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    Samsung Galaxy tab 7 in 06 Audi A4

    Just finished my install of galaxy tab into my car. My primary goals were to allow removal of the tablet, easily switch back to OE, and try to limit how hackish it looks.

    I want to thank those, in this forum, who posted before me in helping me figure out how to wire everything up.

    Some notes:
    One of the reasons I went with the tab is it has a very nice car dock. This made mounting it much easier for me.
    I have the Bose stereo system, so I already have a factory amp in the trunk
    I used a JL-Audio CL-RLC to manually control volume and increase my overall volume
    Due to Audi's configuration of electrical system, I had to wire in a manual power switch so I didnt kill the battery overnight

    Still to do:
    Try different android car software
    Purchase and install ODB device and software

    Overview not bad for version 1.0. Let me know any questions or comments
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    Quote Originally Posted by crs9 View Post
    Just finished my install of galaxy tab into my car. My primary goals were to allow removal of the tablet, easily switch back to OE, and try to limit how hackish it looks.

    I want to thank those, in this forum, who posted before me in helping me figure out how to wire everything up.

    Some notes:
    One of the reasons I went with the tab is it has a very nice car dock. This made mounting it much easier for me.
    I have the Bose stereo system, so I already have a factory amp in the trunk
    I used a JL-Audio CL-RLC to manually control volume and increase my overall volume
    Due to Audi's configuration of electrical system, I had to wire in a manual power switch so I didnt kill the battery overnight

    Still to do:
    Try different android car software
    Purchase and install ODB device and software

    Overview not bad for version 1.0. Let me know any questions or comments

    Awesome! This just so happens to be the same implementation that I am working on. Do you have pics of your progress? I am curious how you mounted the Samsung dock. That is the same one I am going to use.
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    I don't have any on-hand, I'll take some in the next few days. It's just a bunch of parts from Lowes bolted together, nothing fancy.

    One outstanding issue is I'm still getting a hum when the headlamps are on. I've put days into trying to solve this, different grounds, ground loop isolators, noise filters, etc. It's not very loud, just annoying with the car parked, lights on, and system on. I'm to the point of just sucking it up and accepting it.

    Let me know any other questions.

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    For android car frontend check out my thread, im currently developing one and will be needing testers soon for the beta.

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    Looks nice

    Regarding the OBD We are looking for at tester, interested ?

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    Looks good. Any OBD2 programs used yet. If so any lag

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    Mounting

    Attached is my mounting setup. I am reusing the big tightening knob on the back side. I didnt cut or modify the stock mount.

    Important to note the lower metal tabs. These are actually pulling the whole face forward and putting a small amount of torque on the upper screws. This greatly reduces the vibration vs just using the two top mount screws. You could make larger flaps and put a screw through them to reduce the vibration further, but at this point it's hardly noticeable.

    I added an anti-glare screen and I'm pretty happy with the results.

    Did some testing using my phone to tether, navigation only used about 2MB of data total after one hour of driving around.
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    Nice.I am looking to reuse the knob on my mount as well. How far out does your tablet stick out from the dash with the mount? Do you have a pic of the clearance?
    "Live Free!!!...It's all about Open Source"
    Current Proj:Android Mount in 2013 Altima
    Old Proj II
    Old Proj I
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    Good work.
    I've made handmade car mount for my Galaxy Tab too.
    Here you can see my install in Golf4.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSLl1y8qXF8

    It's very simple and easy to use

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