Toyota And Lexus DVD Bypass Options

Have you ever wondered why your Toyota or Lexus can’t play DVDs while in motion? It’s not broken; it’s just because your car has safeguards in place to keep the DVD player off when the car is moving. These safeguards are meant to prevent the driver from being distracted by the screen while on the road.

Toyota and Lexus have been doing this for a long time by wiring the DVD player to the parking brake so that it will only play when the parking brake is engaged. They’ve recently changed the way they do this; many newer models have a system that monitors the parking brake, speed, and and GPS coordinates, which keeps the DVD player off every time the car’s moving.

Bypass Toyota dvd

A system you should access anytime you want, via Toyota Motor Europe

There are ways to bypass the parking brake safeguard, but the motion sensor bypass is much harder. Luckily, VAIS has a solution for Toyota and Lexus models that disengages the system’s monitoring capabilities.

Bypassing The Motion Sensor Safeguard

Modern safeguards require a lot more finesse to bypass. In this case, a DVD bypass kit will do the trick. It’s simply a unit you plug or wire into your DVD player that’s designed to fool the video system into thinking that the car is never in motion (which in turn gets the video system to let you turn on the DVD player whenever you want).

Bypass ULM

VAIS Technology’s ULM-71 model

VAIS Technology offers a simple plug-n-play system that’s a three-inch long and two-inch wide unit you can mount on the carpet or chassis and plug into your DVD player. Here’s an extensive list of what we have available:

  • ULM-51 (Lexus models only):
    • 2007-2009 GS 350/430/460/450H
    • 2007-2009 ES 350/300h
    • 2008-2009 LX 570
    • 2007-2009 LS 460/600HL
    • 2006-2009 IS 250/350
  • ULM-61 (Lexus models only):
    • 2010-2011 GS 350/430/460/450H
    • 2010-2012 ES 350/300H
    • 2010-2013 GX 470/460
    • 2010-2012 RX 350/400h/450h
    • 2010-2011 LX 570
    • 2010-2012 LS 460/600HL
    • 2010-2012 HS 250H
    • 2010 SC 430
    • 2011-2012 CT 200H/F Sport
    • 2010-2012 IS-F/IS-C
    • 2010-2012 IS 250/350
  • ULM-71 (Lexus models only):
    • 2012-2014 GS 350/430/460/450H
    • 2013-2014 ES 350/300H
    • 2013-2016 RX 350/400h/450h
    • 2013-2015 LX 570
    • 2013-2014 LS 460/600HL
    • 2013 CT 200H/F Sport
    • 2013-2014 IS-F/IS-C
    • 2013 IS 250/350
  • ULM-77 (Toyota models only):
    • 2014-2015 Corolla
    • 2015 Avalon
    • 2014-2015 Tacoma
    • 2014-2015 4Runner
    • 2014-2015 Tundra
    • 2015 Sequoia
    • 2015 Prius
    • 2014-2015 Camry
    • 2015 Sienna
    • 2014-2015 Highlander
    • 2014-2015 RAV4
    • 2015 Venza
  • ULM-81 (Lexus models only):
    • 2015 GS 350/430/460/450H
    • 2015 ES 350/300H
    • 2014-2016 GX 470/460
    • 2016 LX 570
    • 2015-2016 LS 460/600HL
    • 2014-2015 CT 200h/F Sport
    • 2015-2016 IS-F/IS-C
    • 2015-2016 RC/RC-F
    • 2015-2016 NX/NXH
    • 2014-2016 IS 250/350
    • 2016-2017 RX 350/450H

Important Note From VAIS Technology

We understand why Toyota and Lexus have these safeguards in place. No one should watch movies or navigate the system while driving. We created our DVD bypass kits (which are also navigation unlock kits) to let you access your system whenever you want. These kits are not intended for use while driving but are instead for passenger use only.

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