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: DVD player


Quixotic
10-01-2003, 07:07 PM
Anyone know how to make the DVD player work when not in park? My wife would love that!:lurk

alk3997
10-01-2003, 07:44 PM
It is a software switch that shuts off the DVD function when park is no longer sensed by the software. I don't know enough about the BCM function or its firmware in the XLR to say much more.

I'll point out that in Texas as of Sept 1, 2003, it is now illegal to drive with a DVD movie (or any type of video disc movie) playing where the driver can see the screen. Based on the various laws around the country, Cadillac did the right thing in disabling the DVD movie function when out of park.

BTW, the car looks great in the photo!!!!! Any other photos, for those of us on waiting lists, would be greatly appreciated! Sounds like you are very pleased with the XLR so far.

Quixotic
10-14-2003, 12:42 PM
Considering you can get aftermarket flat screen installations in the passenger's sun visor, I don't see it being a legal issue, at least here in California.

We watched the DVD that came with the car in the car (in park of course). Somewhat informative, but not a replacement for the manual.

alk3997
10-14-2003, 03:55 PM
Do you think it would be obnoxious to create a DVD that plays specifically for XLR "visitors"?

I was thinking of creating a DVD that starts with, "Welcome to Andy's XLR. Before we depart there are a number of safety items you should be familiar with. To buckle your seatbelt..." Maybe some video of the XLR in background.

(OK, I'm not really serious - well mostly not serious)

:)

Quixotic
10-15-2003, 12:29 PM
Do it! It sounds absolutely hilarious!