I put this set of instructions together for those who would
want to have the lockouts back on a temporary basis (for whatever
reason). If you want to show someone that front seat video does
not work without the parking brake. This is not designed to give you
a switch to make the vehicle "back to normal" (like if you wanted to
give the vehicle to a new driver and to lock them out from the functions).
This is only for units that function with my flasher circuit (June 06 and before).
What's going on with all this? Why should I care about this?
Here is the way the Z1 functions if the parking brake sense wire from the Z1
is connected to the parking brake. If the parking brake is engaged when you
start the vehicle, the flasher will NOT work and the lockouts will be there.
If the parking brake is not engaged when you start the vehicle, the flasher
WILL work. There will be no lockouts. If the vehicle is running and there
are no lockouts and you engage the parking brake (while stopped of course)
everything will still be accessable. BUT when you disengage the parking brake
the lockouts will be back. You will not be able to get to the locked out
functions unless you stop and put the parking brake on OR stop, turn off the
vehicle, make sure the parking brake is disengaged and start the vehicle again.
What will this do?
Well, if you never use your parking brake anyway. Then leave it disengaged and the
flasher will work like normal. If you want to show someone there are lockouts
then stop the vehicle and engage the parking brake on. When you disengage the
parking brake all the lockouts will be back (and the video will stop playing on
the screen). You can engage and disengage the parking brake and show someone
that the features are enabled and disabled with the parking brake. Then if you
want the unit bypassed again, disengage the parking brake and then turn off the vehicle
and then restart it.
I normally use the parking brake, what is with this switch?
This way you flip a switch and the parking brake sense wire will be connected
to the parking brake. Flip it the other way and it's disconnected. When it
is connected it will act like the above method. When it's disconnected you can
engage and disengage the parking brake at will and the Z1 will stay bypassed.