BOSS BV6VIS User Manual

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6" Visor-MountTFT Monitor

Congratulations on your purchase of aVideo Monitor.

It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to bring you the highest level of performance and quality, and will afford you years of viewing pleasure.

Thank you for makingyour choice for car video entertainment!

U S E R ’ S M A N U A L


2 General precautions

2Safety precautions

3Installation precautions

3Operating precautions


4What is included?

5Monitor controls and features

6Remote control

7System wiring

8Monitor installation

10 Removing the monitor

10Remote control battery replacement



BV6VIS User’s Manual - Contents

General precautions

Please read this manual completely and carefully prior to attempting to install your new mobile video equipment. Installed correctly, your

equipment will provide you with years of enjoyable and safe usage.

Installation of this equipment in any portion of a vehicle which impairs or distracts the driver is improper and dangerous assumes no liability whatsoever for failure to follow the proper installation of this product.

Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.

Safety precautions

Do not operate this equipment while driving – safe driving should always be your highest priority.

Do not mount this monitor on the sun visor in front of the driver.

In some states and countries, the viewing of images on a screeen inside a vehicle is illegal, even by people other than the driver. Be sure that the installation and operation of this system is in compliance with local rules and regulations.

Do not open or attempt to repair this unit yourself. Dangerous high voltages are present which may result in electric shock. Refer any repairs to a qualified service technician.

Do not attempt to repair a damaged, broken or faulty power cord. Replace it with a new one immediately.

To avoid risk of electronic shock or damage to the monitor, do not permit any of this equipment to become damp or wet from water or drinks. If this does occur, immediately unplug the power cord and send the monitor to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible.

if there is smoke or any peculiar odor present during useor if there is damage to any of the component enclosures, immediately unplug the power cord and send the monitor to your local dealer or service center as soon as possible .

SHOCK HAZARD! Do not open the case of this product. There are dangerous voltages present within the unit. There are no user-serviceable parts within the unit.

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Installation precautions

Choose a mounting location in your vehicle where the unit will not distract or otherwise interfere with the driver’s ability to control the vehicle.

Do not install components in areas which are susceptible to rain, moisture, direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold, excessive dust, dirt or humidity.

If installation requires drilling holes or other modifications to the vehicle, consult with your nearest dealer or professional car audio installer.

Use only the installation parts and hardware provided with the unit to ensure proper installation. Using other parts can cause malfunction and possible damage to your video monitor.

Use only a power source with 12 Volts DC (negative ground).

Before final installation, temporarily connect the wiring according to the diagram near the end of this manual, check it to ensure that it has been connected properly, and test the unit to make sure it is working correctly.

After the monitor is installed, do not arbitrarily pull it down or strike it. This may loosen the mounting screws and cause it to fall down.

Operating precautions

Turn the unit off when it is not in use.

Avoid dropping any metal objects or inflammable items into the monitor ventilation slots.

Do not place objects on or suspend objects from the power cord, as this may damage the cord.

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What is included?

Your new video monitor features the

When first unpacking your new flip-


down monitor, please check first that

• TFT Active Matrix LCD display

the package contains all of the items

below. If something is missing, contact

On-screenmenu system

the store where you purchased the


• Audio/video input controls

• LCD monitor

• Wireless remote control

• Monitor shround


• Wireless remote control with






AV input Y cable


• Power/AV cable


• Monitor removal key


• Mounting screws



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Monitor Controls and Features







By pressing this button, you can scroll through the functions which can be adjusted in the menu system: Brightness, Color and Contrast.


This jack can be used to connect an auxiliary video input, such as a portable DVD player or video game.

When you use this input, the monitor system automatically shuts off the other incoming video signals from other sources that may be connected.


For private listening, plug your headphones into this jack.


This button turns the monitor system on and off.


These buttons are used to increase or decrease parameters in the onscreen display menu system.


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Remote Control

1 2 3


Press to turn unit ON or OFF.



Pressing this button brings up a menu which enables you set the monitor to automatically shut off after a prescribed amount of time between 15 and 120 minutes.



Press this button to turn off the sound. Press it again to turn it back on.


These buttons are used to increase or decrease parameters in the onscreen display menu system.



By pressing this button, you can scroll through the functions which can be

adjusted in the menu system:

6 7 8

Brightness, Color and Contrast.


Pressing this button brings up a menu which enables you to rotate the image on the screen.


Press this button to change between the AV input sources .

8P.P. (Picture Processing)

Pushiing this button cycles between four preset video "styles." These styles are combinations of brightness, contrast and color which some users find appropriate for the different programs they watch.

The four modes are VIVID, SOFT, STANDARD and LIGHT. If you want to return to the settings you created yourself using the Brightness, Color and Contrast settings in the Menu system, press the P.P. button until you arrive at the setting called MEMORY.

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System wiring

Using the wires provided, complete the audio, video and power connections in your vehicle as shown in the diagram below.

The installation instructions describe the process of installing the monitor into the sun visor, but they do not describe how to route the wires through your vehicle to the visor location. For best results, consult with a professional installer on this issue.




(DVD player, video

game, etc.)








(DVD player, video

game, etc.)






















to Chassis Ground

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Monitor installation

CAUTION: If you have any doubts about this type of installation, please consult your local mobile electronics retailer. Errors in instaling this monitor in your vehicle may cause

damage which is expensive to repair.

6-5/8"x4-3/4"paper template taped in place

1-3/4"clear zone on each side

Remove the screws which attach the sun visor to the ceiling of your vehicle. Place the visor on clean towel or cloth in a clean area of your worksurface.

Push on the visor with your fingers to make sure there are no obstructions inside that would interfere with the installation. After you confirm that there are no internal obstructions, take the paper template provide in place, and mark the area to be cut.

After you confirm that there are no internal obstructions, make a paper template in a rectangular shape, exactly 6-5/8"x4-3/4"and tape it in the place where you want to locate the monitor.

Since the monitor frame is wider than the monitor housing, be sure to leave at least 1- 3/4" space on the visor surface to the right and left of where the opening will be.

Trace the template accurately with a pencil onto the surface of the visor and remove the template.

Using a sharp, adjustable-depthblade knife, make a diagonal cut from one corner (of the rectangular area you traced from the template) to the opposite corner. Repeat, cutting diagonally between the other two corners.

Carefully peel back the upholstery material.

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Set the adjustable blade to 1/2" depth, and












cut around the edges of the hole. Pull up












one corner of the visor padding, and use the












blade to cut underneath – remove a small












section at a time, using the "pull up and cut"














method for uniform depth.












Using sharp scissors, cut the points off the












flaps of upholstery material to 3/8" wide.

















Route the cable from the place where it












attaches to the ceiling through the visor to












the cavity you have created for the monitor.












The neatest way to do this is to feed the












cable through the metal tube which runs























along the top of the visor interior and ends












hidden in the roof liner of the vehicle.












Then fold the four flaps into the cavity in the




































































Thread the cable through the hole in the












lower left corner of the monitor shroud (if












the monitor is in the shroud, first see the












section called "Removing the Monitor" and












follow the instructions for removal).












Insert the monitor shroud into the cavity in












the visor to test the fit and make any adjust-












ments necessary. When you are satisfied,












use hot glue to attach the monitor shroud












to the visor. Be sure to hold the monitor












firmly in place, applying gentle pressure,












until you are sure the hot glue has hardened.












Connect the AV/power cable from the












monitor to the cable you have already












installed in the visor.












Then place the monitor into the shroud and












gently press until you hear a "click."












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Removing the monitor

Should you need to remove the monitor from the shroud, insert the removal key as shown in the diagram below.

Insert the two prongs of the key into the gap between the monitor and the shroud (as shown in the diagram) to depress the two snap catches on the side of the monitor which secure it. Then use the key to gently lift the right side of the monitor out of the shroud and remove it.

Be sure to push the monitor all the way back in until you feel a click when you are reassembling the monitor system.

Insert the removal key into the gap on the right side of the monitor to depress the tabs to release it.

Changing the battery in the remote control

The remote battery is held in a small “drawer” on one edge of the remote. To open this drawer, press and hold the small button on the edge of this drawer (as shown below) and slide the drawer out.

Insert a new battery and push the drawer back fully into the remote.


Release button

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