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Old 12-12-2012, 01:53 PM   #76
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The things that stops me from directly placing my n7 into the dash are these.

1. tethering (iphone:n7) certain apps don't recognize the Bluetooth tether mainly pandora radio app. which is my go to app for music in the car. it does play spotify radio, have not tried other apps yet.

2. Hot/Cold. I live in the northeast where temps can range inside the car from 120+ to -20 very easily. I dont think the n7 will be able to handle the extreme cold or heat. especially the heat.

i love n7 and this setup.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:13 PM   #77
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I'll have to find out if ALL the settings get saved on to the ecu.
It is saved on the ECU once you flashed it. There is no need to keep the AP plugged into the OBD gate all the time.

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The things that stops me from directly placing my n7 into the dash are these.



1. tethering (iphone:n7) certain apps don't recognize the Bluetooth tether mainly pandora radio app. which is my go to app for music in the car. it does play spotify radio, have not tried other apps yet.



2. Hot/Cold. I live in the northeast where temps can range inside the car from 120+ to -20 very easily. I dont think the n7 will be able to handle the extreme cold or heat. especially the heat.



i love n7 and this setup.
If you go on youtube and look up a show call "Amplified". They have some cool idea to mount tablets into the dash without it staying there permanently.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:01 PM   #78
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awesomeeeeeeee
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:23 PM   #79
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This is so cool. Never would've thought of that! I'm guessing you just have all your music stored on your nexus? Or are you tethering a connection of some sort and using google play? what if you need to take the tablet out? easily removable? this is great, kudos.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:21 PM   #80
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sorry havent been keeping up with this thread

watchespn app ftw?



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I love this post. I'm going to do something similar to this. I really don't want to use a radio since it will be an extra battery drainage. I found that a Clarion Equalizer does the job even better than a radio since it have 7v outputs and I don't even use the radio. A good place to mount it will be where the cup holder is. Also to make it look more fancy i would trim the radio bezel so you can see the whole black glass screen of the nexus. This would also bring it closer. I do have a question about the wiring tho. How it the battery holding up? Did the nexus die on you yet?
battery will last a good 4-5 days on normal everyday usage (to and from work) which usually means tethering for music. but as of lately ive stored songs on my tablet through spotify

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Is that app accurate? how does it get the readings?
from my experience the app is not that accurate especially with the slow refresh rate. kind of cool to show people but i prefer real gauges. it uses a bluetooth obd2 adapter.

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This is so cool. Never would've thought of that! I'm guessing you just have all your music stored on your nexus? Or are you tethering a connection of some sort and using google play? what if you need to take the tablet out? easily removable? this is great, kudos.
spotify is all stored on the nexus. everything else is streamed and tethered to my phone. tablet is pretty easy to take out. takes like 10 sec

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The things that stops me from directly placing my n7 into the dash are these.

1. tethering (iphone:n7) certain apps don't recognize the Bluetooth tether mainly pandora radio app. which is my go to app for music in the car. it does play spotify radio, have not tried other apps yet.

2. Hot/Cold. I live in the northeast where temps can range inside the car from 120+ to -20 very easily. I dont think the n7 will be able to handle the extreme cold or heat. especially the heat.

i love n7 and this setup.
i think the nexus will fair pretty well in extreme temps. i used to have a ipod mounted permanently in my car and it used to face some really extreme cold and hot weather conditions (as much as VA would allow) and it never skipped a beat. i hope the nexus will do the same but im in southern california now so i think ill be ok
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:00 PM   #81
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sorry havent been keeping up with this thread

from my experience the app is not that accurate especially with the slow refresh rate. kind of cool to show people but i prefer real gauges. it uses a bluetooth obd2 adapter.
The app is getting data from the ECU.... it's accurate, however it has a refresh rate of around 300ms.

To say it is inaccurate is simply not true.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:08 PM   #82
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The app is getting data from the ECU.... it's accurate, however it has a refresh rate of around 300ms.

To say it is inaccurate is simply not true.
thats what i meant. either way its cool but not worth depending on
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:40 PM   #83
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Do you leave the OBD reader plugged in ? I just got one, was gonna plug/unplug it everytime, but I don't want to ruin the connector.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:27 PM   #84
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yea. doesnt get in the way, for me at least.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:09 PM   #85
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wow even the Bluetooth OBD II dongle still takes that long? I was expecting delays but 300ms is a very long delay lol. I was hoping somethign in the double digit at the most.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:32 AM   #86
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Hmm.. Is there anyway to move the N7 down at all? The position it is in now would bug me to no end!
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:36 PM   #87
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i dont think you can charge and use a usb otg cable for external storage at the same time...its one or the other (unfortunatly). i have a 1TB external drive i would love to use along with this idea. ive been trying to do something like this for a long time. started out with an old laptop running android and a single din flip out VGA screen...was a messy install didnt look professional. love this idea, might start it in the spring. thanks for the thread
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:51 PM   #88
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i dont think you can charge and use a usb otg cable for external storage at the same time...its one or the other (unfortunatly). i have a 1TB external drive i would love to use along with this idea. ive been trying to do something like this for a long time. started out with an old laptop running android and a single din flip out VGA screen...was a messy install didnt look professional. love this idea, might start it in the spring. thanks for the thread
Certain kernels support charging and otg.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:08 PM   #89
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Awesome install. I literally just did the same thing with a Kindle Fire using tetherGPS. My HU is in the glovebox like yours, but I'm looking to mount it somewhere else in the near future as my glovebox handle has been broken for years and it takes two hands to open the glove box.

What are you using for profiles in tasker to save battery? Have you found it possible to control the on/off state of the kindle when charging? I lose about 6% battery overnight with the following settings, but I imagine that someone has come up with a better battery management profile.

When my kindle sees power it turns on wifi and connects to my phones network, GPS, turns the screen on and volume up and opens maps.

When my kindle loses power it turns the screen blackout to 7 seconds, turns off wifi, GPS and quits tetherGPS.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:20 PM   #90
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Thinking about doing this for the upcoming nexus. Based on the dimensions of the original nexus, how much of the device is actually behind the bezel? I'm wondering because i'm trying to see if theres some way i can dremel out the bezel a bit to allow for the tablet to sit on a mount and be removable but still be relatively flush looking.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:27 AM   #91
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:47 PM   #92
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Any issues with GPS? I skimmed through the thread and didn't see, so if I missed, I apologize.

Just installed a 2013 Nexus 7 in my STi but it can't lock onto GPS....

Waiting for my JDM Double Din Bezel to show

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Old 08-19-2013, 12:10 PM   #93
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Inspired by this thread I went ahead and did the same thing with my nexus 7. One hiccup though. How do you turn the unit on? Did you wire up something to the power button inside the unit? Or did you use some sort of cheap mechanical solution to press the power button?

If you leave it on all the time it will eventually drain your car battery right?


For those interested. I use the same hyco bar solution (its found in the plumbing section of home depot btw. 87 cents. (you only need 1 bar).

Instead of plank of wood i used a piece of rubber drawer lining which is between the nexus and the hyco bars. and provides it from slipping around or damaging the back of the nexus if i ever want to remove it.

Just can't figure out how to turn the nexus on. Is there a "power on when plugged in" setting in cyanogen mod perhaps?
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:56 PM   #94
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Any issues with GPS? I skimmed through the thread and didn't see, so if I missed, I apologize.

Just installed a 2013 Nexus 7 in my STi but it can't lock onto GPS....

Waiting for my JDM Double Din Bezel to show
i'm having the same issue with google map and pandora (internet and iheartradio works fine)

are u using foxfi? might have something to do with jellybean
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:21 PM   #95
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Soo bad ass. I wish I didn't have stock nav or I'd do this. Good job!
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #96
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Inspired by this thread I went ahead and did the same thing with my nexus 7. One hiccup though. How do you turn the unit on? Did you wire up something to the power button inside the unit? Or did you use some sort of cheap mechanical solution to press the power button?

If you leave it on all the time it will eventually drain your car battery right?


For those interested. I use the same hyco bar solution (its found in the plumbing section of home depot btw. 87 cents. (you only need 1 bar).

Instead of plank of wood i used a piece of rubber drawer lining which is between the nexus and the hyco bars. and provides it from slipping around or damaging the back of the nexus if i ever want to remove it.

Just can't figure out how to turn the nexus on. Is there a "power on when plugged in" setting in cyanogen mod perhaps?
You running CyanogenMod? Yes, there's a setting for "wake up on power" and "stay awake while charging." I use tasker to change screen timeout settings and wake the screen/"play" music on "charge."

Some more info in later posts here http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2459432


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i'm having the same issue with google map and pandora (internet and iheartradio works fine)

are u using foxfi? might have something to do with jellybean
I'm using a ROM that utilizes Android WiFi tether w/out it in my plan. Turns out the GPS issue is a Gen 2 Nexus 7 issue...still waiting for a fix.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:31 AM   #97
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wow that pretty cool, wish i had the guts to tear up my car lol
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:02 AM   #98
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Has anyone verified a way to solve the charging issue? N7's are cheap enough that I'd be willing to leave one in the dash permanently provided it could stay charged indefinitely.

Nice install OP
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:01 AM   #99
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Has anyone verified a way to solve the charging issue? N7's are cheap enough that I'd be willing to leave one in the dash permanently provided it could stay charged indefinitely.

Nice install OP
I didn't know ow there was an issue? My battery never goes below 95%
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:17 AM   #100
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Good work and pics.
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