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Can I install aftermarket stereo and retain factory rear DVD

I just bought a 2008 Pilot. I love the stereo that came with the car, but really want tp have a built in GPS, bluetooth, ipod etc unit.

Some one told me if I replace the factory head unit, I lose all connectivity to my rear DVD entertainment system. That is partially why I bought this model so my son can watch DVD's.

I have a separate DVD slot that must be wired to the Rear monitor but controlled through the head unit.

Is there a way to replace the stock and get an aftermarket while retaining the rear DVD player.

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Is there a way to replace the stock and get an aftermarket while retaining the rear DVD player.

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Unfortunately the answer is no. The control system is completely different so there's no way for an aftermarket unit to "talk" to the OEM system. None of the aftermarket interface companies (i.e. PIE, PAC, Peripheral, Metra, Scosche, etc.) have a made an adapter either. Your best bet is to get an aftermarket unit with a DVD player and then send the video signal the signal to the OEM monitor. This would still be difficult and would require some custom wiring work but it is possible. With overhead monitors being so cheap these days, it will be easier to just replace the whole system with aftermarket stuff.

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Unfortunately the answer is no. The control system is completely different so there's no way for an aftermarket unit to "talk" to the OEM system. None of the aftermarket interface companies (i.e. PIE, PAC, Peripheral, Metra, Scosche, etc.) have a made an adapter either. Your best bet is to get an aftermarket unit with a DVD player and then send the video signal the signal to the OEM monitor. This would still be difficult and would require some custom wiring work but it is possible. With overhead monitors being so cheap these days, it will be easier to just replace the whole system with aftermarket stuff.


ditto. i chose a pilot model without the RES because i knew i was going to swap the stereo out and add my overhead dvd as soon as i got the car and i didnt want to have to cut into a bunch of factory harnesses. if you want the aftermarket stereo, ditch the factory RES and get a seperate overhead unit. these have been out for long enough that they are good quality at decent prices. it is technically possible to wire the factory dvd into an aftermarket stereo but it would take a bit of time and skill.

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Does anyone know which wires to tape into for the monitor? Power ground and video? Have a new dvd navi system that i wanna hook up to it. I have a 04 exl.

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