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Thread: Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep CAR2PC interface beta testing

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    Exclamation Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep CAR2PC interface beta testing

    Guys,
    I've almost finished developing interface for the new Chrysler OEM radios ( Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep ). The boards will be hear in about 1 month ( mid June ) and I'd like to ask you to participate in beta testing for these units.

    What is it ?
    CAR2PC interface allows PC to "communicate" with the stock headunit.
    It will play sound through the stock speakers, you will get control over your digital data and can display track information on your stock display.
    You will be able to assign any program/action on your PC when HU buttons are pressed.

    Why ?
    CAR2PC allows you to use your CarPC in a blind fashion without even using the touchscreen saving you time and money for installation. You still can have touchscreen but just use it for visual things like GPS or search only.
    You can place PC anywhere you want and "talk" to it from the very ergonomic and slick headunit keybord.

    Can I see the demo ?
    See the demo for VW Car2PC adapter: movie on my test bench (3Mb).

    Which frontend can use it ?
    Car2PC adapter has support for WinAmp, Windows Media Player, MWI and RR
    Here you can download these plugins/links:

    For all interested the CAR2PC interface library for Windows/Linux available in sf.net CVS. Just askk me if you're interested.

    Which HU it supports ?
    Chrysler 300M 2002-2004
    Chrysler 2002-2005 Concord
    Chrysler 2002-2004 LHS
    Chrysler 2003-2005 Pacifica
    Chrysler 2002-2005 PT Cruiser (NOT compatible w/6-disc in-dash changers)
    Chrysler 2002-2005 Sebring
    Chrysler 2002-2005 Town & Country
    Chrysler 2002-2004 Voyager

    Dodge Caravan 2002-2005
    Dodge Dakota 2002-2004
    Dodge Durango 2002-2003 (NOT compatible w/6-disc in-dash changers)
    Dodge Intrepid 2002-2005
    Dodge Neon 2002-2005
    Dodge Ram 1500 2002-2005
    Dodge Stratus 2002-2005

    Jeep Grand Cherokee 2002-2004
    Jeep Liberty 2002-2005
    Jeep Wrangler 2002-2005

    How to install ?
    3 steps only:
    1. Place laptop, car PC or even Mac anywhere in a car. Secure and power it.
    2. Attach the adapter to your stock headunit (or CD changer cable in the trunk) and PC. Most original harness are included !
    3. Run the PC and get the sound from it on your speakers instantly after you switch you HU in CD changer mode !

    Can it serve as a AUX adapter ?
    Yes it can. You can connect your favourite MP3 player directly to your car's HU !

    What it look like ?
    I decided to make board looking good along with the enсlosure. Pics here:


    How to get it ?
    It is available only for beta testing purpose. Link to follow. Please post your car make and on this thread so I can get back to you when interface is ready (please sign up on a forum first).
    The beta units will be $35 for US testers only.

    Current status ?
    Beta testing is just started.
    Get your hands on one here: http://car2pc.com/chr_beta.html

    Let me know if you have any questions or concerns,
    Dmitry/

    [edit]Units will be $39 for US testers (includes $20 refund)[/edit]
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    That sounds very interesting...

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    GM and Ford are pins in the butt. They have so many different connectors and other stuff so I am afraid to even go there
    Honestly GM is interesting and I'll take a look at it. Later...
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    Doesn't support the Chrysler 300C? Damn, I was telling me wife about it before I read the compatible cars list.
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    I do not know if it will work in 300C. But connector looks the same.
    I will run beta testing in 2-3 weeks. Be around please.
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    Where do I sign?

    Will be installing in a 05 Grand Caravan SXT. I believe the head unit is a RB1. It has the square 10 pin socket on the back for adding a cd changer etc. Also has steering wheel controls.

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    I will post the sign up link next week once I got PCBs ready. Stay tuned
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    The 300C, Charger and Magnum are all CAN bus instead of Chrysler's PCI bus, so a different interface is needed.

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    I think you're right. But at least the share the same connectors. One less problem to care about
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