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Old 12-31-2012, 10:45 AM   #101
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I too looked at this one, but found one for $5

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009LGELKE/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00
Yeah.. China Mail takes FOREVER. But I have high hopes that this outputs the needed current.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:47 AM   #102
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I too looked at this one, but found one for $5

Amazon.com: SZD Dc Converter Buck Module 12v Convert to 5v,5v Usb Output Power Adapter Top NEW: Electronics

Yeah.. China Mail takes FOREVER. But I have high hopes that this outputs the needed current.
Me too I also read on xda-developers that tablets are sensitive to the length of the micro-USB connector and the length of the cable. So keeping the length of the cable should help with the current output. The one I'm using now is like 6ft haha so I think that's not helping. I'll update once I receive mine!

I also finally got the OBD2 reader from China and hooked that up with Torque to the tablet, works like a charm. Real-time engine stats on the tablet, pretty awesome!
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:50 AM   #103
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We still need a solution to "no-power" situations, as the physical buttons needs to be pressed. Not much progress seems to be made on the low level kernel edit.

Possibly using one of the nexus 7 docking stations?
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:07 AM   #104
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We still need a solution to "no-power" situations, as the physical buttons needs to be pressed. Not much progress seems to be made on the low level kernel edit.

Possibly using one of the nexus 7 docking stations?
Currently see 2 solutions to this problem:

1- Extend the power button and make it external. This is doable but requires very fine soldering There's a thread on xda-developers that documents it.
2- Kernel patch to boot on power. I'm working on this now, built the CM10 kernel over the weekend and I'll see what I can do.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:57 PM   #105
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To resolve the power button issue, wouldn't a pin hole drilled in the bezel just to the side of the physical button allow you to stick a paper clip in to then rock against said hole to actuate the power button? Something like the manual eject buttons on DVD/CD players.

Far from perfect, and assuming you can find a drill bit that small, but no soldering required...

Depending on how the edge of the tablet and the bezel meet on the inside edge, I wonder if you could dremel a notch between the tablet front and the edge of the bezel. Then use a custom bent paper clip to go in and around.

Really great work btw.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:26 PM   #106
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is there anyway to push the stock headunit far enough back to keep it...i wouldnt mind replacing the headunit but the hands free works great in the car
OK so the whole dash came off today. I messed around for 2 hours. The stock unit cannot be pushed back because of the wide front panel. It hits with a narrow support behind it. I tried to every position possible. I even took off the front panel of the head unit, it sat right where I wanted but then you can't change channels or modes and the wheel controls don't work.

A new head unit is a MUST.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:25 AM   #107
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Looking good Zedix. You might have to help me do this with mine when I get home. That stereo I bought from ebay was DOA. Since I need to buy a new one now I might as well upgrade to a tablet
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:36 AM   #108
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hrmm. you guys have me wondering now if the deck that comes on the 2013 WRX (non-nav) can be pushed back. If that were possible...talk about a simple install. I might have to pull the dash today and take a look.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:44 AM   #109
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hrmm. you guys have me wondering now if the deck that comes on the 2013 WRX (non-nav) can be pushed back. If that were possible...talk about a simple install. I might have to pull the dash today and take a look.
I don't know about the 13 but I tried yesterday with my 08. No shortcut found.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #110
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I think I'll check it out this afternoon after I go shooting. A day of all that is man.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:49 PM   #111
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pulled dash on the 2013 wrx. i will need to get the JDM dash piece you guys are using as well. I also will need the ASWC to retain steering wheel controls, the ae64 wiring harness, the 12v to 5v USB charger, the deck, and to figure out the USB storage option.

I am uploading my music to Google Play right now, but I think that I may pop my data cap and be unhappy with the sound quality if I'm streaming it from the cloud over BT tethering on my phone to the Nexus 7 via FoxFi. I guess we'll see. it would certainly solve my storage problems, but I'd like to have another storage solution in place by the time I'm ready to install. The problem is... I can't really think of one.

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i'm interested to know about the USB storage, using a splitter. one for the USB HDD and one to power the tablet. if it'll work
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:25 PM   #113
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i thought about that as well, Rescuer, I don't know if it will or it won't. I plan to test it though.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:12 PM   #114
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Currently see 2 solutions to this problem:

1- Extend the power button and make it external. This is doable but requires very fine soldering There's a thread on xda-developers that documents it.
2- Kernel patch to boot on power. I'm working on this now, built the CM10 kernel over the weekend and I'll see what I can do.
optionally, you could just cut a small hole into the top of the JDM dash panel and then measure a wooden dowel with a color matched (to the dash) button sitting on top to allow you to power cycle (or otherwise press the power button) the tablet. I will probably end up doing this. In order to get a good color match, I may just pasti-dip the entire front. I don't understand the color choice of the stock bezel (or the JDM one for that matter) anyways. Nothing else in the dash is that silver color that they're using. The closest you get (proximity wise) is the door handles... which would look better plasti-dipped as well.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:14 PM   #115
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here's what I'm ordering (on top of the Nexus 7, and the JDM double-DIN dash and ae64 harness):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002W8EDOM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=AVS46TMDHWG5T
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007XKGX2O/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&smid=A02818241383XCJQPM613
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HZVH6G/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&smid=A366JJX4Y3BPUI
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004G7V5O8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FUNYSA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&smid=A2F257K5E0CP7Z
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039H2W66/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:08 PM   #116
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also ordered this to allow me to use the stock USB plug connection with my deck: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...u3jONiJIhfY%3D

got an email back from IA Performance, the Double DIN matte black/silver are now OOS and 3 weeks out from Japan. I switched mine to silver, and will either mask/plasti-dip to look like stock, or plasti-dip the whole thing.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:47 AM   #117
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After spending way too many hours building and modifying the kernel, it looks like the Nexus 7 doesn't even use the stock kernel functionality to handle charging. Seems like Asus made it lower level and integrated it into the bootloader. As far as I know there's no way to easily modify the bootloader.

Thanks for all the suggestions about using a small object to press the power button. It's in a very hard to reach place though. After the tablet is fitted in, the power button ends up under the top dash part, so a hole would have to be drilled through the dash on top... Not a perfect solution...
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:11 PM   #118
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I've just recieved my ASWC ad right angle 3.5mm cable. the rest is on the way. I'll have to take a look at the JDM dash replacement and getting a power button relocated to the top of the panel after mine comes in and I test fit it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:20 PM   #119
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Any thoughts on getting a JVC KD-X50BT instead of the Arsenal? A bit cheaper and no CD player.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:22 PM   #120
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Any thoughts on getting a JVC KD-X50BT instead of the Arsenal? A bit cheaper and no CD player.
Thats actually the one I picked up. Not difference is going to be seen, just lack of a CD player.

Has the same bluetooth functionality as the one used by OP. 2 phone support, and wattage.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:52 PM   #121
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I've been inspired by this thread and have started the process as well. I picked up a JVC KD-X80BT from Crutchfield (has 4.8V preamp outputs as opposed to 2.5 on the X50BT) and will use that as the base of the system. It'll be replacing my factory nav system, which is adequate for now, but the low volume from the aux input is aggravating. Consequently the Nav system is up for sale if anyone's interested I was thinking about the problem with power over time, what if you flipped the tablet the other way, moving connections and such, so the power button would be closer to the bottom? That might allow access to it with a dowel rod or even a pin via the air vents. Just a thought.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:16 AM   #122
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Maulis425 - interesting idea on the orientation change for acess to the power button. Definitely worth a look during my test fitment.

received the JVC Arsenal deck, the Subaru of Japan Double DIN dash piece (and started the Plasti-Dip process), got the USB cable that I linked, the AWSC, and the right angle connector (3.5mm).

still waiting on the USB 3.0A outlet, the right angle OTG connector, and I just sent payment (30 minutes ago) on the ae64 harness. If you're planning on getting ahold of 96svx from ae64 for the harness, plan to do so about 1 week ahead of ordering your other parts (from my experience). He was slow to respond, but very thorough when he did. Not a gripe, just my experience.

I may even start testing some of this out, and doing test fits this week (after I finish the Plasti-Dip process) and see if I can figure out a power button solution. If not though, I don't really see it as being super cricial. In the even of something so catastrophic that it requires a physical power button press... the dash comes off in 10 seconds without the need for tools.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #123
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Awesome, I think it'll start to come together quickly. I was thinking this morning, as I was discussing this with my wife, about somehow making the Nexus "easily" removable from its home in the dash. Using some napkin logic, we would need some sort of slot to pull the Nexus from and some sort of easy connect/disconnect "dock" that holds the USB mini port and audio out jack and sort of a rail to guide the Nexus into said dock. This would obviously be a LOT more involved, but in the event that you wanted to remove the Nexus whilst using the radio, you could do so without having to get into the dash, even if it takes a paltry 10 seconds. This would effectively nullify any predicament with getting to the power button as one would just remove it from the dash to turn it back on. I'm far from an engineer, but I think the hardest part of this, without having pulled my dash apart, would be fabricating some sort of small, thin dock connector for Nexus to plug in to. Crazy ideas, I know
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:12 PM   #124
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I also looked at the orientation - originally my plan was to have it the other way, with the power button facing downwards. Basically it ends up leaning against the top of the dual fans compartment. You'd have to stick your finger in the fan compartment through the grill to access the power button, assuming you're willing to drill a hole through it. It's another option.

Like sabregen said though... it's not 100% critical to have access to the power button. I rarely need access to it, and when I do the front pops up in 10 seconds with no tool. Just pop it partially open, press button, and re-snap in place.

I'm glad to see this thread inspired many people. Best of luck to everyone, it really is worth it!
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:23 PM   #125
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That's a really good point Zedix, perhaps that can be used to our advantage. If oriented down, then getting to it sounds like a simpler process. Perhaps we can use the air vents to our advantage? Maybe by angling them properly and putting a pin/dowel on them, they can depress the power button for us? Something like pushing down on the air vent lever would push the back up (like a see-saw) thus pushing our power button? I'm thinking simply pulling the dash off for 10 seconds would be the simplest solution
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