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#11 of 35 Re: Chevy Venture - aftermarket DVD player [sandyriver]
Mar 31, 2008 (12:21 pm)
I also own a 2003 Venture; I replaced the radio with an after-market I bought at Target. It is a VRCD500SDU for $100 two years ago (installation kit from Best Buy) and it worked great. It has an auxiliary input, usb port, SD card port. Go to www.roadmasterusa.com/vr3_auto.html to read about the radio, as well as purchasing direct from the company. You can also call the company and talk to them about your concerns. I did not have any issues with door chimes or the airbag logic, or anything else. I connected a portable DVD player, sound output, to the auxiliary input of the radio, and the sound quality was fine. There are different setups as DVD players go, headrest mount is the way I went. Kids didn't have a problem with it.
You can also go to www.replacementradios.com and find other solutions. They sell interfaces that allow you to connect external devices to your existing OEM radio. Their phone number is posted on their website. I bought a radio and a XM tuner from them for my 2005 Venture and have not experienced any problems.
You can also try ebay motors, I've seen DVD Entertainment Systems from 03 Ventures being sold and/or auctioned off...If you go the ebay route you will probably need to have a professional installer do the work.
Well good luck, I hope this helps....
#12 of 35 Re: Chevy Venture - aftermarket DVD player [gb5]
Apr 01, 2008 (7:03 pm)
This certainly helps gb5. Thanks for your reply.
It's reassuring to know someone has done it without any issues. You've inspired me to act.
#13 of 35 Re: Chevy Venture - aftermarket DVD player [sandyriver]
Apr 02, 2008 (10:48 am)
You're welcome, I'm glad that I could be of some help.
Again, good luck...
#14 of 35 Re: 2005 Venture DVD Player [gb5]
Apr 08, 2008 (11:06 am)
Are you trying to play an audio-only device? Like an mp3 player hooked to the audio RCA jacks? I tried that and it doesn't work for my 2003 Venture. I found on another site a guy who said that it needs an active video input to turn on the aux inputs.
Here's what he said:
"I need an input to the, "Video In" jack on the factory-installed dvd player in my 2004 Chevrolet Venture mini van that will result in switching from playing disks to the auxiliary audio inputs.
I want to play my mp3 player thru the auxiliary audio inputs of the dvd player.
-- If I connect the, "Line Out" from my mp3 player to the audio phono input jacks on the dvd player and play the mp3 player, no sound sound is heard.
-- If I connect one end of a cable to the video phono input of the dvd player with the other end open, there is still no sound.
-- If I connect the video out from my camcorder to the the video in on the dvd player, there is still no sound.
-- If I now turn my camcorder on, there is still no sound.
-- If I now press, "Play" on my camcorder, the (mp3 player) sound plays just fine thru the vehicle's speakers."
If anyone knows a way to play audio only through the DVD player aux input, please do tell!
#15 of 35 Re: 2005 Venture DVD Player [jdlough]
Apr 12, 2008 (1:36 pm)
Hi, thank you for the info...
Very interesting, I'll try experimenting with that and get back to you with the results.
I thought I tried that before with connecting an Atari video game unit and didn't get video or audio; but I'll try with my video camera and duplicate what that guy encountered.
#16 of 35 Troubleshooting DVD issue in 2002 Venture WB Edition
Oct 22, 2008 (9:46 am)
We purchased a used 2002 Chevy Venture WB Edition. While testing the features we noticed an issue with the DVD. We can hear sound, but there's no picture. Does anyone have any tips on troubleshooting this? Is there a trick to gettting the picture to appear. The owner's manual doesn't say. Also, ours did not come with the wireless remote and headphones. Does anyone know a good place to purchase these besides the dealer? We appreciate any advice. Thanks.
#17 of 35 Re: Troubleshooting DVD issue in 2002 Venture WB Edition [bigdaddy76]
Dec 30, 2008 (9:19 pm)
I've got an '03 Venture with the same problem: audio is fine but not video to the monitor. Did you ever figure it out?
#18 of 35 Aftermarker Stereo in 2003 Venture
Jan 06, 2009 (12:36 pm)
I have an '03 Venture with factory stereo and DVD system.
I recently had Best Buy put in a pioneer stereo with MP3, and remove the factory stereo. They informed me I'd lose the DVD. My kids are older so it didn't matter.
The stereo, (plus $200 in harness and accessories) went in fine.
My problem is this. I have an overhead console for the rear passengers to plug headphones into, and most importantly control their AC/Heat/Fan. This console no longer works. Unless someone here knows how to make it work, I have no option but to have the stereo removed.
Does anyone know anything about this? GM dealership is useless, and Best Buy doesn't know.
#19 of 35 Re: Troubleshooting DVD issue in 2002 Venture WB Edition [jbil]
Jan 07, 2009 (12:10 pm)
Sorry, I never did resolve the issue. I tried a cleaner CD for the drive, took out the drive to check the connections and took down the overhead console to check the monitor connections. Everything looks fine. No luck. I'll post a reply if I figure it out. Please let me know if you have any success. Thanks.
Feb 03, 2009 (2:36 pm)
I have a '03 Venture with factory installed stereo. There is a CD stuck in the player. Does anyone know how to get it out? Is there someplace to put a jeweler's screwdriver, or a way to open it up?