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Old 10-21-2011, 11:42 AM
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want to replace head unit but keep OEM rear DVD

I want to replace my head unit with something more modern, but want to keep the factory rear seat DVD for the kids. If you have the factory rear seat enternment and have replaced your HU, please tell me what you used/did and how it worked when done.
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I installed all aftermarket but the factory DvD unit should just be an RCA / S-Video in setup so most any aftermarket HU should plug and play no problem.
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yep any aftermarket head unit screen you put in will have RC jacks on the back that will just plug into the factory rear screen. Then just change the options on the new head unit to recognize the RC input
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will the rear screen and rear headphone output in the center console continue to operate independently?
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will the rear screen and rear headphone output in the center console continue to operate independently?
that I do not know.
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will the rear screen and rear headphone output in the center console continue to operate independently?
Well, that depends on the head unit you chose.

I had a clarion headunit in my Landcruiser with a two-zone system. It would allow you to send a signal to the rear and the kids could use headphones, whereas I could use any of the other functions independently.

I have a Pioneer headunit in my 6.0 that will do the same thing, but I have not installed the rear screens. s the previous posters mentioned, there should be some RCA plugs coming from the screen in the rear. They will plug into the aftermarket headunit and their output function will be dependent on the headunit you chose.

If you really want a nice headunit, then look into the Clarion NX-501. It will do what you need and then some. I have about 90 movies on my 80gb Ipod I can send the signal back to the rear screens, as well as the front.

Click here: Clarion U.S.A. | NX501 Regardless of the brand you purchase, just make sure it has two-zone capability.

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It all "should" still function as normal. It all depends on what the input for those feature are. My Pioneer 3300BT has dual zone control so I can set the rear to whatever DvD I have in and the kiddos can watch their movie with headphones on while the wife and I listen to whatever we want through the speakers.

If the rear audio output is a special plug that plugs in to the factory deck you'll probably need an adapter, if it's just an RCA out audio then it should plug right up. I'm not too familiar with the OEM stuff so I can't tell you for certain. Try calling around to a couple of audio places and see what they say, that's how I was able to put together my parts list and save $600 by buying everything myself.
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