Car headrest TV monitor - installation - help please!

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    Hello everybody,

    Purchased a car headrest monitor,

    Thought it'd be simple to install - but no!

    It basically has two wires, a 12v and earth (?) (plus additional Audio/video in etc coloured plugs for a DVD player I guess)

    I need power to the unit - so guessing it comes from the bare 12v wire! (??)
    Guessing that needs to like to the 12v plug in the car ! (??)

    .....but how do i do that?
    .....is it easy? (I dont want to (or can't!) start taking the car apart!)

    Looked for an adapter to plug int 12v plug, one of the links, has, what i think (after research) is an 8 pin mini din plug - can't find anywhere that does an adapter to a 12v plug?

    Can anybody help me here,

    Can I do this myself, or where could I get this done!!??

    My car is a 19 plate 208

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Can you not get a cable that goes into the cig lighter that gives 12v and connect it to the cables for power to the screen?

    Easy
     
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    Cheers for reply Nick,
    Spent hours last night looking for something like that, the thing that I think might be an "8 pin mini din" connector seems really difficult to fine anything that will allow it to connect to the 12v plug - looked for a 12v car plug to 8 pin adaptor.... nothing!

    Could I strip the mini din from the wire and try to attach a 12v plug (easily said than done for me though!!)
     
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    ......... i'll post some photo's of leads for reference later once kids in bed......

    Again, thanks anybody that can help!
     
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    There's loads of videos on YouTube - here's one......

    Why not just carry a portable DVD player? :emoji_grin:
     
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    Or just pay Halfords to do it?
     
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    Asked at Halfords... I've got to see if their "hifi technician" might be able to do it. The staff there today had no idea about them!
     
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    Seen these... no way can I take off bits of dashboard and fiddle with wires!!
     
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    Cheers Nick. Hopefully Corrado's solution will do the trick!
     
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    If your on Android, you can download a movie website like cinema HD and you can download directly from there onto the phone.
     
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    Sounds interesting, Any way I could transfer to a USB stick?
    Plug phone into pc and transfer??
     
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    Probably as it will be a file in your phone so should be straight forward
     
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    No problem - Back in my youth I had quite the set up in my car...two sun visors screens - two head rest screens, flip out screen in the dash and a PS2 in the glovebox, had to park facing downhill as it would drain my battery every time we played :woot:
     
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