What wireless OBDII sender are you using in these pics?
I dont' have one yet, but there's lots out there. The PLX kiwi one gets good reviews, but it's like $149.00 so I don't have my heart set on it yet. Still have to do some more reading before I decide which one to get.
ideas ideas ideas ideas !
I like this more and more !
Might be able to just add this to a stock radio and have it built in and no need for aftermarket head unit again ... hmmm
How does it come apart , i am curious since it seems that you have to pull the whole thing out to remove the touch ?
Oh, I think you could absolutely do it with the stock radio. Specifically, couldn't you use the GROM unit with the stock radio? Then just broadcast the music wirelessly via Bluetooth to the Grom/stock HU? iPod touches are bluetooth capable so I don't see why not. Then you'd just need a power source for the touch but something like THIS
should work for that. I mean, that one in the link is also RCA line out which of course would work for anything with a RCA input, but the key part of that harness is the +12v and ground wires to power the iPod when the car is on. Lots of ways to skin that cat depending on what head unit you have with what capabilities.
Don't have to pull the dash or anything crazy to remove the touch the way it sits in the cradle, but do have to pull the cradle/touch assembly to remove the touch. I don't have a picture handy, but the holder/cradle has access on the sides. The touch slides in from the right side and has a slot on the left side to plug the dock connector cable in. So just pop the cradle with the touch in it into and out of the vent spot same way you'd do it with the regular vent. Since I have all music and stuff that I'd be loading onto the iPod on my laptop I will just use the laptop to load/update the music on the touch. Since the way I set it all up it just uses the standard iPod cable to connect with the car all I have to do is plug the cable into my laptop instead and it connects up like normal to the iPod. Easy peasy
If I were doing it totally hidden with a USB hub in the back of the head unit I'd just put a USB disconnect/coupler somewhere inline that was reasonably easy to access to connect the laptop up to when it was time to change music on it.
To make the whole "assembly" fit in there right I will have to modify the dash pad a touch and the vent control as I alluded to earlier. I'll have to just remove the wheel piece that opens and closes the vent and cut off the 2 small brackets that hold that. On the left side of the hole I'll just have to cut a small slot/hole for the dock connector connector piece off the iPod to poke through the dash pad there to route the cable back there too. Bonus of that is with the new piece installed there (or with the stock vent plugged back in if I so desire) that hole will be invisible.
Edited by iPd Cameron, 11 June 2012 - 07:12 PM.