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Old 02-25-2009, 08:12 AM   #1
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Hi, I have a 2001 Windstar SEL that has a VCR with pop down screen in the back for the kids. However, now everything is DVD. How do I take out the VCR and install a DVD. Or.. do I simply use the AV jacks and connect a portable DVD player through the jacks. Thanks anyone who can help. By the way, the VCR doesn't work anymore anyways. The VCR is between the two front seats in a vertical position, which I don't think you could put a DVD player that way????? Help, thanks

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Old 02-25-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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Your best bet might be to just get an indash DVD/radio and hook it up to the rear monitor.
You can just hook into where the old unit was but not sure on finding a DVD player that uses 12 volts cheap.

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You can replace i with a DVD player, just need to get the VCR out first and throw it away. A DVD player can be used in a verticle position. Make sure you find one that you like, and has some type of shock resistancy, or made for auto application.

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Thank you for responding. My teenage son (leave it to a teenager) suggested pulling the vcr out and using his portable dvd player. We had a power inverter and hooked the cables to the av jacks in the rear media center and guess what , it works and it was free! Thanks again for alll your help and take care...Linda
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portable doesn not really mean vehicle application, the temperature changes in the portable DVD player will cause the laser to fail in a few months.

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