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Old 09-20-2012, 10:01 AM
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What kinda help are you looking for? I just recently wired mine up, maybe I could help?
it's still sitting on my table waiting on me to decide on what to put in it, but it has been tested and is fully functional right now.
What I was hoping for was to see if this was something I could actually do. I really hate the Garmin sitting on the dash. I wanted a model with a nav unit from the start, but when it came to buying I got a great deal on one without. So now I'm in a shape where I figure I'll have to add the hood. But I want it to work like the OEM. My main problem is that I don't really know that much. My only saving grace has been that I can follow instructions, which has helped when I work on my motorcycle.

I say all of that just to say what I was hoping for was to see if this was a fairly straight forward modification and what steps were involved.

I say this up front, I've not searched on this but, how much room is in hood once the factory screen is taken out? What can I reasonably expect to get in there?

Finally, would I be able to get this all to work with a bose radio?
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:30 PM
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I will do my best to add some pics and steps on what to do when I get home tonight.

I know it's a 7" screen but I do not have the exact measurements on me. I'll get them tonight for ya.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:56 AM
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Sorry got caught up in some other stuff, but I can answer some questions now for ya,

rough measured it, 8 x 4 1/2 x 3/4 of space in there.

I just got a Samsung Galaxy 2 7.0 for mine, fits good, but I will probably have to modify the plug for it to fit perfect.

Removing the screen is very easy and straight forward, only need a philips, small flat head and maybe a knife...

I'll post some pics later on got some other stuff to do right now.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:23 PM
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Hope I'm not thread jacking, just trying to help, but there are some pictures of the inside of the hood in my thread:
https://www.rx8club.com/interior-aud...tablet-237158/
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:38 PM
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Here is my progress so far, still got a good bit of work to put in, but it's getting there.









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Old 09-23-2012, 10:43 PM
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So I bought an ICS based 7" tablet today that I'm seriously considering breaking down and mounting in my OEM nav tray and shelve the JDM tray for a while.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200822103543&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160
I did the wiring mentioned here, and in a couple other threads, quite some time ago but haven't gotten any further with it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:14 AM
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with your galaxy tab 7

if you power if off (with the button so the device is completely off)

what happens when you connect a charger while it's off?

does the device just start charging or does it start up into the OS?

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Lareon View Post
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with your galaxy tab 7

if you power if off (with the button so the device is completely off)

what happens when you connect a charger while it's off?

does the device just start charging or does it start up into the OS?

thanks
I think this directed at me, just trying to help. When off and plugged into the charger my Huawei MediaPad simply charges and doesn't boot. I also have a Samsung phone and it does not boot when plugged into the charger, it just shows a charging screen.
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I think this directed at me, just trying to help. When off and plugged into the charger my Huawei MediaPad simply charges and doesn't boot. I also have a Samsung phone and it does not boot when plugged into the charger, it just shows a charging screen.
thanks for the reply Daisun that's what i was thinking would happen, damn but as furry has the galaxy tab 7 and i plan to get the exact same tablet i was wondering / hoping it would power up when connected but i think i'm probably holding out on a lost cause on that front


I was going to get tasker to turn off the screen when the hood is down and when charging stops, tasker would power off the device entirely. to power it back on will require a button press (not hard to do with a small hole) but i was hoping to get it automated by the charging procedure.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:38 AM
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I'll check it today when I get home.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:02 PM
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That's going to be a no for powering on when plugged in, but I'll look around and see if there is a way to change that.

I also came up it a solution (that will probably only work for me) for recharging the tablet without killing the battery in the car, and without removing the tablet. I have a nice little 5 year old jumper pack with a USB charger built in to it. If need be I can throw the jumper on the passenger floor and let it charge the tablet over night, and then recharge the jumper the next day.
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Originally Posted by 1.3_LittersOfFurry View Post
That's going to be a no for powering on when plugged in, but I'll look around and see if there is a way to change that.

I also came up it a solution (that will probably only work for me) for recharging the tablet without killing the battery in the car, and without removing the tablet. I have a nice little 5 year old jumper pack with a USB charger built in to it. If need be I can throw the jumper on the passenger floor and let it charge the tablet over night, and then recharge the jumper the next day.

I had the same idea, i've got one too with 2 12v car charger ports on the side. still being able to start the tablet without pressing that button would be nicer but oh well i think using a tablet instead of a carpc is still a much nicer solution, so much less wiring.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:05 AM
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Also a lot cheaper.
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...re.nomoarpowah

maybe you could try this? it worked on my galaxy note.

I would test it myself with the tab but haven't bought it yet :p

it gives you a screen when power is connected with a reboot option :D if it works, problem solved

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Originally Posted by Lareon View Post
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...re.nomoarpowah

maybe you could try this? it worked on my galaxy note.

I would test it myself with the tab but haven't bought it yet :p

it gives you a screen when power is connected with a reboot option :D if it works, problem solved
Thats a really good find. Chainfire always has the most useful root apps, for Samsung devices at least.

I drilled a small hole to access the power button in hood just incase I need to reboot, you can't see it unless you're looking for it.

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Old 09-28-2012, 10:23 AM
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^ I was going to do the same for the power button.

Nice find on the app, I'll try it out today.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:55 AM
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Just a heads up guys, I been lurking on tablet forums and I was warned that the battery could catch on fire if temps exceed 140*f. The cabin in my car reaches those temps in the summer, so I will be experimenting with how the tablet functions without the battery today.



Edit- It will not work without the battery. Starting to look into cooling ideas.

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Originally Posted by 1.3_LittersOfFurry View Post
Just a heads up guys, I been lurking on tablet forums and I was warned that the battery could catch on fire if temps exceed 140*f. The cabin in my car reaches those temps in the summer, so I will be experimenting with how the tablet functions without the battery today.



Edit- It will not work without the battery. Starting to look into cooling ideas.
being in England i think this will be less of a worry to me :p
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ah did that app work on the tablet?
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:10 PM
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Well, I haven't rooted the tablet... yet. I did root my phone last week (remember I'm new to android, just switch from about 4 years of iPhone, takes me a little while to learn lol). But I will give it a try sometime next week on my vacation.

As far as the battery heat issues go, I have only come up with 2 possible solutions so far.

1.) Try relocating the battery to the bottom of the dash behind the radio, where it has the best chance to survive.
2.) Install a small PC fan into the hood (bottom section where it makes that big square hole). And have it come on with the key.
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1.3_LittersOfFurry I had a question about the tablet your using. Are you able to charge the table and access the USB at the same time. I'm thinking of using the OTG USB functionality of the laptop to attach to a hard drive that I can easily remove from the car. I was thinking of the Tab but I was not sure if lost the usb when it was charging.

Also thanks for the pics you posted. It has convinced me that can do this. I am now in the process of pulling all the parts together. I'm hoping by this weekend that I'll have the nav hood and can start working on gutting and wiring.
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1.3_LittersOfFurry I had a question about the tablet your using. Are you able to charge the table and access the USB at the same time. I'm thinking of using the OTG USB functionality of the laptop to attach to a hard drive that I can easily remove from the car. I was thinking of the Tab but I was not sure if lost the usb when it was charging.

Also thanks for the pics you posted. It has convinced me that can do this. I am now in the process of pulling all the parts together. I'm hoping by this weekend that I'll have the nav hood and can start working on gutting and wiring.
From my understanding the Tab 2 charges via the microUSB port. So you can't have both have a harddrive and a charger plugged in at the same time.

I used a Huawei Mediapad which had a separate charging port and microUSB port.
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From my understanding the Tab 2 charges via the microUSB port. So you can't have both have a harddrive and a charger plugged in at the same time.

I used a Huawei Mediapad which had a separate charging port and microUSB port.
this is correct for the tab 2 it charges via the usb


and yep Daisun's build made me change my entire idea and go for a tablet instead of a carpc

so thanks from me too!
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^ They are correct.
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I'm pretty sure one could cook up a 3 way cable that supplies power to both devices and allows OTG...
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