitor into the mounting bracket. See the drawing in this manual.
2)
It is best to mount the video monitor to the roof structure without the trim ring first. There
should be a gap between the headliner and the outer flange of the video monitor. The trim
ring should be cut to fill this gap. Apply masking tape to the outer surface of the trim ring in
the areas where the cut will be made.
3)
Mark the cut to follow the necessary contour of the roof. The suggested method of marking
is as follows:
A) First mark the narrowest point of the trim ring on the masking tape. Be careful to
consider not only vertical location, but fore-aft location.
B) Using the handle of a screwdriver, make a “transfer marking tool”. See diagram
below. Place the tool against the roof and the marker against the masking tape on the
trim ring. Trace the cut to be made around the entire perimeter of the trim ring.
C) Cut the trim ring using a sharp utility knife or shears. Make the cut in several passes
over the marked line, each time cutting a little deeper. It is not necessary to cut
completely through the plastic, the cut only need be over 50% of the wall thickness of
the plastic. By bending the cut back and forth several times, the plastic will break
cleanly at the cut.
D) Check the fit of the trimmed console and make any minor adjustments necessary.
4)
The trim ring can be painted or covered with a material that matches the head liner before
assembling the trim ring to video monitor.
5)
The finished trim ring should be attached to the video monitor, then attach the assembly to
the roof.
Headliner
Cut line
Lowest point mark
Tape marker to screwdriver.
Starting at your mark for the
lowest point, trace the contour of the roof
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MOUNTING THE TRIM RING
Roof
Roof Support
Headliner
Mounting Bracket
Self-drilling Screws
Trim Ring
Video Unit
M5 Screw
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VOD128A
1)
Make the connections to the vehicle for the 12 pin wiring harness.
2)
Connect power harness to vehicle’s electrical system by tapping into an accessory hot
line and a good ground.
3)
Connect the 12 pin harness to the mating connector on the Video Monitor.
4)
If an auxiliary video input is used (VCP, DVD, etc) insert the Circular Mini-Din
Connector of the source component harness through the wire tie loop on the main
PCB and into the Mini-Din Connector on the main PCB.
5)
Pull the wire tie loop tight and cut off the excess.
Note: A VCP or other A/V Component can be connected to the video monitor system
using a source component harness (purchased separately, part number: 8010730).
This harness plugs into the Mini-Din connector on the main PCB as in steps 4 and 5
above.(See Figure A on next page)
6)
Verify all functions of the System before final mounting of the finished assembly.
A/V Source Definitions:
1. DVD – Built in DVD
2. VIDEO 1 (DIN 1)
3. VIDEO 2 – Supplied 9 Pin to 3 RCA Jack Pigtail is used for VIDEO 2 input.
4. VIDEO 3 – AUX/Game/IPOD
*NOTE: If the optional relay box P/N SIRSWB is installed, it recommended that the
antenna for the wireless FM Modulator be unplugged. See VOD128A Wiring
Diagram (Figure A) for antenna location.
**NOTE: Extending the wireless antenna beyond its 12 inch length will cause the FM
Modulator to exceed FCC limits for wireless transmission. When installing the
unit position the antenna for best reception.
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VOD128A
AV2
9 Pin ~ 3 RCA Jack Pigtail
* Optional Relay Box
SIRSWB
* Antenna for Wireless FM Mod.
** See Antenna Note on the previous
page
DIN 1
12 Pin Power /
Signal harness
Accessory
Harness - Optional
(P/N:8010730)
Red RCA (Audio Right)
White RCA (Audio Left)
Yellow RCA (Video)
Power
Connector
4 Pin
Clean the IR Receiver Window on the front of the VCP.
Remove Adhesive Backing and Apply IR LED to IR
"Y" Adapter
for use with
Non-Stereo
Installations
Item# 5
2 Pin Power
Wire Harness
with choke
ANT.IN
FUSE
DC IN
RF OUT
OUT
AUX
CABLE
Figure A
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Line Out-R (Red)
Line Out-L (White)
(Optional)
Line Out-V (Yellow)
Dome Light
Power source
Auxillary Video Display
CONNECTING THE DOME LIGHTS
The dome lights in the video monitor require three connections to the vehicle's wiring. There are
two common types of dome light circuits used, positive or negative switched. Positive systems
supply voltage to the interior lights to turn them on, negative switched systems apply ground to
illuminate the bulbs. To determine which system you have you must locate the wires at the dome
light. On a positive switched system, with all the doors closed and the lights out, both wires at the
dome light will rest at ground. When the light is activated, one of these wires will switch to +12
vdc. This is the vehicle's switching wire. On a negative switched system, with all the doors
closed and the lights out, both wires at the dome light will rest at + 12vdc. When the light is
activated, one of these wires will switch to ground. This is the switching wire.
For positive systems, connect the purple / brown (Lamp auto) wire to the vehicle's switched
wire. Then connect the red / black (lamp on) wire to a fused constant 12 volt source and the black
/ red (lamp common) wire to a good ground. Positive systems are commonly found on Ford
vehicles.
For negative systems, connect the purple / brown (Lamp auto) wire to the vehicle's switched
wire. Then connect the red / black (lamp on) wire to a good ground and the black / red (lamp
common) wire to fused constant 12 volt source. Negative systems are commonly found on
General Motors and import vehicles.
Note: Some vehicles which incorporate transistorized control of the dome light circuit, such as
the 1999 Dodge Caravan, may require that the purple / brown (Lamp auto) wire be connected to
the door pin switch wire, as the additional current draw of the Monitor's lights may not be
supported by the output of the vehicles body control computer.
Positive Switched Dome Lighting
To 12 pin
connector
on Monitor
Red / black - Lamp on
Black / red - Lamp common
Purple / brown - Lamp Auto
Factory Dome light circuit
To
constant
+12vdc
Factory Door ajar
switch or Body
Control computer
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To
constant
+12vdc
Negative Switched Dome Lighting
To 12 pin
connector
Red / black - Lamp on
Black / red - Lamp common
Purple / brown - Lamp Auto
To
constant
To
constant
Factory Door ajar
switch or Body
Control computer
Troubleshooting:
SYMPTOM:
REMEDY:
No power at Video Monitor
Verify +12 VDC on Red wire at 2 pin Power Harness
behind video monitor. Verify ground connection with
continuity test from known good ground to black wire at 2
pin Power Harness
Power but no video or sound
Verify that the correct source is selected (i.e.: 1,2,3 or 4).
Verify that the source is on and playing a known good
media (such as a videotape). Verify connections at both
ends of the source component harness.
No Infrared remote functions
for VCP (or other components)
Check batteries in the hand held remote. Verify that the IR
LED (page 9 Wiring Diagram) is properly attached to the
sensor window of the VCP (or other component).
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