What about the tubes? i know they are not standard size they like 11-12 millimeter and regular headrest wont fit? did you use the old ones?
anyone????????We just bought a 2011 durango with aftermarket DVD headrests installed. Does anyone know if this disable's all airbags?? or just the obvious ones that no longer exist in headrest? Basically, I am wondering with the light on if all airbags are disabled or just the ones causing light to be on. Thank in advance for the info!
Good DIY where did you get the parts from and check ur inboxThe Lockpick V.4 does work in the 2012 Durango, but you need to set it to high speed. Also, the headrests are Active Restraints, wich means they are tied to SRS system and if you remove them, the airbag light will remain on. I have a workaround for this and it works fine. I have done this in my 2012 R/T and works perfect. The fix is below but first read this:
YOU WILL BE DISABLING THE ACTIVE HEADREST RESTRAINT, PLEASE DO SOME RESEARCH ON THIS AND UNDERSTAND THE LIABILITY AND/OR CONSEQUENCES OF THIS MOD BEFORE YOU DO IT.
Now for the Mod.
You will need the following parts:
2- 2.2 Kohms 1/2 watt resistors (preferably flameproof)
2- 1amp Pico fuse
You will use one resistor and 1 fuse for each headrest.
once you remove the back of the seat, you will see a wire with an orange connector coming down one of the headrest tubes, unplug this wire and remove the headrest ( you will need to push in the release with your fingers on one side and insert a paper clip in the small hole in the other side simultaneously).
Now the next step you can do two things:
1. Cut the plug off the wire on the headrest about half way up (so that you can resplice it back on later if you sell the vehicle)
1a. solder 1 resistor and 1 fuse together in series and then heatshring them leaving about 3/8 inch of leads exposed on either side. Solder each end to each of the wires on the plug you cut off from the headrest. Heatshrink again over the resistors and the exposed wires.
1c. Now reconnect the plug with the Resistor and Fuse to the vehicle harness that you removed it from.
1d. Repeat procedure for the other side.
1e. Enjoy your new headrest DVD and no airbag light
Method 2 (this is the one I used)
Instead of cutting the plug off the headrest (I did not want to do this since it is a leased vehicle)
I soldered the resistor and fuse, heatshrunk them as in method one and then inserted each end into the back of the vehicle side connector. This was a PITA as the sweet spot to get it in there is very small, but after a few tries, I got it in there.
Unfortunately my camera crapped out and I do not have pics. If I open my seats again I will take pics and upload them. If you have questions PM me.
Hope this helps
If I'm not mistaking, once the air bag light goes on, the whole system is disabled to prevent false triggers.anyone????????
Good DIY where did you get the parts from and check ur inbox
Where did you buy your Advent system...went to their website...looks like they have what I want (monitors only, attached to seatback). Looks like they don't sell direct to consumer. Need to find a dealer. I'm in the Detroit, MI area.Dual headrest DVD, Backseat TV and
MyGig Lockpick CHR550 installation.
I have 2012 Dodge Durango Citadel with all the toys except the stock rear Display. My Durango has the 730n RHR. I can play DVD on the radio screen but only while park. I wasted weeks researching and buying part from Mopar hoping that I could install the stock rear display. I recently saw a forum post were I person was able to do this to a 2011 dodge van. As any 3rd Gen Durango owner is aware, the service manual is not yet available online. You can get the partial service manual from alldatadiy.com but as I found out after I made the purchased, that the service manual available does not have any of the electrical wiring system listed. It has plenty of useful information like the removal of the headrest, which later came in handy during this mod, but the very important diagrams like the radio wiring color codes and harness part numbers are not available.
I contacted the Mopar store and was given 3 part numbers. The headphone, remote and rear display. At the time I thought that the rear display was going to include all the necessary parts. After spending approx. $700.00 I discovered that the display was just that, a display. I did not come with the bezel or plastic cover that wraps around the display and the rear climate control unit. I also discovered that the all important harness was not included. I once again contacted the Mopar guys and after a long description I ordered what I thought will be the cover or bezel for the DVD display. I also tried to get the harness from them but was told that they could not find a part number for it. They even used a VIN number from a Durango that had the complete VES system from factory and could not find the part number for the harness. I proceeded to order the bezel, hoping that I could find the harness part at my local dealership. I contacted 7 area dealerships, three of them told me that they could not find it and the rest told me that they did not make it for my car. How ridiculous is that? A week later I received the bezel but it was the wrong one. The Mopar guy sold me the same bezel that came with my Durango. The one that cover the two knob rear climate control. Let’s not forget that I paid over $60.00 dollar shipping for the first order and $16.00 shipping for the wrong bezel. After about a week or researched I found a part number for a harness that I believe was going to work but was told by another Mopar store that I would not be able to return it because it was an electrical part. The harness was going to be $180. Just for the fact that I haven’t found the correct display cover I decided to give up on my quest to keep my Durango stock.
I decided to return all the parts that I got from Mopar and go with aftermarket system. I went to two separate radio installation shops in my area. The first one was going to charge $50 dollars an hour and the second $80 to install an overhead DVD. They both said that it could take up to 6 hrs to do the install. The DVD was also listed at around $1200 and that was for the 10” model. I’ve done installations to other vehicles so I decided to do the installation myself. After another week or researched I located the parts that I need it for my mod.
The one thing that I don’t like about the new cars is the active restrain headrest. Due to this innovation in technology, installing DVD inside the headrest was not an option. I once saw a post about a behind the headrest system so I decided to look them up. When I saw the post I thought that they were bulky, but now that my system is up and running I really like them.
Dual behind the headrest DVD.
The online stores have two dual DVD kits. One from Rosen and the other from Advent/Audiovox. Rosen $1299.00
I decided to go with the Advent system because IMO they looked better. After an extended 3 yrs warranty, game package (game Controls and Control module) and shipping. The grand total was $1459.92
Part # 2
Mygig Lockpick system CHR550 - $349.00
I got my lockpick CHR550 from coastaletech but I found it cheaper on another forum. - $259.00
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Lockpick CHR550 Group Buy
Part # 3
Sirius Backseat TV system.
I don’t know why the price change so much, but when I got mine from Amazon a week ago it was $24.99 with free shipping. That’s right $24.99. It is now listed for $42.99. The same item was listed at over $240.00 dollars at one my favorite stores, newegg.com. I believe it was listed at Sirius at around $80.00.
Total part thus far, over $1800.00. Now, you can imagine why I decided to do the installation myself. An additional $300 to $500 for installation was out of the question.Ok, let’s get started.