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Installing the VizuaLogic Road Trip

CNET Car Tech installs the Vizualogic Road Trip Universal Dual Headrest DVD System using only basic hand tools and a little know how.

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How to install the VizuaLogic Road Trip

The VizuaLogic Road Trip dual headrest DVD system can be easily installed in most vehicles with simple hand tools.
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Remove the stock headrests

Start by removing your stock headrests.
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Adjust the risers

Using your stock headrests as a guide, adjust the VizuaLogic Road Trip's risers to the appropriate width.
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Allen head

The instructions state that the risers can be adjusted with a phillips tipped screwdriver, but upon closer inspection we found the adjuster required a hex key. Fortunately, we had one of the right size lying around.
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Clear a path

Some seats feature upholstery that can be unfastened and opened for easy cable routing. Ours didn't. We used a straightened wire hanger to make sure the path from the top of the seat to the bottom of the seat was clear.
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Clear a path

If the coast is clear, the hanger should poke out of the bottom of the seat. If you encounter resistance, tie a string to the end of the hanger and pull it back through the seat. Then use the string to pull headrest connectors through the seat back and out of the base.
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Install the headrests

Our Aveo was rather loosely upholstered, so we were able to just run the connections through the seat and pull them out of the bottom with our fingers. Next, settle the headrest risers into the sockets.
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Tap into the power

Locate power, battery, ground, and e-brake connections and connect the power wire harness using wire taps. We used the stereo wire harness in the dash, as most of the connections here were clearly labeled and easy to locate.
Tip: If you want the system to work while the vehicle is in motion (like a rear seat system is supposed to), connect the e-brake lead to ground instead of to the vehicle's handbrake. Check your state's laws about rear seat monitors before doing this.
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Make the connections

Connect monitor cables to their appropriate wire harnesses. Then connect all of the harnesses to the labeled connections on the breakout box.
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Clean install

Hide all of your cables and mount the breakout box in an out of the way location. We tucked ours under the driver's seat.
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Don't forget the popcorn

Crank the car up, pop in a movie, and enjoy your new rear seat entertainment system.

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