How to Install a DVD Screen in a Town & Countryby J. Anthony Cooley
Installing a DVD player in a Town & Country is much easier to do yourself than it sounds. There are no wires to connect to the vehicle and no holes to cut in the ceiling; the project requires common household tools to complete. The entire installation process takes about an hour. Afterward, you will be able to take your favorite DVDs with you on the road.
Wedge a flat-head screwdriver under the dome light to loosen it up. Remove the overhead dome light from the ceiling and unplug the wire harness from the back of it. Tuck the wire harness up into the hole in the ceiling.
Place the bracket over the ceiling hole. Make sure the bracket lies flat against the ceiling. Trace around the bracket with a carpenters knife to cut away the headliner. Remove the bracket and discard the cut piece of headliner. The bracket is part of the mounting kit that you can buy as a package or separately.
Pull the wire harness down from the ceiling hole and thread it into the slots in the bracket. Place the bracket back onto the ceiling where the headliner has been removed.
Use a drill with a machine tap drill bit to create threaded holes in each corner of the bracket. Continue drilling through the bracket into the ceiling, but do not drill through the ceiling.
Insert the mounting screws through the bracket and tighten them into the ceiling using a Phillips screwdriver. Plug the wire harness into the power inlet of the DVD player. The wire harness is made up of several wires that connect to a simple plug that connects into the DVD player's power inlet. Car DVD player systems use unique power inlets that are different from home DVD systems. Slide the DVD player onto the bracket until the DVD player locks into place.
- This article is written specifically for an overhead DVD player installation and does not apply to either in-dash or headrest installations.
Things You'll Need
- Flat-head screwdriver
- Carpenters knife
- Drill with machine tap drill bit
- Phillips screwdriver
Jason Cooley began writing in 2005 as the owner of a personal-training business, authoring advertising copy and business contracts. He has since served as a writer with Oral B and On Top of My Diabetes.