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Old 01-22-2013, 11:37 PM   #240
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Looks like everything made the trip perfectly (physically) intact:

So far I'm *tentatively* impressed with the overall fit and finish of the headunit. Trim plastics are nicely done and approximate the stock dash. Switchgear feels decent, I didn't notice any excessive play or any other signs of 'cheap'. These observations are, of course, totally moot if the thing doesn't power up.

One thing that has me confused: on the top of the DIN cage is a basic wiring diagram with the following note:

Parking brake must be connected to B- or video will not show.

B- is shown as the negative terminal of the battery. I'm wondering if grounding the parking cable pertains only to the ability to play video in motion? Or does it need to be grounded for the HU to function at all?

Is there an easy place to grab the parking cable signal in the factory harness for the MFT?
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