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Video on i-MID (imid: DVD wired in)

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I just finished wiring in a DVD player to play through the factory i-MID screen and thought I would share.


I got the idea after reading through this DIY

Heres the link for removing the panels

I also used this led kit to get the pins for the i-MID connector

I used this dvd player

these are the 2 circuit adders I used and 16 awg wiring for everything

and finally a basic toggle switch I got from Autozone for about $5

Sorry I deleted the pictures I took while doing it off my camera.

Here is a basic wiring diagram of how it is wired
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First remove all the panels as per the previous link.

I cut open one end of the yellow video RCA cable like in the reverse camera DIY
The center wire I attached to one of the pinned wires from the led kit and put that into spot 19 of the i-MID connector. The outer shield wire I grounded.
The other end of the RCA video cable plugs into the DVD player

For the switch one wire goes to the 12v power. I used the add a circuit and used fuse #19.
The other end of the switch gets connected to another of the pinned wires from the led kit and goes to spot 14 of the i-MID connector. What this does is it tells the i-MID module to switch to the rear camera video signal. Instead of getting the video input from a rear camera, it will get it from the DVD player.

The audio RCA cables from the dvd player go into an adapter that plugs into the auxilary port next to the front accessory outlet.

The DVD player just needed a ground and I ran the power to fuse #40 using another add a link.

check everything before putting the panels back on. The pins that are added into the connector might not have a good connection at first and need to be adjusted.

With the key in the on position turn the toggle switch on. The screen will switch over regardless if the dvd player is on. The first time you do this you will have the alignment yellow guide lines across the whole screen. Go to the camera option menu by holding down the menu and source buttons. Move all the line alignments to the bottom left. It takes awhile to do it. I had a movie playing while I did.

Thats pretty much it. If you can do basic wiring it really is a very simple thing to wire. The most pain was taking the top panel off. I hope I got everything covered.
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I did take pictures but accidentally hit format and deleted them all. I followed the DIY instructions for the reverse camera but instead of the video cable running to the reverse camera I hooked up the DVD player. The wire that runs from the reverse light I instead wire to a 12v power through a toggle switch. Ill get a better video. Not sure why this one get the end cut off
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Ill do a better write up when I get back on my computer.

The clock was blinking because I didn't reset the time yet.
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I edited the first post with the steps I did.
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Also this is the wire diagram. It wouldn't load in the first post
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You deserve applause from all 9thengeners!!!:goodjob:
not bad for my first thread here lol
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awesome post, does this disable the backup camera in the 2013 models if i do this?
I put the pin where your factory camera video signal goes. You might be able to tap onto your existing video signal wire but I don't know if that would work
Another plus side was I got a component RCA cable for my Iphone and can now stream Netflix onto it. I just have to have the audio coming out of the headphone jack on the phone into the auxilary port and not the RCA audio cables.
Has anyone tried to get video on the nav screen? The iMid is great and all for guys with no nav, but I have that nav screen that is a lot bigger and much nicer for viewing with a passenger.
I would think instead of adding a pin for the video signal you could splice it on the existing video wire. And splice the reverse signal wire into the 12v switch that's added.

I'd still like to see how this can be done on a 2013 non-Navi Civic while still retaining backup camera functionality.
Update: I don't log on very often so sorry for the delayed response. I hooked this up for my friends wifes car that has a buckup camera but no navigation. It's a million times easier. All I did was spliced the dvd video wire onto the signal wire from the camera to the i-Mid. You don't have to add pins because they are already there. Then I still ran the toggle switch to a separate 12v source so I can switch the screen on for the player. The only issue is the toggle switch has to be off when you back up. If it's still on and you go into reverse both images try to go onto the screen at the same time and you are unable to see anything really. Hope this helps.
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