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VDS102T
DROP-DOWN
VIDEO MONTOR
ON OFF AUTO
Installation Guide
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.
MATERIALS INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
Over Head Docking Station (P/N 136-3955) – (1 pc)
Lamp Harness (P/N 112B3110) – (1 pc)
2 Pin Power Wire Harness with choke (P/ N 112B3143) – (1 pc)
Hardware Package
Screws (#4) – (8 pcs)
Self Drilling Screws (#8) – (4 pcs)
Nut – (4 pcs)
Trim Ring (P/N 102-4111) – (1 pc)
PODTVT (P/N 136-3877) – (1 pc)
Mounting Bracket (P/N 108-3856) – (1 pc)
Remote Control (P/N 136-3956) – (1 pc)
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2
3
ON OFF AUTO
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7
6
5
8
POWER
SOURCE
AUTO
MEMORY
SKIP/
SEARCH
ERASE/
WRITE
FMM
ON/OFF
CHANNEL
SELECT
1
2
4
5
7
8
EJECT
3
6
9
-
+
0
SEEK / CH
MUTE
VOLUME
PIX
SEARCH
SEARCH
ENTER
MENU
SETUP
RETURN
REPEAT
SEEK / CH
A-B
TV
DVD
RADIO
DISPLAY
BAND
RECALL
AUDIO
ZOOM
ANGLE
II PAUSE
STOP
TV/CATV
STORE
SUBTITLE
PLAY
TOOLS REQUIRED:
Nut Driver / Socket Wrench
#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)
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1. Infrared Sensor – Allows the remote control to operate the VDS102T and to control the shuttle when docked.
2. Three position Dome Light Switch
• Auto – Automatically switches on the dome lights in conjunction with the vehicle’s interior
illumination.
• Off – The dome lights will not turn on in this position.
• On – Turns on the dome lights.
3. Dome Lights – Provide additional interior illumination.
4. Channel (5) Button – Used this button to increase the channel number to the desired number.
5. Channel (6) Button – Used this button to decrease the channel number to the desired number.
6. Auto Program Button – Allows the user to scan and store active TV stations into memory.
7. Screen Release – Moves in the direction of the arrow to release the drop down screen.
8. Shuttle Shut-off Switch – Turns off the shuttle when closed.
9. Security Lock Knob – Used to ensure that the shuttle is not released accidentally.
10. 24 Pin Signal Interface Connector – Used to connect the shuttle to the docking station.
11. Shuttle Release – Press to release the shuttle from the docking station.
12. POWER Button – Used to turn the system ON/OFF. Bright red when system is on, dim when off.
13. FMM Select Button – When this button is pressed it will turn on the wireless FM Modulator and
then cycle through the available FM frequencies (FM Off, Channel 1, 88.3MHz; Channel 2, 88.7MHz;
Channel 3, 89.1MHz; Channel 4, 89.5MHz; Channel 5, 89.9MHz).
14. Source Select Button – Used to select one of the three sources (DVD, AV1, TV)
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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, 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 as well 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. (Refer to Pages 5 & 6)
5) Route the wiring harnesses throughout the vehicle as necessary. (Refer to the Wiring Diagram on page 7
of 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
it will not be 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.
SYSTEM OPTIONS:
There are a few audio output options that can be added as follows:
a) Wireless Headphones (P/N MVIRHS).
b) Wired relay box for wireless FM Modulator (SIRSWB).
The VDS102T 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.
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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 video monitor 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) The headliner may.
C) If the trim ring will be used, it will 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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TRIM RING INSTALLATION:
This page only covers special installation considerations for the trim ring installation. If the docking station
is to be installed in a vehicle with the trim ring, it may need to be trimmed to fit the contour of the vehicle
headliner.
1) In this installation, the docking station is mounted directly to the overhead cross-member in the roof using
the mounting screw bosses. These screw bosses should contact the cross-member 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 docking station using the
perimeter screw bosses. It is important that the screws used in this installation are not over tightened,
and that the docking station 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 supplied mounting
bracket. Refer to the drawing on page 6.
2) It is best to mount the docking station to the roof structure without the trim ring first. There should be a
gap between the headliner and the outer flange of the docking station. The trim ring should be cut to full
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 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 VDS102
Roof
Roof Support
Headliner
Mounting Bracket
(4) Self-Tapping Screws
Trim Ring
Docking Station
(4) M5 Nuts
NOTE: Use care when screwing the bracket to the roof support, so to avoid damaging the roof of the vehicle
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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) Verify all functions of the System before final mounting of the finished assembly.
A/V Source Definitions: Shuttle, AV Input and TV
*NOTE: If the original relay box P/N SIRSWB is installed, it recommended that the antenna for the wireless FM
Modulator be unplugged. See 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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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
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
Verufy +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.
Static on TV Stations
(Tuner Version Only)
Press Auto Program button. Then press CH up or CH down. Verify
antenna mounting and connections to the tuner.
Note: Due to the nature of TV signals, vehicle motion, direction the
vehicle is facing, distance from the transmitter, nearby surroundings and
weather may adversely affect TV reception. These conditions may result
in the following: picture roll, "snowy" picture, or momentary loss of color.
No Infrared remote functions Check batteries in the hand held remote (not included with this kit). Verify
for VCP (or other components) that the IR LED ( page 7 Wiring Diagram) is properly attached to the
sensor window of the VCP (or other component).
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